MMA Techniques – The Arm bar, closed guard

The Arm Bar- closed gaurd

Get your opponent in a closed guard position. In this picture, the person in the white gi has the person in the red gi in his closed guard.

Secure your opponent’s right sleeve with your left hand. Cross grab his right elbow with your right hand. As you secure the arm, lift your hips off the floor to create more pulling force.

Pull his arm over and crunch his legs and chest in.

Open both legs at the same time and throw them up in a reverse crunch manner.

Immediately close your legs and lock your opponent’s shoulder up to keep him from escaping.

Squeeze both your knees to the left and block your opponent’s face with his hand so he can’t defend.

Place your left leg over your opponent’s face and extend your hips up while controlling the arm for the arm bar

And there you have it, the perfect but basic arm bar from closed guard, check back from more techniques!

Bobby Lashley's MMA debut -vs- Joshua Franklin

Former WWE Superstar and 3 time National Champion amatuer wrestler Bobby Lashley was dominant in his very brief MMA debut against Joshua Franklin.  You can watch the entire fight in the video above, but don’t blink because you might miss it.

UFC 95 Lineup

Feb 21st, for FREE on Spike TV the UFC is presenting UFC 95. Headlining this event will be Diego Sanchez -vs- Joe Stevenson. Check out the trailer above.

The rest of the card is packed full of top tier  UFC talent


  • Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Stevenson (Main Event)
  • Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham
  • Wilson Gouveia vs. Nate Marquardt
  • Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago

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  • Junior dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve
  • Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
  • Shannon Gugerty vs. Tom Lawson
  • Paul Kelly vs. Troy Mandaloniz
  • Neil Grove vs. Justin McCully

Check out this video for an in depth look at the upcoming fight card.

UFC Fight Night Payouts

Joe Lauzon – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jeremy Stephens – $10,000
Lauzon defeated Stephens via submission (arm bar) in round two

Cain Velasquez – $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Denis Stojnic – $5,000
Velasquez defeated Stojnic via technical knockout (strikes) in round two

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Josh Neer – $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Mac Danzig – $15,000
Neer defeated Danzig via submission (triangle choke) in round two

Anthony Johnson – $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Luigi Fioravanti – $13,000
Johnson defeated Fioravanti via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Kurt Pellegrino – $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Rob Emerson – $10,000
Pellegrino defeated Emerson via submission (rear naked choke) in round two

Dan Miller – $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Jake Rosholt – $13,000
Miller defeated Rosholt via submission (guillotine choke) in round one

Matt Veach $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Matt Grice – $7,000
Veach defeated Grice via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Gleison Tibau – $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Rich Clementi – $23,000
Tibau defeated Clementi via submission (guillotine choke) in round one

Nick Catone – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Derek Downey – $3,000
Catone defeated Downey via submission (key lock) in round two

Matt Riddle – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Steve Bruno – $7,000
Riddle defeated Steve Bruno via unanimous decision

Not bad for one night really is it?

GSP Using Excessive Vaseline and A UFC Rule Change!

Early Sunday morning reports from Las Vegas have the BJ Penn camp set to formally file a complaint against Georges St. Pierre to the Nevada State Athletic Commission for excessive use of Vaseline.

Maybe Just a Coincidence but he’s not the only one to say it,
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UFC Veteran Matt Hughes posted this on his blog,

‘Now, on to what everybody is talking about, the greasing. I’m not the only one who has said that GSP felt greasy during a fight. I know Matt Serra has mentioned it and, even in their first fight, I think BJ said something. I’m not saying GSP did something wrong and I’m not saying that it would have changed any outcomes of any fights; but what I am saying is, for my last two fights against Georges, he felt greasy’

Now the UFC have decided to make the rule change that the only person who can heal a cut pr scrape is the official UFC cut man, and when he has to step in the cage during rounds one of the fighter’s corner men will have to step out!

Are these complaining fights just mad that GSP is at the moment un-stoppable or are they genuinely telling the truth, maybe we’ll fight out in the alves fight at UFC100?

Ultimate Fight Night 17 Results

Anthony Johnson vs. Luigi FioravantiAnthony Johnson wins by TKO (strikes), Round 1.
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has shown that he is on the fast track to becoming a force at 170 pounds in the UFC. With his wrestling background and superior striking skills there are going to be very few who will want to deal with this kid in the near future.

Mac Danzig vs. Josh NeerJosh Neer wins by submission (triangle choke), Round 2.
Good fight with a lot of back and forth. Neer has shown the he is someone who will have to be taken seriously
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Cain Velasquez vs. Denis Stojnic – Cain Velasquez wins by TKO (strikes), Round 2.
Velasquez is the “Next Big Thing”, Pure and simple. He dominated this match from wire to wire.

Matt Veach vs. Matt Grice – Undercard action! Round 1  – Matt Veach wins by TKO, Round 1.
Devastating shot by Veach followed by an overly quick stoppage. This was a poor job by the ref, We all understand that they need to protect the fighters but Grice was not in bad enough shape to warrant a stoppage.

Jeremy Stephens vs. Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon wins by submission (armbar), Round 2.
Entertaining fight with a lot of back and forth action. It was a solid win for Lauzon, once he had the armbar locked in, there was nothing that Stephens could do but tap out.

Former UFC: TUF War Machine running his mouth Again

That’s right MMA fans War Machine AKA  Jon Koppenhaver (yes he legally changed his name to war machine, Strange I know) has been caught running his mouth and talking out of turn again on MySpace and his blog page, the ex UFC fighter first ruined his MMA career when  he posted on his MySpace page that UFC veteran Evan tanner committed suicide because he had no money, And now he’s at it again but at the new president and I quote ‘ fuck any president that was RICH before he came into office. How is some rich faggot gonna represent –the people- when he can’t understand what it’s like to struggle’
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Shortly after we found this comment on his MySpace page.

“Seems War Machine is being censored again. I can’t speak my mind at all without all the faggot higher-ups in the industry getting their panties in a wad. Just how my Evan Tanner bulletin got me kicked out of the UFC it seems that I have been kicked off the Bellator show before it has even begun. Seems they don’t like it when their fighters speak their mind on the politics of the USA and its [expletive]-ass presidents…. I’m not changing for anyone or any dollar amount. I could have earned over a quarter million in that tournament but I don’t give a [expletive].”

After war machine never even won the ultimate fighter and still got a contract for the UFC and then lost it for the Evan tanner comments, you think he would of learnt to keep his mouth shut and keep his views to himself and just get on with it, obviously he wants to be more of a politician than a fighter.

Get ready for GSP -vs- Anderson Silva in December 2009

The French – Canadian star, fresh off the back of his successful welterweight title defence against lightweight champ BJ Penn at UFC 94, will step up to the 185lbs division to take on Best Pound 4 Pound fighter in the world Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva — if he sees off the challenge of Thiago Alves.

UFC sources claim GSP is likely to defend his title against 25-year-old Alves in June, but after getting knocked out by lyota Machida does he really deserve it?
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While Silva puts his middleweight crown on the line against fellow Brazilian Thales Leites at UFC 97 in Canada.

And if The Spider, 33, and St Pierre, 27, are both victorious they will be offered a mega fight against each other at the end of this year. Which will be sure to max out the rating’s of any other UFC PPV event.

For the time being, St Pierre has his sights solely set on successfully defending his welterweight strap against rising star Alves.

The Pit-bull Alves has already beaten world class top-ranked fighters including UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck and Karo Parisyan, so St Pierre will not take him lightly.

Hopefully this fight goes ahead, because it will be without a doubt the best fight in the history of the UFC and Im just praying for it to happen! – Relaunched is on the verge of being relaunched and revitalized We’re coming back bigger and better!

Stay tuned to see all of the cool stuff that we are going to have for you here very, very soon.