Frank Mir displayed incredible ground skills by transitioning beautifully to finish Big Nog with a Kimura that ended up snapping his arm. He used a setup similar to the one we’ve been working on in class at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys. Mir locked up the figure four grip and tried to finish Nogueira but when Big Mog tried to come up on top, Mir continued the momentum and landed in dominant top position. He finished the submission by stepping over the head and finishing the Kimura “Fedor Style.”
The main event of UFC 140 was the fight between Light heavyweight champ, Jon Jones and contender Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. After a big first round for Lyoto, the second round started and JBJ knew he needed to change the tide of things. After a good exchange, they ended up against the cage wall and Jones used his extremely long arms to lock up a guillotine grip on Lyotos neck. After cranking it to the regular point most people can synch up a guillotine, Jones switched his grip so he could press up with his bottom hand. By using this method to tighten the grip, he put The Dragon to sleep due to lack of blood flow to the brain.
All in all, some tremendous fights and really inspires you to get back in the gym and train hard. See you guys this week at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys!