VIDEO | Firas Zahabi demonstrates brilliant single leg takedown defense

September 13, 2016 2:23 pm by Evan Bell

It’s no secret that wrestling is one of the most useful tools in MMA. Wrestlers possess the unique ability of dictating where the fight takes place. A wrestling background also poses a significant threat due to the fact that an opponent could be hesitant to throw strikes for fear of being taken down.

Tristar gym head coach Firas Zahabi has released a video showing a rather unique defense to a single leg takedown. The technique not only helps the fighter defend against the takedown, but also puts the fighter in a position to end up in top position with a sweep, or finish the fight with a submission.

The 5 minute breakdown from Zahabi, who frequently releasees pre-fight breakdowns ahead of PPV events, includes step by step instructions on how to defend against a traditional single leg takedown, and either secure the submission, or sweep the opponent.

Check it out in the video above, and let us know what you think of the move in the comments section. Has it worked for you in the past? Do you think it would work in MMA? Give us your thoughts in the comments below PENN Nation!


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