4-time Olympian and current Aussie UFC middleweight Dan Kelly shows you how to utilize dirty boxing in the MMA clinch to hit a sweet Judo Throw!With UFC 190 now a distant memory and Ronda Rousey’s 34 second destruction of Bethe Correia feeling like an eternity ago, we continue the trend of “Judo in MMA” for our Technique of the Week and show you how to better utilize your Judo skills in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Who better to demonstrate than the man who competed in four Olympic games (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012) and currently competes in the UFC’s middleweight division, Australia’s own Dan Kelly.
One of the most common positions that MMA fighters find themselves in during a fight is the clinch. Whereas strikers often prefer to create distance and break the clinch in order to setup powerful strikes, it just so happens to be the bread and butter of the Judoka, and a place where they feel most at home. This week Dan shows you how to setup a “Koshi Guruma” (aka hard Judo throw that will hurt your opponent and their feelings) by utilizing dirty boxing and knee strikes once in the clinch.