UFC lightweight Jake Matthews demonstrates how to take down stronger opponents from the clinch.Aussie UFC Lightweight Jake Matthews and 4th degree BJJ black belt Carlos ‘Portuguese’ Vieira return for this week’s Technique of the Week.
Jake is a 21-year-old BJJ brown belt and currently fights in the UFC’s lightweight division (record 8-1). He will also be fighting on the momentous UFC 193 card in Melbourne, Australia and taking on Akbarh Arreola in the main event of the prelims.
This week, Jake demonstrates a way of taking down bigger and stronger opponents from the standing clinch. The first part of the technique is to take your opponent’s back. Jake shows how to achieve this without using much strength. Once you have your opponent’s back, Jake demonstrates two takedown variations that focus on landing in dominant positions and avoiding getting stuck on the bottom. These takedowns are great for Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Sambo.