Cut Throat MMA was featured as the very first installment of MMA Gospel’s Amateur Spotlight Series in July. The long running Chicago amateur MMA promotion received high scores from MMA Gospel and was lauded as an organization that many professional shows could learn from. On November 6, 2010, Cut Throat MMA made the transition from local amateur promotion to regional pro/am competitor. MMA Gospel was on hand at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana to witness the promotion grow in the sport just as many of its fighters have in the past. As with all major transitions, there were some growing pains for Cut Throat that put the solid two-show-a-month promotion to the test and it will be for the fans to judge whether or not they passed. The card featured the same even matchmaking and focus on the fighters that Cut Throat has brought amateurs in the past and if they continue along those lines, Cut Throat should be a solid alternative to the XFO for regional professional fighters within the next few years.
Last week, MMA Gospel and Ed Perdomo went over the basics of standing guillotine defense and how to use it to set up a hard slam to side mount. It is never a good idea to assume that one move will finish the fight, so as usual MMA Gospel has broken down several ways to finish the opponent following the previous week’s technique, This week, Ed Perdomo will take us through a devastating Over Hook Armbar from the side mount that feeds directly from the landing position of the slam. The use of an over hook style Armbar ensures immediate victory by submission or TKO as it is a finishing hold as opposed to a submission lock.