Last week, Ed Perdomo and Ben Ordonez worked from the mount with a basic escape to side mount followed by a sweep. In continuing the line from that sweep, MMA Gospel’s Technique of the Week will now move on to a trio of submissions that flow directly from that sweep, starting with this week’s Inverted Armbar. This Armbar is a quick transition that can end a fight very quickly, especially if the opponent is caught off guard by the sweep.
It was one of the biggest moves in mixed martial arts history when the UFC and FOX Broadcasting Company announced in August that they were joining forces. The end result is a stacked card in the inaugural UFC on FOX 1 card easily accessible to a nationwide audience. The Pay-Per-View worthy main event comes at a steal when current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (9-0) puts his title and undefeated streak on the line against fellow hard-hitter “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (13-1-1). Lightweight contenders “The Carpenter” Clay Guida (29-11) and “Smooth” Ben Henderson (13-2) battle it out with potential title aspects on the line. Owner of two consecutive fight bonuses “The Scarecrow” Pablo Garza (11-1) engages with another promising featherweight “Diamond” Dustin Poirer (10-1). Prior to all this action, former WEC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (15-4) makes his UFC debut with “The Bully” Ricardo Lamas (10-2) waiting to greet him. Lamas and Swanson both have the ground credentials and strikes to get the job done. The edge might not stand out so clear but when either man sees a chance to capitalize, a referee’s intervention is bound to follow.