UFC first-timer teaches efficient Jiu-Jitsu armbar

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Marcelo Guimarães throws a push kick at Daniel Stittgen at UFC on Fuel 5. UFC publicity photo.

The former champion of Brazil’s Jungle Fight promotion, Jiu-Jitsu black belt Marcelo Guimarães made his debut in MMA’s most renowned cage this Wednesday. The undefeated native of Espirito Santo state notched his eighth career win upon outpointing Daniel Stittgen via split decision at UFC on Fuel 4.

While he didn’t get the tapout this time around in the cage, here on GRACIEMAG.com he demonstrates how to sink an armbar from the guard. Pay attention to how Marcelo places his foot on the hip both to lock down the opponent’s arm and to help in turning his hip.

In the main event of the evening, purple belt Chris Weidman of Matt Serra team went to town with takedowns and ran roughshod over his opponent on the ground before landing a second-round and finishing up the beat-down on Mark Muñoz with a barrage of strikes on the ground. Now, Weidman figures at the top of the list of challengers to middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva’s throne, alongside Hector Lombard.

UFC on Fuel TV 4
San Jose, California
July 11, 2012

Chris Weidman defeated Mark Muñoz via KO in R2;
James Te Huna defeated Joey Beltran via unanimous judges’ decision;
Aaron Simpson defeated Kenny Robertson via unanimous judges’ decision;
Francis Carmont subbed Karlos Vemola via rear-naked choke in R2;
T.J. Dillashaw subbed Vaughan Lee via rear-naked choke in R1;
Rafael dos Anjos defeated Anthony Njokuani via unanimous judges’ decision;
Alex Caceres subbed Damacio Page via triangle in R2;
Chris Cariaso defeated Josh Ferguson via unanimous judges’ decision;
Andrew Craig defeated Rafael Sapo via knockout in R2;
Marcelo Guimarães defeated Dan Stittgen via split judges’ decision;
Raphael Assunção defeated Issei Tamura via TKO in R2.

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