Today, during the era of modern MMA and trainings with the aid of Youtube, locks from the waist down have diversified. Regarded as rude in the golden days of Jiu-Jitsu, now they are largely accepted and seen as a valuable skill in any champion’s game.
One evidence of this? Karl Amoussou, who won the Bellator’s welterweight GP submiting Bryan Baker with a heel hook Rousimar Toquinho style.
The new french star only needed 56 seconds to pounce on Baker’s leg and apply the lethal move. With the triumph, besides getting 100 thousand dollars, Amoussou will face Ben Askren for the title of the event. See black belt Amoussou in action: