How does one defend the Jiu-Jitsu moves from UFC 142?

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Vitor Belfort working the Jiu-Jitsu before submitting Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at UFC 142, in Rio / Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa

Vitor Belfort working the Jiu-Jitsu before submitting Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at UFC 142, in Rio / Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa

If you, dear reader, are an MMA fan and have been hungry for some Jiu-Jitsu, UFC 142 was a banquet. Among the tasty morsels, GRACIEMAG.com highlights Gabriel Napão’s choke, Yuri Marajó’s armbar, Edson Barboza‘s sweep, the crippling (as always) heel hook of  Rousimar Toquinho , and the goose-choke pulled off byVitor Belfort.

To analyze some of the most striking subs from the event, we called on a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and future MMA star—one who was even called up for UFC 142.

JIU-JITSU, PREEMPTION AND GOOSE-CHOKE COUNTER-ATTACK

Light heavyweight Caio “Monstro” Magalhães ended up not making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, as his opponent, the hard-hitting Fabio Maldonado, was injured in the days preceding UFC 142.

To make use of the adrenaline, though, he presented two defenses for the excruciating move Toquinho used on Mike Massenzio.

The Nova União representative from the Brazilian state of Ceará also demonstrated how he’d surprise an opponent attacking his back—something Anthony Johnson didn’t even hint at doing against Belfort, to the joy of the HSBC Arena.

Check it out and comment below: what would you do to escape these submission holds?

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