Yesterday’s UFC on FX show in Nashville, Tennessee, was a Jiu-Jitsu-practitioners’ feast. The end grappling tally was four rear-naked chokes, a guillotine and loads of epic action on the ground, provided by the up-and-comers looking for their spot in the UFC limelight. (Learn the rear-naked choke below.)
HAND ON SHOULDER AND JIU-JITSU LESSON
The finest gentle art lesson of all came in the main event, with Jim Miller finding himself on the wrong side of the striking exchanges against Melvin Guillard, who strung together solid combinations and threatened with his terrifying flying knee. Until Miller shot to Guillard’s back, mounted just right positioned sideways, and fit one arm under the arm and the other over the shoulder.
“If he’d have gone straight for the rear-naked choke he’d have lost the position, because Guillard would have shaken him off or tossed him forward,” remarked Andrezinho Nogueira, a MG Ceará black belt and MMA fighter who was watching the event on Brazil’s Combate channel.
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UFC ON FX 1
Nashville, United States
January 20, 2012
Jim Miller submitted Melvin Guillard via rear-naked choke in R1;
Josh Neer submitted Duane Ludwig via guillotine in R1;
Mike Easton defeated Jared Papazian via split decision;
Pat Barry defeated Christian Morecraft via KO in R1.
Jorge Rivera defeated Eric Schafer via TKO in R2;
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Kamal Shalorus via rear-naked choke in R3;
Charlie Brenneman defeated Daniel Roberts via unanimous decision;
Fabrício Morango submitted Tom Hayden via rear-naked choke in R1;
Daniel Pineda submitted Pat Schilling via rear-naked choke in R1;
Nick Denis defeated Joseph Sandoval via KO in R1.