Jiu-Jitsu black belt on UFC 148 card recommends attention to hips and warmup

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Gleison Tibau against Josh Neer at UFC 104 / Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa/UFC

On the coming 7th of July in Las Vegas, UFC 148 will treat fans to the most heavily anticipated rematch of recent times, between middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva and the firebrand Chael Sonnen.

At the same event there will also be some other matchups that look sure to please Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, though, with Demian Maia, Fabricio Morango and Mike Easton all in the mix.

And another intriguing bout has Gleison Tibau taking on the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov on the under card. In an interview with GRACIEMAG.com, the Brazilian said he’s dying to put the first blemish on his Russian opponent’s perfect record.

“It’s a good fight for me, to tell you the truth. He’s undefeated in 17 fights, so that will always make you want to put an end to his roll; makes me want to get my name on there as his first loss,” said Tibau, who wrapped up the interview with a few lessons for our readers/practitioners to finish from guard.

“The trick to doing the armbar right is to pay attention to the hips. Bring up the hips, adjust them properly and pull, and not go trying to force it out without having the arm locked in tight,” teaches the burly black belt.

UFC 148
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
July 7, 2012

Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen
Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin
Cung Le vs Patrick Côté
Demian Maia vs Dong Hyun Kim
Ivan Menjivar vs Mike Easton
Chad Mendes vs Cody McKenzie
Gleison Tibau vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
Melvin Guillard vs Fabrício “Morango” Camões
Riki Fukuda vs Costa Philippou
John Alessio vs Shane Roller
Yoislandy Izquierdo vs Rafaello Oliveira

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