Ultimate Fight Night 25 provided us with a good deal of highlights this past weekend, but while you were watching Jake Shields trying to single leg Kevin Mulhall or Alan Belcher beat the tar out of Jason Macdonald, you may have overlooked the textbook kimura sweep that Lance Benoist pulled on Matt Riddle in the first round of their Fight of the Night earning scrap. Personally, it was my favorite highlight of the fight, and I loves me some broken noses.
Though not the most technical video we have offered, the kimura sweep is a fundamental tool for any fighter who finds themselves on the losing side of a takedown and either looking to gain a dominant position or simply stand back up. Submissions 101 has long been one of my favorite consultants for BJJ techniques, and their Youtube channel alone offers guides for even the greenest of Jiu Jitsu practitioners. In the above video, 10th Planet and Gracie Jiu Jitsu purple belt Ari Bolden demonstrates the kimura sweep from the full guard, as was the case in the Riddle/Benoist fight.
Speaking of Kevin Mulhall, did you know he runs his own gym in New Jersey that’s open to the public and children as young as five? All I’m saying is, Jake Shields is lucky he came to his senses before Mulhall decided to armbar the dickens out of him. As a bonus, I’ve provided you with the promotional video for his gym, Jersey Fight Club, because you deserve it Potato Nation. Enjoy.