Anyone Have a Break-Down of the "Sassangle" from UFC 120?

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  1. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    I wanted to wait a couple days to avoid spoilers, so could anyone explain to me the setup Sass used at UFC 120? It looked like he reached across his body and kinda forced the triangle with a 2 on 1 grip but I couldnt really tell and have only seen it like twice.
    A gif would be fantastic too as I can't find one to study.
    Thanks.
     
  2. dat1978

    dat1978 Brown Belt

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    it looked just like ryan hall's triangle to me.
     
  3. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    Ya I own the Ryan Hall series and the triangle looked new to me. Thats why it piqued my curiosity.
     
  4. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    He used the Gable grip as leverage to dig his elbow under the arm and connect it to his knee. Knee slides thru, shin on bicep to control that arm. Didn't see if he grabbed the wrist or elbow of the trapped arm to push it and make space for his foot. Once the foot is free, it's lock it up, build the angle and presto.
     
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    sha Geekjitsu Black Belt

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    And the good thing about the gable grip is that it keeps the opponent's posture broken down, too.
     
  6. dat1978

    dat1978 Brown Belt

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    i have yet to see a replay of the event so i didn't catch all that during the broadcast. thanks.
     
  7. Dewey Buntler

    Dewey Buntler Purple Belt

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    here is the gif showing the setup

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  8. Connoisseur

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    Beautiful. As Rogan said, it's even more impressive that he got the triangle because it was so obvious that he was going for it.

    Great use of the gable grip setup too. Beautiful finish. Love seeing guys in MMA who know what they're doing off their back.
     
  9. DonkeyKong

    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    That is beautiful jiu jitsu.
     
  10. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    Nice setup, cheers for the gif, gif provider! And TS, your sig just made me howl :icon_chee
     

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