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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by PAVMENT=MATT, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. PAVMENT=MATT

    PAVMENT=MATT White Belt

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    I tried using that take down defense style Mirko uses because he wasn't ever a wrestler but manages to defend colemans shoot, DAMN!
    That
     
  2. John O'Brien

    John O'Brien They call me Barnacle Bill.

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    A prime Coleman would of having him on the mat in 5 seconds. Coleman couldn't concentrate on his takedowns because he was too worried about being hit.

    Trust me - Mirko would work alot on his takedown defense because it's one of the most important aspects of his game. I'm sure he has trained with some good wrestlers.
     
  3. Coach Couzo

    Coach Couzo Orange Belt

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    Good use of Cro Cop's takedown defense.

    However, I would caution you not to rely on CC's tactic. CC's defense, although good, did not do well against Fedor's superior Greco/Sambo/MMA takedown barrage. It would serve you well to also learn a good wrestler
     
  4. TJS

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    If i remember correctly he avoided almost off of fedors takedown attempts until later on in the fight when he gassed and was basically pulling gaurd...thats a diffrent story.
     
  5. VanDamme

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    Fedor, unlike most everyone else that has fought Cro Cop, did not push the ground game during the fight. He was content to fight where ever the match took him, be it on the feet or on the ground. I figured he'd be more aggressive with making the ground game, but he was comfortable whereever you put him.
     
  6. Matt Thornton

    Matt Thornton Amateur Fighter

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    I don't know a lot about the match but I can totally understand this. I wrestle in high school for the sole purpose of using and defending takedowns. I get reaaalllly good at them, but when I switch back over to MMA, it's difficult carrying wrestling into it. A grappler can get the takedown but against a striker who knows how to sprawl and defend, it's difficult.
     

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