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flipping to remove an opponent from your back

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  1. marwash Booty Warrior

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    I think I've seen a standing fighter do a somersault while having his back mounted, but i can't remember the fight.

    Anyone else remember seeing this in a fight? If so, do you remember who the fighters were?

    also, do you think this is a good technique to get someone off of your back, the goal being dropping your weight on the opponent to loosen his grip.
     
  2. RiotWyatt Black Belt

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    Tyson Griffin vs Clay Guida
    Alan Blecher vs Yushin Okami

    Not sure about the first one.
     
  3. Agnawedbone Red Belt

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    Pretty sure i've seen that. don't remember who. seems like a bad idea.
     
  4. g*r*b Super-Stretch Elastic Waistband

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  5. marwash Booty Warrior

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    lol. not what i had in mind. but thanks for the chuckle.
     
  6. Darric Green Belt

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    It can be a bad idea, and it is certainly a gamble. Depends on the impact made on the slam, and who is on your back. If you have Maia on your back, he is going no where. When you land and are stunned, a choke is probably getting sunk in.
     
  7. marwash Booty Warrior

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    i'll check those out.
     
  8. RiotWyatt Black Belt

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    Found Belcher vs Okami

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  9. DIABOLUS Banned Banned

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    I don't remember if it was in Bellator or another promo (def. not UFC) but some Asian guy had his back taken and drove his opponents head forward into the canvas at least 2-3 times. Looked effective and painful as shit.
     
  10. marwash Booty Warrior

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    yes. thank you!
     
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    i saw that

    the flipping only works if you manage to spike your opponents head/face into the mat

    if they manage to tuck and roll, then you put yourself in a worse position
     
  12. STARSCREAM Brown Belt

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    Who did it to Patrick Cote? Spiked him hard on the top of his head. I think it was Alan Belcher but ive had a few drinks can't remember clearly

    Edit: nah that was a piledriver I'm thinking of. I'll shut up now
     
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    Diaz v Parisyan, amazing fight.
     
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    It didn't work out too well for Holly Holm against Tate.
     
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    i might be a big baby but belchy vs okamiskis was kinda scary
     
  16. marwash Booty Warrior

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    Okami almost got decapitated.
     
  17. itheuser Brown Belt

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    It's usually futile. All you need to do to avoid hitting your head is tuck your head into your opponent as you flip.

    So, while it's always possible that you can be surprised, and have your head spiked, it's usually not the case. Fighters tend to expect a somersault when in standing back mount.

    Also, isn't spiking the head illegal? I think most fighters do it to try and create some confusion during the flip, and hopefully escape. It's worth a try, but I think working on tripodding, and gradually shaking him over you head is a better option.
     

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