Kenny Florian's Side Control Defense

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  1. tapskillz

    tapskillz White Belt

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    Did you guys see Kenny Florian's side control defense against Joe Lauzon? Joe was on Kenny's right side with a kesa gatame type side control. Then Kenny used his left arm to block Joe's left arm. Then Kenny escaped. Very interesting escape technique. Anyone know the details of that technique?
     
  2. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    I'll have to rewatch it but it looked like great hand placement, pressure and hip movement. Kenny is a monster and will hold the ufc lw belt
     
  3. kid dynamite

    kid dynamite STOP! Bottom Brick!

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    kenflo is impriving soo much, and i don't think there was anything special about his side control defense, like what hayliks said, great hand placement and hip movement
     
  4. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Kenny has great tight BJJ.
     
  5. Tim Goodwin

    Tim Goodwin Amateur Fighter

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    If BJ goes back to welterweight and Sherk retires. He's a great fighter, but I'd say he's 3rd best in the UFC at LW.
     
  6. RadBoy

    RadBoy He conquers who endures

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    I would love to see a rematch between Sherk and Kenflo. I think Kenny will take him a second time around.
     
  7. tucker713

    tucker713 Blue Belt

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    Joe Moreira teaches that escape all the time....
     
  8. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    he's gotten better, but i think people are forgetting the level of beatdown sherk let out on ken-flo.

    i think i forgot too. i need to rewatch it. i almost just posted a discription of the beatdown sherk gave to franca, lol.
     
  9. DaRuckus337

    DaRuckus337 Black Belt

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    ^ Sherk dominated both of those guys on the ground. It was shocking how effortlessly he controlled their hips and passed their guards. I don't understand how he does it, but if (big if) he does it to a 3rd blackbelt against BJ Penn this May (I'll be there in person!), I will herald him as having the best mma top game of all time.

    I was more impressed with Florian's mount. That was one of the most dominant mounts I've seen in mma - there was no space for escape, and it was so high that there was almost no way to slip the punches at all from bottom. I think in the future fighters would be wise to give up their backs asap when Florian starts moving to mount, because bottom of mount is not a position to be in against him.
     
  10. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    How is he as a Gi BJJ player? I have heard Rogan make mention of it from time to time. His BJJ is really tight but is he legit world class? National level?
     
  11. bugsmeanie44

    bugsmeanie44 Orange Belt

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    Kenny's got great BJJ, but I don't believe he's won the Pan Ams or the Mundials at any level. So he's definitely not in the top tier of gi BJJ players.
     
  12. DaRuckus337

    DaRuckus337 Black Belt

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    I've heard he medaled at Pan Ams as a brownbelt - I believe that is his highest bjj competition accomplishment (although he hasn't competed in grappling tourneys for years now, so who knows how he would stack up these days).
     
  13. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    he can fight... good hip movements and never stayed still... respect for that...
     
  14. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    He's a game, natural fighter.
     
  15. TacWar

    TacWar Green Belt

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    just because someone doesn't compete doesn't mean they aren't top tier...what I think you mean is that we can't place him in the top tier because we aren't able to judge his BJJ against that of the top tier.
     
  16. johnsic

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    Sergei had a better mount against Schilt imho.
     

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