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What's more devastating, straight overhand or looping overhand?

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  1. JustOnce Itami

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    So, in MMA, probably the most knock out inducing punch is overhand right. I mean unlike jab where a lot of people just throw it out straight, though I guess you can have variation on it, overhand right seems to have two main variation.

    You throw it straight down the pipe

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    or you loop it

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    What do you think is more devastating and what do you think we see more often in MMA?

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  2. JustOnce Itami

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    Fedor taught Canelo how to throw overhand right imo

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    And more of looping overhand in boxing, I guess I should post one more to balance it out lol

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  3. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    It is whichever one the opponent doesn't see coming.

    The looping overhand might have more power but it's slower, whereas the straight overhand is much faster, especially if it's thrown like Fedor's. With the smaller MMA gloves, the straighter overhand might be more effective

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  4. JustOnce Itami

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    Chuck's looping STRAIGHT overhand.

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    First and foremost, the delivered blow certainly depends on the resistance of the target because the punch is not delivered as the free flight of an object and the kinetic chain is involved in any punch of consequence.
     
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  6. jimmy dakine Green Belt

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    neither one nor the other....it all depends on the position of the head. If you catch the chin/jaw in a way to spin the head, either will devastate........
     
  7. BigGucciSosa Red Belt

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    Depends who's throwing it
     
  8. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Depends. One isn't definitively more "devastating" than the other.

    Always enjoyed Carwin's beauty of a straight right.

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  9. Frank McEdgar =====(SHERDOG)===== Double Yellow Card

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    The snapping torpedo

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    They both are.
     
  11. crodor3 Brown Belt

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    This is the one I think is the most power but takes longer to get there ..I think the key there is how quickly Chuck moves his head to the side and just goes over quick like that. Devastating if it lands....thats gotta feel real good landing on the your forehead. fuckkkk. broken skull..
     
  12. Reverse Baratoplata Sweep White Belt

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    Depends who's receiving it
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  13. Black Paladin Funniest Sherdogger, P4P

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    Looks like a swimming stroke.
     
  14. campbecc Gold Belt

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    What's a straight overhand?
     
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  15. textwarrior Brown Belt

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    Depends who is throwing it...but I go with the rotational mechanic punches that Mike Tyson threw. But to answer your question between the two, it all depends on the situation.
     
  16. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Opposite of a hook uppercut
     
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    This.....it's a straight punch...but then you quickly twist it violently into an overhand...

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  18. Bork Neslar Black Belt

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    There is no general rule
     
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    This also the known as the "get my name out of yo mouth" straight right.
     
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  20. Sickbro69420 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Looping Overhand right (haymaker) is used more in mma and to better effect imo. Not as many people use jab effectively in MMA and the overhand right is a great counter. Maybe a reason we don't see it as much. The boxing and set-ups aren't as nuanced in mma.

    Imo left roundhouse kick is the new hot ko technique.
     
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