If you’re having trouble getting back to your feet in an MMA fight, give this technique from UFC Veteran Chris Leben a shot. In this video he shows how he likes to set up an omoplata, and use it to stand back up and continue the fight on his feet.
Coach Chris Leben:
What’s up? I’m Chris Leben. This is Tone Zuazo. We’re both coaches here at The Arena, and this is your MMA tip of the week. So using my omoplata to stand up, I need to get his hands to the mat. I’m going to elevate my hips, roll inside, put those hands to the mat. I’m going to push as I shove his head. Now here, I’m going to pivot right on my right knee and come around. Not going to try to finish the omoplata. Hard to finish in a MMA fight, but very easy to just go ahead and pivot on that knee and come up. I like this when my opponent’s really bearing down, not allowing me to stand up. My traditional standup attempts aren’t working. That’s when I’ll go ahead and transition to my omoplata stand up.