UFC 168 Combative Breakdown

Chris Weidman shocked the world again by defeating the world’s best pound for pound combat sport’s competitor in the world (Anderson “The Spider” Silva). It was a very exciting fight, but much of that excitement stopped when the world saw Anderson Silva’s leg break. The slow motion replays and picture capture of the leg break is just painful!

UFC 168, Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman.
UFC 168, Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman.

“No matter what happened in this fight, he’s still the greatest of all time. I wish him the best, and God bless him,” Weidman said. “That was the No. 1 thing I got hit with the first fight. I worked a lot with guys with kicks. But it’s still crazy how that happened.”

After the first match between Silva and Wiedman, Weidman’s trainers knew that checking and blocking Silva’s round kicks are a must. Weidman did it at UFC 168, he checked Silva’s low round kick and it broke Silva’s shin. Similar events happened to fighters worldwide, including UFC fighter Corey Hill . Very serious martial artists should have a lot of questions! Should I be executing a round kick like that? How should I throw a round kick, so that I don’t break my own leg? Should I control how much force I throw in a round kick? Should I set up a round kick? How should I set up a round kick?

I wanted to make my own breakdown video, but someone already beat me to it. Check out this video from Bas Rutten, because he is going to say what I would.

The only thing I would add is the round kick needs to be set up! Any strikes that take a circular path will take more time then a strike on a straight path. Timing needs to be on your side when executing a low round kick. Watch out for the knees too!

Be safe everyone,

David Chan

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