Rafael Dos Anjos from the Evolve Fight Team overcame all odds and stunned the world once again with his near flawless performance against Anthony Pettis to capture the UFC Lightweight Title. Dos Anjos dominated Pettis in every aspect of the game, cementing his place in the upper ranks of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.
In this video, UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos shows one of his favorite striking combinations in MMA. Dos Anjos uses this crazy combination to capitalize on an opponent’s misled expectation of a double leg takedown and land a devastating knockout blow.
Here’s a breakdown of the combination:
Adopting a southpaw stance, Dos Anjos begins this combination with a superman punch. He then lifts his left leg forward into the air and kicks it straight back as he drives the left punch forward towards the head of his opponent.
Tip: It is critical that you kick the left leg back hard in order to create the necessary torque and power for an effective superman punch.
Next, without bringing his left leg back to the ground, Dos Anjos swings the left leg back forward and jumps into the air. Once in the air, Dos Anjos swings his left leg back down again, launching his right knee straight upward in a scissor like fashion to deliver the flying knee strike.
Tip: Always use the opposite leg to land and to get back into stance.
To learn this technique and many others, come and attend our special joint seminar on Saturday, April 11 with UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael Dos Anjos and ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, covering Submission Grappling, MMA, and Muay Thai. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, this seminar gives you the exclusive opportunity to train with two of MMA’s most dangerous lightweights. You won’t get this chance anywhere else! Check out evolve-mma.com/seminar for information.
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