Muay Thai fighter vs grappler – does NOT last long

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In this video from Russian amateur MMA promotion, Arrows Street Fight (also known as STRELKA), we see what happens when a Muay Thai fighter takes on a jiu-jitsu practitioner and don’t blink because this one doesn’t last very long at all.

While Muay Thai is the most effective striking martial art, against a grappler you are probably going to be in some trouble unless you also have some grappling experience yourself.

You just can’t use a lot your tools the same way you use them in Muay Thai as it can leave you open for the takedown. Much like we see here in this video, the Thai fighter’s low kick (one of the best weapons in Muay Thai) is caught by the grappler which leads to him being taken down to the ground.

Muay Thai fighter vs grappler - does NOT last long
Muay Thai fighter vs grappler – does NOT last long

It’s quite evident right away too that the Muay Thai fighter is a fish out of water on the ground and has probably never even grappled in his life.

This fight is really quite a good example of why it’s so important to be well-rounded, especially if you plan on competing in mixed martial arts, either at the amateur or professional level.

After the fight hits the ground, it doesn’t take long for the grappler to get ahold of a submission which he uses to finish the fight. Check out the video below to see how he does it.

The project “Arrow. Street fights “started in the summer of 2011 in St. Petersburg. Anyone has the opportunity to take part in street battles without rules. For battles allowed only amateurs and semi-professionals. After a thorough analysis of the data and capabilities of the fighters, the jury forms approximately equal in strength pairs. In the battles involved men of different ages and social groups, which gives the project a truly popular and democratic character. [Source: YouTube]

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