After UFC 136 ended, everyone was focused on Chael Sonnen’s post-fight statements towards Anderson Silva, when he proposed a pro-wrestlingesque (yes, that’s a word!) loser-leaves-town match. That’s understandable, as it was one of the most entertaining parts of the PPV broadcast, although it also made it easy to forget how dominant his grappling was on that fight.
For all the faults and criticism the guy gets about his submission losses, Sonnen did display some pretty nice technique with his passes, transitions, and takedowns which eventually ended up with the submission victory. Don’t take my word for it though. Here’s the always entertaining duo, Ryron and Rener Gracie, giving us their take on things as they breakdown Sonnen’s UFC 136 win over Brian Stann this past weekend:
In this Breakdown, Ryron and Rener analyze the slick mount transitions, guard passes, and remount techniques used by Chael Sonnen to dominate round one against Brian Stann. Then, they dissect the Arm Triangle used by Chael to close the deal and they explain why the defense strategy used by Brian Stann didn’t work.
HT: BE Reader R.T.
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