Breaking Down The Foundations: Muay Thai In MMA

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Jose Aldo

UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo has a very interesting style of Muay Thai, influenced both by his martial arts training and background in the sport of soccer. Aldo’s explosive combos display the roots of Muay Thai, for instance his 3-2-low kick combo, which he uses to often blast opponents off their feet. His hip movement and alignment is key to much of his success in the striking department.

‘Scarface’ opts to take the power striking of Muay Thai and blend that in to his game, with less attention paid to techniques like elbows, and more to heavy punches, kicks and flying knees.

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