Breaking Down The Foundations: Muay Thai In MMA

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Jon Jones

As illustrated by the video above, Jon Jones’ very unique style has some obvious influence from Thai boxing. His knees and more particularly elbow strikes are textbook Muay Thai, and he uses his physical advantages to get as much torque and power output as possible.

The spinning elbow is a very powerful move when performed correctly, and Jones has the technique down to a tee. Although he may not be the heaviest striker in the game, ‘Bones’ uses accuracy and anticipation to both stifle his opponents attacks, and also implement offense of his own in the form of oblique kicks, steeping, spinning and slashing elbows, and a variety of kicks.

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