Our love for training videos was reignited when we came across an insane montage of striking coach Rafael Cordeiro’s Muay Thai skills. We've said it before—the tempo of sparring allows fans to see more of the tools fighters have in their bag. During competition, mixed martial artists tend to stick to their “A moves” and avoid any unnecessary risks. This all goes away when you're “going light” with your partner, flowing through repertoires and working on details.
Reddit user doughnut_cat posted this 2011 video of Ronda Rousey’s next opponent, Holly Holm, on the MMA forum and we had to share. Sparring at her home gym, Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, with the greatest light heavyweight ever, Holly shows off her boxing skills and reminds us that even though most fans think she has no chance in hell, her access to the best in the world is at the very least, a solid advantage.
Watch the video, think about how scary it’s going to her to face Ronda, and remember how much you miss Bones Jones. We miss you, Jon!
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