StrikeForce Finale Chalk of Submission Wins tonight!

January 12th, 2013 In MMA | Comments Off

Josh Barnett def. Nandor Gueimino by head and arm choke. Barnett after being sick with the flu, wasted no time in taking his opponent down. After mounting his opponent and forcing him into opening up, Barnett was given a free head and arm choke. Seeing the opportunity, he forced Nandor into submission round 1

Gerard Mousassi def. Mike Kyle by RNC round 1after setting up a beautiful take down with his strikes. Gerard took his opponents back and slapped on the rear naked choke.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Ed Herman by key lock round 1. Jacare looked amazing on his feat, with his takedowns, and lets be honest, he’s pretty much always good on the ground. After landing some big strikes on the feet, he took Herman to the ground with a big double leg. From there it was pretty much over as Souza locked in the figure four and finished him with the kimura.

Tim Kennedy def Trevor Smith by way of guillotine choke.

Roger Gracie def. Anthony Smith 2nd round 3:16 arm triangle choke)

Here’s the entire results of the card:

Tarec Saffiedine def Nate Marquardt (c) 5 5:00 Decision (unanimous)
Daniel Cormier def Dion Staring 2 4:02 TKO (punches)
Josh Barnett def Nandor Guelmino 1 2:11 Submission (arm triangle choke)
Gegard Mousasi def Mike Kyle 1 4:09 Submission (rear naked choke)
Ronaldo Souza def Ed Herman 1 4:38 Submission (kimura)
Ryan Couture def K.J. Noons 3 rd 5:00 Decision (split) 29-28, 27-30, 29-28
Tim Kennedy def Trevor Smith 3 rd 1:36 Submission (guillotine choke)
Pat Healy def Kurt Holobaugh Decision (unanimous)29-28, 30-27, 30-27
Roger Gracie def Anthony Smith 2 rd 3:16 Submission (arm triangle choke)
Adriano Martins def. Jorge Gurgel 3 rd Decision (unanimous) 30-27, 29-28, 29-28
Estevan Payan def. Michael Bravo 2 rd 4:01 TKO (punches)

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Josh Barnett: Snapping The Rubber Guard

January 15th, 2010 In Techniques | 15 Comments

In this video former UFC champion and Pride veteran Josh Barnett shows ways of ‘Snapping The Rubberguard’. The Rubberguard is a technique popularised and developed by JJ Machado blackbelt Eddie Bravo who made a name for himself submitting Royler Gracie by triangle. Rubberguard is a high half-closed guard used to keep an opponents posture broken and limits damage from ground strikes if used in MMA.

Rubberguard has not been without controversy especially for potential damage to your own knee if you’re not flexible enough or if not done correctly.

Barnett shows ways of attacking the Rubberguard when it is performed correctly, as well as attacking an attempted gogoplata (shin on throat choke) from this position.

This segment “Snapping The Rubberguard” can be found on Josh Barnett’s “Attacking The Guard” seminar DVD available from

For more information on the Rubberguard, visit