Rafael dos Anjos’ Explosive Armbar Finish!

The armbar is one of the most effective submissions in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA.  There are a large variety of setups and techniques that can be used to finish an opponent via armbar.  At Evolve University, both our BJJ curriculum and MMA curriculum teach the armbar and its many setups.

In this video, Evolve Fight Team member and UFC lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos shares one of his favorite techniques for finishing the armbar.  In addition to being one of the top lightweight MMA fighters in the world, Rafael is also a highly accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.  It is safe to say that Rafael is no stranger to the armbar submission.  Check out the tutorial below and the next time you find yourself struggling to secure the armbar submission give this technique a try.  Rafael used this very technique to defeat Terry Etim at UFC 112.

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