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Technique of the Week: UFC ‘s Chris Wade’s Headlock Throw Technique of the Week 

Technique of the Week: UFC ‘s Chris Wade’s Headlock Throw

At UFC Fight Night 81, Lightweight rising star Chris Wade neutralized his opponent with a headlock throw. Mehdi Baghdad entered the ring with strong Muay Thai skills. Wade decided not to waste time by bringing his foe to the canvas. Wade hit a headlock throw at the start of the fight. Once dragging him to the floor, the Long Island MMA fighter controlled Baghdad throughout the fight before he eventually took his back and sunk in a fight ending rear naked choke.

Wade has used this method of takedown in several of his bouts inside the octagon. It’s a great takedown when an opponent is pushing into you. And, when hitting the canvas, it keeps you out of your opponents guard, placing you in side control with their head and arm already in your possession.

Watch below to see how Chris Wade performs this technique.

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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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