Room for tradition in the mix

Comprehensive article from Luke Thomas looking at the ongoing evolution of MMA. The highlights are: high percentage sequences, the rise of the elbow, diversity of movement, the return of traditional arts, comfort in the pocket, the death of the closed guard, reliance on trash talk, takedown defence and anti-wrestling, karate stance and rear hand straight, striking fluidity, the use of the jab, combinations and feints, the all rounder conquers….