Aside from the different skills that you have to know and practice as a fighter, to be able to win the battle, you must out-wit, out-fight and outlast your opponent. These are three simple, self-achieving tasks that one must earnestly know in order to survive mixed martial arts. Through utilizing wise strategies an athlete having little skills can have better chances of winning when going up against an experienced fighter using only brawn for battle. Some of the winning tactics used in MMA are those obvious ones but are usually neglected by those who think they are good enough to reach the championships.
Any fighter can beat his opponent if he only knows how to use the different techniques used in MMA. The instructions provided is easier said than done therefore pay attention and see to it that the said details are retained somewhere in your mind.
Observe your opponent
Before going into battle with someone, you must first observe his every move. Scout him. Every fighter possesses certain strengths and weaknesses which gives you the perfect opportunity to know what the weakness is. Some of the experienced fighters fail to work on their strengths. Instead, they focus more on their favorable strengths. By knowing your opponent’s weakness, you can use it as a target and practice on it. By knowing his strength, it will be much easier for you to formulate a plan on how to counter every move.
Expect the unexpected
Just because you have thought of it doesn’t mean that your opponent hasn’t. If you have plans on scouting your opponent’s techniques, there is a big chance that he will scout on your angle like what you’ve done. When an opponent scouts you and found out your secrets, that would be the beginning of your downfall. Therefore it is not only important to asses somebody else but also yourself. Look back on certain fights that you have conquered or those wherein you almost made it. Point out areas where you have miscalculated your moves which paved the way to your opponent’s victory.
No matter how easy or difficult a match is, make sure that you are prepared for it. Try to figure out a universal tactic aimed to counter any kind of attack. Plan ahead. If you know for once that you are carved for that one particular fight then make sure that you don’t enter the ring empty handed. Attack your opponent’s weaknesses with your best laid plan.
Before heating up the fight, try to do a little probing. At the start of every round, give yourself a couple of seconds to figure out how your opponent reacts to a jab or kick. Pick out every single detail that may reveal your opponent’s game strategy. If you plan to hit your target with a rapid knock out, make sure that your fist will hurt him. Probing is like warming up in exercises.
Win the fight
Go out the arena and make yourself win the fight of your life. A lot of mixed martial arts matches last a bit long though there are some that ends up with a knockdown. Don’t put your bet on achieving knock out. If the fight lasts longer than you expected, you have to think about different tactics and opportunities to gain score.
That is how mixed martial arts stay afloat. Now, go out there and win the fight.