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The Merge: CRAIG JONES' RUSSIAN TIE UCHI MATA BREAKDOWN

bjj | 07/22/2021

Australia’s deadliest mammal, Craig Jones, displayed some of his wrestling skills against Atos’ Tye Ruotolo in FloGrappling’s WNO event in June. Michael breaks down Craig’s Russian Tie Uchi Mata that he used to take the fight to the ground. Rather throwing Tye with the Uchi Mata, he used it to off-balance him, preventing Tye from circling away as Craig slipped around to his back.

 

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About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.