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THE MERGE: Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu Peek Out

mma | 03/13/2021

The peek out is a technique that can be used when you are stuck underneath your opponent and both of their arms are past your elbows. Due to the positioning of their arms, your body has the angle and opportunity to advance your position through a small opening between their arms and their legs. Michael breaks down the peek out that Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu used in his match at Fight 2 Win 139. He also answers a common question asked by students who fear getting guillotined while performing the peek out.

  • 0:25 Peek Out Breakdown
  • 1:55 Common Mistake with the Peek Out
  • 2:41 Dealing with the Guillotine Choke when Peeking Out


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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.