Archive for February, 2013

Gracie Breakdown of Rousey-Carmouche

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I love these Gracie Breakdowns probably as much as chess fans loved Shelby Lyman breaking down Fischer-Spassky 40 years ago. Replay the moves, consider variations, figure out what made the difference between winning and losing. You don't have to be a grandmaster to appreciate what's being explained. Even a patzer like me gets to enjoy.

I have greater respect for Carmouche's skills and instincts in this fight than for Rousey's previous opponents.

[Update: The whole video is fun, but if you want to skip to the nitty-gritty analysis of how Ronda finished the fight, it starts at about 5:30.]