How to Do a Basic Single Leg Counter in MMA Fighting

Learn how to do the single leg counter from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast MMA video, part one of two.

Here, now we’re gonna talk about how to stop the single, how to counter the single. We did do another video with the knee; we’re gonna talk a little bit more about the grappling counters. Alright, so, Chad’s got me in the single-leg takedown. Alright, now the first thing I wanna do is have head control or a wizzer–arm control. And I’m gonna grab my thigh right here, watch guys. See, I’m grabbing my thigh right here; I’m not just wizzering like this. He’s got the single; I grab my thigh. I drive my knee this way and rotate it. See how he’s almost falling over? I’m doing this. This. That. Okay, ready? He’s got the single; wizzer, head control, turn. That’s great, take my leg out. If I can, kick and I’m free. Okay, of course there’s the basic sprawl as he comes in. If you can stop it. If you can’t. He’s got your leg; arm control, leg control, turn, leg out, kick. That’s the first way to stop it. One more time. He shoots in; sprawl. Great. Awesome. He shoots in; I miss my sprawl; arm control, head, turn, kick, here, control. Alright, one more time. He shoots in; sprawl. Great. Life is good. He shoots in; I don’t get the sprawl, he gets the leg. One, two, turn, leg out, kick, control. Drag him down. That’s how you stop a single-leg, grapple-style.