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Anderson Silva's Lead Reverse Back Elbow UFC Technique

Learn Anderson Silva's lead reverse back elbow technique from kickboxing champion Phil Nurse in this Howcast video.


My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat, you can contact us at Today we're gonna be talking about the UFC. Anderson Silva's lead reverse elbow and Anderson did this before he was in actually the UFC. Probably one of the things that got him in the UFC and like I said, if you've got a really good highlight reel or you got some really good knockouts prior to getting his VFC it really does help you get in there if you've got some really outstanding knockouts. The lead reverse elbow, I'm just gonna use Nicholas here. You know from here, this is my lead hand, and reverse because it's coming this way, he steps in and boom, to the head. So, it's just a move in where as it could look like you're probably gonna go to the leg even. He could be making the person think he's gonna grab the leg and then bring that up to the face. But that's the lead reverse elbow. Left arm and you just kinda, boom, bring it up. And like I said, you could be trying to trick the opponent that you're going for a takedown and then bring it right underneath. It was a perfect technique and he knocks his opponent out.

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