As someone who wants to just box in a mixed martial arts match I’m most susceptible to the single leg takedown. A boxing stance is typically more bladed than the average striker or grappler’s stance—which in turn puts the front leg further out there for the taking.

I’ve squared my stance off to my opponent a little more AND worked to improve my single leg takedown defense in case my lead leg gets snatched up.

Below is a good single leg defense demonstrated by 2009 Abu Dhabi Bronze Medalist Dave Avellan.