Continuing on the obvious theme of this blog, boxing for MMA, if possible we want to stay on our feet and out of the clinch. But as you may have noticed, almost every fight ends up in the clinch at one time or another.

Our goal here is to break out of that clinch to resume boxing.

Your opponent’s goal is to dirty box, grab a dominant muay thai clinch hold, or pummel for double underhooks to put your ass on the mat.

When you find yourself caught in someone else’s double unders it’s crucial to escape before you find yourself on your back.

Here the Rua brothers demonstrate just that…