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MMA Striking Tutorial: How to Upper Cut like Mike Tyson

by Brad Riddell May 06, 2020 1 min read

MMA Striking Tutorial: How to Upper Cut like Mike Tyson

One of the most devastating strikes in boxing and MMA is the uppercut. Learning how to throw a proper uppercut is an important weapon in a combat sports practitioner’s arsenal. When used at the right time in the correct manner can effectively stun any opponent, and even knock them out.

In this video, Engage Athlete and UFC fighter Brad Riddell covers how to generate power in your uppercut, how to stay defensively sound when throwing the uppercut, and how to make your uppercut less telegraphed. He includes uppercut examples from Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, and himself.

“When it comes to sharpening up my hands, I love watching all the old school boxers - particularly Mike Tyson and Roberto Duran. “ – Brad Riddell

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