Paul Felder had a battle on his hands with Daron Cruickshank but he got the job done with a slick standing rear-naked choke to get the submission victory in the third and final round. Felder and Cruickshank are both well known for their flashy striking styles, and they showed that off throughout the first two rounds, exchanging a number of spinning techniques and highlight-reel punches and kicks. Cruickshank was able to employ his taekwondo to land more than a couple kicks out of nowhere and it had Felder carefully plotting his next move so he didn't get caught with something flush courtesy of the veteran from Detroit. Felder stormed back with a solid ground attack, including a near reverse triangle choke that had Cruickshank battling for air a few moments until he slipped out. It was a very close fight through two rounds, but Felder found an opening to take Cruickshank down in the third and he made a beautiful transition to take his opponent's back and look for the rear-naked choke. What a win!
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Rear naked choke - Wikipedia
The rear naked choke is a staple martial arts move, often seen during UFC fights and in martial arts classes around the world. Although it is known as a jiu-jitsu move, lots of martial artists use it as it is a very useful choke. It is an easy way to submit your opponent or render them unconscious if necessary. It is easy to do if you know how, so read this and learn the correct way so you can apply it with ease.
Paul Felder sinks in standing rear-naked choke to submit Daron Cruickshank
If you have been around the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene you will surely have heard the name Dean Lister. He is known for having been one of the earliest leg attack experts who completely revolutionized the way people thought about and trained jiu jitsu. He has had an illustrious career in a variety of combat genres including wrestling, sambo , jiu jitsu, and submission grappling, along with MMA experience in both Pride and the UFC. Dean Lister is an expert when it comes to handling rear naked chokes.
The rear naked choke RNC is a chokehold in martial arts applied from an opponent's back. The choke has two variations:  in one version, the attacker's arm encircles the opponent's neck and then grabs their own biceps on the other arm see below for details ; in the second version, the attacker clasps their hands together instead after encircling the opponent's neck. This variant is considered to be a " blood choke " because it restricts blood flow to the brain via the carotid arteries. When applied correctly, it can cause temporary unconsciousness in a few seconds.