Richard Walsh is a Sydney-based UFC fighter out of VT1 Academy where he is coached by the Resnekov brothers, Liam and Dylan. He was featured on the The Ultimate Fighter, where he was the only Australian in his weight class to win a fight. He has had four fights in the UFC since TUF and is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s top prospects with his pressure style in the cage.
Here, Walsh shows us a technique that is a smart way of baiting your opponent into a takedown from the 50/50 position. Walsh uses a knee to elicit a reaction from his opponent and follows it straight into a submission once it hits the mat. The integration of strikes, takedowns and submissions is what separates CORE MMA from the separate arts and this is a good demonstration of that concept.