Marcelo vs Ben

Training Session

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Marcelo Garcia Academy

Marcelo Garcia vs Ben Askren

Sometimes you get just as much benefit from watching regular training sessions as you do from watching competition footage.   You never know the context of the footage – what either person maybe working on or attempting to do.  But, no podium is at stake which can bring out interesting sequences.

Here, Marcelo Garcia is hosting Ben Askren at his academy and they filmed a 7 minute sparring session.  Everyone knows Marcelo, but Ben is a former NCAA Wrestling Champion, 2008 Olympian, former Bellator and One Championship Welterweight Champion, and will soon be making his debut next year for the UFC.

As with some MFM entries,  you get a unicorn – that move or sequence that is so rare you will never see it again.  Ever.  

Enjoy Marcelo vs Ben.  

 ps. The music starts off as a little distracting.  Then it becomes kind of hypnotizing.  Stay with it… it works