Gun usually beats knife, especially outside of 21 feet. Inside that range, a top-tier UFC mixed-martial arts fighter like Jon Fitch does pretty well too, especially when he knows what he’s facing. How useful are these advanced grappling techniques for mere mortals like us?
You make the call, but neither of the combatants in this video seem to be attacking the way a knife fighter would. And defensive shooting is probably much easier for guys like us to learn (and much less painful) than the years of grounding and pounding that MMA fighters have to endure as they pummel their way to the top.
I know it’s a little off-topic, but MMA fans are free to chime in with their thoughts about Fitch’s dismissal from UFC earlier this year as well.