Video: Gracie breakdown of Penn vs. Fitch

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVPTg0_QkcY?rel=0&w=640&h=510] Timeline: 0:33 – Kyle Noke’s top control and RNC (rear naked choke) 2:05 – Zhang Tiequan’s arm trap and guillotine 5:52 – Jon Fitch’s RNC defense after getting back taken 8:40 – B.J. Penn’s re-mount attempt 9:05 – Fitch’s turn back to guard 9:45 – What Penn could have done to properly re-mount

Lazy Sunday Link Dump: Rolling with the Homies edition

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g6z0Iai-T0?rel=0&w=560&h=349] Here are your Lazy Sunday Links: Jon Fitch‘s new diet raised a lot of questions leading up to his match at UFC 127, but it’s not like he was the first vegetarian to ever step into the cage. Dave Meltzer looks at the growing number of animal-friendly MMA fighters. [Yahoo! Sports] A documentary about Canadians Georges St. Pierre …

Jon Fitch and the decline of the closed guard in MMA

Earlier this year Jon Fitch declared that “the closed guard is dead,” following Nate Marquardt’s unexpected loss to wrestler Chael Sonnen. No less than ground-wizard Shinya Aoki backed up the claim. This is the basic closed guard (with gi) in BJJ: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoJ5noSl3Rs&fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0] More¬†recently, USA Today interviewed Fitch following the announcement of his upcoming match with B.J. Penn, and Fitch got …