Wing Tsun in MMA
On Saturday May 10, in the headlining fight between Matt Brown and Erica Silva on UFC Fight Night, we were treated to one of the best displays of wing tsun in MMA. No, there weren’t any chain punches thrown. And there was not a bong sau or tan sau to be seen. But what Matt Brown showcased beautifully in that fight was how to close the distance and maintain pressure on an opponent through relentless in-close attacks. This is a core principle of wing tsun’s fighting strategy and there are few fighters who do it well as Matt Brown. Check out this excellent write up of his performance that night, and his style of fighting more generally, by Jack Slack at Vice Fightland. https://fightland.vice.com/blog/erick-silva-vs-matt-brown-drowning-in-the-clinch
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