The Rear Naked Choke is one of the most common submissions in MMA but seeing it come from a standing position is significantly less likely. The above video starts with Jan Blachowicz countering a takedown attempt by Devin Clark and reaching over his back to lock up the choke, getting the tap only seconds later at UFC Fight Night The compilation also features UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes defending his title against Frank Trigg to complete his five-fight run as champion, a title that he won by returning Carlos Newton to earth in one of the most well-remembered slam knockouts in UFC history. For those of you looking to learn how to defend both the standing and grounded Rear Naked Choke effectively, click here to let Dean Lister show you.
White Belt Standing Rear Naked Choke in BJJ Tournament
By Fanatics Authors , December 10, If you have been around the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene you will surely have heard the name Dean Lister. He is known for having been one of the earliest leg attack experts who completely revolutionized the way people thought about and trained jiu jitsu. He has had an illustrious career in a variety of combat genres including wrestling, sambo , jiu jitsu, and submission grappling, along with MMA experience in both Pride and the UFC. Dean Lister is an expert when it comes to handling rear naked chokes.
Video: Watch some of the best standing rear-naked choke finishes in UFC history
The rear naked choke is a staple martial arts move, often seen during UFC fights and in martial arts classes around the world. Although it is known as a jiu-jitsu move, lots of martial artists use it as it is a very useful choke. It is an easy way to submit your opponent or render them unconscious if necessary.
The rear naked choke RNC is a chokehold in martial arts applied from an opponent's back. The choke has two variations:  in one version, the attacker's arm encircles the opponent's neck and then grabs their own biceps on the other arm see below for details ; in the second version, the attacker clasps their hands together instead after encircling the opponent's neck. This variant is considered to be a " blood choke " because it restricts blood flow to the brain via the carotid arteries.