Demian Maia’s Tips for Improving Your Armbar From Side Control.
UFC Legend Demian Maia shows an excellent tweek to the standard armbar from side control. Driving his weight forward & pinning his opponents arm and hip as he comes around from side control to take the armbar. This prevents even the most explosive athletes from pulling their arm free in the transition. Also note how deep he gets his foot under Bernardo’s shoulder to increase the leverage on the armbar.