The double leg is easily the most common takedown attempted in Mixed Martial Arts, especially against the cage. Here is a very basic but effective counter for when someone tries to double leg you when your back is pinned against the cage.
Takedown Defense Details:
- Peel the elbow up with your left hand to kill his hook on your leg. Great opportunity to follow with a guillotine choke.
- Watch what his hips and feet do right at 1:30. His feet come apart a bit and he turns his hips hard in towards the guys’ head as he lifts the elbow. Whenever someone goes for a double leg. Spread your legs apart almost like going for the splits, and turn your hips hard towards your opponent’s head like you’re doing a lunge. That will kill his takedown.
What do you think of this takedown defense?