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How To Do Islam Makhachev’s Rare Choke From Top Half Guard

How To Do Islam Makhachev’s Rare Choke From Top Half Guard

Islam Makhachev (19-1) put on a grappling clinic on Saturday in a third-round submission win over Drew Dober (23-10, 1 NC) at UFC 259 inside the Apex in Las Vegas.

Makhachev shocked the UFC and especially the BJJ fans when he was able to choke Dober with shoulder pressure from top half guard. It first looked like an arm triangle but was actually a modified Von Flue choke which is choke that you do when someone keeps a hold of a guillotine after been taken and having the opponent in side control.

Here is the submission:

Here is how to set it up. There are some great details here: