Featured Professional Mixed Martial Artist Article – Stand Up Combinations and Strategy

Featured Professional fighter and SwoleScience contributor Josh ‘The Fire Ball Kid’ Mercado taught you vital MMA strategy, the effective Darce Choke, devastating kicking combination drills and now he’s back for more exclusive information to help you maximize your mixed martial arts training.  In this segment Josh will explain in an exclusive video tutorial, step by step how to strategically close the distance with dual purpose utilization of defensive and offensive strikes that will not only protect you, but damage your opponent at the same time. Read on to find out!

Josh 'The Fireball Kid' Mercado

What you are trying to achieve with this technique is to piece together your strikes in order to shift your momentum for maximum muscular efficiency, methodically and systematically breakdown your opponent with relentless combined strikes and in turn gain superior position. Implement these motions slowly at first by drilling them to gain a feel for the positional movement and concept in order to improve your overall mixed martial arts training.

Check out Josh’s other SwoleScience articles –

Josh will be fighting at the CFA bout on December 17th, 2011. Be sure to check out his fight!

CFA Bout on Dec. 17th 2011

Josh ‘The Fire Ball Kid’ Mercado

Josh 'The Fireball Kid' Mercado

Josh Mercado is a professional mixed martial artist with: 5 years of experience in the combat sports world, and has taught Muay thai, brazilian jiu jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Josh is a Brown Belt in MMA, standing at 5’6 and weighing 125-135 pounds

Josh is currently undefeated with a record of 3-0-0 in Professional Mixed Martial Arts. Both wins are attained via impressive submissions.

Josh “The Fire Ball Kid” Mercado currently trains at Evolution MMA which is located at:

12013 SW 114 Place

Miami, FL 33176


To Sponsor Josh be sure to contact him at- evolutionmiami@gmail.com

Be sure to Check out Josh on Facebook at- http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585529326

Also visit his site at- www.thefireballkid.com

Josh is a fierce and calculated athlete that implements his technical prowess, speed and power to dominate his opponents.

-Papa Swole

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