I enjoy the technical discussions WHEN they happen, plus the forums moves at a snail's pace, so I'm going to keep posting these. UFC on Fuel TV 6 Results Judo Chop: Jack Slack's UFC Macao breakdown - Bloody Elbow There's plenty to be talking about this week ahead of the return of Georges St. Pierre against public enemy number one, Carlos Condit, so I'll get all of my UFC Macao post event analysis out of the way in one article so that we can get on to being excited.Make sure to check out my enormous Killing the King piece on Georges St. Pierre ahead of that fight. UFC Macao - or UFC on Fuel 6 - was all around a pretty alright event, especially if you went in with low expectations. It isn't going to be remembered as the best event of the year, or even the fortnight with the aforementioned UFC 154 coming up, but it was passable and after a night of decisions we got two good finishes courtesy of Thiago Silva and Cung Le. If you didn't catch the event, watch the Cung Le fight. If you did watch the event here are a couple of technical points which you might not have spotted the first time around. Takanori Gomi's Jab This fight is being heralded as something of a return to form for Gomi, but I doubt that a prime Gomi would have any trouble stopping Mac Danzig. What Gomi did show, however, was improved patience and a return to some of his boxing form which made him so dangerous at his best. Gomi is known for his first round stoppages but in truth his fighting style was never about one punch knockouts, he just piled on body shots and hard hooks and straights to the head until his opponent succumbed to them. Trying to knock an opponent out with wild swings will just get a fighter caught running in as Gomi demonstrated against Eiji Mitsuoka. In his bout at UFC Macao Gomi returned to his body shots and his stiff jab - winning a great many of the exchanges on the feet and outlanding Danzig by a healthy margin. Something which Kenny Florian kept coming back to in the commentary of the fight was Gomi's habit of reaching with his right hand - seemingly exposing him to the left hook of Danzig. In truth Gomi was using a traditional and old fashioned method of landing his strikes. Gomi's head movement has never been great, that is how we know he has one of the all time great chins in MMA, but he didn't used to get hit as much as he has in recent years. Fighters who lack good head movement or great evasive footwork can often find that checking their opponent's offensive options before stepping in can keep them relatively safe from counter attacks. Here is Gomi checking Danzig's lead hand with his rear hand. This is an excellent method for stifling men with a traditional boxing offense. If Danzig jabs he will be obstructed by Gomi's right hand, if he throws his left hook he will have to move it outside of Gomi's hand first, telegraphing it, and if he throws his right hand he will be at a distinct speed disadvantage. Gomi's jab is much faster and a much shorter technique than Danzig's right straight - even though Gomi was the slower fighter he was not going to get caught with right hand leads from here. Reaching to check the lead hand is a more traditional method of landing the jab than throwing it and keeping the right hand nailed to one's own jawline. It was utilized to great effect by Jack Johnson, Joe Louis and Roy Jones Jr. among many others. Any time Danzig jabbed, he hit Gomi's lead hand and Gomi jabbed back. If Danzig did nothing, Gomi pulled Danzig's hand down - eliminating Danzig's lead hand strikes altogether - and jabbed him anyway. 1. Danzig jabs but hits Gomi's extended hand. 2. Gomi parries the jab down and fires his own jab back. Though the right side of Gomi's jaw is exposed, it is safe from Danzig's eliminated left hand, while his left shoulder is snug against his chin. It's not always the prettiest technique in the world, but eliminating the opponent's lead hand before stepping in is a great technique for slower fighters to drag fast jabbers onto a muddy track, where their speed will be of no use. It is also a great technique if you do not like to subscribe to the popular current of thinking that your hands should always be nailed to your chin.