Let’s not forget Joanne Calderwood’s sneaky standing elbow at Invicta FC 4

Let's not forget Joanne Calderwood's sneaky standing elbow at Invicta FC 4

Joanne Calderwood, judging by this picture she’s either proud of being from Scotland or protesting against the color blue. You’ve undoubtedly seen her crushing knee-to-the-body KO over Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 3 and this past weekend (if you were able to get your Ustream working) her unanimous decision victory over Austria’s Livia von Plettenberg. However most of you may have missed a rather sneaky standing elbow that she pulled off later on in her Invicta FC 4 bout. Notice how she closed the distance by faking the lower-leg kick, forcing her opponent to drop her hands to block it, and then catching her with a slick side-stepping elbow jab. My god, why haven’t we seen more of this in MMA? Aside from being aesthetically appealing, the move is done at such an interesting angle that the probability of successfully blocking it is minimal at best.

Props to Calderwood on her covert standing-elbow and hopefully we’ll get to see more from the undefeated fighter in the immediate future. Oh, you want to follow her on Twitter? Sure, go ahead, it’s @Badmofo_JoJo. Tell her how much of a badass she is — although we’re sure she already knows.

Published on January 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm
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