If you want to see the power of a front hand punch, watch the Rich Franklin vs Cung Lee fight on Youtube. Spectacular Front hand knockout by Cung Lee. This fight ends too quickly in the first round leaving a stunned Rich Franklin. When Cung Lee lands his punch he doesn't just hit Franklin with his hand. It is the end result of his rotation of his hip with his whole body behind it. A front hand jab in boxing is used to set up the back hand cross, but in MMA the gloves are a lot smaller and a front hand hook is a very effective counterstrike to use when your opponent has over committed his weight, just like Franklin who was too far forward after a kick. Congratulations Cung Lee for a job well done.
I should also mention that at that crucial moment Rich Franklin had his hands down. Something we all can learn from.
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