So I was watching the fights last night with a friend who doesn't follow MMA and he asked me if you were allowed to open hand choke an opponent - like by putting both hands on the throat (Wanderlei/Jardine rape choke style, but with both hands). I honestly didn't have an answer for him, it seems to me like it could be but I don't know the rules... Maybe open handed chokes are banned?
Anyway, figured the best place to ask would be here. Anyone know if that's a legal technique?
Yup. Legal. You can rape choke. You cannot grab the trachia though.
Oh wow! Cool, thanks, voted up. Always good to know the UG can come through in a pinch.
Brock used it on Mir, Wandy used it on Jardine, I believe Boetsch used it on Heath as well, just to name a few recent instances in the UFC
The Big Cat got a sub with one but that was before unified rules I'd say.