Xande's Competition Year In Review 16 - Defending the Back (Lucas Leite)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 16 - Defending the Back (Lucas Leite)

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Xande continues to analyze his fight in the the finals against Lucas Leite, and wraps up his review of the World Championships. Here he shows how Lucas was able to attack Xande's back, and how he defended in order to win the fight, and his 7th World Title.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 15 - Half Guard Sweep 2 (Lucas Leite)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 15 - Half Guard Sweep 2 (Lucas Leite)

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After being swept by Lucas Leite in the finals at the World Championship, Xande was in his half guard and looking to recover the points. Lucas controlled Xande's top leg from underneath and put his knee across Xande's bottom leg, looking to pass. Xande shows how he was able to base up on his hand use his weight and leverage to sweep Lucas and get back on top.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 14 - Half Guard Sweep (Lucas Leite)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 14 - Half Guard Sweep (Lucas Leite)

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Xande breaks down his final fight at the World Championships, against Lucas Leite. He shows how Lucas was able to sweep him in the half guard, and what he should have done to prevent the sweep.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 13 - Back Take from Closed Guard (Jackson Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 13 - Back Take from Closed Guard (Jackson Sousa)

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Xande talks about his semi-finals at the World Championships, against Jackson Sousa. In this fight, he was able to use on of his favorite positions to take the back from the closed guard. Using the two-on-one sleeve grip, Xande drags the arm across, and reaches over his opponent's back to grab onto his lat. Next he posts on his elbow, and shimmies his way to the back and places both hooks in.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 12 - Back Escape (Dimitrius Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 12 - Back Escape (Dimitrius Sousa)

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Xande continues analyzing his second fight at the World Championships, against Dimitrius Sousa. In the last video, he showed how Dimitrius got on his back, and now he shows how he was able to escape. Xande's first step was to put his hand and knee on the mat, and roll to his back while blocking the second hook. From here, he was able to get rid of Dimitrius' hook, and turn into him and get back on top.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 11 - Berimbolo to Back Take (Dimitrius Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 11 - Berimbolo to Back Take (Dimitrius Sousa)

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Xande continues to breakdown his fight against Dimitrius Sousa at the World Championships, and shows how Dimitrius was able to use the berimbolo to get on his back.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 10 - Single Leg X-Guard Sweep (Dimitrius Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 10 - Single Leg X-Guard Sweep (Dimitrius Sousa)

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Xande discusses his second fight at the World Championships against Dimitrius Sousa, and breakdowns the sweep he tried to use on him, and the variation that he ended up using on him. From the open guard, he secures the pants and cross collar grip, and then sets up the single leg X-Guard using shin-on-shin. He brings the leg over his head, and sits up to come to the top position.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 9 - Choke from the Mount (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 9 - Choke from the Mount (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande has covered his guard pass and mount take in his first fight at the World Championships, and now he shows how he finished Arnaldo Maidana with his favorite choke from the mount. First he focuses on controlling the mount by pointing his toes inward and keeping pressure with his hips. Then he secures his collar grips with his thumb in, which is his preference, and lowers his chest to finish the choke.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 8 - Mounting from Side Control (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 8 - Mounting from Side Control (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande continues discussing his first fight at the World Championships, against Arnaldo Maidana. In the previous video he showed how he was able to pass the guard, and now he is working to get the mount from side control. Xande uses his knee to trap his opponent's arm, before sliding his other knee across the belly. He makes sure to keep heavy pressure on his opponent and open the far side arm before windshield wiping his foot to gain the mount.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande begins to analyze his fights at the World Championship and starts with his first fight against Arnaldo Maidana. He found himself in a double guard pull situation, so his first step was to gain a collar grip and a cross grip on the pants. From here, he put pressure on Arnaldo and used a stiff arm with the pants grip as he passed to side control.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande continues analyzing his fight with Keenan Cornelius, and now discusses how he prepared himself for Keenan's reverse De La Worm guard, and what was his game plan if Keenan attempted it. The first and most important step for him would be to control the free leg, and not let Keenan invert. Then he would look to get the cross lapel grip, and even threaten the choke if possible, or look to pass with the knee cut.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 5 - Neutralizing the Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 5 - Neutralizing the Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande continues to breakdown his fight with Keenan Cornelius, and shows how he trained to neutralize the worm guard, and what his plan was for this situation. His first goal is to stuff the leg between his legs, and control the other leg at the pants. Then he would try to get to the side and even attack the neck with a cross grip if possible. However, he was not able to utilize this position in the fight.

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