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In the aftermath of UFC 257. Where did the calf kick originate from?

lee profile image Lee Updated on ・1 min read

Well, apparently one of the first fighters to ever use calf kicks on a televised bout was Ricard Arona who made his professional debut in the year 2000.

Ricard Arona calf kicks

Brazil’s Ricardo Arona is best known for a six-year stint in PRIDE and then an undefeated run in ADCC where he claimed three gold medals in only two years.

Arona was a jiu-jitsu specialist so its very odd that he is one of the first fighters to use calf kicks regularly.

Good to know!

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