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

Lee Wynne
Life long Martial Artist and BJJ Wannabe. I like to think I am a good all-rounder (but my ground game is non-existent).
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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.

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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