So you want to know a fast way to submit people in EA Sports UFC or escape their grapple attempts to become the all-around best fighter? Well, here are a few beginner-guide tips for becoming the Yuri Bokya of EA Sports UFC.
So let's get the basics out of the way first: You've finished the tutorial and you're playing the game but you have absolutely no idea what you're doing. There are a few basic ways to do what you want to do without fretting over remembering more of the complex control mechanics from the game manual.
For instance, if you want to clinch, just move the right analog stick toward your opponent. Easy peasy. If you want to control the clinch, just keep moving up on the right analog stick. This will give you an advantage when clinching. You can perform takedowns and various body and headshots from within the clinch, as you can see in the video below.
Takedowns can also be performed from within the clinch as well. You can press the trigger or bumper buttons while moving the right analog toward or downward to attempt a takedown and bring your opponent to the ground. Just make sure you have enough energy to do so. Alternatively, from the standing position, you can hold the left trigger and flick the right analog toward your opponent.
Once you're on the ground, things can sometimes get tricky.
Just like in real-life, it's easy to lose control, panic and start button mashing once you're on the ground and in a grapple position. The main thing is to keep calm (whether you're on top or on the bottom) and maintain a clear head about what you want to accomplish while you're on the ground.
If you want to switch ground positions, simply maneuver the right analog to the position you would like to get into. Moving to the right or left of the camera will put you on the side of your opponent. Rotating the analog upward will have your character attempt to get into a full mount position.
Moving the analog in any direction or attempting to get in any position will cause your character to expend stamina. So be sure you know where you want to go before wiggling and waggling all over the place.
The best and easiest way to perform a submission from the ground position is to hold down the right bumper or R1, and then perform a half-circle left or right with the right analog stick.