This is a lapel choke that’s extremely effective and very difficult to escape from when set up correctly. Bernardo likes this because it’s a no risk finish. If he has his opponent in side control, the submission he thinks about are the ones that still leave him in a strong position if he isn’t successful. That’s the case with this collar choke. If he doesn’t get the finish, he still ends up in top in north-south.
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