; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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Read this article to learn about standing probing and striking in UFC 2009 Undisputed. We'll talk about the types of fighters that like to use these attacks, discuss a few facts that will help you win your fights, and discuss the different transitions into and out of standing probes and strikes.
In-Game Action List - UFC 2009 Undisputed has a very helpful in-game action list feature, which allows you to browse all of the moves available to your fighter in your current match. The game will filter out the moves your fighter can't perform due to the fighting techniques possessed by your fighter and his opponent.
To access this list, press START during the fight to bring up the Pause menu. Once you do this, select "Action List" from the menu that appears. You'll see that there are three elements to the in-game guide:
Action List - Displays a list of all of the available commands, with their button presses.
Position Select - A quick way to choose a particular position and view its action list.
Position Table - View fighter-specific lists of transitions to and from each position.
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Standing-Probing and Standing-Striking in UFC 2009 Undisputed
Standing-Probing range: At this range fighters can achieve maximum extension from their strikes and put maximum power behind their strikes. This range is great for Kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters' kicks, especially when facing Boxers, who can't reach as far with their punches. This is a good range to stay at if you're afraid of being pulled into a collar tie clinch or hit with clinching strikes. Note, at this range it's possible to get pulled into a body clinch.
You can transition from standing-probing range to standing-striking range; up/down, near and up/down, far when defending. You can transition into standing-probing range from standing-striking range; Muay Thai clinch; single collar tie, left; double underhooks, open guard, half guard, and side control.
Standing-Striking: Standing-striking range is the closest the fighters can stand to each other and still get full extension on their strikes. This is the preferred standing position for Boxers, who can use their punches effectively at this range.
You can transition from standing-striking range into the following positions:
Muay Thai Clinch
Single Collar Tie
You can transition from the following positions into standing-striking range:
Single Collar Tie
Over/Under Left/Right Hook (Judo only)
Double Underhooks (BJJ and Wrestling only)
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Standing-Clinch in UFC 2009 Undisputed
The Standing-Clinch in UFC 2009 Undisputed should not be confused with a clinching position. Standing-clinch range is the closest two fighters can be to each other without being in an actual clinch. Only short range attacks can be executed from this position, which favors Boxers' punches and Muay Thai fighters' knees.
You can transition from standing-clinch to the following positions:
You can transition from the following positions into standing-clinch range:
The UFC 2009 Undisputed Game Guide takes you through the steps of creating a fighter, teaches you the basic concepts of the fight game, and all the button combinations for all the action lists used to execute the techniques used in UFC 2009 Undisputed.