UFC 5 – How to clinch

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Wondering how to clinch in UFC 5? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Clinching is one of the most important manoeuvres to perfect in UFC 5, as not only can it lead to explosive knockouts, but it can also open the door to a takedown opportunity that will provide you with the chance to end the fight on the mat.

A new method of clinching was introduced in UFC 4, and it has remained in the game now we have reached the UFC 5 release date, meaning that there is little change in the way of controls in the new title.

Here is everything you need to know about how to clinch in UFC 5.

How to clinch in UFC 5

The controls for clinching are as follows:

Engage in the clinch

  • PlayStation: Hold R1 & tap square or triangle.
  • Xbox: Hold RB & tap X or Y.

Once you have successfully engaged in the clinch you will be able to move your opponent around the octagon. This can be done by using the left analogue stick.

How to transition in the clinch

Whilst in the clinch, you can transition between a range of positions until you find the one which suits your needs best.

The controls for transitioning between positions are as follows:

  • PlayStation: Tap R1 & square or triangle.
  • Xbox: Tap RB & X or Y

Striking whilst in the clinch

There are a range of different strikes that you can throw whilst you are in the clinch.

The controls for each are as follows:

Uppercut Head

  • PlayStation: Tap square or triangle
  • Xbox: Tap X or Y

Uppercut Body

  • PlayStation: Hold L2 & tap square or triangle
  • Xbox: Hold LT & tap X or Y

Hook Head

  • PlayStation: Hold L1 & tap X or Y
  • Xbox: Hold LB & tap square or triangle

Hook Body

  • PlayStation: Hold L2, hold L1 & tap X or Y
  • Xbox: Hold LT, hold LB & tap square or triangle

Elbow

  • PlayStation: Hold L1 & tap square and X OR circle and triangle.
  • Xbox: Hold LB & tap X & A OR Y & B.

Knee Head

  • PlayStation: Hold L1 & tap X or circle
  • Xbox: Hold LB & tap A or B

Knee Body

  • PlayStation: Hold L2 & tap X or circle
  • Xbox: Hold LT & tap A or B

Submissions in the clinch

The traditional method for submitting via the clinch is to take your opponent to the mat and attempt to lock in a submission mavoure.

However, for certain fighters, flying submissions are available to use.

If your fighter is able to attempt one, here is how to do so:

  • PlayStation: Transition into the Collartie position and then hold L2 & R1 & X
  • Xbox: Transition into the Collartie position and then hold LT & RB & X

That is everything you need to know about how to clinch in UFC 5.

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UFC 5

  • Release Date: October 27, 2023
  • Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Fighting, Sport
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