After the block breaks down, you'll need to use head movement and footwork to defend yourself. These aren't as purely defensive as the block, but they do provide countering opportunities.
Parrying has been removed from UFC 3 in order to allow blocking, head movement, and footwork to take center stage as the primary defensive tactics in the game. Timing is everything when using your footwork and head movement to evade your opponent; one wrong move could give your opponent an easy strike.
Special moves are typically done with the R1 modifier.
Lunge forward by flicking the left stick towards your opponent , and then immediately press the left stick towards your opponent to run in that direction. The first line of defense for any fighter is the block.
Some fighters have unique combos and techniques that have slightly different controls, but R1 is usually what all the signature moves get mapped to. It provides protection from all directions, but it won't last forever.
After taking a few blows, your block will break down and leave your fighter vulnerable. We've got you covered, with some tips and specific stand-up controls for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If your opponent is using high damage moves like roundhouse kicks, you can interrupt their strike and get in one of your own by using a quick technique like a jab or straight punch.