n00b to MMA amateur comp fighting, w/ Q's requiring A's
I've got a solid background in muay thai and wrestling. I have a coupla questions as regards fighting in the cage; thing that would be of great use to me to know, be you all having the experience I would expect.
How effective are knee strikes in a fight? I never see cage fighters exchanging roundhouses like they do in Thailand, but I'm wondering how much use the legs end up being at all. One half of me tends to think it's down to personal preference, but the other compels me to ask, just to make sure I'm not making too many assumptions.
I suppose, though, the biggest question is how does the transition from amateur to semi-pro normally work?