5 Best UFC Submissions
These mixed martial artists are at the top of their class and compile the list of 5 best UFC submissions. Each fighter has won the prestigious submission of the night honor for their superior performance in the octagon.
- Anderson Silva. The greatest UFC middleweight champion currently holds the top spot of greatest UFC submissions. The war of words leading up to UFC 117 was generally one sided, with Chael Sonnen the challenger stealing the show. He promised to destroy Anderson Silva, and he delivered on that promise. During the four and a half rounds, Anderson Silva was primarily on his back being punched by Chael Sonnen. Victory was within a one minute grasp of Chael Sonnen. Miracously Anderson Silva sank a triangle leg choke with an arm bar on the Sonnen resulting in a submission win.
- Joe Lauzon. At UFC 118, Lauzon faced Gabe Ruediger, fellow ultimate fighter alum. This was Ruediger’s UFC debut after a long stint in minor promotions. From the opening bell, Joe Lauzon unleashed a fury of strikes and a huge slam. At 2:01 in round one, Lauzon slapped an armbar submission to win the fight. Lauzon for his performance earned submission of the night honors.
- B.J. Penn. At UFC 80, BJ Penn faced off against Joe Stevenson for the interim UFC lightweight title. Penn dominated the first and second rounds of the fight. He even scored a knockdown with an uppercut in the first. In the second round, BJ Penn worked his brazilian jiu jitsu to back mount and sank in his signature rear naked choke. Penn won submission of the night honors.
- Brock Lesnar. The previous heavyweight champion was a physical spectacle to behold. He is an agile and fast striker with amazing wrestling ability. However on UFC 116 Brock Lesnar faced off against Shane Carwin to unify the UFC Heavyweight Championship title. During the first round, Brock Lesnar was stunned by Shane Carwin and barely escaped the round. However as both fans went back to their corners, it was obvious that Shane Carwin had gassed out. Early in the second round, Lesnar took down Carwin and managed to get side control. From there, Lesnar used an arm triangle choke to become the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. A title that would be short lived.
- Daniel Roberts. Not a well known fighter, Roberts is a prodigious up-and-comer that has a record of eleven wins and one loss. Eight of his eleven wins are via submission, so it is no surprise that his second UFC fight resulted in submission of the night honors. Roberts fought Guymon at UFC 121. Early in the first round, Guymon shot in on Roberts and he defended with a guillotine choke attempt. He modified the guillotine into an anaconda choke. What made this submission so interesting is that Roberts muscled Guymon by his neck and flipped him around while still maintaining the anaconda choke. Daniel Roberts is a newcomer to lookout for.
Posted on: Nov. 13, 2010