MMA is the most dynamic and exciting combat sport in the world because the way in which a fight can end is almost limitless. While there is no denying the excitement a knockout brings, there is something magical about a well timed and perfectly executed submission. The sport would not be where it is today if it were not for the submission game; watching Royce Gracie defeat much larger opponents with his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is what captured the imagination of the masses. The submission game is what separates MMA from the traditional striking sports that once ruled the combat sports landscape. Submissions add depth to the sport. Without the added excitement of the ground game, there would be no MMA. Arm bars, leg locks, chokeholds…all beautiful in their technical brilliance and all an effective means of stopping an opponent. While decision wins are satisfying and knockout wins are gratifying, there is nothing quite like the feeling a fighter gets when he makes an opponent quit. Forcing another opponent to admit defeat is the ultimate victory for a fighter. In this video you will see some of the best submissions and setups from some of the best submission artists in the game today. There are no flying arm-bars or inverted triangles here, just good old fashioned, well executed bread and butter submissions. That’s the beauty of BJJ; it’s not about the flash. It’s about the simplest, most effective way to end a fight. Even though everyone knows about the straight arm-bar, the triangle and the rear naked choke they are still effective; even when you know they are coming. Enjoy!

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.