MMA: The 15 Best Submission Videos on Youtube
Due to UFC copyright, this list is comprised of strictly non-UFC submissions.
However, that doesn't necessarily take away from their greatness.
Flying arm bars, improbable triangles and ultimate reversals headline a list of the greatest submission videos on Youtube to date, both professional and amateur.
These 15 clips are proof that MMA is the purest sport around. Enjoy.
15. How Does This Not Make the List?
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I know the WWE has nothing to do with mixed martial arts, but how do you pass this video up?
A fake double-submission on the late Chris Benoit?
I guess tapping 20 times in professional wrestling doesn't mean anything.
14. Big Bob Sapp Upset by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is literally half the size of Bob Sapp.
But that didn't stop Minotauro from submitting the big MMA star with a perfect arm bar.
Upset or not, this is one of the greatest moments in Nogueira's lengthy career.
13. Fedor Emelianenko's Comeback Submission
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After one of the craziest and most dangerous suplex slams in MMA history, Fedor Emelianenko was still able to submit the powerful Kevin Randleman.
A true testament by one of the greatest fighters ever.
12. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Taps Mirko Cro Cop
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Look who we have here, again.
There's a reason why Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is considered one of the best heavyweight submission artists of all time, albeit Frank Mir for obvious reasons.
He's that good and this video proves it.
11. K-1's Best Submission of All Time
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I don't exactly know how to describe this submission.
It sort of looks like a move you would put your friend in wrestling around in your basement, or playing cops and robbers if that's the sort of thing you did when you were young.
Regardless, minus the middle finger, this submission was glorious.
10. Nick Diaz Takes Care of Takanori Gomi
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Nick Diaz is an absolute beast, which is the reason why this video exists.
Just watch and you'll see what I mean.
9. Fabricio Werdum Submits Fedor Emelianenko
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There's a first time for everything.
8. Ronda Rousey Breaks Meisha Tate's Arm
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We have to pay tribute to the ladies.
Ronda Rousey is probably the most recognizable name in women's MMA and this is exactly why.
Skip to 7:50 for a bone-crushing time.
7. Anderson Silva Submitted Via "Flying Lotus"
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Take that, Anderson Silva.
As a Chael Sonnen enthusiast I'm beyond stoked that this video exists and is readily available at my fingertips.
Not to mention the shear technique it took from Ryo Chonan to secure one of the rarest submissions ever.
6. Carlos Newton's Ultimate Reversal
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Just when you think one guy has a submission victory locked up, the other guy turns the tables.
Consider this video a two-for-one special.
5. Greatest Amatuer Submission Ever?
This may be the greatest amateur submission of all time.
In order for this guy to even attempt this swinging arm bar he would of needed to have some serious MMA swag at his disposal.
Well, I guess he did.
4. Toby Imada's Inverted Triangle Choke
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I've honestly never seen this type of submission before, and I doubt anyone else has too.
An inverted triangle choke just doesn't come around that often, and when it does, we should pay attention.
3. Kazushi Sakuraba Breaks Renzo Gracie's Arm
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Whenever a video pops up on Youtube that features a Gracie getting submitted it deserves to be showcased on all MMA formats.
For this one, Kazushi Sakuraba breaks Renzo Gracie's arm.
2. Stephen Reek's Fastest MMA Submission
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I literally just stumbled upon this video.
And quite frankly, it almost made the next slide.
How can anything match a seven-second submission victory?
That's like winning the lottery.
1. Kazushi Sakuraba's Improbable Submission
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I don't know what it is about this video but it screams No. 1.
It could be the Rocky music or the contagious announcers.
Whatever it is, the production value for this video is just as overwhelming as the improbable submission by, yet again, Kazushi Sakuraba.
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