Where would a fighter be without submissions? Probably choked out somewhere in the gutter. Without a firm knowledge of at least the very basics of submission grappling, one cannot defend against an onslaught of limbs looking to coil around your various pressure points. MMA fighters know this all too well.
That is why a steady diet of jiu jitsu is encouraged for everyone who looks to compete. The results are some fantastic finishes by submission.
But where is the variety?
Fights usually come down to a very few, select submissions that are time tested and mother approved. The armbar, rear naked choke, guillotine and the triangle choke. While witnessing these are always entertaining, we can't forget that there are hundreds of different submissions and variations on submissions that we never see.
Let's take a look at a few moves that are not only beautiful, but deadly as well—like Lara Croft or a decorative pinata full of badgers.