The phrase “grinding” isn’t always viewed with the most respect from casual MMA fans who simply look for the highlight-reel knockouts in every fight, but for those who truly enjoy the sport of mixed martial arts, sometimes, there can be nothing more impressive than a great, dominating performance where one guy simply imposes his will on his opponent.
That’s what happened on Saturday night when Minnesota-native Nik Lentz took it to Diego Nunes on the Fuel TV portion of the UFC on FX 7 fight card. Like he has done so many times in the past, Lentz made use of his non-stop motor to bully Nunes around the cage on his way to a unanimous-decision victory.
Lentz has become known for his grinding style, but he’s not the only guy who’s making a living by being a gritty grappler.
Here are the five best grinders in MMA today.