10 Fighters with the Best Takedown Defense in MMA

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10 Fighters with the Best Takedown Defense in MMA
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Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell unveiled the blueprint for stuffing takedowns and dictating the pace of fights against upper-echelon wrestlers years ago in the UFC.

Superior technique and a vicious and well-timed sprawl helped "The Iceman" stymie the takedown attempts of several gifted grapplers, forcing the bulk of his foes to stand up and exchange with him.

Liddell's three-year reign over the UFC's light heavyweight division ended in 2007, leaving the door open for several fighters with similar skill sets to emerge and take his place.

Here are the 10 fighters with the best takedown defense in MMA.

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