In 2013, three UFC title fights have been won via submission.
Anthony Pettis most recently joined that short list with an armbar to dethrone Benson Henderson. Demetrious Johnson and Ronda Rousey also secured armbars to defend the flyweight and women's bantamweight championships, respectively.
Forcing opponents to tap in such important fights has made these three fighters contenders in the race for Submission of the Year. Are any of them leading the pack as the calendar turns to November, though?
Here are the five best submissions in MMA from the past 10 months.