10 Best MMA Submissions Through 1st Half of 2014

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10 Best MMA Submissions Through 1st Half of 2014
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Nate Marquardt closed out Saturday's UFC event in Auckland, New Zealand with a submission win over James Te Huna. However, the former middleweight title challenger still fell short of scoring the most impressive submission of the weekend.

That honor went to Charles Oliveira, who locked up an anaconda choke against Hatsu Hioki. While we have seen anaconda chokes executed previously inside the Octagon, nobody had ever forced the Japanese featherweight to tap.

For that reason alone, Oliveira's win against Hioki has been one of the more impressive submissions in 2014.

Where does it stand in the race for the 2014 Submission of the Year award? Here is a closer look at the 10 best submissions of the calendar year through six months.

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