The Most Shocking Submissions in MMA History

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The Most Shocking Submissions in MMA History
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Many of the most timeless submissions in the history of MMA unfolded unexpectedly.

Anderson Silva's fifth-round triangle armbar of Chael Sonnen was a classic stunner simply because it spoiled a seemingly definite upset win for The American Gangster.

Others, such as Forrest Griffin's rear-naked choke of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, generated extraordinary attention due to the nature and the degree of the upset.

Regardless of their modus operandi, every fighter on this list secured a spot in MMA lore for his acumen to catch the masses off guard by executing submissions in the most unlikely instances.

Here are the most shocking submissions in MMA history. 

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