The gogoplata submission isn’t the mysterious offensive finisher it once was. Although it does remain a rare finishing maneuver, it has become increasingly popular since Nick Diaz utilized the choke to submit the durable Takanori Gomi way back at Pride 33.
Since then we’ve seen a nice handful of gogo’s. Amazingly, men of all size seem capable of executing the submission, which requires an insane amount of dexterity.
Take a look at five incredible gogoplata finishes, from some of the sports most famous to the hungry and technical youngsters.