Ever since the beginning of MMA, submissions have been at the heart of the sport. While some submissions are simpler than others, all of them can be effective when executed properly. Here are the top five submissions that every MMA fighter must know in order to be an effective fighter.
1. Choke Triangle
One of the most adequate tag in the sport, the triangle choke is easily the most submissive. While in guard position, the fighter traps his opponent’s hand and pulls him forward. From there, the fighter places his foot opposite the detached arm behind the opponent’s head and locks the legs together. Once the legs are locked, the opponent is trapped, and the fighter under pressure guards until his opponent taps or loses his consciousness. Although the choking triangle has been around since the early days of MMA, his defense is taught very early in the fighter’s career, so it’s a shame not to be able to defend this move at the professional level. However, the choke triangle can make a very adequate submission when executed properly even against the most experienced fighter. For example, Fedor Emelianenko recently missed what most people consider his first ever career loss this year for Frabricio Werdum in a triangle to choke.
2. Naked Rear Choke
This choke is one of the most deadly when properly executed. Often on his back while facing his opponent, the fighter will wrap one arm around his opponent’s neck with his forearm pressing against one side of the neck and his bicep against the other side of the neck. The other hand of the fighter will press against the back of the opponent’s head and place hooks on the opponent’s sides. The fighter then expands his chest until the opponent taps out or is forced to go unconscious. Unlike some choke holders that put pressure on a fighter’s windpipe, this choke pinches the carotid arteries, supplying oxygen and blood to the head, making it one of the fastest and most dominant cocks in MMA.
3. Choke Guillotine
Although considered one of the most popular submissions in MMA, the guillotine choke is very effective against fighters who lower their heads while attacking their opponent. To apply this choke, the fighter slides a hand under the opponent’s chin against the throat and then grips his hand with his free hand and begins to pull up, cutting into the opponent’s throat, cutting wind pipe of the fighter. Due to its usefulness, the guillotine can be executed from both the standing and guard positions. Basically this choke can make a fighter career. For example, UFC fighter Cody McKenzie has ten wins in a row with a guineotine choke, and while fighters know what he brings to the table, his choke is so adequate that fighters can’t defend it, which means that he is one of the deadliest in the sport.
4. Arm Bar
The hand bar is a common submission lock intended to hyperextend the hand. The fighter will trap and isolate his opponent’s hand by pulling it between his own legs. From there, the fighter arches his hips and leans backwards, applying concentrated pressure to his opponent’s angle and hypertrophy extending the opponent’s arm. Ligament damage is common in this submission, along with the ability to break the opponent’s arm or elbow when fully executed.
This submission move is named after the great judo of Masahiko Kimura, who used the move to put the hand of Mio legend Helio Gracie in a game in 1955. This transfer can be implemented from the side guard or control posts. The captured fighter will grip the hand or arm of his opponent, open his own guard, and sit up or rotate to the side. The fighter then reaches the opponent’s hand-held hand, grips his own wrist, and begins to push the prone opponent’s hand away from his body, moving it toward his head, causing over-rotation. shoulder. This puts tremendous pressure on the arm, usually causing ligament damage or a broken arm. One of the most famous kimura submissions ever took place in the famous fight between Renzo Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba in “Pride 10 – Return of the Warriors”, where Gracie refused to tap against Sakuraba’s kimura, causing him to tear up tendons and ligaments and breaking his arm.
As you can see, properly made submissions can lead to a dominant victory, but if they are not well defended, they can lead to serious injury. The protection for these submissions is as important as being able to execute them, and when a fighter is able to execute the submission as well as protect it, it shows that you are a serious fighter.