How to Defend and Escape the Most Common Submissions in the UFC!

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Jiu-jitsu Times did a feature on the “Most Successful Submissions in the UFC” 

How often are fights ended by submission in professional MMA fights?

Approximately 20% of UFC fights are finished by submission on average each year.

  • * Statistically the most successful submissions in UFC in 2015 in descending order
  •     Rear Naked Choke
  •     Guillotines
  •     Armbars
  •     Arm Triangle Choke
  •     Triangles

source: .bjjheroes.com

The natural question after viewing those fight ending submissions would be: “How to defend / escape / counter those submissions?”

* If you fight MMA and consider yourself a striker it is imperative that you at least learn how to defend the biggest submission threats on the ground.

Here are great 5 great instructional videos for you on how to defend against the most dangerous submissions.


1) RNC / Rear Naked Choke (36% of submissions in UFC 2015)

How to Escape the Rear Naked Choke


 

2) Guillotine Choke (22% of submissions in UFC 2015)

Renzo Gracie shows how to escape from a guillotine


 

3) Armbar (from the guard)(10% of submissions in UFC 2015)

Kurt Osiander – Armbar Defense


 

4) Arm Triangle Choke(6% of submissions in UFC 2015)

Kurt Osiander – Side Control Arm Triangle + Defense


 

5) Triangle(4% of submissions in UFC 2015)

How to Escape the Triangle Choke from Guard

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