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Mid-Year Awards: 10 Best MMA Submissions Of 2009

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A while back we talked about if MMA was heading more to ultimate kickboxing and leaving the ground game to die off or something.  After doing a little homework, we found out that the ground game and submissions in general haven't really fallen off at all.  In fact, we've seen some pretty dope submission in the first half of 2009.  Let's check out MMA4Real's 10 Best MMA Submissions of 2009 in no particular order:

  • Toby Imada vs. Jorge Masvidal, Bellator 5 via Inverted Triangle Choke
  • Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen, UFC 95 via Triangle Choke
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens, UFC 17 via Armbar
  • Jake Shields vs. Robbie Lawler, Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields via Guillotine Choke
  • Seth Dikun vs. Rolando Perez, WEC 41 via Flying Triangle Choke
  • Brock Larson vs. Mike Pyle, UFC 98 via Arm Triangle Choke
  • Cole Miller vs. Junie Browning, UFN 18 via Guillotine Choke
  • Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brian Stann, UFC 97 via Kimura
  • Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz, UFC 99 via D'Arce Choke
  • Jason Dent vs. Cameron Dollar, UFC 19 via Anaconda Choke

.Gif's of some of these are after the jump. Feel free to give your thoughts and post your own favorites.




Jake Shields Guillotine Chokes Robbie Lawler Strikeforce

Seth Dikun Flying Triangle Chokes Rolando Perez WEC 41

Brock Larson Arm-Triangle Chokes Mike Pyle UFC 98

Cole Miller Guillotine Chokes Junie Allen Browning UFN 18