Is this the best 'grappling' fight in MMA?

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  1. JustAkidFrom209

    JustAkidFrom209 Yellow Belt

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    Just watched Diego Sanchez vs Nick Diaz, and I am blown away at the amount of skill they have shown in that fight. Diego got multiple takedowns, stacked Nick and landed some good GnP, but Diaz had multiple reversals, got his own takedowns and went for leglocks, omoplata and shown great wrist control from the bottom as well as landing a viscious upkick in the 2nd round.

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    Sanchez 30-27 no controversy. Definition of a great fight! Anyone agree?

    PM me if u wanna see the 'highlights'.
     
  2. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    I still think Shields/Maia is a grappling masterclass of a fight. It went all five and I enjoyed it immensely at the time.
     
  3. Klaavical

    Klaavical Black Belt

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    Show us the grappling highlights.
     
  4. Portland8242

    Portland8242 Brown Belt

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    Not a "grappling fight" per se but Cejudo/DJ 2 had some wild ass grappling exchanges / scrambles
     
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    That is one of the greatest grappling fights of all time in UFC. I have it watched it quit a few times. Good find brother
     
  6. BoD 2.0

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    Great fight. Diego was a beast back then.
     
  7. BoD 2.0

    BoD 2.0 Black Belt

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    The kid division doesn’t count.
     
  8. JustBleed69

    JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Black Belt

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    Diego has some great grappling, very underrated. I would have loved to see he and Matt Hughes both go at it in their primes.
     
  9. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Nakamura vs Cristea migt be the most entertaining grappling fight nobody has ever seen
     
  10. TheJohnnyWalkerEra

    TheJohnnyWalkerEra Brown Belt

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    Angela Lee in One FC often has amazing grappling fights
     
  11. daemusvladornu

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    This fight doesn't get enough credit. I still to this day remember the prefight interviews with Diaz saying how Sanchez hadn't fought anyone good and shouldn't be fighting him... But we all saw what happened. But to be fair both Diaz and Sanchez have a list of great fights.
     
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    Nogueira/Barnett 1
    Damien Maia/Jason MacDonald
    Aoki/JZ
    Couture/Van Arsdale was a good wrestling centric MMA fight.
     
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  13. Drugstore Cowboy

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    DJ vs. Elliott contains all the methods from the grappling greats of the past such as Marc Garcia, Buchencha, Ed Talles, Leo Lo, etc.

    Look for stiff arming, inversion, peterson rolls, bicep rides... it's one of the best fights of all time to study MMA grappling.
     
  14. Wizzlebiz

    Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Great fight. A personal favorite.


    Why the whole PM me thing? Just post the highlights.
     
  15. Fergelmince

    Fergelmince Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    May be because it's so recent, but Maia/Askren was pretty awesome. What sets it apart is how fast the attempts and defenses happened. And Maia chaining the attempts together after each defense.

    Also, it didn't end with a submission, but the chess match going on before Belcher smashed Palhares was badass

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  16. Irresistible10

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    Maia vs Shields was better because Shields is 10X better than Askren
     
  17. Satan's Daddy.

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    Askren/Maia was the best.
     
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  18. Fergelmince

    Fergelmince Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    no it wasn't
     
  19. Rambo89

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    That is a great one. My favorite MMA fight that turned into an amazing grappling match was Joe "Daddy" Stephenson vs George Sotiropolous
     
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    watching Joe B scramble with anyone is mind blowing
     

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