Should't we put an asterisk every time we hear about an "elite American wrestler". They said Aljo has the best wrestling in 135, but he had nothing against Yan. Petr took his back a couple of times, defended all his takedowns and dropped him a few times by sweeping his legs. Now, I am not saying that Aljo doesn't have a great wrestling - he shown through out his ufc career that he does. But aren't there levels to this? Yes, Petr avoided the ground game, but isn't taking your opponent down is a part of being an elite wrestler? Unlike Aljo Petr's wrestling experience is limited to the few recent years. But unlike Aljo Petr trained with the true elites from Dagestan. We also saw what Askarov did to Joe B, Maya to Askren, who was positioned as probably the best wrestler in mma, so much that he never learned to strike. Justin Gaethje, the D1 wrestler who was supposed to present a challenge for Khabib on the ground, was submitted in seconds after they hit the ground.