Who Are Some of the Best Brazilian Wrestlers in MMA History?

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  1. Fahrenheit1221

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    I'm not talking decorated in amateur wrestling but how they applied wrestling to MMA and the success they found with both offensive and defensive wrestling at the highest levels of MMA both in and out of the Octagon.
     
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    Gleison Tibau
    Arona
     
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    That's a head scratcher.
     
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    Arona
     
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    good call
    ill take Aldo as the best wrestler ever..TDD is wrestling.

    his clinic on frankie was amazing. same with his coming out party vs faber
     
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    Silva has great defensive wrestling
     
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    Aldo for defense
    Glover has good takedowns usually
    Brazilians are way more TDD oriented wrestlers,not many who are great at takedowns.
     
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    Aldo

    Maia
     
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    Add Jacare and you got the top 3.
     
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    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Some great responses so far. I feel like Tibau stands out (to me personally). Arona was a son of a bitch though. Insanely difficult match-up for virtually anyone in his prime.
     
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    Glover is the first person that comes to mind.
     
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    Zabit 145 Goat Ben Askren is the funkiest dude In MMA

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    Maia
    Aldo
    RDA
     
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    Eh I think if you just wrestle in brazil. You are bound to have some accolades since fringe sport. If anything Maia is a good wrestler in Brazil?
     
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    gono btw Rounds...

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    This is what popped in my head as well.
     
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    Gleison Tibau
    Demian Maia
    José Aldo
    Gilbert Durinho
    Ronaldo Jacaré
    Rafael Feijão
    Michel Prazeres
    Lyoto Machida
    Francisco Trinaldo
    Warlley Alves
    Antonio Carlos Júnior

    Some of them use more Judô than Wrestling, like Jacaré, Feijão and Antonio Carlos.
     
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