Who do you think the top 5 best grapplers are today?

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  1. snoop dogg***

    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    After Copa podio, who is on your list?
    1)Rodolfo
    2)Xande
    3)Buchecha
    4)DeAN Lister (he has subbed rodolfo before)
    5)Leandro Lo
     
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    lxl VENOM lxl White Belt

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    It's to hard to pick and put them in order. What about Mendes bros? Marcelo Garcia?
     
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    Didn't Buchecha beat Rodolfo recently?
     
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    In no particular order

    Cyborg
    Marcelo
    Rafa
    Rodolfo
    Xande
     
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    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Surprised by the inclusion of Cyborg (not that he's not a beast, but I feel like his best days are behind him). In gi, I'd have to say in no particular order:

    Rodolfo
    Gui
    Rafa
    Buchecha
    Romulo

    No gi, again in no particular order:

    Marcelo
    Dean Lister
    Rafa
    Galvao
    Palahares

    I'd be tempted to include Braulio because I thought he looked great in the match with Jacare, but he just hasn't competed all that much lately (at least that I've seen). Which is too bad, because I absolutely love his style and he's a big influence on my gi guard game.
     
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    Rafa, Cobrinha, Gui Mendes, Galvao, Romulo

    I want to put Buchecha but want to give it a little more time. Remember when Faria started winning everone was touting him as the next great thing and while still an absolute beast it sorted fizzled out.
     
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    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Also, Bruno Malfacine. He never gets the credit he deserves, maybe because he's so soft spoke or maybe because of Caio Terra. Who knows. But he competes at the highest level all the time and almost never loses.
     
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    Josh Barnett
     
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    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    hes one of my favorite grapplers and Id love to see him fight flyweight mma . hes fast as F***



    i know he lost, but still insane how fast he is
     
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    top 5 best Grapplers?

    Marcelo Garcia
    Braulio Estima
    Rafael Mendes
    Galvao
    Cobrinha

    I can't put Rodolfo Viera because his game doesn't translate well with no-gi.
     
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    1. Leandro Lo
    2. Guilherme Mendes
    3. Andre Galvao
    4. Buchecha
    5. Cobrinha

    If it wasn't current Garcia, Leo vieira, and roleta would definitely be in there.
     
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    Current, active top 5

    Rafa
    Marcelo
    Malfacine
    Roldofo
    Buchecha
    not in any order

    Close behind Gui, Romulo, Lo, Caio, braulio (not as active).Cobrinha, Xande
     
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    For a little while, he was indeed training MMA.

    I think with the creation of Alliance Orlando, that's gone by the wayside, which understandable, if still disheartening.
     
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    As far as the grapplers who compete today (Roger, Jacare and a couple other greats don't compete as much anymore). In no particular order.....

    Gi
    Romulo Barral
    Andre Galvao
    Buchecha
    Alexandre Ribeiro
    Caio Terra

    No-Gi
    Marcelo Garcia
    Andre Galvao
    Pablo Popovitch
    Dean Lister
    Alexandre Ribeiro
     
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    In no particular order:
    -Ryron Gracie
    -Renner Gracie
    -Ralek Gracie
    -Rickson Gracie
    and
    Sakuraba.
     
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    Rafa
    Marcelo
    Rodolfo
    Buchecha
    Galvao
     
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    No Royce?
     
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    Actually Royce was going to be my #6.How did you guess? I picked the ones above him because they are younger.Sakuraba because he is better at the Kimura.
     

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