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

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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
 
In no particular order

Cyborg
Marcelo
Rafa
Rodolfo
Xande
 
In no particular order

Cyborg
Marcelo
Rafa
Rodolfo
Xande

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
hes one of my favorite grapplers and Id love to see him fight flyweight mma . hes fast as F***
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.
 
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
 
In no particular order:
-Ryron Gracie
-Renner Gracie
-Ralek Gracie
-Rickson Gracie
and
Sakuraba.
 
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