Wow S.A.M.B.O. fighters are sick grapplers!

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  1. humper3000

    humper3000 Yellow Belt

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    I always thought Bendo was one of the top wrestlers in all of MMA but seeing him grapple against Khabilov shocked me. I feel like Khabilov was winning in the clinch and on the takedowns which should be hard because Bendo has good hips from taekwondo and wrestling. Bendo's still a beast but man I would've liked to see Khabilov not gas as fast as he did. It looks like SAMBO should be part of the next generation of fighters cause it just seems so dominant.

    P.S. Anyone know any good SAMBO schools in NYC?
     
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    Scheme Black Belt

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    Bendo was thoroughly out-grappled by Thomson.

    But yeah sambo clearly is a good base to get into MMA.
     
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    I thought the same. Bendo won, but I can't recall anyone giving Bendo as much trouble with the takedowns/grappling as Khabilov did (finish aside).
     
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    I noticed that bendos hip bones are tiny, must be the reason why he's so flexible there.
     
  5. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    As good as Rustam is, I believe Khabib is on another level
     
  6. pointfighter

    pointfighter Blue Belt

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    This
     
  7. Yonny

    Yonny Blue Belt

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    How about Thomson just one fight ago? :icon_neut
     
  8. Thrawn33

    Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Loved the grappling in this fight, both standing and on the mat.

    Wrestler turned Judoka sends.
     
  9. humper3000

    humper3000 Yellow Belt

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    Not sure about that man Rustam looks stronger than Khabib
     
  10. DhakaMMA

    DhakaMMA Purple Belt

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    Khabib has been fighting match after match climbing the ladder, but they decided to feed Khabilov to the wolves against the no.2? It was way too early for Khabilov. Newcomer #11 vs veteran #2, they essentially screwed the guy feeding him to the wolves.
     
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    Megatronlee Red Belt

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    We talkin about better
     
  12. Ryan Phillipe

    Ryan Phillipe Blue Belt

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    Josh Thomson looked to be a far superior grappler than Rustam.
     
  13. ggtopdog

    ggtopdog Purple Belt

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    Another level of lnp
     
  14. sosy1325

    sosy1325 Orange Belt

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    ...you're just now realizing this?
     
  15. humper3000

    humper3000 Yellow Belt

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    Yeah man I thought this was the fight where 2 outstanding grapplers went at it, where one is a SAMBO fighter and the other is a beast of a wrestler.
     
  16. DhakaMMA

    DhakaMMA Purple Belt

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    Yes, we witnessed so much LnP in today's match... :rolleyes:
     

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