UnderGround Forums High Level BJJ BBs Who've Been Submitted in MMA?

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Who else?

Thales Leites (vs. Matt Horwich I)

Wagnney Fabiano (vs. Mackens Semerzier, Joseph Benavidez)

Travis Lutter (vs. Matt Lindland, Anderson Silva--though elbows played a part)

Fabio Leopoldo (vs. Matt Lindland)

Leonardo Castello Branco (vs. Andrei Kopylov)

Fabio Nascimento (vs. Demian Maia, Rousimar Palhares)
12/3/12 9:43 PM
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Kevin burns submitting roan carnaro (sp) UFC 85 is still IMO the biggest submission upset.

Burns was a blue belt and iirc roan was a Bjj world or Brazilian champion Phone Post
12/3/12 9:44 PM
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Bocek vs Danzig Phone Post
12/3/12 9:47 PM
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kid chaos -  Kevin burns submitting roan carnaro (sp) UFC 85 is still IMO the biggest submission upset.

Burns was a blue belt and iirc roan was a Bjj world or Brazilian champion Phone Post

Good catch. Roan was also submitted by Tommy Depret.
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Roberto Traven
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Gurgel vs. Miller

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Mir subbed Tavern way back.

Fitch also subbed the guy Burns subbed

Cole Miller subbed Jorge Gurgel as a purple belt Phone Post
12/3/12 10:02 PM
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I think Kurt Pellegreno has one or two top notch subs, right? Phone Post
12/3/12 10:02 PM
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I kbow Kurt is a BB too but he surprised me with at least one huge sub win Phone Post
12/3/12 10:09 PM
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boxy - Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes
The way he subbed him was outstanding! But Matt's honestly at the the level of some BB's. Still awesome sub is awesome Phone Post
12/3/12 10:26 PM
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Sakuraba submitted Conan Silveira, Ebenezer Braga, Royler Gracie, and Renzo Gracie
Belfort submitted by Overeem
Jeff Curran submitted by Faber
Machida was subbed by Jon Jones
Miguel Torres by Joseh Benavidez
Thiago Alves was submitted by Kampmann
Clay Guida submitted Rafael Dos Anjos
Matt Hughes submitted Ricardo Almeida
 
12/3/12 10:33 PM
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BJJ isn't MMA.
12/3/12 10:37 PM
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ausgepicht - 

 

Sakuraba submitted Conan Silveira, Ebenezer Braga, Royler Gracie, and Renzo Gracie
Belfort submitted by Overeem
Jeff Curran submitted by Faber
Machida was subbed by Jon Jones
Miguel Torres by Joseh Benavidez
Thiago Alves was submitted by Kampmann
Clay Guida submitted Rafael Dos Anjos
Matt Hughes submitted Ricardo Almeida
 

The problem we run into is distinguishing high level black belts from "regular" black belts. For instance, if Thiago Alves has his black belt now, I don't think he's accomplished enough in BJJ to indicate he's high level.

Also, Braga is Luta Livre, not BJJ.
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imanari has about 5.
12/3/12 10:51 PM
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Matt Winman vs Paul Sass. Phone Post
12/3/12 10:59 PM
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Immaculata - BJJ isn't MMA.

Miiiiiiighty defensive there. We're glad you came and told us! We were just about to start talking about how BJJ and MMA are the SAME EXACT THING until you came along and set us straight!!

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Hollywood Blonde - 
ausgepicht - 

 

Sakuraba submitted Conan Silveira, Ebenezer Braga, Royler Gracie, and Renzo Gracie
Belfort submitted by Overeem
Jeff Curran submitted by Faber
Machida was subbed by Jon Jones
Miguel Torres by Joseh Benavidez
Thiago Alves was submitted by Kampmann
Clay Guida submitted Rafael Dos Anjos
Matt Hughes submitted Ricardo Almeida
 

The problem we run into is distinguishing high level black belts from "regular" black belts. For instance, if Thiago Alves has his black belt now, I don't think he's accomplished enough in BJJ to indicate he's high level.

Also, Braga is Luta Livre, not BJJ.

Fair enough. Scratch Thiago Silva.

12/4/12 7:29 AM
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Hendricks vs Kampmann
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WestCoastMXC - Matt Winman vs Paul Sass. Phone Post
Sass is proud Luta livre Phone Post
12/4/12 8:48 AM
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There are some legit entries in here, I do kind of think there is a difference when the BB in question gets rocked or dropped and then gets subbed when he doesn't know up from down.
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WestCoastMXC -  Matt Winman vs Paul Sass. Phone Post

Sass is very good, but Matt has been a beast on the ground for years.

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russian guy leglocked a bb in rings, i forget both names

12/4/12 12:25 PM
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Caught_clean - There are some legit entries in here, I do kind of think there is a difference when the BB in question gets rocked or dropped and then gets subbed when he doesn't know up from down.

Why? This isn't a sport BJJ thread. The thread title is clear "High level BJJ BBs who have been submitted in MMA?" Why the defensive disclaimer?

12/4/12 12:30 PM
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Immaculata - BJJ isn't MMA.
I thought the thread title clarified that Phone Post
12/4/12 12:31 PM
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Hatsu Hioki submitted Chris Manuel Phone Post