Another day, another set of incredible submissions. Today, we're focusing on some of the best grappling moments from 2003-2008. The debut of Brazil's Jungle Fights opens up with Rodrigo Gripp de Sousa wishing he'd have tapped a lot sooner. Then Joseph Bamguish gives a detailed explanation of why a guillotine choke from bottom side-mount is never ever a good idea.
- UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit gets a lesson in leg lock defense
- Tommy Lee thinks he can get out of an arm triangle by removing his mouth piece
- If Masakazu Imanari ever touches one of your limbs, you tap immediately
- Christian M'Pumbu>Stefan Struve>Sean McCorkle>Mark Hunt>Mirko CroCop>Eddie Sanchez>Brett Rogers>Andrei Arlovski>Fabricio Werdum>Fedor Emelianenko
Follow the jump to see the second set of great submission highlights.
HT: T.P. Grant for commentary on the GIFs.
Ebenezer Fontes Braga Vs. Rodrigo Gripp de Sousa - Jungle Fight 1 (Sept. 13, 2003)
Nothing sucks like getting choked, well expect for getting choked out with a ref who doesn't know what to do...
Marcelo Tigre vs. Joseph Bamguish - Jungle Fight 1 (Sept. 13, 2003)
Going fetal seemed like a good idea at the time.
Akira Kibe vs. Manabu Kano - Shooto: Gig Central 4 (Sept. 21, 2003)
It is awful being in a good, tight high guard. You can see the submission coming and can't do a damn thing about it.
Wagney Fabiano vs. Tommy Lee - TKO 16: Infernal (May 22, 2004)
Today's BJJ lesson: Why going for a guillotine choke from the bottom of mount is a terrible idea.
Heath Pedigo vs. Andy Majors - HOOKnSHOOT: Arnold Classic (March 4, 2005)
Not sure what the pro wrestling term for that is, but it was awesome.
Leopoldo Montenegro vs. Rodrigo Souza - Jungle Fight 4 (May 21, 2005)
Dat Toe Hold...
Satoru Kitaooka vs. Carlos Condit - Pancrase: Spiral 8 (Oct. 2, 2005)
Condit learned a valuable lesson this day, trying to strike out of a heel hook just makes your tears taste sweeter in the end.
But I was fine!
Ichiro Kanai vs. Moriyu Yamada - Pancrase: Blow 3 (April 9, 2006)
I can't stop staring at Yamada's hairline...
Yuji Hoshino vs. Yuta Yasunaga - Greatest Common Multiple: D.O.G. 6 (June 11, 2006)
How to guillotine like a boss
Rani Yahya vs. Kazuya Yasuhiro - K1 Heroes 6 (August 5, 2006)
Seriously... let go...
The only guillotine defense he knew back then was to tap.
Waldburger knows... how to finish an arm bar
Brad Pickett vs. John Trent - Absolute Fighting Championship 19 (Oct. 21, 2006)
A+ for the armbar, the kick flip on the other hand...
Masakazu Imanari vs. Robbie Olivier - Cage Rage 20 (Feb. 10, 2007)
Imanari, not just going after your feet!
James Edson Berto vs. Victor Valenzuela - Strikeforce-Elite XC: Shamrock Vs. Baroni (June 22, 2007)
get in to my guard! Wait! No!
Christian M'Pumbu vs. Stefan Struve - Star Of Peresvit (Dec. 7, 2007)
Wait... what? I honestly thought that would go the other way.
Kazayuki Fujita vs. Peter Graham - WVR Presents: Sengoku (May 5, 2008)
a choke so nice, he tapped twice.