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facegrater 11-10-2012 04:41 PM

Pure bjj in the ufc
 
How would a very talented pure bjj/grappler fighter do in the UFC. No real striking skills but extremely good at ground fighting.. as it seems grapplers > strikers.

Life B Ez 11-10-2012 05:33 PM

Well sir, I would say you need to watch a few more fights.

facegrater 11-10-2012 06:09 PM

grappling > striking no?

Life B Ez 11-10-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by facegrater (Post 1646178)
grappling > striking no?

No.

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Toxic 11-10-2012 09:27 PM

BJ Penn entered the UFC as pretty much a strictly BJJ fighter, since then though the UFC has evolved and a fighter would need at least some kind of striking base even in the basics to survive. although Shinya Aoki has maintained a fairly decent career in Japan using pretty much strictly grappling but that is due to a phenomenal ability to utilize his BJJ from any position including some that he is forced to reduce to in order to get his opponent to the ground once he has somebody he needs to hold on and take it to the ground regardless of the position it leaves him in.

Life B Ez 11-10-2012 09:31 PM

It only works in mma if the guy wants you play the game. It's very very difficult to keep someone down with you on the bottom. A lot of amazing grapplers have been nullified by his opponent just refusing to be involved. Look at how easily Gil Melendez neutralized Aoki by just refusing to engage.

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Liddellianenko 11-11-2012 10:51 AM

Ask Leites and Magalhaes. And to some extent Maia.

Rauno 11-11-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by facegrater (Post 1646163)
How would a very talented pure bjj/grappler fighter do in the UFC. No real striking skills but extremely good at ground fighting.. as it seems grapplers > strikers.

Could you be more specific? With no MMA experience and only BJJ skills right?

Life B Ez 11-11-2012 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Rauno (Post 1646288)
Could you be more specific? With no MMA experience and only BJJ skills right?

And does he count wrestlers as grapplers?

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facegrater 11-11-2012 09:30 PM

ground fighting with no striking.
Wrestling, bjj, etc Submissions only.


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