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The Best UFC Heavyweight Submission Artists

The only heavyweight fighter I know to have won via omoplata, Del-Rosario has three submission wins to his credit, including one against ex-UFC fighter Lavar Johnson. While his submission and striking skills looked stellar early in his career, he better work on his gas tank or one more loss will likely get him a pink slip. Photo Credit: MMAWeekly

Here is a the list of the few UFC heavyweights that can use something other than their immense power to finish a fight. They are masters of maneuvering their opponents into compromising positions so they can earn a tap out.  Not many heavyweights can master the art of submission, but these are the UFC fighters that are the best at it.  Here they are, in order, the UFC heavyweight submission artists.


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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD