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Fox Sports lists Top 20 Greatest Submissions in UFC History

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Obvious this is a matter of opinion. Fox Sports has listed off the Top 20 greatest submissions in UFC history in preparation for UFC’s 20 year anniversary pay-per-view extravaganza.

#20: Jason Von Flue’s Von Flue choke to finish Alex Karalexis
#19: CB Dollaway with the rare Peruvian necktie submission to finish Jesse Taylor
#18: Jeremy Horn submits Chuck Liddell with head and arm choke from the bottom
#17: Mark Coleman uses a neck crank to finish Dan Severn
#16: Pablo Garza hits a flying triangle to finish Yves Jabouin
#15: Matt Hughes employs a ‘Dave Schultz choke’ to finish Ricardo Almeida
#14: Carlos Newton uses a bulldog choke to finish Pat Miletich
#13: Nate Diaz gives Kurt Pellegrino the two finger salute before submitting him
#12: Frank Shamrock catches Jeremy Horn in a kneebar to win in overtime
#11: Dustin Hazelett slips from wizzer to armbar to finish Josh Burkman
#10: BJ Penn chokes out Matt Hughes to win the welterweight title
#9: Murilo Bustamante submits Matt Lindland twice in one fight
#8: Frank Mir snaps Tim Sylvia’s arm at UFC 48
#7: Korean Zombie hits a Twister on Leonard Garcia at Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis
#6: Brock Lesnar defeats Shane Carwin by head and arm choke at UFC 116
#5: Royce Gracie finishes Gerard Gordeau to win UFC 1
#4: Matt Hughes defeats Frank Trigg by rear naked choke at UFC 52
#3: Jon Jones finishes Lyoto Machida by standing guillotine choke at UFC 140
#2: Frank Mir submits Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by kimura at UFC 140
#1: Anderson Silva submits Chael Sonnen via triangle choke at UFC 117

Agree or disagree? Was Silva’s come from behind triangle of Anderson Silva the greatest submission the UFC has ever witnessed? Checkout our Top 10 section as well for more similar countdowns.

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