Most Submission Wins in the UFC

Most Submission Wins in the UFC

MMA fans love to see a submission finish. Seeing their favorite fighters take their opponents to the mat, out grapple them, and lock in a submission.

Here is the current top five list of fighters with the most submission wins in the UFC. Read about these great submission artists ever below a click on the best MMA betting site on the web.

Gerald Meerschaert(10 Submission Wins)

Gerald Meerschaert

At number five on the most submission wins in the most submission wins in the UFC is Gerald Meerschaert. Gerald has quietly become one of the most prolific grapplers in the UFC. 

In his 36 total wins, Gerald has won an astounding 28 fights by submission with 10 of them in the UFC. Another crazy Meerschaert stat is in his 11 UFC wins, all of them have been by submission.

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If you are a fan of props, this is a good start to know the next time Gerald enters the octagon.

Nate Diaz(10 Submission Wins)

Nate Diaz

Tied for fourth on the most submissions in the UFC list is fan favorite Nate Diaz. Nate has always been known for being extremely dangerous on the ground.

His MO has always been to beat his opponents up on the feet and then submit them on the ground. Diaz has submitted a who’s who of the best fighters in UFC history.

Everyone from Conor McGregor, Jim Miller, Takanori Gomi, Tony Ferguson, and Melvin Guillard have all been submitted by Nate. In the future, we might see Nate come back to the UFC and add to his total.

Demian Maia(11 Submission Wins)

Demian Maia

Coming in next on the list of most submissions in the UFC is grappling legend Demian Maia with 11 submission wins. In the opinion of many MMA experts, they regard Demian Maia as the greatest grappler to ever compete in the UFC.

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Maia dominated numerous opponents with his superior grappling during his impressive UFC career. He immediately made his presence felt as a dominant grappler by submitting his first five UFC opponents.

Demian then went on to submit top fighters during his career like Neil Magny, Matt Brown, and Carlos Condit.

Jim Miller(12 Submission Wins)

Jim Miller

Jim Miller once again makes it onto another top list at #2 on the most submissions in the UFC list. Miller is a veteran, who has fought anyone and everyone during his long and illustrious UFC career. 

He has long been known as an ace grappler and has submitted numerous top fighters during his career. Jim holds notable submission wins over Charles Oliveira, Yancy Medeiros, Duane Ludwig, Clay Guida, and Donald Cerrone.

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Don’t be surprised to see Miller add to his 12 submission wins in the future or his other current records.

Charles Oliveira(16 Submission Wins)

Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira has run away with the #1 spot on the most submissions in the UFC list with 16 submission victories. He has arguably the best MMA Jiu Jitsu in the world and has proved this for over a decade.

In recent years as Do Bronx has evolved into an elite fighter, he has submitted a who’s who of top fighters. Everyone from Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Kevin Lee, and Jim Miller all were submitted by Oliveira.

Expect to see Charles to continue adding to this list in the future.