MMA: UFC-TUF Brazil 3 Finale-Maia vs Yakovlev4. Demian Maia

When it comes down to it, Demian Maia is one of the best pure submission artists to ever grace the Octagon, as he is a fourth degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a 2007 ADCC World Submission Wrestling Champion, and he has a plethora of other submission grappling championships to his name. Some may argue that his natural mat skills haven’t transferred over to the UFC as well as they maybe should have, as he only has nine submission wins, which is why he isn’t ranked higher on my list. However, submissions like his arm triangle from mount over Chael Sonnen will be remembered forever nonetheless.