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Who Has the Most Submissions in UFC History? (Top 20)

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The current best submission fighters in the UFC in 2023 and beyond are Charles Oliveira, Gerald Meerschaert, Gunnar Nelson, Gillian Robertson, Paul Craig, Islam Makhachev, Shavkat Rakhmanov, and Mackenzie Dern.The stats start from UFC 28 as this was when the UFC first used the Unified Rules of MMA and started recording stats.

Who Has the Most Submissions in UFC History?

How many submissions does Charles Oliveira have?+ Felicia Spencer (2019-present), Macy Chiasson (2018-present), Megan Anderson (2018-2021), and Raquel Pennington (2021-present) all also have 1 submission in the Women’s featherweight division.+ Felicia Spencer (2019-present), Macy Chiasson (2018-present), Megan Anderson (2018-2021), and Raquel Pennington (2021-present) all also have 1 submission in the Women’s featherweight division.

Division Fighter UFC Submissions Timeframe
Heavyweight Frank Mir  8 2001-2016
Light heavyweight Glover Texeira 7 2012-2023
Middleweight Gerald Meerschaert 9 2016-present
Welterweight Gunnar Nelson 7 2012-present
Lightweight Charles Oliveria  10 2010-present
Featherweight Charles Oliveira 6 2012-2016
Bantamweight Rani Yahya* 6 2011-present
Flyweight Demetrious Johnson 5 2012-2018
Women’s Featherweight Amanda Nunes+ 1 2018-present
Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey 3 2013-2016
Women’s Flyweight Gillian Robertson 6 2017-present
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern 4 2018-present

The fastest submission in UFC history is 14 seconds in the first round, secured by Ronda Rousey who submitted Cat Zingano at UFC 184 (2015) via straight armbar.The other 5 submissions were secured in Brazilian MMA promotions: Warriors Challenge (WC), Predador FC, Ring of Combat, First Class Fight, and Jungle Fight.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Heavyweight Division?

The stats start from UFC 28 as this was when the UFC first used the Unified Rules of MMA and started recording stats.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division?

Demetrious Johnson has the most submissions in the UFC flyweight division with 5.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Middleweight Division?

Therefore, the table doesn’t include the Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend, Royce Gracie, who secured his 10 UFC submissions in the first 4 UFC tournaments.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Welterweight Division?

Frank Mir has the most submissions in the UFC heavyweight division with 8.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Lightweight Division?

Here’s a table showing the top 20 fighters with the most submissions in UFC history. 

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Featherweight Division?

Who are the current best submission fighters in the UFC? (2023+)

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Bantamweight Division?

Rani Yahya and Urijah Faber have the most submissions in the UFC bantamweight division with 6 each.

Who Has the Most Submissions in the UFC Flyweight Division?

Glover Teixeira has the most submissions in the UFC light heavyweight division with 7.

FAQ

Gunnar Nelson has the most submissions in the UFC welterweight division with 8.Are you wondering who has the most submissions in UFC history?Charles Oliveira has the most submission in UFC history with 16. It’s highly unlikely this record will ever be beaten, especially considering he’s only 33 and still very active.Here’s a table showing the fighters with the most submissions in UFC history by weight class division.Charles Oliveira has the most submissions in the UFC lightweight division with 10.If you found this article useful, you may also enjoy:* Urijah Faber also has 6 UFC submissions in the bantamweight division (2011-2019) but Rani Yahya was selected because he’s still active and able to beat the record.Gerald Meerschaert has the most submissions in the UFC middleweight division with 9.Charles Oliveira has the most submissions in the UFC featherweight division with 6.

Overall

Charlies Oliveira has the submissions in UFC history with 16. He’s closely followed by Demian Maia (11), Jim Miller (11), and Nate Diaz (10).Behind him are Jim Miller and Gerald Meerschaert, but Jim Miller is 42 years old and close to retiring, and Gerald Meerschaert isn’t consistently winning enough fights.Who has the most submissions in Women’s UFC History?

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