What Are The Highest Percentage Submissions In Jiu-Jitsu?

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There are hundreds of submissions in jiu-jitsu and more are being created every day. As the sport evolves, it's important to step back and examine which submissions prove to be the most successful at the highest level. 

Today we are analyzing the top 10 ranked competitors in our overall pound for pound rankings (gi and no-gi combined) to discover which submissions are most commonly used by the elite.

CompetitorTop Used Submission2nd Used Submission3rd Used Submission
Kaynan DuarteToe Hold 3 (11%)Guillotine 3 (11%)Arm in Guillotine 3 (11%)
Marcus AlmeidaArmbar 15 (21%)Toe Hold 7 (10%)Choke From Back 6 (8%)
Felipe PenaChoke from back 24 (38%)RNC 8 (13%)Bow & Arrow 5 (8%)
Paulo MiyaoChoke from back 40 (56%)Armbar 9 (13%)RNC 4 (6%)
JT TorresChoke from back 12 (29%)Bow & Arrow 6 (15%)Armbar 3 (7%)
Lucas LepriChoke from back 18 (33%)Choke 8 (15%)Bow & Arrow 5 (9%)
Lucas BarbosaChoke from back 9 (15%)North South 8 (14%)Armbar 7 (12%)
Augusto MendesArmbar 5 (29%)Katagatame 3 (18%)Arm in guillotine 1 (6%)
Keenan CorneliusArmbar 22 (20%)Choke from back 19 (17%)Triangle 15 (14%)
Matheus DinizChoke from back 6 (18%)Wristlock 4 (12%)RNC 4 (12%)

Most Used Submissions

1. Chokes From The Back (134) 

2. Armbar (51) 

3. Bow & Arrow (16) 

3. RNC (16)

4. Guillotine (4) 

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