With the proper technique, positioning, and power, an opponent could be left with an important decision: let a bone snap, take a nap, or tap.
Much like the knockout, a submission will eject fans from their seats. In contrast from an earth-shattering KO, though, some MMA fans struggle to appreciate the aspects of the grappling game—the takedown, the control, the transitions—aside from the finished product.
A possible explanation for fans’ lack of interest may have to do with the fact that submissions are harder to come by than a knockout or TKO, so it may have seemed like there was a lot of rolling around for nothing. According to ufc-secrets.com—a site that examined over 5,000 UFC fights—only 21% of contests end by way of a submission.
Breaking down the submissions into even finer detail, 78% involved the neck, 18.3% jeopardized arms, and 3.7% threatened legs.
The website combs through these stoppages even further, listing how many times various submissions occurred.
Next time an MMA match hits the canvas, instead of getting lost in the mess of human entanglement, try and appreciate and gain a deeper understanding for the finer intricacies occurring.
Prompted from the A to Z Challenge at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/.