MMA Fight DB looked at over 2,072 trips and throws in 799 MMA fights to see what were the best takedowns for mixed martial arts (MMA).
The top was the double leg takedown. It accounted for 37.4 percent of all takedowns recorded. In fact, the double leg accounted for more takedowns than the single leg, outside trip and bodylock combined.
How about the most duccessful takedown artist in MMA?
The title for the most successful takedown artist goes to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian Lightweight UFC fighter. With 36 takedowns in the space of four fights, the 25 year-old picked up 10 more takedowns than Brett “Fudoshin” Cooper and 13 more takedowns than “ill” Will Brooks, despite having a fight less than either fighter.
Khabib expertly combined trips, double legs and suplexes on his way to victory over Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo and Pat “Bam Bam” Healy. Despite the variety of attacks, Khabib did show a slight preference for the suplex, particularly to his left hand side.
In terms of total takedowns, the Top 10 takedown fighters were:
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