According to MMA121, the rear naked choke has been the most successful submission in the UFC. It accounts for 34.5% of the submission wins they reviewed.
Behind the rear naked choke is the guillotine choke with 18.6% and the arm bar with 16.5%. Next is the triangle choke, arm triangle, and kimura.
While it is great to see any submission win, I have always enjoyed fights where the winner pulls off a win with a submission technique that we do not regularly see.
The YouTube channel Best Sports Highlights has put together a great collection of 20 of the rarest submissions from MMA. These submissions are so rare that in many instances, they have only occurred once in a professional fight.
Check out the video below:
What is your favourite rare MMA submission? Please let us know in the comment area below.