Those who can take down opponents and beat them to a pulp hold a special place in the hearts of mixed martial arts fans. Damaging ground-and-pound requires the ideal amount of pressure, timing and balance. Fighters tend to get squirmy when the fists, forearms and elbows start flying, and the best of the best understand how to navigate the chaos to net the desired result.
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series examines the premier ground-and-pounders in MMA history. Some choices were obvious. Others were less so.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Chris Weidman, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Joe Riggs, Kevin Randleman, Luke Rockhold, B.J. Penn, Igor Vovchanchyn, Frankie Edgar, Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, Dan Henderson, Mark Munoz, Urijah Faber
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