GRACIEMAG Retrospective: the 5 Jiu-Jitsu Finishes of 2012

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Xande Ribeiro e o arrocho aéreo no braço de Tussa. Foto: Ivan Trindade

Xande Ribeiro’s flying armbar on Tussa in the 2012 World Championship heavyweight final (Photo by Ivan Trindade)

In Jiu-Jitsu there’s an incontrovertible way of showing that your technique is better than your opponent’s. It’s called a submission, practitioners’ ultimate objective.

At championships throughout 2012, a number of aces took front and center for the checkmates they used to bring fans to their feet all around the world. And has decided to make the most of the changing of the year to gift fans with the five greatest submissions of the year.

What do you think, gentle reader? Can you think of any move missing from the list? Share your top five with us.

1. Rafael Mendes vs. Rubens Cobrinha – Pan 2012 featherweight final

2. Marcus Bochecha vs. Kron Gracie – Pan 2012 absolute quarterfinals

3. Xande Ribeiro vs. Roberto Tussa – Worlds 2012 heavyweight semifinal

4. Rafael Lovato Jr vs. Kayron Gracie  – Metamoris Pro

5. Rodolfo Vieira vs Bernardo Faria – WPJJC absolute semifinal

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