What active MMAer do you believe has the best takedown?
Fedor... The guy makes it look effortless like Aikido...
Fedor, Hughes...... a handful of others.
Hell, Lindland's might not be too flashy, but he's got some of the most aggressive and tenatious.
Damn..... I can't think right now.....
Why do I keep saying "Arona", even though I don't particularly like that guy?
I say per weightclass on pure takedowns I would put Lindland over just about everbody.
Not flashy at all but damn!
Vitor 'Shaolin' Ribeiro, his boxing helps with his excellent takedowns. I think Kawajiri is the only person to have stopped his takedown.
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto
Paulo Filhos takedowns in his last match were excellent
All of the above have excellent MMA takedowns.
I would add Karo as well.
For wrestling takedowns i'd say (in no order)
Judo stylists i would say
I have to say Matt Lindland. Knocking himself out with a takedown is a pretty amazing feat!
"I have to say Matt Lindland. Knocking himself out with a takedown is a pretty amazing feat!"
Then I guess you'll have to say the same about Kerr....
.....man, that guy sucked at wrestling.
Agree Karo has great takedowns.
GSP was able to take both Sherk and BJ down at will.
Wasn't Lindland unable to takedown Busta?
Randleman and Coleman
Babalu aint bad
Randy when active
tito has to be on the list. so does randleman. people forget that saku
has a great shot and takedown.
Yoshida and GSP all the way.
Koscheck without a doubt has to be one of the top 5 wrestling takedown artists. He has a nice double leg. Just a shame his stand up isnt as advanced as his wrestling.