Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu both are great Martial Arts and are used to neutralize the height and size advantage of the opponent and landing strikes while going down on the ground with the opponent. Both the fighting styles are based on “ Ground and Pound.”. Wrestling was developed by the Greek empire where they used to train their soldiers for a hand to hand combat from Greek, Roman adopted it, but they removed some brutal shots from it.
The Difference between BJJ and Wrestling
Both the fighting styles are used to take an opponent down on the ground and force him to submit after applying different locks along with power strikes.
BJJ is more impressed by the Judo and grappling techniques. We can say BJJ is an improved version of Judo, unless wrestling, BJJ gives a chance to land a submission while you are lying at your back. BJJ requires fewer efforts as compared to wrestling.
Famous fighters wih BJJ skills
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fighters in MMA
In modern MMA, almost every fighter applies BBJ techniques in the octagon. They come with a BJJ background, or they start learning BJJ during their professional career. Khabib is The greatest of all time fighter. He started learning BJJ after beating Conor Mcgregor in 2018. A few famous BJJ fighters are:
1 Demian Maia
A great prospect of the UFC welterweight division, Demian Maia is regarded as one of the best grapplers in his weight class; he is the master of BJJ and won a lot of submission of the night awards due to his extraordinary skills in BJJ.
2 Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz is the former lightweight champion who ended Conor Mcgregors 15 fight winning streak. Diaz has earned 15 UFC bonuses due to his BJJ techniques.
3 Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva is one of the greatest MMA artists in the world. Silva, the former world champion, is considered the greatest BJJ practitioner in UFC.
Wrestlers in MMA
Wrestlers dominated UFC from its inauguration to the present. A few famous wrestlers who ruled MMA are:
Khabib is the current lightweight champion and unbeaten fighter in UFC with the best resume in MMA; 29-0. He started wrestling at the age of 8 and now dominating the world with his great tactics.
Before Khabib, GSP was the greatest fighter of his era. He lost twice and avenged both of his losses. He was a super wrestler with a granite chin and power to stop his opponents before the final bell.
The former world champion, DC, who is also regarded in the list of an all-time best UFC fighter, is a great wrestler and used it to win a lot of challenging fights during his professional career.