In this analysis, I’m going to give a quick breakdown of the Suloev stretch submission. A hamstring submission is executed from the back mount as your opponent tripods to escape. The Suloev stretch is a name coined by writer KJ Gould after the Armenian MMA fighter Amar Suloev who you can see using it here to submit Paul Cahoon. Amar previously fought in the UFC against Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni.
Suloev Stretch in Folkstyle Wrestling
The move is very reminiscent of the banana split pin in folkstyle wrestling, which can be modified into a painful submission and has been used to get a tap in MMA. But the banana splits
Suloev Stretch in MMA
And there are some additional examples of its use in MMA when you have your opponent’s b
STRETCH SUBMISSIONS in the UFC
Aljamain Sterling had previously looked for it in a UFC bout against Renan Barão but he escaped. But the first successful application of the Suloev Stretch in the UFC belongs to Kenny Robinson in his match against Brock Jardine where again Brock tripods up and Kenny reaches down and grabs his ankle extending his hips and pulling back on Brock’s leg to obtain the submission. And that was the only example of it being used in the UFC until of course Zabit and Aljamain Sterling both got on the same evening. I hope you enjoyed this quick look at the Suloev Stretch.
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