Dias is pretty polished in general, possessing solid stand-up in addition to his ability on the mat. While he doesn’t necessarily rely on submissions to win, Dias definitely knows how to finish with his BJJ and has five first-frame tap outs to his credit as evidence. His upcoming opponent, Rodrigo Damm, knows a thing or two about the artform as well and should prove to be a good test when it comes to Dias’ skill-set.
The UFC will set up shop once again in the birthplace of BJJ next week when UFC Fight Night 29 unfolds in Brazil. As might be expected, the card is peppered with fighters from the South American country including a number of athletes with slick submission arsenals at their disposal. However, among the group there are definitely five fighters whose ground game is a step above the rest. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)