Who's the better grappler: Kamaru Usman or Charles Oliveira?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Ironfox222, Feb 16, 2023.

the better grappler

  1. Charles Oliveira

    3 vote(s)
  2. Kamaru Usman

    1 vote(s)
  1. Ironfox222

    Ironfox222 Member Full Member

    Feb 20, 2022
    who do you think is the better grappler? who would win in a grappling match?
  2. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Usman is the better wrestler and Oliviera is the better bjj fighter.

    Overall Oliviera is better because his style finishes fights and over recent years Usman is manly using his standup boxing.
  3. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Ronaldoooo is crying in his caaaaaar Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    MMA Grappling: Usman
    BJJ: Oliveira
    Wrestling: Usman
    Grappling Finishing potential: Oliveira

    2-2 if you talk about those categories.

    It's tough to say who is better OVERALL because both have different styles of grappling. Oliveira is very dangerous but also kind of susceptible of getting in bad spots and positions if he can't find the finish. Usman on the other side is more about positional control.

    It's the classic Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu question.

    I'd pick Usman in a MMA fight and Oliveira - depending on the rules tho - in a grappling bout.

    But we saw what happened to Oliveira when he faced Makhachev who ragdolled him on the ground with ease*

    *I know that he hurt him first on the feet...still....
  4. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    On a side note, Kamaru's MMA BJJ is non existent, had the back around 20 times during the Leon fight, and not a single time did he capitalize.