MMA10: Top 10 signature moves
Henderson's overhand right, Jones' elbows rank as most effective maneuvers
Editor's note: Insider presents MMA10, a weekly top-10 poll of MMA fighters, trainers and coaches on a variety of topics. This week: top 10 most effective signature moves.
Success in mixed martial arts requires an athlete to be effective across all disciplines of the sport. Gone are the days when a fighter could specialize in just one area. It is possible, however, to develop one skill to such a point that it can help carry a career a long way.
This is a look at some of those skills. Here are the 10 that stood out as the most effective according to our voters, who elected them the top 10 signature maneuvers in MMA.
1. Dan Henderson's overhand right
Not only is this one of the most effective weapons in the sport, it has been so for several years. The punch is so effective that it has its own nickname, the "H-Bomb." It is almost a certainty that when Henderson connects with a right hand, his opponent will fall. For that reason, he can change the dynamic of any fight with just one punch. Henderson still has great wrestling ability -- that was his signature when he entered MMA 15 years ago. But it is the development of the power in his punch that has perfectly complemented those wrestling skills and led to such longevity as a top contender. Anybody who disputes his position on this list can take it up with Michael Bisping.
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