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The suplex is a high-arching takedown that secures the opponent in a rear, front or side-body lock. The fighter then picks up his opponent and throws him backward, slamming him to the ground. A fighter will find his opponent's back to him through the fight's own dynamics or a specific technique like the arm drag or other wrestling maneuvers. The suplex is also known as the souplesse.

What Do MMA, Pro Wrestling and Traditional Martial Arts Have in Common?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I had never seen anyone quite like Ken Shamrock, who at 6 feet 1 inch tall and 217 pounds handily dropped opponent after opponent in World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) matches. An Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, Ken Shamrock brought a unique style to the pro-wrestling milieu in 1997, combining wrestling with martial arts
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