Wrestling Produces The Most UFC Champions Of Any Fighting Discipline

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Numbers don't lie: wrestling produces more UFC champions than any martial art.

Sebastian Rivera, now a two-time All-American for Northwestern, created the graph below to show just how dominant wrestlers have been in the UFC. His original article can be found here.

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Half of the current UFC champions came from a wrestling background: Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Kumaru Usman, and Henry Cejduo. Current UFC star Ben Askren is making his return to wrestling on May 6 at Beat the Streets against Jordan Burroughs.

With 40% of the all-time beltholders in UFC using wrestling as their base, there's a good chance you've watched the next UFC star right here on FloWrestling. With the second most champs coming from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that means our brother site FloGrappling has seen another future titlist as well.

The Complete Who's #1 College Fan Guide

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As the premier high school event of the year, college wrestling fans should be tuning in. If your school of choice is not being represented, their competition is. Who’s #1 features the future stars of the sport; just take a look at all of the WNO alumni success. 

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Who's #1 Could Decide If Oklahoma State Lands Back-To-Back Top Classes

84. 2020 WNO Breakdown

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Oklahoma State fans have plenty of reasons to watch Who’s #1. 

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Dean Peterson Embraces The Underdog Mentality Before Who's #1

84. 2020 WNO Breakdown

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Only one year after New Jersey showed out at Who’s #1 with a total of four competitors, Dean Peterson joins Blair’s Travis Mastrogiovanni as the Garden State’s only representatives in 2020. 

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Bader Show: Jon Reader & Sammie Henson

Jon Reader & Sammie Henson

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Bader and Bray catch up with Wisconsin Associate Head Coach Jon Reader and Olympic silver medalist Sammie Henson.

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FRL 556 - METCALF Ep. 2 Is Here & The Possible Senior Nationals Loophole

556. METCALF Ep. 2 Is Here

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On episode 556 of FRL, the boys talk some about METCALF episode 2, a possible senior nationals loophole, and breakdown Who's #1 matches.

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Which States Have Produced The Most Who's #1 Competitors?

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Entering its eighth year, Who's #1 has featured the nation's best high school wrestlers in the country year in and year out from coast to coast. After this year, 29 states will have been represented on Who's #1 cards. I don't think you will be surprised by the states that have had the most wrestlers throughout the history of Who's #1, but still cool to see nonetheless. 

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Who's #1 Big 12 College Guide

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that a historic conference like the Big 12, which currently has exactly 12 teams, will have a presence at the most prestigious high school event of the year. It also shouldn't come as a surprise that the historically best team from the Big 12, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, will be the team with the most recruits wrestling.

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Bader Show: Joe Colon & Keith Gavin

Joe Colon & Keith Gavin

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Bader and Bray catch up with World bronze medalist Joe Colon and Pitt Head Coach Keith Gavin.

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FRL 555 - 8 Man Bracket Is Set, Senior Nationals Heating Up, Who's #1 Week

555. 8 Man Bracket Is Set

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On episode 555 of FRL, the boys talk about the 8 man bracket being set, Senior Nationals registration heating up, and Who's #1 week is finally here.

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Why Penn State Fans Need To Watch Who's #1

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Every year since the inaugural event in 2013, Penn State has had at least one future wrestler competing at Who’s #1. While that's impressive, it's not necessarily surprising considering the recruiting hall Cael Sanderson and co. at State College bring in every year. This year is no different with one already signed recruit and three more potential recruits that have shown interest in PSU. 

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