Craig Jones is well known for his mastery over the leglock game and his competitive career reflects his amazing talent in this area. Over half of the victories ins his professional grappling career have come by way of leglock and his skill is so well-respected that the vast majority of his opponents will simply refuse to engage in a battle for leg attacks against him. The position that he’s most-feared from is 50/50, owing partially to the fact that he has a unique grips for defending his opponent’s attacks there, allowing him to open up for his own without facing counters.
Other than his fearsome leg attacks, Craig Jones is also known as one of the most entertaining grapplers in the sport, both on and off the mats. He previously arranged to have the world’s first major intergender match with the most successful female grappler in the history of the sport, Gabi Garcia. Although that match has been postponed for a little while, he took another in the meantime against teenage prodigy Tye Ruotolo and from that point on, the self-deprecating jokes about him challenging women and children were almost never-ending.
Because of both his personality and his talent, Craig Jones is one of the most popular figures in professional grappling and this has given him the massive opportunity of being the grappling coach for Team Volkanovski on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. With the chance to become more well-known by casual fans of MMA and BJJ, Jones looks like he’s going to grab it with both hands as he’s announced plans to challenge his opposite number for Team Ortega, Rener Gracie, to a grappling match on the show.
The below highlight reel collection of Craig Jones’ leglock victories comes courtesy of the official YouTube channel of FloGrappling: