Breakthrough Fighter of the Year ?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Verace, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Verace Red Belt

    Verace
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    21,290
    Who you got?

    Most obvious candidates imo:
    - Ngannou
    - Volkan
    - Robert whittaker

    Honorable mentions:
    - Borrachinha
    - Darren Till
    - Kamaru Usman

    Let me know if i forgot anyone or if anyone does not really qualify as "breakthrough" here

    ps* (poll would be nice)

    Im guessing Francis takes it easy
     
    #1
    SVG likes this.
  2. mb23100 Silver Belt

    mb23100
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Messages:
    12,697
    Likes Received:
    27,223
    Francis or Whittaker
     
    #2
  3. TheRuthlessOne Violence Belt

    TheRuthlessOne
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    24,651
    Likes Received:
    34,645
    was Ngannou an underdog in any of his fights this year?
     
    #3
    Kung Fu Tze likes this.
  4. SVG The Porkchop Express

    SVG
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,478
    Likes Received:
    25,905
    Francis N'gannou

    If he KO's Miocic he will become this

    [​IMG]

    an African star..
     
    #4
    yeguiza, JustOnce and Frank McEdgar like this.
  5. Spotless Mind Yellow Belt

    Spotless Mind
    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    231
    Even though she only had two fights this year, Thug Rose is definitely up there.
     
    #5
    beefcake180, Fatal Catro and Krixes like this.
  6. Fraz The Larry

    Fraz
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    8,680
    Likes Received:
    7,255
    Erick Silva
     
    #6
    Morax and Verace like this.
  7. Krixes Brown Belt

    Krixes
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Messages:
    4,176
    Likes Received:
    9,411
    Location:
    Always moving
    Max, Francis, Rose, Bobby Knuckles,
     
    #7
    Fatal Catro likes this.
  8. drbolony -Dream Chaser-

    drbolony
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Messages:
    4,261
    Likes Received:
    2,745
    Location:
    San Diego
    Francis easy
     
    #8
    pick999 likes this.
  9. 20falarVerdades Black Belt

    20falarVerdades
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    6,439
    Likes Received:
    26,440
    Platinum Mike Perry
     
    #9
  10. StraightleftKO 2 belt champion

    StraightleftKO
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,552
    Likes Received:
    5,057
    Conor
     
    #10
    pick999 and MMA Savant like this.
  11. Verace Red Belt

    Verace
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    21,290
    she isnt exactly breakthrough though...

    rose has been under the spotlight for a while now.

    it took a long time for her to mature, but im not sure she qualifies as breakthrough

    wasnt for the reem fight?

    i dont think that dude was ever the underdog for any of his fights. reem was the only opponent with strong credentials to be a favorite right?

    either way, would that disqualify him?
     
    #11
  12. FATM Blue Belt

    FATM
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1,887
    Probably Robbie, the guy has been an underdog in all his fights.
     
    #12
  13. Jackonfire Senior Moderator

    Jackonfire
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    39,720
    Likes Received:
    42,735
    Location:
    The Mother Ship
    Got to be Sherdog's own Robert Whittaker.

    Actually had better wins than the Champ of the division at the time.
     
    #13
    Kung Fu Tze, SNEAKthief and AC1D1K like this.
  14. 007 License to Kill

    007
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2004
    Messages:
    9,823
    Likes Received:
    8,148
    Location:
    USA
    For women = Cynthia Calvillo going 4-0 (2 subs, 1 tko, 1 UD) and chance to go 5-0 in 2017

    For Men= Whittaker because he earned the Belt
     
    #14
    Genisys and Verace like this.
  15. jeicex Tactleneck Enthusiast

    jeicex
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    25,184
    Likes Received:
    36,100
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Whittaker was an underdog in the Jacare and then Romero fights. Has to count for something.
     
    #15
  16. jeicex Tactleneck Enthusiast

    jeicex
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    25,184
    Likes Received:
    36,100
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    And Volkan made his UFC debut this year and is already fighting for the belt in January, so maybe him.

    Took him less than a year to get into the UFC and get a title shot.
     
    #16
    Kung Fu Tze and Verace like this.
  17. chrisdiaz Purple Belt

    chrisdiaz
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,563
    Likes Received:
    2,112
    If whittiker didnt get hurt and kept that momentum it would be him. Easy to say Ngannou. I would say Volkan as he has quickly gotten himself talked about and has an awesome rememberable gimmick with the no time. He gets it. Joanna got it. If you international and no one can say your name or you speak no english, get an awesome nickname and gimmick so people will remember you. I cant say how many non us fighters i am fans of but always forget the name to the face. A gimmick or nickname really helps.
     
    #17
  18. TheRuthlessOne Violence Belt

    TheRuthlessOne
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    24,651
    Likes Received:
    34,645
    Favorite over overeem

    It would disqualify him for me at least

    I like Till here. Nobody saw him coming
     
    #18
    Kung Fu Tze likes this.
  19. Verace Red Belt

    Verace
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    21,290
    <{you!}><[analyzed}>
     
    #19
    Jackonfire likes this.
  20. Verace Red Belt

    Verace
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    8,593
    Likes Received:
    21,290
    damn, nice catch... that flew under the radar

    and quite frankly, i cant even remember her fights. not even with you mentioning it. i guess i just dont pay that much attention to wmma. im not even a hater, just cant recall
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"