The 2017 Heavies Awards - Best Knockout of the Year - Winner: Francis Ngannou over Alistair Overeem | Page 5

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2017 Best Knockout of the Year

Poll closed Jan 12, 2018.
  1. Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem

    46.4%
  2. Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez

    17.3%
  3. Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk

    11.9%
  4. Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward

    5.1%
  5. Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi

    1.1%
  6. Edson Barboza vs Beneil Dariush

    11.6%
  7. Marlon Moraes vs. Aljamain Sterling

    6.5%
  1. Joedaman55 Don't be homeless

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    Ngannou’s, I’ve never seen that size punch so powerful and quick.
     
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  2. Seaside Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores

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    Why is Platinum Elbow not in there?

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  3. fortheo Gold Belt

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    That Ramos vs. zahabi one was even more brutal than that gif makes it seem--zahabi was laid out flat like a board. Beautiful KO.
     
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  4. fortheo Gold Belt

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    Probably because we see overeem get ko'd a lot.
     
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  5. MikalP Brown Belt

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    Recency bias will give it to Francis,

    but Barboza's knee on Dariush was fucking awesome.
     
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  6. bean88 Blue Belt

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    I seem to be in the minority as I'm not that bothered by the Ngannou / Overeem KO. It was great but Overeem gets KO'd all the time and when he realised he couldn't wrestle Ngannou he just went for broke and handed it to him really.

    Voted for Paul Daley as that jumping knee looked epic
     
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  7. Aerinqq Blue Belt

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    Where is the groovy Lando kick?!
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  8. arridude Purple Belt

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    i'm with Barboza: clean, technically beautiful, perfect timing
     
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  9. Bagatur Black Belt

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    HW KOs arent that impressive. most HWs possess KO power.
    Sanchez getting KOed like that is much better, especiallz since Sanchez is know for his toughness. Platinum's KO is up there too.
     
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  10. pookiyama Blue Belt

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    Perry Hellbow belongs.

    1. Perry Hellbow
    2. Moraes magic Knee
    3. Ngannou Shoryuken
     
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  11. phipps66 Purple Belt

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    Matt Brown's KO was just pure unadulterated violence. Diego was vulnerable, he thought about it, measured him, and crushed him.
     
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  12. Pacemaker Joe Red Belt

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    Hard to vote against Reem getting murdered.
     
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  13. ranch Orange Belt

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    Not that the clips should really effect anyone's choice, but I would argue that the Ramos clip is too short (and a couple others are borderline) in that it's the aesthetics of the fall, and in some cases the immediate follow up, that complete the picture of the knock out.
     
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  14. ranch Orange Belt

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    I think you illustrate well the question of style vs. substance. You make valid points re: Ngannou/Overeem, but the sweeping majesty of the strike, the dramatic snap of Overeems head, and the perfect double leg twitch on the follow up punch, make it an awfully pretty one for example. One could argue that Rose's has to be #1 because it made her a world champ as a huge underdog, but aesthetically it's far below some of the other choices.
     
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  15. cakemuncher Brown Belt

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    Ngannou, and it's not even close

    /endthread
     
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  16. TStoner Oatmeal cream stout

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    Plenty of fantastic KOs this year, but Francis literally took somebodies head off their fuckin body, so there's no real contention in my mind
     
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  17. Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    It's not even a question. Ngannou damn near decapitated Overeem.
     
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  18. Xtal Green Belt

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    Definitely Matt Brown vs Diego Sanchez for me. Diego folded up like Beetle Bailey in the old newspaper comic, when Sarge would give him a beatdown:
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  19. The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    I went for Ngannou butttt.....my actual KO of the year, and I'm no fan of the bloke:

    Mike Perry vs. Ellenberger.

    That standing elbow was so flush, and Jake fell like a stiff piece of timber, it was picture-perfect.
     
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  20. Rav7n Brown Belt

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    Matt brown with zero hesitation..
    That was craft and sheer will of a true MMA fighter to finish with a spectacular elbow that detached poor old deigo from his ancestors....

    It was MMA perfection...

    The one leading was a bit punch by a big puncher..good but not as good
     
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