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Discussion in 'Archives' started by Augustus Caesar, Jan 5, 2018.
Ngannou’s, I’ve never seen that size punch so powerful and quick.
Why is Platinum Elbow not in there?
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.
Probably because we see overeem get ko'd a lot.
Recency bias will give it to Francis,
but Barboza's knee on Dariush was fucking awesome.
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
Where is the groovy Lando kick?!
i'm with Barboza: clean, technically beautiful, perfect timing
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.
Perry Hellbow belongs.
1. Perry Hellbow
2. Moraes magic Knee
3. Ngannou Shoryuken
Matt Brown's KO was just pure unadulterated violence. Diego was vulnerable, he thought about it, measured him, and crushed him.
Hard to vote against Reem getting murdered.
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.
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.
Ngannou, and it's not even close
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
It's not even a question. Ngannou damn near decapitated Overeem.
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:
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.
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