The 2017 Heavies Awards - Fight of the Year - Winner: Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson

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What is your 2017 Fight of the Year?

Poll closed Jan 19, 2018.
  1. Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller at UFC 208

    1.0%
  2. Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic at UFC 209

    1.9%
  3. Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson at TUF 26 Finale

    39.7%
  4. Yancy Medeiros vs Alex Oliveira at UFC 218

    22.5%
  5. Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje at UFC 218

    26.0%
  6. Other

    8.9%
  1. jei

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    The 2017 Heavies Awards - Fight of the Year

    Welcome back to the 2017 Heavies Awards! Thanks for participating so far, and we're back with another category for you to pick from! This is a big one - what is your 2017 Fight of the Year?

    These fights, listed chronologically, need little introduction, and some of them are probably still very fresh in your memory. Each nomination has a link to the fight on Fight Pass if you want to rewatch them.

    Please vote in the thread and let us know why you feel your pick deserves Fight of the Year! Thanks for playing!



    The Nominees

    Dustin Poirier vs Jim Miller, Poirier by Majority Decision at UFC 208 on February 11th

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    Significant Strikes Landed:
    Poirier: 97
    Miller: 71



    Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic, Elkins by R3 KO at UFC 209 on March 4th

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    Significant Strikes Landed:
    Elkins: 28
    Bektic: 60



    Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson, Gaethje by R2 TKO at TUF 25 Finale on July 7th

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    Significant Strikes Landed:
    Gaethje: 104
    Johnson: 91



    Yancy Medeiros vs Alex Oliveira, Medeiros by R3 TKO at UFC 218 on December 2nd

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    Significant Strikes Landed:
    Medeiros: 75
    Oliveira: 93



    Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje, Alvarez by R3 KO at UFC 218 on December 2nd

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    Significant Strikes Landed:
    Alvarez: 155
    Gaethje: 122



    Honorable Mention
    Jessica Andrade vs Angela Hill, Andrade by Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 104

    David Teymur vs Lando Vannata, Teymur by Unanimous Decision at UFC 209
    Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka, Elliott by Unanimous Decision at UFC on Fox 24
    Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo, Holloway by R3 TKO at UFC 212
    Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero, Whittaker by Unanimous Decision at UFC 213
    TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt, Dillashaw by R2 TKO at UFC 217
    Frank Camacho vs Damien Brown, Camacho by Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 121
     
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    Gaethje vs Johnson or bust.

    Pure just bleed and featured MJ getting finished with strikes for the first time in his career.

    That was one shit Michael couldn't eat whole.
     
  3. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Even when I'm wrong, I'm right.

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    Jon Jones vs. USADA
     
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    Dom vs. Rogan on commentary
     
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    Justin Gaethje vs Michael Johnson at TUF 26 Finale <{JustBleed}>
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Hard to ever vote against any bloodbath that Gaethje is involved in, but Yancy vs Cowboy Oliveira literally had me jumping up and down, going ape-shit.

    That was one of the craziest back and forth wars I have seen in a long time.
     
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    Yancy Medeiros vs Alex Oliveira for me

    not only was it FOTY but it was really unexpected too (in a good way)
     
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    Duck Dodgers Aesthetic and explosive

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    Oliveira/Medeiros was a R3 TKO, not R2. And it gets my vote.
     
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    basedgodfedor Black Belt

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    Justin vs Johnson was the best fight by far. lots of momentum change and only power strikes thrown lol
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Gaethje vs. Alvarez for the Most Violent Man in the World Belt.
     
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    Cowboy v Medeiros imo. It might just be me, but I feel like I was more into that fighter than the Gaethje fight because I wasn't expecting it to be that great. Everyone knew the Gaethje fight was gonna be a contender for FOTY so I liked the surprise of the Medeiros fight.
     
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    Doo Ho Choi vs Cub Swanson UFC 206

     
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    Amazing fight but that was 2016 (right on the cusp of 2017)
     
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    Yancy and alternate cowboy for sure.

    Was a back and forth blast with everything I want to see in a fight.
     
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    ahh thank you for the reminder, i dont know why i had this for 2017.
     
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    I don't know why, Goldie was calling the fight. He was done at the end of 2016.
     
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    Where is Gabi vs Cup O Noodles?
     
  19. jei

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    You kidding? Cup would totally destroy Gabi, but Gabi can't be trusted to hit the scales. Word is, Cup of Noodles was practically boiling with frustration.

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    I was picking Oliveira to win prefight. And happy to see him lose. That fight was bananas.
     
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