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

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    This past year definitely had its fair share of just bleed delights.
     
  2. VVarhead

    VVarhead Bullet Belt

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    Medeiros vs Oliveira
    either that, or Elkins vs Bektic.
     
  3. Woliwo

    Woliwo Brown Belt

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    Cody Necktats vs TJ Dillashaw.
    Was a amazing fight and both had they're moments.
    I hope to see a rematch after a year or 2.
     
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  4. Joedaman55

    Joedaman55 Don't be homeless

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    Cowboy versus Yancy, not only is it fight of the year, it probably is the best MMA fight I’ve ever seen.
     
  5. MCS

    MCS Gold Belt

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    Cody vs TJ. One of those rare fights where every second looked to matter, both that skilled. Even though the best fights usually go to 3 or 5-round back and forths.
     
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  6. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    Yeah it was definitely one of the better "edge of your seat" fights this year, no doubt.
     
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  7. Dick

    Dick 1PunchKO Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Gaethje vs Johnson was insane. It was the perfect end to my betting night too, with Gaethje capping off a few parlays and winning me a cool $3,000.
     
  8. iThrillhouse

    iThrillhouse Silver Belt

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    Gaethje vs Johnson was fucking ridiculous

    also its probably the last true to Gaethje - Gaethje fight we're going to get in the UFC

    I'm pretty sure Gaethje chin is gonna go realllll quick. its am atter of time really considering how much damage that guys taken in his career so far
     
  9. Frozen Sea

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    Claudia Gadelha x Jessica Andrade

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  10. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Steel Belt Platinum Member

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  11. IngaVovchanchyn

    IngaVovchanchyn Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Yancey vs Cowboy was amazing, but I went Gathje vs Johnson. Had to go Gathje because he's got two fights on the list.
     
  12. Chris John

    Chris John He's got festing black lungs.

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    I voted Gaethje/Johnson.

    It was just an incredible fight start to finish as was JG's fight with Eddie Alvarez. What a great addition to the UFC in 2016.

    TJ Dillashaw vs Cody Garbrandt too was a great fight with such high stakes that it was impossible not to get amped for it, and then it delivered in spades. I could watch those 2 fight each other a few more times and never get sick of it, just an awesome style match-up!!

    Cup of noodles should be fighting this guy next.

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  13. tommi462

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    Yancy/Cowboy got my vote. Entertaining as hell.
     
  14. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    All those fights were awesome. Couldn't pick one. Went with my boy St Pierre. He came. He finished. And left just as fast... :)
     
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  15. BBMN

    BBMN Pancakes?!

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    New year. New Sig.
     
  16. Anung Un Rama

    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    I just realized that Cup O'Noodles guy = Minowaman
     
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    Felt Dillasnake vs. Necktatt was better than the fights in the poll.
    Cowboy vs. Yancy was exciting af, but a little too sloppy for my tastes.
     
  18. grinderman

    grinderman Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    Ortega vs Moicano was also a good candidate to be selected.
     
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  19. HydralisK

    HydralisK Blessin's on Blessin's on Blessin's

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    Gaethje vs Johnson
     
  20. VVarhead

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    I honestly thought Medeiros vs Cowboy was better than Johnson vs Gaethje.
     

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