The 2017 Heavies Awards - UFC Event of the Year - Winner: UFC 217

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What did you think was the best UFC event of 2017?

  1. UFC 217

    79.5%
  2. UFC 211

    1.0%
  3. UFC 209

    0.3%
  4. UFC 214

    7.1%
  5. UFC 218

    10.6%
  6. Other

    1.6%
  1. Lethal Forum Administrator

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    2017 UFC Event of the Year

    Hey everybody, thanks for participating in the 2017 Heavies Awards so far! We're back for another category of choices for you all, this time going in a different direction than fight results!

    Event wise, 2017 was an interesting year to say the least. We saw an epic return in GSP coming back to win the Middleweight Title, saw two of the sport's most dominant champions in Cruz and Jedrzejczyk get dethroned, saw Jon Jones skyrocket right back to the top, only to lose it all outside the cage, once again. We saw Demetrious Johnson break the record for most consecutive title defenses, and so much more in 2017.

    Please vote in the thread and let us know why you feel your choice deserves UFC Event of the Year! Thanks again everyone for participating!


    Nominees

    UFC 217

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    Main Card:
    GSP vs. Bisping
    Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt
    Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk
    Thompson vs. Masvidal
    Costa vs. Hendricks




    UFC 211

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    Main Card:
    Miocic vs Dos Santos
    Jedrzejczyk vs Andrade
    Maia vs Masvidal
    Edgar vs Rodriguez
    Branch vs Jotko




    UFC 209
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    Main Card:
    Woodley vs. Thompson
    Teymur vs. Vannata
    Kelly vs. Evans
    Calvillo vs. Cooper
    Overeem vs. Hunt

    UFC 214
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    Main Card:
    Jones vs. Cormier
    Woodley vs. Maia
    Cyborg vs. Evinger
    Lawler vs. Cerrone
    Oezdemir vs. Manuwa

    UFC 218
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    Main Card:
    Holloway vs. Aldo
    Ngannou vs. Overeem
    Cejudo vs. Pettis
    Alvare vs. Gaethje
    Torres vs. Waterson





    Honorable Mentions:


    UFC 210
    UFC Fight Night 104
    UFC Fight Night 116
    UFC on FOX 23
    UFC on FOX 24
    UFC on FOX 26

     
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  2. 007 License to Kill

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    217 was epic.

    Everything about it was spectacular.

    and not an Irishman in sight
     
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  4. Gunners Poutine Master

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    217 easily. Great night of fights
     
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    217 by armbar.
     
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  6. SenorFranko Purple Belt

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    217 definitely.

    An honourable mention should go to UFC 218 as well. With Holloway v Aldo, Overeem v Ngannou, Gaethje v Alvarez and Cowboy Oliveira v Medeiros I don't think it was too far behind.
     
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  7. The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    217 was wicked but 218, for me. So many standout moments and crazy wars.
     
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    I put 218....I meant 217.
    Cody...lol
     
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  9. Gangstub Green Belt

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    Who da fook put 209 in there
     
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    UFC 217 was the best one for me
     
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  11. Augustus Caesar Senior Moderator

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    I am going with UFC 218. Francis vs. Overeem is KO of the year, Eddie vs. Justin is fight of the year, and Max Holloway is perhaps fighter of the year. It was a ton of fun to watch.
     
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    217 by a mile.
     
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  13. Kung Fu Tze MMA Moderator

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    217. St Pierre finishing "the mouth" Bisping. Cant vote against that. Hopefully 2018 brings back the good old days.
     
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    Struve vs Volkov was the best card of the year front to back
     
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    217 gave me flashbacks of a few years ago. Had a great time watching it.
     
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    217 and it's not even close.
     
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    UFC 217 Slaying of Loudmouths
     
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  18. tommi462 Green Belt

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    217 it is, but 218 was underrated and a very close second in my book. To me, 218 had better highs (a candidate for fight of the year in Alvarez/Gaethje, the KO of the year by Ngannou), but 217 was more balanced. All the 5 main card fights delivered, while 218 had Cejudo/Pettis that kinda killed the momentum. Torres/Waterson wasn't that great either.

    Same goes for the prelims on those cards (I don't know if they should count in the voting here). 218 had the awesome Oliveira/Medeiros fight (another candidate for fight of the year easily), and Felders destruction of the other Oliveira was great too, but the rest of the fights were pretty uninteresting. 217 had interesting fights all through the prelims.
     
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    217 for me
     
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    Cool that 217 would be best of 2017.
     
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