The 2018 Heavies Awards - Fighter of the Year - WINNER: Daniel Cormier

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Fighter of the Year

Poll closed Tuesday at 6:50 AM.
  1. Daniel Cormier

    61.7%
  2. Amanda Nunes

    15.3%
  3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

    15.8%
  4. Aung La N Sang

    2.3%
  5. Thiago Santos

    5.0%
  1. Jackonfire

    Jackonfire Senior Modulator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The 2018 Heavies Awards - Fighter of the Year

    You have one vote, and voting will be open for five days! Be sure to tell us why you voted for who you did! Thanks for voting!

    Daniel Cormier (22-1-1)
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    D.C. started off 2018 by defending his LHW belt against Volkan Oezdemir, defeating him via TKO in the 2nd round. Not content with just one belt, Cormier then moved to HW to face the champ Stipe Miocic. D.C. was able to beat Stipe with a 1st round KO thus making him a double champ. He finished the year defending his HW belt against Derrick Lewis, beating him via rear naked choke.


    Amanda Nunes (17-4)

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    Amanda Nunes defended her Bantamweight belt in May against Raquel Pennington. She was able to secure the victory in the 5th round via TKO. She then moved up to Featherweight to face the long standing champ Chris Cyborg. Nunes was able to beat her in just 51 seconds, winning her second belt in the process.


    Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0)

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    Khabib defeated Al Iaquinta in April to win the vacant LW belt. He then went on to face Conor McGregor who had been stripped of the belt in April due to inactivity. Khabib won the fight via neck crank in the 4th round, extending his undefeated streak to 27.


    Aung La Nsang (24-10-1)
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    Aung La Nsang started off 2018 by winning the vacant LHW belt in One FC with a TKO victory over Alexandre Machado in February. He then went on to defend his MW belt in June against Ken Hasegawa, winning the fight via TKO in the 5th round. He ended the year with another successful MW title defense beating Mohammad Karaki via TKO in the 1st round.


    Thiago Santos (20-6)
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    Santos had a busy year in 2018 with 5 fights in the MW division. He started the year off with a win over Anthony Smith via TKO in February. He then lost to David Branch in April via KO. He returned to the octagon in August where he won a decision against Kevin Holland. He then beat Eryk Anders via TKO in September and finished the year off with a win over Jimi Manuwa via KO in December.​
     
  2. FlyingDeathKick

    FlyingDeathKick Brown Belt

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  3. DeeDubb

    DeeDubb Gracie Online Black Belt

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    Gotta be DC.
     
  4. Badr Hari

    Badr Hari Green Belt

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    Is it even debatable?
     
  5. FrontNakedChoke

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    Thiago Santos.

    I am not biased.
     
  6. MMA_AZ

    MMA_AZ Blue Belt

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    Thiago Santos freakin lost you numb nuts
     
  7. Crackyo

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    Khabib for sure after the Flying Eagle Footstomp and destroying McChicken
     
  8. paynebringer

    paynebringer Black Beast Silverback Ice Cold Steel Belt...♠♠♠

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    [​IMG] Let me contemplate this..? DC 2belts 2divisions but you didn't beat Jones for one those belts juice boxed or not. Nunes 2belts 2divisions both belts earned won legit beat the baddest woman on the planet by KO! that's real . Khabib running in the packed LW without a loss..? Beat the one guy I wanted beat and beat good even is children feel the pain, then go beat up his opponents corner in Vegas, that's big tings!



    Nunes gets the nod just pubic hair split over my Mad flying Russian Khabib.....
     
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  9. Bubzeh

    Bubzeh Fighting Brexit

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    Nunes or Khabib. Brilliant summary from the guy above.
     
  10. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ SHOOP MOD ✌️ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    bigwaverider ✌️ SHOOP MOD ✌️ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The poll didnt say "Snitch of the Year"
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  12. VVarhead

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    D.C. all the way.
     
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  13. TapSnapBreak

    TapSnapBreak Blue Belt

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    Dc
    Amanda
    No love for TJ?
     
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    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    Amanda, and I'm not a fan of wmma
     
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    Because DC
    -tested by Usada prior to MMA
    -Undefeated at HW. At 5'11
    -Undefeated at LHW {besides TurinaBones}
    -Fought in the UFC in the USADA era
    -beat Bigfoot {after the Fedor win}
    -beat Barnett, ufc champ
    -beat Mir, 2x ufc champ
    -beat Miocic, 4x ufc champ
    -2018, defended two belts

    DC is the Natty GOAT
     
  16. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ SHOOP MOD ✌️ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Good choice and great reasons. BWR approved :D

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  17. MusterX

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    Nunes KO'ed a fighter in a weight class higher that has looked unbeatable for 12 years. That alone should be fighter of the year.
     
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  18. RayA

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    Daniel Cormier easily.
    Defends the LHW title, moves up to fight Stipe and win the HW belt, and then proceeds to defend it all in the same year.
     
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  19. RayA

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    Big fan of TJ, but he only had one fight in 2018.
     
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    Duck Dodgers Aesthetic and explosive

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    Bader should at least get an honorable mention for going up in weight and winning both his fights, one an insta-KO and the other a 30-24 domination, absorbing zero significant strikes en route to the tournament final.
     
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