The 2018 Heavies Awards - Knockout of the Year - WINNER: Yair Rodriguez

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Knockout of the Year (2018)

Poll closed Jan 10, 2019.
  1. Abdul Razak Al-Hassan def. Sabah Homasi via KO (punch)

    0.3%
  2. Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold KO (punches)

    5.0%
  3. Lyoto Machida def. Vitor Belfort KO (front kick)

    11.2%
  4. Justin Gaethje def. James Vick KO (Punch)

    2.3%
  5. Yair Rodriguez def. Chan Sung Jung KO (elbow)

    52.4%
  6. Amanda Nunes def. Cristiane Justino KO (punch)

    16.1%
  7. Brian Ortega def. Frankie Edgar KO (punches)

    3.7%
  8. Jessica Andrade def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz KO (punch)

    0.8%
  9. Mandel Nallo def. Carrington Banks KO (knee)

    0.3%
  10. Niko Price def. Randy Brown KO (hammerfists)

    2.6%
  11. Mzwandile Hlongwa def. Torbjorn Madsen KO (spinning back fist)

    5.2%
  1. Ironheart

    Ironheart Green Belt

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    Wow. Some great KOs this year. Had to go with Yair's, but there are some amazing contenders.
     
  2. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I suggested that one, but there were so many candidates, and so few spaces to pick from.
     
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  3. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Brown Belt

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    It's Yair's year imho. Lots of great KO's in 2018.
     
  4. Bobthebuilder85

    Bobthebuilder85 Yellow Belt

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    I’ve gone for abdul, that uppercut was nasty. Lyoto was a thing of beauty tho and the respect afterwards was great to see. Was expecting to see dc on the list
     
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  5. RudimarChute

    RudimarChute Brown Belt

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    Yair/Zombie ftw!
     
  6. FrontNakedChoke

    FrontNakedChoke ____________________

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    Niko Price from the bottom.
     
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  7. WeedLordBonerHitler

    WeedLordBonerHitler David Carradine Belt Holder Yellow Card

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    Caitlyn Jenner is a woman too right?

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    To be fair it was a great TKO though!
     
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  8. paynebringer

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

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    Needed multiple choices for this poll...
     
  9. jonlolzjones

    jonlolzjones Banned Banned

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    It was lucky as shit, but yair’s was obviously best.
    He loses to Korean zombie 99/100 times, though.
     
  10. jonlolzjones

    jonlolzjones Banned Banned

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    Also, why isn’t jones vs gus an option? He knocked him out.
     
  11. qw3rty

    qw3rty WAMMA Belt

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    Voted for Lyoto, a lot of great finishes this year, including WMMA

    I'm pretty sure some newcomer guy in Bellator landed an awesome flying knee, I'll try to find it

    Edit: Video of that
     
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  12. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

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    I thought I was in the twilight zone...

    How in the holy fuck do you have a KO of the year poll and not include the KO of the Millenium?

    This punch had the concussive force of a 40 year old escort getting hit by Harrison Ford
     

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  13. Roljo

    Roljo Black Belt

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    easy choice
     
  14. deadon

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    How ANYONE could forget that is beyond me. I thought Reem died for a minute.
     
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    Ortega vs Frankie

    A grappler made one of the most durable guys in the sport fly with an uppercut
     
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    kriminal.pro Green Belt

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    It was very hard for me to make up my mind between the Yair elbow and the Nunes knocking out Cyborg but I went with the Nunes knock out not because it is better but because of the context. It's one of the biggest wins in any division against a bigger almost unbeatable (going into the fight) opponent who has never even come close to being knocked out let alone knocked out to win your second belt. So dominant. Beyond impressive. Huge occasion. So it got my vote.

    If I was just voting and the best "looking" knockout it would be Yair. he meant the elbow but I think he got very lucky that it landed.
     
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  17. AaandStill

    AaandStill Lurking here since 2001

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    Because it was nominated and won 2017 Heavy's KO of the Year...
    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/the-2017-heavies-awards-best-knockout-of-the-year-winner-francis-ngannou-over-alistair-overeem.3687451/
    (UFC 218 was on December 03, 2017)
     
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  18. Scurvydawg

    Scurvydawg Blue Belt

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    That is such a brutal KO. Saw that and was like " Holy crap, I hope he is ok!" Savage..

    Some visually spectacular finishes this year. Hard to choose only one! o_O
     
  19. Arrrrgh

    Arrrrgh Purple Belt

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    yair's elbow was a once in a lifetime finish. not because the technique is so low precentage but all the circumstances: 1 second left, behind on the cards and flat lined kz with a shot you had to watch 2x to even see what happened. it didnt make sense live. beautiful finish.

    war kz.
     
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  20. 315MMAFighter

    315MMAFighter MąïȚře Đë Đəğåť§ - Pure Dominican, Platinum Member

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    Yaír wins this by ten trillion miles, that strike was fkn Matrix like
     
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