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

Discussion in 'Archives' started by Augustus Caesar, Jan 5, 2019.

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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. beefcake180

    beefcake180 Aces Wild

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    How is Niko Price not getting more votes? When are you ever going to see someone KO their opponent from their back mid-sweep with hammer fists? If that ever happens again I'll be fucking shocked.

    I knew Yair was gonna get most of the love here but goddamn, that elbow will be recreated eventually. This one won't.
     
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  2. 315MMAFighter

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

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    That Kazuma Kiryu AV is badass!!
     
  3. bigwaverider

    bigwaverider ✌️ SHOOP MOD ✌️ Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Thanks for running the show @Augustus Caesar. Here is my Official Vote Meme. You can use it in your OP if you like. :D

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  4. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

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    Mike K.O Mystic Mike

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    Thanks
    I also used Majima before, but Kiryu looks better as AV imo
     
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  6. tommi462

    tommi462 Purple Belt

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    Wow. Hadn't seen that last one. Good choice. But not the only one. Hard to decide, actually. I would basically be fine with pretty much any of these choices winning this one.

    I guess technically it should be Yair, because that move is so unique, and also it won him a fight I'm pretty sure he was losing. That Niko Price one is also pretty unique. But I still went with Ortega, just because of how it felt when it happened. Can't really explain it.
     
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  7. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    Vote Lyoto FFS
     
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  8. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Hard to see past Yair/Zombie. Just too perfect and too dramatic.

    Honourable mentions - Machida/Belfort, Ortega/Edgar and the EFC Africa KO (that was bonkers, if anyone hasn't seen it - Hlongwa vs Madsen - find it. Crazy).
     
  9. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    Has to be Niko price. KO via hammers from bottom? I don't think we'll see it again in the UFC.
     
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  10. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch War Bobby Knuckles!

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    We were treated to some pretty awesome KOs last year!

    I went with Lyoto. Beautiful technique and bonus marks for knowing when his opponent is finished and not flying in Hendo style.
     
  11. BrazilianDude

    BrazilianDude Gold Belt

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    Holy shit, that last one was awesome
     
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    It's an amazing KO.
     
  13. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    While that Price KO was hilarious, Yair wins.
     
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  14. WOLVERINEKILLS

    WOLVERINEKILLS White Belt

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    Going with Nunes. Virtually no one gave her a chance and she devastated Cyborg. She viciously KO’d a fighter who was considered an all-time great and had not lost an mma fight in 13 years.

    I see Yair is handily winning but I think it was a bit of a fluke.
     
  15. Kung Fu Tze

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

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    Hard not to choose Yair / Zombie. That was a once in a lifetime knockout... plus KZ appeared to be a second away from the decision...
     
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  16. AC1D1K

    AC1D1K Silver Belt

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    A huge guy knocked out an undersized guy is your number one?
     
  17. VenomCarnage

    VenomCarnage TNBR in this hoe!

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    Machida's was beautiful.

    Rodriguez's was the most shocking.

    Nunes' meant the most.
     
  18. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

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    Torn between Machida vs Belfort, and Rodriguez vs Zombie. I love both those KO's.
     
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  19. Naught2Sixty

    Naught2Sixty Brown Belt

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    Put my vote for The Lioness face planting Cyborg. Absolutely electrifying KO. I was already on my feet after the knockdowns and to see a 2 to 1 underdog utterly destroy her way to becoming a champ champ...you get my vote. Hats off to Amanda Nunes.
     
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  20. VanMMA

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    The way Vitor fell down after that kick was insane.
     

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