The 2018 Heavies Awards - Submission of the Year - WINNER: Ryan Hall

Discussion in 'Archives' started by Valhoven, Jan 6, 2019.

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What's your 2018 SOTY?

Poll closed Jan 11, 2019.
  1. Alexey Oleynik def. Junior Albini - Ezekiel Choke (R1)

    34.7%
  2. John Salter def. Chidi Njokuani - Rear-Naked Choke (R1)

    0.2%
  3. Ryan Hall def. BJ Penn - Heel Hook (R1)

    51.3%
  4. Claudio Puelles def. Felipe Silva - Kneebar (R3)

    3.6%
  5. Joshua Pacio def. Pongsiri Mitsatit - Hammerlock (R1)

    3.4%
  6. Paul Craig def. Magomed Ankalaev - Triangle Choke (R3)

    6.8%
  1. ArtemV

    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    I picked the Puelles kneebar, that was sick, how he was getting beat up and probably lost two 10-8's
     
  2. El Fernas

    El Fernas Red Belt

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    Voted the Hammerlock because of how crazy it looks, if that wasnt it, then its Ryan Hall effortless submission of BJ Penn.
     
  3. VVarhead

    VVarhead Bullet Belt

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    recency bias is real
     
  4. John makfresshi

    John makfresshi Wartega Train Conductor! All aboard!! Yellow Card

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    He could juice a fucking diamond with that squeeze
     
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  5. Anung Un Rama

    Anung Un Rama The Right Hand of Doom Platinum Member

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    Hall's heel hook was just too smooth and his opponent, albeit way past his prime, to well versed for me to not pick that over Oly's ezekiel over diaper boy.
     
  6. AtaTheCrow

    AtaTheCrow Immortal

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    Easy Zabit
     
  7. Spath

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    I ended up going with Hall’s wizardry. Both subs are rare as any, but Hall had more flash and the execution of the sub was just perfect.

    I wish I’m able to catch people like that one day. Oh well, I’ll stick to the basics for the next few hundred hours!
     
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  8. Valhoven

    Valhoven Iron stars burning bright Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I've updated SOTY's official Mentions – read here.

    Thanks to dawgs Cade and Gono for having me reconsider their two recommendations and cheers to dawg Post 2 D for bringing to my attention a pretty cool shoulder-lock victory of Pole Adam Wieczorek's that I'd originally overlooked. Good work, fellas.

    @gono btw, @cade187, @Post 2 Decision

    Rejected. Sorry, bud. Click-me slideshows as such paint incomplete pictures. Simon Carson (1-1), here fighting for regional promotion HFS, is an MMA newcomer under Pro rules whose ground game has yet to be tested while victor, Young Woo Yoo (3-5), didn't appear to overcome any insurmountable odds in dialling it in. Very cool anklelock though, I agree, and I dig the inversion.

    Cheers, mate.
     
  9. 315MMAFighter

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

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    Submissions are fkng awesome. Awesome way to render an opponent defeated
     
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  10. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That ezekiel choke is just a thing of beauty. It gets my vote.
     
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  11. AaandStill

    AaandStill Lurking here since 2001

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    I"m ironically reminiscent of the twitter reactions of Sage Northcutt tapping to Brian Barberena





    Now think of Oleynik's second UFC Ezekiel...

    His opponent this time avoided the full mount (LOL) to avoid the choke...and still got nailed.. in half guard!
     
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  12. Chas

    Chas Blood Bath and Beyond

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    Ryan Hall is going to win because it's the most recent one, and I'm perfectly okay with that.
     
  13. Street Level

    Street Level Black Belt

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    What about DJ's slam to armbar? Was that this year?
     
  14. Valhoven

    Valhoven Iron stars burning bright Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It was indeed a good commandeering of limb but took place towards the end of 2017. Appreciate the suggestion regardless. Whom did you end up running with for 2018?
     
  15. The Bard

    The Bard Brown Belt

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    Completely disagree with the votes for Hall. It was a great sub, but it was against a guy who has now lost nine fights in a row. I mean, B.J. is basically a training dummy at this point based upon his performances.

    Now a historic ezekiel choke without a gi against a pretty good HW fighter? I mean any choke while mounted is awesome.
     
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    Kinger85 Gold Belt

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    Normally I would be screaming recency bias in something like this, but it was the submission of the year.
     
  17. Shrewms

    Shrewms Blue Belt

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    Bit gutted everyone has a hard on over Zabit, but Sterling had a way nicer one imo.
     
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  18. jeremyemilio

    jeremyemilio Silver Belt

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    I get the love for Hall, and I'm okay with people voting that way... but it's hard for me to see any sort of victory over post tippi toe Penn as being exceptionally impressive... even a sub.

    Oleynik for me, with the pretty much impossible sub to pull off in a fight without a gi... that he happens to have pulled off multiple times.
     
  19. Franklin U.

    Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    For me- even rhough in record books , it was a " tko"...... it wasn't. Super fight Mousasi vs Macdonald ended with Rory tapping to strikes/elbows as ref was making his way to wave off fight early in 2nd round. Amazing that Gegard hadn't received the proper credit for the absute drubbing of welterweight champ and durable Canadian.
     
  20. Me&MrJones

    Me&MrJones Red Belt

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    Sterling vs Stamann?
     
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