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

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

?

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. Valhoven

    Valhoven Iron stars burning bright Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    27,659
    Zabit has a cultic cheer of a type here. True, shrewm.

    And Sterling is the real deal, in my book. His Stretch Armstrong grab of Cody's leg made my initial list but as I whittled candidates down, the lock alone just didn't make the cut and, TBT, I'm not sold on Cody yet; that was Aljo's fight to lose, throwing everything and the kitchen sink from elbows and heat-seeking kicks to subs while never not pressing action or controlling the cage.

    If either of you have a GIF, I'd be happy to enter it into record here; the lead-up was frenzied so any with greater frames of the like welcome. Thanks for chiming in with a deserving name to be thrown into the mix.
     
  2. rmongler

    rmongler Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    5,036
    Likes Received:
    3,290
    Location:
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I feel like there's this sort of attitude that's endemic in 'finish of the year' selection makings; they tend to be predominated by instances where someone was getting beaten pillar to pillar before pulling something out of their ass that turns it all around, rather than instances where someone fully dominates their opponent skillfully and finishes in smooth fashion, even though the latter are cases i am much more interested in from a martial art perspective.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
    JagRoss likes this.
  3. Shrewms

    Shrewms Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1,160
    I'll probably work on making a GIF later today when I'm not busy, but if you are going by the cleaner submission, that kneebar that you listed was pretty smooth.
     
    Valhoven likes this.
  4. Valhoven

    Valhoven Iron stars burning bright Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    27,659
    That's a fair point. I feel though it deemphasises (in relevant cases) the levels of competition being fought where, above, Cody was a step down by my assessment for someone of Aljo's skill-set; I fully concede this re: Stamann is nothing more or less than an opinion and can be argued either way. Domination and controlled finishing between two equally-skilled opponents is however, I agree, a thing of beauty and should be recognised for the feat it is.

    Were you able to find a candidate to vote for from among the nominees?
     
  5. AaandStill

    AaandStill Lurking here since 2001

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    245
    Location:
    ສະຫວັນ
    Interesting, the UFC went with Zabit for SOTY
     
    Mmmmmmma1234 likes this.
  6. SpaceGinger

    SpaceGinger Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    703
    I hear ya. It's like am I voting for 'X' cos it really is the best or because of Sherbro subconscious bias.
     
    DeeDubb likes this.
  7. Rav7n

    Rav7n Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    6,037
    Likes Received:
    4,654
    Location:
    Manchester
    Absolutely..
    Was a bit of a goto for me with my long arms. But with a gi..
    No gi in a mma fight.. Its a bit special.
     
    Badr Hari likes this.
  8. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Yeah that zabit kneebar is better than the poll options by far.
     
    cade187 likes this.
  9. HumanSandwich

    HumanSandwich Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2019
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    246
    Heelhooks are so hipster
     
  10. blaseblah

    blaseblah Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    15,478
    Likes Received:
    17,506
    No love for Chiesa's one-armed kimura?
     
  11. Valhoven

    Valhoven Iron stars burning bright Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    10,243
    Likes Received:
    27,659
    Happening some 48 hours before the turn of the year, it certainly met a key criterion for consideration. It was a great finish but I saw it in the same running as Pacio's herculean hammerlock and ended up going with the latter instead. Appreciate the mention.

    For those that missed it – blase's recommendation:

     
  12. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    31,419
    Likes Received:
    54,374
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    We have our winner!

    In sixth place with one vote is John Salter's rear-naked choke of Chidi Njokuani.
    In fifth place with 16 votes is Joshua Pacio's hammerlock of Pongsiri Mitsatit.
    In fourth place with 17 votes is Claudio Puelles's kneebar of Felipe Silva.
    In third place with 32 votes is Paul Craig's literal last second triangle choke of Magomed Ankalaev!
    In second place with 163 votes is Alexey Oleynik's Ezekiel choke of Junior Albini!

    And finally, in first place, with 241 votes and 51.3% of the total vote, is Ryan Hall's stunning kneebar of BJ Penn in 2:46 of the first round, tapping a fighter who had never been submitted before!



    [​IMG]

    This is the 2018 Heavies Award winner for Submission of the Year!

    Thanks for voting!
     
    TheRuthlessOne likes this.
  13. Fatman1

    Fatman1 White Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    76
    Hall's was so impressive because of who it was against, too.

    It does have to be a flashy sub. If Bisping RNC'd Jacare I'd say that was sub of the year too.
     
  14. pick999

    pick999 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    9,516
    Likes Received:
    4,323
    the hall submission was just normal to me nothing too special about it considering bj beatings he has taken.
     
    po_thead likes this.
  15. po_thead

    po_thead Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    1,907
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    I could see this going to Hall if Penn was motivated, but not in 2018. Fuck, even tippy toe Penn is a relic.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.