Awards The 2019 Heavies Awards - Event of the Year (Winner: UFC 236!)

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Event of the Year?

Poll closed Jan 11, 2020.
  1. One Championship A New Era

    4.5%
  2. UFC 236 - Holloway vs. Poirier 2

    31.8%
  3. Bellator 225 Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2

    1.5%
  4. UFC 239 - Jones vs. Santos

    15.7%
  5. UFC 244 - Masvidal vs. Diaz

    21.2%
  6. UFC 245 - Usman vs. Covington

    22.2%
  7. Other

    3.0%
  1. Jackonfire

    Jackonfire BMF Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Its time to pick the Event of the Year.

    2019 was a good year for MMA with lots of action packed cards. New champions were crowned. Some cards had all stoppage wins. Others included multiple title fights. Which card was your card of the year? As always, include any events you feel were overlooked.

    Nominees:

    One Championship A New Era

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    All 7 main card fights end by stoppage

    Shinya Aoki def. Eduard Folayang

    to win lightweight title technical submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 1, 2:34​

    Jing Nan Xiong def. Angela Lee

    to retain strawweight title TKO (strikes) - Round 5, 1:37​

    Aung La N Sang def. Ken Hasegawa

    to retain middleweight title TKO (punches) - Round 2, 4:41​

    Bibiano Fernandes def. Kevin Belingon

    to win bantamweight title disqualification (illegal elbows)​

    Demetrious Johnson def. Yuya Wakamatsu

    flyweight world grand prix quarterfinal submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 2:40​

    Timofey Nastyukhin def. Eddie Alvarez

    lightweight world grand prix quarterfinal TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:05

    Fight Card





    UFC 236 - Holloway vs. Poirier 2

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    Dustin Poirier wins the Interim Belt

    Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision
    Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision
    Khalil Rountree def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision
    Dwight Grant def. Alan Jouban via split decision
    Nikita Krylov def. Ovince Saint Preux via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:30 of R2

    Fight Card




    Bellator 225 Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2

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    14 fights - 14 finishes


    Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione via second-round TKO (1:24)
    Vitaly Minakov def. Tim Johnson via first-round KO (1:45)
    Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner via first-round TKO (3:44)
    Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels via sub (d’arce choke) (R2, 4:05)
    Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth via submission (RNC) (R2, 2:08)

    Fight Card




    UFC 239 - Jones vs. Santos


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    Jon Jones wins his 12th title fight

    Jon Jones def. Thiago Santos by split decision (retains UFC light heavyweight championship)
    Amanda Nunes def. Holly Holm by KO, 4:10, Round 1 (retains UFC women's bantamweight championship)
    Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren by KO, 0:05, Round 1
    Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold by KO, 1:39, Round 2
    Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision

    Fight Card




    UFC 244 - Masvidal vs. Diaz

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    Jorge Masvidal wins the BMF Belt

    Jorge Masvidal def. Nate Diaz via technical knockout (Doctor's stoppage)(Round 3, 5:00)
    Darren Till def. Kelvin Gastelum via split decision
    Stephen Thompson def. Vicente Luque via unanimous decision
    Derrick Lewis def. Blagoy Ivanov via split decision
    Kevin Lee def. Gregor Gillespie via knockout (Round 1, 2:47)

    Fight Card




    UFC 245 - Usman vs. Covington

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    Volkanovski wins the FW belt


    Kamaru Usman def. Colby Covington via fifth-round TKO (4:10)
    Alexander Volkanovski def Max Holloway via unanimous decision
    Amanda Nunes def Germaine de Randamie via unanimous decision.
    Marlon Moraes def. Jose Aldo via split decision
    Petr Yan def Urijah Faber via KO (Round 3, 0:43)

    Fight Card

     
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  2. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Let's do the vote thing!
     
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  3. Hellowhosthat

    Hellowhosthat Brown Belt

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    Should have added the Rizin NYE card imo.
     
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  4. Beherit

    Beherit Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    UFC 236 was just insane
     
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  5. BooBoyMan

    BooBoyMan Brown Belt

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    236 had one of the greatest main + co-main fights I've ever seen, but it wasn't that remarkable outside of those fights. All of 244's fights were great except for the co-main and Chookagian/Maia.
     
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  6. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Silver Belt

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    Bellator 237
     
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  7. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Have patience...
     
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  8. A.S. Deep

    A.S. Deep Black Belt

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    UFC 239

    - Rockhold got Rockholded (and I like the guy!)
    - The Masvidal flying knee
    - Nunes KOs Holm with her own move
    - Santos arguably beats Jones on one leg
     
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  9. mallen7272

    mallen7272 Shooper

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    Holloway vs Poirier 2.

    But that Bellator card was a fun night.
     
  10. Leonard Haid

    Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    I'm UFC biased for now, so I'll go with Colby/Kamaru. What insane hype, and the fight actually delivered. As for the entire card, Moreno vs. Kara-France on the early prelims?? Say no more. All in all, it was a very decent card despite the expected lame WMMA fight. Thankfully though there was only one this time.
     
  11. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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    IMO of the UFC cards, the two I was between was UFC 236, and 239. 236 because it had 2 FOTY candidates and they were incredible. Huge fights, and all around delivered. 239 was one of the beat events I’ve seen because fight after fight it felt like the card should have been over. Like I got my bang for my buck around the second fight on the card and everything after was gravy, and it gave us the KO of the year.

    I can’t vote for the BMF event because to me, the ending was anticlimactic for the main event Whether it was the right thing to do or not I have no clue, but it just left a sour taste in my mouth after such a great event.
     
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  12. Danis_champ

    Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    Voted UFC 244 not because of the BMF thing but fights were really awesome and high level. Thompson's kickboxing clinic was my favorite. On top of that the US president attended.
     
  13. vinnie245

    vinnie245 Yellow Belt

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    No 241? cause that would be my vote, otherwise i'll go with 245.
     
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  14. beephin

    beephin Black Belt

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    UFC 241 baby

    Was there live.
    What a fucking night.

    Stipe with a hell of a comeback against DC, the return of Nate, Romero vs. Costa war.

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  15. Negator402

    Negator402 Absolutely and Unequivocally Not For Gay Jesus

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    Guys, I get that the main and co-main of of 236 were outstanding, but 239 had it all.

    -Rockhold getting knocked out cold by someone the somebody "he doesn't to of this world."
    -Askren taking his first loss in 5 seconds on a flying knee.
    -Amanda actually knocking out Holly.
    -Jon Jones actually almost losing to someone he looked legitimately concerned about.

    239 had it all!
     
  16. TheJohnnyWalkerEra

    TheJohnnyWalkerEra Brown Belt

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    241 was pretty awesome
     
  17. Hotora86

    Hotora86 NMF belt

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    UFC 245 was the most eventful but let's not dismiss Jones' 1st loss. ;)
     
  18. qw3rty

    qw3rty BMF's Doctor belt

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    UFC 245 and it's not even close.
    All insane fights on the main card.
     
  19. -Dim-

    -Dim- Gold Belt

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    and @jei

    How the fuck is Rizin 20 (NYE) not in the poll.

    delete this and start again guys
     
  20. -Dim-

    -Dim- Gold Belt

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    Agreed. Rizin 20 was amazing. From top to bottom.
     

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