Awards The 2019 Heavies Awards - Fight of the Year (Winner: Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum!)

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What is the Best Fight of 2019?

Poll closed Jan 17, 2020.
  1. Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena

    6.7%
  2. Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum

    56.4%
  3. Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone

    4.9%
  4. Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

    6.7%
  5. Brad Riddell vs. Jamie Mullarkey

    0.6%
  6. Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington

    14.7%
  7. Hiromasa Ogikubo vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari

    2.5%
  8. Other

    7.4%
  1. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    The 2019 Heavies Awards - Best Fight of the Year


    Don't worry, we didn't forget the final award of 2019.

    It's time to celebrate all of the Just Bleed offerings of 2019, whether it was a vicious finish or a back-and-forth war! There's plenty to pick from this year, and several major fights that delivered in spades.

    Please choose your fight of the year, and let us know why!

    Nominees

    Vicente Luque def. Bryan Barberena via TKO R3 4:54
    Feb 2019, UFC on ESPN 1
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    Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum UD R5 5:00
    April 2019, UFC 236

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    Tony Ferguson def. Donald Cerrone via TKO R2 5:00
    June 2019, UFC 238

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    Stipe Miocic def. Daniel Cormier TKO R4 4:09
    August 2019, UFC 241

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    Brad Riddell def. Jamie Mullarkey UD R3 5:00
    October 2019, UFC 243

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    Kamaru Usman def. Colby Covington via TKO R5 4:10
    December 2019, UFC 245

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    Hiromasa Ogikubo def. Shintaro Ishiwatari via UD R3 5:00
    December 2019, Rizin 20

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    Please post honorable mentions if you have some in mind!
     
  2. VVarhead Banned Banned

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    Izzy vs Gastelum
     
  3. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Israel/Gastelum fight was legendary.
     
  4. Buff #FreeLeeMurray Belt

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    Gonna throw one in for Barberana vs Luque, but Gastelum vs Izzy or Colby vs Usman has this by a country mile.
     
  5. Ares Black Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    It's pretty obviously Adesanya-Gastelum IMO, but Riddell-Mullarkey deserves an honourable mention.
     
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    The 2019 Fight of the Year: Izzy v Gastelum

    My runner up:
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  7. sonhow Silver Belt

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    Izzy vs Gas. Would also have been last year as well as the year before that imo.
     
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    Barberana vs Luque
     
  9. DarkneT Khamzat sucks

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    Voted Tony and Cowboy because non of the others did much for me
     
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    Fedor-Rampage.

    HM: Ogikubo-Ishiwatari and Riddell-Mullarkey.
     
  11. Buffmeister If u aint smokey it aint your m'fkin message

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    Izzy Kelvin was fucking crazy....gets my Vote...

    I'm sure there are some crazy fights in ACA over the last year...but if you want me to Name some...i really cant...because i never remember the guys names...
     
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    Izzy-Kelvin. Back and forth with both guys looking done at points. Great war.

    DC-Stipe was #2 for me. DC seemed to be clearly winning then Stipe went to work with those body shots. Great comeback win and comeback from getting KO'd in the 1st fight.
     
  13. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    This was a hell of a show.
     
  14. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Our last voting category of the year and we only have about 50 votes? Come on now, keep this thread rolling.
     
  15. g*r*b Super-Stretch Elastic Waistband

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    I am kinda shocked that Romero-Costa wasn't even an option on a Sherdog poll, considering how many people on here slobber over physiques.
     
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    Kamaru Usman v. Colby Covington (The King of Brazil).
     
  17. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    No Whittaker vs Romero 2???
     
  18. VVarhead Banned Banned

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    That was in June 2018.
    No Costa vs Romero in the poll though.
     
  19. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    We don't have 2018 fights on 2019 polls.

    And for those asking for Costa vs. Romero, which fight would you replace on this list for it? Maybe you can start a write in campaign. Buck the system.
     
  20. MXZT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    This has to be stickied I think.
     

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