The 2020 Heavies Awards - Best Knockout of the Year - Winner: Buckley over Kasanganay

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What was the Best Knockout of 2020?

  1. Cody Garbrandt vs Raphael Assuncao

    14.0%
  2. Joaquin Buckley vs. Impa Kasanganay

    67.5%
  3. Kevin Holland vs Jacare Souza

    5.7%
  4. Alex Pereira vs Thomas Powell

    0.6%
  5. Mamed Khalidov vs. Scott Askham 2

    2.8%
  6. Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland

    1.6%
  7. Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

    3.4%
  8. Cub Swanson vs Daniel Pineda

    0.6%
  9. Jordan Leavitt vs Matt Wiman

    2.0%
  10. Other (Please Specify)

    1.6%
  1. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The 2020 Heavies Awards - Best Knockout of the Year

    Happy New Year to all my fellow Sherdoggers! It’s your old pal, AC, and it’s my fifth year in a row making this award category for Sherdog!

    Let's look back at this pestiferous year one last time by choosing the best knockout of 2020!


    Before we get started, you should check out the 2020 Sherdog.com's Knockout Award of the Year below!
    https://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Sherdogs-2020-Knockout-of-the-Year-176966

    It is difficult to find something more gratifying in this sport than a decisive finish, and a brutal knockout is perhaps its best example. Please choose your favorite knockout of the year, and let us know why!

    Nominees


    Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao
    June 2020, UFC 150


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    Joaquin Buckley vs. Impa Kasanganay
    Oct 2020, UFC Fight Night

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    Kevin Holland vs. Jacare Souza
    Dec 2020, UFC 256

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    Alex Pereira vs. Thomas Powell
    Nov 2020, LFA 95


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    Mamed Khalidov vs. Scott Askham 2
    Oct 2020, KSW 55


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    Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland
    June 2020, UFC 250


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    Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
    May 2020, UFC 249

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    Cub Swanson vs. Daniel Pineda
    Dec 2020, UFC 256

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    Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Wiman
    Dec 2020, UFC Fight Night


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    Honorable Mentions from Posters


    Special shout out to @KazDibiase for a lot of these gifs. :)

    Please post honorable mentions if you have some in mind!
     
  2. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    You got Buckley and Kasanganay the wrong way round homie.

    But yeah, that.
     
  3. Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    Francis Ngannou had the most brutal one, but what Joaquin Buckley did is just too rare and amazing to not win this.
     
  4. TerrorTimmy Three piece and a soda

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    You can't vote for anything other than Buckley. You just can't.
     
  5. Askren’s chin Orange Belt

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    Gotta go with Buckley that ko was insane especially with no crowd so you could hear everything.
     
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  6. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Also shoutout to Magomed Bibulatov, who I think deserves to be on the list for this.

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  7. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Whoever is listed first in "vs." doesn't imply victor imo, but I agree that it doesn't look right so I changed it to keep everything consistent. :)
     
  8. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Voted Buckley's KO as it went viral everywhere.

    PS.
    This one's for you @Augustus Caesar . I loved IU on this one. Happy New Year! Keep safe!

     
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  9. Jeandoozz Orange Belt

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    the "fatality" finish of Buckley makes it completely off the charts
     
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  10. GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    The thread & poll have been up for 13 minutes but you might as well declare a winner.

    Its a contender/nominee for GOAT KO kick.
     
  11. Dana's Moonface Silver Belt

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    The boxing fan in me had to pick cody

    It was a beautiful punch
     
  12. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Great honorable mention! There will always be some missed in these type of threads, which is why it's important to have an 'other' choice in the poll. I'll make a spoiler tab with honorable mentions in the OP quoting those who mention them.
     
  13. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I voted the same - it seems like the easy choice but it's still nice to see all the best finishes throughout.

    Thanks for the vid, Gio. :) I'm listening to it now!
     
  14. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I expect Buckley to win in a complete and total runaway, and voted accordingly.

    My boy Drew Dober deserves some love for this one

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  15. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Hope you like it bud. It just brings back memories. And hope everything's fine with you as a sherbro and in your real life.
     
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  16. heSHurt Yellow Belt

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    How come Askham is mentioned first when he is the recipient of that crane kick?
     
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  17. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Changed it. ;)
     
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    The winner is obviously Buckley's ludicrous KO of Kasanganay, but I voted for Leavitt's flawless victory Fatality slam of Matt Wiman.
     
  19. sonhow Silver Belt

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    1.Buckley
    2.Cody
    3.Holland
     
  20. heSHurt Yellow Belt

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    You may also want to put that 'II' at the end, it was their second fight not Mamed the Second.
     
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