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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    For those who picked the obvious Buckley KO as their favorite, I am curious to know - what do you think was the second best knockout of 2020?

    I find it to be a toss up between the Cody Garbrandt finish and Kevin Holland's epic knockout on the ground to arguably the best grappler in the UFC in Jacare. I am leaning towards the latter as being better because of its context, uniqueness, and the overall brutality of the finish. I was genuinely worried for Jacare after, although his age was a factor for my concern.

    Which knockout do you guys think takes the number 2 slot if you voted Buckley?
     
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  2. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I thought Garbrandts was poetic in a way. He loves to sit down on his punches, and for his last few fights all people were saying was “why does he do that” “does he know what a gameplan is” etc etc. Not only was it violent and fantastic, but it was also a redemption story for someone who’s been struggling for awhile. So, personally it’s Garbrandt for me.

    I think my next vote would be a tough choice between the slam ko, and Holland’s crazy punch he threw at jacare.
     
  3. dalegordon Purple Belt

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    Spectacular was Buckley however my fave was garbrandt with the discus punch
     
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    hard to beat the uniqueness of a caught foot & then spinning & knocking you teh fook out while he's still holding your other foot.
     
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    bounce off the canvas
     
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    Rizin champ yutaka saito shows you how to stop a takedown. (With soccer kicks)
     
  7. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    The Bibulatov one for me. Then probably the Khadilov one.
     
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  8. Azrael40 Orange Belt

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    Voted Buckley because it was super athletic and powerful. But Dariush vs Klose is my second due to the back and forth war that was and just when you thought Klose was going to KO Dariush he comes back with a hail mary bomb and takes Klose out. And the OH MY God he did it! yells were off the chart with my friends!
     
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  9. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    ACA had its own version of the khalidov ko. Watch the replay at 4:50

     
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    Khalidov was my #2. #1 was a shoe-in
     
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    That was so awesome.
     
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    Great googly moogly
     
  13. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    sadly kazumasa majimi was (and still is) one of the best jmma prospects. sucks he got koed so badly.
     
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    Yes. She was screams at every punch! Annoying really. Then she always wants to talk about alpha brain and chimpanzees. It’s fucking weird bro.
     
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    Holland’s was nasty and I totally expected Jacare to win that fight. But Cody’s was so picture perfect.

    I’m not a big Cody fan but he set that up so awesome and it looked so fucking great when it happened in real time.
     
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    Buckley definitely number one. Tough to pick second spot. Holland finishing Jacare like that was pretty crazy. I'll give him the nod over Khalidov and Cody.
     
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    Hard to settle on a choice :D :D
     
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    Exactly all of this.
     
  19. weaselkenievil Purple Belt

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    I voted the obvious but I really liked Leavitt on Wiman.
     
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  20. Kung Fu Kowboy Pure Violence!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The popular choice is just epic.... but voted for Jacare getting folded and put away in the closet until summer.
     

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