The 2020 Heavies Awards - Best Submission of the Year - Winner AJ McKee

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What was the best submission of 2020?

Poll closed Jan 10, 2021.
  1. Thiago Moises Vs Michael Johnson

    2.3%
  2. Mackenzie Dern Vs Hannah Cifers

    7.5%
  3. Kay Hansen Vs Jin Yu Frey

    2.3%
  4. Jimmy Flick Vs Cody Durden

    30.6%
  5. AJ McKee Vs Darion Caldwell

    49.1%
  6. Vanessa Demopoulos Vs Sam Hughes

    8.3%
  1. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    2020 Submission of the Year

    This year we've had some outstanding submissions. A fantastic variety of innovative and creative subs from all kinds of positions. We even had just the second flying triangle in the UFC EVER. You really can't ask for much more than that! Here are some of the very best of this years submissions.

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    UFC On ESPN 8 - Thiago Moises Submits Michael Johnson Via Achilles Lock
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    UFC On ESPN 9 - Mackenzie Dern Submits Hannah Cifers Via Kneebar
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    UFC on ESPN 12 - Kay Hansen submits Jinh Yu Frey Via Armbar
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    UFC Fight Night 183 - Jimmy Flick submits Cody Durden Via Flying Triangle
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    Bellator 253 - AJ McKee Submits Darion Caldwell Via Modified Kneck Crank


    LFA 85 - Vanessa submits Hughes Via Inverted triangle



    Poll closes in 7 days. If you’d like to read more about the sub of the year feel free to check out this article.
     
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  2. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It’s time to vote!
     
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  3. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    I voted AJ McKee for doing something I have never seen before, against a high level opponent.
     
  4. Homelander You guys are the real heroes

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    Same, that was a sweet sub.
     
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    I put my grandmother in a nasty armbar at Christmas
     
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    Dat is family love, right there
     
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  7. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I can't find a decent gif of it but Vanessa Demopoulos' inverted triangle against Sam Hughes was sub of the year for me.
     
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    I vote for this

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  9. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If someone posts a video or gif I’ll add it to the poll
     
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    Thanks for this TS. I really liked the AJ McKee sub but I’m a sucker for a flying triangle, that gets my vote.
     
  11. Volador Brown Belt

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    Is Khabib not in the running? Or is it that there’s too many nut huggers that would vote him no matter what and skew the poll?
     
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  12. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Surprised Aljo didn't make the cut.
     
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    I've got it in this video here, but I can't find a gif of it. It's difficult to gif I guess as the moment from set up to Hughes being unconscious is quite long, but it's an amazing set up and I've never seen it done in MMA before.

     
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  14. mirko>anyone Red Belt

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    Me too.
     
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  15. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    This was nice too imo

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  16. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    Yeah that was amazing. Especially since Hughes was such a big favourite and had been dominating.
     
  17. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    added to the poll gents. Thank you
     
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    Is that Flick sub officially being called a "flying triangle?" or is that just the media saying that?

    I mean it was cool how he got his legz into the position, but he didn't actually have teh triangle until after he hit the ground. He even re-adjusted the left leg after he was down. Technically I'd think you would need the leg over the foot before your back hit the ground for it to be a "flying" triangle. I'd call that a "flying setup for a triangle." lol...

    It's all good.... I just wouldn't call it that. Who got the other one? I'd like to take a look at that.

    I went for McKee for pulling of something unique.
    I wonder if he just made that up. He sayz "I don't know" & then says "yeah, I guess I pull that off a lot"... but he seemed to be talking about headlocks in general... so I don't know. He didn't come out strong & say "yes, that's something I practice..." so I think he just put that together on the fly.
     
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  19. RedFoxNdisBihhh Banned Banned

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    @Zebra Cheeks

    didnt micheal johnson basically cry cause he hated his feet ..he hated they were so big <Lmaoo>


    pretty sure thats fact just cant remember did he cry during camp before the fight then got subbed by his feet

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  20. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I knew this would come up. Approaching it from a subjective standpoint I don’t feel it has enough to make a list like this. It was the highest profile sub this year. But that would be like giving Conor KO of the year. Sure, it was fantastic, and an outstanding performance, but the hen compared to some of these..well I mean just look at them
     

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