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Who had the best performance in the UFC so far this 2021

  1. Max Holloway

    24.8%
  2. Dustin Poirier

    3.7%
  3. Francis Ngannou

    13.0%
  4. Jiri Prochazka

    10.2%
  5. Kamaru Usman

    13.4%
  6. Rose Namajunas

    6.5%
  7. Jan Blachowicz

    6.9%
  8. Robert Whittaker

    2.8%
  9. Valentina Shevchenko

    2.8%
  10. Rob Font

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Brandon Moreno

    15.0%
  12. Other (pls. specify)

    0.8%
  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Best Performance in the UFC for 2021 (So far...)

    Alright, title says it all sherbros. Which UFC fighter do you think had the best performance so far this 2021?

    I chose 11 of the most outstanding performances (so far in my opinion), based on the fighter's dominance, their excellent execution of skills/gameplan, being the best they ever looked, by digging deep, and shining when it matters.

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    1.) The self proclaimed "best boxer in the UFC baby" Max Holloway opening the year with a 5 round beatdown of Calvin Kattar. What a performance to kick off the year!

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    2.)
    Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier avenging his 2014 loss to the returning Conor McGregor as he mixed it all up and utilized calf kicks which led to a TKO stoppage in the second round and gave McGregor the first TKO loss of his career.

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    Francis "The Predator" Ngannou putting in all together and finally winning the prestigious UFC Undisputed Heavyweight Title with a devastating 2nd round KO win against Stipe Miocic.

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    Jiri Prochazka with his warrior-like mentality showed his unconventional style and technique (and new hairdo) as he put on a show and executed one of the most brutal spinning elbow finishes in the UFC against the man who arguably beat Jon Jones, Dominick Reyes.

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    Kamaru Usman finishing Jorge Masvidal with a vicious KO after being criticized with his "lack luster" performance in their first bout. With having the reputation of being a 'decision' fighter in the past, The Nigerian Nightmare has now finished 3 of his last 4, and no doubt he's gonna add some more.

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    Rose Namajunas reclaiming her world title with a beautifully timed head kick and finishing the champ, Zhang Weili, by TKO. Thug Rose came in as the underdog in this fight, and in the end she showed why she is the best.

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    7.)
    Jan Blachowicz halted Israel Adesanya's hopes of being a 2 division champ and showed why he is a legit and true champion and the jump from 185 to 205 is no joke. He put on a dominating performance and out-landed Adesanya in every round despite the heavily biased commentary, and handed Adesanya his first career loss.

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    8.)
    Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker left no doubts that he is the true #1 contender in the MW division when he put on a one sided UD victory over Kelvin Gastelum in a match that is touted as an "unfinished business". This is Whittaker's 3rd straight top 10 opponent win and now he's set to fight for the title next.

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    9.)
    Valentina Shevchenko wowed everyone in the first title fight since the crowd are back at UFC 261, as she showed other tools in her arsenal and once again proved why she's levels above the division as she finishes former champion Jessica Andrade via 2nd round TKO.

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    10.)
    Rob Font puts on a breakthrough performance in his first UFC main event as he outclassed former BW champ Cody Garbrandt and earned a 5 round unanimous decision win. No doubt, this win has put him in the title contention talks in the stacked BW division.

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    11.)
    Brandon Moreno's dream of being a UFC champion finally came true after a long road of ups and downs when he beat Deiveson Figueredo via 2nd round submission in their much awaited rematch at UFC 263. It was a masterful performance for the ages.

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    There you have it sherbros! Please comment if you think there are other great performances that deserves a mention and kindly share them if you like.

    Cheers guys! :)
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    -TYB
     
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    Rose of course and I cant stand WMMA.
     
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    Very difficult to make an objective pick...

    Maybe Holloway over Kattar, I'm thinking.
     
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    Max, Usman, Jiri for me in that order. Honorable mention to Moreno for handling that killer.
     
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    Jiri for me with Max a close second. Honourable mention to Usman as I saw him winning against Masvidal easily but not by ko. Shout out to Whittaker too for earning his way back to a title fight unlike so many other entitled bums.
     
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    Moreno vs Fig 2 was extremely one-sided. Gotta give this one to Moreno.
     
  8. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    I'm going with Max, that was the one that wowed me the most at the time.
     
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    Nathan Diaz
     
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    Hard choice for me, while Max and Jiri jump out at me for complete and dominant performances against top 5 guys, my vote goes to the KO of the year candidate and still... Mr. Marty Usman for his performance against Masvidal
     
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    Went with Holloway. Kattar is a solid boxer too, and Max absolutely demolished him with style. It's not like he was styling on a BJJ guy or something, Kattar has good technique and KO power, yet he was no match at all for Max.
     
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  13. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    I agree. Moreno is my pick too. It was a flawless and perfect performance.. well at least for me it was. And with the backstory of this fight, the stakes, and how the crowd has been rallying for him the whole week, what we've witness that night was something special. Tbh, that imo was one of the best performances in UFC history.
     
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    Jiří Procházka
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  15. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    Nope Moreno. Only reason why Max is getting votes is his boxing was so underrated before the Kattar fight. People on here were expecting Kattar to outbox Max. The narrative was Max wasn't good defensively and he has pillow fists. Does Max have a lot of power? Not really but his timing, distance control, chin and elusiveness (yes I said elusive) were too much for Kattar. Moreno on the other hand was a huge underdog in the first fight and an underdog against a savage Figgy in the second fight. He dominated Figgy so he is easily my pick. He slayed the dragon.
     
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  16. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Solid pick. It was a hell of an impressive performance. Jorge has always had a granite chin and prior to this KO, has only been TKO'd once in 49 fights, and that was 13 years ago. Usman also left us one of the most iconic MMA pics of all time.

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    You shouldve made this thread after UFC 264 because I have a feeling that Conor will put on a performance of the ages.
     
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  19. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    He got battered for 4 1/2 rounds and lost, LOL. The bar is really low for him.
     
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  20. RustyShacleford Green Belt

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    Max has my vote because he set an impossible record for strikes landed in that fight.
     
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