JM: I think, the best struggle of them all is Kimbo Slice vs. da-da 5000.

AL: k

JM: You can find very few sporting events I could recall watching with more joy than that I did this struggle, so which should tell you some thing about me personally as an MMA fan and therefore, in regards to the way I vote to get MMA awards.

So along the lines, the Fisty for Fight of the Season Clearly belongs to Shuhei Sakano vs. Ayideng Jumayi out of Rebel Fighting Championship 7 on April 2-9. This fight has it all: Swanging and Banging on the feet? Check. Weird grappling exchanges? Check. Bad Fight IQ? CHECK! I mean, what additional struggle this season had a flying gogoplata attempt AND THAT ISN’T EVEN the very best GRAPPLING THING THAT HAPPENS!


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I’m in love with every thing about it struggle, it’therefore hard to put in words. The manner Sakano comes outside and affects stances 27 times in 10 minutes while pawing a jab out of 15 feet away is magical. And then how he and Jumayi finally start wildly swinging simply to WHIFF ON EVERY PUNCH could be the kind of material that MF was created for. Add from the wall-walk back take and Sakano half-nelsoning Jumayi with his thighs, and there might be no other selection to get FOTY.

And , lest we forget, there was a flying gogoplata attempt.

AL: While I agree totally that Sakano-Jumayi was most likely the greatest five-round struggle we covered this season, my selection is a far briefer affair, noteworthy for its sheer chaos and utter finality.

Mumia Abu Dey Ali and Mitch Aguiar, two boxers with a combined four expert bouts between them, were awarded an early spot on the primary card of Legacy Struggling Alliance 4 6 on July 27. The LFA team enjoys to set some shine on pairings similar to this hoping that the mix of raw enthusiasm and limited defensive skills will result in fireworks and boy did this match-making policy cover off here.

3-1 minutes. This ’s how long this struggle lasted and it may possibly be burnt into my brain for the rest of my entire life.

Ali rocks a charging Aguiar literally minutes to the bout, then moves definitely insane looking for the final, catching mostly air with his follow-up strikes. This induces Aguiar to randomly shoot and clinch, and also throw a leaping directly hook which defies description. Since Ali gets loose and drops his palms, he also eats a two piece that puts him on his buttocks, then as he’therefore getting out of bed, Aguiar trips him over and almost moves flying straight into the picture.

Ali lands a hook which drops Aguiar after which a hammer fist to seal the deal. Exactly like his coach drawn up it, I’m so convinced.

Look. This is awful MMA. I get it. However, if we’re speaking about ridiculously exciting fights that a lot of people probably didn’t capture this year, ” I will ’t consider a much better candidate than Ali vs. Aguiar.

JM: Almost every thing we’r e gonna chat about is awful MMA, but that’s the dirty secret of this game.

Honorable mention: Kenny Foster vs. Jacob Bohn (CES NY Inch, May 4), Andrei Ciubotaru vs. Murat Kazgan (Fight Nights Global 85, March 30), Joey Beltran vs. Tony Lopez (Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Inch, June 2)

Missed Fists Event of the Year

JM: While we might have dissented on the FOTY award, the Event of the Year wasn’t in question. I mean this with absolute and complete sincerity: CamSoda Legends was the best MMA event I have ever seen. I haven’t ever had more fun watching organized violence than that I did this night and my greatest regret is that I didn’t travel down to the event. All I want is to allow them to do a second one so that I could rectify this mistake as fast as possible.

AL: There’s so much to like, nay, love roughly CamSoda’s unique business model, perhaps best exemplified by the organizers giving fans the possibility to tip fighters to their performances throughout the live broadcast, a gesture which harkens back to a simpler time when patrons could offer direct financial aid to the best musicians of their creation.

Someday, when this practice becomes the norm in MMA, this moment and this patron’s title will be etched in the annals of background:

JM: “Anals of all MMA History” is most absolutely going to be my donor name to get its next CamSoda event.

AL: Oscar De La Hoya said he would change how MMA fighters were paid, but he has nothing on this guy.

JM: On a serious note, the top donor matters is obviously incredible of course if the UFC ever pivots out in their crude pay-per-view version, that is some thing they ought to absolutely look in to. I mean think of it, the amount of money you presume Yair Rodriguez would have made out of this system right after his reverse back elbow KO of a lifetime? I would have only begun hitting amounts on my computer until “El Pantera” had my money.

AL: I suppose we should also show some like the ring announcer that eschewed all pretenses of impartiality to campaign for Alex Nicholson getting re-signed by the UFC.

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Missed Fists Fighter of the Year

AL: I had been so tempted to give this award to Michel Pereira for the two keeping busy in 2018 (he battled seven occasions, winning four, dropping you, and somehow being involved two contests, that can be as Missed Fists since it gets) and also for doing whatever that was:

However, it’s impossible to check beyond the breakthrough campaign of LFA middle-weight Kai-lan Hill. I don’t understand if his Highlight-reel was the product of smart matchmaking or whether he’therefore exactly why Puerto Rican Israel Adesanya, but observe the footage and judge for yourself:

Hill is 4-0 in MMA therefore far, however, you’ve got to think he’s competing for LFA gold every year after which it’s on to UFC or even Bellator stardom due to him. For the time being, enjoy the young man’s experimental and volatile phase, at which we understand so little about him that his ceiling looks like high as infinity.

JM: Look, ” I ’MA sane man. Hill is the sane option, and an extremely worthy one. At a meritocratic Earth, the single man in match with him is Daron Cruickshank, that went 3-0 in Rizin using a head kick KO and a flying knee KO, with a submission by elbows sandwiched inbetween. However, this is an unjust world even though Hill may deserve all of the accolades, there’s 1 person we discussed over than any other this year — Charles “Felony” Bennett. When Bennett isn’t fighting with , his presence looms over m-f — the spirit animal of this enterprise we started. And he gave us this all-time great MMA picture:

So I figure what I’m saying is, I’damn fine with us giving the award to Kailin Hill, as long since we retitle the award.

AL: and thus it will probably be achieved, if just therefore “Felony” doesn’t take this award home annually that he’s walking God’s earth.

Most Violent KO

JM: Speaking of Hill, his case for carrying home the Krazy Horse Award is simply bolstered by also being responsible for its Many Violent KO of Year. His jumping knee to midair super-man punch to sleep Adam Fugitt in LFA 51 was something of beauty.

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Shaw’therefore is more noteworthy because everybody someone powerbombs a person in contest, we must stand up and take note but Badakhshi’s KO is therefore leading because it had one of the very raw force of any KO this year. Sharma is shooting and gets a flush knee which snaps back his head like a car wreck. I bet his throat is sore from this particular one.

AL: It’s no secret that one of the favourite things which can happen in MMA is when a fighter gets busted with a good shot and is either too brave or too out of it to realize how hurt they are really so they march forward, beckoning their opponent to take it and are promptly smushed.

Ellington lands a nodoubt homerun right-hand which clearly includes Ettling wobbled, however, the bantamweight dares Ettling to follow up and followup Ellington does with 1-2 combo which reduces Ellington to zero. The ensuing ground-and-pound is ugly and unnecessary, but it’s hard to attribute Ellington for being jazzed up considering he probably knew in the moment that he only felt the knockout of a lifetime.

My next pick would be Dawid Gralka hitting Sebastian Przybysz’s fist along with his mind as hard as he could in KSW 44.

I think the most notable thing about the finish is the referee immediately recognizing that Gralka only walked into the “paw of passing ” and stopping the battle that the second he hits the mat. Even Anderson Silva’s legendary swat of Forrest Griffin took an instant for all to register what had happened. The perfect punch at the perfect time by Przybysz.

Consistently shoot at your shot, ” ’theres not questioning this. But maybe possess a better pair compared to Junior Chate Ramos, that was flatly refused by Kevin Borjas’s gorgeous counter-knee in Inka FC 28.

Honorable mention: Adam Soldaev removes Slawomir Szczepanski’s liver (Dragon Fight Night 4), Mark Volkov pushes Akmaldzhon Mamurov to a permanent downward dog in just seven minutes (assault on Volga 3), Mitsuhisa Sunabe slams out the life of Shinya Murofushi (Pancrase 295)

Best Mind Bending Submission

AL: This submission by Hernani Perpetuo from Shooto Brasil 8 9 wasn’t only skillful, it had been inspirational.

From the clip above, you can observe Perpetuo whining of a poke to the eye because he’therefore taken down to the mat from Marcao Santana. There’s no stoppage in play, therefore Perpetuo does what all people should do in life when things don’t go wayhe reluctantly strikes his opponent’s arm, slides his masturbating beneath the throat, after which pulls down on the mind with intent to kill. Gogoplata submissions are infrequent and also they don’t come much cleaner compared to that.

Be like Perpetuo. The second time you’re down, stare misfortune in the facial and gogoplata out the hell from it.

Like Perpetuo, Claudio Rocha’s kick getting caught actually ends up to be the start of the ending because of his foe. He moves directly jiujitsu practice on Murilo Filho here, first projecting up an armbar, and then a toe hold, after which a kneebar before scoring the submission. A fun one from Shooto Brasil 8 8.

For all of my expert wrestling peeps available, this clip out of S-70 Plotforma Cup 2018 is Bellator and Strikeforce vet Virgil Zwicker creating a remain in Brock Lesnar’s Suplex City before being made to tap to a CM Punk Anaconda Vice, due to unbeaten Moldovan heavy weight prospect Alexander Romanov.

JM: Person, that was a crazy season for offthewall subs and I’t assembled the 3 wooliest grapples from year.

Number 3. Tatsuya So d. Suguru Hayasaka via crucifix throat (Pancrase 295)

Tatsuya S O pulling off the ultimate “bigbrother ” move was one of my favorite issues that happened that year. He had Hayasaka in bracket and may ’t pretty gone to get any one of the surefire ways to close out things but, ever the showman, So hit a sitout throat twist like a boss. In a number of other years, I would argue vehemently for this to function as the very best sub of the season.

Number 2.

I’ve noticed this clip probably 100 times and I’m still not entirely certain I understand what’s happening here how this position even occurred, much less how Gabriel Manuca knew to lock this up and go for the kill. It has to be initially this particular maneuver has ever happened in MMA and the only real reason it isn’t first is because I’theres a guy of particular delights.

Number 1. Satoshi Ishii d. Rokas Stambrauskas via mind scissors/kimura (German MMA Championship 17)