JM: I think, the best struggle of them all is Kimbo Slice vs. da-da 5000.
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.
Confirm the fighters!
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.
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)
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Satoshi Ishii embracing Cro Cop’s checkered shorts and then improving Filipovic’s classic quote by revealing that left-wing and right-wing equals the torture rack is just one of the better things to happen this year. When was the last time anybody watched a mind scissors?
The Mark Hunt Walkoff KO of this Year
JM: Named after the man who perfected the art, the Mark Hunt Walkoff KO of this Year needs to showcase an wonderful kill shot and the cool indifference of a fighter that never had any doubts concerning the outcome of the bout.
In the vein, my pick to the MHWOKOOTY…
AL: Rolls off the tongue.
Does he knockout Nicholson, which is a fastpass to my heart and of itself, however, the way he coolly struts over-top of this unconscious Nicholson before shrugging off and strutting away is text-book Hunto.
AL: I admit to having a soft place to Djamil Chan. The 28-year-old Dutchman is an accomplished light weight who also appears to be about the autistic spectrum, and while he’s reluctant to talk this aspect of his story because he wants people to concentrate on his fighting, what he’s realized living with his state is some thing to be admired.
Fortunately, I and many others also have a softspot for Chan’s trend to burst fools to oblivion together along with his hands and feet, some thing he’therefore finished in 12 of the 20 pro bouts. The previous KO of the foul dozen, that took place at Brave 14, could function as the sweetest as he landed a scintillating right-hand Alejandro Martinez and walked off well prior to the referee even knew what had been happening. This was, for example, five full moments of walking off before the struggle was officially over.
The Nick Diaz, ‘We’re Throwing Spinning Shit Now? ’ Award
AL: Our goal behind this wrap-up was to select unique favorites in each category, but I believe my colleague and I are in agreement that when it came to winning and turning, nobody at any amount of MMA did it like Mzwandile Hlongwa in e CF 75 this year.
Torbjorn Madsen were able in order to avoid a glancing righthand only to place himself directly in the type of Hlongwa’therefore turning flame. The backfist put Madsen on his feet and Hlongwa’s on-point punches after merely accentuated how cleanly the first finishing blow attached.
JM: Couldn’t agree with everything you said. Numerous fighters summoned their small hearts out this season but none did more violently or impressively as Hlongwa did. Look at the effects of this barbell! Madsen is colded immediately and Hlongwa strikes him with all the two piece permanently action.
JM: I didn’t get how many incredible head kick k-os there were this season until we begin reviewing for this award. Holy hell. This was the toughest category for me personally and narrowing it down to three wasn’t any joke.
One awesome head kick KO that flew under the radar was Sumeet Khade KO’ing Pawan Ghoyat in SFL Semi Finals 2018.
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It’s as clean a shot as possible ’ll find in the sport, but what really sets it apart is the manner Ghoyat got caught with the kick, and it made him spin around 180 degrees towards the direction of this kick. If this happened in a picture I’d call it awful choreography but it didn’t instead it is wonderful.
My next pick is Barbara Nalepka bolting Beata Bardziak with a jump turn kick at Ladies Fight Night 9.
Jumping button kick KOs are universally awesome, which goes double to ones that actually cold the competition. Ordinarily a jump switch kick rocks the competitor who’s then completed. Not with Nalepka, she place Bardziak from the floor.
And finally, my choice for The Cro Cop of this year is Edward Massey killing Mate Sanikidze in M 1 Challenge 9-5.
Just consider the ish, person. There has not been a cleanser headkick.
Massey damn near lands his knee Sanikidze’s jaw, which ’s how flush he links. After which the aftermath is alltime stuff. Sanikidze gets hit so hard that his entire body only combusts immediately. Knocking someone off their feet means you struck hard, but hitting on someone their body collapses on top of itself like a construction demolition is another thing entirely. Bravo, Massey, your checkered short trophy is in the email.
AL: Those were great picks, therefore I’ll only increase an additional in an attempt to appease the “Hailey-Maniacs” outside there (of which there are apparently many!) .
Hailey Cowan’s first days tend over after she scored this definitely barbarous KO of Jessica Sotack in LFA 55 with a left-wing attack that could make Cro Cop himself joyful. I’ve ever been told Cowan is you to watch 125 lbs and after seeing this, I’m not responding.
AL: I’m cheating by sneaking in yet another head kick here, but Edward Kelly’s KO of Meas Meu deserves a unique share of attention. This was once a year to forget for Meu, that went 0-3 in 2018 with just two of those losses coming via foot to the dome, both in less than 40 minutes.
This loss to Kelly in ONE Championship: Global super heroes was especially stripping as one moment he had been trading and standing, the second it appeared as if that ’d eventually been another victim of the Shogun skateboard.
Watch how Kelly goes from throwing a follow-up attack to immediate concern in the length of roughly two seconds. Scary stuff.
JM: Frankly, I had been tempted to give Massey that one as well in the interest of keeping things fresh, I’ll choose Brendan Allen flapjacking Larry Crowe in LFA 43.
As with Meu, the real selling point is that the way Crowe drops is therefore outrageous if looks like a hammed up Pro Wrestling move. Unfortunately for Crowe, that is actually not true and he was just forced to do an involuntary bellyflop in the exact middle of the cage due to his brain vacated his torso through one of his own ear-holes at the behest of Allen’therefore left hand.
And also you also want to talk scary? Look at the manner Crowe starts convulsing on earth and is doing this even when they face him up.
Worst (and therefore Greatest ) Absolute Disregard For Estimates
JM: I believe as if we must mention this award after some one but considering the award, but I also don’t want to piss any fighters off. After all, in the event you’r e the form of fighter with no qualms about cheating your ass off — off, I applaud you, and second, you probably wouldn’t have any qualms about hunting me down and Palhares-ing my knee.
Oh. I suppose that answers that.
Anyway, my vote to get the Paul Harris Award for Total Disregard for Rules extends to Michel Pereira for his backflip headstomp of Laerte Costa in Serbian Battle Championship 17.
That is only an insane situation to happen in a struggle and obviously, plainly prohibited I can’t know the way a ref didn’t predominate. I’damn thankful he didn’t even since it essentially meant my long-argued for rule was in effect: Should It’s Cool, Then We’ll Permit It. Backflipping onto somebody else ’s face is most definitely trendy therefore, in the end, justice was served.
AL: This selection will get bonus points to both fighter AND the Warriors obviously disregarding the principles.
For the reason this Pereira-Costa clip, I could observe the way the activity might have been somewhat confusing, but this low blow out of Road FC 50 is clear day and Tae Kyun Kim’s reaction an obvious indication of a nutting. Credit to Yuki Ito for capitalizing on what I actually think was a casual shot, because if there’s no break in the action then you definitely gotta do what you gotta do.
Sportsmanship be damned, that is MMA cheating during its finest.
AL: Picture Dragons songs are some of the very played-out in regards to combat sports entry music, but when South Korean heavyweight Jae Hyuk Heo actually sang because of their own walk-out, ” I will ’t lie: it had been sensed.
Heo’s massive histrionics didn’t result in a triumph, sadly.
JM: Heo’s walk out was fantastic stuff and worthy of inclusion but there’s just a single walk out that I could ever award this to. In Rizin 1 3, two weeks after MMA celebrity Kid Yamamoto passed out from cancer, his sister, Miyuu Yamamoto walked to the ring to the Fugees and dance like her brother was used to.
There has always been a better walk out in MMA. Period. R.I.P. Kid.
Monk cries Hong Man Choi from the nards
AL: I took some flack for readers for using that which I perceived to be a low blow to produce an even more sensational headline.
Primarily, how dare you?
Secondly, you have to understand that Hong Man Choi is, um, proportioned differently compared to the others of us I believe that Yi Long’therefore turning back kick at least glanced him in a sensitive area.
Regardless, if you were to imagine Choi throwing down with a monk wasn’will get this to clip roundup, then you truly don’t understand .
Did I read that right?
JM: Discussing of folks fighting Hong Man Choi, did you know that Bob Sapp once battled Hong Man Choi? And that it had been the most powerful HMC who uttered Sapp’s 10-fight losing series? An individual might argue that HMC broke Sapp but no further! In Rizin 1 3, Sapp snapped a 14-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision conquer Kintaro Osunaarashi. It had been Sapp’s win in MMA in 8 years! And he even showed heart! Of the things that happened this year, Sapp gutting a gritty win could be one of the most unlikely.
And the winner is…???
AL: The scorecards being read after a close struggle is really a harrowing adventure for competitions under the very best of situation when it doesn’t go your way, you have to grin and bear it. What happened to Elijah Terrell and David Booker in Alaska Fighting Championship 139, well, there’s actually no way to state what the Proper reaction is:
For those keeping score at home, the delight of success travelled from Booker to Terrell and back to Booker as a result of ring announcer Bob Lester going full Steve Harvey (never go full Steve Harvey). Superior thing Lester is this a beloved section of the AFC adventure and that Booker and Terrell appear to be a number of of class acts, otherwise that may have been even more embarrassing than it was.
And talking of AF-C shenanigans, the way about the earliest Instance of Rockpaperscissors design being used within an MMA fight:
Submission via butt kicks?
JM: How Want to talk about embarrassing? How about Viktor Kolesnik submitting Daniel Swain with kisses to butt?
Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “getting your ass kicked. ”
AL: Just had to complete it didn’t you.
JM: The Last thing I’d like to highlight this season is perhaps the summit of MMA:
If you were able to distill Missed Fists down into one single item (other than Krazy Horse) that I think that it would be two sets of identical twins fighting one another at the same time. I love Polish MMA much.
Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
And now, for people to create an exit as elegant as Taro-kun’s entry in K 1 World GP Japan.
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