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mikeyg
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01.03.2017 | 10:10 AM ET

No idea if a similar thread is made yet but I looked 6 pages deep so...


Fight of the Year: Cub Swanson vs Korean Superboy

KO of the Year: Dan Henderson over Hector Lombard

SUB of the Year: Mackenzie Dern's Omaplata-RNC

Card of the Year: UFC 206

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate over Holly Holm

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata

Story of the Year: USADA and New York

Male Fighter of the Year: Conor McGregor

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes


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01.03.2017 | 11:23 AM ET

Fight of the Year: Cub Swanson vs Doo Ho Choi

KO of the Year: Lando Vannata wheel kick on John Makdessi

SUB of the Year: Chas Skelly's 17-second anaconda choke

Card of the Year: UFC 199 & 205

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate over Holly Holm

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata

Story of the Year: UFC gets to New York finally

Male Fighter of the Year: Stipe Miocic

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes

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01.05.2017 | 12:48 PM ET

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01.05.2017 | 2:05 PM ET

Fight of the Year: McGregor vs Diaz II

KO of the Year: Vannata KO over John Makdessi

SUB of the Year:

Card of the Year: UFC 205

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate over Holly Holm

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata

Story of the Year: UFC sold for 4 Billion

Male Fighter of the Year: Stipe Miocic or Cody Garbrant

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes

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01.05.2017 | 3:58 PM ET


Fight Of The Year: Robbie Lawler Vs Carlos Condit | UFC 195

Knockout Of The Year: Michael Chandler One Punch Knockout Vs Patricky Freire | Bellator 157

Submission Of The Year: Nate Diaz Rear Naked Choke Vs Conor McGregor | UFC 196

Card Of The Year: UFC 205: Alvarez Vs McGregor

Upset Of The Year: Michael Bisping (+425) Vs Luke Rockhold | UFC 199

Comeback Of The Year: Miesha Tate Vs Holly Holm | UFC 196

Newcomer Of The Year: Lando Vannata

Story Of The Year: WME-IMG Purchase UFC For $4+ Billion

Male Fighter Of The Year: Michael Bisping | 3-0 Vs A.Silva, L.Rockhold (C), D.Henderson (C)

Female Fighter Of The Year: Amanda Nunes | 3-0 Vs V.Shevchenko, M.Tate (C), R.Rousey (C)

* Edited at 01.05.2017, 3:59 PM ET *

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01.05.2017 | 5:08 PM ET

Fight of the Year: Cub Swanson vs Doo Ho Choi

KO of the Year: Lando Vannata's wheel kick over John Makdessi

SUB of the Year: Nate Diaz over Conor McGregor (While the method was ordinary, I wanted to weigh in the storyline behind it and how much it shook up the MMA world. Not to mention, it punctuated a comeback in its own right). 

Card of the Year: UFC 205

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate over Holly Holm

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata

Story of the Year: Pro MMA finally reaches NY. (Honorable mentions: UFC sold for $4 billion, USADA, and free agency). 

Male Fighter of the Year: Michael Bisping

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes

* Edited at 01.05.2017, 5:08 PM ET *

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01.05.2017 | 5:34 PM ET

Bisping is a great choice for Fighter of the year as well.

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01.05.2017 | 6:57 PM ET

Doing runner up spots as my results will be pretty much same as many already posted.

Fight of the Year:
Cub Swanson vs Doo Ho Choi
Runner Up: Polo Reyes vs Dong Hyun Kim

KO of the Year: Lando Vannata over John Makdessi
Runner Up: Yair Rodriguez over Andre Fili

SUB of the Year: Nate Diaz over Conor McGregor
Runner Up: Meisha Tate over Holly Holm

Card of the Year: UFC 199
Runner Up: UFC 205

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold
Runner Up: Nate Diaz over Conor McGregor

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate over Holly Holm
Runner Up: Brian Ortega over Clay Guida

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata
Runner Up: Marc Diakiese

Story of the Year: WME/IMG Purchase
Runner Up: New York Legalizes MMA

Male Fighter of the Year: Michael Bisping
Runner Up: Conor McGregor

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes
Runner Up: Joanna Jedrzejczyk

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01.07.2017 | 3:43 PM ET

Fight of the Year: Steve Bosse vs Sean O'Connell





KO of the Year: Michael Page KO Cyborg Santos




SUB of the Year: Nate Diaz Sub Conor McGregor




Card of the Year: UFC 206




Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping vs Luke Rockhold II
Comeback of the Year: Michael Bisping's Career Comeback Title Run





Newcomer of the Year: Mickey Gall




Story of the Year: UFC Legalized in New York




Male Fighter of the Year: Stipe Miocic 




Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes




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01.07.2017 | 4:13 PM ET




Fight of the Year: Nate vs Conor 2

KO of the Year: Cowboy vs Rick story

SUB of the Year: Nate vs Conor 1

Card of the Year: UFC 205

Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping over Luke Rockhold pretty standard

Comeback of the Year: Tony vs lando

Newcomer of the Year: Lando Vannata his fight with Tony doesn't get talked about enough. That was insane. Short notice, UFC debut vs a murderer. And he almost won. That trumps cm punk and sage Northcutt. 

Story of the Year: Money fights

Male Fighter of the Year: stipe 




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01.08.2017 | 12:53 PM ET

Fight of the Year: Cub vs Dooho

KO of the Year: Lando Vannata head kick

SUB of the Year: Nate Diaz subs Conor McGregor

Card of the Year: UFC 196 ofc

Upset of the Year: Anderson Silva vs Bisping

Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate subs Holly Holm

Newcomer of the Year: N/A

Story of the Year: Nate Diaz brutally finishes Conor McGregor in 2 rounds

Male Fighter of the Year: Stipe Miocic

Female Fighter of the Year: Amanda Nunes

* Edited at 01.08.2017, 12:55 PM ET *

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01.08.2017 | 3:36 PM ET

 








Upset of the Year: You have to seriously consider sending the whitecoats after anyone (znick) who doesn't have Bisping over Rockhold

Comeback of the Year: All the choices listed are very good. Tate's because it was a title fight although she was hardly being dominated, just kept out of her area of strength by a "champ" who had decided that winning by decision was good enough. That made this to me one of the best moments of the year. Can't stand fighters whose intent is to win by decision. My choice would have to be Ferguson because Lando was actually trying to (and very close to) finish the fight. 

Newcomer of the Year: Has to be Lando with a special honorable mention for Garbrandt and I completely agree with mbach's rebuttal of hdmex's choice

Obviously Nunes was female FOTY although JJ does still deserve mention and male FOTY is probably the most up-in-the-air. Any of (in descending weight class order) Stipe, Bisping, Cowboy, Conor, Holloway, Garbrandt and don't forget about the longest reigning champ and #1 p4p guy.

Where everyone missed the boat is Story of the Year. USADA is only a story if you're actually surprised at the number of fighers who were caught or are going for the comedy factor in some of their excuses. What do all of the other choices have in common? That's right, Conor. Responsible for the sale price, the PPV #s, possible SOTY and Upset all at once and due to the rematch could be considered for comeback and fight, the clear favorite for tweet of the year, the biggest reason why the debut in MSG was such a success, and absolutely the best post-fight interview ever. 

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01.08.2017 | 5:06 PM ET

@mulefloyd - Easily my top two picks being Bisping vs Silva, Rockhold... On paper it's hard to argue Rockhold taking the cake. I was just a little more shocked and especially upset that Bisping walked away from the SIlva fight the victor.


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