End Of The Year Awards

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MikeyG
12/19/08 6:40:26AM
With only 2 major events to go I think its safe to put'em up, feel free to add on after those 2 events.

-Card Of The Year
-Fight Of The Year
-Submission Of The Year
-Knockout Of The Year
-Breakout Star Of 2008
-Upset Of The Year
-Fighter Of The Year
TheNatural915
12/19/08 7:45:29AM
In my opinion

Card Of The Year- UFC 91 (I know 92 is stacked but I was more excited for 91)

-Fight Of The Year- Kimbo Slice vs. Seth P. it put Elite XC out of business

-Submission Of The Year- Frank Mir over Brock Lesnar

-Knockout Of The Year- Rashad Evans over Chuck Liddell

-Breakout Star Of 2008- Damian Mia

-Upset Of The Year- Forrest over Rampage, I agree Rashad over Liddell was a huge upset as well

-Fighter Of The Year- Kenny Florian
bojangalz
12/19/08 8:16:24AM
Card of year is still up in the air. UFC 92 is stacked. But I think that category is just as much about the actual fights after the fact as it is about the name value of the card. I'm going with UFC 91 as well. It had everything, great submissions, slugfests, name value, contraversy.

Fight of the year is very tough- Hansen/Alverez, Kawajiri/Alverez, GSP/Fitch, but I'm probably leaning toward Miguel Torres vs Yoshiro Maeda.

Submission of the year goes to only one guy- McLovin takes this category hands-down... The only question is, which armbar gets the trophy? I can't choose the Armbar from Wizzer was insane, but that wicked reverse armbar from omaplotta on Bar Cat was equally nasty.

KO of the year is Rashad's beatdown of Liddell. That'll be on HL reels forever.

I'm down with Maia as the breakout fighter of the year.

I think Rashad should get a little notice for upset of the year as well. We should probably mention Junior Dos Santos KO of Fabricio as well. But only 2% of the playground picked Sergey Golyaev to defeat Gomi so that probably wins the argument. (I know there are some grumblings about a poor decision, but a win is a win.)

Last but not least, fighter of the year is without a doubt Thiago Alves. He demolished three top ten WW's this year and has found himself to be the newest member of the P4P rankings. There isn't anyone else who comes close on this one.
Sledge23
12/19/08 8:55:37AM
agree with most.

Upset- Rashad over Chuck

Fighter- Brock Lesnar
mentalcase
12/19/08 8:58:13AM
-Card Of The Year UFC 84

-Fight Of The Year Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin

-Submission Of The Year Mir kneebar over Lesner

-Knockout Of The Year Rashad over Chuck

-Breakout Star Of 2008 Damian Maia

-Upset Of The Year Mike Brown over Faber

-Fighter Of The Year Thiago Alves
Playground_Samurai
12/19/08 9:04:52AM
off the top of my head.....

UFC
Card of the year: Could be 92, but 84 or 87 for now.
Fight of the year: I liked Kos/Hazelett
Sub of the year: Hazelett/Burkman, Palhares/Salaverry, Maximus/Cox??
KO of the year: Rashad/Liddell or Markham/Farber
Breakout of 08: Maia
Upset of the year: Evans/Liddell
Fighter of the year: Kenny Florian

NON UFC
Card of the year: Dream 6
Fight of the year: Alvarez/Hellboy or Torres/Maeda
Sub of the year: Aoki/Nagata
KO of the year: Yves Edwards/Edson Berto
Breakout of 08: Mousasi or Alvarez
Upset of the year: Brown/Faber
Fighter of the year: Mousasi, Alvarez, or Jorge Santiago.
BigEvil
12/19/08 10:43:10AM

Posted by MikeyG

With only 2 major events to go I think its safe to put'em up, feel free to add on after those 2 events.

-Card Of The Year
-Fight Of The Year
-Submission Of The Year
-Knockout Of The Year
-Breakout Star Of 2008
-Upset Of The Year
-Fighter Of The Year




Umm you even said theres still 2 major events to go...
Bowen50
12/19/08 11:21:31AM
-Card Of The Year: going to be UFC 92

-Fight Of The Year: Forrest Vs. Rampage

-Submission Of The Year: Hazelett over Burkman

-Knockout Of The Year: Rashad over Chuck

-Breakout Star Of 2008: Gegard Mousasi

-Upset Of The Year: Rashad over Liddell

-Fighter Of The Year: Kenny Florian
mrkennedy
12/19/08 11:28:06AM
-Card Of The Year:UFC 92 will be awsome

-Fight Of The Year:Miguel Torres vs Yoshihiro maeda

-Submission Of The Year:Rousimar Palhares over Ivan Slaverry

-Knockout Of The Year:Junior De Santos over Fabricio Werdum

-Breakout Star Of 2008:Eddie Alvarez

-Upset Of The Year:Rashad Evans over Chuck Liddell

-Fighter Of The Year:Gegard Mousasi
AchillesHeel
12/19/08 11:47:00AM
Submission Of The Year: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia, Affliction: Banned
also...
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Tim Sylvia, UFC 81
Rousimar Palhares vs. Ivan Salaverry, UFC 84
Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson, UFC 91
Gegard Mousasi vs. Denis Kang, Dream 2
Gegard Mousasi vs. Melvin Manhoef, Dream 6
Satoru Kitako vs. Eiji Mitsuoka, Sengoku: Sixth Battle

Knockout Of The Year: Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell, UFC 88
also...
Wanderlei Silva vs. Keith Jardine, UFC 84
Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin, UFC Fight Night 14
Junior Dos Santos vs. Fabricio Werdum, UFC 90
Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, UFC Fight for the Troops
Joachim Hansen vs. Shinya Aoki, Dream 5
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza, Dream 6
K.J. Noons vs. Yves Edwards, EliteXC: Return of the King
Seth Petruzelli vs. Kimbo Slice, EliteXC: Heat
Mike Thomas Brown vs. Urijah Faber, WEC 36

Breakout Star Of 2008: Gegard Mousasi
also...
Brock Lesnar
Demian Maia
Mike Thomas Brown
Miguel Torres

Fighter of the Year: Gegard Mousasi
also...
Eddie Alvarez
Thiago Alves
Shinya Aoki
Kenny Florian
Joachim Hansen
Anderson Silva
TheNatural915
12/19/08 12:14:22PM

Posted by mrkennedy

-Card Of The Year:UFC 92 will be awsome

-Fight Of The Year:Miguel Torres vs Yoshihiro maeda

-Submission Of The Year:Rousimar Palhares over Ivan Slaverry

-Knockout Of The Year:Junior De Santos over Fabricio Werdum

-Breakout Star Of 2008:Eddie Alvarez

-Upset Of The Year:Rashad Evans over Chuck Liddell

-Fighter Of The Year:Gegard Mousasi



good call on the knockout of the year, that one is overlooked heavily. That was a great knock out.
FlashyG
12/19/08 12:27:59PM
KO of the year in my opinion is Petruzelli over Kimbo...I mean he KO'ed an entire Organization with a jab while hopping backwards on one leg.

SpiderSilva
12/19/08 1:15:27PM
-Card Of The Year- UFC 92(yea thats right Im going with next week)
-Fight Of The Year- Manchita vs Tito( how sweet was it to watch Tito crumble)
-Submission Of The Year- Silva over Hendo(only subed twice before that night)
-Knockout Of The Year- Kos over Yoshida
-Breakout Star Of 2008-Brock Lesnar
-Upset Of The Year- Brock over Couture
-Fighter Of The Year- Thiago Alves(beat Karo,Hughes, and Kos not bad)
Mayhem13
12/19/08 1:31:45PM
Card Of The Year = UFC 92
Fight Of The Year = Torres vs Maeda
Submission Of The Year = Aoki over Nagata
Knockout Of The Year = Koscheck over Yoshida
Breakout Star Of 2008 = Eddie Alvarez
Upset Of The Year = Dos Santos over Werdum
Fighter Of The Year = Thiago Alves

Mayhem13
12/19/08 1:34:12PM
another KO that has been overlooked this year was, Jeremy Stephens "from the floor to the chin" uppercut.....that one was crazy!
pv3Hpv3p
12/19/08 2:48:44PM
-Card Of The Year - I liked Affliction Banned... But think UFC 92 will / should be awesome

-Fight Of The Year- Shamrock / Le... Alvarez / Kawajiri or Hansen... Torres Maeda

-Submission Of The Year- Big Nog over Sylvia

-Knockout Of The Year- Evans / Liddell... Markham / Farber

-Breakout Star Of 2008- Jorge Santiago, Gegard Mousasi, Eddie Alvarez, Damian Maia

-Upset Of The Year- MTBrown / Faber

-Fighter Of The Year - Thiago Alves, Miguel Torres, Eddie Alvarez, Gegard Mousasi, Anderson Silva
MikeyG
12/19/08 3:32:29PM

Posted by BigEvil
Umm you even said theres still 2 major events to go...



point not taken

..next
Franklinfan47
12/19/08 4:24:58PM
-Card Of The Year - UFC 92. I can't wait to see it, lots of great fights.

-Fight Of The Year- Hansen vs Alvarez

-Submission Of The Year- Big Nog over Sylvia

-Knockout Of The Year- Rashad over Liddell

-Breakout Star Of 2008- Eddie Alvarez in my books. Rose from obscurity to #2 in the rankings. No one else has done that.

-Upset Of The Year- I'd say Mike Brown over Faber and Griffin over Jackson.

-Fighter Of The Year - Anderson Silva
breakdown5
12/19/08 5:35:13PM
Card - UFC 84, UFC 91, but 92 could out do the rest.
Fight - Alvarez/Hansen
Sub - Hazelett armbars, Aoki's mounted gogo, Cantwell/Al- Hassan was savage too
KO - Mousasi KOs Jacare via upkick, Kos over Yoshida was brutal
Breakout Star - Alvarez, fairly unknown to one of the top LWs in the world
Upset - Brown over Faber was big
Fighter - Alvarez, Alves
Basshandsome
12/19/08 6:34:01PM
Card Of The Year- UFC 92 will be it (91 now)

-Fight Of The Year- Page/Forrest

-Submission Of The Year- Aoki's gogo

-Knockout Of The Year- Evans over Liddell

-Breakout Star Of 2008- Mousasi

-Upset Of The Year- Dos Santos over Werdum

-Fighter Of The Year- Anderson Silva

ohiostate1016
12/20/08 2:47:14PM
- Card Of The Year - UFC 87

- Fight Of The Year - GSP vs. Fitch

- Submission Of The Year - Hazelett over McCrory

- Knockout Of The Year - Rashad over Liddell

- Breakout Star Of 2008 - Eddie Alvarez

- Upset Of The Year - Hansen over Aoki

- Fighter Of The Year - Gegard Mousasi
MikeyG
12/20/08 11:06:46PM
-Card Of The Year: UFC 84 (Possibly 92)
-Fight Of The Year: Wanderlei Silva over Keith Jardine
-Submission Of The Year: Frank Mir over Brock Lesnar
-Knockout Of The Year: Rory Markham over Brodie Farber
-Breakout Star Of 2008: Thiago Alves
-Upset Of The Year: James Irvin over Houston Alexander
-Fighter Of The Year: Thiago Alves
dannyfrank
12/21/08 9:22:15AM

Posted by MikeyG

-Fight Of The Year: Wanderlei Silva over Keith Jardine



i would hardly call that a fight
copcopps
12/21/08 9:30:36AM
-Card Of The Year: UFC 84 I liked it and it had Tito's last UFC fight
-Fight Of The Year: Brock Lesnar vs. Couture, really made an impact on buyrates and the HW division overall
-Submission Of The Year: Damien Maia killing Ed Herman on UFC 83, mainly because I don't like Herman
-Knockout Of The Year: Wanderlai over Jardine
-Breakout Star Of 2008: Damien Maia or Cain Valesquez
-Upset Of The Year: Rashad over Chuck
-Fighter Of The Year: KenFlo
MikeyG
12/21/08 6:02:06PM

Posted by dannyfrank


Posted by MikeyG

-Fight Of The Year: Wanderlei Silva over Keith Jardine



i would hardly call that a fight



it was the most exciting for me, but you wouldnt know your just sporting a wand av
dannyfrank
12/21/08 6:50:03PM

Posted by MikeyG


Posted by dannyfrank


Posted by MikeyG

-Fight Of The Year: Wanderlei Silva over Keith Jardine



i would hardly call that a fight



it was the most exciting for me, but you wouldnt know your just sporting a wand av



um... ok. like my wanderlei avatar has anything to do with that

when i think of an awesome fight, i think of two guys going at it for 3 rounds and it being an all out war. what i would consider wandy v. jardine is maybe knockout of the year. maybe its just me, but i have a hard time considering a 30 second knock out a "fight". i guess it comes down to our own definitions in the end

MikeyG
12/21/08 6:56:58PM

Posted by dannyfrank


Posted by MikeyG


Posted by dannyfrank


Posted by MikeyG

-Fight Of The Year: Wanderlei Silva over Keith Jardine



i would hardly call that a fight



it was the most exciting for me, but you wouldnt know your just sporting a wand av



um... ok. like my wanderlei avatar has anything to do with that

when i think of an awesome fight, i think of two guys going at it for 3 rounds and it being an all out war. what i would consider wandy v. jardine is maybe knockout of the year. maybe its just me, but i have a hard time considering a 30 second knock out a "fight". i guess it comes down to our own definitions in the end




well unlike you i followed pride for 7 years, so it was fight of the year for me seeing wand my favorite fighter of all time get such a big win

ps the av comment was sarcasm, relax
dannyfrank
12/21/08 7:19:43PM

Posted by MikeyG



well unlike you i followed pride for 7 years, so it was fight of the year for me seeing wand my favorite fighter of all time get such a big win

ps the av comment was sarcasm, relax



no, its cool dude. i didnt mean to sound like an asshole or anything. i guess i just need to pop some midol and go to bed. my bad
voodoo-jitsu
12/21/08 11:27:47PM

Posted by Mayhem13

another KO that has been overlooked this year was, Jeremy Stephens "from the floor to the chin" uppercut.....that one was crazy!



yea good thing he landed that massive uppercut because he was getting spanked the whole fight

maybe he could get best comeback with a ko/tko of the year

and mir would get best comeback with a sub of the year over lesnar

because mir was getting destoryed untill he got the sub
MikeyG
12/22/08 4:13:52PM
jeremy stephans should get killer instinct of the year award for that fight against dos anjos
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