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Rabi
1/15/12 9:43:39AM
After watching last nights event and seeing some potential nominations for the end of year awards it got me thinking that in a 11 months time its very easy to forget whats happened earlier on in the year when it comes to end of the year awards.

I thought it would be a good idea to setup this thread and then as things happen we can put forward potential nominations through out the year. I will also use the first post to put all nominations on and hopefully it will help us when we come to nominate at the end of the year.

KOTY

1. Barboza over Etim (UFC 142) Spinning wheel kick
2. Aldo over Mendes (UFC142) Flying knee
3. Denis over Sandovel (UFC FX: Guillard v Miller) standing elbows
4. Michael Page over Ben Dishman (UCMMA 26) ShowBoating and cyclone kick
5. Anthony Pettis over Joe Lauzon (UFC 144) Head kick
6. Lawrence over Cofer (TUF Live) Head kick
7. Stephan Thompson over Stittgen (UFC 143) Head kick
8. Bahadurzada over Thiago (UFC on Fuel) punch
9. Curran over Warren (Bellator 60) Punch
10. Brian Rogers over Vitor Vianna ( Bellator 61) Flying knee
11. James Vick over Daron Cruickshank (TUF Live) Knee
12. Huerta's head being used as a soccer ball
13. Weidman standing elbow over Munoz - UFC on Fuel TV
14. A Craig headkick over Natal - UFC on Fuel TV
15. Ovince St Preux over TJ Cook (SF: Rousey vs Kaufman)
16. Swanson over Oliveira (UFC 152)
17. Ryan Jimmo over Anthony Perosh (UFC)
18. Pickett over Jabouin (UFC on Fuel 5)
19. Anthony Johnson over DJ Linderman (WSOF 1)
20. Cung Le over Rich Franklin (UFC on Fuel: Macacu

Robbery OTY

1. Mario Yamasaki over Erick Silva (UFC 142)
2. Sonnen over Bisping (UFC on Fox: Evans v Davis)
3. Condit over Diaz (UFC 143)
4. Cariaso over Mizugaki (UFC144)
5. The fans were robbed when the score for McCall v Johnson was added up wrong and we missed out on a 4th round. (UFC on FX 2)
6. Mukai Maromo vs. Adam Lynn (MFC)
7. Waachiim Spiritwolf (stoppage for a cut) ( Bellator 68)
8. Pokrajac over Maldonado (UFC on Fuel TV 3)
9. Kim Winslow over John Albert (TUF Live)
10. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151
11. Corrisani v Ogle (UFC on Fuel TV 5)
12. Koscheck over Pierce UFC 143
13. TUF 16 Michael Hill over Matt Secor
14. James Warring over Vinicius Quieroz

WTF moment OTY

1. Aldo running into the crowd (UFC 142)
2. Edwin Figuro taking 2 nut shots and gaining 2 sympathy votes from judges
3. amount of blood from Bigfoot's head after Velasquez's elbow
4. UFC 149 Main Card
5. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151/UFC 151 cancelled
6. Prindle axe kicking Santos in the nuts (Bellator 75)
7. Mayhem Miller on MMA fighting as his Lucky Patrick character
8. The terrible refereeing for Andrey Koreshkov v. Marius Zaromskis, that stoppage was way to late

News of the year

1. Anthony Johnson misses weight by 12lbs and is cut from the UFC following 1st round submission from Belfort.
2. Dana White hacked after egging on hackers.
3. Mauro Ranallo's shaved head for top news story
4. Rampage missing weight and then getting dominated by Bader.
5. Chiesa wins TUF after losing his father
6. Overeem suspended for 9 months
7. Nick Diaz suspended for a year
8. officials screw up scores on McCall/Johnson fight
9. UFC and FOX's Imperfect Friendship
10. The rules around doping
11. Injuries, Injuries, and More Injuries!
12. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151/ UFC 151 cancelled

SOTY

1. Oliviera's Calf slicer (ouch) over Eric Wisely (UFC on Fox: Evans v Davis)
2. Walburgers armbar on Hetch (UFC on FX 2)
3. Rhonda Rousey's armbar on Miesha Tate (Strikeforce)
4. Sass over Volkmann - triangle choke (UFC 146)
5. Nate Diaz over Jim Miller - guillotine choke (UFC on Fox)
5. Kampmann over Alves - Guillotine (UFC on FX)
6. Poirier over Holloway - Mounted Triangle Armbar (UFC 143)
7. Jung over Poirier - D'arce choke (UFC on Fuel)
8. Rani Yahya over Josh Grispi - North South Choke (UFC on Fox 4)
9. Matt Riddle's armtriangle over Chris Clements
10. Matt Wiman over Paul Sass - armbar (UFC on Fuel)

FOTY

1. Diego Sanchez v Jake Ellenberger (UFC On Fuel)
2. Frankie Edgar v Benson Henderson (UFC 144)
3. Korean Zombie v Dustin Poirier (UFC on Fuel)
4. Gilbert Melendez v Josh Thomson III (Strikeforce)
5. Joe Lauzon v Jamie Varner (UFC on Fox 4)
6. Brandon Vera v Mauricio Rua (UFC on Fox 4)
7. Miesha Tate v Julie Kedzie (strikeforce)
8. TJ Grant v Evan Dunham (UFC 152)
9. Mitch Gagnon v Bryan Caraway (UFC)

Comeback OTY

1. Ivan Menjivar v John Albert (UFC On Fuel)
2. Phillipe De Fries vs Stipe Miocic (UFC On Fuel)
3. Takanori Gomi over Eiji Mitsuoka (UFC 144)
4. Tim Boestch over Yushin Okami (UFC 144)
5. Martin Kampmann over Thiago Alves (UFC on FX 2)
6. Andreas Spang over Brian Rodgers (Bellator 66)
7. A Craig v R Natal UFC on Fuel TV
8. Mike Swick fighting at UFC on Fox 4
9. Rich Hale over Thiago Santos
10. GSP at UFC 154

Event OTY

1. UFC 144
2. UFC 146
3. UFC on Fox 4

Upset OTY

1. Vaughn Lee over Kid Yamamoto (UFC 144)
2. Ryan Bader over Rampage Jackson (UFC 144)
3. Steven Siler over Cole Miller (UFC on FX 2)
4. Matt Brown over Stephen Thompson (UFC145)
5. Wineland over Jorgensen (UFC on FX)
6. Varner over Barboza (UFC 146)
7. Tamura over Zhang (UFC 144)
8. Hendricks over Fitch (UFC 141)
9. Boetsch over Okami (UFC 144)
10. James Head over Brian Ebersole (UFC 149)
11. Brimage over Hettes (UFC 152)
12. Vegh's quick KO over Wiuff
13. Tyson Nam over Eduardo Dantas

COTY (Celebration Of The Year)

1. Pickett - GANGNAM STYLE!
2. Aldo running into the crowd
3. Brimmage and Blanco's fitness test

Thread OTY

1. How much force for a punch to send 400 lbs bag flying into the air ?
2. The Playground Meme - prozac's epic pic
3. For years I have wondered - prozacnation1978
4. The Official RATE The Song Above You Thread
5. IM HERE TO PROVE MMA/BJJ IS USELESS ON THE STREETS

Making it to the end of the round of the year

Fabio Maldonado
Kyle Kingsbury
Che Mills
sparky
1/15/12 11:06:31AM

Posted by Rabi

After watching last nights event and seeing some potential nominations for the end of year awards it got me thinking that in a 11 months time its very easy to forget whats happened earlier on in the year when it comes to end of the year awards.

I thought it would be a good idea to setup this thread and then as things happen we can put forward potential nominations through out the year. I will also use the first post to put all nominations on and hopefully it will help us when we come to nominate at the end of the year.

KOTY

Barboza over Etim (UFC 142)
Aldo over Mendes (UFC142)

Robbery OTY

Mario Yamasaki over Erick Silva (UFC 142)

WTF moment OTY

Aldo running into the crowd (UFC 142)



Aldo went 's after that win!!!!

LOVED IT
Budgellism
1/15/12 12:01:49PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by Rabi

After watching last nights event and seeing some potential nominations for the end of year awards it got me thinking that in a 11 months time its very easy to forget whats happened earlier on in the year when it comes to end of the year awards.

I thought it would be a good idea to setup this thread and then as things happen we can put forward potential nominations through out the year. I will also use the first post to put all nominations on and hopefully it will help us when we come to nominate at the end of the year.

KOTY

Barboza over Etim (UFC 142)
Aldo over Mendes (UFC142)

Robbery OTY

Mario Yamasaki over Erick Silva (UFC 142)

WTF moment OTY

Aldo running into the crowd (UFC 142)



Aldo went 's after that win!!!!

LOVED IT



That was my favourite part of the event. Made me happy to see Aldo so embraced and loved by his people. He's been through a lot of shit in his life. It's great to see him accomplishing what he has.
Rabi
1/21/12 12:13:49PM
I think that Nick Denis's elbows could also be on the short list for KOTY, they were awesome.
cowcatcher
1/21/12 12:19:41PM
Good idea Rabi!
Rabi
1/21/12 12:21:50PM
Thanks, should help at the end of the year with the nominations!
Rabi
1/21/12 5:18:48PM
News of the Year possibility

Johnson misses weight by 12lbs and is cut from the UFC.
Bubbles
1/26/12 2:16:16AM

Posted by Rabi

News of the Year possibility

Johnson misses weight by 12lbs and is cut from the UFC following 1st round submission from Belfort.


edited

and yes Denis' hellbows should be on the KOTY list
jjeans
1/27/12 2:41:56PM
News story of the year:

Dana White hacked after egging on hackers.
Kpro
1/27/12 7:48:53PM
Mauro Ranallo's shaved head for top news story.
Rabi
1/29/12 10:38:42AM
SOTY Oliviera's Calf slicer (ouch) over Eric Wisely

Robbery of the year (dare I say it)

Sonnen over Bispiing.


Thanks for stickying this topic
emfleek
1/30/12 9:59:40AM
Will you be updating the original thread to add potential nominees, Rabi?
Rabi
1/30/12 10:18:00AM
That's a good idea, when I get home tonight ill update the original post and then ill keep on top of it from there!
Rabi
2/2/12 2:55:33AM
Sorry I for got to do this, it has been done now and everytime there is a new addition I willl edit the first post.
Rabi
2/5/12 7:10:21AM
I know not everyone agree's but Im gonna put Daiz v Condit as a candidate for Robbery of the Year.
jjeans
2/6/12 5:18:43PM
WTF Moment of the year: Edwin Figuro taking 2 nut shots and gaining 2 sympathy votes from judges
jjeans
2/11/12 12:25:19PM
KOTY: Michael Page over Ben Dishman (UCMMA 26) ShowBoating and cyclone kick
jjeans
2/18/12 12:41:41PM
FOTY: Sanchez/Ellenberger
Rabi
2/18/12 12:53:21PM
Comeback of the year: Menjivar Vs Albert
jjeans
2/18/12 1:53:48PM
I guess comeback of the year also De Fries vs Miocic
Rabi
2/26/12 8:31:59AM
Wow! Lots of moments worth mentioning from this event

Event OTY - UFC 144
Robbery OTY - Cariaso v Mizugaki UFC 144
Upset OTY - Vaughn Lee Over Kid Yamamoto UFC 144
Comeback OTY - Takanori Gomi over Eiji Mitsuoka UFC 144
KOTY - Anthony Pettis over Joe Lauzon, head kick UFC 144
Comeback OTY - Tim Boestch over Yushin Okami UFC 144
News story OTY - Rampage missing weight and then getting dominated by Bader
Upset OTY Ryan Bader over Rampage Jackson UFC 144
FOTY Frankie Edgar v Benson Henderson UFC 144
Rabi
3/4/12 6:23:28AM
Some more nominations from UFC on FX 2:

SOTY Waldburger over Hetch - armbar (UFC on FX 2)
Upset OTY S Siler over C Miller (UFC on FX 2)
Robbery OTY The fans were robbed when the score for McCall v Johnson was added up wrong and we missed out on a 4th round. (UFC on FX 2)
Comeback OTY Kampmann over Alves (UFC on FX 2)
ncordless
3/4/12 1:53:39PM
Sub of the Year. Rhonda Rousey's armbar on Miesha Tate.
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Rabi
4/21/12 4:58:11PM
Come back of the year: Andreas Spang over Brian Rogers Bellator 66
Kpro
5/5/12 1:29:39PM
For those who watched MFC last night... Robbery of the year is already locked up with no competition. Mukai Maromo vs. Adam Lynn.
cowcatcher
5/5/12 1:31:00PM
Saw it this morning, worst screwjob ever.
Kpro
5/5/12 10:06:24PM
Round of the year contender: Denis vs. Delorme
Rabi
5/14/12 2:42:14PM
Another contender for Robbery OTY

Waachiim Spiritwolf, I personally thought that was a terrible stoppage.
Rabi
5/17/12 1:21:04PM
FOTY: Korean Zombie v Poirier
Robbery OTY Maldonadao v Pokrajac
spang714
6/4/12 11:25:07PM
I kinda think that Okami v Boetsch should get some play for comeback of the year
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