Make your pick for the 2017 knockout of the year in Bloody Elbow’s Year-End Awards.
Over the next few days, Bloody Elbow is going to ask for your opinion on some of the best things that have happened in the MMA world over the course of 2017. There will be a total of eight different categories you’ll be asked to vote on. For the sake of simplicity we’re going to stick with high-level and relevant MMA stuff in these posts. While I’m sure there was a ludicrous knockout in an unscheduled MMA event at The Lumberyard strip club in Des Moines, or an insane pancreas lock submission on an obscure ZST! card in Japan, let’s just stick to stuff a lot of us have seen, okay? (If that spiel looked familiar, it’s because I’ve used the same one for seven years in a row. Originality? What originality?)
It’s pretty simple. I’ll post 5-10 options in a category, you vote for what you think was the best. If you think I left something really important off my list, post it in the comments and we can add it to the poll if it’s deemed worthy. I can almost guarantee you won’t like all my suggestions, but narrowing down these lists is tough.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get onto the seventh poll – the best knockout of the year. This is my personal favorite category, and there were so many ridiculous KOs this year that it’s going to be hard to only pick ten. But I did!
— UFC (@ufc) October 7, 2017
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 23, 2017
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 21, 2017
KO so quick that we had to slow it down.
— UFC (@ufc) December 19, 2017
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) November 12, 2017
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 10, 2017
Francis Ngannou destroys Alistair Overeem, UFC 218 – Unfortunately there’s no video of this I can post here (post gifs in the comments if you like), but I’m guessing you’ve seen it. Ngannou damn near knocked Overeem’s head off with a left uppercut/hook from hell. The main image in this post gives you an idea of it.
— UFC (@ufc) November 4, 2017
— UFC (@ufc) November 5, 2017