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 first half of 2011. There will be a total of eight different categories you'll be asked to vote on. For simplicity's sake 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? And yes, we'll count UFC 132 in this despite it being on July 2nd, since I'm getting a late start on it.
It's pretty simple. I'll post 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 to 10 is tough.
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's get onto the seventh poll - the best knockout of the first half of 2011. This one's pretty self-explanatory. It was extremely hard to narrow the list to 10, so I expect whining. Have at it.
Here we go, in no particular order:
You can vote on previous polls at the following links:
What was the best knockout of the first half of 2011?
John Makdessi on Kyle Watson, UFC 129 (61 votes)
Carlos Condit on Dong Hyun Kim, UFC 132 (158 votes)
Patricky Friere on Toby Imada, Bellator 39 (67 votes)
Travis Browne on Stefan Struve, UFC 130 (76 votes)
Cheick Kongo on Pat Barry, UFC on Versus 4 (535 votes)
Anderson Silva on Vitor Belfort, UFC 126 (788 votes)
Shane Roller on Thiago Tavares, UFC on Versus 3 (5 votes)
Sam Stout on Yves Edwards, UFC 131 (138 votes)
Lyoto Machida on Randy Couture, UFC 129 (734 votes)
Arthur Guseinov on Tyson Jeffries, M-1 Challenge 26 (58 votes)
2620 total votes