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 2019. 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 nine years in a row. Originality? What originality? Also, is ZST! even a thing any more?)
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 sixth 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 eight. But I did!
Jessica Andrade slams Rose Namajunas into oblivion, UFC 237
Raymond Daniels spins and wrecks Wilker Barros, Bellator Birmingham
Jorge Masvidal destroys Ben Askren in five seconds, UFC 239
Movlid Khaybulaev nails Damon Jackson with a flying knee, PFL 2
Douglas Lima melts Michael Page, Bellator 221
Valentina Shevchenko head kicks Jessica Eye, UFC 238
Jorge Masvidal nukes Darren Till, UFC London
Anthony Pettis drops Stephen Thompson, UFC Nashville
What was the best MMA knockout of 2019?
This poll is closed
Andrade slams Thug Rose
Daniels wrecks Barros
Masvidal ends Askren
Khaybulaev knees Jackson
Lima melts Page
Shevchenko head kicks Eye
Masvidal nukes Till
Pettis stops Thompson