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Bloody Elbow 2020 Year-End MMA Awards - Best Knockout

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Make your pick for the 2020 knockout of the year in Bloody Elbow’s Year-End Awards.

It’s back!

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 2020. 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 ten 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 ten. But I did!

Khamzat Chimaev KOs Gerald Meerschaert, UFC Vegas 11

Francis Ngannou stops Jairzinho Rozenstruik, UFC 249

Sean O’Malley drops Eddie Wineland, UFC 250

Kevin Holland stops Jacare Souza from the bottom, UFC 256

Jordan Leavitt slams Matt Wiman, UFC Vegas 16

Mamed Khalidov sleeps Scott Askham, KSW 55

Joaquin Buckley’s jumping spin kick on Impa Kasanganay, UFC Fight Island 5

Khaos Williams end Abdul Razak Alhassan, UFC Vegas 14

Cody Garbrandt destroys Raphael Assuncao, UFC 250

Calvin Kattar’s elbows finish Jeremy Stephens, UFC 249


What was the MMA knockout of the year in 2020?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Chimaev on GM3
    (19 votes)
  • 3%
    Ngannou on Rozenstruik
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    O’Malley on Wineland
    (16 votes)
  • 15%
    Holland on Jacare
    (152 votes)
  • 1%
    Leavitt on Wiman
    (18 votes)
  • 13%
    Khalidov on Askham
    (131 votes)
  • 47%
    Buckley on Kasanganay
    (460 votes)
  • 1%
    Khaos on Alhassan
    (15 votes)
  • 10%
    Garbrandt on Assuncao
    (102 votes)
  • 2%
    Kattar on Stephens
    (20 votes)
963 votes total Vote Now