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 2021. With these being half-year awards, there will be an abbreviated number of categories - four to be exact.
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?)
It’s pretty simple. I’ll post 5 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.
Our first category will be best submission. The first half of the year saw some grappling artistry from a great many fighters, and here are some of the best to choose from.
Randy Brown one-arm RNC’s Alex Oliveira, UFC 261
Brandon Moreno RNCs Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC 263
Andre Muniz breaks Jacare Souza’s arm, UFC 262
Amanda Nunes scores an reverse triangle armbar win over Megan Anderson, UFC 259
Anthony Hernandez guillotines Rodolfo Vieira, UFC 258
What was the best submission from the first half of 2021?
This poll is closed
Brown RNCs Oliveira
Moreno RNCs Figueiredo
Muniz breaks Jacare’s arm
Nunes’ reverse triangle armbar on Anderson
Hernandez guillotines Vieira