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The Title Guy
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
MMA Freak is underway choosing the best of 2019 and wants to hear from you the fans.

This year the categories are as follows:

Top 10 Upsets of 2019

Matches that resulted in the underdog coming out on top against the favorite. That can be dictated using any ranking system or by using the Vegas betting odds. It can also simply be a matter of fighter names.

Top 10 MMA Freak Articles of 2019

The staff at MMA Freak write hundreds of articles each year and post almost as many videos. They deserve to be recognized in that regard.

Top 10 Breakout Fighters of 2019

These are fighters who went from being relatively or completely unknown to the general population to being a big name in the sport today. Please note that the highest ranking man and woman are given a runner up award.

Top 10 Men of 2019

This is a self explanatory award but these are the men who performed the best of this year. Suggest criteria include activity across the year.

Top 10 Women of 2019

Same as the above category except for the women with the same criteria.

Top 10 Moments of 2019

Any significant moments that took place in the MMA world over the year. This could be a title change, retirement, major announcement, etc.

Top 10 Knockouts of 2019

They could be crisp, violent, brutal, it doesn’t matter, a KO is a KO.

Top 10 Submissions of 2019

Submissions are unique in that a fighter maybe losing a fight and then come from behind with a finish on the ground or even standing.

Top 10 Fights of 2019

These are supposed to be the technical or fence swinging fights that made people stand and shout; that earned the Fight of the Night awards.

Fans may vote for up to 10 of every category ranking them from 1 to 10, 1 being the best. Every vote will count the same alongside those of MMA Freak writers.

Votes maybe submitted by either commenting on this article below, commenting in the mmaforum.com thread, via any of MMA Freak’s social media profiles or via direct message to all of the above.

Voting will be open from Friday, January 10th and will close tentatively on Friday, January 17th at midnight but maybe extended so votes submitted after January 17th may still be counted.

Of note is that there will also be a 2010s decade awards next month as well to honor the best of the decade.

Don’t miss out, let your voice be heard!
I'm serious guys you can choose the MMA Freak best of the year.

Premium Member
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I would need to take notes throughout the year to legit do something like this. Too much happens to keep track. This is off the top of my head, I'm definitely forgetting things and not giving people credit they deserve.

Top 10 Upsets of 2019
-Michael Pereira vs Tristan Connelly
-Macy Chiasson vs Lina Lansberg
-Andre Soukhamthath vs Su Mudaerji
-Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis
-Amanda Ribas vs Mckenzie Dern

Top 10 Breakout Fighters of 2019
-Geoff Neal
-Jair Rozenstruik
-Israel Adesanya
-Alexander Volkanovski
-Deiveson Figueiredo
-Petr Yan
-Jared Cannonier
-Weili Zhang

Top 10 Knockouts of 2019
-George Neal KO of Mike Perry
-Korean Zombie's multiple KOs
-Irene Aldana KO of Ketlen Vieira
-Francis Ngannou multiple KO
-Jairzinho Rozenstruik 4 KO/TKO in 2019
-Jorge Masvidal multiple KO/TKO
-Jessica Andrade KO of Thug Rose
-Valentina Shevchenko KO of Jessica Eye
-Justin Gaethje multiple KO
-Weili Zhang KO of Jessica Andrade
-Stephen Thompson TKO of Vicente Luque

Top 10 Submissions of 2019
-AJ McKee submission of Derek Campos
-Demian Maia sub of Ben Askren
-Charles Oliveira sub of David Teymur
-Bryce Mitchell twister

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The only winner of any particular categories I can think of Masvidal.

Best Ko and Best Fighter

The Title Guy
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Discussion Starter #4
I would like to thank everyone for their participation but to clarify somethings,
-Stephen Thompson TKO of Vicente Luque was actually a decision so doesn't qualify for Knockout of the Year and
-Israel Adesanya was Breakout Fighter for 2018 so he's disqualified.
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