Bloody Elbow 2018 Year-End Awards – Results

Like we do every year, Bloody Elbow put the best of 2018 up for a vote. Eight categories were available to chime in on, and our readers did exactly that – to the tune of 18,500+ votes. I’d like to thank you for your responses, and here’s how it all broke down.

You can click on each individual category for the full breakdown, but I’ll just show the top three vote-getters here.

The number beside each nominee is the number of votes received, and the % is the % of total votes.

Best Submission

  1. Paddy Pimblett’s flying triangle – 1531 (42%)
  2. Ryan Hall’s heel hook – 902 (25%)
  3. Zabit’s Suloev Stretch – 340 (9%)

Biggest Robbery

  1. Darren Till over Stephen Thompson – 2150 (67%)
  2. Said Nurmagomedov over Justin Scoggins – 435 (14%)
  3. Rustam Khabilov over Kajan Johnson – 309 (10%)

Biggest Upset

  1. Amanda Nunes smashed Cris Cyborg – 1295 (50%)
  2. Henry Cejudo dethrones Demetrious Johnson – 1017 (39%)
  3. Daniel Craig’s last-second finish of Magomed Ankalaev – 134 (5%)

Newcomer of the Year

  1. Israel Adesanya – 1701 (92%)
  2. Alexander Hernandez – 76 (4%)
  3. Mackenzie Dern – 53 (3%)

Best Event

  1. UFC 229 – 801 (67%)
  2. UFC 232 – 178 (15%)
  3. UFC 228 – 92 (8%)

Best Fighter

  1. Daniel Cormier – 879 (45%)
  2. Amanda Nunes – 408 (21%)
  3. Israel Adesanya – 243 (13%)

Best Knockout

  1. Yair Rodriguez on Korean Zombie – 1338 (58%)
  2. Amanda Nunes on Cris Cyborg – 293 (13%)
  3. Daniel Cormier on Stipe Miocic – 142 (6%)

Best Fight

  1. Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker 2 – 469 (25%)
  2. Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje – 419 (22%)
  3. Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis – 287 (15%)

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