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Posted on January 3, 2018 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 2, 2018 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 1, 2018 by jcs

Men: Shamil Amirov A 3-0-1 career record along with a draw against Rousimar Palhares, earns Amirov the award. Honorable Mentions: Askhab Zulaev   Women: Liliya Shakirova Soviet-based fighters tend to win these awards, due to their aggressive early matchmaking.  Shakirova’s competition is suspect, but I could see her landing a Flyweight spot on a lackluster Asia/Europe UFC card. […]

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Posted on December 31, 2017 by jcs

Most Improved Fighter of the Year: Volkan Oezdemir With an ascent similar to that of Junior dos Santos, Oezdemir came out of nowhere to become a title contender in the UFC.

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Posted on December 31, 2017 by jcs

Note: We have two ways that we derive biggest “upsets” based on points difference between winner and loser. “Most Noteworthy” (X minus Y) “Most Lopsided” (X divided by Y)   Most Noteworthy: Francis Ngannou KO(1) Alistair Overeem More of a guard change than an upset.  Nevertheless, Ngannou made up a massive point difference in taking […]

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Posted on December 31, 2017 by jcs

Most Noteworthy Match of the Year: Max Holloway TKO(3) Jose Aldo II The “most noteworthy” match of the year isn’t about box office or the popular scene, instead it is a pretty basic calculation — a sum of quality if you will.  You can decide between the first or the rematch, they were basically the […]

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Posted on December 31, 2017 by jcs

As a refresher, our “Comeback” award is about coming back from inactivity or major injury (that we know about) and in doing so, really impressing.  You can see more details at the bottom of the post about specific qualifiers.   Comeback Fighter of the Year: Georges St. Pierre (2-time winner) Talk about a no-brainer.  GSP comes […]

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Posted on October 11, 2017 by Richard Mann

Rizin Fighting Federation returns on Sunday with their ninth event. The card features, among other things, three more first round bouts for the 2017 Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix as well as a “wild card qualification bout.” There were three bouts on the April show with #41FW Kyoji Horiguchi, #83BW Khalid Taha and #74BW Takafumi Otsuka […]

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Posted on January 5, 2017 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 5, 2017 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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