Bloody Elbow 2017 Year-End Awards – Results

Check out the results from all eight of the Bloody Elbow 2017 Year-End Awards. Like we do every year, Bloody Elbow put the best of 2017 up for a vote. Eight categories were available to chime in on, and our readers did exactly that – to the tune of 18,000+ 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

Demetrious Johnson’s flying armbar on Ray Borg – 1844 (65%)
2. Brian Ortega’s guillotine on Cub Swanson – 455 (16%)
3. Brett Johns’ calf slicer – 146 (5%)
Biggest Robbery

Joe Lauzon over Marcin Held – 1528 (39%)
2. Anderson Silva over Derek Brunson – 1421 (36%)
3. Tyron Woodley over Stephen Thompson – 749 (19%)
Biggest Upset

Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk – 1990 (79%)
2. Darren Elkins over Mirsad Bektic – 216 (9%)
3. Josh Emmett over Ricardo Lamas – 125 (5%)
Newcomer of the Year

Volkan Oezdemir – 1018 (62%)
2. Paulo Costa – 304 (19%)
3. Zabit Magomedsharipov – 156 (10%)
Best Event

UFC 217 – 996 (73%)
2. UFC 218 – 274 (20%)
3. Bellator NYC – 61 (6%)
Best Fighter
Demetrious Johnson – 569 (32%)
2. Robert Whittaker – 544 (30%)
3. Rose Namajunas – 157 (9%)
Best Knockout

Matt Brown on Diego Sanchez – 640 (39%)
2. Francis Ngannou on Alistair Overeem – 594 (36%)
3. Paul Daley on Brennan Ward – 120 (7%)
Best Fight

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson – 480 (33%)
2. Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez – 467 (32%)
3. Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira – 192 (13%)

Source: bloody