Bloody Elbow 2019 Year-End Awards – Results

Like we do every year, Bloody Elbow put the best of 2019 up for a vote. Seven categories were available to chime in on, and our readers did exactly that – to the tune of 13,000+ votes. I’d like to thank you for your responses, and here’s how it all broke down. Including our first-ever tie!

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. Bryce Mitchell twisters Matt Sayles – 808 (45%)
  2. Demian Maia chokes out Ben Askren – 291 (16%)
  3. Misha Cirkunov Japanese neckties Jimmy Crute – 208 (12%)

Biggest Upset

  1. Weili Zhang dethrones Jessica Andrade – 732 (22%)
  2. Anthony Pettis stops Stephen Thompson – 626 (19%)
  3. Henry Cejudo beats T.J. Dillashaw – 376 (11%)

Newcomer of the Year

  1. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – 1199 (75%)
  2. Ciryl Gane – 307 (18%)
  3. Jake Hager – 101 (6%)

Best Event

  1. UFC 236 and UFC 245 403 (45%)
  2. UFC 244 – 222 (18%)

Best Fighter

  1. Jorge Masvidal – 1034 (31%)
  2. Patricio Freire – 983 (30%)
  3. Israel Adesanya – 833 (25%)

Best Knockout

  1. Jorge Masvidal ends Ben Askren – 1521 (65%)
  2. Valentina Shevchenko head kicks Jessica Eye – 228 (10%)
  3. Raymond Daniels spins and wrecks Wilker Barros – 196 (8%)

Best Fight

  1. Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum – 620 (55%)
  2. Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington – 177 (16%)
  3. Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa – 120 (11%)

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