Over the next few days, Bloody Elbow is going to ask for your opinion on some of the best things that have happened in the MMA world over the first half of 2011. There will be a total of eight different categories you’ll be asked to vote on. For simplicity’s sake we’re going to stick with high-level and relevant MMA stuff in these posts. While I’m sure there was a ludicrous knockout in an unscheduled MMA event at The Lumberyard strip club in Des Moines, or an insane pancreas lock submission on an obscure ZST! card in Japan, let’s just stick to stuff a lot of us have seen, okay? And yes, we’ll count UFC 132 in this despite it being on July 2nd, since I’m getting a late start on it.
It’s pretty simple. I’ll post 10 options in a category, you vote for what you think was the best. If you think I left something really important off my list, post it in the comments and we can add it to the poll if it’s deemed worthy. I can almost guarantee you won’t like all my suggestions, but narrowing down these lists to 10 is tough.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get onto the first poll – the best submission of the first half of 2011. Each of the options includes a link to a gif or video of the finish.
Here we go, in no particular order:
Nik Lentz defeats Waylon Lowe with a guillotine, UFN 24 – GIF
Chan Sung Jung defeats Leonard Garcia with a twister, UFN 24 – GIF
Pablo Garza defeats Yves Jabouin with a flying triangle, UFC 129 – GIF
Vinny Magalhaes defeats Viktor Nemkov with a gogoplata/neck crank, M-1 Challenge 25 – GIF
Pat Curran defeats Luis Palomino (a Peruvian) with a peruvian necktie, Bellator 46 – GIF
Marloes Coenen defeats Liz Carmouche with a triangle, Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson – GIF
Richard Hale defeats Nik Fekete with an inverted triangle, Bellator 38 – Video
Shinya Aoki defeats Lyle Beerbohm with a neck crank, Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley – Video
Joe Lauzon defeats Curt Warburton with a kimura, UFC on Versus 4 – GIF
Chris Weidman defeats Jesse Bongfeldt with a standing guillotine, UFC 131 – GIF
Now it’s up to you, folks.
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