MMASucka’s Best of 2016

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Michael Bisping of England speaks to the fans after facing Dan Henderson in their UFC middleweight championship bout during the UFC 204 Fight Night at the Manchester Evening News Arena on October 8, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Despite there being a few fight cards left in 2016, including a giant UFC event on December 30, MMASucka.com decided to put together a collaborative piece to feature what each of us felt was the best of 2016.

There were brutal knockouts, some very impressive submissions, more than a handful of ‘Oh my god’ fight moments and we will give you our picks for each of those different categories.

Many of us have the same picks for a number of categories, while others are completely different. Check out our best of 2016 in the world of mixed martial arts below.

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Brand – Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi

Wesley Riddle – Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

Mike Skytte – Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi

Justin Pierrot – Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi

Dave Caplice – Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2

Nick Godin – Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi


KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Brand – Yair Rodriguez head kicks Andre Fili

Wesley Riddle -Lando Vannata spinning wheel kicks John Makdessi

Mike Skytte – Dan Fen Tang double suplex vs. Biao Zhou

Justin Pierrot – Lando Vannata spinning wheel kicks John Makdessi

Dave Caplice -Lando Vannata spinning wheel kicks John Makdessi

Nick Godin – Dan Henderson elbows Hector Lombard


SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Brand – Nate Diaz rear-naked chokes Conor McGregor

Wesley Riddle – Michael McDonald rear-naked chokes Masanori Kanehara

Mike Skytte – Ben Rothwell go-go chokes Josh Barnett

Justin Pierrot – Mackenzie Dern’s “YES LOCK” omoplata/rear-naked choke combo vs. Montana Stewart

Dave Caplice – Brian Ortega triangle chokes Diego Brandao

Nick Godin – Nate Diaz rear-naked chokes Conor McGregor


FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Brand – Michael Bisping

Wesley Riddle – Michael Bisping

Mike Skytte – Michael Bisping

Justin Pierrot – Conor McGregor

Dave Caplice – Michael Bisping

Nick Godin – Michael Bisping


EVENT OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Brand – UFC 196

Wesley Riddle – UFC 202

Mike Skytte – UFC 199

Justin Pierrot – UFC 200

Dave Caplice – UFC 205

Nick Godin – UFC 205


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