In the latest edition on our ongoing end-of-year awards, we take a look at the various submissions that caught our eye over the last 365 days.
10 nominees have been selected but only one will be chosen above all others so without further ado, here are our picks.
Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Alexey Oleinik vs. Junior Albini
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Brandon Davis
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor
Ryan Hall vs. BJ Penn
— Retro-WWE-UFC (@RetroWweUfc) December 30, 2018
Aljamain Sterling vs. Cody Stamann
Adam Wieczorek vs. Arjan Bhullar
— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2018
Donald Cerrone vs. Mike Perry
? All-time leader in wins
? All-time leader in finishes
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) November 11, 2018
Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa
Darren Elkins vs. Michael Johnson
También en #UFCSTL Darren Elkins lo volvió a a hacer! Tras una gran 1ª ronda de Michael Johnson, que debutaba en peso pluma, Elkins remontó y logró la victoria con una Mataleón en el 2º asalto #ufc #MMA pic.twitter.com/FnAuWIvYB6
— Aitor Ulacia (@AitorUlacia) January 15, 2018
The banana split, the suloev stretch, whatever you want to call it.
Not only was Zabit Magomedsharipov not content to allow the UFC 228 Submission of the Night award to go to the banana split found earlier on the card courtesy of Aljamain Sterling, he managed to completely one-up ‘The Funkmaster’ by pulling off the very same submission in even more spectacular fashion on the night’s main-card.
Zabit’s talent has been clear for quite some time now and with a highlight-reel full to the brim with unorthodox and unpredictable striking techniques, showcasing his submission skills in the way that he did was sure to have put the fear into each and every one of the 145lb-r’s who stand in between him and the title.
Magomedsharipov is well and truly the most-talented prospect in the game today.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena