MMA UFC.com Releases “Unofficial” First-Half Awards

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Posted by UFC Junkie on July 15, 2007 at 6:00 am ET http://ufcjunkie.com/

    UFC.com’s Thomas Gerbasi released an interesting series of stories this past week ranking the top fights, fighters, knockouts and submissions from the first half of the 2007 fight season.

    His rankings (all of which are labeled “unofficial” since their Gerbasi’s choosing and not the UFC’s) include detailed analysis and persuasive arguments. It’s essentially a great series to recap and remember the first six months — and 10 events — of 2007.

    Now, before you read one of his picks and get all crazy, be sure to read Gerbasi’s reasoning. For example, of the 90 or so fights that took place in the first of 2007, I wouldn’t have immediately considered UFC 70’s fight between local favorite Michael Bisping and MMA journeyman Elvis Sinosic to be a top-five fight. However, when the bout’s significance is detailed and the crowd’s reaction taken into consideration, I can at least understand why Gerbasi has it in his top five.

    Enjoy — and feel free to leave your own lists in the Comments section of this post.

    Top Fighters
    (Read story) http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=6821

    1. Quinton Jacksn
    2. Randy Couture
    3. Anderson Silva
    4. Gabriel Gonzaga
    5. Matt Serra

    Top Fights
    (Read story) http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=6820

    1. Spencer Fisher def. Sam Stout — UFC Fight Night 10
    2. Tyson Griffin def. Clay Guida — UFC 72
    3. Roger Huerta def. Leonard Garcia — UFC 69
    4. Randy Couture def. Tim Sylvia — UFC 69
    5. Michael Bisping def. Elvis Sinosic — UFC 70

    Top Knockouts
    (Read story) http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=6785

    1. Gabirel Gonzaga KOs Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic — UFC 70
    2. Quinton Jackson TKOs Chuck Liddell — UFC 71
    3. Matt Serra TKOs Georges St. Pierre — UFC 69
    4. Rashad Evans KOs Sean Salmon — UFC Fight Night 9
    5. Houston Alexander TKOs Keith Jardine — UFC 71

    Top Submissions
    (Read story) http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=6810

    1. Din Thomas def. Jeremy Stephens (armbar) — UFC 71
    2. B.J. Penn def. Jens Pulver (rear-naked choke) — The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
    3. Chris Lytle def. Jason Gilliam (triangle choke and armlock) — UFC 73
    4. Joe Stevenson def. Melvin Guillard (guillotine choke) — UFC Fight Night 9
    5. Kenny Florian def. Dokonjonosuke Mishima (rear-naked choke) — UFC Fight Night 9
     
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    1. Spencer Fisher def. Sam Stout — UFC Fight Night 10

    I want to hear one reason this was the number 1 fight
     
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    griffen guida I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was insane. I would have that at one, and if his fight with edgar was in 07 I would have that at #2.

    I'd have Couture up there only because for 25 minutes straight I couldnt believe what I was seeing.
     
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    wtf

    5. Michael Bisping def. Elvis Sinosic — UFC 70

    I like Elvis and its good to have an Aussie in the UFC but this fight was pretty one sided.
     
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    So you are saying it was better because it ment that if he wins he gets a chance at getting a chance a a title shot
     
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    Top Submissions

    Diaz def. Gomi
     
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    ah, yes. my favorite UFC fight to date
     
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    you're on fire tonight :rofl:
     

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