2015 Year-End Awards & 2016 Prognostication Show

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It is that time of year again…the end and with the end of the year in UFC land upon us- it is time to look back! For the second consecutive year, the Kamikaze Overdrive MMA 2015 Year-End Awards and 2016 Prognostication Show is back! The 2nd installment of this fun filled festival of fighting is hosted by your’s truly. I am also the sole person responsible for putting together the award criteria, selecting the nominees, and deciding who will receive each award and all of the accolades that go along with it! The various awards and nominees are listed below along with last year’s winners, but you’ll have to tune into the show that was watched by 100s (read as: just over 250) of people last year! I will also give my prognostication for each division and who I feel will leave 2016 with the title around their waist. Plus I will take a quick look back at what I thought would happen at the end of 2015 and see how wrong I was- I got a couple right at least! Grab your best suit or dress (Reebok only please), shine up your shoes, and hit the red carpet! Let’s get this year over with…

 

Award #1: Canadian of the Year- Please Georges Come Back, Please!

1. Elias Theodorou (1-1) L to Santos, def. Narvaez

2. Patrick Cote (2-0) def. Riggs & Burkman

3.  Olivier Aubin-Mercier (2-0) def. Michaud & Sims

4. Valeri Letourneau (2-1) L vs Jedrzejczyk for the title, def Moroz & Rakoczy

5. Kajan Johnson (2-0) def. Lipeng & Kotani

2014 Winner: Rory MacDonald

 

Award #2: Future Star of the Year- The Sage Northcutt Award

1. Ray Borg (2-0) def. Kelades & Herrera

2. Johnny Case (3-0) def. Perez, Trevino, & Cabral

3. Louis Smolka (2-0) def. Seery & Holohan

4. Mirsad Bektic (2-0) def. Redmond & Martins

5. Rose Namajunas (2-0) def. Hill & VanZant

2014 Winner: Max Holloway

 

Award #3: Submission of the Year- Ouch, Ouch, Snore.

1. Benson Henderson def. Thatch via RNC | UFN 60

2. Ronda Rousey def. Zingano via Armbar | UFC 184

3. Alexis Davis def. Kaufman via Armbar | UFC 186

4. Fabricio Werdum def. Velasquez via Guillotine | UFC 188

5. Matheus Nicolau def. Bruno Rodriques via Japanese necktie | UFN 77

2014 Winner: Charles Oliveira def. Hioki

 

Award #4: Knockout of the Year- One guy is still conscious, the other is not after some form or trauma.

1. Paul Felder def. Castillo | UFC 182

2. Uriah Hall def. Mousasi | UFN 75

3. Shawn Jordan def. Lewis | UFN 68

4. Sam Alvey def. Ferreira | UFN 65

5. Conor McGregor def. Aldo | UFC 194

2014 Winner: Mark Hunt def. Nelson

 

Award #5: Upset of the Year- He/She was not suppose to win- they didn’t get the memo though.

1. Andrei Arlovski $5.15 def. Browne | UFC 187

2. Holly Holm $8.00 def. Rousey | UFC 193

3. Rafael Dos Anjos $5.00 def. Pettis | UFC 185

4. Joanna Jedrzejczyk $2.25 def. Esparza | UFC 185

5. Luke Rockhold $2.31 def. Weidman | UFC 194

2014 Winner: TJ Dillashaw def. Barao

 

Award #6: Comeback Fighter of the Year- What is Scott Cokers’s Phone Number? Oh wait nevermind…

1. Lorenz Larkin (2-0) def. Howard & Ponzinibbio

2. Evan Dunham (3-0) def. Damm, Pearson, & Lauzon

3. Frank Mir (2-1) L vs Arlovski, def. Silva & Duffee

4. Demian Maia (3-0) def. LaFlare, Magny, Nelson

5. Tim Means (3-1) L vs Brown, def. Lima, Sullivan, & Howard

2014 Winner: Robbie Lawler

 

Award #7: Breakout Fighter of the Year- their Reebok Fight Kit Money is doubling- Arby’s Tonight!

1. Beneil Dariush (3-0) def. Cruickshank, Miller, & Johnson

2.  Aljamain Sterling (2-0) def. Mizugaki & Eduardo

3.  Neil Magny (4-1) L Maia, def. Kunimoto, Lim, Silva, & Gastelum

4.  Albert Tumenov (2-0) def. Musoke & Jouban

5.  Holly Holm (3-0) def. Pennington, Reneau, & Rousey

2014 Winner: TJ Dillashaw

 

Award #8: Future Contender of the Year- I want me some gold shorts.

1. Tony Ferguson (3-0) def. Tibau, Thomson, & Barboza

2. Yoel Romero (2-0) def. Machida & Jacare

3. Max Holloway (4-0) def. Miller, Swanson, Oliveira, & Stephens

4. Andrei Arlovski- (2-0) def. Browne & Mir

5. Thomas Almeida (3-0) def. Jabouin, Pickett, & Birchak

2014 Winner: Rory MacDonald

 

Award #9: Champion of the Year- They either started with the belt or won it, defended it, & still have it- sit down Ronda

1. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (3-0) def. Esparaza, Penne, & Letourneau

2. Demetrious Johnson (2-0) def. Horiguchi & Dodson

3. Robbie Lawler (1-0) def. MacDonald

4. Daniel Cormier (2-1) L vs Jones, def. Johnson & Gustafsson

5. Rafael Dos Anjos (2-0) def. Pettis & Cerrone

2014 Winner: Ronda Rousey

 

Award #10: Fight of the Year- The Gonzaga/ Erokhin Moratorium Award 

1. Lineker vs Rivera | UFC 191

2. Arlovski vs Browne | UFC 187

3. Lawler vs MacDonald | UFC 189

4 Ferguson vs Barboza | TUF 22 Finale

5. Cormier vs Gus | UFC 192

2014 Winner: Lawler vs Hendricks 1

 

Award #11: Fighter of the Year- That Reebok Money was Rolling for these guys and gals

1. Conor McGregor (3-0) def. Siver, Mendes, Aldo & Won FW title

2. Luke Rockhold (2-0) def. Machida,  Weidman & Won MW title

3. Daniel Cormier (2-1) L vs Jones, def. Johnson, Gustafsson & Won LHW title

4. Tony Ferguson (3-0) def Tibau, Thomson, & Barboza

5. Holly Holm (3-0) Pennington, Reneau, Rousey & Won BW title

6. Donald Cerrone (3-1) L to RDA, def. Jury, Henderson, Makdessi

7. Rafael Dos Anjos (2-0) def Pettis, Cerrone & Won LW title

8 Joanna Jedrzejczyk (3-0) def. Esparaza, Penne, Letourneau & Won SW title

2014 Winner: Robbie Lawler

PODCAST Coming Soon…

 

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