2012 MMAWeekly.com Reader’s Choice Award – Knockout of the Year?

January 3, 2013
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For our annual awards, MMAWeekly.com turns to you the readers and fans to choose the best of the best for 2012 including the best knockout from the past year.

There were a lot of great choices, although we are sticking to MMA because Juan Manuel Marquez would probably steal the award with his knockout of Manny Pacquiao in boxing.

Still there are a ton of great choices to choose from in the world of mixed martial arts.

Who can forget Edson Barboza’s spinning wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim?

Or how about Anthony Pettis landing a thunder head kick to put away Joe Lauzon?

There was Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s debut in the UFC when his foot landed flush on the face of opponent Dan Stittgen.

Cung Le did his part to enter the race when he face planted Rich Franklin at UFC on Fuel in China.

How about Matt Brown putting away Mike Swick at UFC on Fox 5?

But we leave this choice up to you, the MMAWeekly.com readers and fans. Leave your choice for the best knockout of 2012 below in the comment section and the fight with the most votes will be awarded with the “Knockout of the Year.”

Vote for 2012 Fight of the Year.

Vote for 2012 Submission of the Year here.

  • Hellsing

    Barboza is a shoe-in for this. That was an incredible KO, one of those moments you’ll remember forever.

  • PP14

    has to be Barboza, with Cruickshank’s headkick v Martinez the runner up

    • BobLemons

      Crazy how that didn’t get KO of the night…

      • Bas

        That wasn’t the first time Barry robbed someone of an “otN” bonus. At the first fx card he had a somewhat-exciting fight with Morecraft, but it wasn only 3 and a half minutes, while Papazian and Easton had a 3 round war and were robbed.

        • Bas

          Opps sorry I was thinking Barry was on the FOX card for some reason lol. I meant Barry robbed Rustam Khabilov.

          But yea Cruickshank’s was beast but Yves was ridiculous as well, considering no one but Yves has KO’d Stephens. Same thing with Martinez lol but Martinez was less experienced

        • Public Defender

          Can’t blame a fighter for receiving an award. You have to blame whoever awards the reward.

      • kbroesq

        Like that has any relevance whatsoever.

  • Barboza

    easily Barboza

  • justin_e

    Nothing comes close to Barboza’s wheel kick. Best KO of all time.

  • wade

    barboza hands down

    • Geraldo

      Yeah, If Etim had kept his hands up, that wouldn’t have happened lol. By far the best KO has to go to Barboza, it was so spectacular. Watching it in real time it looked like he just pulled it out of nowhere. However, he has attempted it in a previous fight, and the way he drew Etim in was so clever. He backed Etim onto the cage, then backed off allowing Etim to come towards him, then bang!

  • adam1848

    gotta agree. Barboza by a long shot.

  • Fellbowski

    Barbosa

  • wtf

    wtf?

  • Gary Fredericks

    I would say Cruickshank KO’ing Martinez. Big fan of the Detroit Superstar and the untapped potential the boy has!!! The Martinez KO was pretty impressive as was Barboza’s. If only their could be a tie….

    • HAMM

      NOT A TIE. U ARE BIAS. U ARE A BIGCRICKSHANK FAN. BARBOSA HANDS DOWN

      • CBO

        it’s Cruickshank*^

        • hamm

          No **** I spelled it right in 17 other posts to the generic fans if u read whole post you’ll see that. Just a typeo like plenty others on this same post did. Phenomenal speller quite sure u can easily notice that that was a mistype same as u can easily notice barbosas knockout was certainly better

          • Bob

            You do realize no one’s listening to you?

        • hamm

          N pardon I keep writing barbosa n I’m quite sure its barboza

        • hamm

          Wow they deleting my comment cuz I say sh** I also mean barboza not barbosa. U can tell it was a type like plenty people have on here n all the time and u can easily tell it was a typeo just like u can easily tell barboza should win the award hands down. Now correct everyone’s obvious typeos. Lmao. I spelled his name right in 16 other posts but u dont need to see that to know it was a mistype

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    Barrys ko over shane

  • Marcó

    Edson Barboza VS. Terry Etim!

  • IDGAF

    Cung Le over Franklin all da way!

    • HAMM

      HILARIOUS. GENERIC FAN

  • Ram4750

    Edson Barboza’s spinning back kick ko of Terry Etim

  • Karl

    Barboza for sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShakeMasterShake Evan J White

    Edson Barboza’s spinning wheel kick to Terry Etim!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jmareska Jeremy Mareska

    Edson Barboza no doubt

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IEL7NMCHJ5A3WQ2WSKJQARITUA C-9 Rebel

    Barboza Wheel Kick. That was too damn cold to used in a fight. I always want to see wheel kick Knockout.

  • Nick

    Yeah, I’ve got to agree about Barbosa. Cruickshank 2 weeks ago and Barry last weekend are right behind though.

  • b-soc

    barbosa’s van damme KO of Etim.

  • http://www.facebook.com/baboom420 Omar Thrash

    Easily goes to Barboza. That spinning wheel kick KO over Etim was pure ****** ballet meets Mortal Kombat. Straight the **** up

    • hamm

      Real Mma fan I respect that

      • Scotty_O

        I would have said Barbosa all day long, but you’re annoying me to the point that I’m changing it too Cruickshank vs Martinez.

  • whalin

    barboza! Etim stiffened up like he had rigamortis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.goss.73 Brent Goss

    Edson Barboza hands down!

  • danksy

    I don’t think the Matt Brown KO even got the KO of the night at fox 5.

  • Guest

    Barboza by a mile

  • Timothy Malone

    Barboza’s was awesome but so people don’t forget there were great KOs outside the UFC as well, I’ll go with Rogers over Vianna by flying knee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2i37N05_4tM

    • hamm

      Didn’t see that one til now all the probably michigan people on here picking martinez vs cruickshank dont know what they’re talking about cuz this one right way closer to barbozas than martinez fight for sure. martinez wasn’t even cold out

      • hamm

        Right here*

  • http://twitter.com/julianmoranart julian moran

    Hunt vs Kongo

  • mma

    Fedor against Pedro Rizzo

  • fadan heliott

    Who cares about Barbouzas, Etim is a bum, my mom can ko him

    • hamm

      Yeah sure. People just say anything

      • Bob

        Like what you’re doing right now, Hamm?

  • dude

    Barboza. fur shur

  • Mma fan

    Got be cung le

    • HAMM

      AMAZING. SO MANY GENERIC FANS WITH CATARACTS OR SOMETHING

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

  • ufcupdates

    Got to go with the legend Fedor.

    • big_9_er

      Haha. Are you high?

    • http://www.facebook.com/obelisle1 Olivier Belisle

      That fuckin hook off the jab was pretty impressive. Professional boxers rarely successfully land that combo, AND ALL THEY TRAIN IS HANDS. That an mma fighter could not only land this combo and get a KO from it is awesome. Unfortunately, the fighters and venue were of little significance to the world so it will be overlooked entirely.

  • GoNoles

    i thought swick knocking out johnson was pretty impressive.

  • Derek Lemaster

    Barboza hands down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlie-Phillips/1234886916 Charlie Phillips

    this one may be a a week shy of being in 2012 but its just as badass as edson’s cartwheel kick everyone should check out Adam Aliev’s tornado kick on alexei belyaev

    • El Gvapo

      Just watched it on YouTube, incredible move. Thanks for the heads up, appreciate it.

    • HAMM

      Wow I wrote something.g yesterday n now its erased wtf man. Best ko ever maybe. That **** knocks barbozas and pacquiao getting kod out the box. Both of em put together. I’ve watched a lot of Mma for over 20 years now so idk if best ever but GOOD LORD!

  • dana white

    Fedor

  • manntis

    kung lee man that knock out

  • http://twitter.com/KiraOBrien Kira O’Brien

    Cruickshank’s headkick v Martinez

  • gocubs1815

    Daron Cruickshank’s Head Kick, walkoff, KO at UFC on Foc this month!

    • HAMM

      PEOPLE TRYING TO GET MAD FEMALES TO VOTE TO GET EXTRA VOTES CUZ THEY SACCING CRUICKSHANK. HALF THESE FEMALES ON HERE POSTED CUZ DUDES TOLD EM TO. IT’S BARBOSA. PEOPLE HAVE CATARACTS. WORD NOT SAYING U ONE WHO SENT THESE FEMALES ON HERE BUT I KNOW FOR CERTAIN A FEW DUDES DID. GENERIC MMA FANS

      • missweso

        or MMA fans who follow and support Cruickshank and also have vaginas.

      • Bob

        I am sorry you feel that way, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. It turns out human beings in possession of vaginas are also in possession of brains. They also happen to use them. You better clear out before all the moMMAs around here catch wind of your sexist comments.

      • kbroesq

        I know. I love the people saying things like, “Cruickshank all the way, baby. Flush head kick walk-off KO.” Uhh, that’s exactly what Barboza did, only with a spinning wheel kick; something that is never really landed. KO head kicks like Cruickshank’s get landed all the time. I say again, it was no different than Pettis’s kick or Thompson’s kick. It’s funny to see this – there’s got to be something weird going on.

  • Hightower

    Cruickshank’s head kick all the way. The technique and placement was flawless

    • Bob

      Can I get an amen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/corie.greene Corie Misko

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez!!!

  • Mark Warneke

    Cruickshank head kick to Martinez

  • Mitch

    Cruickshank vs Martinez number 1

  • Maggie Riedinger McMaster

    Cruickshank’s headkick v Martinez

  • JB

    Cruickshank vs Martinez

  • Autotech08

    Hands down….Cruickshank v Martinez

    • HAMM

      Stupid. Lot of fans gon be let down cuz barbosa will win it like he DEFINITELY SHOULD. HANDS DOWN. BET THAT

  • J.Cline

    Barboza was a great knockout, but the foldup, ragdoll landing of Martinez, gives the defining vote to Daron! CRUICKSHANK FOR THE WIN!

    • hamm

      How etim looked after was way worse u make zero sense honestly and ya boy wont win he dont deserve to barbosa deserves to and will win

      • Bob

        You say “u make zero sense” but it is you we can barely understand. I think your arguments would be more efficient if you used correct grammar.

      • kbroesq

        Yeah, I really don’t understand this. I personally couldn’t care less about the result of an online vote and I’ve never voted in one (including this one), but I just can’t believe the amount of people picking Cruickshank – maybe it’s his buddies or something. Cruickshank’s KO was awesome, but it wasn’t any different than any of the other head kicks. It was absolutely no different than Pettis’ kick, or Thompson’s kick. I don’t get how so many people could not pick Barboza’s kick. It was objectively better.

  • Moonie313

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year!!! DETROIT SUPERSTAR STOLE THE ENTIRE SHOW THAT DAY/NIGHT!!!

  • Moe shatri

    Daron cruickshank for sure

  • http://www.facebook.com/pearch Eric Pearch

    Cruickshank vs Martinez all day

  • Shane Szandzik

    Cruickshank V. Martinez!!

  • JRP

    Cruickshank vs Martinez. Knockout of the year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caine.fergurson Caine Fergurson

    Donald Cerrone vs Melvin Guillard, hands down.

  • Dean

    Daron Cruickshank`s ko buy way of head UFC Dec 8th on FOX 5 channel Daron Cruickshank vs Henry martinez

  • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.dunham.509 Brenda Dunham

    Cruickshank!!!

  • Pitock23

    Daron Cruickshank Head Kick KO over Henry Martinez

  • samoroz

    Cruickshank’s head kick on Martinez!!

  • Mark J Litsky

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year

    • hamm

      Close but no cigar although fans picking cruickshank is certainly a respectable opinion in my book but barbosa wheel kick has more difficulty to it. It looked prettier for sure and how wrong was stretched out like that was more captivating than how martinez looked after he got hit so its hands down barboza all day n 2nd is cruickshank n I’m sure the final results will show that. Anyone naming any other knockout than those 2 are either generic Mma fans or just point blank bias its as clear as day. NO Franklin or matt brown n whoever else isn’t even close. Fake fans get real. Its out of 2 not 5 or 6 or 7

      • hamm

        Meant how etim was stretched out. Phone wrote wrong *

      • Gary Fredericks

        Deffinitely Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year

        • hamm

          Smoking crackballs Lmao

          • Gary Fredericks

            Even with your (hamm) insightful and informative posts, I am staying with Cruickshank vs Martinez.

            It is nice to see brand new MMA fans so eager to push thier “guy”. It really lets Dana White and the UFC know that even The Ultimate Fighter season 17 is still gaining new fans for the company!

      • Gary Fredericks

        It’s pretty clear that most here agree that Cruickshank vs Martinez is the fans favorite for KO of the year.

        • hamm

          Right n mad guys sent they girls on here to vote that also and all of u picking that are goofy idiots. Barboza wheel kick definitely has that beat blind schmucks

          • Tasch

            Just as you said “fans picking cruickshank is certainly a respectable opinion,” we respect your opinion on Barboza. No need to be butthurt about it when we haven’t even received the results yet.

  • Joey D

    Hands down it was Cruickshank v. Martinez. When was the last time you saw a right back kick to the head lay someone down like that in the UFC?

  • Kim

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

  • Anthony Aldrich

    Cruikshank!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Courageousmma Courageous Mixed-Martial Arts

    Cruickshank’s headkick vs Martinez!

  • Rp73

    Cruikshank for ko of the year.

  • Brandon Choma

    Cruickshank vs Martinez for knockout of the year. That headkick was perfection!

  • scrap

    Cruicshank v martinez…. sick head kick

  • Mert

    Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

  • Brandon Bauman

    Cruickshank

  • sam stapp

    Detroit superstar vs Martinez is knockout of the year!!!

  • Andrew Lada

    My vote for Knockout of the year has to go to Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez.
    He was waiting for his moment to catch him with that Headkick….and catch him he did. This is definitely worth KO of the Year

  • http://www.facebook.com/bud.somerville Bud Somerville

    Cruikshanks head kick to Martinez by far what a KO Daron gets my vote

  • Someone

    Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez

  • Andrea

    Gotta be one of the best knockouts I’ve seen!!

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

    • hamm

      U haven’t seen too much Mma then. Wow. One the best ever. Cro cop did that like 12 or more times but with the left n way way harder. Slumped the masked man in the corner was way sicker. How he did igor vovchanchyn alexsander emelianenko my boy wanderlei silva n others were way more nasty and I can name more from cro cop that’s just one man. Wanderlei over rampage 2nd fight and 3rd fight bisping Henderson. Spider silva belfort or pick several others from spider. By far not even close to one the best kos ever in Mma. Good ko yes but nowheres near top 25 of all time maybe num 45 all time

      • hamm

        Pardon u didn’t say best ever u said one of best u seen but quite a few ufc kos dog it out n check out pride. Henderson ko on wanderlei was sicker too

        • hamm

          He wasn’t even out cold. People make absolutely no sense. Generic fans swarming Mma too now. I like the patriots the best. Yeah I know so many patriot fans now but in 90s they sucked n noone outside new England liked em

  • Sheila C

    Cruikshank’s head kick!

  • Bigbrowneyes

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez

  • JHannibal

    Cruikshank v. Martinez!

  • Inferno

    Cruickshank Knockout was the craziest headKick knockout of 2012

  • Brian

    Cruickshank!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ljason.anderson L Jason Anderson

    1. Barboza
    2. Cung Le
    3. Yves Edwards

    • hamm

      Edwards would be like 10th or worse. Barboza is Def num 1 though

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.mccririe Cameron McCririe

    Daron Cruickshank’s head kick against Martinez gotta give it up for the Michigan fighter

  • CK

    Cruickshank over Martinez for sure

    • hamm

      Retarded. Everyone of u saying cruickshank for sure n by far the best are slower than snails

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.leonard.5 Steph Lynn

    Such great fights i think he knock out of the year should go to Cruickshank v. Martinez it was a by far the best!!

    • hamm

      Retarded

  • Zara Barry

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

    • hamm

      WOW CRUICKSHANK GONNA THANKS TO MAD DUDES SENDING FEMALES ON HERE TO VOTE FOR HIM. SO FUNNY. HANDS DOWN CRUICKSHANK. WELL NONE OF U MUST’VE SEEN BARBOSA WHEEL KICK THEN OR YOUR IQs are extremely low.

      • Zara Barry

        You must seriously have the most pathetic life.

        • hamm

          Yeah sure. My girl is a dime guaranteed 10 times hotter than u I posted like 2 times ever on Mma weekly prior to this post full of generic fans just preceded all u morons have pathetic vision

          • hamm

            Peeved not preceded*

          • dave

            U can’t be more than 13 years old

  • http://www.facebook.com/3treasures Vicki Vergas-Gannuscio

    Cruickshank’s headkick to Martinez should get #1 knockout winner!!!!

  • Rachel

    daron cruickshank vs Henry Martinez!

  • Chris

    Team Cruickshank all the way! Goodnight Martinez

  • Sarah

    Knock out of the year should deffenetly go to Cruickshank v. Martinez. Darron’s kick to the ace was flawless!

    • hamm

      Retarded

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

        • dave

          Ur killing me lol. Generic cataratc lol. Hamm ur a idiot

  • Sarah

    Knock out of the year should deffenetly go to Cruickshank v. Martinez. Darron’s kick to the face was flawless!

  • Dante

    Cruickshank headkick Knockout!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST KO!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/miranda.torcolacci Miranda Torcolacci

    Cruickshank for knockout of the year for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/keith.rollston Keith Rollston

    Cruickshank vs martinez

  • StephanieB

    Cruickshank vs Martinez number 1

  • Roby

    cruikshank vrs. martinez

  • brandon

    cruickshanks head kick all day!!!!

  • Kenneth stopa

    Cruickshanks Head kick against Martinez should’ve been knockout of the night without a doubt!!! Very impressive can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • brando

    Cruickshank vs martinez

  • Nathan Francis

    Going with Cruickshank vs. Martinez, here. Not only one of the prettiest KO’s of the year, but preceded by a technically perfect, one-sided beating.

  • evil goldfish

    has to be cruickshank vs martinez

  • Catherine M. Harman

    Cruickshank’s KO of Martinez by far.

    • hamm

      Wow wackest comments ever on a post. If barbosa gets robbed for this award fans can thank the generic Mma fans for sending like 70 women on here on here to vote for what cruickshank. Most these females obviously didn’t see the barbosa fight can tell by some their comments most these voters prolly from Detroit being bias to the Brazilian. Females stop ruining the damn vote cuz ya man sends ya on here to get extra vote for cruickshank what a coincidence every female picked cruickshank one r 2 picked others. Didn’t see a female pick barbosa at all could be wrong on that but every female that votes cruickshank is surrounded by clusters of guys picking the same. Sorry barbosa the fake fans are involved in Mma now too n u might get straight up robbed bro. The true fans know u won hands down though

      • TeeJenk

        You’re such a troll. Go away. And go back to school. If you’re going to call someone retarded, at least be gramatically correct.

        • TeeJenk

          Grammatically*

          • hamm

            Nimrod lmfao. We all know when its a mistype n that surely wasn’t . U just didn’t know how to really spell it at first wow

        • hamm

          Wow what a moron. Guarantee im way way smarter than u. I know that for a fact without meeting u. U already exposed that lmao n 2nd crackhead ill take u in the octagon n wheel kick u to bed. Fake fan u don’t know more about Mma than me either u go away. All u fake new fans. Glad the sport I love so much grown to what it is but u haven’t been around as long as me watching Mma buddy. And u can’t beat me

          • hamm

            Wasn’t a blunder u had to look up how to spell that n u have the audacity to say that worse than a hypocrite. I’ll smack u to the pavement n get ko of the year on the streets

      • HAMM

        Bias to the Detroit native * homy. Correcting me then has same problem n has to correct himself. What a RETARDDDDDD

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.gaynor.7 Alex Gaynor

    Cruickshank v Martinez for sure

  • DRizzell12

    cruickshank vs. martinez

  • Christieum

    Cruickshank’s headkick v Martinez

  • http://twitter.com/donna_blaine Donna Blaine

    Cruickshank vs Martinez head kick KO

  • MMARant

    Cruickshank!!!

  • Kyle

    Cruikshank all the way!

  • Tom

    Cruickshank’s walk-off precision head kick. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  • Caitlin

    Cruickshank’s kick to the head

    • HAMM

      WOW HOW MANY FEMALES GOT SENT ON HERE TO PICK CRUICKSHANK BY THEY MAN’S. SAME REASON COUNTRY PEOPLE KEEP WINNING X FACTOR N IDOL. CUZ COUNTRY IS MOST POPULAR MUSIC N HALF THE PEOPLE DOWN SOUTH DONT EVEN WATCH THE SHOWS N THEY FRIENDS WHO DID CALLS EM UP AFTER N TELLS THEM WHAT NUMBER THE COUNTRY PERSON IS. FAKE FANS EVERYWHERE. RUINS THE EQUALITY OF IT ALL. N THAT’S A FACT RIGHT THERE. N NOW SAME THING BASICALLY IS HAPPENING HERE

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

  • micahmann

    Cruickshank

  • TeeJenk

    Cruickshank!

  • http://twitter.com/wantisurname SunShine

    Cruickshank Vs Martinez for KO of the year

  • http://twitter.com/SugaaaCain Cain Lugar

    Daron Cruickshank!!!

  • The mongoose

    Daron the Detroit superstar cruickshank vs Martinez!

  • Jet Black Studios

    Cruickshank v Martinez FOR SURE!!!!

    • HAMM

      GET REAL

  • Wasick

    Cruickshank’s headkick vs Martinez is for sure KO of the year

    • hamm

      Yeah right

  • InkedMmaChick

    CRUICKSHANK’S HEADKICK TO MARTINEZ!! KNOCKOUT OF 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.bear.102 Rob Worthy

    Cruickshank v martinez

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheri.porterpfeiffer Cheri Porter Pfeiffer

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez !!

    • HAMM

      LIKE 30 DUDES SENT THEY GIRLS ON HERE TO PICK CRUICKSHANK. NEVER SEEN SO MANY FEMALES ON A MMA POST AND FUNNY EVERY FEMALE PICKS CRUICKSHANK. DONT KNOW WHICH FEMALES WERE SENT TO VOTE BY THEY MANS N WHICH VOTED ON THEY BUT I KNOW MOST WERE SENT ON HERE TO PICK CRUICKSHANK.

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

  • Ian

    Cruickshank’s headkick on martinez for sure….

  • chris_ willo

    Cruickshank v martinez

  • Brenda

    cr

  • Brenda

    Daron Cruickshank the best !

  • http://twitter.com/KazmoJones Kazmo Jones

    Has to be @Cruickshank155’s KO of Martinez

  • Dkesteloot

    Cruickshank

  • sammyig

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez totally

    • HAMM

      FUNNY HOW EVERY FEMALE THAT VOTES PICKS CRUICKCRUICKSHANK N THERE’S A MOB OF DUDES AFTER OR BEFORE EACH FEMALE SAYING CRUICKSHANK. SIDES IS SENDING THEY GIRLS ON HERE TO HELP THEY BOY CRUICKSHANK WIN. FAKE GENERIC MMA FANS. I’M SURE A FEMALE OR 2 MAYBE EVEN 3 VOTED ON THEY OWN BUT MOST THESE FEMALES GOT SENT BY THEY MAN’S. PROOFS IN THE PUDDING. EVERY FEMALE IRONICALLY PICKED CRUICKSHANK N N IT’S FOLLOWED BY OR PRECEDED WITH A PACK OF DUDES PICKING HIM EVERYTIME. HILARIOUS. KEEP HAVING YA GIRLS VOTE BARBOSA WILL STILL WIN

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

  • Catherine M. Harman

    Cruckshank KO over Martinez

  • Mardi

    oh yeah, Cruickshank better get fight of the year

  • http://twitter.com/NicholasChira Nicholas Chira

    Cruickshank V. Martinez

  • Mark Pawelczak

    Cruickshank by a mile!

  • Arnold Acosta

    Cruickshank’s vs. Martinez hands down

  • http://www.facebook.com/oz.ahmed.9 Oz Ahmed

    Cruickshank head kick KO of martinez ufc on fox 5 dec 08

  • HoneyBadger

    Nate Marquardt vs Tyron Woodley has my vote

  • http://twitter.com/BB_Cari Cari B

    Best ko of 2012 is Daron Cruickshank vs Martinez. That head kick wicked!

  • http://twitter.com/BB_Cari Cari B

    Cruickshank vs Martinez. That head kick was wicked!

  • Ashlee

    Cruickshank for knockout of the year

  • Deborah Fullerton

    UFC fighter Daron Cruickshank v Martinez and knocks him out with a single round kick to the head. ( Martinez has never been knocked out before ) It was a awesome fight with Daron controlling the 1st. round and then finished it off with a hard round kick to the head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.orrys Tim Orrys

    Cruickshank’s got it in the bag!

    • hamm

      Yeah right. Sure u wish

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhyrams Jamal Hyrams

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year!

  • Kyle R

    Cruickshank KO kick to the dome of Martinez

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.a.hensley Matthew A. Hensley

    Cruickshank

  • goatee

    Cruickshank vs Martinez no doubt about it. Cruickshank threw up his hands because he knew it was over just like that

  • S Johnson

    Cruickshank vs Martinez was the knockout of the year!

  • Charmarm

    Daron Cruickshank’s KO of Martinez for KO of the year

  • Chris

    cruickshank v. martinez for knockout of the year

  • Jason Broadrick

    Cruickishank head kick was the best knockout of the year. Plus he knew he knockout him out and didn’t land any unnecessary punches to a knocked out opponent!! Classy guy!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/katy.pennington.1 Katy Pennington

    Cruikshank vs Martinez by a longshot.

    • hamm

      Retarded

  • guest

    cruickshank v martinez head kick. night night.

  • Ramsayred

    Cruikshank, hands down!!!!!

  • Ty

    Daron Cruickshank’s head kick knockout of Martinez…awesome!!!

  • Ty

    Daron Cruickshank’s head kick knockout of Martinez…awesome!!!

  • HAMM

    WHOA! NEVER SEEN THAT. THAT MAY BE THE BEST KO EVERRRRR IN FACT IT SLAUGHTERS BARBOZAS KO OR WHAT HAPPENED TO PAC MAN PUT TOGETHER EASILY!!!

    • hamm

      This was talking bout that fight homy posted way above why it wound up down here who knows. Alexia something vs someone ill have to go look their names up again above but I Damn sure ain’t talking bout cruickshank that cro cop has 10th head kick kos better than that. Homy wasn’t even out cold fake fans. Conspiracy its so easy to see the conspiracy on here that robbed Barboza for his award

  • JuggaloMMA420

    i tryed to vote before i don’t know if it went though so ill try again. Cruickshank v. Martinez!!!

  • James Bryant

    Cruickshank v. Martinez easy!

    • hamm

      Retarted morons I swear. Generic fans

  • rashelle cook

    Cruickshank for sure

  • Mman

    Cruickshank vs martinez koty!

  • Tim

    Cruickshank. Dominated start to finish and as technically sound a head kick as you will ever see

  • KP

    KO of the year belongs to Daron Cruickshank for that shin to the dome of Henry Martinez!

  • D_B

    Cruickshank was robbed at UFC on Fox 5. So he deserves to get recognition for KO of the year!

  • Dangerous

    Cruickshank head kick KO of Martinez. This is what we do and why we do it!

  • jeff bracey

    The cruickshank knockout. Its not only the kick to the dome,but the fact that the entire first round was a setup for that kick. Daron punished the left side of his body until he could no longer leave his ribs exposed, then out of nowhere landed that kick.

  • DoWorkSon

    Cruickshank vs Martinez

  • kharnivor

    Cruickshank is knockout king

  • CQBRA03

    I’ll go with Barboza. To my knowledge nobody has ever won with that kind of kick in the UFC, so that makes it history!

  • cass

    Cruickshank V. Martinez!!

  • vanessa

    Daron Cruickshank’s head kick to Henry Martinez on UFC Dec. 8 on Fox 5 channel.

    • hamm

      Go watch Barbozas kick fake fan

  • Toddtherodd

    Cruickshank!

  • Taylor Stoned

    papazian vs. elliott

  • Joey

    Rustam Khabilov- KO by a mother f’ing suplex. Has to get points for a originality!

    Even though it was technically in the books from the added punches but we all know that dude was out cold after his head crumbled on the canvas.

  • JD

    Wheel Kick !!!

  • Tyler meadows

    Cruickshank vs Martinez

  • dafakedanned

    Cruickshank v Martinez is the KO of the test!

    • dafakedanned

      F****ng auotcorrect *year

  • dafakedanned

    Cruickshank Ko:s Martinez!

  • elle MacT

    Cruickshank v Martinez

  • mma420

    Hendricks KO over Kampmann hands down, Cruikshank showed great technique throughout the fight but Martinez was badly hurt and nearly finished a few times before the head kick, not to mention Martinez poor striking ability.

    • hamm

      Thank u bunch of generic fans saying cruickshank. They posting under mad different names sending females or Michigan natives or all 3. I see the conspiracy easily though I’m sure Mma weekly sees what’s going on too. Hendricks was nice. Gotta go with Barboza though

      • Scotty_O

        GENERIC CATARATC

  • @bloomis914

    Cruickshank dismantled Martinez and finished him with that beauty kick. Cruickshank hands down!

    • hamm

      Blah blah blah

  • James

    Cruickshank all day

  • Donald

    Cruickshank headkick kO of Martinez

  • hamm

    Barboza easily. The guys who sent a bunch of women on here to get cruickshank extra votes will probably be the reason Barboza loses lot of em act like they’re mighigan natives too anyhow Barboza looks like he’s gonna lose cuz these people using tons of females to get extra votes or whatever conspiracy is going on. Mma weekly editors journalists whatever I’m sure you all KNOW the FACT that’s barboza wheel kick was surely better than cruickshanks kick. Dana white rogan goldberg n all REAL Mma fans know its not an opinion at least it shouldn’t be that barboza is most deserving of the award. I won’t click on this article next year just to be exasperated by generic Mma fans that ruin the outcome I have every pride ever at my house right now and almost every single ufc (missing a few in the early 30s). I’m a longtime true fans. These fakes need to beat it lmao or get real

    • hamm

      Michigan* n yes I don’t punctuate and put periods a lot. Barboza. U won it brother n that’s not bias. Yeah I like ya but I don’t have u as one of my favorites 40 fighters Yet

  • hamm

    Barboza will get robbed cuz of michigan natives n a female conspiracy that is blatently obvious. Exasperated Barboza who I’m not a big fan of but I do like em a lil something is gonna get robbed for what he rightfully deserves. I won’t read this next year. Way too many fake fans on here. Mma weekly editors n journalists ect KNOW Barboza deserves n it shouldnt even be an opinion. Dana white rogan Goldberg I’d bet my bottom dollar they’d say Barboza easily. Mmaweekly didn’t even post cruickshank above I don’t think lmao so I already they think Barboza. Fake fans ruined it all. BARBOZA ALL DAY N THAT’S A FACT

  • http://www.facebook.com/kam.olsen133 Kam Olsen

    Cruickshank over Martinez w/out a doubt! Nasty head kick!

  • Dave Pardon

    Cruickshank + headkick = destruction & ko of the year!

  • AJ

    Cruickshank v Martinez

  • Dan

    Edgar/henderson 1 and 2

  • charmarm

    Cruickshank for KO of the year!!! I’m a actual MMA fan too!!! Lol

  • John Short

    Daron Cruickshank

  • disqus_chKn1YiADR

    Cruickshank’s head kick is no where near the ko of the year for me and i was in seattle watching live. Barbosa’s kick was so sick cant get it out of my mind. lmfao thinking some boxing match where paco gets knocked out like anyone cares who gets beat by pillow fighters in borest fighter in ages.

  • Kal-el Curry

    Adam Khaliev vs Alexei Belyaev from League S 70

  • isaac

    Jose aldo v chad mendes

  • Matty929

    Cruikshank vs Martinez!

  • Cindy

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.c.novelli David Paco Debongo Novelli

    Cruickshank’s knockout of Martinez gets my vote.

  • Craig Funk

    Cruickshank for knockout of the year!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/CathySchuster Cathy Schuster

    Cruickshank!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.p.williams.9 George Preacher Williams

    Cruickshank v Martinez is the knockout of the year

  • mkkwhite

    Cruickshank with the wicked foot against Martinez head

  • Juan Haskell

    Cruikshank v. Martinez

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.allan.71 Jeff Adkins

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez for sure

  • NJD54

    It’s got to be Cruickshank’s head kick, Martinez is one tough dude!!

  • erin cruickshank

    Cruickshank vs martinez!

  • Luke

    Cruikshank vs Martinez

  • Cutman

    Mr. Cruickshank.

  • http://twitter.com/DanyOliveira_ Dany Oliveira

    Daron Cruickshank vs Martinez!

  • Marco Giove

    i agree cruickshank v martinez was epic.

  • Ksmma

    Just because Hamm is the most annoying poster on mmaweekly ….ever…… And that’s saying something.
    CRUICKSHANK vs MARTINEZ

  • JRod

    Barboza over Etim… Etim fell like a friggin’ tree.

    Here’s a Refresher:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv-gBMBErC4

  • melr

    Cruickshank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Larksoprano

    Cruickshank is the most exciting fighter to emerge in 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/RamiElBaba Rami El-Baba

    cruickshank vs. martinez

  • MMARant

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez!

  • Zack Cobb

    Cruickshank for Knockout

  • Christi F

    Cruickshank v. Martinez – Knockout of the year!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/omar.pena.5245 Omar Pena

    Cruickshank v Martinez

  • Corey N

    Cruickshank vs Martinez! BOOM

  • http://www.twitter.com/MissBrandyGreen Brandy

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

  • Pluxor

    Cruickshank v. Martinez!

  • chris

    cruickshank v martinez

  • Amy K

    Cruickshank VS Martinez -Knockout of the Year

  • @mrkekeone

    CRUICKSHANK VS. MARTINEZ~ KO OF THE YEAR!!!!

  • Brad

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

  • http://twitter.com/SpunkyMMAJunkie Gena

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for KO of the year!

  • Shelly

    Cruickshank v. Martinez

  • @FataL_Tito

    CRUICKSHANK VS. MARTINEZ~ KO OF THE YEAR!!!!

  • Cbeautyx5

    Cruickshank vs Martinez for KO of the year!!!

  • Christy :)

    Cruickshank vs Martinez

  • BCW

    Cruikshank vs. Martinez, hands down

  • Brian Johnson

    Cruickshank…all the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.fullerton.5 Deborah Fullerton

    Cruickshank verus Martinez. Cruickshank control the fight against Martinez who has never been knocked out and Darn knocked him out with one kick to the head. Awesome fight and knock out

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.fullerton.5 Deborah Fullerton

    Cruickshank verus Martinez. Cruickshank control the fight against Martinez who has never been knocked out and Daron knocked him out with one kick to the head. Awesome fight and knock out

  • Charmarm

    Cruickshank vs Martinez for KO of the year

  • missweso

    Cruickshank!!!!! No guy sent this woman here. Just happy to support a fighter I like esp for a ko like that!!! Thanks for playing bud. Sincerely a female Cruickshank fan whose husband doesn’t even know about this vote. LMFAO.

  • shenda

    Cruickshank vs martinez knock out of the night no doubt

  • Shelley Winslow

    Cruickshank vs martinez knock out of the year

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.wood.1804109 Ryan Wood

    Cruickshank deserves it, he’s got my vote

  • Arnold & Angie Acosta

    Cruickshank vs. Martinez

  • Autotech08

    KO of the year…Cruickshank v Martinez, without a doubt. Cruickshank dominated that fight and ended it with that brutal head kick.

  • mike

    Cruickshank all day

  • Tasch

    Cruickshank! He completely dominated Martinez and ended the fight spectacularly. It wasn’t just one lucky shot-he beat the crap out of Martinez before striking one final blow. That boy has some serious skill. Definitely deserves Knockout of the Year!

    • kbroesq

      How the fight was going up to the point of the KO has no relevance. In fact, I would argue it makes the KO less impressive because he KO’d a fighter who was beat up and barely conscious. One more reason to pick Barb, who KO’d a fresh Etim, who contrary to one idiot’s comment, is no bum.

  • RF

    Cruickshank vs Martinez for knockout of the year. It’s not often you see a KO with a roundkick to the head, Awesome !!!

  • Greg Hein

    Cruickshank v. Martinez for knockout of the year

  • KrisThaMenace

    Barboza Putting Terry Etim NiteNite wit that crazy Wheel Kick to the face!!!!!!!! KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR!!!

  • Mulefloyd

    Don’t understand all the love for Cruikshank. It was a nice KO but nothing compared to Barboza or Le’s spectacular upset KO.

    And how about Conor McGregor’s NYE KO? Like combining Hunt’s walk away over Tuscherer with Swanson’s delayed KO of Oliveira.

  • Mike

    My only argument is the fact that Martinez wasnt even knocked out cold like Franklin and Etim. id vote Cung Lee mostly based on the fact no one saw that one coming.

  • bmc92

    cruickshanks kick was awsome but it has to be barbozas wheel kick i jumped out of my seat when i saw that!!