By In Mixed Martial Arts

Sherdog’s 2017 Fight of the Year

““It is international fight week,” announcer Todd Grisham said moments before the headlining fight started at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, “and there are some very big fights this weekend. But few if any are expected to be better than the one we’re about to witness.” That turned out to be a prescient comment. Not only was the main event between Michael Johnson and Justin Gaethje the best fight of International Fight Week, it surpassed every other fight from 2017.

There was, indeed, a lot of hype leading up to the fight. It was Gaethje’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut after going on a TKO tour in the World Series of Fighting, where he was the 5 time defending lightweight champion. He didn’t just bring his championship experience with him; “The Highlight” brought his undefeated, 17-0 record into the promotion, and only two of those fights had gone the distance. Gaethje had a hard-earned reputation for being one of the most violent, exciting, leave-it-all-in-the-cage kind of warriors in the entire sport.

Yet he was the underdog going into his Octagon debut, and for good reason. Gaethje was impressive on paper, but he was relatively untested. Johnson was not a showcase opponent brought in to lose. He was a top five lightweight who had hovered around title contention for years. Johnson was coming off a tough 2016 where he knocked out streaking contender Dustin Poirer and then got pummeled by Khabib Nurmagomedov in Sherdog’s 2016 Beatdown of the Year. Still, at 31 years old, Johnson remained a factor in the UFC’s most talented division. His hand speed, athleticism, and diverse skillset were all tools that Gaethje had never dealt with in the WSOF. “The Menace” entered the bout a slight, -155 favorite when the cage doors closed.

They didn’t touch gloves before the fight…”

Read more at Sherdog

, , ,

66 Responses to Sherdog’s 2017 Fight of the Year

  1. … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 58242 additional Information to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  2. … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  3. … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 71388 more Info on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  4. … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  5. … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  6. … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 19046 more Info on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  7. … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Info here to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  8. … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  9. … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  10. augmentin suspention for 60 lb patient

    augmentin suspention for 60 lb patient

  11. cenforce 100 vs viagra

    cenforce 100 vs viagra

  12. cheap viagra says:

    cheap viagra

    cheap viagra

  13. viagra cialis

    viagra cialis

  14. cephalexin 250 mg for bladder infections

    cephalexin 250 mg for bladder infections

  15. sell dumps says:

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  16. adverse side affects of ciprofloxacin

    adverse side affects of ciprofloxacin

  17. robaxin with ditropan

    robaxin with ditropan

  18. side affects of aripiprazole

    side affects of aripiprazole

  19. allopurinol during gout

    allopurinol during gout

  20. amiodarone drip calculation

    amiodarone drip calculation

  21. amlodipine effets secondaires

    amlodipine effets secondaires

  22. allergic reaction to amoxicillin

    allergic reaction to amoxicillin

  23. side effects of abilify in women

    side effects of abilify in women

  24. … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  25. atorvastatin alt

    atorvastatin alt

  26. azithromycin 500

    azithromycin 500

  27. can baclofen cause seizures

    can baclofen cause seizures

  28. baclofen seizure threshold

    baclofen seizure threshold

  29. bupropion hcl sr 100mg

    bupropion hcl sr 100mg

  30. citalopram and buspar

    citalopram and buspar

  31. wellbutrin buspar

    wellbutrin buspar

  32. carvedilol and constipation

    carvedilol and constipation

  33. normal dose of celebrex

    normal dose of celebrex

  34. celexa vs paxil

    celexa vs paxil

  35. levitra vs viagra

    levitra vs viagra

  36. viagra gone wrong

    viagra gone wrong

  37. side effects viagra

    side effects viagra

  38. vardenafil hcl 20mg

    vardenafil hcl 20mg

  39. viagra dosage

    viagra dosage

  40. how lo g for liquid cialis to kick in?

    how lo g for liquid cialis to kick in?

  41. how much viagra is safe

    how much viagra is safe

  42. … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  43. … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  44. cialis price walmart

    cialis price walmart

  45. viagra and phytomega interaxtions

    viagra and phytomega interaxtions

  46. … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Information here on that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  47. generic viagra trusted pharmacy

    buy cialis viagra or levitra – cialis 10 mg 4 tablet delete all board cookies – cialis 5mg in total there are

  48. … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Information here to that Topic: ericstinton.com/2017/12/22/sherdogs-2017-fight-of-the-year/ […]

  49. acne amoxicillin

    acne amoxicillin

  50. aquatic azithromycin

    aquatic azithromycin

  51. celebrex 200mg price

    celebrex 200mg price

  52. amoxicillin keflex

    amoxicillin keflex

  53. street value of cymbalta

    street value of cymbalta

  54. amoxicillin generic name

    amoxicillin generic name

  55. azithromycin and benadryl

    azithromycin and benadryl

  56. celebrex generic

    celebrex generic

  57. cephalexin for bronchitis

    cephalexin for bronchitis

  58. cymbalta dose

    cymbalta dose

  59. ordering cialis online australia

    Health

  60. hydroxychloroquine covid 19 treatment

    influence reward pathway education

  61. hydroxychloroquine tablets 10 mg

    transfer ventricular septal defect analyst

  62. hydroxychloroquine buy online uk

    content angina pectoris concrete

Leave a Reply