Time to look back on the memorable mixed martial arts (MMA) moments of 2007 inside the Octagon.
Fortunately, Thomas Gerbasi over at UFC.com has put together some solid lists of the best stuff we witnessed during the "Year of the Upset." Is it gospel? No. Open to interpretation and debate? Of course.
Here are the year-end awards:
10. Houston Alexander stops Alessio Sakara
9. Anderson Silva stops Rich Franklin
8. Nate Quarry stops Pete Sell
7. Jon Koppenhaver stops Jared Rollins
6. Chris Leben stops Terry Martin
5. Matt Serra stops Georges St-Pierre
4. Rashad Evans stops Sean Salmon
3. Houston Alexander stops Keith Jardine
2. Quinton Jackson stops Chuck Liddell
1. Gabriel Gonzaga stops Mirko Cro Cop
10. Joe Stevenson submits Melvin Guillard
9. Matt Arroyo submits John Kolosci
8. Martin Kampmann submits Drew McFedries
7. BJ Penn submits Jens Pulver
6. Din Thomas submits Jeremy Stephens
5. Georges St-Pierre submits Matt Hughes
4. Marcus Davis submits Paul Taylor
3. Roger Huerta submits Clay Guida
2. Chris Lytle submits Jason Gilliam
1. Forrest Griffin submits Mauricio Rua
10 (tie). Yushin Okami defeats Mike Swick
10 (tie). Josh Koscheck defeats Diego Sanchez
9. Randy Couture defeats Tim Sylvia
8. Cheick Kongo defeats Mirko Cro Cop
7. Keith Jardine defeats Chuck Liddell
6. Quinton Jackson defeats Chuck Liddell
5. Houston Alexander defeats Keith Jardine
4. Jake O'Brien defeats Heath Herring
3. Gabriel Gonzaga KO1 Mirko ‘Cro Cop'
2. Forrest Griffin defeats Mauricio Rua
1. Matt Serra defeats Georges St-Pierre
Top 10 Fights of 2007 will certainly be up next. Feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below on the most entertaining contests of this past fight season, as well as any other final thoughts on 2007.
It will certainly be a challenge to replicate the unpredictability and drama in 2008.