Check out Dale Jordan and Nick Rizner’s picks for 2017, MMA Knockout of the Year below. Do you agree? Comment on who you think should have won below.

Nick Rizer’s Knockout of the Year

ROSE NAMAJUNAS vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 217)

Rose Namajunas knocks out Joanna Jedrzejczyk in their UFC women’s strawweight championship bout during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This was the easiest one for me. This may have been my favourite knockout of all time. It wasn’t about the highlight itself, but rather the circumstance. Nobody saw this coming. If you say you did, I don’t believe you. Show me your time machine and then we can talk. Because even if you believed Rose Namajuans could defeat Joanna Jedrzejczyk, you couldn’t have guessed it would be by first round knockout.

I mean we’re talking about one of the best pound-for-pound strikers MMA has ever seen, and she just got put to sleep in three minutes by a “grappler”. This win marked the first knockout of Rose’s pro career and it was on the biggest stage of all. I mean even when Matt Serra upset GSP or when TJ Dillashaw TKO’ed Renan Barao, many expected a knockout to be the path to victory. Like, if the underdogs were to win, it was going to have to be by a puncher’s chance. Rose was pretty much counted out in that department. She had to hope for a takedown and a submission or she didn’t have a chance. Well… we were wrong. We were all wrong. And Thug Rose has the 2017 Knockout of the Year to prove it.

Dale Jordan’s Knockout of the Year

FRANCIS NGANNOU vs. Alistair Overeem (UFC 218)

Francis Ngannou punches Alistair Overeem in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 218 event inside Little Caesars Arena on December 02, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Unlike Nick, who went for the ‘shock value’ of the knockout, I went down a different route, violence.

We all knew that Francis Ngannou has brutal knockout power, but the punch that he landed on Alistair Overeem had this tired writer (the knockout happened around 3:30 am UK time) up on his feet pacing around my living room it utter disbelief as to what I had just witnessed. Following a flurry on the inside, Ngannou almost lifted Overeem off his feet which a huge left-hand uppercut, leaving the Dutch fighter unconscious on the canvas.

The knockout was Ngannou’s fifth in six UFC bouts. It also earned him a UFC heavyweight title shot at UFC 220 against champion Stipe Miocic.