2019 and till mid-2020 was very fruitful for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Some of the top promotions around the world like the UFC, Bellator, ONE championship, Combate Americas, BRAVE CF etc put on some very exciting fights.
Like every year World MMA Awards are back again with voting open across several categories in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The awards are being hosted Fighters Only Magazine and a black-tie ceremony is tentatively planned for October.
The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed the ceremony as it was scheduled to take place on July 8. According to Fighters Daily magazine, experts from the field of MMA were able to put together a list of all the nominees across several categories.
However, MMA India Show takes a look at the five most exciting categories. Here are the categories:
Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year
Female Fighter of the Year
Fight of the Year
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 248)
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington (UFC 245)
Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum (UFC 236)
Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker (UFC on ESPN 12)
Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos (UFC on ESPN 11)
Knockout of the Year
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ben Askren (UFC 239)
Cody Garbrandt vs. Raphael Assuncao (UFC 250)
Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson (UFC on ESPN 6)
Sean O’Malley vs. Eddie Wineland (UFC 250)
Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page (Bellator 221)
Submission of the Year
Brent Primus vs. Tim Wilde (Bellator Europe 2)
Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles (UFC on ESPN 7)
Aviv Gozali vs. Eduard Muravitsky (Bellator 225)
Demian Maia vs. Ben Askren (UFC on ESPN+ 20)
Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute (UFC on ESPN+ 16)
The entire list of awards and nominees across multiple categories can be seen at WorldMMAAwards.com, where voting is currently underway.