Israel Adesanya

Recipients of the World MMA Awards were named Saturday night. Based on online fan voting conducted by Fighters Only magazine for the period between January 2019 and July 2020, the big winner of the night was Israel Adesanya who took home the fighter of the year award and the international fighter of the year award. Jorge Masvidal also showed well winning the breakthrough fighter of the year award and the knockout of the year for his flying knee KO of Ben Askren. Askren also came out on the wrong end of the submission of the year against Demian Maia.

Among the many other categories, winners included female fighter of the year, Amanda Nunes, Stipe Miocic's comeback of the year in stopping Daniel Cormier in their second fight, Alexander Volkanovski earning upset of the year in his first fight against Max Holloway, and the fight of the year, Weili Zhang's split decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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