2020 World MMA Award Winners: Israel Adesanya, Jorge Masvidal & More

The World MMA Awards have been revealed for 2020 and the likes of Israel Adesanya and Jorge Masvidal have been recognized for their contribution to the sport.

The voting period to be considered in each category was January 2019- July 2020. The awards have taken place since 2012 and are considered the Oscars of the MMA world, with fans voting online for who they want to win. Below is a breakdown of who won each category (h/t World MMA Awards). Adesanya was a major winner at the show, winning both "Charles 'Mask' Fighter Of The Year" and "International Fighter Of The Year" after his tremendous couple of years with UFC that has led him to middleweight glory and now on the verge of fighting for the light-heavyweight championship vs. Jan Blachowicz

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Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter Of The Year : Israel Adesanya

Female Fighter Of The Year : Amanda Nunes

Breakthrough Fighter Of The Year: Jorge Masvidal

International Fighter Of The Year: Israel Adesanya

Fight of the Year: Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk - UFC 248

Knockout of the Year: Jorge Masvidal KO vs. Ben Askren - Flying Knee – UFC 239

Submission of the Year: Demian Maia Rear-Naked Choke vs. Ben Askren - UFC on ESPN+20

Comeback of the Year: Stipe Miocic (Fight/Career) vs. Daniel Cormier II

Upset of the Year: Alexander Volkanovski def. Max Holloway - UFC 245

Shawn Tompkins Coach Of The Year: Trevor Wittman

Trainer Of The Year: Phil Daru

Gym of the Year: American Top Team

Referee of the Year: Herb Dean

Ringcard Girl of the Year: Britanny Palmer

Leading Man: Dana White

Best Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship

Personality of the Year: Joe Rogan

Analyst of the Year: Daniel Cormier

Best MMA Programming: Joe Rogan Experience

MMA Media Source of the Year: ESPN

MMA Journalist of the Year: Ariel Helwani

Fighting Spirit of the Year: Dustin Poirier - Good Fight Foundation

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