2020 has passed with a lot of changes in the sports world in general and UFC in particular, and this is also the time to select the best boxers of the year at the world’s No. 1 MMA.
Fighter Of The Year is a noble title from the UFC. This category was created to honor the boxers with outstanding achievements, creating a great influence at UFC for a long year. Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal … are all excellent names that have won this title over the years.
For example, as a fighter of the year 2019, Jorge Masvidal had to have 3 consecutive KO / TKO victories, winning the fastest knock-out in UFC history (5 seconds) with the BMF belt, attracting a large number of fans. fan for himself in particular and UFC in general.
Among the few boxers with an unbeaten record in the MMA (20 victories), the Nigerian Israeli Adesanya boxer is a rare talent at the UFC.
Opening 2020, Israel Adesayna had 5 tedious matches with Cuban general Yoel Romero at UFC 248, winning the consensus score. After the match, Adesanya was immediately criticized as the champion with a very safe, unattractive style. However, the overwhelming defeat of Paulo Costa at UFC 253 almost erased that criticism.
Izzy’s overwhelming victory over Paulo Costa
With his superb kickboxing technique, Adesanya achieved an overwhelming victory, knocking Costa down and smashing his opponent’s lack of humility.
Originally expected to be “Fighter Of The Year” by President Dana White himself, Adesanya’s easy victory over Costa caused both White and the audience who criticized him to reconsider his assessment, admitting the boxer. Nigerians are the new star of the tournament.
Deiveson Figueiredo is a Brazilian-born professional MMA fighter with 20 wins – 1 loss, he is currently the current Flyweight champion at UFC. In 2020, Deiveson had 3 consecutive wins with the same draw. They all opened with a confrontation with Joseph Benavidez for the vacant Flyweight UFC weight division. At this event, Deiveson was overweight, despite winning TKO in the second half, but he did not win the championship.
After more than 3 months, returning to the rematch, Deiveson performed even better. In the last minute of the first half, he defeated his opponent with an impressive rear-naked-choke and became the new king of the Flyweight.