HTM 2019 UFC Awards
2019 UFC Awards, Presented by HTM Sports. We take a look back and review the best performances of the 2019 year in the UFC from new champions, double champs defending their belts, crazy knockouts, and some all around good shit talking.
These are the categories for this years awards.
Fight of the year
Knockout of the Year
Submission of the Year
Male Fighter of the Year
Female Fighter of the Year
Debut of the Year
There is always a winner and a loser in this world, just like combat sports this list wasn’t easy. So here are your HTM 2019 UFC award winners.
Fight of the Year
Max Holloway Vs Dustin Poirier 2 – The last time these two met they fought at featherweight. This go round it was for the Interm-Lightweight title. They put on an absolute show. This card put on 1A and 1B Fight of the year fights, so needless to say fans got their money worth. Adesayna vs Gastelum could have taken the spot. We enjoyed the Holloway Vs Poirier fight more so they get the nod for HTM 2019 UFC Awards Fight of the Year.
Knockout of The Year
Jorge Masvidal Vs Ben Askren – Jorge Masvidal set the record for quickest knockout in UFC history. Prior to the fight Askren was highly confident he would out wrestler Jorge to a victory. Masvidal promised a 3 piece and a soda. What Askren received was the “Entire Buffet”. Masvidal leaned against the cage and the exploded into a flying knee that landed flush to the side of Askren’s head as he went for a sloppy single leg.
The violence and quickness of this finish gives Jorge the HTM 2019 UFC Awards KO of the Year.
Submission of The Year
Bryce Mitchell Vs Matt Sayles – One of the auto locks for these awards, The Twister is a difficult submission because of the step you have to hit to complete it, miss one and you have lost the position. This marks the second time we have ever witnessed the twister in the octagon. Bryce Mitchell get the nod here for the HTM 2019 UFC Awards Submission of the Year.
Male Fighter of The Year
Israel Adesayna – Israel spoke all this into existence. When he got to the UFC he told everyone he was already the Champ in his mind. Now he is actually the Middleweight champ. His year started with a dream fight against Andersen Silva, next he put on a arguably FOTY with Kelvin Gastelum, then to cap off his statement year he KOs the Champ Robert Whittaker. You’ll be hard pressed to find a 3 fight resume that’s better along size his assent stardom. Adesayna is our HTM 2019 UFC Awards Fighter of the year.
Female Fighter of The Year
Valentina Shevchenko – Starting out the year as champion, Shevchenko delivered a strong KO of the year candidate fight with they head kick KO of Jessica Eye. She followed that performance up with a decision victory over a tough Liz Carmouche. The Female Flyweight Divison is loaded but I see Bullet hanging on to that belt for a while. Shevchenko is our HTM 2019 UFC Awards Female Fighter of the Year.
Debut of The Year
Brendan Allen – A Contender series Victory via submission earned Allen a contract into the UFC. Eventually matched up against Kevin Holland, after his first opponent pulled out. Allen had to fight through some adversity to get the submission victory it seemed he was searching for, and for that he is our debut of the year. Allen is our HTM 2019 UFC Awards Debut of the Year.
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