2021 MMA Sucka Year End Awards

    Caption: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA โ€“ DECEMBER 11: Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts after being announced the winner by submission against Dustin Poirier after their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 269 on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

    2021 proved to be a much less challenging year for MMA than what 2020 proved but what wasnโ€™t lacking was the quality matchups and performances that have us all love the sport itself.

    Knockouts, submissions, upsets, and more made up a beautiful year of the sport and the staff here at MMA Sucka have a whopping 11 award categories to breakdown.ย 

    All candidates who received a vote will be listed and the winner will be in bold, without further ado, here are the results!

    Male Fighter of the Yearย 

    Charles Oliveira โ€“ 5 Votes

    Kamaru Usman โ€“ 4 Votes

    Female Fighter of the Yearย 

    Kayla Harrison โ€“ 2 Votes

    Rose Namajunas โ€“ 5 Votes

    Stamp Fairtex โ€“ 1 Vote

    Marina Rodriguez โ€“ 1 Vote

    Fight of the Yearย 

    Gaethje vs. Chandler at UFC 268 โ€“ 3 Votes

    Volkanovski vs. Ortega at UFC 266 โ€“ 5 Votes

    Yan vs. Sandhagen at UFC 267 โ€“ 1 Vote

    Knockout of the Yearย 

    Prochazka versus Reyes โ€“ 2 Votes

    Usman versus Masvidal II โ€“ 1 Vote

    Poirier versus McGregor II โ€“ 2 Votes

    Pettis versus Horiguchi โ€“ 4 Votes

    Submission of the Yearย 

    Hernandez against Vieira โ€“ 5 Votes

    Makhachev versus Hooker โ€“ 1 Vote

    Peรฑa against Nunes โ€“ 3 Votes

    Comeback of the Yearย 

    Oliveira versus Chandler โ€“ 2 Votes

    Pettis versus Horiguchi โ€“ 7 Votes

    Comeback Fighter of the Yearย 

    Beneil Dariush โ€“ 1 Vote

    Glover Teixeira โ€“ 4 Votes

    Brandon Moreno โ€“ 3 Votes

    Jose Aldo โ€“ 1 Vote

    Upset of the Yearย 

    Moraes over Dem. Johnson โ€“ 1 Vote

    Pena over Nunes โ€“ 8 Votes

    Breakout Fighter of the Yearย 

    Islam Makhachev โ€“ 2 Votes

    Ciryl Gane โ€“ 5 Votes

    Derek Brunson โ€“ 1 Vote

    Chris Curtis โ€“ 1 Vote

    Event of the Yearย 

    UFC 268 โ€“ 7 Votes

    UFC 259 โ€“ 2 Votes

    Gym/Team of the Yearย 

    Elevation Fight Team โ€“ 7 Votes

    Sanford MMA โ€“ 1 Vote

    American Top Team โ€“ 1 Vote

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