Israel Adesanya has been named Fighter of the Year for 2020 at the World MMA Awards.
The UFC Middleweight champion, who now has a 20-0 career record, managed to defend his title on two occasions in the calendar year, beating both Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa in the Octagon.
As well as picking up the Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year Award, the Nigerian-New Zealand fighter also picked up the prize for International Fighter of the Year.
It is the second year in a row that Adesanya has won the award after he won and unified the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2019.
The 31-year-old also picked up the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year prize in 2018 as Adesanya’s stock continues to rise in the MMA community.
The Nigerian-New Zealand fighter’s year began with a unanimous decision victory over Romero in Las Vegas’ 248 event – his first fight since unifying the Middleweight Championship in October last year.