For fighter, it focuses on athletes who made their mark across multiple fights with their wrestling. When he faced an opponent who may have exploited some of his usual habits, he removed them. DOLPH LUNDGREN RETURNS TO HOST 12 th ANNUAL FIGHTERS ONLY WORLD MMA AWARDS ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK – SATURDAY, DEC. 26 AT 9:00PM ET. Oh, what a year it was! He’s followed largely the same approach versus every opponent to that point, but that didn’t mean it was the only approach of which he was capable. The Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards is sponsored in part by Cellucor, the makers of America’s best-selling pre-workout brand C4® and a global leader in sports nutrition. Share; Tweet; A year that was badly disrupted by Covid-19 saw a reduced schedule of events in Asia. On October 28, 2020, Kakao M announced that the 2020 Melon Music Awards would be held for 4 days from December 2 to 5, dubbed as "MMA Week", and be broadcast online due to government restrictions imposed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Wrestling Performance of the Year Award honors fighters and fights that produced impressive and or exciting wrestling-heavy action in 2020. Since playing the character Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, Lundgren has starred in more than 70 feature films. Not only that, he clearly studied Justin Gaethje and saw that takedown from Luis Firmino, then replicated it to perfection. Its here once again. On December 5, the main ceremony of the Melon Music Awards 2020 (MMA 2020) took place without a face-to-face audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instagram. ET, and that the show will go on – as it has – every year since 2008. Likely the most credentialed Greco-Roman wrestler to ever seriously compete in MMA, Denmark’s Mark O. Madsen has made an immediate splash in the UFC’s lightweight division. Fighters Only Magazine presents the World MMA Awards to honor exceptional performances in MMA. These are the best, and worst, of the year as I see it. Brought to you by. And sure, he fought to a draw in December. I believed that four-time All-American Logan Storley’s wrestling game had been better adapted for MMA, and that he would give Amosov and even stiffer challenge than his more credentialed counterpart. With awards articles coming out left and right to sum up the best of 2020 this article needs little in the way of exposition. Best Rock Award — [ EIGHT (prod.&feat. Looking back on some of the best wrestling-specific fights and moments this year in MMA. Discussion in 'General MMA discussion' started by Mike Porch MMA, Dec 22, 2020. For fight, it’s a mix of dominant performances and back-and-forth exchanges. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the show was rescheduled. Usual disclaimer here: I can only rank what I have seen and I haven’t seen everything. For that reason, I award Khabib Nurmagomedov the 2020 Takedown of the Year Award. UFC bantamweight Irwin Rivera was arrested Thursday, on two counts of attempted murder, after reportedly attacking his sisters while they were staying with the fighter at his Florida home. Prior to his acting career, Lundgren served in the Swedish Marine Corps. In 2020… 2020 Asian MMA Awards. The fight that truly provided insight was Gaethje’s WSOF title defense vs. Luis Firmino. As predicted, Amosov and Storley went to war on the mats, both men refusing to let their game be denied. News. Storley never stopped attacking, wrestling through exhaustion and showing the kind of savvy and composure that only a lifetime of wrestling can provide. MMA Bleacher Report 2020 MMA Awards: Best Fighter Kelsey McCarson Featured Columnist December 30, 2020 Comments. “We are pleased to announce today that CBS Sports Network will premiere the 12th Annual World MMA Awards on Saturday, December 26th at 9:00 p.m. As scheduled, the '2020 Melon Music Awards' will be held on Saturday (12/05) at 19.00 KST or 17.00 WIB. Each year an industry panel of experts selects nominees across 20 different categories. SUGA)] “We’re not exactly sure, but we’ll find out together when I host the 12th Annual World MMA Awards on CSB Sports Network, Saturday, December 26th at 9:00 p.m.”. Here Are All Of The Winners From Melon Music Awards 2020 (2020 MMA) Here are all of the winners. Bleacher Report 2020 MMA Awards: Best Fight Tom Taylor Contributor I December 21, 2020 Comments. Mike Porch MMA Well Liked OG Welterweight. Instinctively, he angled off to the side, loaded his hips under Hubbard’s, and hit a beautiful turning lift and arch to smack Hubbard off the canvas. Winner: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s double leg vs. Justin Gaethje (UFC 254). That moment convinced me of Nurmagomedov’s understanding of strategy and game-planning. The World MMA Awards sgittins 2020-12-27T12:02:29+00:00. Melon Music Awards (MMA) is held annually but due to the ongoing pandemic, they will be hosting it online for K-Pop fans to enjoy the award ceremony. Following the incident, the women took to Facebook to deliver a message of support to their brother. Las Vegas, NV – Lifelong martial artist and star of Rocky IV and Creed II, the legendary Dolph Lundgren, today announced he is back for the second year in a row to host the Fighters Only 12th Annual World MMA Awards, airing live on CBS Sports Network, Saturday, Dec. 26th starting at 9:00 p.m. Cuomo: New COVID strain is 'highly problematic' Georgia voters to decide control of Senate amid Trump's grievances. The MMA Junkie staff came together to hand out 15 awards for the 2020 calendar year. 2020 Wrestling for MMA Awards: Khabib, Madsen, Amosov & more, Randy Couture’s girlfriend calls Senator Graham a ‘traitor’ in airport confrontation. Kevin Holland is the 2020 Fighter of the Year. Melon users cast their votes for … Bellator MMA’s year-end awards for 2020 New, 7 comments In a year in which a pandemic upended daily life and pro sports, there were still some moments worth remembering. By: News | January 1, 2021 11:19 am. He also served as the captain of the Swedish National Karate Team and became the individual champion of the Swedish, European and Australian heavyweight Full Contact divisions. Amosov’s brilliant wrestling performance vs. three-time NCAA champion Ed Ruth. How important was it to the fight, did it show something significant about either fighter, was it just flatly impressive? Voting will be going live soon giving you, the people, the power to vote for who you believe should win this years awards! Winner: Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley (Bellator 252), VIDEO: Yaroslav Amosov holds off the wrestling onslaught of Logan Storley. It was a telling exposure of a defensive hole in Gaethje’s wrestling. Or so I thought. The Dagestani champ has been much better known for shooting doubles against the cage, or with more height out in the open. Celebrating the very best in MMA. Additionally, Dolph was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to serve as the Team Leader of the U.S. Olympic Pentathlon Team during the 1996 Atlanta Games. Despite the pandemic and all that has accompanied it, it’s been a busy year of both wrestling and mixed martial arts. Hello everyone and welcome to my 2020 Year End MMA Awards. December 5th, 2020. Resultados MMA Awards 2020: Israel Adesanya es elegido como peleador del año, Jorge Masvidal se lleva dos premios El campeón peso medio de UFC Israel Adesanya fue elegido como ganador del premio Charles “Mask” Lewis como peleador del año en los World MMA Awards 2020. In the most important fight of his career, Khabib Nurmagomedov showed off opponent-specific adaptations which allowed him to neutralize an enormously dangerous foe. VIDEO: Khabib Nurmagomedov puts Justin Gaethje’s wrestling to the test. Hello everyone and welcome to my 2020 Year End MMA Awards. Heading into welterweight prospect Yaroslav Amosov’s clash with fellow undefeated fighter Logan Storley, I wrote Amosov’s brilliant wrestling performance vs. three-time NCAA champion Ed Ruth. Awards Won December 5, 2020 KST Artist of the Year Album of the Year — [Map of the Soul: 7] Song of the Year — [ Dynamite] MMA Top 10 Award Best Dance Male Category Best Performance Director — Son Sung Deuk Netizen Popularity Award. 2. Amosov stayed solid fundamentally, attacking the wrists, hiding his hips, and flowing through positions to keep the fight moving against his toughest opponent yet. He attended both Washington State University and Clemson University in South Carolina on various scholarships. Official "2020" Forum Year-End MMA Awards: Nomination Thread. The 2020 Melon Music Awards ceremony, organized by Kakao M through its online music store, Melon,took place virtually from December 2 through December 5, 2020 (dubbed as "MMA Week") in South Korea, with the main ceremony taking place on December 5 at 19:00 KST.This is the twelfth ceremony in the show's history, and the first to be held online and over a span of four days. Happy holidays, stay safe, and we will see you soon for the biggest celebration in MMA.”, “What happens when you put Mike Tyson, Dolph Lundgren, Justin Turner and Carrot Top together?” asks Lundren. Giga Chikadze is a name worth keeping tabs on after a big 2020 in which he went 4-0. In all of his UFC bouts, Gaethje had barely had to demonstrate the skills that made him Northern Colorado’s first ever NCAA D1 All-American. Once again, I have split the award in two, in order to honor a greater range of nominees. For a wrestling fan, the fight was an absolute masterpiece, deserving of the unofficial title, “Wrestliest Fight of the Year”. Ariel Helwani makes his pick for male MMA fighter of the year during the 2020 Helwani Nose Awards. Fighters Only designates a panel of MMA industry experts to select the award nominees. ET. Lundgren holds a third degree black belt in Karate. I wrote in-depth about some of the setups he uses for his explosive volume takedown game. ‘We love our brother’ - Rivera’s sisters send message of support. World MMA Awards 2020. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov had never shot that type of takedown in the UFC. Alexander Volkanovski’s inside trips vs. Max HollowayAljamain Sterling’s underhook-to-backpack vs. Cory SandhagenBrandon Moreno’s bodylocks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo. 2020 Asian MMA Awards. Voting commences today for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s third annual Amateur MMA Awards. For the pure aesthetics and degree of difficulty, I present this award to Madsen. The Melon Music Awards just held their 10th annual awards, and here are all of the winners from the event. The '2020 Melon Music Awards' or 'MMA 2020' awards ceremony was successfully held. Although the fight seemed to be comfortably in Nurmagomedov’s hands already, the bout-sealing takedown was one that changed my view of Nurmagomedov. The UFC Middleweight champion, who … According to the officials, it is called MMA week with spectacular performances bound to take place. Dolph Lundgren hosted the ceremony, which was originally scheduled to take place earlier this year. Bloody Elbow 2020 Year-End MMA Awards - Best Knockout Tim Burke 16 mins ago. The buildup to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s final title defense caused many to turn a critical eye toward the mysterious wrestling ability of Justin Gaethje. In 2020… CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WINNERS! Ron Kim. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty. Titled Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2020 2020 “Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2020” at, South Korea Live Streaming, the online concert will be held on 2–5 December 2020 19:00 PM KST. Early in his fight with the gritty striker Austin Hubbard, Madsen found himself in the rear-standing position, looking for a mat return. It was also broadcast live online. 2020 Wrestling for MMA Awards: Khabib, Madsen, Amosov & more New, 9 comments Looking back on some of the best wrestling-specific fights and moments this year in MMA. Choosing our 2020 Fighter of the Year award this year was difficult. Like any fighter, he has had his flaws, but he was largely facing opponents who were not well equipped to exploit them. UFC wins the FanSided MMA Award for Best Promotion of 2020. Happy Olympic year, for real this time! Rarely do we see mat returns of that caliber in MMA. Winner: Mark O. Madsen’s back arch vs. Austin Hubbard (UFC 248), VIDEO: Mark O. Madsen takes Austin Hubbard for a ride. I can say I saw this one coming. Ballad Award – Davichi Compared to the previous years, MMA 2020 will be taking place over 4 days. Please utilize the comments section to tell me about them! And what better way to ring it in, than with my second annual Wrestling for MMA Awards. Israel Adesanya, Nigerian-born New Zealand MMA fighter, has been named Fighter of the Year for 2020 at the World MMA Awards.. For one month, fans vote for nominees through the official Awards website, WorldMMAAwards.com, using their mobile devices, smart phones or personal computers. World MMA Awards 2020 sgittins 2019-12-06T20:46:53+00:00. Ilia Topuria’s over-under throw vs. Youseff ZalalKevin Holland’s bodylock slam KO vs. Charlie OntiverosMagomed Magomedov’s nasty mat return vs. Matheus Mattos. VanZant to headline first ever ‘Knucklemania’. 1. In addition to his three wrestling-heavy victories in 2020, including two over tough wrestlers and grapplers in Kenney and Dodson, Dvalishvili broke the UFC record for takedowns in a single year. I cannot possibly watch every promotion or event, so I’m sure there are many fighters and moments that I missed. R&B/SOUL Award – Baek Yerin. The MMA 2020 felicitated the best and outstanding music … More of a novelty award, ‘Takedown of the Year’ tries to find a proper combination of rarity, aesthetics, and contextual importance. Sure, he missed weight in February. Firmino had some success wrestling with Gaethje, but many, including myself, were incredibly impressed with Gaethje’s ability to shuck off takedown attempts even when he was completely out of position and half-blind. The most anticipated awards include Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year and Upset of the Year. The likelihood of him hitting his knees on a double in the open like that seemed slim. For that reason alone, Merab Dvalishvili seemed like a no-brainer for this award. The first round of voting was held between November 11 and 20. While there are only two official categories, there are many worthy nominees, let’s dive in. Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant will headline BKFC’s first ever ‘Knucklemania’. Grand event of Melon Music Awards 2020 will be held on December 5. It was also broadcast live online. The votes for the ceremony were based on fights and events that took place between January 2019 and July 2020. There were a slew of incredible fights in 2020, but the Zhang-Jedrzejczyk fight was just too good to … Takedown Breakdowns: MMA/UFC wrestling analysis and more, Wrestling breakdown: Razambek Zhamalov knocks off two-time World champion Frank Chamizo, Bloody Elbow 2020 Year-End Awards - Results, Blatant mismatches, favoritism — Fighters, employees throw serious allegations at ONE, Part 2, Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling turns UFC 259 into a championship tripleheader. The complete list can be seen below. The 12th Annual World MMA Awards took place on December 27, 2020. “In an especially challenging year to uphold the annual tradition of the World MMA Awards, I am deeply grateful to Dolph Lundgren for hosting our show and working with our incredible production team so the great athletes in the sport of mixed martial arts can receive their well deserved night of honors and recognition, said Rob Hewitt, CEO of Fighters Only. That’s all for this year! This half of the award reflects more on the contextual significance of the takedown. By: Danny Segura. Press Release. 2020 was a … The champion hadn’t even used his signature diving single leg takedown in several bouts. Through this award ceremony, the '2020 Melon Music Awards' presented various trophy categories, starting from the main award categories of Daesang, Bonsang, Rookie of the Year, Best Dance, and various other … These awards are specific to wrestling that occurs in MMA, not to be confused with awards for the wrestlers themselves in MMA. Harry How/Getty Images. The main ceremony of the 2020 Melon Music Awards was aired yesterday, December 5. The most anticipated awards include ‘Fighter of the Year’, ‘Knockout of the Year’ and ‘Upset of the Year.’ New to the program this year is the Fighting Spirit Award, which will go to the Nominee that best represents the true spirit and ethos of martial arts in their acts and deeds, either inside or outside of the cage. My favorite process (and photoshop project ) of the year! Make sure to check the categories and prime your mind from the best events of 2019 to ensure the right result on the night. In addition to Creed II, he starred as King Nereus in Aquaman, along with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Nicole Kidman. Georgian bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili has quickly become one of the most prolific wrestlers in the UFC. I’m Robert Winfree, and since once again this seems like a good idea I’m handing out mostly non-existent awards in the world of MMA. some of the setups he uses for his explosive volume takedown game. December 4, 2020 KST. The sports world was derailed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Simply put, aesthetic focuses on which takedowns looked the coolest and had a high degree of difficulty. Yaroslav Amosov vs. Ed RuthKamaru Usman vs. Jorge MasvidalMovsar Evloev vs. Mike GrundyRafael dos Anjos vs. Paul FelderGuram Kutateladze vs. Mateusz GamrotCurtis Blaydez vs. Alexander VolkovCharles Oliveira vs. Tony FergusonGavin Tucker vs. Billy Quarantillo, Winner: Merab Dvalishvili (vs. Casey Kenny, Gustavo Lopez, John Dodson). Instead of deciding between those factors and picking one, I split the award in two. Melon Music Awards (MMA) is held annually but due to the ongoing pandemic, they will be hosting it online for K-Pop fans to enjoy the award ceremony. UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar fight card. That makes Jan Blachowicz the 2020 Yahoo Sports MMA Fighter of the Year. I’m Robert Winfree, and since once again this seems like a good idea I’m handing out mostly non-existent awards in the world of MMA. However, there was one clean attempt; Firmino shot a double leg from space, Gaethje sprawled back hard, and Firmino slid his head around and turned the corner to swivel to Gaethje’s back. Take a look at the UFC’s return to Fight Island, and their first card on ABC. Fight of the Year. After graduating the head of his class, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, one of the world’s top engineering schools. Congratulations to all the winners. He graduated from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, completing his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering on an exchange program with the University of Sydney in Australia. Compared to the previous years, MMA 2020 … Once nominees are announced, fans inherit the power to determine the winner. 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