The world of combat sports was quite the interesting one in 2016. Monumental highs, some inexplicable lows and a number of moments that we won't soon forget. With that comes Champions' first annual year-end awards where we celebrate the very best in the worlds of mixed martial arts, boxing and pro wrestling.
Below you'll find our categories and the winners will be revealed daily starting on January 9th.
- Fighter of the Year: Conor McGregor
- Fight of the Year: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2
- KO of the Year: Michael "Venom" Page's flying knee KO of Cyborg Santos
- Submission of the Year: Miesha Tate chokes out Holly Holm
- Comeback of the Year: Miesha Tate's come from behind sub of Holly Holm
- Event of the Year: UFC 205
- Upset of the Year: Michael Bisping knocks out Luke Rockhold
- Story of the Year
- Fighter of the Year: Vasyl Lomachenko
- Fight of the Year: Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido
- KO of the Year: Canelo Alvarez KO6 Amir Khan