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End of Year Award winners announced

The votes have been counted across social media, and we’re ready to announce who you picked as your 2020 End of Year award winners.

Fighter of the Year 

Morgan Charriere

After multiple setbacks sidelined ‘The Last Pirate’ and kept him from the featherweight title shot earlier in the year, he seized his opportunity to go for the belt at CW119 and put France firmly on the map. Now champion and with one of the biggest, most devoted followings in the history of European MMA, Charriere has begun his title reign and joins an illustrious list of Cage Warriors featherweight title holders including Conor McGregor.

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

Nathan Fletcher

Undefeated and with a 100% finish rate across his 4 professional wins, Nathan Fletcher was voted the hottest breakthrough prospect in Cage Warriors for the second year in a row. Fletcher started the year with a TKO victory over Johan Segas in front of a North West home crowd in Manchester, then capped it off with a submission win over Leigh Mitchell in London.

KO/TKO of the Year

Mason Jones (vs Adam Proctor, CW116)

Despite a barrage of doubters who believed ‘The Dragon’ didn’t have the size or power to make a mark at welterweight, the former lightweight champion moved up a weight class on September 26th and took home a second belt. After a stunning TKO victory, Jones became the latest Cage Warriors champion to receive a UFC contract and currently awaits his debut.

Submission of the Year

Aaron Khalid (vs Mick Stanton, CW114)

Not only did Aaron Khalid pull off 2020’s Submission of the Year, he also entered the history books with one of the fastest submissions on record at 28 seconds. Once again, ‘King’ proved he’s a man to be feared at welterweight and a contender who can make even the most veteran challengers pay for their mistakes inside the cage.

Fight of the Year

Paul Hughes vs Jordan Vucenic, CW119

It was a fight that promised to deliver from the first announcement, and didn’t disappoint when it came to fight night. Although Vucenic took home the win after a 3-round war at CW119, the fight raised the stock of both young men and solidified their status as two of the most elite European prospects at featherweight.

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