Nigerian-born New Zealand MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya, has won Fighter of the Year for 2020 at the World MMA Awards.
The UFC Middleweight Champion, who possess a 20-0 career record after triumphing over both Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa in Octagon this year won both Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year Award, and the prize for International Fighter of the Year at the 12th edition of the Fighters Only World MMA Awards that took place recently.
It is the second year in a row that the Middleweight Champion has bagged the award after he won and unified the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2019.
Also, Adesanya could fight one of his major rivals, Jon Jones, with UFC president Dana White saying that ‘Bones’ has shown readiness to come out of retirement to fight the Middleweight champion.
While speaking about a potential Adesanya vs Jones fight in 2021, White said: “That’s the fight I would love to see.
“Somebody asked me yesterday, “If you could make one fight in 2021, what would it be?” That’s the fight. That’s my pick.”