Make your VOTE count and help MixedMartialArts.com decide the 2021 fighter of the year! Here are the nominees.
Kamaru Usman: Won three fights, and finished Masvidal in Burns, still remains welterweight champion Charles Oliveira: Beat and finished Chandler and Poirier, became lightweight champion Ciryl Gane: Won three fights, barely lost a round, defeated Rozenstruik, Volkov and Lewis (all in the top 10) and became interim champion Glover Teixeira: Beat Jan Blachowicz to become oldest light heavyweight champion in UFC history Valentina Shevchenko: Defending flyweight title twice, and finished Murphy and Adrade.
Yan had a win a dumb loss. Khamzat just one win. Makachev beating Dober, Moises, and Hooker doesn’t quite compare to what the others did. Makachev is on the breakout fighter list though, and you can vote for him there.