The Nominees for the 2019 Amateur MMA Awards

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) are pleased to announce the 2019 Amateur MMA Award Nominees for the following categories:

  • National Team of the Year
  • Male Athlete of the Year
  • Female Athlete of the Year
  • Junior Athlete of the Year (18 – 20 yrs)

See the Award Nominees listed below: To learn more about them stay tuned to immaf.org over the next five weeks as IMMAF focuses on each category in turn.

The winners are to be determined by member vote, and National Federations will be notified directly by IMMAF about how to take part.

Nominees for the publicly voted award, Green Hill Performance of the Year, will be announced during the week commencing the 4 November, with voting taking place via social media.

The ultimate awardees for all categories will be revealed at the invitation only, black-tie awards dinner on Thursday 14 November during the 2019 IMMAF | WMMAA Unified World Championships in Manama.

Follow all Awards updates via IMMAF Social Media;

AWARD NOMINEES (BLOCK A – MEMBER VOTE)


Senior Female Athlete of the Year

• Nina Back (Sweden)
2018 World Championships: silver
2019 European Open: silver

Alish Smith (Australia)
2019 Oceania Open: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold

Gase Sanita (New Zealand)
2018 World Championships: gold

Alexandra Kovacs (Hungary)
2018 World Championships: gold

LaNeisha Vinson (USA)
2018 World Championships: gold

Senior Male Athlete of the Year

• Sola Axel (France)
2018 World Championships: Silver
2019 Africa Open: silver
2019 Pan American Open: gold
2019 Oceania Open: gold
2019 European Open: bronze

• Pasha Kharkhachaev (Bahrain)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold
2019 European Open: gold

Bagdat Zhubanysh (Kazakhstan)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 Asian Open: gold

Lee Hammond (Ireland)
2018 World Championships: gold

Delyan Georgiev (Bulgaria)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: bronze

Junior Athlete of the Year

Muhammad Mokaev (UK)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Shamsutdin Makhmudov (Russia)
2018 World Championships: gold
2019 European Open: gold

• Reo Yamaguchi (Japan)
2018 World Championships: silver
2019 European Open: silver

Megan Morris (UK)
2018 World Championships: gold

• Mahboob Khan Mohammed (India)
2018 World Championships: gold

National Team of the Year

• Bahrain
• Russia
• Kazakhstan
• Ukraine
• Ireland

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