2019 was a busy year for Asian MMA with events taking place across the continent every single week. From small shows in nightclubs to huge events in stadiums and arenas we had you covered with fighter features, event reports and all the breaking news.

These are the official 2019 Asian MMA Awards. If you click on the links you will be able to see relevant write ups, features, videos and reports that our team has published during the course of the year.


Event of the Year
ONE: ‘Century’ I/II

Other contenders
Rizin 20
Rizin 18
Bellator Japan


Fighter of the Year (Male)
Christian Lee

Other contenders
Chan Sung Jung
Manel Kape
Demetrious Johnson


Fighter of the Year (Female)
Weili Zhang

Other contenders
Seo Hee Ham
Stamp Fairtex
Xiaonan Yan


KO of the Year
Kenta Takizawa KO (Flying knee) of Hayato Ishii at Pancrase 310

Other contenders
Martin Nguyen KO (Flying Knee) of  Jadambaa Narantungalag at ONE: ‘Roots of Honor’
Ryo Okada KO (Punch) of Kazume Sone at Shooto 1/27
Joshua Pacio KO (Head Kick) of Yosuke Saruta at ONE: ‘Roots of Honor’


Submission
Kanako Murata Submission (Von Flue Choke) of Saray Orozco at Rizin 14

Other contenders
Masakazu Imanari Submission (Heel Hook) of Won Il Kwon at ONE: ‘Call to Greatness’
Reinier de Ridder Submission (Von Flue Choke) of Rong Fan at ONE: ‘Hero’s Ascent’
Da un Jung Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) of Khadis Ibragimov at UFC Shenzhen


Fight of the year
Angela Lee vs. Xiong Jing Nan at ONE: ‘Century’

Other contenders
Kai Asakura vs. Kyoji Horiguchi at Rizin 18
Weili Zhang vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC Shenzhen
Joshua Pacio vs. Yosuke Saruta at ONE: ‘Roots of Honor’


Newcomer of the year
Stamp Fairtex

Other contenders
Tatsuro Taira
Itsuki Hirata
Chang Ho Lee


Kickboxer of the year
Giorgio Petrosyan

Other contenders
Tenshin Nasukawa
Takeru Segawa
Yoshiki Takei


Nak Muay of the year
Rodtang Jitmuangnon

Other contenders
Sangmanee Sathiangym
Kiewpayak Jitmuangnon
Nong-O Gaiyanghadao


Boxer of the year
Naoya Inoue

Other contenders
Jerwin Ancajas
Manny Pacquiao
Kosei Tanaka


Walkout of the year
Jake Heun

Other contenders
Stamp Fairtex
Petchdam Petchyindeeacademy
Quinton Jackson