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Stephanie Evans

BEST PERFORMANCE NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 IMMAF AMATEUR MMA AWARDS

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has announced its nominees shortlist for the Best Performance Award 2020 ahead of its third annual Amateur MMA Awards.

Performances included in the Award are those from the 2019 World Championships and 2020 Oceania Open Championships.

The winner of the category will be decided by member vote, with one vote per National Federation: Links to vote will be emailed to federation presidents on 1 December, with voting closing on 4 December.

The nominees for Best Performance 2020 are as follows:

Yernaz Mussabek (Kazakhstan):


Submission (Gogoplata) victory over Mansur Magomedov (Bahrain)
2019 World Championships quarter-final

Stephanie Paige Evans (Wales):


Submission (Von Flue Choke) victory over Janina Danes (Sweden)
2019 World Championships, round of 16

Sora Rakhmonova (Kazakhstan):


TKO (body kick) victory over Megan Morris (England)
2019 World Championships, round of 16

Michelle Montague (New Zealand):


Submission (Arm-Bar) victory over Jenni Kivioja (Finland)
2020 Oceania Open final.

Ramazan Gitinov (Bahrain):


Submission (Anaconda Choke variation) victory over Rusi Minev (Bulgaria)
2019 World Championships round of 16

ABOUT THE 2020 IMMAF AMATEUR MMA AWARDS

The prestigious occasion will take place on聽Friday 11 December at 15:00 hrs (UTC) to celebrate achievements across amateur mixed martial arts of IMMAF athletes, coaches, officials and National Federations during the period spanning November 2019 to October 2020.

Awards fall into three categories; those open for Member Vote, data based awards and those decided by an IMMAF panel. See below for the full list of award categories, with nominees for Member Vote Awards to be announced shortly.

The dress code for the virtual Awards is black-tie, with invitations due to be issued to National Federations.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Member Vote Awards (Athletes)

路聽聽Best Female Athlete

路聽聽Best Male Athlete

路聽聽Best Junior Athlete

路聽聽Best performance (of the 2019 World Championships/ 2020 Oceania Open )

 

National Federations Awards (IMMAF panel decision)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Most Proactive National Federation

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Host Federation of the Year

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Social Impact Award

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Best on Social Media Award 2020

National Federations Awards (data based)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Best IMMAF Educator Award聽(Most Active National Federation in implementing the IMMAF grading scheme in 2020)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽IMMAF App Award聽( for Best National Federation in use of the IMMAF App in 2020)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Best National Federation for MMA Coaching聽(Most active National Federation in implementing IMMAF Coach Certification Program)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽IMMAF Anti-doping Award ( for achievement of the highest number of WADA ADeL certifications)

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