’s Yearly Nordic Awards’s Nordic MMA awards began in 2011.  While the emphasis of the awards go to happenings in local events happening in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, we also highlight fighter accomplishments abroad in the bigger organizations like the UFC and Bellator.  A full history of the awards are below.

2018 Awards

• Submission of the Year: Gunnar Nelson versus Alex Oliveira at UFC 231
• Comeback Fighter of the Year: Zebaztian Kadestam
• Comeback of the Year: Jack Hermansson versus Thales Leites at UFC on FOX 31 / Soren Bak versus Paddy Pimblett at Cage Warriors 96
• Gym of the Year: Pancrase Gym
• Fight of the Year: Simon Sköld versus Jerry Kvarnström at SC 17
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Soren Bak
• Prospect of the Year: Khamzat Chimaev
• Knock Out of the Year: Mark Madsen KO’s Dez Parker at Danish MMA Night
• Robbery of the Year: Minna Grusander at Invicta FC 30
• Event of the Year: Cage Warriors 93
• Amateur Female Fighter of the Year: Janika Antinmaa Antinmaa
• Amateur Male Fighter of the Year: Andreas Gustafsson Berg
• Female Fighter of the Year: Pannie Kianzad
• Fighter of the Year: Jack Hermansson

2017 Awards

• Submission of the Year: Mads Burnell Submits Fernando Duarte at SOMMA 2
• Comeback Fighter of the Year: Frantz Slioa
• Gym of the Year: Allstars Training Center
• Fight of the Year: Juho Valamaa and Zebaztian Kadestam at Superior Challenge 15
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Sunna Davidsdottir
• Prospect of the Year: Kenneth Bergh
• Event of the Year: Superior Challenge 15
• Knock Out of the Year: Alexander Gustafsson Versus Glover Texeira
• Amateur Female Fighter of the Year: Anna Astvik
• Amateur Male Fighter of the Year: Irman Smajic
• Female Fighter of the Year: Minna Grusander
• Fighter of the Year: David Teymur

Other Notables for 2017 :
• 10 Pictures to Capture 2017 Finnish Combat Sports

2016 Awards

• Submission of the Year: Kim Thinghaugen’s Twister
• Comeback Fighter of the Year: Reza Madadi
• Gym of the Year: Frontline Academy
• Fight of the Year: Martin Fouda vs. Mohammad Babadivand at SFN 1
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Oliver Enkamp
• Prospect of the Year: Amir Albazi
• Event of the Year: EuroFC 01
• Knock Out of the Year: Sadibou Sy
• Amateur Female Fighter of the Year: Cornelia Holm
• Amateur Male Fighter of the Year: Abdul Hussein
• Female Fighter of the Year: Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir
• Fighter of the Year: Emil Weber Meek


2015 Awards

• Submission of the Year: Gunnar Nelson
• Comeback of the YearNicolas Dalby
• Showman of the YearEmil Meek
• Promotion of the Year: CAGE
• Gym of the Year: Rumble Sports
• Fights of the Year: Bak vs. Nurminen and Foss vs. Kadestam
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Janne Elonen-Kulmala
• Prospect of the Year: Aleksi Mäntykivi
• Event of the Year: Battle of Botnia 2015
• Knock Out of the Year: Makwan Amirkhani
• Female Fighter of the Year: Anna Elmose
• Fighter of the Year: Makwan Amirkhani

Other Notables for 2015 :
• 5 Best Photos from Nikkinen
• Most popular posts
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2014 Awards

• Submission of the Year: Niklas Backstrom
• Prospect of the YearMikael Nyyssönen
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Jack Hermansson
• Event of the Year: Superior Challenge 11
• Knock Out of the Year: Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 66
• Gym of the Year: Rumble Sports
• Fight of the Year: Johan Vänttinen vs Juho Valamaa at Helsinki Fight Night
• Female Fighter of the Year: Katja Kankaanpää
• Fighter of the Year: Magnus Cedenblad

Other Notables for 2014 :
• 5 Best Photos from Nikkinen
• 5 Best Photos from Schälander
• 5 Best Photos from Baek
• Most popular posts
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2013 Awards

• Submission of the YearToni Tauru’s Gogoplata at EUMMA 7
• Prospect of the Year: Emil Weber Meek
• Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Nico Musoke
• Event of the Year: Superior Challenge 9
• Showman of the Year: Jorgen Matsi
• Fight of the Year: Gustafsson Versus Jones at UFC 165
• Pictures of the Year: Jesper Baek’s Top Picks
• Knock Out of the Year: Kuivanen KO’s Gonzalez at Superior Challenge 9
• Gym of the Year: Allstars Training Center
• Female Fighter of the Year: Pannie Kianzad
• Fighter of the Year: Tom Niinimäki

Other Notables for 2013 :
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2012 Awards

Prospect of the Year: Max Nunes
• Showman of the Year: Makwan Amirkhani
• Breakthrough Fighter of the YearGunnar Nelson
• Fight of the YearMikkel Parlo Versus Simon Carlsen at Royal Arena 2
• Knock Out of the Year: Andreas Spång KO Brian Rogers at Bellator 66
• Submission of the YearMartin Kampmann Guillotine Over Thiago Alves at UFC on FX 2
• Female Fighter of the Year: Katja Kankaanpää
• Fighter of the Year: Alexander Gustafsson

2011 Awards

Prospect of the Year: Andreas Stahl
• Fight of the Year: Janne Tulirinta vs Claes Beverlöv, Cage Challengers 2
• Event of the Year: Fight Festival 31
• Knock Out of the Year: Kristian Lexell vs Allan Love at Battle of Botnia 4
• Submission of the Year: Bruno Carvalho vs Kyacey Uscola at Superior Challenge 7
• Female Fighter of the Year: Katja Kankaanpää
• Fighter of the Year: Alexander Gustafsson
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