To put it mildly, 2020 was a surreal year.

While many of us spent much more time indoors than we would like thanks to a global pandemic, the sporting world would offer a merciful reprieve with MMA faring better than most.

From early willing ignorance of attempting to force through events on US tribal lands to a COVID-19 secure bubble on ‘Fight Island‘, the UFC would take the lead in bringing back elite sport to our screens and would finish out the year with a consecutive run of events dating all the way back to July.

With great title fights, shocking upsets and sublime submissions, 2020 was a bumper year for MMA with all things considered and so here is our annual retrospective look at the year that has passed, handing out some awards for the best that MMA had to offer.

With eight awards to dish out, all of the nominees stem from the major MMA promotions barring any truly exceptional piece of brilliance. So, without further ado, here are the 2020 ReadMMA End of Year Awards: