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Promotion of the Year: Invicta Fighting Championships

Invicta Fighting Championships spent most of 2014 rebranding itself then came out with three really good fight cards toward the later part of the year. It’s funny how critics said the promotion would fold after the UFC signed several strawweight fighters, but the organization rolled on. 26 more words

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Knockout/TKO of the Year: Ronda Rousey finishes Alexis Davis in 16 seconds

Fans and critics speculated that Alexis Davis, a black belt in jiu-jitsu and a fighter who has made leaps and bounds in her career, would be Ronda Rousey’s toughest challenge. 20 more words

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Submission of the Year: Raquel Pennington submits Ashlee Evans-Smith with a bulldog choke

Raquel Pennington was scheduled to face undefeated prospect Holly Holm until an injury sidelined the former pro boxer. Evan-Smith took the fight on short notice and what resulted was a pretty good scrap that ended with Pennington locking in an impressive bulldog submission.

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Beatdown of the Year: Amanda Bell beats Maria Hougaard Djursaa

While she defeated prospect Marina Shafir, Amanda Bell returned to Invicta Fighting Championships and performance over Maria Hougaard Djursaa showed that she can be one of the top women 145-pound fighters on the planet.

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Fight of the Year: Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran

While most of the MMA world was focused on “The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned” two strawweights made an impact in their UFC debut. 40 more words

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Inspirational Fighter of the Year: Ashley Cummins

Ashley Cummins returned to action for the first time in over a year and fought Alexa Grasso in a three-round war. She’s also a police officer and lays her life on the line while being a fighter. 8 more words

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Rivalry of the Year: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier has been a long time coming. Fans have seen rivals flip each other off and talk the worst trash, we’ve never seen two competitors get into a brawl during a press conference. 23 more words

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