2020 Fighter Path Annual Awards: Submission of the Year


Winner: Monika Chochlikova (Bellator)

2020 had a wide variety of submissions all the way up to the last show of the year. Every submission you can think of was on display in 2020 including a flying triangle choke and the very rare leg scissors choke. However, one submission stood out from the rest when Monika Chochlikova submitted Jade Jorand with a Scorpion Crunch back at Bellator 247. It was a submission most of the MMA world was unfamiliar with which is why it became the frontrunner for submission of the year.

To make the submission more impressive, this came in her first professional fight and late in the third round. The Slovak army member is a decorated kickboxer of over 75 fights which makes the submission win even more impressive. At 24 years of age, Chochlikova is still very young to the sport and it will be intriguing to see what is to come from her in 2021.


AJ McKee (Bellator)

Aljamain Sterling (UFC)

Ariane Lipski (UFC)

Sergio Pineiro

Sergio Pineiro is the Founder of FighterPath.com and host of the Quarantinecast podcast. Based in Canada he is both a sports journalist and MMA enthusiast. He practices the sport but has a passion for the individual stories of training, fighting and living the fighting lifestyle.

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