2020 Fighter Path Annual Awards: Female Fighter of the Year


Winner: Cris Cyborg (Bellator)

Cris Cyborg has once again stamped her place as one of the greatest female combat athletes of all-time. Since her loss to Amanda Nunes in December of 2018, she has racked up three straight wins. Two of those have come in 2020 since joining the Bellator roster.

Early in the year she became the first fighter (male or female) to win world titles in four different organizations by capturing Bellator gold. She has won titles in Invicta, Strikeforce, UFC and now Bellator. She won the belt by defeating Julia Budd who hadn’t lost since 2011.

She closed out the year by dominating former boxing champion Arlene Blencowe and stopping her in round two. Cyborg has stamped her place into the record books as one of the greatest mixed martial artists to ever step foot in the cage.


Weili Zhang (UFC)

Valentina Shevchenko (UFC)

Juliana Velasquez (Bellator)

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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