Forbes 2016 UFC awards

Forbes.com's 2016 UFC awards
By Matt Connolly, Forbes.com

2016 was a year for the UFC record books.

All of the year’s biggest stories outside of the Octagon have already been covered at length, including the unprecedented numbers put up by one Conor McGregor.

But when it comes to purely competitive achievements, McGregor does not stand alone. In fact, one could make the argument that several fighters had more impressive years inside the cage. Of course, as with all awards, there can only be one.

What follows are Forbes' 2016 UFC awards for best fighter, breakthrough fighter, fight, knockout, submission and fight card, complete with honorable mentions.

 

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UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles recaps the action from Fight Night Phoenix, including Yair Rodriguez's signature win over BJ Penn.
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UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis spoke backstage with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi about his win over John Moraga at Fight Night Phoenix.
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UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez spoke backstage with UFC correspondent Megan Olivi about his dominant win over BJ Penn at Fight Night Phoenix.
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BJ Penn striking coach Jason Parillo spoke backstage about Penn's loss against Yair Rodriguez in the main event of Fight Night Phoenix.
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