FanSided MMA Awards: UFC 244 named Fight Card of the Year

The end of the year means we look back at the best from 2019, here is a look back at the best UFC event of the year, UFC 244.

2019 was a great year in MMA. Big fights and even bigger stars were in the spotlight this past year. The biggest and best event of the year happened just two months ago on November 2 in New York City. UFC 244 featured a huge non-title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Even though many fans may have tuned in for the main event, the entire card was filled with pure excitement from beginning to end.

This event was just the fourth held in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The turnout for the event was huge. The event was sold out and even the President of the United States was in attendance. Because of the huge following of the two main event fighters, it was the first no-title main event since 2016. The build-up was outstanding and fans from all over the world began to root for who they thought would walk away with the Baddest Mother F—er belt.

This event was also significant for another reason, it was the UFC’s 500th live event. The event started off with a bang as five of the first seven fights ended by KO or TKO. The main event saw slick performances by top named fighters including to close fights ending is split decision. However, the main event was ended early as the doctor stopped the fight due to a deep cut above the eye of Nate Diaz.

Jorge Masvidal was awarded the BMF belt by non-other than The Rock. The nature of the stoppage was let the fire between these two men live on and the possibility of a rematch has been mention by both fighters. Maybe if they get their wish the rematch could be the biggest event of 2020.

Bellator 225 was awarded the non-UFC Fight Card of the year.

Next: FanSided MMA Awards: A Complete list of 2019's winners

 

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