(VIDEO) UFC Picks the Best of 2022, Fighters, Fights, Submissions, Surprises…

Alexander Volkanovski UFC best fighter of the year

The end of 2022 is very close and it’s time for various awards ceremonies. In recent days, the UFC has announced award winners in various categories, but these are actually unofficial UFC awards, i.e. selected by their employees on the UFC.com web portal.

After selecting the winners by all categories, they also put together a suitable video clip featuring the winners and some of their best moments this year.

While in categories such as ”Surprise of the Year” and ”Knockout of the Year” there was no doubt that Leon Edwards deserved it by knockout against Kamaru Usman, there were categories in which it was very difficult to decide for the best.

It’s a very interesting category for the best fighter of the year. According to UFC.com, Alexander Volkanovski is the best UFC fighter in 2022. Volk recorded two really impressive victories in this calendar year. In the fourth month, he declassified Chan Sung Jung, and in the seventh month, he did an even more impressive performance against Max Holloway.

Almost unscathed, Volkanovski came out of the match against many of the best boxers on the UFC roster and recorded his third victory in the third showdown with Max.

Alex Pereira defeated Bruno Silva, Sean Strickland, and Israel Adesanya within this calendar year and will be seen by many as the best UFC fighter of the year. In this selection, he finished second, while Islam Makhachev with victories against Bobby Green and Charles Oliveira took third place.

The best fight of the year is also an interesting subject of debate. Still, it’s hard to dispute that Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka don’t deserve it, but no one would have rebelled if Khamzat Chimaev and Gilbert Burns or Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler had won it.

We’re not going to get too long. Each of the six categories consists of a total of 10 fighters/fights, and you can watch the complete ranking below. Don’t miss the UFC video below the standings, and in the comments on our Facebook page to share your favorites in these categories.

UFC.com awards for 2022:

Fighter of the Year (see the full list here):

1. Alexander Volkanovski

2. Alex Pereira

3. Islam Makhachev

Fight of the Year (see full list HERE):

1. Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira

2. Khamzat Chimaev vs. Gilbert Burns

3. Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler

Year of the Year (see the full list here):

1. Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 2

2. Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson

3. Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina

Submission of the year (see full ranking here):

1. Jessica Andrade vs. Amanda Lemos

2. Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira

3. Tom Aspinall vs. Alexander Volkov

Surprise of the year (see the full ranking here):

1. Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 2

2. Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas 2

3. Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan

New year (see the full list here):

1. Jack Della Maddalena

2. Jailton Almeida

3. Muhammad Mokaev

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