As a refresher, our “comeback” award is about coming back from inactivity or major injury (that we know about) and in doing so, really impressing. You can see more details on the awards page about specific qualifiers.
Comeback Fighter of the Year: Nate Diaz
Although he went an even .500 on the year, he ended on the fringes of the Top 10 at Welterweight.
Most Improved Fighter of the Year: Jairzinho Rozenstruik
5-0 on the year and stoppages over Arlovski and Overeem elevate Rozenstruik to the doorstep of a title opportunity, but he’ll need to get past Ngannou before that becomes a reality.