2015 FNA MMA Awards: The Winners

Below are the 2015 Fight News Australia MMA Awards winners. Over 10,500 fan votes were cast over the seven day voting period. The winners are divided into two groups. Firstly, the fan’s choice winners, which were decided by your vote, and the panel’s majority vote winners. This year’s media panel comprised of Dave Mac and Nate Gielis from the This Week in MMA podcast, Neil Rooke from Combat Press, and Fight News Australia writers Emma Challands, David Lewellin, Chris and Mike.

For the full list of 2015 nominees check out ‘The Nominees‘ page.

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF 2015

1) Robert Whittaker (PMA, NSW): 2-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 34.72% )

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2) Mark Hunt (AKA Thailand, Thailand): 1-1 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 19.08%)

3) Ben Nguyen (Integrated MMA, QLD): 2-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 17.07%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Robert Whittaker

AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC MALE FIGHTER OF 2015

1) Damien Brown (Integrated, QLD): 4-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 26.04%)

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2) Jamie Mullarkey (Magnus MA, NSW): 4-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 19.11%)

3) Gustavo Falciroli (Absolute MMA, Vic ): 2-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 18.64%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Damien Brown

AUSTRALIAN FEMALE FIGHTER OF 2015

1) Arlene Blencowe (Jackson Wink MMA, USA): 2-1 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 31.43%)

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2) Bec Rawlings (Impact MMA, QLD): 1-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 23.91%)

3) Stevie Kelly (Vic): 1-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 19.85%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Arlene Blencowe

AUSTRALIAN BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF 2015

1) Reece McLaren (PUMMA, Qld): 3-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 23.23%)

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2) Sam Hayward (Infinite MMA, Vic): 6-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 22.51%)

3) Jamie Abdallah (XFC ATT, Vic): 2-0 in 2015 (Fan Vote: 18.44%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Reece McLaren

AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC FIGHT OF 2015

1) Jamie Abdallah vs Randall Ray at AFC 14 (Fan Vote: 33.48%)

2) Damien Brown vs Shane Young at XFC 23 (Fan Vote: 18.98%)

3) Damien Brown vs Ben Games at Brace 37 (Fan Vote: 18.54%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Damien Brown vs Shane Young at XFC 23

AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC KNOCKOUT OF 2015

1) Jason Preece knocks out Emjay Rose at Eternal MMA 10 (Fan Vote: 21.85%)

2) Darwin Sagurit knocks out Ivo Dos Santos at AFC 13 (Fan Vote: 21.18%)

3) Jamie Mullarkey knocks out David Simmons at Brace 36 (Fan Vote: 16.13%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Darwin Sagurit knocks out Ivo Dos Santos at AFC 13

AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC SUBMISSION OF 2015

1) Kaan Ofli submits Bayden Mandich at AFC 14 (Fan Vote: 25.08%)

2) Tim Moore submits Luke Morris at Eternal MMA 14 (Fan Vote: 23.21%)

3) Shannon McClellan submits Shane Parker at Nitro 13 (Fan Vote: 16.36%)

* Panel’s Majority Vote Winner: Peter Cross submits Steve McKinnon at Brace 34

FNA Staff