2020 was marked by Covid-19 pandemic and, consequently, the postponement of several martial arts tournaments around the world. Considering this, the year still had some great fight and great moments. TATAME, through polls on social media, asked their followers who were the best in the season, for both MMA and in Jiu-Jitsu, and both male and female fighters.
- Best of 2020: Mackenzie beats champions and is elected the best MMA fighter of the year
- Best of 2020: Current UFC flyweight champion, Deiveson named best MMA fighter
- Best of 2020: champion at the BJJ Stars GP, Leandro Lo is elected the best male fighter in Jiu-Jitsu
Melhores de 2020: quem foi a melhor atleta de Jiu-Jitsu em 2020?
— Revista TATAME (@TATAMEMAGAZINE) December 28, 2020
With the question asked on Instagram, there were more than 240 comments, with Gabi Pessanha gaining the vast majority of votes. This added to votes obtained via Twitter, means she was selected by TATAME followers as the best female of 2020 in Jiu-Jitsu.
Gabi Pessanha, who is trained by professor Márcio de Deus, ended 2020 on a high, wining double gold at the South American IBJJF / CBJJ and also wining the title for her weight class at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio, organized by AJP Tour. Before that, the Infight athlete also put on a good performance by winning the BJJBET, where she beat Yara Soares by 10 to 8, in one of the best fights on the card.
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