The 2018 Heavies Awards - Fighter of the Year You have one vote, and voting will be open for five days! Be sure to tell us why you voted for who you did! Thanks for voting! Daniel Cormier (22-1-1) D.C. started off 2018 by defending his LHW belt against Volkan Oezdemir, defeating him via TKO in the 2nd round. Not content with just one belt, Cormier then moved to HW to face the champ Stipe Miocic. D.C. was able to beat Stipe with a 1st round KO thus making him a double champ. He finished the year defending his HW belt against Derrick Lewis, beating him via rear naked choke. Amanda Nunes (17-4) Amanda Nunes defended her Bantamweight belt in May against Raquel Pennington. She was able to secure the victory in the 5th round via TKO. She then moved up to Featherweight to face the long standing champ Chris Cyborg. Nunes was able to beat her in just 51 seconds, winning her second belt in the process. Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) Khabib defeated Al Iaquinta in April to win the vacant LW belt. He then went on to face Conor McGregor who had been stripped of the belt in April due to inactivity. Khabib won the fight via neck crank in the 4th round, extending his undefeated streak to 27. Aung La Nsang (24-10-1) Aung La Nsang started off 2018 by winning the vacant LHW belt in One FC with a TKO victory over Alexandre Machado in February. He then went on to defend his MW belt in June against Ken Hasegawa, winning the fight via TKO in the 5th round. He ended the year with another successful MW title defense beating Mohammad Karaki via TKO in the 1st round. Thiago Santos (20-6) Santos had a busy year in 2018 with 5 fights in the MW division. He started the year off with a win over Anthony Smith via TKO in February. He then lost to David Branch in April via KO. He returned to the octagon in August where he won a decision against Kevin Holland. He then beat Eryk Anders via TKO in September and finished the year off with a win over Jimi Manuwa via KO in December.