Filipino mixed martial artist (MMA) Rolando “The Incredible” Dy has been named the Brave Combat Federation (CF) Fighter of the Year 2020.
Dy, who hails from Dasmariñas, Cavite, earned the coveted title after gaining the most votes for showing an impressive campaign this year despite the challenges brought by Covid-19 restrictions, announced Brave CF in a Facebook post on December 23, 2020.
The veteran MMA fighter bested the other four top-ranking nominees who are composed of World Champions, former World Champions, and fighters in the hunt for ultimate glory.
The 29-year-old Dy was the lone Filipino and Asian among the roster of nominees from France, the Middle East, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
Brave CF, the fastest growing MMA event in the world, cited the Filipino athlete:
“Another veteran who got back to the top in 2020 was Philippines’ Rolando Dy. With two huge wins, against Maciek Gierszewski and John Brewin, “The Incredible” became the heavily favorite to be the next Lightweight world title challenger.”
The Caviteño went to social media to share the good news and said:
“I am more than honored to win this award. @bravemmaf
I am happy to win the fighter of the year in the hardest year of the sport, 2020. My team DyIncredible Fighting and Fitness Center and I is ready for 2021. Next is the LW world title! I hope to see some of my teammates fight in the same card with me in 2021. Kaya ng Pinoy!” wrote Dy.
Rolando Dy went up a weight class to Lightweight and made an incredible campaign by defeating Polish knockout artist Maciek Gierszewski at BRAVE CF 42 last September via split decision and besting John Brewin at BRAVE CF 44 in November via unanimous decision.
The Filipino Fighter of the Year awardee is the former Abu Dhabi Warriors featherweight champion and is the son of former World Boxing Council (WBC) World super featherweight titleholder Rolando Navarrete.
Filipino champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio has also been named among the World’s Best MMA Fighters and in ESPN’s Top MMA Fighters under 25.
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