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2019 ESPYS feature separate MMA and boxing categories
The 2019 ESPYS - ESPN's annual sports award show - will air Wednesday July 10 and there are several changes that combat sports fans may find appealing. The ESPYS have confirmed that MMA and Boxing now have their own categories as shown below: BEST BOXER Canelo Alvarez Vasily Lomachenko Oleksandr Usyk Terence Crawford BEST MMA FIGHTER Israel Adesanya Daniel Cormier Henry Cejudo Amanda Nunes Some facts and figures for this year's show: For the first time since 1994 – the 2nd ESPYS ever – all the nominees for “Best Male Athlete” are newcomers to the category. Patrick Mahomes, Mookie Betts, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brooks Koepka all vie for their first “Best Male Athlete” honor. In “Best Female Athlete,” newcomer