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Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards Announces Official Nominees

October 5, 2010 by  

The World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Awards 2010 is proud to announce the official nominees for this year’s awards show, which will be held at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Voting is now open at www.WorldMMAAwards.com.

The World MMA Awards will be hosted by Randy Couture and the event celebrates the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts. Tickets for the World MMA Awards 2010 are priced at $59, $79 and $99, plus additional fees and can be purchased at The Pearl Box Office by calling 702-944-3200 or at any Ticketmaster location. Doors for the event on Dec. 1, 2010, are at 6 p.m. and show time is 7:30 p.m. The awards show will also air on the Versus network on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST.

2010 CATEGORIES AND OFFICIAL NOMINEES:

CHARLES “MASK” LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  • Anderson Silva
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Frankie Edgar
  • Jose Aldo
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

  • Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin at UFC 116
  • Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48
  • Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116
  • Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku 14

KO OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Njokuani vs. Chris Horodecki at WEC 45
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 113
  • Mike Russow vs. Todd Duffee at UFC 114
  • Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell at UFC 115

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

  • Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117
  • Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116
  • Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon at UFC 108
  • Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Fedor Emelianenko at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum”

BEST PROMOTION

  • Bellator
  • DREAM
  • Strikeforce
  • UFC
  • WEC

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR

  • Bjorn Rebney, Bellator founder and CEO
  • Dana White, UFC president
  • Joe Silva, UFC VP of talent relations
  • Michael Schiavello, HDNet broadcaster
  • Scott Coker, Strikeforce founder and CEO

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  • Alistair Overeem
  • Dan Hardy
  • George Sotiropoulos
  • John Hathaway
  • Shinya Aoki

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  • Charles Oliveira
  • Evan Dunham
  • George Sotiropoulos
  • John Hathaway
  • Jon Jones

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
  • Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii
  • Miesha Tate
  • Sarah Kaufman
  • Zoila Frausto

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • Cesar Gracie
  • Firas Zahabi
  • Greg Jackson
  • Rafael Cordeiro
  • Shawn Tompkins

GYM OF THE YEAR

  • American Kickboxing Academy
  • American Top Team
  • Black House MMA
  • Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting
  • Wand Fight Team

RING GIRL OF THE YEAR

  • Arianny Celeste
  • Brittney Palmer
  • Chandella Powell
  • Natalie Skyy
  • Rachelle Leah

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND

  • Affliction
  • Fight Chix
  • RVCA
  • Silverstar
  • TapouT

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

  • “Big” John McCarthy
  • Dan Miragliotta
  • Herb Dean
  • Josh Rosenthal
  • Mario Yamasaki

MOST MEMORABLE RING ENTRANCE

  • Anderson Silva
  • Clay Guida
  • Jason “Mayhem” Miller
  • Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
  • Tom Lawlor

BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT BRAND

  • Everlast MMA
  • Fairtex
  • Hayabusa
  • TapouT
  • Venum

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND

  • Bad Boy
  • Hayabusa
  • Jaco
  • TapouT
  • Venum

MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR

  • “Inside MMA” on HDNet
  • MMAjunkie.com
  • MMAWeekly.com
  • MMAFighting.com
  • Sherdog.com

MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Aaron “Tru” Teweles, Freelance
  • Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/Versus.com
  • Conner Cordova, MMAReligion.com
  • Gareth A. Davies, Telegraph.com
  • John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com

The Pearl Box Office is open Sunday from noon – 7 p.m., Monday from noon – 10:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from noon – 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from noon – 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon – 10 p.m. For more information on upcoming events, please call 702-942-6888.

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