The Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Awards 2010 is pleased to announce two exciting developments in this year’s awards show.
For the second year in a row, the Fighters Only World MMA Awards will partner with Versus to bring all of the excitement and action of the Dec. 1, 2010 awards show to the sports-focused network. The ceremony will be taped and will premiere Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST.
Additionally, assisting host Randy Couture with the flow of the show will be the newest addition to the Versus family, Molly Qerim, former ESPN reporter.
Qerim holds an Emmy for previous contributions to sports reporting and she was also a correspondent on MMA Live providing reports and features. A well-rounded sports reporter, she has traveled to cover the Super Bowl, Heisman Trophy presentation, UFC events, the NBA draft and All-Star Game, plus the MLB All-Star game, providing on-site reporting and interviews.
The awards show has confirmed some presenters including well-known celebrities from the worlds of sports, film and television including:
- Dolph Lundgren, a co-star of host Randy Couture’s in “The Expendables”
- Steve-O of the recent hit “Jackass 3D”
- Eric Balfour of the upcoming movie “Skyline” and from television’s “24”
- Jon Huertas from ABC’s “Castle”
- The cast of HISTORY’s Pawn Stars
- Bobby Lee hilarious comedian who performed for years on “Mad TV”
- St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Brad Penny
- Pro-BMX rider Ricardo Laguna
Tickets for the World MMA Awards 2010 are priced at $59, $79 and $99, plus additional fees and are on sale now. Tickets 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 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards will be hosted by UFC legend Randy Couture and will feature a night of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment in a black-tie celebration. The awards show gives fans across the globe the chance to cast their vote on which athletes, brands and industry professionals have made the greatest impact on the fast-growing sport in the last 12 months. The exclusive event is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, the global leader in online sports nutrition.
“We are delighted to be back on Versus for the second year running,” says Fighters Only President and CEO Rob Hewitt. “The network did a spectacular job last year, bringing the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards to the very fans who voted. Molly is a top-flight presenter who brings glamour and an intimate knowledge of the sport from her time at ESPN. We can’t wait to see the chemistry between her and host Randy Couture.”
Voting will open up in October for fans to choose winners from between the top nominees. Categories include Fighter of the Year, Submission of the Year, Ring Girl of the Year, KO of the Year and new categories such as Referee of the Year and Best Technical MMA Clothing.
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.