World MMA Awards

The World MMA Awards are awards presented by Fighters Only magazine to honor exceptional performance in various aspects of mixed martial arts. Winners are presented with the Fighters Only silver statuette. The World MMA Awards are divided into over twenty categories. The first World MMA Awards ceremony was held in 2008. From their inception to the present, award winners have been chosen through online fan voting.[2][3] It is the most prestigious award event in the world of MMA.[4][5][6][7]

World MMA Awards
Awarded forExcellence in the field of
Mixed martial arts
CountryUnited States
Presented byFighters Only Magazine
First awarded2008
WebsiteWorldMMAAwards.com
Television/radio coverage
NetworkVersus[1]
Fuel TV[2]
Fox Sports Networks[2]

Active award categoriesEdit

The Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the YearEdit

For the 2010 awards, the Fighter of the Year award was renamed The Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year award in commemoration of Tapout co-founder Charles Lewis Jr..[10]

Female Fighter of the YearEdit

Breakthrough Fighter of the YearEdit

International Fighter of the YearEdit

This award was originally known as the European Fighter of the Year.

This award was renamed the International Fighter of the Year from 2010 onward. It is Awarded to the leading mixed martial artist from outside of the Americas.

Fight of the YearEdit

Knockout of the YearEdit

Submission of the YearEdit

Comeback of the YearEdit

Upset of the YearEdit

The Shawn Tompkins Coach of the YearEdit

For the 2012 awards, the Coach of the Year award was renamed The Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year award in commemoration of Shawn Tompkins.

Gym of the YearEdit

Trainer of the YearEdit

Referee of the YearEdit

Ringcard Girl of the YearEdit

Leading Man of the YearEdit

Awarded to the leading industry executive in the world of MMA.

MMA Personality of the YearEdit

Analyst of the YearEdit

Best PromotionEdit

Lifetime AchievementEdit

This honor is decided by the awards panel.

Special Achievement Award

Outstanding Contribution to MMA

Lifetime Achievement

Fighting Spirit

MMA Media Source of the YearEdit

Best Media Coverage.

Media Source of the Year.

Best MMA ProgrammingEdit

MMA Journalist of the YearEdit

MMA Clothing & Equipment Brand of the YearEdit

Defunct award categoriesEdit

Best MMA BrandEdit

Most Memorable Ring EntranceEdit

Best Lifestyle Clothing BrandEdit

Best Overall Clothing.

Best MMA Clothing.

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand.

Best Technical Clothing BrandEdit

Best MMA Shorts.

Best Technical Clothing Brand.

Best Technical EquipmentEdit

Best MMA Gloves.

Best Technical Equipment.

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "ONE Championship". onefc.com.
  6. ^ "Jose Aldo takes top honours in FO World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010". Sport - Telegraph Blogs. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010.
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  10. ^ Okamoto, Brett (31 December 2009). "2009 MMA awards show honors top moments of the year". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
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  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Leslie, Chris (1 December 2011). "2011 World MMA Awards: Jon Jones wins Fighter of the Year". MMA Frenzy. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
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  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "7th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards winners list". FightersOnlyMag.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
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  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Bryan Tucker (4 July 2019). "World MMA Awards 2019 Results". mmafighting.com.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Amanda Nunes, Israel Adesanya, Jorge Masvidal pace major winners at World MMA Awards". MMA Junkie. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
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  22. ^ https://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/2016-fight-of-the-year-conor-mcgregor-vs-nate-diaz-2-122316
  23. ^ "World MMA Awards 2016 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  24. ^ "World MMA Awards 2017 Results". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  25. ^ Chuck Mindenhall (4 July 2019). "An evening at the Fighters Only World MMA Awards". theathletic.com.

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