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The Official Finalists for the 2010 World MMA Awards

Written on October 04, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Finally, the lists of nominees for the 2010 Fighters Only World MMA Awards is revealed. With UFC dominating 20 categories, it shows how far the promotion has reached.

The Finalist for the 2010 World Awards is revealed. On the third edition of the award giving body, as always, dominated the 20 categories. All winners are to be determined via fan vote and ballots to be cast on Nov. 26 at www.worldmmaawards.com. This year’s awards culminate with a black-tie, red-carpet ceremony that takes place Dec. 1 at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Broadcast plans are expected to be announced shortly.

“The anticipation for the 2010 awards has been a little overwhelming,” Fighters Only CEO Rob Hewitt stated. “I couldn’t be more thrilled by the potential of this year’s event. Last year’s ceremony opened many people’s eyes. Seeing is believing, so more and more people want to get behind the awards. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s supported us in making the World a landmark occasion in the industry’s calendar and appeal to the fans to let their voices be heard.”

The full list of finalists includes:

CHARLES “MASK” LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

  • Anderson Silva vs. 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
  • 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

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

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

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

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