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Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2012 air on FOX Sports Jan. 20

WMMA Awards

The Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2012 will air on FOX Sports Net on Sunday January 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with further replays to air on FUEL TV periodically.

FOX will film the live event which takes place this Friday at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Fighters Only World MMA Awards recognize the efforts and achievements of players in the mixed martial arts industry over the 12-month eligibility period, from fighters to coaches and industry figures.

In total there are 21 categories this year. Nominations were made by an expert panel with the final shortlists then going to the public vote to produce the winners being honored this Friday.

The show is being presented this year by Chael Sonnen and Molly Qerim, reprising their well-received 2011 roles.

A full supporting cast includes such luminaries of the show business world as Jerry Springer, Eric Roberts, Steven Seagal, Coco, Sisqo and Ricky Hatton among many others.

All eyes will be on Ronda Rousey, nominated this year for a record-setting four awards including the coveted ‘Fighter of  the Year’. She is also nominated for Female Fighter of the Year, Breakthrough Fighter of the Year and Submission of the Year.