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Brian Stann confirmed as host of the 2014 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards

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Fighters Only, the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) magazine, is proud to announce former fighter and Silver Star-awarded Marine-turned-Fox Sports commentator Brian Stann will host the Sixth Annual World Mixed Martial Arts Awards ceremony.

Stann, the former WEC light heavyweight champion and UFC star, will headline this year’s Awards show, which heads to The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas on Friday 7th February.

“I am honored to be selected as the host for such a great event. The Sixth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards continue to grow and showcase the best of our sport, and I am very proud and fortunate to be a part of it,” says Stann.

‘All American’ Stann has transitioned from being one of the best supported fighters on the UFC roster, to being a firm fan favorite behind the microphone too. His work on Fox Sports, where he also doubles up as a college football analyst, has garnered rave reviews from fans and industry insiders alike.

Fighters Only is also delighted to confirm that this year’s ceremony also boasts Hire Heroes USA as its registered charity of choice and will be generating funds for the US not-for-profit organization during the event.

Fighters Only CEO Rob Hewitt says: “Throughout his career, Brian Stann has been one of the most respected people ever to be associated with the sport of MMA, and so it is an honor to have him as the lead anchor for this year’s show.

“Supporting the Hire Heroes USA organization fulfills another milestone achievement for Fighters Only and our Awards event by being able to raise awareness for such a worthwhile charity.

“Whether it is celebrating those who fight for our entertainment or helping to support those who fight for our freedom, we are proud that the World MMA Awards have afforded us to do both.”

Devised to celebrate success and achievement within the MMA industry, the Fighters Only Awards provide fans across the globe the opportunity to cast their vote on which athletes, brands and industry professionals have made the greatest impact on the sport over the previous voting period.

Voting closes in under a week’s time, so fans are being urged to visit the Awards website, www.worldmmaawards.com, before midnight on January 31st to register their selections and have their say on MMA history.

The Sixth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards are once more sponsored by Bodybuilding.com – the internet’s most visited health and fitness site and largest online retailer of nutritional supplements.

Also sponsoring the event is BSN, one of the planet’s leading and multi-award winning sports supplement providers that also powers some of the planet’s leading fighters, including UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

For further details on Fighters Only, the Awards' sponsors, Hire Heroes USA, The Venetian Las Vegas, and other essential information, please see below.

About Fighters Only:

Fighters Only was the world’s first mixed martial arts magazine and now produces domestic versions of its publication in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Germany and South Africa. The UK edition is nearing its ninth anniversary and outsells any other combat sports magazine in its sector, while also exporting copies into a further 32 countries worldwide.

In December 2009, Fighters Only held the sport’s first live ‘Oscars’-style awards ceremony in Las Vegas. The show was aired live via the internet and then nationally on US and Canadian television by Versus, and internationally in China, Brazil and on Scandinavian TV. Fighters Only is also the publisher of the fitness industry's most exciting new publication, TRAIN, which together with Fighters Only has its own iPad version and is available for download via iTunes.

About Bodybuilding.com:

Bodybuilding.com offers more than 8,000 health & fitness supplements and accessories to help over 7. 3 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals. This online powerhouse gives users more than 34,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 25,000 articles and 9,000 videos, expert online trainers and new content added daily.

Bodybuilding.com also provides everything from the most hardcore mixed martial arts training programs, to nutrition and supplementation from the most ripped and intense fighters on the mat. With live interviews, step-by-step videos and all the tools you need for a competitive edge, it’s a one-stop shop for victorious domination.

About BSN:

Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition, Inc. (BSN) was founded in 2001 and since then has become a global leader in the sports nutrition marketplace through relentless dedication to creating dynamic, cutting-edge and result-producing products.

BSN products and the brand itself have won more than 35 sports nutrition awards over the course of the last six years, more than any other company in the industry. This legacy of performance has created tremendous brand awareness and loyalty for the company, building a faithful following of consumers, athletes, fans and, most importantly, fighters in the process.

About Hire Heroes USA:

Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. A national not-for-profit organization, it was established in 2005 and has offices in Georgia, San Diego and Colorado Springs.

Since July 2010, Hire Heroes USA has helped nearly 1,300 veterans/spouses achieve employment. It has also received, revised and returned to veterans nearly 5,000 professional-quality resumes that translated military experience into transferable job skills. And it has conducted more than 100  workshops at 30 military installations for 1,500+ wounded/injured troops and spouses.

About The Venetian Las Vegas:

The Venetian Las Vegas, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations.

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as 'Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,' the party musical 'ROCK OF AGES,' showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers, and extensive convention and corporate services.

Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

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