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Comeback of the Year Nominees

It takes a true warrior to strike back when the chips are down and find triumph in the face of adversity, but thankfully in MMA we are spoilt with such stories almost on a monthly basis. That’s why shortlisting 2016’s best ‘Comeback of the Year’ nominees was so tough. Here’s a reminder of why we … Continued

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Breakthrough Fighter of the Year Nominees

Voting is now live for the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards and just in case you’re struggling to select your favorites here’s a breakdown of the five fighters shortlisted in the always competitive ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year’ category. Yair Rodriguez At just 24, Yair Rodriguez is widely recognized as the cream of … Continued

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Upset of the Year Nominees

The award which sends a shudder down the spine of Las Vegas’ oddsmakers every year, the five nominees for ‘Upset of the Year’ at the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards celebrates the occasions when the underdog really does bite back. To help you decide who to vote for, he’s a review of what … Continued

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Submission of the Year Nominees

The Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards are now taking your votes, but in case you’re divided over who to vote for in the Submission of the Year category here’s a quick reminder of the best chokes from 2016. Ben Rothwell’s go-go choke (Josh Barnett, UFC on Fox 18) Heavyweight contests don’t typically end … Continued

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Knockout of the Year Nominees

Voting is now open for the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards and to help you with your selection, here’s a breakdown the five nominees in the running for this year’s Knockout of the Year stature. Anthony Johnson KO1 Glover Teixeira (UFC 202) UFC 202 might be remembered as the night Conor McGregor got … Continued

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Fight of the Year Nominees

In one of the toughest categories of 2016, any one of the five nominees for ‘Fight of the Year’ at the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards could easily claim this silver statue – the standard was off the charts. To help you decide who to vote for, he’s a rundown of the action. … Continued

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Female Fighter of the Year Nominees

The Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards are now taking your votes, but in case you’re torn over who to vote for in the Female Fighter of the Year category here’s a small reminder of their 2016 campaigns. Cris Cyborg The year may have ended on a bit of a downer for Cris Cyborg … Continued

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Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year Nominees

Voting is now open for the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards, here’s a breakdown the five nominees in the running for this year’s Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year stature. Michael Bisping Middleweight Michael Bisping started the year in style – with a ‘Fight of the Year’ contender points victory over the … Continued

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World MMA Awards to air tonight in US & Ireland

After the event took place last Friday at The Venetian in Las Vegas, MMA fans in the US and Ireland will be able to watch the highlights from Eighth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards tonight. The show will be shown on Fox Sports 2 (7pm PST/10pm EST) in the US and on Setanta (11:30pm … Continued

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Eighth Annual World MMA Awards winners

The Eighth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards took place at The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday February 5th. The show was hosted by UFC star Urijah Faber. The red carpet event honored the best of MMA from 2015, including the best fighters, fights and finishes. The leading star of the night … Continued

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