Las Vegas, Nevada: Rob Hewitt, CEO of Fighters Only, is pleased to announce that Chael Sonnen is returning to host the special fifteenth-anniversary edition of the annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards on Thursday, December 14, at the iconic SAHARA Las Vegas.

Sonnen is one of the most recognisable personalities ever in the sport, both in and outside of the cage. ‘The Bad Guy’ enjoyed a legendary MMA career, which saw him compete against some the biggest names in the history of our sport, from Jon Jones to Fedor Emelianenko to Anderson Silva.

He has unsurprisingly transitioned into his role in front of the camera with his various analyst positions, podcasts, and his popular YouTube channel. Known for his unpredictable remarks, polarizing takes on the sport, quick wit, and humour, anything can happen when Sonnen takes to the stage to host the awards.

“Circle the date on your calendar. Put a reminder on your phone. Write it on your refrigerator if you’re the type to stay at home,” said Sonnen. “The Fighters Only World MMA Awards are coming. Chael Sonnen is the host of the greatest show from pole to pole and also from coast to coast.”

Rob Hewitt: “I am ecstatic to have Chael back to host the Fighters Only World MMA Awards once again. This is our milestone fifteenth awards ceremony and what better way than to have one of the best hosts in the awards’ history back again.

“Not only has he had one of the best careers ever in MMA but there is always a fun sense of unpredictability in what Chael will say and this brings an important element to the awards. He should help make it another enjoyable night and I look forward to seeing everyone on December 14!”

The Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards is the industry event for the sport of MMA and celebrates the achievements & performances of the people who make the sport what it is during the twelve-month period between July 2022 and June 2023.

Celebrities, industry executives, personalities, and a who’s who of fighters will take to the red carpet once again to celebrate the achievements from the best of our industry in this exclusive event.