Tickets On Sale Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at the Pearl Concert Theater Box Office and 

Online Voting for Nominees Starts Monday, May 14 via

Las Vegas, NV – Fighters Only Magazine is set to celebrate 10 straight years of honoring the world’s greatest mixed martial arts performances and personas with the World MMA Awards on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Taking place live from the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, this year’s Annual MMA Awards takes place just prior to the start of International Fight Week, giving fans from all corners of the globe the opportunity to attend this star-studded black-tie gala.

Tickets for the Fighters Only 10th Annual World MMA Awards go on sale this Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. and will be available for purchase at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Tickets start at $55 plus applicable fees.

“When I started the Fighters Only World MMA Awards 10 years ago, mixed martial arts was on the rise, but where it stands today in the sports landscape is simply hard to believe – and so much of it is due to the fans,” said Rob Hewitt, CEO of Fighters Only Magazine. “Fighters Only created The World MMA Awards for these fans. They get to decide who takes home an Award, who deserves honors for MMA accomplishments, who makes the sport more exciting and who makes it bigger and better. This is a special year for the World MMA Awards, and I look forward to celebrating our 10th Anniversary with the amazing MMA fans around the world.”

Fan Voting and Sponsorships

The official fan voting website,, is set to launch Monday, May 14 at midnight PT and will remain active for fan voting for the next four weeks. Nominees for the 2018 Fighters Only World MMA Awards will be announced soon.

Sponsored in part by Grunt Style Clothing, Lactigo, Wounded Warrior and Bakblade, The Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards honor the fan’s choice for the best athletes, personalities and organizations of the sport. Each year, the stars of MMA walk the red carpet along with many famous names and faces in music, television and film.

Fighters Only designates a panel of MMA industry experts to select the award nominees, and in true MMA tradition, the fans choose winners by casting their votes online at The most anticipated awards include ‘Fighter of the Year’, ‘Knockout of the Year’ and ‘Upset of the Year.’


About Fighters Only Magazine

Fighters Only Magazine is the world’s first monthly Mixed Martial Arts and lifestyle magazine, having launched in the UK in 2005. By 2008, the publication was on sale in 13 countries worldwide. A dedicated U.S. edition was launched in February 2009 featuring content for the largest market in the world, as well as a Canadian and German edition launched simultaneously, with new editions in South African edition launched at the end of November.

About Pearl Concert Theater

The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. The newly renovated venue features a stage just four feet from the floor with the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, offering the utmost in intimate concert viewing. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges, and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology boasting top-of-the-line sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit

About BAKBlade

Founded in 2012 by Matt Dryfhout, BAKblade was launched to solve the grooming problem that is removing one’s own back hair and in 2015, it became internationally famous thanks to a promotional video that went viral. Featuring a couple visiting a marriage guidance counselor, the video’s real star was the 800lb gorilla – aka “the husband” – in denial about his back hair problem. When the video was featured on Business Insider’s Facebook page, the company’s profile and profits soared. It has since been viewed over 200 million times and the BAKAPE has become part of the company’s logo and folklore. Moving forward, BAKBlade continues to launch new products and a membership model that rewards loyal customers with price breaks. Visit:

About Grunt StyleGrunt

Style is a highly motivated group of veterans and patriots who love three things, PT, Freedom and Bacon. Not in that order. We design and make our own gear in house during the week, drink whiskey and go to the range on the weekends. Pride in self, in our military and in country. Visit:

About Lactigo
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