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UFC Shines in World MMA Awards Noms

Fighters Only confirms the nominees for their fourth annual awards.
Devised to celebrate success and achievement within the MMA industry, the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards gives 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 in the last 12 months. Voting is now open across 22 different award categories including: Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, and Submission of the Year.
 
Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns with a live ceremony to be held on Wednesday, November 30th 2011 in the exclusive Pearl Concert Theatre inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The Fighters Only website is now taking votes, but in addition fans are also able to download a free iPhone application.

Several UFC fighters and personalities were nominated in the categories below -

CHARLES "MASK" LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Dominick Cruz
    Jon Jones
    Anderson Silva

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Donald Cerrone
    Phil Davis
    Demetrious Johnson
    Brian Stann

FIGHT OF THE YEAR
    Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick at UFC 129
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber at UFC 132
    Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 125
    Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann at UFC Live 3

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
    Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24
    Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin at UFC 129
    Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader at UFC 132

RING ENTRANCE OF THE YEAR
    Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133
    Vitor Belfort at UFC 133
    Dave Herman at UFC 131
    Mark Hominick at UFC 129

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
    Michael Bisping
    Alexander Gustafsson
    Dennis Siver

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR
    Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
    John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson at UFC 129
    Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture at UFC 129
    Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
    Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
    Tito Ortiz (career)

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR
    Lorenzo Fertitta
    Marc Ratner
    Dana White

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR
    UFC


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