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Old 01-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 World MMA Awards ceremony *SPOILERS*



What's up with that? thoughts anyone? Personally I feel like Nova Uniao should have won it. They were streets ahead of all the gyms on that list, short of maybe AKA.
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Here is the full list of awards:

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MMA Fighting will have the World MMA Awards 2012 results for Friday night's ceremony at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Ronda Rousey leads the pack in this year's nominations. The Strikeforce bantamweight champion is a finalist for the Fighter of the Year, Women's Fighter of the Year, Breakthrough Fighter of the Year, and Submission of the Year.

Check out the World MMA Awards 2012 results below. The show will air on Jan. 20 on Fox Sports Net.

The complete list of finalists (the winners are in bold):

Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year

Daniel Cormier

Nate Diaz

Benson Henderson

Jon Jones (winner)

Ronda Rousey

Female Fighter of the Year

Jessica Aguilar

Sarah Kaufman

Sara McMann

Ronda Rousey (winner)

Miesha Tate

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

Renan Barao

Michael Chandler

Luke Rockhold

Ronda Rousey

Chris Weidman (winner)

International Fighter of the Year

Michael Bisping (winner)

Alexander Gustafsson

Chan Sung Jung

Martin Kampmann

Stefan Struve

Fight of the Year

Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC 139)

Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator 58)

Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC on FUEL TV 1)

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung (UFC on FUEL TV 3)

Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4) (winner)

Knockout of the Year

Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70)

Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142) (winner)

Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143)

Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144)

Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)

Submission of the Year

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140) (winner)

Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely (UFC on FOX 2)

Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio (UFC 142)

Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey)

Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC on FUEL TV 3)

Comeback of the Year

Alan Belcher (career)

Mike Swick (career)

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140) (winner)

Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (UFC 144)

J.P. Joubert vs. Norman Wessels (EFC Africa 15)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year

Rafael Cordeiro (winner)

Cesar Gracie

Greg Jackson

Javier Mendez

Andre Pederneiras

Gym of the Year

American Kickboxing Academy

Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (winner)

Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA

Kings MMA

Nova Uniao

Referee of the Year

Herb Dean (winner)

Marc Goddard

John McCarthy

Josh Rosenthal

Mario Yamasaki

Ring Card Girl of the Year

Jade Bryce

Arianny Celeste

Kelli Hutcherson

Brittney Palmer (winner)

Mercedes Terrell

Leading Man of the Year

Victor Cui

Lorenzo Fertitta

Shannon Knapp

Bjorn Rebney

Dana White (winner)

Personality of the Year

Jon Anik

Bruce Buffer

Mauro Ranallo

Joe Rogan (winner)

Bas Rutten

Best Promotion

Bellator

Invicta FC

ONE FC

Strikeforce

UFC (winner)

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand

Bad Boy (winner)

Dethrone

Headrush

Punishment

TapouT

Best Technical Clothing Brand

Bad Boy

Clinch Gear (winner)

Hayabusa

Jaco

Venum

Best Technical Equipment

Everlast

Fairtex

Hayabusa

Pretorian (winner)

Venum

MMA Media Source of the Year

MMAFighting.com

ESPN

"Inside MMA" on AXS TV

MMAjunkie.com

Sherdog.com (winner)

MMA Journalist of the Year

Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV (winner)

Karyn Bryant, MMA HEAT/FUEL TV

Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph

Ben Fowlkes, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY

John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY

Lifetime Achievement Award

Leon Tabbs
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I'm actually quite displeased with the Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year winner. Seriously, Bones? Must be nice to be able to completely destroy a Bentley, be the reason a card is cancelled, leaving many fighters unpaid and yet still pick up such a prestigious award. Honestly, it's a tad ridiculous. Don't even get me started on personality of the year. I mean come on, we all know that Rogan worked the first events under the Zuffa banner for free, but that was years ago. 2012 is a whole new year, a whole new ball game.
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I would rather Joe win it than any of the other nominees, aside from maybe Bas. Mauro? What the hell is he doing there?

Anderson or Cain should have won the FOTY.
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