The World MMA awards are less than a month away and goes down on November 30th. Was wondering what you dudes have got for the winners of each award. Ill provide a shortlist that I yoinked from FightersOnly Magazine. The shortlists were provided by editors of FO and a Japanese affiliate magazine Gong Kakutgi. They were joined on the panel by Bas Rutten, Randy Couture and Mauro Ranallo.
My votes are bolded. Let us know what you think!
Fighter of the year.
- Who else?
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year.
- Again, who else?
Female Fighter of the Year.
- Judo queen wins it for me.
International Fighter Of the Year
- Edges it over Gustafsson
Fight of the Year
Jose Aldo v Mattt Hominick - UFC 129
Dominick Cruz v Urijah Faber - UFC 132
Frankie Edgar v Gray Maynard - UFC 130
Nick Diaz v Paul Daley - Strikeforce
- Near perfect first round
Diego Sanchez v Martin Kampmann - UFC live 3
Knockout of the Year
Patricky Freire v Toby Imada - Bellator 39
Cheick Kongo v Pat Barry - UFC live 4
John Makdessi v Kyle Watson - UFC 129
Lyoto Machida v Randy Couture - UFC 129
- F*cking crane kick!
Anderson Silva v Vitor Belfort - UFC 126
Submission of the Year
Chan-Sung Jung on Leornard Garcia - UFC fight Night
- Twisters are bloody rare!
Phil Davis on Tim Boetsch - UFC 123
Pablo Garcia on Yves Jabouin - UFC 129
Richard Hale on Nik Fekete - Bellator 38
Vinny Magalhaes on Victor Nemkov - M-1 Challenge 25
(erm..inverted gogoplata turned neck crank)
Comeback of the Year
Marloes Coenen v Liz Carmouche - Strikeforce
Cheick Kongo v Pat Barry UFC live 4
- Just crazy
Big Nog (Career)
Tito Ortiz (Career)
Jope Warren v Joe Soto - Bellator 27
Ring Entrance of the Year
Yoshihiro Akiyama - UFC 133
Vitor Belfort - UFC 133
Dave Herman - UFC 131
- Coming out to Culture Club, Do you really want to hurt me?
Matt Hominick - UFC 129
Jason Miller - Dream 16
Coach of the Year
Eric Del Fierro
- The only choice. RIP
MMA Personality of the Year
Jacob 'Stitch' Duran
- Funny, intelligent, knolwedgable.
Ring Girl of the Year
- My fave.
- A successful year
Ref of the Year
Big John McCarthy
- Underrated, the best this year.
There are more catagories but these are the most important ones, in my view,
Also, the voting for the awards close on 23 November. Vote at worldmmaawards.com
One more thing, apologies for any typos etc, this took a while to do.