Last night at a star-studded event at the Pearl In The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas the World MMA Awards for 2010 took place.
Big winners on the night included Jose Aldo who was awarded ‘Fighter Of The Year’ – a perfect lead-in for the featherweight champion as he makes the transition from WEC to UFC in 2010. Meanwhile another of the sports most talented young fighters Jon ‘Bones’ Jones picked up ‘Breakthrough Fighter Of The Year’ and and, somewhat inevitably, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos won ‘Female Fighter Of The Year.’ ‘International Fighter Of The Year’ was claimed by Alistair Overeem.
As for fights – Anderson Silva Vs Chael Sonnen was named as ‘Fight Of The Year’, ‘Shogun Rua’ over Lyoto Machida named as ‘KO Of The Year’, and Fabricio Werdum over Fedor Emelianenko earned ‘Submission Of The Year’.
Check the full list of award winners below.
REFEREE OF THE YEAR: Herb Dean
BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND: Bad Boy
BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT BRAND: Everlast MMA
MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR: MMAjunkie.com
BEST PROMOTION: UFC
SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR: Fabricio Werdum vs. Fedor Emelianenko at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum”
GYM OF THE YEAR: Wand Training Center
MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com
COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Jackson
BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND: TapouT
INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Alistair Overeem
RING GIRL OF THE YEAR: Arianny Celeste
LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR: Dana White, UFC president
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MMA: Randy Couture
MOST MEMORABLE RING ENTRANCE: Jason “Mayhem” Miller
FIGHT OF THE YEAR: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117
FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
KO OF THE YEAR: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 113
BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Jon Jones
CHARLES “MASK” LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR: Jose Aldo