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

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