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Jose Aldo takes top honours in FO World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010
Posted on Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 9:39 am
by IDMA Editor

Jose Aldo was feted as Fighter of the Year at The Fighters Only third annual World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Aldo was among a host of A-listers at a black-tie, gala reception at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort.

The awards were hosted by Randy Couture, the UFC Hall of Famer, and Versus presenter Molly Qerim.

Couture was a surprise awardee of a new bauble, Lifetime Contribution to MMA. The fighting legend has recently intimated that he is very near retirement. He is now 47.

The most prestigious awards in the MMA industry allows fans across the globe to vote on the athletes, brands, and industry professionals who have made the greatest impact over the last 12 months.

Voting took place across 19 different categories.

Here were the nominees and winners from the 2010 World MMA Awards:

CHARLES “MASK” LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Anderson Silva

Brock Lesnar

Frankie Edgar

Jose Aldo

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Winner: Jose Aldo

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 117

Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin at UFC 116

Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48

Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116

Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki at Sengoku 14

Winner: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

KO OF THE YEAR

Anthony Njokuani vs. Chris Horodecki at WEC 45

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida at UFC 113

Mike Russow vs. Todd Duffee at UFC 114

Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell at UFC 115

Winner: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117

Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116

Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon at UFC 108

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 118

Fabricio Werdum vs. Fedor Emelianenko at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum”

Winner: Fabricio Werdum vs. Fedor Emelianenko

BEST PROMOTION

Bellator

DREAM

Strikeforce

UFC

WEC

Winner: UFC

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR

Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO

Dana White, UFC president

Joe Silva, UFC VP of talent relations

Michael Schiavello, HDNet broadcaster

Scott Coker, Strikeforce founder and CEO

Winner: Dana White, UFC president

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Alistair Overeem

Dan Hardy

George Sotiropoulos

John Hathaway

Shinya Aoki

Winner: Alistair Overeem

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Charles Oliveira

Evan Dunham

George Sotiropoulos

John Hathaway

Jon Jones

Winner: Jon Jones

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos

Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii

Miesha Tate

Sarah Kaufman

Zoila Frausto

Winner: Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos

COACH OF THE YEAR

Cesar Gracie

Firas Zahabi

Greg Jackson

Rafael Cordeiro

Shawn Tompkins

Winner: Greg Jackson

GYM OF THE YEAR

American Kickboxing Academy

American Top Team

Black House MMA

Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting

Wand Fight Team

Winner: Wand Fight Team

RING GIRL OF THE YEAR

Arianny Celeste

Brittney Palmer

Chandella Powell

Natalie Skyy

Rachelle Leah

Winner: Arianny Celeste

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND

Affliction

Fight Chix

RVCA

Silverstar

TapouT

Winner: TapouT

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

“Big” John McCarthy

Dan Miragliotta

Herb Dean

Josh Rosenthal

Mario Yamasaki

Winner: Herb Dean

MOST MEMORABLE RING ENTRANCE

Anderson Silva

Clay Guida

Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Tom Lawlor

Winner: Jason “Mayhem” Miller

BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT BRAND

Everlast MMA

Fairtex

Hayabusa

TapouT

Venum

Winner: Everlast MMA

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND

Bad Boy

Hayabusa

Jaco

TapouT

Venum

Winner: Bad Boy

MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR

“Inside MMA” on HDNet

MMAjunkie.com

MMAWeekly.comv

MMAFighting.com

Sherdog.com

Winner: MMAjunkie.com

MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Aaron “Tru” Teweles, Freelance

Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/Versus.com

Conner Cordova, MMAReligion.com

Gareth A. Davies, Telegraph.co.uk

John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com

Winner: Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/Versus.com

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MMA:

Winner: Randy Couture



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