Man of the Year
Fighter of the Year
Female Fighter of the Year
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Story of the Year
Unique Technique of the Year
Ring Card Girl of the Year
Fight of the Year
Knockout of the Year
Submission of the Year
Debacle of the Year
Athletic Commission of the Year


Man of the Year

  1. Dana White
  2. Scott Coker
  3. Vadim Finkelstein
  4. Joe Silva
  5. ABC

Fighter of the Year

  1. Alistair Overeem
  2. Jose Aldo
  3. Georges St. Pierre
  4. Frankie Edgar and Cain Velasquez
  5. Anderson Silva

Female Fighter of the Year

  1. Cris Cyborg Santos
  2. Miesha Tate
  3. Megumi Fujii
  4. Zoila Frausto
  5. Shayna Baszler

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

  1. Jon Jones
  2. Anthony Pettis
  3. George Sotiropolous
  4. Phil Davis
  5. Ben Askren

Story of the Year

  1. Sonnen almost beats Silva then consecutively fails at triangle defense, steroid testing, and money laundering
  2. Fedor loses
  3. WEC merges with the UFC
  4. Franca situation

Unique Technique of the Year

  1. Anthony Pettis –Showtime Kick
  2. Phil Davis – The Mr. Wonderful
  3. Dong Hyun Kim – Gift Wrap

Ring Card Girl of the Year

  1. Brittney Palmer
  2. Arianny Celeste
  3. Rachelle Leah
  4. Holly Madison

Fight of the Year

  1. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
  2. Anthony Pettis vs. Ben Henderson
  3. Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung
  4. Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Chris Leben
  5. Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago

Knockout of the Year

  1. Shogun Rua def. Lyoto Machida
  2. Robbie Lawler def. Melvin Manhoef
  3. Mike Russow def. Todd Duffee
  4. Cain Velasquez def. Brock Lesnar
  5. Rich Franklin def. Chuck Liddell

Submission of the Year

  1. Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko via Triangle Choke/Arm Bar - Strikeforce: Insider
  2. Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via Triangle Choke - UFC 117
  3. Cody McKenzie def. Amir Khillah, Marc Stevens, and Aaron Wilkinson via Guillotine - TUF 12

Debacle of the Year

  1. Strikeforce Brawl
  2. James Toney
  3. Sonnen Steroid Scandal
  4. DREAM not paying fighters
  5. Sonnen money laundering charges

Athletic Commission of the Year

  1. Nevada
  2. Ohio
  3. New Jersey
  4. California

Personality of the Year

  1. Chael Sonnen
  2. Nick Diaz
  3. Brock Lesnar
  4. Dana White
  5. War Machine

Show of the Year

  1. WEC 53
  2. Strikeforce – Henderson vs. Babalu
  3. UFC 117
  4. UFC 116
  5. WEC 48

Trainer of the Year

  1. Greg Jackson
  2. Cesar Gracie
  3. Duke Rufus
  4. Rafael Cordeiro
  5. Firas Zahabi

Promotion of the Year

  1. UFC
  2. Strikeforce
  3. WEC
  4. Dream
  5. Bellator

Reporter of the Year

  1. Ariel Helwani
  2. Dave Meltzer
  3. John Morgan
  4. John Joe O’Regan

Comeback Fighter of the Year

  1. Chris Leben
  2. Chael Sonnen
  3. Wanderlei Silva
  4. Rafael Cavalcante
  5. Jorge Rivera

Upset of the Year

  1. Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko
  2. Frankie Edgar def. BJ Penn at UFC 112
  3. Jake Shields def. Dan Henderson
  4. Frankie Edgar def. BJ Penn UFC 118
  5. Zoila Frausto def. Megumi Fujii

Broadcaster of the Year

  1. Joe Rogan
  2. “The Voice” Michael Shiavello
  3. Pat Millitech
  4. Mauro Ranallo

Entrance of the Year

  1. Tom Lawler’s Hulkamania
  2. Jason Miller: Strikeforce
  3. Tom Lawlor: Apollo Creed at UFC 113
  4. GSP: UFC 111
  5. Allstair Overeem vs. Todd Duffee: K-1 Dynamite

Team of the Year

  1. Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting
  2. Blackhouse MMA
  3. Team Cesar Gracie
  4. American Kickboxing Academy
  5. American Top Team

Referee of the Year

  1. Herb Dean
  2. Josh Rosenthal
  3. “Big” John McCarthy

Agent of the Year

  1. Ed Soares
  2. MC Hammer
  3. Monte Cox
  4. Ken Pavia

Magazine of the Year

  1. Fighter’s Only
  2. F!ght Magazine
  3. UFC Magazine
  4. FC Fighter

Book of the Year

  1. Forrest Griffin's "Be Ready When the Shit Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse"
  2. BJ Penn’s “Why I Fight”
  3. Stitch Duran's "From the Fields to the Garden: The Life of Stitch Duran
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