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The 2017 World MMA Awards – Results from the Venetian in Las Vegas

The 2017 World MMA Awards – Results from the Venetian in Las Vegas

The 2017 World MMA Awards will be held tonight at the Venetian Theatre at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2017 World MMA Awards - Results from the Venetian in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 07: Co-hosts Brian Stann (L) and Nicole Dabeau joke around as they arrive at the sixth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at The Palazzo Las Vegas on February 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The March 2 event will be hosted by former WEC light heavyweight champion and current UFC on FOX analyst Brian Stann and actress Nicole Dabeau.

The World MMA Awards is expected to begin at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Each category is highlighted below.

The winners will be announced in bold and in red font.

Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year

Michael Bisping
Donald Cerrone
Cody Garbrandt
Conor McGregor
Stipe Miocic

Female Fighter of the Year

Cris Cyborg
Angela Hill
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Angela Lee
Amanda Nunes

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year

Yair Rodriguez
Cody Garbrandt
Doo Ho Choi
Derrick Lewis
Michael Page

International Fighter of the Year

Michael Bisping
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Conor McGregor
Gegard Mousasi
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Fight of the Year

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit (UFC 195)
Cub Swanson vs. Choo Ho Choi (UFC 206)
Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva (UFN 84)
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 (UFC 202)
Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson (Bellator 165)

Knockout of the Year

Anthony Johnson (vs. Glover Teixeira, UFC 202)
Landon Vannata (vs. John Makdessi, UFC 206)
Michael Page (vs. Cyborg Santos, Bellator 158)
Yair Rodriguez (vs. Andre Fili, UFC 197)
Michael Chandler (vs. Pitbull Freire, Bellator 157)

Submission of the Year

Ben Rothwell (vs. Josh Barnett, UFC on FOX 18)
Nate Diaz (vs. Conor McGregor, UFC 196)
Miesha Tate (vs. Holly Holm, UFC 196)
MacKenzie Dern (vs. Montana Stewart, Legacy 61)
Thiago Moises (vs. David Catillo, RFA 35)

Comeback of the Year

Michael Bisping (vs. Anderson Silva, UFN 84)
Nate Diaz (vs. Conor McGregor, UFC 196)
Dan Henderson (vs. Hector Lombard, UFC 199)
Miesha Tate (vs. Holly Holm, UFC 196)
Dominick Cruz (Career)

Upset of the Year

Michael Bisping (vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC 199)
Bryan Barberna (vs. Warlley Alves, UFC on FOX 18)
Joe Taimanglo (vs. Darrion Caldwell, Bellator 159)
Brandon Moreno (vs. Louis Smolka, UFN 96)
Zac Riley (vs. Hugo Viana, RFA 34)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year

Jason Parillo
Din Thomas
John Kavanagh
Marcus Marinelli
Greg Jackson

Trainer of the Year

Jake Bonacci (S&C coach)
Mike Dolce (Nutrionist)
Lawrence Herrera (S&C coach)
Loren Landow (S&C coach)
George Lockhart (Nutrionist)

Gym of the Year

American Top Team
SBG Ireland
Jackson-Wink Arena
American Kickboxing Academy
Team Alpha Male

Referee of the Year

Marc Goddard
Herb Dean
John McCarthy
Yves Lavigne
Leon Roberts

Ringcard Girl of the Year

Arianny Celeste
Brittney Palmer
Mercedes Terrell
Carly Baker
Jhenny Andrade

Leading Man

Dana White
Scott Coker
Victor Cui
Marc Ratner
Jeff Novitzky

Best Promotion

Bellator MMA
One Championship

Analyst of the Year

Brian Stann
Dan Hardy
Robin Black
Chael Sonnen
Dominick Cruz

Best MMA Programming

UFC Embedded
Ultimate Fighter
Lookin’ for a Fight
The MMA Hour
UFC Breakdown

MMA Media Source of the Year

MMA Junkie
MMA Fighting
Bloody Elbow

MMA Journalist of the Year

Ariel Helwani
Shaun Al-Shatti
Brett Okamoto
Ben Fowlkes
Karim Zidan

MMA Clothing and Equipment Brand of the Year

Bad Boy

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