The World MMA Awards 2022 have been scheduled for December 8, 2022.
The World MMA Awards are set to take place next month.
The 14th Annual World MMA Awards will be held on December 8 at the SAHARA Las Vegas, according to Fighters Only. Trophies will be given out for Male and Female Fighter of the Year, Knockout and Submission of the Year, Fight of the Year, and media awards.
MMA Fighting has been nominated for Media Source of the Year, an award it has previously won five times, and nominations have also been given to Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting and Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour. Helwani has been named Journalist of the Year 11 times.
The results of a fan vote that ended on September 30 will be announced, and the nominees were based on combat sports events that occurred between July 2021 and June 2022.
The specifics of the broadcast have yet to be announced.
The complete list of nominations can be found below.
‘Mask’ Charles Fighter of the Year: Lewis
Female Athlete of the Year
Fighter of the Year: Breakthrough
Fighter of the Year International
Battle of the Year
UFC 275 pits Jiri Prochazka against Glover Teixeira.
UFC 268: Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler
UFC 266 pits Alexander Volkanovski against Brian Ortega.
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev – UFC 273
Yair Rodriguez vs. Max Holloway – UFC Vegas 42
Year’s Best Knockout
Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Chandler (front kick) – UFC 274
Roosevelt Roberts vs. Ignacio Bahamondes (wheel kick) – UFC Vegas 34
Sergio Pettis (backfist spinning) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – Bellator 272
Molly McCann vs. Luana Carolina (spinning back elbow) – UFC London
Robert Turnquest vs. Roman Faraldo (flying knee) – Bellator 271
Year’s Best Submission
Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka (rear-naked choke) – UFC 275
Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray (modified body lock) – PFL 5
Mark Lemminger (inverted triangle choke) vs. Oliver Enkamp – Bellator 281
Jessica Andrade vs. Amanda Lemos (standing arm-triangle choke) – UFC Vegas 52
Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira (rear-naked choke) – UFC 269
Year’s Best Comeback
Bellator 272: Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
UFC on ESPN 31: Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
Year’s Biggest Surprise
UFC 269: Julianna Pea vs. Amanda Nunes
Michal Materla vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski – KSW 70
PFL 5 – Matheus Scheffel vs. Bruno Cappelozza
Christian Edwards vs. Ben Parrish – Bellator 266
Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Seika Izawa – RIZIN 33
Year’s Best Promotion
Outstanding Male Performer of the Year
Dana White’s (UFC)
Coker, Scott (Bellator)
Murray, Peter (PFL)
Boylan, Graham (Cage Warriors)
Brown, Kerrith (IMMAF)
Official of the Year
Keith Peterson, AD
Analyst of the Year Award
Year’s Most Popular Person
MMA Programming at its Finest
Series of Dana White Contenders
The MMA Show
The JRE MMA Show
Kombat in the Morning
Year’s Best MMA Media Source
Journalist of the Year in MMA
National Coach of the Year
Year’s Best Gym
Kickboxing in the City
Top American Team
FC Kill Cliff (formerly Sanford MMA)
Year’s Best Trainer
Girl of the Year on the Ringcard
The Brooklyn Wren
Year of the Fighting Spirit
Holland, Kevin (Bravery – in and out of the cage, helping his community in the face of danger on several occasions)
Aby Aaron (Heart – surviving cancer and battling cystic fibrosis to become a top contender in Cage Warriors)
Bryce Mitchell (Charity – donating half of his UFC 272 fight purse to help children in Arkansas in need, with a special thanks to Dana White, who matched Mitchell’s contribution)
Volkanovski, Alexander (Determination – demonstrating a champion’s will to overcome adversity and battling through Brian Ortega’s seemingly insurmountable submission)
Robbie Lawler (Compassion vs. Nick Diaz – demonstrating genuine respect for his opponent’s well-being in life)