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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

Volkanovski, Alexander

Eblen, Johnny

Oliveira, Charles

Makhachev, Islam

Ngannou, Francis

Female Athlete of the Year

Pea, Julianna

Cyborg, Cris

Kayla Harrison’s

Shevchenko, Valentina

Pennington, Raquel

Fighter of the Year: Breakthrough

Tuivasa, Tai

Gamrot, Mateusz

Pimblett, Paddy

McCann, Molly

Eblen, Johnny

Fighter of the Year International

Volkanovski, Alexander

Soldic, Roberto

Gamrot, Mateusz

Makhachev, Islam

Chimaev, Khamzat

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

Carla Esparza’s

UFC on ESPN 31: Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos

Sterling, Aljamain

Curtis, Chris

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




Cage Fighters


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

Herzog, Jason

Goddard, Marc

Beltran, Mike

Smith, Mark

Keith Peterson, AD

Analyst of the Year Award

Felder, Paul

Bisping, Michael

Hardy, Dan

Florian, Kenny

Cruz, Dominick

Year’s Most Popular Person

Sanko, Laura

Cormier, Daniel

Sonnen, Chael

Rogan, Joe

Anik, Jon

MMA Programming at its Finest

Embedded UFC

Series of Dana White Contenders

The MMA Show

The JRE MMA Show

Kombat in the Morning

Year’s Best MMA Media Source

MMA Combat

MMA Fanatic


BBC Sport


Journalist of the Year in MMA

Helwani, Ariel

Morgan, John

Al-Shatti, Shaheen

Bronsteter, Aaron

Bohn, Mike

National Coach of the Year

Bareman, Eugene

Nicksick, Eric

Brown, Mike

Hooft, Henri

Lima, Diego

Year’s Best Gym

Kickboxing in the City

Couture Xtreme

Top American Team

FC Kill Cliff (formerly Sanford MMA)

MMA Fortis

Year’s Best Trainer

Daru, Phil

Sullivan, Jordan

Wood, Andrew

Linden, Heather

Peacock, Corey

Girl of the Year on the Ringcard

Brittany Palmer

Celeste Arianny

Andrade, Luciana

The Brooklyn Wren

Blair, Chrissy

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)

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