Rob Hewitt, CEO of Fighters Only, is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards will take place on Thursday, December 8, from the iconic SAHARA Las Vegas.

The Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards is the industry event for the sport of MMA and celebrates the achievements and performances of the people who make the sport what it is during a 12-month period between July 2021 and June 2022.

Rob Hewitt: “The past number of years have been challenging for not only us but the entire events industry. However, despite the difficulties and obstacles, we never stopped staging the World MMA Awards, and each year we have regained important elements to bring back fully, what makes our awards show special.

“With that in mind, I am really excited for this year’s event to go back to a big stage at a venue that could not be more iconic to Las Vegas than the SAHARA.

“I would also like to thank the fans. The sport is nothing without them, and as the years have gone by, it’s amazing to see their growth, not just in terms of participation in voting, but in how informed and deliberated their decisions have been as to who wins!

“We look forward to welcoming our nominees, special guests, industry peers, and VIPs back to celebrate in person at the World MMA Awards.”

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Previous Winners

FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE YEAR

Brandon Moreno

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Rose Namajunas

ANALYST OF THE YEAR

Daniel Cormier

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

Joaquin Buckley

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Celebrating the Stars over the years

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Wanderlei Silva wins the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Amanda Nunes wins consecutive Female Fighter of the Year awards

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Israel Adesanya wins Fighter and International Fighter of the Year award