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Georges St. Pierre wins “Fighter of the Year” at Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2009 – winners list

Fighters Only Magazine held their World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2009 Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Many of the stars of the MMA world were there, including Dana White, Tito Ortiz, Georges St. Pierre, and Diego Sanchez, among others.

A few highlights included the awkwardness of having Dan Henderson and Natasha Wix on stage presenting awards just moments after UFC President Dana White had been up there, Diego Sanchez’s seemingly inebriated thank-you speech, and Holly Madison’s X-Burlesque dancers performance.

Here were the night’s winners:

  • Best MMA Gym: Jackson’s Submission Academy
  • Best MMA Glove: UFC (Made by Century Martial Arts)
  • Best MMA Clothing: Tapout
  • Breakthrough Fighter of the Year: Brock Lesnar
  • Coach of the Year: Greg Jackson
  • Best MMA Brand: Tapout
  • Best MMA Journalist: John Morgan
  • Female Fighter of the Year: Cris “Cyborg” Santos
  • Knockout of the Year: Henderson vs. Bisping
  • Leading Man: Dana White
  • Best MMA Shorts: Tapout
  • Submission of the Year: Toby Imada
  • Promotion of the Year: UFC
  • Best MMA Media Coverage: MMA Junkie
  • Ring Girl of the Year: Arianny Celeste
  • Special Achievement Award: Charles “Mask” Lewis
  • European Fighter of the Year: Gegard Mousasi
  • Fight of the Year: Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida
  • Fighter of the Year: Georges St. Pierre
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