Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Fighters Only, the world’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) magazine, announces the launch of its 3rd annual awards today. Devised to celebrate success and achievement within the MMA industry, the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards gives fans across the globe the chance to cast their vote on which athletes, brands, and industry professionals have made the greatest impact on the sport in the last 12 months. Voting will take place across 20 different award categories including Fighter of the Year, Knockout of the Year, and Best Lifestyle Apparel.
“The anticipation for the 2010 awards has been a little overwhelming,” says Rob Hewitt, President and CEO of Fighters Only. “I couldn’t be more thrilled by the potential of this year’s event. Last year’s ceremony opened many people’s eyes: ‘seeing is believing’ so more and more people want to get behind the awards. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s supported us in making the World MMA Awards a landmark occasion in the industry’s calendar, and appeal to the fans to let their voices be heard. ”
2009’s incredibly successful event saw a who’s who of MMA walk up the red carpet. The Fighters Only World MMA Awards is set to return even bigger and better with a live ceremony held on Wednesday December 1st 2010 in the exclusive Pearl Concert Theatre inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. This black-tie event will be sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, the global leader in online sports nutrition.“Bodybuilding.com is extremely excited to be the presenting sponsor for the 2010 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards. MMA is growing at a tremendous rate and involves some of the top athletes in the world. Proper training, nutrition and supplementation is key in gaining a competitive edge for these athletes, so Bodybuilding.com’s partnership with Fighter’s Only is a natural fit. We look forward to partnering with Fighter’s Only not only on the Awards Show but also in the future,” says Bodybuilding.com CEO Ryan DeLuca.
The website www.worldmmaawards.com is now open and ready to take nominations from fans. It gives details on the live event, voting processes, and includes photo galleries from last year’s spectacular ceremony.
For information on tickets to the live ceremony, sponsorship opportunities, the Pearl Concert Theatre and other essential information, please see below.
About Fighters Only
Fighters Only was the world’s first MMA magazine and now produces domestic versions of its magazine in the UK, US, Canada, Germany and South Africa. The UK edition nears its 6th Anniversary and outsells any other combat sports magazine in its sector, exporting copies into a further 23 countries worldwide.
In December 2009, Fighters Only held the sport’s first live ‘Oscars’ style awards ceremony, held at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was aired live via the internet and then nationally on US and Canadian Television by Versus and Internationally in China, Brazil and Scandinavian TV. In the same year the company partnered with MMA clothing giants TAPOUT to launch a co branded clothing range.
Bodybuilding.com offers more than 10,000 health & fitness supplements and accessories to help people achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals, as well as over 25,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 20,000 articles and videos with new content added daily.
Bodybuilding.com also provides the most hardcore MMA training programs, from nutrition and supplementation to the most ripped and intense fighters on the mat. With live interviews, step-by- step videos, unique training programs, competitive edge supplementation and weekly MMA prize give-aways; it’s a one stop shop for victorious domination.
About The Pearl:
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theatre boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the furthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, The Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to The Studio at The Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. The Pearl was voted Best Concert Venue (Vegas Seven), Best Sound (Las Vegas Weekly) and Best Concert Venue (Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas). For more information, please visit www.palms.com.