Finalists announced for 2012 World MMA Awards, Rousey earns record four nominations

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BuffaloDave
10/29/12 1:36:18PM
The full list of nominees includes:

Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year
Daniel Cormier
Nate Diaz
Benson Henderson
Jon Jones
Ronda Rousey

Female Fighter of the Year
Jessica Aguilar
Sarah Kaufman
Sara McMann
Ronda Rousey
Miesha Tate

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Renan Barao
Michael Chandler
Luke Rockhold
Ronda Rousey
Chris Weidman

International Fighter of the Year
Michael Bisping
Alexander Gustafsson
Chan Sung Jung
Martin Kampmann
Stefan Struve

Fight of the Year
Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (UFC 139)
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator 58)
Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC on FUEL TV 1)
Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung (UFC on FUEL TV 3)
Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)

Knockout of the Year
Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70)
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142)
Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143)
Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144)
Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)

Submission of the Year
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely (UFC on FOX 2)
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio (UFC 142)
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey)
Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC on FUEL TV 3)

Comeback of the Year
Alan Belcher (career)
Mike Swick (career)
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (UFC 144)
J.P. Joubert vs. Norman Wessels (EFC Africa 15)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year
Rafael Cordeiro
Cesar Gracie
Greg Jackson
Javier Mendez
Andre Pederneiras
Gym of the Year
American Kickboxing Academy
Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA
Kings MMA
Nova Uniao

Referee of the Year
Herb Dean
Marc Goddard
John McCarthy
Josh Rosenthal
Mario Yamasaki

Ring Card Girl of the Year
Jade Bryce
Arianny Celeste
Kelli Hutcherson
Brittney Palmer
Mercedes Terrell

Leading Man of the Year
Victor Cui
Lorenzo Fertitta
Shannon Knapp
Bjorn Rebney
Dana White

Personality of the Year
Jon Anik
Bruce Buffer
Mauro Ranallo
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten

Best Promotion
Bellator
Invicta FC
ONE FC
Strikeforce
UFC

Best Lifestyle Clothing Brand
Bad Boy
Dethrone
Headrush
Punishment
TapouT

Best Technical Clothing Brand
Bad Boy
Clinch Gear
Hayabusa
Jaco
Venum

Best Technical Equipment
Everlast
Fairtex
Hayabusa
Pretorian
Venum

MMA Media Source of the Year
ESPN
"Inside MMA" on AXS TV
MMAFighting.com
MMAjunkie.com
Sherdog.com

MMA Journalist of the Year
Karyn Bryant, MMA HEAT/FUEL TV
Ben Fowlkes, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY
Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph
Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV
John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY

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airkerma
10/29/12 1:41:39PM
Lolz, what is Bisping doing on the list for international fighter of the year? He's 1-1 for 2012...setting our standards high I see.
ghandikush
10/29/12 1:52:27PM

Posted by airkerma

Lolz, what is Bisping doing on the list for international fighter of the year? He's 1-1 for 2012...setting our standards high I see.



Mike swick with Career comeback................
BuffaloDave
10/29/12 1:53:08PM

Posted by airkerma

Lolz, what is Bisping doing on the list for international fighter of the year? He's 1-1 for 2012...setting our standards high I see.



It's a ploy to get him a title shot!!!




I think it's shitty MMA Elite didn't get nominated.
frizzzlecake
10/29/12 2:44:07PM
Personality of the Year: HAS...HAS to Bas!


I hope inside MMA on AXS win's too!
jay98107
10/29/12 4:50:10PM

Posted by airkerma

Lolz, what is Bisping doing on the list for international fighter of the year? He's 1-1 for 2012...setting our standards high I see.



The awards recognize all accomplishments since last September, so the win over Mayhem is included, bringing Bisping to 2-1. That hardly makes his resume sterling either way.
Darnok
10/29/12 6:20:48PM

Posted by airkerma

Lolz, what is Bisping doing on the list for international fighter of the year? He's 1-1 for 2012...setting our standards high I see.



It doesn't surprise me. Fighters Only is a UK magazine. of course they have to put Bisping in the list somewhere.
prophecy033
10/30/12 2:32:31PM
Is there any question about promotion of the year?