MMA: World MMA Awards 2017 results, Max Holloway becomes Fighter of the Year

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The World MMA awards 2017-18 recently took place and fighters and even journalists were rewarded for all their hard-work and brilliance.

World MMA Awards are presented by Fighters Only magazine to honour exceptional performances in various aspects of MMA.

Below is the list of this year’s winners in the various categories:


The Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year award:

Max Holloway (UFC Featherweight champion)

Female Fighter of the Year:

Rose Namajunas (UFC women’s Strawweight champion)

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year:

Brian Ortega (UFC Featherweight title contender)

International Fighter of the Year:

Robert Whittaker (UFC Middleweight champion)

Fight of the Year:

Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje (UFC 218)

Knockout of the Year:

Francis Ngannou’s knockout of Alistair Overeem (UFC 218)

Submission of the Year:

Demetrious Johnson’s flying armbar submission of Ray Borg (UFC 216)

Comeback of the Year:

Justin Gaethje against Michael Johnson (TUF: Redemption Finale)

Upset of the Year:

Rose Namajunas’s TKO victory over Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 217)

The Shawn Thompkins Coach of the Year:

Trevor Wittman

Gym of the Year:

American Top Team

Trainer of the Year:

Nick Curson

Referee of the Year:

John McCarthy

Ringcard Girl of the Year:

Jhenny Andrade

Leading Man of the Year:

Dana White

Analyst of the Year:

Dominick Cruz

Best Promotion:

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Best technical clothing brand:


Best technical equipment brand:


MMA Media source of the Year:

MMA Fighting

Best MMA Programming:

The Ultimate Fighter

MMA Journalist of the Year:

Ariel Helwani


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