2013 World MMA Award winners


2013 World MMA Awards
Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lifetime Achievement Award
Royce Gracie

Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year
Chris Weidman
Vitor Belfort
Urijah Faber
Demetrious Johnson
Cain Velasquez

Female Fighter of the Year
Ronda Ronda
Joanne Calderwood
Alexis Davis
Jessica Eye
Holly Holm

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Travis Browne
T.J. Grant
Conor McGregor
Nick Newell
Khabib Nurmagomedov

International Fighter of the Year
Alexander Gustafsson

Shinya Aoki
Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Alexander Shlemenko

Fight of the Year
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson (UFC 165)
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann (UFC on Fuel TV 8)
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez II (Bellator 106)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC 166)
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva (UFC Fight Night 33)

Knockout of the Year
Vitor Belfort, vs. Luke Rockhold (UFC on FX 8)
Junior Dos Santos, vs. Mark Hunt (UFC 160)
3. Emanuel Newton, vs. “King Mo” Lawal (Bellator 90)
4. Julio Cesar Neves Jr., vs. Dener Dos Santos (WOCS 28)
5. Chris Weidman, vs. Anderson Silva (UFC 162)

Submission of the Year
Urijah Faber, vs. Ivan Menjivar (UFC 157)
Olivier Fontaine, vs. Sofian Benchohra (Lyon FC)
Josh Burkman, vs. Jon Fitch (WSOF 3)
Rose Namajunas, vs. Kathina Catron (Invicta 5)
Kenny Robertson, vs. Brock Jardine (UFC 157)

Comeback of the Year
Travis Browne
, vs. Alistair Overeem (UFC Fight Night 26)
Blagoi Ivanov (career)
Robbie Lawler (career)
Michelle Waterson, vs. Jessica Penne (Invicta 5)
Tom Watson, vs. Stanislav Nedkov (UFC on Fuel TV 7)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year
Duane Ludwig
Henri Hooft
Ray Longo
Andre Pederneiras
Duke Roufus

Gym of the Year
Team Alpha Male
Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA
Nova Uniao

Trainer of the Year
Mike Dolce
Doug Balzarini
Jake Bonacci
Jonathan Chaimberg
Joel Jamieson

Referee of the Year
Herb Dean
Marc Goddard
Yves Lavigne
John McCarthy
Mario Yamasaki

Ringcard Girl of the Year
Brittney Palmer

Jade Bryce
Arianny Celeste
Kat Kelley
Mercedes Terrell

Leading Man
Victor Cui
Lorenzo Fertitta
Bjorn Rebney
Ray Sefo

Personality of the Year
Chael Sonnen

Bruce Buffer
Kenny Florian
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten

Best Promotion
Bellator MMA
Cage Warriors

Best Lifestyle Clothing
Bad Boy

Fear the Fighter
Roots of Fight

Best Technical Clothing

Bad Boy
Clinch Gear

Best Technical Equipment
Bad Boy

Media Source of the Year
MMA Fighting

Inside MMA (AXS TV)
UFC Tonight (Fox Sports)

Journalist of the Year
Ariel Helwani (MMA Fighting/Fox Sports)
Mike Chiappetta (Fox Sports)
Gareth A Davies (The Daily Telegraph/Fox Sports)
Ben Fowlkes (USA TODAY/MMAjunkie)
John Morgan (USA TODAY/MMAjunkie)

Any awards you disagree with? Any nominees that were overlooked?


tags: 2013 World MMA Awards   Royce Gracie (detail)  Chris Weidman   Ronda Rousey (detail)  Travis Brown   Alexander Gustafsson (detail)  Duane Ludwig (detail)  


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Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

2/10/14 9:34 AM by Nexuscrawlers


Sinful1 site profile image  

2/10/14 9:21 AM by Sinful1

what a joke.

sexybutt69 site profile image  

2/8/14 7:48 PM by sexybutt69

Seriously. It's hard to take these awards seriously when a RNC wins over two flying armbars, a guillotine that puts unchokable Fitch to sleep, and a kneebar from back mount.

The Winter Soldier site profile image  

2/8/14 12:09 PM by The Winter Soldier

lol @ promotion of the year. Seems like the UFC has that one locked up forever.

biva site profile image  

2/8/14 10:46 AM by biva


Cory Davis site profile image  

2/8/14 10:26 AM by Cory Davis

Really don't like the sub of the year award.

BROTHER WISDOM site profile image  

2/8/14 9:57 AM by BROTHER WISDOM

I like the Alpha Male team but shouldnt the team with the 2 undisputed champs be gym of the year??? Champions that beat Team AM fighters recently

tonymoonlp site profile image  

2/8/14 9:03 AM by tonymoonlp

Vote up for you sir, thanks.

Ch1ef site profile image  

2/8/14 2:37 AM by Ch1ef


RKing85 site profile image  

2/8/14 1:45 AM by RKing85

I refuse to care about these awards until they get rid of Ring Girl of the year award