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Winners took center stage at the 2011 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at the Palms

WINNERS TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE 2011

FIGHTERS ONLY WORLD MIXED MARTIAL ARTS AWARDS

AT THE PALMS

Awards ceremony celebrated the who’s who in MMA with a star-studded, black-tie event inside the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort

 

The 4th annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Awards took place inside the Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday night. The show, which was hosted by UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and included a performance by world-wide dance sensations and Las Vegas headliners Jabbawockeez, featured awards from more than 20 categories that celebrated all that is the sport of MMA.

Awards included Fighter of the Year (winner – Jon Jones), Knockout of the Year (winner – Anderson Silva), Comeback of the Year (winner – Cheick Kongo) and Fight of the Year (winner –Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard; UFC 125). Celebrity fans including Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, Mikalah Gordon, Frankie Muniz, Katrina Law, Steve Rannazzisi and Mark Ballas also showed their support by attending and presenting awards alongside industry leaders. Fans and winners then celebrated with an after party at Palms’ Playboy Club.

The 2011 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards will premiere nationally on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports.

Fighters Only continues to bring fans unique access to fighters in the world of MMA with the annual awards show, as well as running numerous forms of digital media including International websites, iPhone applications and iPad versions of Fighters Only and sister print publication Train Hard Fight Easy magazine (MMA Health and Fitness magazine).

For additional photos or video access of the 2011 awards show, please email alissa@prpluslv.com.

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 seventh anniversary and outsells any other combat sports magazine in its sector, exporting copies into an additional 29 countries worldwide. Its magazine reach is supported by numerous forms of digital media including, International websites, iPhone applications and iPad versions of Fighters Only and sister print publication Train Hard Fight Easy magazine (MMA Health and Fitness magazine).

In December 2009, Fighters Only held the sport’s first live ‘Oscars’ style awards ceremony 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 line and have since gone on to launch branded clothing and equipment ranges under license.

About The Pearl:

The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest 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 Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.

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