Announcements have been made for the nominees of the 15th annual World MMA Awards, which are selected by fans. Hopefully, your favorite outlet is nominated for MMA Media Source of the Year.
Fighters Only Magazine, a publication that has been covering mixed martial arts since 2005 and started its annual awards in 2008, recently revealed the nominees for the 15th edition of the World MMA Awards in over 20 categories. The eligible period for the contest spans from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. The categories encompass various subjects, including fighters, fight outcomes, coaches, promoters, ring card girls, media outlets, and the newly added “Fighting Spirit Award” that recognizes fighters’ courageous behavior both inside and outside the cage, as well as their good citizenship and philanthropy.
“I feel honored and thrilled to reach the 15-year milestone with the Fighters Only World MMA Awards,” stated Rob Hewitt, CEO of Fighters Only, in a press release. “Witnessing the growth of the sport during this time has brought me immense joy, and this year’s nominees truly reflect this growth. It is the most international Awards in our history, and this year we will truly celebrate the best of MMA worldwide.”
After two years of hosting virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World MMA Awards returned to an in-person ceremony last year, and the 2023 event will continue the tradition of Las Vegas galas for both nominees and fans.
The winners of the World MMA Awards are determined through fan voting. The voting period for this year is now open and will conclude on September 30, 2023. A complete list of categories and nominees can be found on the World MMA Awards website, where votes can be cast through desktop and mobile browsers.