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Nominees for Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2009

Read the full list of 2009 nominees.

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 FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
•    Georges St. Pierre
•    Lyoto Machida
•    Anderson Silva
•    Mike Brown
•    Brock Lesnar

FIGHT OF THE YEAR
•    Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber at WEC 41
•    Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
•    Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC 99
•    Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir at UFC 100
•    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture at UFC 102

KO OF THE YEAR
•    Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell at UFC 88
•    Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping at UFC 100
•    Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 98
•    Nate Marquart vs. Demian Maia at UFC 102
•    Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
•    B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian at UFC 101
•    Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz at UFC 99
•    Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory at UFC 91
•    Toby Imada vs. Jorge Masvidal at Bellator 5
•    Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen at UFC 95

BEST PROMOTION
•    UFC
•    Strikeforce
•    DREAM
•    WEC
•    Bellator

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR
•    Dana White, UFC president
•    Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC CEO
•    Scott Coker, Strikeforce founder and CEO
•    Charles "Mask" Lewis, TapouT co-founder
•    Joe Silva, UFC VP of Talent Relations

EUROPEAN FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
•    Mike Bisping
•    Fedor Emelianenko
•    Terry Etim
•    Dan Hardy
•    Gegard Mousasi

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
•    Shane Carwin
•    Dan Hardy
•    Jon Jones
•    Brock Lesnar
•    Cain Velasquez

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
•    Gina Carano
•    Megumi Fujii
•    Sarah Kaufman
•    Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos
•    Rosi Sexton

COACH OF THE YEAR
•    Mark Dellagrotte
•    Greg Jackson
•    Ricardo Liborio
•    Greg Nelson
•    Shawn Tompkins

RING GIRL OF THE YEAR
•    Arianny Celeste
•    Edith LaBelle
•    Holly Madison
•    Natasha Wicks
•    Logan Stanton

GYM OF THE YEAR
•    American Top Team
•    Black House MMA
•    Xtreme Couture
•    Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting
•    Wolfslair

BEST MMA BRAND
•    Bad Boy
•    Hayabusa
•    Silverstar
•    TapouT
•    UFC

BEST OVERALL MMA CLOTHING MANUFACTURER
•    Affliction
•    One More Round
•    Silver Star
•    TapouT
•    Toe2Toe

BEST MMA GLOVES MANUFACTURER
•    Everlast MMA
•    Fairtex
•    Hayabusa
•    Triumph United
•    UFC

BEST MMA SHORTS MANUFACTURER
•    ADX
•    Hayabusa
•    Sprawl
•    Tapout
•    Warrior

BEST MEDIA SOURCE
•    MMAJunkie.com
•    "Inside MMA" on HDNet
•    "MMA Connected" on Sportsnet
•    MMAWeekly.com
•    Sherdog.com

BEST MMA JOURNALIST
•    John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/Dallas Morning News
•    Gareth A. Davies, Telegraph.com
•    Joe Ferraro, "MMA Connected"
•    Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports
•    Dave Meltzer, Yahoo! Sports/Wrestling Observer

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MMA (not voted on by fans, but by industry peers)
 

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