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2012 World MMA Awards Handed Out; Jon Jones Secures Fighter Of The Year Once Again

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was once again selected as the top fighter of the year, taking home the Charles “Mask” Lewis award at the 2012 World MMA Awards Friday night.

Jones beat out Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson and Ronda Rousey in the fan-voted category, earning the title for the second straight year.

The awards show will air on Fox Sports Net January 20 at 9 p.m. ET, with replays scheduled for Fuel TV after the initial airing.

Complete results, and full nominees, can be found below. Fighters Only conducted the voting and nominee process for the awards.

CHARLES ‘MASK’ LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jon Jones
Nominees: Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey

FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)
Nominees: Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (UFC 139), Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez (Bellator 58), Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC on FUEL TV 1), Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung (UFC on FUEL TV 3), Jamie Varner vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC on FOX 4)

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Chris Weidman
Nominees: Renan Barao, Michael Chandler, Luke Rockhold, Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Michael Bisping
Nominees: Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Chan Sung Jung, Martin Kampmann, Stefan Struve

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142)
Nominees: Adam Khaliev vs. Alexei Belyaev (League S-70), Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim (UFC 142), Stephen Thompson vs. Dan Stittgen (UFC 143), Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon (UFC 144), Brian Rogers vs. Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61)

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
Winner: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
Nominees: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140), Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely (UFC on FOX 2), Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio (UFC 142), Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey), Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (UFC on FUEL TV 3)

BEST PROMOTION
Winner: UFC
Nominees: Bellator, Invicta FC, ONE FC, Strikeforce, UFC

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Nominees: Jessica Aguilar, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate

GYM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Nominees: American Kickboxing Academy, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA, Kings MMA, Nova Uniao

SHAWN TOMPKINS COACH OF THE YEAR
Winner: Rafael Cordeiro
Nominees: Rafael Cordeiro, Cesar Gracie, Greg Jackson, Javier Mendez, Andre Pederneiras

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
Winner: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140)
Nominees: Alan Belcher (career), Mike Swick (career), Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140), Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (UFC 144), J.P. Joubert vs. Norman Wessels (EFC Africa 15)

REFEREE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Herb Dean
Nominees: Herb Dean, Marc Goddard, John McCarthy, Josh Rosenthal, Mario Yamasaki

FIGHTERS ONLY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Leon Tabbs

MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV
Nominees: Karyn Bryant, MMA HEAT/FUEL TV; Ben Fowlkes, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY; Gareth A. Davies, The Telegraph; Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/FUEL TV; John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY

PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Winner: Joe Rogan
Nominees: Jon Anik, Bruce Buffer, Mauro Ranallo, Joe Rogan, Bas Rutten

MMA MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Sherdog.com
Nominees: ESPN, “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, MMAFighting.com, MMAjunkie.com, Sherdog.com

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR
Winner: Dana White
Nominees: Victor Cui, Lorenzo Fertitta, Shannon Knapp, Bjorn Rebney, Dana White

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND
Winner: Clinch Gear
Nominees: Bad Boy, Clinch Gear, Hayabusa, Jaco, Venum

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND
Winner: Bad Boy
Nominees: Bad Boy, Dethrone, Headrush, Punishment, TapouT

BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
Winner: Pretorian
Nominees: Everlast, Fairtex, Hayabusa, Pretorian, Venum

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