The 2012 World MMA Awards have a broadcast date, as the program will air on January 20 on Fox Sports Net at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The awards actually take place this Friday night from Las Vegas.

Chael Sonnen and Molly Qerim return as hosts, with several MMA and Hollywood stars expected to be in attendance.

In one of the more intriguing categories, Ronda Rousey will compete with Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson and Jon Jones for the Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year award. All of the awards are based on fan voting conducted through Fighters Only.

Fuel TV will run replays of the show at a variety of times.

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