2013 World MMA Awards Winners

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The 2013 World MMA Awards hosted by Fighters Only were held at the weekend and we’ve got all the winners for you below.

Chris Weidman’s back-to-back wins over UFC superstar Anderson Silva were deemed to be enough to earn him ‘Fighter Of The Year’ status, while, unsurprisingly, Ronda Rousey claimed ‘Female Fighter Of The Year’ as she kept her unbeaten record intact in style.

Travis Browne had a good night, earning both ‘Breakthrough Fighter Of The Year’ for his three-fight winnings streak, and also ‘Comeback Of The Year’ thanks to his front kick KO against Alistair Overeem which came after he came under heavy fire earlier in the bout.

Alexander Gustafsson was also a multiple award winner, scooping up ‘International Fighter Of The Year’ and ‘Fight Of The Year’ for his hard-fought five round war with Jon Jones.

Vitor Belfort’s devastating head kick stoppage of Luke Rockhold won him ‘Knockout Of The Year’ and Urijah Faber adds ‘Submission Of The Year’ to his trophy cabinet thanks to a rear-naked choke against veteran campaigner, Ivan Menjivar.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year
Vitor Belfort
Urijah Faber
Demetrious Johnson
Chris Weidman
Cain Velasquez

Female Fighter of the Year
Joanne Calderwood
Alexis Davis
Jessica Eye
Holly Holm
Ronda Rousey

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Travis Browne
T.J. Grant
Conor McGregor
Nick Newell
Khabib Nurmagomedov

International Fighter of the Year
Shinya Aoki
Alexander Gustafsson
Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Alexander Shlemenko

Fight of the Year
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann (UFC on Fuel TV 8)
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez II (Bellator 106)
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson (UFC 165)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez (UFC 166)
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva (UFC Fight Night 33)

Knockout of the Year
Vitor Belfort (vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8)
Junior Dos Santos (vs. Mark Hunt, UFC 160)
Emanuel Newton (vs. “King Mo” Lawal, Bellator 90)
Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (vs. Dener Dos Santos, WOCS 28)
Chris Weidman (vs. Anderson Silva, UFC 162)

Submission of the Year
Olivier Fontaine (vs. Sofian Benchohra, Lyon FC)
Josh Burkman (vs. Jon Fitch, WSOF 3)
Urijah Faber (vs. Ivan Menjivar, UFC 157)
Rose Namajunas (vs. Kathina Catron, Invicta 5)
Kenny Robertson (vs. Brock Jardine, UFC 157)

Comeback of the Year
Travis Browne (vs. Alistair Overeem, UFC Fight Night 26)
Blagoi Ivanov (career)
Robbie Lawler (career)
Michelle Waterson (vs. Jessica Penne, Invicta 5)
Tom Watson (vs. Stanislav Nedkov, UFC on Fuel TV 7)

Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year
Henri Hooft
Duane Ludwig
Ray Longo
Andre Pederneiras
Duke Roufus

Gym of the Year
AKA
Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA
Nova Uniao
Roufusport
Team Alpha Male

Trainer of the Year
Doug Balzarini
Jake Bonacci
Jonathan Chaimberg
Mike Dolce
Joel Jamieson

Referee of the Year
Herb Dean
Marc Goddard
Yves Lavigne
John McCarthy
Mario Yamasaki

Ringcard Girl of the Year
Jade Bryce
Arianny Celeste
Kat Kelley
Brittney Palmer
Mercedes Terrell

Leading Man
Victor Cui
Lorenzo Fertitta
Bjorn Rebney
Ray Sefo
Dana White

Personality of the Year
Bruce Buffer
Kenny Florian
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten
Chael Sonnen

Best Promotion
Bellator MMA
Cage Warriors
ONE FC
UFC
WSOF

Media Source of the Year
Inside MMA (AXS TV)
MMA Fighting
MMAjunkie
Sherdog
UFC Tonight (Fox Sports)

Journalist of the Year
Mike Chiappetta (Fox Sports)
Gareth A Davies (The Daily Telegraph/Fox Sports)
Ben Fowlkes (USA TODAY/MMAjunkie)
Ariel Helwani (MMA Fighting/Fox Sports)
John Morgan (USA TODAY/MMAjunkie)

Best Lifestyle Clothing
Bad Boy
Fear the Fighter
Headrush
Roots of Fight
Torque

Best Technical Clothing
Bad Boy
Clinch Gear
Hayabusa
Jaco
Venum

Best Technical Equipment
Bad Boy
Century
Everlast
Hayabusa
Venum

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