Ladies and gentleman, it has been an extraordinary year of ups and down for all of those involved in the rapidly growing world of mixed martial arts, but all things must come to an end, and it’s time for FiveOuncesofPain.com to dish out our official year end awards for the crazy year that was 2009.
We’ll be diving headfirst into a series of fifteen end of the year awards over the next fourteen days, beginning tomorrow morning with “The Top Ten Breakthrough Fighters of 2009“, and ending on December 31 with a special two part New Years Eve year-end award extravaganza…. bonanza.
This year we have gone through great lengths to insure that we left no stone overturned while researching the candidates for the eighteen different awards that will be distributed in categories like “Fighter of the Year”, Knockout of the Year”, “Fight of the Year”, “Worst Fight of the Year”, and many, many more.
Every category will be submitted in a listed format, ranking the best of the year in each category by either the top ten or top five.
See below for a full schedule of the official 5 Oz. 2009 MMA Awards:
December 18: Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
December 19: Female Fighter of the Year
December 20: Trash Talker of the Year
December 21: Upset of the Year
December 22: Knockout of the Year
December 23: Comeback Fighter of the Year
December 24: Submission of the Year
December 25: Worst Fight of the Year
December 26: Story of the Year
December 27: Gym of the Year
December 28: Beatdown of the Year
December 29: Event of the Year
December 30: Most Exciting Fighter of the Year
December 31: Fight of the Year & Fighter of the Year