Fighters Only: 2012 World MMA Awards ENCORE airing on FIGHT NOW TV

Aug 5, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Las Vegas, NV. (August 1, 2013) – Fans will get one more chance to see the most glamorous evening in mixed martial arts when the hugely successful 2012 Fighters Only World MMA Awards encores by popular demand on FIGHT NOW TV – America's only proven 24-hour combat sports channel – on Friday, August 2nd, starting at 9pm (ET). As the six-month countdown to the 2013 Fighters Only World MMA Awards begins, and mixed martial arts fans the world over start to assess who will get their votes when they submit a ballot for the sixth annual awards next year, Fighters Only and FIGHT NOW TV give a last peek at the fighters and industry professionals who left their mark on 2012 and went home with the silver statuette to prove it.

Celebrate with Fight Now TV, the most amazing achievements and success of MMA in the city designed to captivate the essence of the fight sports industry – Las Vegas! The Fighters Only Awards gives fans across the globe the opportunity to cast their vote on the athletes, brands and industry professionals having made the greatest impact on the sport over the previous year. Voting spanned 22 award categories such as: ‘Fight of the Year’, ‘Knockout of the Year’ and ‘Submission of the Year’. The event culminates in a special ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award which was presented to an all-time amazing MMA recipient.

The Fifth Annual Awards witnessed a first in the illustrious history of mixed martial arts, female fighting sensation Ronda Rousey capped a remarkable 12 months being nominated in a record-breaking four categories – making history! In addition to ‘Female Fighter of the Year’, Rousey was shortlisted for ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year’, ‘Submission of the Year’ and for the annual leading award, the ‘Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis Fighter of the Year’.

This year’s ceremony introduced a brand-new award category, voted for entirely by MMA devotees. The ‘Fans’ Highlight Reel Moment of the Year’ award is 100% nomination based. No shortlists, no candidates, just an open invitation to those voting to select their personal highlights occurring inside or outside the ring.

FIGHT NOW TV is available in the Cablevision Sports Tier and Gold Pack on channel 464.

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About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas, Austin, and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is a cross-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.

Founded by Channel Zero, Inc., FIGHT NOW TV is the only 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week combat sports channel in the nation. The network's mandate is to bring the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW TV is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and matchups from around the globe.

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