“Inside MMA” To Celebrate the Best, Brightest…and Most Bizarre – it’s the 2010 Bazzie Awards Only on HDNet!

Colette Carey
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DALLAS (December 29, 2010) – It’s time again for the most unique awards ceremony in all of Mixed Martial Arts – HDNet will air the Third Annual Bazzie Awards Friday night, December 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET on “Inside MMA.” Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating review of the past year’s action as co-hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, (for whom the Bazzie Awards are named) will serve as presenters for these auspicious awards. Former UFC ringcard girl Natasha Wicks will join Kenny and Bas to hand out the coveted Bazzie in eleven different categories.

Some of the highlighted categories include:

Fighter of the Year Female Fighter of the Year
Jose Aldo Marloes Coenen
Frankie Edgar Megumi Fujii
Alistair Overeem Cristiane Santos
Anderson Silva Zoila Frausto
Cain Velasquez Miesha Tate
Fight of the Year Most Bizarre Moment
Leonard Garcia vs Chan Sun Jung, WEC 48 Paul Daley’s post-fight punch
Chris Leben vs Yoshihiro Akiyama, UFC 116 Strikeforce post-fight brawl
Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin, UFC 116 Post-fight celebration, V3 Fights
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen, UFC 117 Krzyszstof Sozysnski “checks the oil”
Jorge Santiago vs Kazuo Misaki, Sengoku 14 Jonathan Ivey’s rolls
Chris Lozano vs Jason Dent, NAAFS Robin Black vs Matt Knysh, Aggression MMA

Fans can check out all the videos and highlights leading up to the Third Annual Bazzie Awards by going to the Inside MMA page on the HDNet web site. “Inside MMA” airs every Friday on HDNet at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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