2018 BluegrassMMA Awards
The 2018 BluegrassMMA Awards voting has wrapped, and the winners are in.
This year, more than 38,000 votes were cast, setting a record and already making January 2019 one of the most popular months on BluegrassMMA.
The leading vote getter was Amateur Fighter of the Year winner Ian Pomfret, who topped second place finisher Dalton Rosta by a mere 10 votes. Pomfret had 1,750 votes, while Rosta came up just shy with 1,740 votes. Rosta did, however, win the Amateur Knockout of the Year for his finish of Devon Harrell at Rivers Rumble MMA with over 1,200 votes.
The Pro Fighter of the Year winner is Kentucky’s Nathan Maness, who held of a late charge from Mike Mason to win the title. That could mean a big year is in store for Maness, as previous winners of the Pro Fighter of the Year Award Jeff Hughes (2017) and Devonte Smith (2016) are in the UFC, while Dominic Mazzotta (2013) is signed with Bellator.
Winners will be presented with a plaque sometime during 2019.
Check out all of the 2018 winners below.
Pro Fighter of the Year
Amateur Fighter of the Year
Pro Knockout of the Year
Van Vo over Kellen VanCamp – Colosseum Combat XLIV
Amateur Knockout of the Year
Dalton Rosta over Devon Harrell – Rivers Rumble MMA
Pro Submission of the Year
Nikolai Gionti triangle over Marquis Johnson – Bayfront Brawl VI
Amateur Submission of the Year
Meghan Williams arm bar over Alexis Flaherty – Pinnacle FC 18
Pro Fight of the Year
Amateur Fight of the Year
Promotion of the Year
Honor Fighting Championship
Event of the Year
Pinnacle FC 18
Ring Announcer of the Year
Ring Card Girl of the Year