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MMA Junkie Staff

14th Annual World MMA Awards voting open; MMA Junkie and Mike Bohn nominated

Voting is underway for the 14th Annual World MMA Awards, at which Alexander Volkanovski, Johnny Eblen, Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev and Francis Ngannou are up for the top honor.

Fighters Only Magazine again is hosting the awards, and a black-tie ceremony is expected to take place before the end of the year.

Voting is underway at and runs for four weeks.

The Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year nominees include Volkanovski, Eblen, Oliveira, Makhachev and Ngannou are up for the top honor. Female Fighter of the Year finalists include Julianna Peña, Cris Cyborg, Kayla Harrison, Valentina Shevchenko and Raquel Pennington.

MMA Junkie (MMA Media Source of the Year) and Mike Bohn (MMA Journalist of the Year) also are finalists.

According to Fighters Only, a panel of MMA industry experts put together the list of award nominees. That expansive list includes:

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