If you work hard, train hard, and spend countless hours perfecting your skills -- it is always exciting to be recognized for your efforts.
Strikehard Productions will be hosting the very 1st Annual Strikehard Awards for 2012 honoring the hard work of Mixed Martial Arts fighters. The awards will be presented in conjuction with a Strikehard Nation style watch party of UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz on Friday, March 16. Location of the venue will be announced at a later date. Categories for the SHP Awards are: Submission of the Year; Brick Hands of the Year; Slam of the Year; Rising Star of the Year; and Fighter of the Year. Strikehard is posting each nominee for the category based on SHP fights from 2012; allowing fans to vote for 3 of their most favorite; the fighter with the most votes after the voting has ended moves on to the elimination round. Fans will then be allowed to vote for their fan favorite and the fighter with the most votes gets to walk away with the award.
Voting for the category of Submission of the Year has been narrowed down to 3 finalist: Chase Horton (Childersburg MMA) , Gabe Pappanostas, and Taylor Collett (Gadsden MMA).
Voting for the Slam of the Year has begun. The nominees for the Slam of the Year are:
SHP 15 Robert Terrell
SHP 15 Jason Yearta
SHP 16 Keifer Hammock
SHP 18 Jerald Colbert
SHP 19 Ethan Melisano
SHP 20 Seth Burgett
Head over to Strikehard Productions Facebook page to check out the categories and vote for your favorite fighter. All fights can be viewed on the SHP youtube channel at strikehardmma1.
Stay tuned for more information and to join in the fun as the MMA community honors and recognizes the hard working, dedicated mixed martial arts fighters.