Miami, FL (Marketwire), Monday, November 9, 2009 – continues to gravitate towards success that mirrors its own main aim of providing fans with entertainment excellence, and taking the lead as premium sponsor of Sportsnet’s MMA Connected has been validated by the program’s recent dual World MMA Awards nomination.

MMA Connected has been nominated for “Best MMA Media Source” up against Inside MMA, MMA Junkie, MMA Weekly and Sherdog. ‘Showdown Joe’, the host, has also received the nod as a contender in the “Best MMA Journalist” category, competing beside Gareth Davies, Kevin Lole, Dave Meltzer and John Morgan.

The Mixed Martial Arts Awards celebrate the massively popular world of MMA, with this year’s nominees to be honored at a star-studded gala event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on December 30th.

Fans will decide the winners in 18 categories. Cast your votes now for Sportsnet's "MMA Connected", sponsored by, and its host "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. If you’re one of the MMA magazine–style program’s loyal audience tuning in each week, the time is right to show your support.

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Vote for MMA Connected – "Best MMA Media Source", Vote for Joe Ferraro – "Best MMA Journalist", and tune into MMA Connected Presented by every Monday night.

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