UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre and lightweight champion Frankie Edgar are both up for ESPY Awards tonight on ESPN.
Edgar’s nomination marks the first for an MMA athlete outside of the “Best Fighter” category. The Jersey Boy’s shocking victory over former title holder BJ Penn got him an ESPY nomination for “Best Upset.”
This is St-Pierre’s second ESPY nomination for “Best Fighter.” He will be going up against the category’s last two winners in boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The 2010 ESPYS air live tonight on ESPN beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT. Seth Myers from ‘Saturday Night Live’ will be hosting this year’s show, which takes place inside the NOKIA Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.