BJPENN COM

MMA News

Thursday, 12/01/2011, 01:57 am

2011 World MMA Awards Results

The 2011 World MMA Awards took place tonight at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas Nevada. The show was hosted by outspoken UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen, and included awards for categories such as “Fighter Of The Year”, “KO Of The Year”, and “Fight Of The Year” (between the dates September 1st, 2010 and August 31st, 2011).  The following were tonight’s nominees and award winners for all 22 categories:

International Fighter of the Year
NOMINEES:
Michael Bisping
Alexander Gustafsson
Joachim Hansen
Alistair Overeem
Dennis Siver
Winner: Alistair Overeem

Gym of the Year
NOMINEES:
Alliance MMA
Black House
Jackson’s MMA
Roufusport
Xtreme Couture
Winner: Black House

Referee of the Year
NOMINEES:
Herb Dean
“Big” John McCarthy
Dan Miragliotta
Josh Rosenthal
Mario Yamasaki
Winner: Herb Dean

Comeback of the Year
NOMINEES:
Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche (Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson)
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC Live 5)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
Tito Ortiz (career)
Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto (Bellator 27)
Winner: Cheick Kongo

Best Technical Equipment
NOMINEES:
Bad Boy
Everlast
Hayabusa
Rival
Venum
Winner: Everlast

Journalist of the Year
NOMINEES:
John Morgan
Gareth A. Davies
Josh Gross
Ariel Helwani
Ben Fowlkes
Winner: Ariel Helwani

Coach of the Year
NOMINEES:
Rafael Cordeiro
Eric Del Fierro
Cesar Gracie
Greg Jackson
Shawn Tompkins
Winner: Greg Jackson

Best Lifestyle Clothing
NOMINEES:
Affliction
Bad Boy
Form Athletics
RVCA
TapouT
Winner: TapouT

Promotion of the Year
NOMINEES:
BAMMA
Bellator Fighting Championships
DREAM
Strikeforce
UFC
Winner:UFC

Media Source of the Year
NOMINEES:
“Inside MMA” on HDNet
MMAFighting.com
“MMA Live” on ESPN
MMAjunkie.com
Sherdog.com
Winner: MMAJunkie.com

Best Technical Clothing
NOMINEES:
Bad Boy
Hayabusa
Jaco
Sprawl
Venum
Winner: Bad Boy

Personality of the Year
NOMINEES:
Bruce Buffer
Jacob “Stitch” Duran
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten
Burt Watson
Winner: Joe Rogan

Female Fighter of the Year
NOMINEES:
Marloes Coenen
Zoila Gurgel
Sarah Kaufman
Ronda Rousey
Miesha Tate
Winner: Miesha Tate

Entrance of the Year
NOMINEES:
Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC 133)
Vitor Belfort (UFC 133)
Dave Herman (UFC 131)
Mark Hominick (UFC 129)
Jason “Mayhem” Miller (DREAM.16)
Winner: Jason “Mayhem” Miller

Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
NOMINEES:
Donald Cerrone
Daniel Cormier
Phil Davis
Demetrious Johnson
Brian Stann
Winner: Donald Cerrone

Submission of the Year
NOMINEES:
Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia (UFC Fight Night 24)
Pable Garza vs. Yves Jabouin (UFC 129)
Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete (Bellator 38)
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov (M-1 Challenge 25)
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader (UFC 132)
Winner: Chan Sung Jung

Ring Girl of the Year
NOMINEES:
Arianny Celeste
Kelli Hutcherson
Brittney Palmer
Chandella Powell
Mercedes Terrell
Winner: Arianny Celeste

Leading Man of the Year
NOMINEES:
Scott Coker
Lorenzo Fertitta
Marc Ratner
Bjorn Rebney
Dana White
Winner: Dana White

KO of the Year
NOMINEES:
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Toby Imada (Bellator 39)
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC Live 5)
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson (UFC 129)
Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture (UFC 129)
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (UFC 126)
Winner: Anderson Silva

Fight of the Year
NOMINEES:
Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (UFC 129)
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (UFC 132)
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (UFC 125)
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley)
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann (UFC Live 3)
Winner: Edgar vs. Maynard

Fighter of the Year
NOMINEES:
Dominick Cruz
Nick Diaz
Dan Henderson
Jon Jones
Anderson Silva
Winner: Jon Jones

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Shawn Tompkins

comments

43 Comments to 2011 World MMA Awards Results

  1. e says:

    Female Fighter of the Year
    Winner: Miesha Tate

    i love me some miesha tate

  2. toby says:

    Miller’s walk-in was indeed legendary! Just a funny dude! Bonkers!

  3. Dave says:

    Congratulations Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, for a well deserved ‘Fighter of the year’ achievement, well done!

  4. G says:

    I cannot believe Silva only won one. This is ridiculous.

    • Ivirn says:

      Yeah anderson silva deserved fighter of the year.Jon jones is too cocky

      • Mike R says:

        Personality has nothing to do with being fighter of the year. You sound ignorant

      • Shea says:

        Jones deserved it. He is always improving. Who care if he is cocky? You ever watch Silva vs. Demian maia? Embarrassing for Silva

        • THE INUK says:

          hows that embarressing for silva? he was smashing maia the whole fucking fight.. i rather watch silva fight like that, then lay n prey bullshit

          silva deserved fighter of the year by far!!

        • josh says:

          by far?? No way. I think it was close between those too for sure. Jones fought four times and silva fought 3 times. Jones dominated every fighter he faced while Silva dominated vitor and yushin he squeeked by against Sonnen.

          so i think jones deserves it. cocky or not now he is a beast.

    • Fortyb4five says:

      Anderson is GQ sportsman of the year..something Jones will never be. So..

  5. hypehpyehype says:

    how the fuck is cormier not the breakthrough fighter of the year. cerrone is great but come on, cormiers year literally defined breakthrough

  6. Shaikh says:

    What about best staredown?

  7. fuck sonnen says:

    How about we stack those ring girls up like pancakes and tear that UP!!!!

  8. Eric El Bestia says:

    Edgar vs Maynard fight of the year? Shogun vs Hendo wasn’t even a nominee. Bull shit

  9. Rachel Smith says:

    WTF (excuse the language) how did Tito Ortiz miss out on come back of the year????????????? Can anyone tell me that?????/

  10. guamy says:

    FIGHT OF THE YEAR WENT TO EDGAR MAYNARD? THAT FIGHT WASNT EVEN CLOSE TO FIGHT OF THE YEAR. BJ VS NICK OR HENDO SHOGUN. ALSO LYOTOS KICK WAS BETTER THAN ANDERSONS FOR KO OF THE YEAR. SORRY FOR CAPS

  11. Marc says:

    International fighter of the year alistair overeem??? He’s a great athlete but all he did was beat werdum in one of the worst headliners of the year and ko’d Duffey. What about silva, GSP, dos santos, Aldo, Lombard to name a few.

    • dogboy says:

      Overeem was the Strikeforce champion and a K1 Champion oh and A Dream Champion in one year. Come with a better international fighters resume for 2011. *crickets* *crickets* *crickets*

  12. Zack says:

    It makes me happy Gsp didn’t win shit.

    • Ethan says:

      from Sept. 2010 to August 2011 he has fought, to decision, Josh Koshcheck and Jake Shields..

      the only interesting thing he did all year was get butt hurt when Nick Diaz called him out… he recovered quickly from his butthurtedness though, now nick is the opponent he wants and thats about all he’ll say about it

  13. Nope.. The saint didn’t win any awards.. Except 5 million dollars a fight and still has the WW belt! We know how important winning these awards are.. WHOA NELLIE big fkn deal!

    Fight of the year should’ve went to Hendo v Shogun!

    • Ethan says:

      “Chris
      The range was only from September 2010 through August 31st 2011. Hendo-Shogun will be a nominee next year.”

      but yes i agree it was definitely a better fight, if it has any competition for next years awards then we’ll have one hell of a year of fights

  14. steve says:

    i have a few problems. fuck anderson winning ko of the year as if lyoto’s kick wasnt a million times better. and shawn tompkins should have won best trainer(not just because he’s dead) i mean any coach can give their fighters roids and grease em up. fuck greg jackson

  15. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Blackzillains are winning best gym next year.

    Although I don’t like Jon Jones, he deserves fighter of the year over Anderson. How many times has Anderson fought this year?…

    I agree with all of these decisions including EDGAR vs MAYNARD for fight of the year. Shogun vs Hendo is a better fight but didn’t meet the deadline. That would then warrant an award for best fight of all time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>