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Fighters Only Announces Nominees for 2011 World MMA Awards

Written by Tom Ngo
September 3rd, 2011
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Fighters Only Awards

What? 5thRound.com wasn’t nominated for anything again this year? Alright, fine. We may not have done enough to crack the VIP list, but unlike the other mixed martial arts news websites that got snubbed, we’ll support Fighters Only’s 2011 World MMA Awards, nonetheless.

Fans can cast their votes between now and November 25th on a wide range of categories. A fancy black-tie reception will be held at The Pearl inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 30th to announce the winners.

Here are this year’s nominees (VOTE HERE):

CHARLES “MASK” LEWIS FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Dominick Cruz
Nick Diaz
Dan Henderson
Jon Jones
Anderson Silva

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Donald Cerrone
Daniel Cormier
Phil Davis
Demetrious Johnson
Brian Stann

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick at UFC 129
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber at UFC 132
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 125
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann at UFC Live 3

SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24
Pable Garza vs. Yves Jabouin at UFC 129
Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete at Bellator 38
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov at M-1 Challenge 25
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader at UFC 132

RING ENTRANCE OF THE YEAR

Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133
Vitor Belfort at UFC 133
Dave Herman at UFC 131
Mark Hominick at UFC 129
Jason “Mayhem” Miller at DREAM.16

REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Herb Dean
“Big” John McCarthy
Dan Miragliotta
Josh Rosenthal
Mario Yamasaki

RING GIRL OF THE YEAR

Arianny Celeste
Kelli Hutcherson
Brittney Palmer
Chandella Powell
Mercedes Terrell

MMA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Bruce Buffer
Jacob “Stitch” Duran
Joe Rogan
Bas Rutten
Burt Watson

BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING

Bad Boy
Hayabusa
Jaco
Sprawl
Venum

MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR

“Inside MMA” on HDNet
MMAFighting.com
“MMA Live” on ESPN
MMAjunkie.com
Sherdog.com

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Marloes Coenen
Zoila Gurgel
Sarah Kaufman
Ronda Rousey
Miesha Tate

INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Michael Bisping
Alexander Gustafsson
Joachim Hansen
Alistair Overeem
Dennis Siver

KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Toby Imada at Bellator 39
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson at UFC 129
Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture at UFC 129
Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche at “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live 5
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
Tito Ortiz (career)
Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto at Bellator 27

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rafael Cordeiro
Eric Del Fierro
Cesar Gracie
Greg Jackson
Shawn Tompkins

GYM OF THE YEAR

Alliance MMA
Black House
Jackson’s MMA
Roufusport
Xtreme Couture

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR

Scott Coker
Lorenzo Fertitta
Marc Ratner
Bjorn Rebney
Dana White

PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

BAMMA
Bellator Fighting Championships
DREAM
Strikeforce
UFC

BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING

Affliction
Bad Boy
Form Athletics
RVCA
TapouT

BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

Bad Boy
Everlast
Hayabusa
Rival
Venum

MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Gareth A. Davies
Josh Gross
Ariel Helwani
Ben Fowlkes
John Morgan

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