2011 Fighters Only MMA Awards In Vegas

UFC Middleweight Star Chael Sonnen will host this year's event honoring the best of the best in Mixed Martial Arts.

Nash Herringtonby Nash Herrington

Closing another sensational year of mixed martial arts, the fourth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Awards will be held inside the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. 

With 22 categories up for grabs, the Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2011 will feature a night of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment in a black-tie celebration.

Fan voting for all categories is now open at WorldMMAAwards.com.

Tickets for the World MMA Awards 2011 are priced at $59, $79 and $99, plus additional fees and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Box Office, by calling 702-944-3200 or at any Ticketmaster location. Doors for the event on Nov. 30, 2011, are at 6 p.m. and show time is 7:30 p.m.
 
Fan voting for the Fighters Only MMA Awards 2011 is scheduled to end on Friday, Nov. 25.

 

Vote for your favorites in all categories!  Voting is now open at www.WorldMMAAwards.com.

Sherdog.com is nominated for Media Source of the Year!

CraveOnline's own Bruce Buffer, MMA specialist and podcaster, is nominated for MMA Personality of the Year! Check out all the categories and nominees before you head over to the voting site!

 

Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2011 categories and official nominees:
 
FIGHTER OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY BODYBUILDING.COM
·      Anderson Silva
·      Dan Henderson
·      Dominick Cruz
·      Jon Jones
·      Nick Diaz
BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR-SPONSORED BY GASPARI NUTRITION
·      Brian Stann
·      Daniel Cormier
·      Demetrious Johnson
·      Donald Cerrone
·      Phil Davis
FIGHT OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY BODYBUILDING.COM
·      Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
·      Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber at UFC 132
·      Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard at UFC 125
·      Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick at UFC 129
·      Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley
SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR
·      Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24
·      Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin at UFC 129
·      Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch at UFC 132
·      Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete at Bellator 38
·      Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov at M1 Challenge
RING ENTRANCE OF THE YEAR
·      Dave Herman  at UFC 131
·      Jason Miller at Dream 16
·      Mark Hominick at UFC 129
·      Vitor Belfort at UFC 133
·      Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133
REFEREE OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY BAD BOY
·      “Big” John McCarthy
·      Dan Miragliotta
·      Herb Dean
·      Josh Rosenthal
·      Mario Yamasaki
RING GIRL OF THE YEAR
·      Arianny Celeste
·      Brittney Palmer
·      Chandella Powell
·      Kelli Hutcherson
·      Mercedes Terrell
MMA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
·      Bas Rutten
·      Bruce Buffer
·      Burt Watson
·      Jacob “Stitch” Duran
·      Joe Rogan
BEST TECHNICAL CLOTHING BRAND
·      Bad Boy
·      Hayabusa
·      Jaco
·      Sprawl
·      Venum
MEDIA SOURCE OF THE YEAR
·      “Inside MMA” on HD Net
·      MMAFighting.com
·      MMAJunkie.com
·      “MMA Live” on ESPN
·      Sherdog.com
FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
·      Marloes Coenen
·      Miesha Tate
·      Ronda Rousey
·      Sarah Kaufman
·      Zoila Frausto
INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER OF THE YEAR-SPONSORED BY MICROTECH
·      Alexander Gustafsson
·      Alistair Overeem
·      Dennis Siver
·      Joachim Hansen
·      Michael Bisping
KO OF THE YEAR – SPONSORED BY DOM FIGHT GEAR
·      Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126
·      Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry at UFC Live
·      John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson at UFC 129
·      Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture at UFC 129
·      Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Toby Imada at Bellator 39
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
·      Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career)
·      Cheick Kongo (vs. Pat Barry)
·      Joe Warren (vs. Joe Soto at Bellator 27)
·      Marloes Coenen (vs. Liz Carmouche)
·      Tito Ortiz (career)
COACH OF THE YEAR
·      Cesar Gracie
·      Eric Del Fierro
·      Greg Jackson
·      Rafael Cordeiro
·      Shawn Tompkins
GYM OF THE YEAR-SPONSORED BY THE BURN MACHINE
·      Alliance MMA
·      Black House MMA
·      Greg Jackson's MMA
·      Roufusport Martial Arts Academy
·      Xtreme Couture
LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR-SPONSORED BY THE GUN STORE
·      Bjorn Rebney, Bellator founder and CEO
·      Dana White, UFC president
·      Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC co-owner
·      Marc Ratner, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
·      Scott Coker, Strikeforce founder and CEO
BEST PROMOTION OF THE YEAR-SPONSORED BY GASPARI NUTRITION
·      BAMMA
·      Bellator
·      DREAM
·      Strikeforce
·      UFC
BEST LIFESTYLE CLOTHING BRAND
·      Affliction
·      Bad Boy
·      Form
·      RVCA
·      TapouT
BEST TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT BRAND
·      Bad Boy
·      Everlast MMA
·      Hayabusa
·      Rival
·      Venum
MMA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
·      Ariel Helwani, MMAFighting.com/Versus.com
·      Ben Fowlkes, Sports Illustrated, MMAFighting.com (Former CraveOnline MMA Writer!)
·      Gareth A. Davies, Telegraph.com
·      John Morgan, MMAjunkie.com
·      Josh Gross, ESPN