2011 Bazzie Award Winners

2011 Bazzie Award Winners

(Winners in Bold)

 

MMA STORY OF THE YEAR

Viacom buys Bellator

FOX deal with UFC

UFC buys Strikeforce

Nate Marquardt Fired

Mark Miller’s return to fighting after fight surgery

UFC Insurance

 

HONORARY BAZZIE AWARD

Shawn Tompkins

 

FIGHT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Alliance MMA

American Kickboxing Academy

Black House MMA

Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy

Greg Jackson’s Submission Fighting


 

BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Michael Chandler

Daniel Cormier

Phil Davis

Douglas Lima

Michael McDonald

Chad Mendes

 

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Zoila Gurgel

Sarah Kaufman

Marianna Keyfets

Ronda Rousey

Miesha Tate

 

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

Frankie Edgar over Gray Maynard at UFC 125 and 136

Cheick Kongo KO’s Pat Barry at UFC Live 4

Joe Warren vs Joe Soto

Diaz TKO of Daley at Strikeforce Daley vs Diaz

Brian Cobb over Drew Fickett, – MFC 30

Pete Sell comeback submission over Elijah Harshbarger – Ring of Combat

 

KO PUNCH OF THE YEAR

Cheick Kongo comeback KO of Pat Barry at UFC Live 4

Chris Liguori vs John Salgado – Ring of Combat 37

Alexis Vila vs Joe Warren – Bellator 51

John Makdessi backfist of Kyle Watson at UFC 129

Adam Lynn vs Curtis Demarce (elbow) – MFC 31

Travis Browne KO Stefan Struve – UFC 130

Sam Stout one punch KO’s Yves Edwards at UFC 131

 

KO KICK OF THE YEAR

Lyoto Machida KO’s Randy Couture at UFC 129

Anderson Silva KO’s Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

Patricky Pitbull vs Toby Imada – Bellator 39

Whitney flying knee vs Shafer – Titan FC 20

Holt flying knee over Musser – Bellator 51

Spohn 9 second knee KO over Bonnigson – Bellator 51

Dantas flying knee and punches over Reis – Bellator 51

Pat Curran KOs Marlon Sandro – Bellator 48

 

SUB OF THE YEAR

Chan Sung Jung’s “Twister” on Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24

Pablo Garza flying triangle on Yves Jabouin – UFC 129

Vinny Magalhaes Gogoplata on Viktor Nemkov – M1 Challenge 25

Pat Curran Peruvian Necktie on Luis Palomino – Bellator 46

Richard Hale’s inverted Triangle on  Nik Fekete – Bellator 38

Shinya Aoki’s 3 straight neck crank victories (Beerbohm – Strikeforce Diaz/Daley, Clementi – Dream Fight for Japan, Rob McCullough – Dream 17)

 

FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Gray Maynard vs Frankie Edgar II and III – UFC 125/UFC 136

Nick Diaz KOs Paul Daley at Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley

Ben Henderson vs Clay Guida – UFC on FOX 1

Michael Chandler vs Eddie Alvarez – Bellator 58

Dan Henderson vs Mauricio Rua – UFC 139


 

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Dominick Cruz

Nick Diaz

Frankie Edgar

Dan Henderson

Jon Jones

Anderson Silva

 

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