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2011 WMMA Awards Nominees & Results

2011 Results

Ronda Rousey

2011 Fighter of the Year

Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino

2011 Fan Favorite

Fight of the Year

Winner: Patricia Vidonic vs Chelsea Colarelli – BlackEye Promotions 5 (Full Fight)

  • Rosi Sexton vs Roxanne Modafferi – Cage Warriors 40 (Part 1 | Part 2)
  • Marloes Coenen vs Liz Carmouche – Strikeforce: Columbus (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3)
  • Sheila Gaff vs Aisling Daly – Cage Warriors 41 (Full Fight)
  • Cat Zingano vs Takayo Hashi – Fight To Win: Outlaws (Part 1 | Part 2)
  • Jessica Aguilar vs Carla Esparza – Bellator 46 (Full Fight)
  • Sara McMann vs Raquel Pa’aluhi – ProElite 1 (Part 1 | Part 2)
  • Alexis Davis vs Amanda Nunes – Strikeforce: Cincinnati (Full Fight)
  • Patricia Vidonic vs Chelsea Colarelli – BlackEye Promotions 5 (Full Fight)
  • Jessica Aguilar vs Lisa Ellis-Ward – Bellator 58 (Full Fight)

Female Featherweight (145) of the Year

Winner: Ronda Rousey (3-0 at 145, 4-0 in 2011)

  • Ediane Gomes (3-1 in 2011)
  • Ronda Rousey (3-0 at 145, 4-0 in 2011)
  • Romy Ruyssen (2-0 in 2011)
  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (1-0 in 2011)

Female Bantamweight (135) of the Year

Winner: Alexis Davis (2-0 in 2011)

  • Alexis Davis (2-0 in 2011)
  • Sarah Kaufman (2-0 in 2011)
  • Sara McMann (3-0 at 135, 4-0 in 2011)
  • Miesha Tate (1-0 in 2011)

Female Super Flyweight (125) of the Year

Winner: Barb Honchak (4-0 in 2011)

  • Aisling Daly (2-1 at 125, 3-1 in 2011)
  • Sheila Gaff (2-0 in 2011)
  • Barb Honchak (4-0 in 2011)
  • Marianna Kheyfets (2-0 in 2011)

Female Flyweight (115) of the Year

Winner: Jessica Aguilar (1-0 at 115, 2-0 in 2011)

  • Jessica Aguilar (1-0 at 115, 2-0 in 2011)
  • Seo Hee Ham (3-1 in 2011)
  • Ayaka Hamasaki (1-0 at 115, 2-0 in 2011)
  • Mei Yamaguchi (3-1 in 2011)

Female Strawweight (106) of the Year

Winner: Naho Sugiyama (4-0 in 2011)

  • Kikuyo Ishikawa (2-1 in 2011)
  • Yukiko Seki (3-1 in 2011)
  • Naho Sugiyama (4-0 in 2011)
  • Misaki Takimoto (2-2 in 2011)

Female Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Ronda Rousey

  • Sheila Bird (2-0 in 2011)
  • Holly Holm (2-0 in 2011)
  • Sara McMann (4-0 in 2011)
  • Ronda Rousey (4-0 in 2011)

Amateur Female Fighter of the Year

Winner: Taylor Stratford (3-1 in 2011)

  • Jade De Haas (3-0 in 2011)
  • Jessamyn Duke (3-2 in 2011)
  • Taylor Stratford (3-1 in 2011)
  • Juta Vejina (3-0 in 2011)

Knockout of the Year

Winner: Heather Clark def. April Coutino by KO (Punch) at 0:10 of round 1. (Watch)

  • Amanda Nunes def. Julia Budd by KO (Punches) at 0:14 of round 1. (Watch)
  • Heather Clark def. April Coutino by KO (Punch) at 0:10 of round 1. (Watch)
  • Sheila Gaff def. Hanna Sillen by KO (Punches) at 0:08 of round 1. (Watch)
  • Cat Zingano def. Takayo Hashi by KO (Slam) at 4:42 of round 3. (Watch)
  • Holly Holm def. Jan Finney by KO (Kick To The Body) at 2:49 of round 3. (Watch)
  • Anna Barone def. Charmaine Tweet by KO (Punches) at 0:18 of round 1. (Video N/A)

Submission of the Year

Winner: Miesha Tate def. Marloes Coenen by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:03 of round 4. (Watch)

  • Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:29 of round 4. (Watch)
  • Tara LaRosa def. Carina Damm by Submission (Inverted Heel Hook) at 0:28 of round 2. (Watch)
  • Sheila Bird def. Kim Couture by Tech. Submission (Leg Scissor Choke) at 1:48 of round 1. (Watch)
  • Miesha Tate def. Marloes Coenen by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 3:03 of round 4. (Watch)
  • Sara McMann def. Raquel Pa’aluhi by Submission (Keylock) at 2:53 of round 3. (Watch)

Promotion of the Year

Winner: Jewels

  • Bellator Fighting Championships
  • BlackEye Promotions
  • Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
  • Evolution Combat Sports Championship
  • Jewels
  • North American Allied Fight Series
  • Strikeforce
  • Tuff-N-Uff

Sponsor of the Year

Co-Winners: Fight Chix and Tussle Fight Gear

  • AkiMMA Fightwear
  • Bella Boxer
  • Fight Chix
  • FighterGirls
  • 5 Star MMA Clothing
  • Tussle Fight Gear
  • Wrslrchick
  • Xtreme Female Fight Gear

Headline of the Year

Winner: Zuffa Purchases Rival Strikeforce

  • Zuffa Purchases Rival Strikeforce
  • Zuffa Releases Marloes Coenen, Coenen Joins BlackEye Promotions
  • Zuffa Re-Signs Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
  • Ronda Rousey Goes 4-0, Calls Out Miesha Tate
  • Strikeforce Lives, New Deal Signed With Showtime