Nominees for MMA Awards – More Bangers!

Fighter of the Year
Jose Aldo
Nick Diaz
Frankie Edgar
Anthony Pettis
Junior dos Santos
Georges St. Pierre
Cain Velasquez

Fight of the Year
Kazuo Misaki vs. Jorge Santiago – Sengoku 14
Coty Wheeler vs. Will Campuzano – WEC 46
Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson – UFN 20
Robbie Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef – Strikeforce: Miami
Jared Hamman vs. Rodney Wallace – UFC 111
Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez – WEC 53
Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner – WEC 52
Robbie Lawler vs. Babalu Sobral – Strikeforce: LA

KO of the Year
Robbie Lawler KO’s Matt Lindland – Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu
George Roop KO’s Chan Sung Jung – WEC 51
Ryan Bader KO’s Keith Jardine – UFC 110
Junior dos Santos KO’s Gilbert Yvel – UFC 108
Tom Watson KO’s Travis Galbraith – MFC 24
Carlos Condit KO’s Dan Hardy – UFC 120
Paul Daley KO’s Scott Smith – Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu
Mac Danzig KO’s Joe Stevenson – UFC 124

Submission of the Year
Anderson Silva sub. Chael Sonnen – UFC 117
Fabricio Werdum sub. Fedor Emilanenko – Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
Scott Jorgensen sub. Chad George – WEC 47
Chris Lytle sub. Brian Foster – UFC 110
Cole Miller sub. Dan Lauzon – UFC 108
Matt Hughes sub. Ricardo Almieda – UFC 117
Cody McKenzie sub. Aaron Wilkinson – TUF 12 Finale
Charles Oliveira sub. Efrain Escudero – UFC 22

WTF of the Year (most confusing decision)
Matt Wiman tehcnical submission Mac Danzig, UFC 115
Sean Sherk SD Evan Dunham, UFC 119
Rampage Jackson UD Lyoto Machida, UFC 123
Leonard Garcia SD Nam Phan, TUF 12 Finale

B-Side Award (best prelim fight of the year)
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sang Jung, WEC 48
Stefan Struve vs. Christian Morecraft, UFC 117

Best of the Rest (best non-UFC fight of the year)
Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung

Prospect of the Year
Phil Davis
Evan Dunham
John Hathaway
Cody McKenzie
Paul Sass

Deuces Up Award (Fighter that most needs to retire in 2011)
Andrei Arlovski
Mirko Cro Cop
Rich Franklin
Matt Hughes
Keith Jardine

Manos: Hands of Fate Award (worst overall major card of the year)
UFC 109
UFC 118
UFC 119
UFC 122
Strikeforce: Nashville

Best UFC Card of the Year
UFC 108
UFC 116
UFC 117

Best non-UFC card of the Year
Bellator 34
WEC 47
WEC 48
WEC 51
Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Sobral

International Fighter of the Year

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