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Man of the Year
Fighter of the Year
Female Fighter of the Year
Personality of the Year
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Story of the Year
Ring Card Girl of the Year
Fight of the Year
Knockout of the Year
Submission of the Year
Debacle of the Year
Athletic Commission of the Year
Comeback Fighter of the Year
Journalist of the Year
Referee of the Year
Magazine of the Year
Announcer of the Year
Promotion of the Year

THE MASK AWARD, 2011 MAN OF THE YEAR

  1. Dana White
  2. Lorenzo Fertitta
  3. Scott Coker
  4. Bjorn Rebney
  5. Kazuyoshi Ishii
  6. Marc Ratner
  7. ABC

2011 FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  1. Jon Jones
  2. Anderson Silva
  3. Benson Henderson
  4. Dan Henderson
  5. Daniel Cormier
  6. Dominick Cruz
  7. Donald Cerrone
  8. Jake Ellenberger

2011 FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  1. Ronda Rousey
  2. Cris Cyborg
  3. Miesha Tate
  4. MSarah Kaufman
  5. Marloes Coenen
  6. Zoila Gurgel

2011 BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  1. Ronda Rousey
  2. Michael Chandler
  3. Daniel Cormier
  4. Jimi Manuwa
  5. Edson Barboza
  6. Chris Weidman
  7. Dustin Poirier
  8. Erik Koch
  9. Jordan Mein
  10. Lorenz Larkin
  11. Alexander Gustaffson

2011 STORY OF THE YEAR

  1. UFC and Fox Sports Media Group announce seven-year, multiplatform deal
  2. Zuffa purchases Strikeforce
  3. Zuffa implements social networking bonuses. Dana fires Miguel Torres over Twitter comments
  4. Zuffa shatters records with 55,000-seat sellout at UFC 129 in Toronto
  5. Zuffa implements health coverage for entire 350-fighter roster.
  6. UFC returns to Brazil and taps into next big market.
  7. Viacom purchases Bellator
  8. Flood of injuries on major UFC cards
  9. Jon Jones
  10. Amateur MMA twice the size of pro MMA

2011 UNIQUE TECHNIQUE OF THE YEAR

  1. The Korean Zombie's Twister submission (UFN 24)
  2. Zaromskis somersault kick
  3. Machida Crane kick
  4. Shiela Bird leg scissor on Kim Couture

2011 RING CARD GIRL OF THE YEAR

  1. Brittney Palmer
  2. Arianny Celeste
  3. Chandella Powell
  4. Kelli Hutcherson
  5. Mercedes Terrell
  6. Jade Bryce

2011 FIGHT OF THE YEAR

  1. Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson - UFC 139
  2. Benson Henderson vs. Jim Miller - UFC on Versus 5
  3. Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry - UFC on Versus 4
  4. Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann - UFC Live 3
  5. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler - Bellator 58
  6. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II- UFC 125
  7. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III- UFC 136
  8. Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick - UFC 129
  9. Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn - UFC 137
  10. Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley - SF: Diaz/Daley

2011 KNOCKOUT OF THE YEAR

  1. Anderson Silva over Vitor Belfort (Front Kick and Punches) - UFC 126
  2. Lyoto Machida over Randy Couture (CRANE KICK) - UFC 129
  3. Frankie Edgar over Gray Maynard - (Punches) - UFC 136
  4. Cheick Kongo over Pat Barry - (Uppercut) - UFC on Versus 4
  5. Pat Curran over Marlon Sandro - (Head Kick) - Bellator 48
  6. Alexis Vila over Joe Warren - (Punch) - Bellator 51
  7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira over Brandon Schaub - (Punches)
  8. John Makdessi over Kyle Watson - (Spinning Backfist) - UFC 129
  9. Chan Sung Jung over Mark Hominick - (Punches) - UFC 140

2011 SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

  1. Frank Mir over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Kimura) - UFC 140
  2. Vinny Magalhaes over Viktor Nemkov (Gogoplata/Neck Crank) - M-1 Challenge 25
  3. Chan Sung Jung over Leonard Garcia (Twister) - UFC Fight Night 24
  4. Richard Hale over Nik Fekete (Inverted Triangle) - Bellator 38
  5. Pablo Garza over Yves Jabouin (Flying Triangle) - UFC 129
  6. Pat Curran over Luis Palomino (Peruvian Necktie) - Bellator 46
  7. Joe Lauzon over Melvin Guillard (Rear Naked Choke) - UFC 136
  8. Ryan Thomas over John Kolosci (Reverse Triangle) - XFC 15
  9. Madakazu Imanari over Kenji Osawa (Achilles Lock) - DREAM: Fight For Japan
  10. Rousimar Palhares over Dave Branch (Kneebar) - UFC on Versus 3
  11. Ronda Rousey over Julia Budd (Armbar) - Strikeforce Challengers 20

2011 DEBACLE OF THE YEAR

  1. Nick Diaz no shows media duties, loses title shot
  2. Rashad Evans divorces Greg Jackson, Jon Jones, months of bitter twitter quarrels ensue
  3. Sonnen and Marquardt TRT issues
  4. Flood of injuries before major cards
  5. Miguel Torres fired for despicable joke on Twitter
  6. Collapse of JMMA
  7. Brett Rogers fired from Strikeforce for Domestic Abuse
  8. Golden Glory and Alistair Overeem counter suits
  9. Jacob Volkmann's remarks about the President
  10. Kazushi Sakuraba still fighting
  11. Bob Sapp goes 0-6 in MMA and Kickboxing
  12. Don Frye gets KOed in the first by Warpath, who was himself 0-5 at that point

2011 ATHLETIC COMMISSION OF THE YEAR

  1. Nevada
  2. California
  3. New Jersey
  4. Ohio
  5. Texas
  6. Pennsylvania

2011 PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  1. Chael Sonnen
  2. Bas Rutten
  3. Joe Rogan
  4. Burt Watson
  5. Jacob "Stitch" Duran
  6. Bruce Buffer

2011 SHAWN TOMPKINS TRAINER OF THE YEAR

  1. Duke Roufus
  2. Cesar Gracie
  3. Greg Jackson
  4. Mike Winklejohn
  5. Rafael Cordeiro
  6. Firas Zahabi

2011 PROMOTION OF THE YEAR

  1. UFC
  2. BAMMA
  3. HDNet Fights
  4. Dream
  5. Strikeforce
  6. Bellator Fighting Championships

2011 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Ariel Helwani
  2. Jordan Breen
  3. Karyn Bryant
  4. Gareth A. Davies
  5. Ben Fowlkes
  6. Tom Gerbasi
  7. Josh Gross
  8. Daniel Herbertson and Tony Loiseleur
  9. Loretta Hunt
  10. Steven Marrocco
  11. Dave Meltzer
  12. John Morgan
  13. Megan Olivi
  14. John Joe O'Regan
  15. Zeus

2011 COMEBACK FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

  1. Dan Henderson
  2. Ian McCall, 1-2 in WEC to #1 Flyweight
  3. Wanderlei Silva
  4. Tito Ortiz
  5. Minotauro Nogueira

2011 UPSET OF THE YEAR

  1. Tito Ortiz over Ryan Bader - UFC 132
  2. Michael Chandler over Eddie Alvarez - Bellator 58
  3. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira over Brendan Schaub - UFC 134
  4. Antonio Silva over Fedor Emelianenko - SF: Fedor/Silva
  5. Charlie Brenneman over Rick Story - UFC on Versus 4
  6. Ian McCall over Jussier da Silva - Tachi Palace Fights 8
  7. Ian McCall over Jussier da Silva - Tachi Palace Fights 8
  8. Dustin Poirier over Josh Grispi - UFC 125
  9. Brent Weedman over Dan Hornbuckle - Bellator 35
  10. Abe Wagner over Tim Sylvia - Titan Fighting Championships 16
  11. Brian Ebersole over Chris Lytle - UFC 127
  12. Aaron Derrow over Rich Clementi - Titan FC 16

2011 BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

  1. Joe Rogan
  2. Mauro Ranallo
  3. Pat Miletich
  4. Bas Rutten
  5. Mike Goldberg

2011 ENTRANCE OF THE YEAR

  1. Tom Lawlor Weigh-In entrance as Steven Seagal
  2. Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC 133)
  3. Vitor Belfort (UFC 133)
  4. Dave Herman (UFC 131)
  5. Mark Hominick (UFC 129)
  6. Jason "Mayhem" Miller (DREAM.16)
  7. Tom Lawlor entering to Olivia Newton John’s “Physical”
  8. Grey Maynard (UFC 125)

2011 TEAM OF THE YEAR

  1. Black House
  2. Jackson's MMA
  3. Cesar Gracie
  4. Roufusport
  5. Alliance MMA
  6. AKA
  7. Xtreme Couture

2011 REFEREE OF THE YEAR

  1. Josh Rosenthal
  2. Herb Dean
  3. "Big" John McCarthy
  4. Mario Yamasaki
  5. Dan Miragliotta
  6. Yves Lavigne

2011 MANAGER OF THE YEAR

  1. Jorge Guimarães and Ed Soares
  2. Malki Kawa
  3. Monte Cox
  4. AJ Davis
  5. MMA Incorporated

2011 MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

  1. Fight!
  2. Fighter's Only
  3. UFC
  4. Full Contact Fighter
  5. Train Hard Fight Easy
  6. Tatame
  7. Gracie Mag
  8. Ultimate MMA
  9. TapouT
  10. MMA Worldwide

REST IN PEACE 2011

This category honors those figures in MMA who were lost in 2011.

  1. Maryellen Cano
  2. Dr. Alex Constantinides
  3. 'Mighty' Mia Hayes
  4. Casey “The Hand Grenade” Hobson
  5. Phil Masterson
  6. Alexander McCrae
  7. Kearn Nedd
  8. Big Poppa Schnake
  9. Jack Shields
  10. Shawn Tompkins
  11. Todd Whitzel