2011 WMMA Award Winners Announced – Part 3

Posted: December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

The last of the 2011 WMMA Awards were announced today by MarQ Piocos and Chris Schenk. If you missed any of the earlier awards, be sure and check out the official website. (click here)

Submission of the Year Winner – Miesha Tate

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

Miesha Tate vs Marloes Coenen Part 1

Miesha Tate vs Marloes Coenen Part 2

Fight of the Year Winner – Patricia Vidonic vs Chelsea Colarelli

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

Patricia Vidonic vs Chelsea Colarelli

Female Bantamweight (135) of the Year Winner – Alexis Davis

Nominees:
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 Newcomer of the Year Winner – Ronda Rousey

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

Female Featherweight (145) of the Year Winner – Ronda Rousey

Nominees:
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 Fighter of the Year Winner – Ronda Rousey

Nominees:
Naho Sugiyama (4-0 in 2011)
Jessica Aguilar (1-0 at 115, 2-0 in 2011)
Barb Honchak (4-0 in 2011)
Alexis Davis (2-0 in 2011)
Ronda Rousey (3-0 at 145, 4-0 in 2011)

Fan Favorite Female Fighter of the Year Winner – Cyborg Santos

Nominees:
Jessica Aguilar
Marloes Coenen
Alexis Davis
Megumi Fujii
Sarah Kaufman
Sara McMann
Roxanne Modafferi
Ronda Rousey
Cyborg Santos
Miesha Tate

*Listen to the winners accept their awards (click here)

Winners of the 2011 WMMA Awards were decided by the WMMA Press Association. Members include: Yael Grauer of MMAHQ, Rob Sargent of MMARising, Lacey Neher of Real Women’s MMA, Katrina Belcher of The Ultimate Female Fighter, Kristin Usry of WMMA Round-up, MarQ Piocos of Wombat Sports and yours truly, Tim Peterson of WMMA Today.

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