*****2012 MMA awards voted by MMA Playground***** nomination thread

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1/6/13 11:02:05PM
PM me your votes for all of the categories below. These are just some fights that have been mentioned throughout the year. Fights/events/news from December 28, 2011 – December 30, 2012 are eligible. If you have something in mind that isn't listed then when you PM me, list your choice under the respective category. I will be collecting all the award nominations until January 20. Once this date has passed, I will create a thread for each category with a poll for you to vote on...the top nominees that have received the most nominations will be up for the final vote. Basically this will run similar to what jjeans did for the PG awards.


1. Edson Barboza over Terry Etim (UFC 142) Spinning wheel kick
2. Jose Aldo over Chad Mendes (UFC142) Flying knee
3. Nick Denis over Joseph Sandoval (UFC FX: Guillard vs Miller) standing elbows
4. Michael Page over Ben Dishman (UCMMA 26) Show boating and cyclone kick
5. Anthony Pettis over Joe Lauzon (UFC 144) Head kick
6. Justin Lawrence over John Cofer (TUF Live) Head kick
7. Stephen Thompson over Daniel Stittgen (UFC 143) Head kick
8. Siyar Bahadurzada over Paulo Thiago (UFC on Fuel 2) punch
9. Pat Curran over Joe Warren (Bellator 60) Punch
10. Brian Rogers over Vitor Vianna (Bellator 61) Flying knee
11. James Vick over Daron Cruickshank (TUF Live) Knee
12. Zorobabel Moreira over Roger Huerta (ONE FC 4) soccer kick
13. Chris Weidman over Mark Munoz (UFC on Fuel TV) standing elbow
14. Andrew Craig over Rafael Natal (UFC on Fuel TV) headkick
15. Ovince St Preux over TJ Cook (Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman)
16. Cub Swanson over Charles Oliveira (UFC 152) punch
17. Ryan Jimmo over Anthony Perosh (UFC149) punch
18. Brad Pickett over Yves Jabouin (UFC on Fuel 5) punch
19. Anthony Johnson over DJ Linderman (WSOF 1) punch
20. Cung Le over Rich Franklin (UFC on Fuel: Macacu) punch
21. Daron Cruickshank over Henry Martinez (UFC on FOX 6) head kick
22. Mike Ricci over Neil Magny (TUF 16 semifinal) elbow


1. Charles Oliviera over Eric Wisely (UFC on Fox 2) Calf slicer
2. TJ Walburger over Jake Hetch (UFC on FX 2) armbar
3. Ronda Rousey over Miesha Tate (Strikeforce) armbar
4. Paul Sass over Jacob Volkmann (UFC 146) triangle choke
5. Nate Diaz over Jim Miller (UFC on Fox 3) guillotine choke
5. Martin Kampmann over Thiao Alves (UFC on FX 2) guillotine choke
6. Dustin Poirier over Max Holloway (UFC 143) Mounted Triangle Armbar
7. Chan Sung Jung over Dustin Poirier (UFC on Fuel TV 3) D'arce choke
8. Rani Yahya over Josh Grispi (UFC on Fox 4) North South Choke
9. Matt Riddle over Chris Clements (UFC 149) arm triangle
10. Matt Wiman over Paul Sass (UFC on Fuel TV 5) armbar
11. Jessica Eye over Zoila Gurgel (Bellator 83) arm triangle
12. Wolfgang Janssen (Havoc Fighting Championship 1) Reverse Triangle


1. Diego Sanchez vs Jake Ellenberger (UFC on Fuel TV 1)
2. Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson (UFC 144)
3. Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier (UFC on Fuel TV 3)
4. Gilbert Melendez vs Josh Thomson III (Strikeforce)
5. Joe Lauzon vs Jamie Varner (UFC on Fox 4)
6. Brandon Vera vs Mauricio Rua (UFC on Fox 4)
7. Miesha Tate vs Julie Kedzie (Strikeforce)
8. TJ Grant vs Evan Dunham (UFC 152)
9. Mitch Gagnon vs Bryan Caraway (UFC 149)
10. Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon (UFC 155)

Robbery OTY

1. Carlo Prater over Erick Silva (UFC 142) Mario Yamasaki DQ’d Silva for illegal strikes
2. Chael Sonnen over Michael Bisping (UFC on Fox 2)
3. Carlos Condit over Nick Diaz (UFC 143)
4. Chris Cariaso over Takeya Mizugaki (UFC144)
5. The fans were robbed when the score for McCall v Johnson was added up wrong and we missed out on a 4th round (UFC on FX 2)
6. Adam Lynn over Mukai Maromo (MFC 33)
7. Waachiim Spiritwolf (Bellator 68) stoppage for a cut
8. Igor Pokrajac over Fabio Maldonado (UFC on Fuel TV 3)
9. Erik Perez over John Albert (TUF Live) Kim Winslow stopped the fight prematurely
10. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151
11. Akira Corrisani over Andy Ogle (UFC on Fuel TV 5)
12. Josh Koscheck over Mike Pierce (UFC 143)
13. Michael Hill over Matt Secor (TUF 16)
14. James Warring over Vinicius Quieroz

Fighter OTY

1. Benson Henderson
2. Johnny Hendricks
3. Ronda Rousey
4. Matt Brown
5. Chris Weidman
6. Jon Jones
7. Renan Barao
8. Stefan Struve
9. Cain Velasquez
10. Demetrious Johnson
11. Nick Newell
12. Andrey Koreshkov
13. Alexander Gustafsson

WTF moment OTY

1. Aldo running into the crowd (UFC 142)
2. Edwin Figueroa taking 2 nut shots and winning a split decision over Alex Caceres (UFC 143)
3. The amount of blood from Bigfoot's head after Velasquez's elbows (UFC 146)
4. UFC 149 Main Card
5. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151/UFC 151 cancelled
6. Eric Prindle axe kicking Thiago Santos in the nuts and got DQ’d (Bellator 75)
7. Mayhem Miller on MMA fighting as his Lucky Patrick character
8. The terrible refereeing for late stoppage in Andrey Koreshkov’s win over Marius Zaromskis (Bellator 78)

News Story OTY

1. Anthony Johnson misses weight by 12lbs and is cut from the UFC following 1st round submission from Vitor Belfort (UFC 142)
2. Dana White hacked after egging on hackers.
3. Mauro Ranallo's shaved head
4. Rampage Jackson missing weight and then getting dominated by Ryan Bader (UFC 144)
5. Michael Chiesa wins TUF Live after losing his father
6. Alastair Overeem suspended for 9 months for elevated testosterone levels
7. Nick Diaz suspended for a year to testing positive for marijuana metabolites
8. Officials screw up scores on Ian McCall/Demetrious Johnson fight
9. UFC and FOX's Imperfect Friendship
10. The rules around doping
11. Injuries, Injuries, and More Injuries!
12. Jones refusing to fight at UFC 151/ UFC 151 cancelled
13. Benson Henderson fights with a toothpick in his mouth

Comeback OTY

1. Ivan Menjivar over John Albert (UFC On Fuel 1)
2. Stipe Miocic over Philip De Fries (UFC On Fuel 1)
3. Takanori Gomi over Eiji Mitsuoka (UFC 144)
4. Tim Boestch over Yushin Okami (UFC 144)
5. Martin Kampmann over Thiago Alves (UFC on FX 2)
6. Andreas Spang over Brian Rodgers (Bellator 66)
7. Andrew Craig over Rafael Natal (UFC on Fuel TV)
8. Mike Swick fighting at UFC on Fox 4
9. Rich Hale over Thiago Santos (Bellator 79)
10. GSP fighting at UFC 154

Event OTY

1. UFC 144
2. UFC 146
3. UFC on Fox 4
4. UFC on Fox 5

Upset OTY

1. Vaughn Lee over Kid Yamamoto (UFC 144)
2. Ryan Bader over Rampage Jackson (UFC 144)
3. Steven Siler over Cole Miller (UFC on FX 2)
4. Matt Brown over Stephen Thompson (UFC145)
5. Eddie Wineland over Scott Jorgensen (UFC on FX)
6. Jamie Varner over Edson Barboza (UFC 146)
7. Issei Tamura over Tiequan Zhang (UFC 144)
8. Johnny Hendricks over Jon Fitch (UFC 141)
9. Tim Boetsch over Yushin Okami (UFC 144)
10. James Head over Brian Ebersole (UFC 149)
11. Marcus Brimage over Jim Hettes (UFC 152)
12. Attila Vegh over Travis Wiuff (Bellator 73)
13. Tyson Nam over Eduardo Dantas (Shooto Brazil 33)

Referee OTY
Whoever you like
1/6/13 11:15:58PM
Great idea Bubs I'll PM my votes to you tn
1/7/13 3:52:38PM

Posted by sparky

Great idea Bubs I'll PM my votes to you tn

1/7/13 4:18:57PM
There was a typo for Event OTY, I had UFC on Fox 6 instead of Fox 5. It's been fixed
1/21/13 11:53:05PM
Poll threads are now open. A couple categories had an overwhelming favourite so they win by default but the rest were very close. I will close them in about a week from now and then make an official thread with the winners
1/22/13 2:56:10AM

Posted by Bubbles

Poll threads are now open. A couple categories had an overwhelming favourite so they win by default but the rest were very close. I will close them in about a week from now and then make an official thread with the winners

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