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Arianny Celeste wins her second 2011 World MMA Ring Girl of the Year Award. Celeste received the award November 30th, check out the TwitPics from her night below. Click to enlarge.
Want more Arianny? Check out her Playboy Spread on MyEvilStar.com (not work safe)
Other big winners of the night were Jon ‘Bones’ Jones who took home the Charles ‘Mask’ Lewish Fighter of the Year Award. Jones beat out other nominees Nick Diaz, Dominick Cruz, Dan Henderson and Anderson Silva.
Didn’t get to see the 2011 MMA World Awards? Well here are your results for the 2011 MMA World Awards:
International Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Dennis Siver, Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson, Joachim Hansen, Alistair Overeem
Winner: Alistair Overeem
Gym of the Year
Nominees: Black House, Alliance MMA, Jackson’s MMA, Roufusport, Xtreme Couture
Winner: Black House
Referee of the Year
Nominees: John McCarthy, Herb Dean, Dan Miragliotta, Josh Rosenthal, Mario Yamasaki
Winner: Herb Dean
Comeback of the Year
Nominees: Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC on Versus 5), Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (career comeback), Tito Ortiz (career comeback), Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto (Bellator 27), Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche (Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson),
Nominees: Cheick Kongo
Best Technical Equipment
Nominees: Hayabusa, Bad Boy, Everlast, Rival, Venum
MMA Journalist Fighter of the Year
Nominees: John Morgan (MMA Junkie), Ariel Helwani (MMA Fighting), Gareth A. Davies (The Telegraph), Josh Gross (ESPN), Ben Fowlkes (MMA Fighting)
Winner: Ariel Helwani
Coach of the Year
Nominees: Eric Del Fierro, Rafael Cordeiro, Cesar Gracie, Greg Jackson, Shawn Tompkins
Winner: Greg Jackson
Best Lifestyle Clothing
Nominees: Bad Boy, Affliction, Form Athletics, RVCA, Tapout
Promotion of the Year
Nominees: Bellator, BAMMA, Dream, Strikeforce, UFC
Media Source of the Year
Nominees: “Inside MMA” (HDNet), MMA Junkie, MMA Fighting, “MMA Live” (ESPN), Sherdog
Winner: MMA Junkie
Best Technical Clothing
Nominees: Hayabusa, Bad Boy, Jaco, Sprawl, Venum
Winner: Bad Boy
MMA Personality of the Year
Nominees: Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Joe Rogan, Bruce Buffer, Bas Rutten, Burt Watson
Winner: Joe Rogan
Female Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Zoila Gurgel, Sarah Kaufman, Marloes Coenen, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate
Winner: Miesha Tate
Ring Entrance of the Year
Nominees: Vitor Belfort (UFC 133), Dave Herman (UFC 131), Yoshihiro Akiyama (UFC 133), Mark Hominick (UFC 129), Jason “Mayhem” Miller (Dream 16)
Winner: Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Donald Cerrone, Phil Davis, Demetrious Johnson, Brian Stann, Daniel Cormier
Winner: Donald Cerrone
Submission of the Year
Nominees: Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia (UFC Fight Night 24), Richard Hale vs. Nik Fekete (Bellator 38), Vinny Magalhaes vs. Viktor Nemkov (M-1 Challenge 25), Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader (UFC 132), Pablo Garza vs. Yves Jabouin (UFC 129)
Winner: Chan Sung Jung
Ring Girl of the Year
Nominees: Arianny Celeste (UFC), Kelli Hutcherson (Strikeforce), Mercedes Terrell (Bellator), Brittney Palmer (UFC), Chandella Powell (UFC)
Winner: Arianny Celeste
Leading Man of the Year
Nominees: Scott Coker (Strikeforce), Marc Ratner (UFC), Bjorn Rebney (Bellator), Dana White (UFC), Lorenzo Fertitta (UFC)
Winner: Dana White
Knockout of the Year
Nominees: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (UFC 126), Patricky “Pitbull” Freire vs. Toby Imada (Bellator 39), Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (UFC on Versus 5), John Makdessi vs. Kyle Watson (UFC 129), Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture (UFC 129)
Winner: Anderson Silva
Fight of the Year
Nominees: Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick (UFC 129), Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann (UFC on Versus 3), Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (UFC 132), Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II (UFC 125), Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley)
Winner: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II
Charles “Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year
Nominees: Anderson Silva, Dominick Cruz, Nick Diaz, Dan Henderson, Jon Jones
Winner: Jon Jones
All wheel drive, turbo’d, blow off valve, spool, pssssh, fast, furious and fun…these are words not normally attributed to electric vehicles, until now.
Mitsubishi has confirmed that 2014 Evolution XI models will be hybrids. No, that is not a typo, yes that says HYBRIDS, as in gas and electric.
According to Osamu Masuk, President of Mitsubishi Motors, “We will start work on the project next year, and it will be ready within three. I have set the goal of developing a sporting car featuring electric power.”
At the moment, this is the only information Masuko is offering. There have been rumblings that the new model could feature a diesel motor to help with emissions (U.S.), but it won’t be cheap. Some purist will be against the idea of a legendary car going green while others may embrace the idea of extended gas mileage with a little turbo and all wheel drive fun. The only thing we can say for certain at this time is that it will be a hybrid and it will probably be expensive.
Can you name all the cars??
Taken from YouTube:
2 Bugatti Veyrons, Koenigsegg Agera, Koenigsegg CCR, 2 Ferrari 599 GTOs, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 288 GTO, Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, 2 Jaguar XJ220s, 2 McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche Carrera GT, RUF CTR 3 and more…
Filmed at the 2011 Wilton House event, organised by JayKayBi.
Two of today’s hottest super cars go at it side by side. Check out the Underground Racing Ferrari 458 Italia, with the UGR Twin Turbo System (700whp), take on the new 2012 Lamborghini Aventador (stock). Aventador owners, don’t feel left out as UGR will be producing Twin Turbo Systems for you soon. And there will be a rematch.
For the first time since the 90s, BMW will return and take part in the DTM series once again. To do that, BMW has revealed their M3 DTM Concept Car for the 2012 DTM season series. This may not be the final design, but it will be awfully close.
Behind the wheel will be Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus. This M3 DTM comes with a 4.0 liter V8 engine with an air restrictor. The air restrictor allows the M3 DTM to stay within DTM regulations while being at approximately 480bhp.
Length: 4,775mm (without rear wing)
Height: Approx. 1,200mm (depending on suspension set-up)
Chassis/Bodywork: CFRP monocoque with steel roll cage structure
Transmission: Sequential 6-speed gearbox
Engine type: V8
Capacity: 4,000ccm (4.0 Liter)
Max. power output: Approx. 480bhp (air restricted as per DTM regulations)
Click the Photos To Enlarge!!
There has been alot of anticipation for the upcoming super-sedan. But this past weekend BMW’s M performance division held a special event in Munich, Germany where it showcased a number of special models, such as, a concept version of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5.
In the Super-Sedan spirt BMW’s go-fast division also rolled out a very special concept version of the M3. Built using parts from the track-focused M3 GTS, the new concept is essentially a stripped out and more hardcore version of the M3 Sedan and hints at a return of the CSL badge.
Intersting enough is the fact that, CSL stands for Coupe, Sport, Lightweight and marks the purest “street legal” but most track-focused cars offered by BMW in the recent past. The last BMW M3 CSL was built in a limited run of just 1,400 cars between 2002 and 2004 it is an very exclusive offering, and only the most dedicated opt for the extra expense and somewhat harsher and noisier ride characteristics of the car.
Now the CSL badge looks set to finally return on the M3 but it’s unclear exactly what it will be like. We should see more power from the familiar high-rev 4.0-liter V-8 but not quite as high as the 450 horsepower from the 4.4-liter V-8 found in the M3 GTS. Some parts on this concept that are borrowed from the M3 GTS, however, include the custom 19-inch alloy wheels, uprated brakes and a blacked-out grille. Other modifications include a tuned exhaust system, lightweight construction and a subtle bootlid lip spoiler.
No word on production but most BMW concepts based on the automaker’s production cars tend to receive the green light.
Interestingly, there have been reports that BMW M is set to unveil a new lightweight concept at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show this December, suggesting that we may see the return of the M3 CSL at the Japanese event