2013 WMMA Press Association Award Nominees

Posted: December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

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The 5th Annual WMMA Press Association Award nominees, honoring excellence in women’s Mixed Martial Arts for 2013, have been announced. The winners will be decided by the WMMAPA committee* and announced in early January.

Nominees for 2013 are:

Fight of the Year
– Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche at UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche (Video)
– Michelle Waterson vs Jessica Penne at Invicta FC 5 (Video)
– Sarah Kaufman vs Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 5 (Video)
– Cat Zingano vs Miesha Tate at TUF 17 Finale (Video)
– Leslie Smith vs Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 6 (Video)
– Tecia Torres vs Rose Namajunas at Invicta FC 6 (Video)
– Larissa Pacheco vs Irene Aldana at Jungle Fight 63 (Video)
– Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate 2 at UFC 168 (Video)

Featherweight of the Year
– Julia Budd (6-2, 2-0 in 2013)
– Ashlee Evans Smith (2-0 in 2013)
– Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (12-1, 2-0 in 2013)
– Faith Van Duin (4-0 in 2013)

Bantamweight of the Year
– Alexis Davis (15-5, 3-0 in 2013)
– Holly Holm (6-0, 4-0 in 2013)
– Lauren Murphy (8-0, 4-0 in 2013)
– Ronda Rousey/Miesha Tate winner (Rousey 8-0, 2-0 in 2013, Tate 14-4, 1-1 in 2013)

Flyweight of the Year
– Kalindra Faria (12-3-1, 5-0 in 2013)
– Alexa Grasso (4-0, 3-0 in 2013)
– Barb Honchak (9-2, 2-0 in 2013)
– Tina Lähdemäki (5-0, 3-0 in 2013)

Strawweight of the Year
– Joanne Calderwood (8-0, 4-0 in 2013)
– Alida Gray (4-0 in 2013)
– Mizuki Inoue (7-1, 3-0 in 2013)
– Tecia Torres (4-0, 3-0 in 2013)

Atomweight of the Year
– Amber Brown (3-1, 1-0 in 2013)
– Seo Hee Ham (12-5, 2-0 in 2013)
– Michelle Waterson (11-3, 1-0 in 2013)
– Jinh Yu (2-0 in 2013)

Newcomer of the Year
– Amy Cadwell (3-0)
– Bianca Daimoni (3-0)
– Alida Gray (4-0)
– Viviane Pereira (3-0)
– Livia Renata Souza (5-0)
– Faith Van Duin (4-0)

Amateur of the Year
– Kyra Batara (4-1, 3-1 in 2013)
– Katlyn Chookagian (5-0, 4-0 in 2013)
– Brittany Dugas (7-0, 3-0 in 2013)
– Maegan Goodwin (4-0, 3-0 in 2013)
– Ashley Hancock (3-0 in 2013)
– Mary Kate Hayes (4-0 in 2013)
– Rachel Kovach (3-0 in 2013)
– Aspen Ladd (6-0 in 2013)
– Rachael Ostovich (6-0, 2-0 in 2013)
– Delaney Owen (7-2, 3-1 in 2013)
– Rach Wiley (3-1, 3-0 in 2013)
– Jessica Zomcik (9-3, 3-0 in 2013)

KO of the Year
– Veronica Rothenhausler defeats Katalina Malungahu via KO(punch) at Invicta FC 4 (Video)
– Vanessa Guimarães defeats Bruna Paiffer via KO(knee) at Strikers HC 25 (Video)
– Nina Ansaroff defeats Aylla Caroline da Silva via KO(Flying knee) at PFL 10 (Video)
– Holly Holm defeats Allanna Jones via KO(head kick) at Legacy 21 (Video)
– Jinh Yu defeats Darla Harris via KO(head kick/punch) at SCS 18 (Video)
– Amanda Kelly defeats Hannah Stephens via KO(knee) at Cage Warriors 60 (Video)
– Bianca Daimoni defeats Gisele Moreira via KO(punch) at Floripa Fight 9 (Video)
– Alida Gray defeats Soannia Tiem via KO(punch) at 24/7 12: State of Emergency (Video)

Submission of the Year
– Duda Yankovich defeats Daniela Cristina via Keylock at Bitetti Combat 14 (Video)
– Rose Namajunas defeats Kathina Cantron via Flying Armbar at Invicta FC 5 (Video)
– Jessica Andrade defeats Milana Dudieva via Guillotine Choke at ProFC 47 (Video)
– Emi Fujino defeats Amber Brown via Neck Crank at Pancrase 247 (Video)
– Alexandra Buch defeats Anne Merkt via Inverted Heel Hook at No Compromises 2 (Video)
– Stephanie Eggink defeats Angela Magana via Triangle Choke at XFC 25: Boiling Point (Video)
– Anastasia Yankova defeats Eleanor Tassinari via Scarf Hold Armlock at White Rex Pro (Video)
– Tina Lähdemäki defeats Karla Benitez via Arm-Triangle Choke at Cage 24 (Video)

Promotion of the Year
– Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
– DEEP Jewels
– Invicta Fighting Championships
– NAAFS
– Tuff-N-Uff
– UFC
– XFC

Sponsor of the Year
– Babes of MMA
– Brawl and Maul Fight Performance Gear
– Fear the Fighter
– Fight Chix
– FighterGirls
– Loyalty Before Royalty
– MMA Chick
– Polanti Watches
– Tussle Fight Gear

Headline of the Year
– Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche Become First Women to Compete/Headline in a UFC Event
– Women Enter ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ House, Rousey and Zingano (Tate) to Coach
– Julianna Pena Becomes First Women’s Ultimate Fighter
– Cage Warriors Open Multiple Women’s Weight Divisions
– Invicta FC Crowns New Champions in All Five Weight Classes
– Women’s MMA Pioneer’s Megumi Fujii, Hitomi Akano and Julie Kedzie Hang Up Their Gloves
– UFC Launches Female Strawweight Division on The Ultimate Fighter, Season 20

*Members of the committee are: Jason Adams (Promoting Women in Bodybuilding, Fitness and MMA), Gina Begley (Pro WMMA Now), Katrina Belcher (The Ultimate Female Fighter), Yael Grauer (freelance writer for Sherdog), Tim Peterson (Women’s MMA Today), MarQ Piocos (Wombat Sports), Rob Sargent (MMA Rising) and Kristin Ursy (WMMA Round-up).

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Comments
  1. alexander anthony says:

    bec hyattttt!!!! easy!

  2. leo says:

    I’d like to nominate Molly Wren-Holmes from The Pit North as amateur of the year AND ko of year. California record for fastest woman’s ko. 6 seconds!

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