2013 Women's Mixed Martial Arts Awards NomineesVoting is now underway for the 2013 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Awards. This year’s edition again features more than a dozen categories. These awards recognise notable achievements made by fighters, promotions and other individuals associated with the sport over the course of the past year.

Members of nine different mixed martial arts publications compiled the list of nominations for this year’s awards. A full list of categories and nominees, as well as fight videos for best fight, knockout and submission, is available below. Winners in each category will be announced at the end of December.


Fight of the Year

a) Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche – UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche (Watch)
b) Michelle Waterson vs Jessica Penne – Invicta Fighting Championships 5 (Watch)
c) Sarah Kaufman vs Leslie Smith – Invicta Fighting Championships 5 (Watch)
d) Cat Zingano vs Miesha Tate – The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale (Watch)
e) Leslie Smith vs Jennifer Maia – Invicta Fighting Championships 6 (Watch)
f) Tecia Torres vs Rose Namajunas – Invicta Fighting Championships 6 (Watch)
g) Larissa Moreira Pacheco vs Irene Aldana – Jungle Fight 63 (Watch)
h) Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate 2 – UFC 168


Female Fighter of the Year

*All nominees in the following five categories are eligible for votes*


Female Featherweight (137-146) of the Year

a) Julia Budd (2-0 at 145 in 2013)
b) Ashlee Evans-Smith (2-0 at 145 in 2013)
c) Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (2-0 at 145 in 2013)
d) Faith Van Duin (4-0 at 145 in 2013)


Female Bantamweight (127-136) of the Year

a) Alexis Davis (3-0 at 135 in 2013)
b) Holly Holm (4-0 at 135 in 2013)
c) Lauren Murphy (4-0 at 135 in 2013)
d) Ronda Rousey (2-0 at 135 in 2013)


Female Flyweight (117-126) of the Year

a) Kalindra Faria (5-0 at 125 in 2013)
b) Alexa Grasso (3-0 at 125 in 2013)
c) Barb Honchak (2-0 at 125 in 2013)
d) Tina Lähdemäki (3-0 at 125 in 2013)


Female Strawweight (107-116) of the Year

a) Joanne Calderwood (4-0 at 115 in 2013)
b) Alida Gray (4-0 at 115 in 2013)
c) Mizuki Inoue (3-0 at 115 in 2013)
d) Tecia Torres (3-0 at 115 in 2013)


Female Atomweight (97-106) of the Year

a) Amber Brown (1-0 at 105 in 2013)
b) Seo Hee Ham (2-0 at 105 in 2013)
c) Michelle Waterson (1-0 at 105 in 2013)
d) Jinh Yu (2-0 at 105 in 2013)


Female Newcomer of the Year

a) Amy Cadwell (3-0 in 2013)
b) Bianca Daimoni (3-0 in 2013)
c) Alida Gray (4-0 in 2013)
d) Viviane Pereira (3-0 in 2013)
e) Livia Renata Souza (5-0 in 2013)
f) Faith Van Duin (4-0 in 2013)


Amateur Female Fighter of the Year

a) Kyra Batara (4-1; 3-1 in 2013)
b) Katlyn Chookagian (5-0; 4-0 in 2013)
c) Brittany Dugas (7-0; 3-0 in 2013)
d) Maegan Goodwin (4-0; 3-0 in 2013)
e) Ashley Hancock (3-0 in 2013)
f) Mary Kate Hayes (4-0 in 2013)
g) Rachel Kovach (3-0 in 2013)
h) Aspen Ladd (6-0 in 2013)
i) Rachael Ostovich (6-0; 2-0 in 2013)
j) Delaney Owen (7-2; 3-1 in 2013)
k) Rach Wiley (3-1; 3-0 in 2013)
l) Jessica Zomcik (9-3; 3-0 in 2013)


Knockout of the Year

a) Veronica Rothenhausler def. Katalina Malungahu by KO (Punch) at 1:12 of Round 1. (Watch)
b) Vanessa Guimarães def. Bruna Paiffer by KO (Knee) at 1:44 of Round 1. (Watch)
c) Nina Ansaroff def. Aylla Lima da Silva by KO (Flying Knee To The Body) at 1:25 of Round 1. (Watch)
d) Holly Holm def. Allanna Jones by KO (Head Kick) at 2:22 of Round 2. (Watch)
e) Jinh Yu def. Darla Harris by KO (Head Kick & Punch) at 3:13 of Round 1. (Watch)
f) Amanda Kelly def. Hannah Stephens by KO (Knee) at 3:40 of Round 1. (Watch)
g) Bianca Daimoni def. Gisele Moreira by KO (Punch) at 3:06 of Round 2. (Watch)
h) Alida Gray def. Soannia Tiem by KO (Punch) at 0:05 of Round 3. (Watch)


Submission of the Year

a) Duda Yankovich def. Daniela Cristina by Tech. Sub. (Keylock) at 3:59 of Round 2. (Watch)
b) Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron by Sub. (Flying Armbar) at 0:12 of Round 1. (Watch)
c) Jéssica Andrade def. Milana Dudieva by Sub. (Guillotine Choke) at 4:34 of Round 2. (Watch)
d) Emi Fujino def. Amber Brown by Sub. (Neck Crank) at 4:18 of Round 2. (Watch)
e) Alexandra Buch def. Anne Merkt by Sub. (Inverted Heel Hook) at 4:49 of Round 1. (Watch)
f) Stephanie Eggink def. Angela Magana by Sub. (Triangle Choke) at 3:10 of Round 2. (Watch)
g) Anastasia Yankova def. Eleonora Tassinari by Sub. (Scarf Hold Armlock) at 0:26 of Round 2. (Watch)
h) Tina Lähdemäki def. Karla Benitez by Tech. Sub. (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 4:32 of Round 1. (Watch)


Promotion of the Year

a) Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
b) Deep Jewels
c) Invicta Fighting Championships
d) North American Allied Fight Series
e) Tuff-N-Uff
f) Ultimate Fighting Championship
g) Xtreme Fighting Championships


Sponsor of the Year

a) Babes of MMA
b) Brawl and Maul Fight Performance Wear
c) Fear The Fighter
d) Fight Chix
e) FighterGirls
f) Loyalty Before Royalty
g) MMA Chick
h) Polanti Watches
i) Tussle Fight Gear


Headline of the Year

a) Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche Become First Women to Compete In/Headline a UFC Event
b) Women Enter ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ House, Rousey and Zingano (Tate) to Coach
c) Julianna Peña Becomes First Women’s Ultimate Fighter
d) Cage Warriors Opens Multiple Women’s Weight Divisions
e) Invicta FC Crowns New Champions in All Five Weight Classes
f) Women’s MMA Pioneers Megumi Fujii, Hitomi Akano and Julie Kedzie Hang Up Their Gloves
g) UFC Launches Female Strawweight Division on The Ultimate Fighter 20


Fan Vote: 2013 Favourite Female Fighter


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  1. Eye is my favorite female fighter.

  2. Amazing how you guys don’t put the fight between Herica Tib├║rcio x Kinberly Novaes in MM SUPER HEROES 1.
    That was one of the best fight i’ve ever seen.


  3. Marloes Coenen, Megumi Fujii and Cris Cyborg are my top three, and Cyborg and Megumi Fujii are the most dominant, IMO.
    Nods to Leslie Smith, Jessica Eye, Alexis Davis, Sara McMann, Sarah Kaufmann, and Miriam Nakamoto.

  4. Rousey, hands down!