2013 Women's Mixed Martial Arts Awards WinnersVoting for the 2013 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Awards concluded earlier this month and winners have now been crowned in more than a dozen categories. This year, reigning Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak has been named Female Fighter of the Year.

As in past years, 2013 once again featured many excellent women’s bouts and voting was very close for 2013 Fight of the Year. That distinction goes to the spirited title fight between Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and Jessica Penne at Invicta FC 5. A full list of all award winners is below.


Fight of the Year

Michelle Waterson vs Jessica Penne – Invicta Fighting Championships 5 (Watch)


Female Fighter of the Year

Barb Honchak (2-0 in 2013)


Female Featherweight (137-146) of the Year

Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (2-0 at 145 in 2013)


Female Bantamweight (127-136) of the Year

Ronda Rousey (2-0 at 135 in 2013)


Female Flyweight (117-126) of the Year

Barb Honchak (2-0 at 125 in 2013)


Female Strawweight (107-116) of the Year

Tecia Torres (3-0 at 115 in 2013)


Female Atomweight (97-106) of the Year

Michelle Waterson (1-0 at 105 in 2013)


Female Newcomer of the Year

Alida Gray (4-0 in 2013)


Amateur Female Fighter of the Year

Jessica Zomcik (9-3; 3-0 in 2013)


Knockout of the Year

Holly Holm def. Allanna Jones by KO (Head Kick) at 2:22 of Round 2. (Watch)*
Alida Gray def. Soannia Tiem by KO (Punch) at 0:05 of Round 3. (Watch)*

*Co-winners; tie vote.


Submission of the Year

Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron by Submission (Flying Armbar) at 0:12 of Round 1. (Watch)


Promotion of the Year

Invicta Fighting Championships*
Ultimate Fighting Championship*

*Co-winners; tie vote.


Sponsor of the Year

Fight Chix


Headline of the Year

Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche Become First Women to Compete In/Headline a UFC Event


Fan Vote: 2013 Favourite Female Fighter

TOTAL VOTES: 2251 (top five shown)

1) Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha: 456 Votes (20.26%)
2) Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi: 263 Votes (11.68%)
3) Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt: 202 Votes (8.97%)
4) “Alpha” Cat Zingano: 182 Votes (8.09%)
5) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey: 175 Votes (7.77%)


Legacy Award

Jeffrey Osborne


Inspirational Female Fighter of the Year

Susie Wyatt



(Photo Credit: Esther Lin, AllElbows.com / InvictaFC.com)