WMMA Press Awards Winners for Fight, Atomweight, and Sub of the Year

Waterson vs. Penne
Waterson vs. Penne

After giving away their first 3 awards Thursday, the WMMA Press Association has handed out three more awards Friday.

Fight of the Year went to Michelle Waterson and Jessica Penne for their battle at InvictaFC 5 in April 2013. In the match, Waterson would get the armbar in the 4th round to win the InvictaFC atomweight title.

You can watch the match here.

The battle also helped Waterson win the Atomweight of the Year Award. Waterson has had a nearly seven year career in MMA and has a record 11-3. She has won her past 5 fights with four finishes and three submissions.


Namajunas vs. Catron

Submission of the Year also came at InvictaFC 5 with an amazing 12 second flying armbar by Rose Namajunas over Kathina Catron. The armbar is one of the fastest in the women’s divisions history and marked her second win as a professional. It gained national exposure in the general MMA media, and is on many other award’s best submission list going against some of the guys.

You can watch the video here.

Namajunas is currently signed to be a part of the Ultimate Figher 20.

You can listen to Waterson and Namajunas accept their awards here.


The winners of the Fan Favorite Voting, Promotion of the Year, and Sponsor of the Year can be seen here.

On Saturday’s podcast, we will give out the Inspirational Fighter and Legacy Awards at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est. You can listen here.

Monday, the ProWMMANow podcast will be handing out the awards for Knockout and Newcomer of the Year at 7 p.m. pst/10 p.m. est. You can listen here.

Wednesday the rest of the awards – Fighter, featherweight, bantamweight, flyweight, strawweight, and amateur fighter of the year winners will be handed out on on the Promoting Real Women podcast. You can listen here.


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