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WMMA Press Awards 2015 Winners (Updated Daily)

For the 6th year, the WMMA Press Association will be honoring the best in the female end of MMA.

Six websites that cover the women’s division of MMA come together each each to decide winners of the 14 awards. Among the committee this year:

We will be giving away throughout the coming days.


Fight of the Year

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Cortney Casey – UFC Glasgow (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Seo Hee Ham vs. Cortney Casey – UFC Seoul (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue – InvictaFC 11 (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Holly Holm vs. Rousey Rousey – UFC 193 (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Sharon Jacobson vs. Jamie Moyle – InvictaFC 14 (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Kalindra Faria – KSW 30 (Watch the fight here)
  • Andrea Lee vs Rachael Ostovich – Invicta FC 14 (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass) – Winner
  • Jamie Moyle vs. Amy Montengro – InvictaFC 13 (This fight is available on UFC Fight Pass)
  • Isabelly Varela vs Ariane Lipski – Curitiba Top Fight 9 (Watch the Fight Here)

Fighter of the Year

Holly Holm (article here)

Featherweight

  • Arlene Blencowe (2-1 in 2015)
  • Julia Budd (2-0 in 2015)
  • Marloes Coenen (1-0 in 2015)
  • Cris “Cyborg” Justino (2-0 in 2015) – Winner (article here)
  • Daria Ibragimova (3-0 in 2015)
  • Katharina Lehner (3-0 in 2015)

Bantamweight

  • Holly Holm (3-0 in 2015) – Winner (article here)
  • Ronda Rousey (2-1 in 2015)
  • Miesha Tate (2-0)
  • Juliana Pena (2-0 in 2015)
  • Amanda Nunes (2-0 in 2015)
  • Tonya Evinger (2-0 in 2015)

Flyweight

  • Julia Berezikova (2-0 in 2015) – Winner (article here)
  • Poliana Botelho (2-0 in 2015)
  • Katlyn Chookagian (3-0 in 2015)
  • Kate Jackson (2-0 in 2015)
  • Andrea Lee (2-0 in 2015)
  • Isabelly Varela (3-0 in 2015)
  • Charlene Watt (5-0 in 2015)

Strawweight

  • Claudia Gadelha (1-0 in 2015)
  • Alexa Grasso (1-0 in 2015)
  • Sharon Jacobson (3-0 in 2015)
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk (3-0 in 2015) – winner (article here)
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (2-0 in 2015)
  • Rose Namajunas (2-0 in 2015)
  • Livia Renata Souza (1-0 in 2015)
  • Tecia Torres (2-0 in 2015)

Atomweight

  • Ayaka Hamasaki (InvictaFC champ) – Winner (article here)
  • Mei Yamaguchi (DEEP JEWELS champ)
  • Julia Jones (3-0 in 2015)
  • Thaty Bergamaschi (3-0 in 2015)
  • Kanna Asakura (2-0 in 2015)
  • Amber Brown (1-0 in 2015)

Newcomer of the Year

  • Minna Grusander (1-0 pro; 5-0 ammy; IMMAF World champion)
  • Aspen Ladd (2-0 in 2015)
  • Angela Lee (4-0 in 2015) – Winner (article here)
  • Amber Leibrock (1-0 pro; 1-0 ammy in 2015; Tuff-n-uff tournament winner)
  • Irina Mazepa (2-0 in 2015)
  • Sabina Mazo (2-0 in 2015)
  • Shana Power (1-0 pro; 3-0 ammy)
  • Felicia Spencer (1-0 pro; 1-0 ammy in 2015; Tuff-n-uff tournament winner)
  • Kali Robbins (3-0 in 2015)
  • Pamela Ruiz (3-0 in 2015)
  • Micol di Segni (1-0 pro; 2-0 ammy in 2015; IMMAF World champion)
  • Shanna Young (3-0 in 2015)

Amateur of the Year

  • Kelly D’Angelo (USA; 4-0 in 2015)
  • Macy Chiasson (USA; 3-0 in 2015; 4-1 overall)
  • Sunna Davidsdottir (Iceland; 4-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Samantha Diaz (USA; 5-0 in 2015)
  • Samantha Gilliland (USA; 3-0 in 2015; 6-0 total)
  • Jamie Herrington (Canada; 7-0 in 2015; IMMAF World champion) – Winner (article here)
  • Brooke Mayo (USA; 4-0 in 2015)
  • Sanna Merta (Finland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Leah McCourt (Ireland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Varpu Rinne (Finland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Gillian Robertson (USA; 5-0 in 2015)
  • Aleksandra Toncheva (Bulgaria; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)

Promotion

  • DEEP-JEWELS
  • IMMAF
  • Invicta
  • King of the Cage
  • Princesses of Pain
  • UFC – winner (article here)

Sponsor

  • Dragon Do – Winner (article here)
  • Fight Chix
  • MMA Road Hog
  • Sicchic
  • Sports Foods
  • xIonx

Inspirational Fighters of the Year

Ashley Cummins & Celine Haga (article here)


Submission of the Year

Faith Van Duin def. Amanda Bell by Side Choke

(Fight is only on UFC Fight Pass)


Julia Berezikova def. Julie Werner by Anklelock

Debora Dias def. Adriana del Vigna by Anaconda Choke


Celine Haga defeats Alyson Garcia by arm triangle choke

Watch the fight here


Rena Kubota def. Jleana Valentino by Flying Armbar

Andrea Lee def. Ariel Beck by Armbar

Angela Lee def. Natalie Gonzales Hills by Twister – Winner (article here)

Kaline Medeiros def. Sarah Payant by Kimura

Kali Robbins def. Priscilla Brownfield by Reverse Triangle Choke


KO of the Year

Jemyma Betrian def. Chandra Engel


Poliana Botelho def. Antonia Silvaneide


Sylwia Juśkiewicz def. Katarzyna Urban via KO


Amanda de Lemos def. Débora Dias Nascimento


Anna Elmose def. Mara Romero Borella


Jennifer Maia def. Stephanie Bragayrac


Amber Leibrock def. Marina Shafir

(Fight is only on UFC Fight Pass)


Holly Holm def. Ronda Rousey  – Winner (article here)

(Fight is only on UFC Fight Pass)


Brooke Mayo def. Antonette Bernal 


Monica Franco def. Jessica Doerner

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