2016 WMMA Press Nominees for Amateur Fighter of the Year

The future of the pro women’s MMA divisions looks bright.

The WMMA Press Awards committee has nominated 31 athletes for their Amateur of the Year award.

The WMMA Press committee is a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.

Six journalists will vote on the award:

This is the 7th year for the awards which sees the best in female fighters recognized.

Here are the nominees for the WMMA Press Award for Amateur Fighter of the Year.

  • Akeela Al-Hameed (3-0)
  • Andrea Amaro (5-0 in 2016)
  • Aurelia Cisneros (6-1; 3-1 in 2016)
  • Esperanza Cadena (3-0 in 2016)
  • Brittney Cloudy (3-0 in 2016)
  • Tiffany Conama (3-0 in 2016)
  • Larkyn Dasch (3-0 in 2016)
  • Jillian DeCoursey (7-1; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Joanne Doyle (4-0 in 2016; IMMAF European champion)
  • Itzel Esquivel (4-1; 3-1 in 2016)
  • Gabriella Gulfin (4-1; 4-0 in 2016)
  • Caree Hill (3-0 in 2016)
  • Anita Höehenleiter (6-1; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Cornelia Holm (8-3; 7-0 in 2016; IMMAF World & European Champion)
  • Carmela James (3-0 in 2016)
  • Sarah Kleczka (5-0; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Alexandra Kovacs (3-0; IMMAF European champion)
  • Leah McCourt(6-1; IMMAF World Champion)
  • Cory McKenna (6-0; 4-0 in 2016)
  • Hayatun Najihin (6-1; 4-0 in 2016)
  • Megan Poe (3-0 in 2016)
  • Shawna Ram (4-0 in 2016)
  • Gabriella Ringblom (8-3; 5-1 in 2016; IMMAF World & African champion)
  • Salina Rowland (5-0; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Savannah Shahan (3-0 in 2016)
  • Lisa Spangler (8-1; 4-0 in 2016)
  • Brooke Stamm (3-1; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Aleksandra Toncheva (8-0; 5-0 in 2016; IMMAF World & European Champion)
  • Rosa Walsh (3-0 in 2016)
  • Linsey Williams (6-0; 3-0 in 2016)
  • Ewelina Woźniak (5-1; 4-0 in 2016)
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