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2016 WMMA Press Divisional/Fighter of the Year Nominees

The best female fighters of 2016 showed their worth.

Twenty two athletes found themselves eligible for the Fighter of the Year in their respective divisions, with the winner getting them in considerations for the overall Female of the Year title.

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 at the nominees for the WMMA Press Award for Divisional Fighters of the Year.

Featherweight Nominees

  • Cris “Cyborg” Justino (3-0 in 2016)
  • Julia Budd (1-0 in 2016)
  • Megan Anderson (3-0 in 2016)
  • Charmaine Tweet (2-0 in 2016)
  • Helena Kolesnyk (4-0-1 in 2016)

Bantamweight Nominees

  • Amanda Nunes (3-0 in 2016; UFC Champion)
  • Tonya Evinger  (1-0-1 in 2016; InvitcaFC champion)
  • Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (3-0 in 2016)
  • Sara McMann (2-0 in 2016)

Flyweight Nominees

  • Jennifer Maia (3-0 in 2016; InvictaFC champion)
  • Rin Nakai (3-0 at 125 in 2016)
  • Sarah  D’Alelio (3-0 in 2016)
  • Jingnan Xiong (3-0 in 2016)
  • Juliete “Ju Pitbull” de Souza (3-0 in 2016)
  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (3-0 in 2016)

Strawweight Nominees

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk (2-0 in 2016; UFC Champion)
  • Jéssica Andrade (2-0 in 2016)
  • Maryna Moroz (2-0 in 2016)
  • Angela Hill (4-0; InvictaFC champion)

Atomweight Nominees

  • Ayaka Hamasaki (2-0 in 2016; InvictaFC champion)
  • Naho Sugiyama (1-0 in 2016; Deep-Jewels champion)
  • Mina Kurobe (4-0 in 2016)
  • Tessa Simpson  (2-0 in 2016)
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