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2012 WMMA Awards Nominees & Results

2012 Results

Ronda Rousey

2012 Fighter of the Year

Bec Hyatt

2012 Fan Favorite

Fight of the Year

Winner: Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Tate (Part 1 | Part 2)
Watch acceptance speech from Alexis Davis

  • Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Tate (Full Fight)
  • Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Tate (Part 1 | Part 2)
  • Kaitlin Young vs Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 1 (Full Fight)
  • Jessica Penne vs Lisa Ellis at Invicta FC 1 (Full Fight)
  • Rosi Sexton vs Aisling Daly at Cage Warriors 47 (Full Fight)
  • Sara McMann vs Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 2 (Full Fight)
  • Miesha Tate vs Julie Kedzie at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman (Full Fight)

Female Featherweight (145) of the Year

Winner: Julia Budd (2-0)

  • Julia Budd (2-0)
  • Marloes Coenen (1-0)
  • Ediane Gomes (1-0)
  • Germaine de Randamie (1-0)

Female Bantamweight (135) of the Year

Winner: Ronda Rousey (2-0)

  • Alexis Davis (1-1)
  • Sarah Kaufman (1-1)
  • Sara McMann (2-0)
  • Ronda Rousey (2-0)

Female Flyweight (125) of the Year

Winner: Jessica Eye (4-0)

  • Jessica Eye (4-0)
  • Munah Holland (3-1)
  • Barb Honchak (2-0)
  • Michelle Ould (2-0)

Female Straweight (115) of the Year

Winner: Carla Esparza (2-0) Watch acceptance speech

  • Jessica Aguilar (2-0)
  • Carla Esparza (2-0)
  • Ayaka Hamasaki (3-0)
  • Felice Herrig (3-0)

Female Atomweight (105) of the Year

Winner: Jessica Penne (2-0) Watch acceptance speech

  • Stephanie Frausto (2-1)
  • Jessica Penne (2-0)
  • Naho Sugiyama (1-1)
  • Michelle Waterson (2-0)

Female Newcomer of the Year

Winner: Joanne Calderwood (4-0)

  • Joanne Calderwood (4-0)
  • Jessamyn Duke (2-0)
  • Emily Kagan (2-0)
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz (2-0)
  • Eeva Siiskonen (2-0)
  • Paige VanZant (2-0)

Amateur Female Fighter of the Year

Winner: Tecia Torres (7-0, 5-0 in 2012) Watch acceptance speech

  • Cortney Casey (6-2, 5-1 in 2012)
  • Brittany Dugas (4-0, 4-0 in 2012)
  • Rebecca Heintzman (6-0, 6-0 in 2012)
  • Kaiyana Rain (5-1-1, 4-0 in 2012)
  • Tecia Torres (7-0, 5-0 in 2012)

Knockout of the Year

Winner: Kaline Medeiros defeats Stephanie Eggink via KO at :07 of round 1 at Beatdown MMA (Watch)

  • Vanessa Porto defeats Luana Teixeira via KO at :41 of round 1 at Pink Fight 2 (Watch)
  • Sheila Gaff defeats Jennifer Maia via KO at :10 of round 1 at Cage Warriors: Fight Night 4 (Watch)
  • Munah Holland defeats Marianna Kheyfets via KO at 4:45 of round 2 at Bellator 63 (Watch)
  • Kaline Medeiros defeats Stephanie Eggink via KO at :07 of round 1 at Beatdown MMA (Watch)
  • Joanne Calderwood defeats Ashley Cummins via KO at 3:13 of round 1 at Invicta FC 3 (Watch)
  • Sheila Bird defeats Christina Barry via KO at :11 of round 1 at AFC 12: Domination (Watch)

Submission of the Year

Winner: Jessica Eye defeats Zoila Gurgel via Standing Arm Triangle Choke at :58 of round 1 at Bellator 83 (Watch)

  • Marta Chojnoska defeats Paulina Suska via Scarf Hold Armlock at :42 of round 1 at KSW 19 (Watch)
  • Ayaka Hamasaki defeats Yuka Tsuji via Kimura at 3:41 of round 1 at Jewels: 19th Ring (Watch)
  • Sarah D'Alelio defeats Vanessa Porto via Reverse Triangle Choke at 3:16 of round 1 at Invicta FC 2 (Watch)
  • Jessica Penne defeats Naho Sugiyama via Triangle Choke at 2:20 of round 2 at Invicta FC 3 (Watch)
  • Stephanie Frausto defeats Amy Davis via Guillotine Choke at :48 of round 1 at Invicta FC 3 (Watch)
  • Jessica Eye defeats Zoila Gurgel via Standing Arm Triangle Choke at :58 of round 1 at Bellator 83 (Watch)

Promotion of the Year

Winner: Invicta Fighting Championships Watch acceptance speech from Shannon Knapp

  • Bellator Fighting Championships
  • Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
  • Invicta Fighting Championships
  • Jewels
  • NAAFS
  • Strikeforce
  • Super Fight League
  • Tuff-N-Uff

Sponsor of the Year

Winner: Tussle Fight Gear

  • Babes of MMA
  • Brawl and Maul Fight Performance Gear
  • Fear the Fighter
  • Fight Chix
  • FighterGirls
  • Loyalty Before Royalty
  • MMA Chick
  • Polanti Watches
  • Tussle Fight Gear
  • VII A.D. Jewelry
  • Xtreme Female Fight Gear

Headline of the Year

Winner: Ronda Rousey Signs With UFC

  • Ronda Rousey Signs With UFC
  • Knapp and Martin Form Invicta FC, All-Female Promotion
  • Strikeforce Cancels Events, Rumored To Fold In 2013

Inspirational Female Fighter of the Year

Winner: Megumi Fujii

Awards Show

Marq Piocos, Lead News Editor for Wombat Sports, hosted this year's awards show live from Invicta FC 4 in Kansas City. Acceptance speeches featured in the videos below are from Fan Favorite: Bec Hyatt, Ammy Fight of the Year: Tecia Torres, Strawweight of the Year: Carla Esparza, Atomweight of the Year: Jessica Penne, Promotion of the Year: InvictaFC's Shannon Knapp, and Fight of the Year: Alexis Davis.