Honchak takes home top 2013 Women’s MMA awards

Barn Honchack throws a right punch at Vanessa Porto. Photo Credit: Esther Lin-Invicta FC

Barn Honchack throws a right punch at Vanessa Porto. Photo Credit: Esther Lin-Invicta FC

According to reports on MMA Rising and Wombat Sports, the winners of the 2013 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts awards have been announced.

Invicta FC Flyweight champion Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak was awarded “Female Fighter of the Year” and “Female Flyweight of the Year.”

The atomweight title bout between Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and Jessica Penne at Invicta FC 5, took home “Fight of the Year”

Below are the full results of the awards.
Fight of the Year
Michelle Waterson vs Jessica Penne – Invicta Fighting Championships 5

Female Fighter of the Year
Barb Honchak

Female Featherweight (137-146) of the Year
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino

Female Bantamweight (127-136) of the Year
Ronda Rousey

Female Flyweight (117-126) of the Year
Barb Honchak (2-0 at 125 in 2013)

Female Strawweight (107-116) of the Year
Tecia Torres (3-0 at 115 in 2013)

Female Atomweight (97-106) of the Year
Michelle Waterson (1-0 at 105 in 2013)

Female Newcomer of the Year
Alida Gray (4-0 in 2013)

Amateur Female Fighter of the Year
Jessica Zomcik (9-3; 3-0 in 2013)

Knockout of the Year
Holly Holm def. Allanna Jones by KO (Head Kick) at 2:22 of Round 2. (Watch)*
Alida Gray def. Soannia Tiem by KO (Punch) at 0:05 of Round 3. (Watch)*

*Co-winners; tie vote.

Submission of the Year
Rose Namajunas def. Kathina Catron by Submission (Flying Armbar) at 0:12 of Round 1. (Watch)

Promotion of the Year
Invicta Fighting Championships*
Ultimate Fighting Championship*

*Co-winners; tie vote.

Sponsor of the Year
Fight Chix

Headline of the Year
Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche become first women to compete in/headline a UFC event.

Fan Vote: 2013 Favorite Female Fighter
TOTAL VOTES: 2251 (top five shown)
1) Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha: 456 Votes (20.26%)
2) Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi: 263 Votes (11.68%)
3) Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt: 202 Votes (8.97%)
4) “Alpha” Cat Zingano: 182 Votes (8.09%)
5) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey: 175 Votes (7.77%)

Legacy Award
Jeffrey Osborne

Inspirational Female Fighter of the Year
Susie Wyatt

Topics: Barb Honchak, Invicta FC, MMA, UFC

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