Congratulations to Cris Cyborg on being nominated and winning the 2017 WMMA Featherweight of the Year award by 5th annual Awakening Fighters awards. Following the voting was 2nd place Julia Budd who is the current Bellator MMA featherweight champion and a two way tie for third place with Champion Contenders Arlene Blencowe and Holly Holm finishing neck and neck.
Cyborg who completed 2 superfights at 140lbs, and vacated her Invicta FC featherweight championship, went on to return to 145lbs in 2017 with a perfect 2-0 record in the Featherweight division defeating Tonya Evinger in July to capture the UFC belt, and then beating Holly Holm Dec. 30th in her first UFC defense of the Featherweight championshp.
Julia Budd recently beat Arlene Belncowe via decision in defense of her Bellator MMA belt.
For a full record of the Awakening Women’s MMA Award’s click here.
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