This will be QUEEN MMA MEDIA’S third annual Amateur Athlete of the Year award.  In 2017 Helen Peralta was selected amateur of the year.  In 2018 Andrea Howland was voted amateur of the year.  In early November Queen MMA Media began accepting nominations for amateur of the year (2019).  We invited our fans and followers to nominate the fighter they felt should be Queen MMA Amateur Athlete of the Year (2019).  The deadline for nominations was December 1, 2019.  Queen MMA is proud to present the 2019 Amateur Athlete of the Year Nominees.

Queen MMA Media received twenty-eight nominees for the Amateur of the Year award this year.  This sizable list was narrowed down to those who received the most nominations.  Included with the nominees name is a brief quote taken from one of the nominations sent in.  The official top eight nominees for Queen MMA Media Amateur of the Year (2019) are as follows:

SAMANTHA SEFF – Samantha “Wolf Queen” Seff fights out of North Carolina and trains under Schell Schock BJJ.  She is an accomplished atomweight mix martial artist who is always striving to be the best she can be.

“I nominate Sam because she is the toughest person I know.  Her dedication speaks for itself.”

GLORY WATSON – Glory “The Fury” Watson fights out of Maine and trains under Young’s MMA.  Watson produced an extremely positive year in the cage gathering four wins in 2019 as well as the New England Fights Amateur Flyweight Championship Title.  

“I have been beside Glory for her entire eighteen month fight career and you would be hard pressed to find someone with more heart and dedication to this sport than her.”

ALANA DELVA – Alana Delva is out of Florida and has proven herself to be an outstanding combat sports athlete.   She is currently state champion for Pankration MMA under the USFL, National Pankration MMA champion, Panda Cup Pankration MMA champ, 3-time ISKA sport MMA world champion, and the only athlete to earn double gold at the IMMAF world championship in Rome (2019).  All at the age of twelve years old.  

“At a young age Alana has become one of the most talked about and known MMA athletes in the state of Florida.  She has become a positive role model for the youth.”

MEGAN ROSADO – Megan Rosado is a bright bantamweight prospect who fights out of Maine and trains under Evolution Athletix.  She went (4-0) in 2019.

“I would like to nominate Megan Rosado.  She has become one of my favorite New England amateur fighters.  I enjoy watching her get better with every fight.” 

KENDAL HOLOWELL – Kendal Holowell fights out of Arkansas and trains under Without Limits MMA.  She put together an impressive (3-0) record in 2019 against top quality opponents.

“I nominate Kendal Holowell.  She is (6-1) as an amateur.  She went undefeated in 2019 and captured the Pyramid Fights amateur Strawweight title.”

CHELSEA TUCKER – Chelsea Tucker fights out of Maine and trains under First Class Fitness & MMA.  She went (2-0) in 2019.

“I would like to nominate Chelsea for Queen MMA amateur fighter of the year.  I have been following amateur MMA for many years and I have never seen an amateur fighter turn the direction of their career around so dramatically.  In my opinion through commitment and grit Chelsea is becoming a serious MMA fighter.” 

KELSEY HILDAL – Kelsey Hildal fights out of Mississippi and gained five victories during the 2019 year.  In August of 2019 she captured the Premier MMA Championships Amateur Strawweight title via unanimous decision.

“I love watching Kelsey fight.  She trains hard and fights hard.  I nominate Kelsey for the Queen MMA amateur award.”

AMY GOLDING – Amy Golding fights out of New York.  In November of 2019 she won the Cage Wars Amateur Atomweight championship title by way of unanimous decision after taking the fight on extremely short notice. 

“Amy will take any challenge anytime.  She is an amazing athlete who works hard and never quits.  She inspires more people than she realizes.”

Queen MMA Media extends a BIG congratulations to the nominees!  Keep your eyes open for these eight Amateur Athlete of the Year (2019) nominees as they will be posted on the QUEEN MMA MEDIA facebook page for open voting to determine Amateur Athlete of the Year 2019 – very soon!


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