For the world of mixed martial arts, 2012 has come and gone. Through the calendar year, titles changed hands, interim champions were crowned, an injury bug plagued the industry in a way that had never been experienced before, and we experienced some of the greatest knockouts that the sport has ever witnessed.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. New organizations were founded, new divisions were created, big-name talent moved to different companies and new stars emerged in nearly every weight class.
From all of the groundbreaking news stories and major moments that occurred inside and outside the cage, Bleacher Report is proud to bring you a countdown of the 50 best moments that occurred this year.
Here is a look at the 50 best MMA moments from 2012.