As the calendar year draws to a close, we take a look back at the most underrated mixed martial artists of 2012.
The fighters populating the following list have been included because they either garnered achievements in 2012 that went largely unnoticed, or because their long-time successes continued to draw little fanfare this year.
For further note on the criteria, I attempted to focus on the general perceptions held by fans and media rather than rigidly adhering to a top-10 ranking. That is to say, some fighters that get love in rankings may still show up here.
The following 15 fighters are 2012's most underrated.