The Best UFC and MMA Fights of 2012

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The Best UFC and MMA Fights of 2012
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

We didn't always get the fights we expected in 2012. A string of injuries and misfortunes saw to that, knocking out dozens of potential masterpieces over the course of the year. But that didn't stop the fights we did get from being something special.

It may have been a bad year for the box office, but that run of bad karma didn't extend to the cage where there were so many great fights this year that my Caged In partner Jeremy Botter and I had remarkably different and diverse lists. I've combined them here and they show the true splendor of MMA in all its varied facets.

Represented are three promotions, six weight classes and even two genders—and, of course, 10 great fights. Have others in mind for the best of the best list? Let us know in the comments.

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