The Best MMA and UFC Fighters of 2012

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

It's no secret that mixed martial arts fans were denied plenty of desirable match-ups in 2012. The UFC's injury woes are well-documented at this point, so there's no reason to delve into the topic yet again.

But even with The Curse wrecking fight cards on all corners of the globe, we were still treated to plenty of great fights, great events and great individual performances.

You can read through our picks for Best Fights and Best Events if you want, but today we're closing our our 2012 Awards by focusing on the fighters who had the best overall performances over the course of the entire year.

What follows is our 10 best fighters from the year 2012, from No. 10 all the way down the fighter we deemed as worthy of winning our Fighter of the Year award. 

Let's get started.

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