Submission of the Year Watch: April 2013 Edition

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Submission of the Year Watch: April 2013 Edition
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The UFC amazingly went without any submissions in the month of March, leaving the Submission of the Year watch unchanged heading into April's fights.

With four UFC events and a Bellator featherweight title fight coming, though, the race is sure to heat up by May.

Soon, Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for a bout with Scott Jorgensen. Faber's standing rear-naked choke of Ivan Menjivar fell just short of being a candidate for Submission of the Year last month, but forcing Jorgensen to tap could put "The California Kid" in the hunt for the award.

However, the greatest potential for a Submission of the Year candidate in April could come from the UFC 159 main event, which features light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. Jones has become one of the more dangerous grapplers in MMA, while Sonnen has been prone to submissions throughout his career.

Heading into a packed month of big fights, let's take a look at the current top candidates for 2013 Submission of the Year.

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