Fight of the Year Watch: May 2013 Edition

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Fight of the Year Watch: May  2013 Edition
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April has come and gone, and it was a busy month in the sport of MMA: four weeks, four UFC shows and an Invicta FC event to boot.

What makes a fight a Fight of the Year contender?

First, the fight has to be competitive. A runaway by either fighter automatically excludes the bout from contention. Secondly, it has to be exciting. And that is where there can be some argument amongst fans.

Does a fight have to be technically proficient to be a Fight of the Year, or can an all-out brawl find its way to the top? The subjectivity of what is an exciting fight is where a lot of lists will differ in their rankings.

With May already underway and another two major MMA events this month, let's take a look at what fights are already in contention for the honor of being 2013's Fight of the Year.

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