This year was full of up and coming stars, dominant veterans, championships changing hands and the continued supremacy of the UFC.
Brock Lesnar stampeded through the heavyweight division, trampling his competition with the same ferociousness that Cain Velasquez unloaded on the once-heavyweight champion.
Anderson Silva continued to champion the UFC middleweight division. The once invincible "Spider" has fought down to his competition and the air of supremacy that was associated with Silva is now questioned.
But who can question the abilities of the UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre? Arguably the greatest fighter on the planet, Georges' multi-dimensional fighting abilities make the most seasoned welterweights look like amateurs.
Additionally, rising stars within Strikeforce and Bellator Fighting Championships are becoming household names including Gilbert Melendez, Hector Lombard and the "Showtime kick" king, Anthony Pettis.
With all these storylines emerging at the close of 2010, this is a list of the 15 must-see MMA fights in 2011. I welcome your comments and I look forward to another year of exciting mixed martial arts action.
Enjoy your New Year!
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