Mixed Martial Arts: The 10 Biggest Headlines and Names Of 2010

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Mixed Martial Arts: The 10 Biggest Headlines and Names Of 2010

With just a couple weeks left in 2010, it's time to look back on all that has transpired in the world of the Mixed Martial Arts.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held numbered events 108 through 124, as well as Ultimate Fight Nights 20, 21, and 22, two events on Versus- both of which saw light heavyweight phenom Jon "Bones" Jones dispose of veteran opponents rather quickly- and crowned two new Ultimate Fighters, Court McGee and Jonathan Brookins. The year also saw the UFC's lightweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight belts change hands.

The UFC's sister promotion, the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), ran eight events (46-53) in 2010, with bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defending their titles during the year, while lightweight champion Ben Henderson defended his belt against Donald Cerrone at WEC 48, before losing it to Anthony Pettis in the WEC's final bout at WEC 53.

Strikeforce held eight events in 2010, crowning six new champions in the process. However, the promotion's two most notable fights of the year were non-championship bouts. But more on that later.

This article will highlight the ten biggest names and stories of the Mixed Marital Arts world in 2010. Feel free to comment weighing in on anything I might have missed or how you would have ordered things.

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