[The Tens] Top 10 MMA Fighters Of 2012
Mixed martial arts is about the fighters. Memories like careers live and die in the cage and the calendar’s 12 months in 2012 brought many across multiple weight divisions. Excitement, finishes and championship achievement are prime criteria in determining the best of the best. Here are the year’s primary architects, the fighters of the year in 2012, brought to you by thewellversed.com.
Fighters of the Year
10) Cub Swanson
Three for the three knockouts in 2012 is exactly how Cub Swanson must have imagined his year going. Stopping George Roop, Ross Pearson and Charles Oliveira positioned the Greg Jackson-trained fighter for Comeback Fighter of the Year honors as he petitions for a rematch with 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo, which he may earn with a February win versus Denis Siver.