The Ultimate Fight Show’s Best of 2012 (So Far) MMA Awards

Chris Bragg March 30, 2012 Comments Off

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Fight fans, it’s that time of year again!

Wait! What was that? It’s only the end of March? You’re kidding me, right?

OK, so it is not the end of the year quite yet. But, it is never too early to look back at what has turned out to be a spectacular and historic 1st Quarter of 2012. On the April 5th episode of The Ultimate Fight Show, Larry Cassano and myself reveal our favorites from the past three months, but we want to know what you think.

Below are the categories and nominees we will be discussing. You can cast your vote by following THIS LINK.

* SUBMISSION OF THE YEAR

Ivan Menjivar defeats John Albert via Rear-Naked Choke (UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15)
Vaughan Lee defeats Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto via Armbar (UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson February 26)
Rousimar Palhares defeats Mike Massenzio via Heel Hook (UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes January 14)
Ed Herman defeats Clifford Starks via Rear-Naked Choke (UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit February 4)
Charles Oliveira defeats Eric Wisely via Calf Slicer (UFC on Fox 2 January 28)
Jim Miller defeats Melvin Guillard via Rear-Naked Choke (UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller January 20)
Ronda Rousey defeats Miesha Tate via Armber (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3)

* KO OF THE YEAR

Edson Barboza KO’s Terry Etim via Spinning Wheel Kick (UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes January 14)
Joseph Benavidez KO’s Yasuhiro Urushitani via Punches (UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 2)
Stipe Miocic KO’s Phil De Fries via Punches (UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15)
Jose Aldo KO’s Chad Mendes via Knee (UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes January 14)
Anthony Pettis KO’s Joe Lauzon via Head Kick (UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson February 26)

* ROUND OF THE YEAR

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall — Round 3 (UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 2)
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar — Round 2 (UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson February 26)
Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert — Round 1 (UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15)
Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey — Round 1 (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3)
Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit — Round 5 (UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit February 4)
Duane Ludwig vs. Josh Neer — Round 1 (UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller January 20)
José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes — Round 1 (UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes January 14)

* FIGHT OF THE YEAR

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger (UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15)
Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit (UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit February 4)
Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis (Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3)
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson February 26)
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall (UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 2)
Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum (UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit February 4)

* BREAKTHROUGH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Rousimar Palhares
Edson Barboza
Ian McCall

* FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Joseph Benavidez
Jake Ellenberger
Ronda Rousey
Luke Rockhold
Jose Aldo
Ben Henderson
Carlos Condit

If you don’t like or agree with our choices, you are given the option of a Write-In vote for your favorites!

Be sure to catch The Ultimate Fight Show every week, as we bring you the latest and greatest form the Worlds of MMA and Boxing. Also, please LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW US on Twitter.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to all of our fans for your support. Without you, we wouldn’t enjoy this so much!



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