2012 MMAWeekly.com Reader’s Choice Award – Fight of the Year?

January 3, 2013
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Joe Lauzon vs Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox 4For our annual awards, MMAWeekly.com turns to you the readers and fans to choose the best of the best for 2012 including “Fight of the Year.”

Last year it fell down to only a few possible contenders, but this year’s selection is tougher because there are a number of fights that have been all out wars in the cage.

Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier battled it out at UFC on Fuel in a compelling featherweight match-up that stole the show.

Joe Lauzon and Jamie Varner put on a classic at UFC on Fox 4, while Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez had a dog fight when they fought earlier this year as well.

The hype that built up to Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate was only surpassed by their fight, and while it lasted less than a round, it was as tense as any fight this entire year.

Miesha Tate was involved in another classic later in the year when she took on Julie Kedzie in Strikeforce, and that fight even had Dana White jumping out of his seat in excitement.

Both UFC lightweight title fights between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar could land in consideration.

So what do you say? Our readers and viewers will pick the best fight for 2012 in the comments section below.

What was your choice for the Fight of the Year for 2012?

Vote for 2012 Knockout of the Year here.

Vote for 2012 Submission of the Year here.

  • El Gvapo

    Shogun vs Hendo, amazing scrap.

    • Zztopppp

      That was 2011

      • El Gvapo

        Was it really? Wow, it only seems like a few months ago, time really does fly in mma. I did think it was odd that it wasn’t mentioned in the article.

        • hamm

          That won fight of the year last year though

  • EJ

    Jon Fitch vs Erik Silva!

    • kbroesq

      I thought that fight was awesome, but I think fight of the year should involve a fight that is not totally one-sided. It should be a fight where both fighters are in the fight. That’s another reasons I’m not totally understanding the Porier/Zombie pick.

  • b-soc

    Jung-Poirier. Sorry, I can never give Fitch Fight of the Year!

  • BobLemons

    Lauzon vs Varner for sure.

  • Dmk

    Shogun vs Vera

    • hamm

      Forgot about shogun vera that was hot too maybe I should pick that

  • Joey

    I think that Poirier-Korean Zombie will end up taking it.

    However my personal favorite was Marquardt/Woodley in Strikeforce. Awesome back and forth battle.

  • Rickie

    Poirier vs The Korean Zombie hands down

  • oface

    Barnett Cormier.

  • Karl

    Erick SIlva vs Jon Fitch!

  • Tom

    Korean Zombie vs Dustin Poirier, easily!

  • MikeWazowski

    Chan sung jung vs Dustin poirier was the best fight of the year, i was jumping out of my seat

  • Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn
    Nate Diaz vs Cowboy Serone
    The Diaz brothers are the two most exciting fighters in MMA.

    • Ohio

      Nice bit of sarcasm there! Diaz brothers are douche bag, whiny little sissys.

      • Hobro

        Agreed. The only excitement I get watching the Diaz brother’s is when they are getting punched in the face.

        • Calvin

          clearly everyone else finds them exciting with all of their “of the night bonuses”

  • Noah

    Joe Vs Jamie FOTY

  • John Short

    Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Matinez

  • Kal-el Curry

    Definitely Jung vs Poirier

  • isaac

    Korean zombie!!!!

  • Solidmemory

    Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier

  • Charlotte

    Korean Zombie vs Dustin Poirier, nothing else comes close.

  • MMARant

    Lauzon vs. Varner

  • Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Matinez

  • hamm

    Jon fitch vs Erick silva lauzon vs varner was just as good. Great body punching in that fight too

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    Silva Bonnar Epic!

  • Just Me

    henderson edgar

  • MMArco

    In this order:

    Edgar vs Henderson I
    Poirier vs Sung Jung
    Varner vs Lauzon
    McCall vs Johnson I
    Ellenberger vs Sanchez
    Jorgensen vs Wineland
    Hernández vs Croom
    Pearson vs Swanson
    Gaudinot vs Lineker

    St Pierre vs Condit

  • Calvin

    definitely lauzon/varner. KZ/poirer was great but one sided the whole fight.

  • Kharn

    Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Matinez

  • robert83

    shogun vs hendo

  • V.M

    No question about it, Korean Zombie vs Dustin Poirier.

  • BLAH

    Let’s see so many fights to choose from.. Jon Fitch’s fights are SUPER EXCITING..as are Josh Koscheck’s and Jake Shields.. Those guys are TRUE FINISHERS!! LOL.. WHO SAYS LAYING ON DUDES FOR 3 ROUNDS IS BORING???

  • BLAH

    But in all seriousness, it has to be between, Vera and Shogun, or Shogun vs Hendo

  • Kirill

    GSP vs Condit

  • bmc92

    shogun v hendo or zombie v dustin cant decide

  • J

    Definitely KZ, no doubt about it.