Running 2012 UG MMA Awards

These are running lists and nothing is in any real order, so please leave suggestions


Fighter of the Year

-Benson Henderson 3-0 (Edgar x 2, Diaz)

-Cain Velasquez 2-0 (Silva, dos Santos)
-Johny Hendricks 2-0 (Koscheck, Kampmann)
-Chris Weidman 2-0 (Maia, Munoz)
-Anderson Silva 2-0 (Sonnen, Bonnar)
-Cub Swanson 3-0 (Roop, Pearson, Oliveira)
-Demetrious Johnson 2-0-1 (Benavidez, McCall)
-Jon Jones 2-0 (Evans, Belfort)
-Matt Brown 4-0 (Cope, Thompson, Ramos, Swick)
-Stefan Struve 3-0 (Herman, Johnson, Miocic)
-Andrey Koreshkov 5-0 (Howard, Krantz, Smith, Zaromskis, Good) - Bellator Season 7 WW Tourny Champ
-Ronda Rousey 2-0 (Tate, Kaufman)

Honorable Mentions:
-Daniel Straus 4-0 (Spoon, Corey, Sandro, Robinson) - Bellator Season 6 FW Tourny Champ
-Rick Hawn 3-0 (Tirloni, Woodard, Weedman) - Bellator Season 6 LW Tourny Champ
-Marcos Galvao 3-0 (West, Marx, Nogueira) - Bellator 2012 Summer Series BW Champ
-Karl Amoussou 3-0 (Lozano, Rickels, Baker) - Bellator Season 6 WW Tourny Champ
-Maiquel Falcao 3-0 (Paraisy, Vasilevsky, Spang) - Bellator Seaon 6 MW Tourny Champ

Fight of the Year
-Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner - UFC on FOX 4



-Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar - UFC 144
-Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller - UFC 155
-Patricky Freire vs. Lloyd Woodard - Bellator 62
-Forrest Petz vs. Sergej Juskevic - Score Fighting Series 4
-Kotetsu Boku vs. Zorobabel Moreira - One FC 6: Rise of Kings
-Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier - UFC on Fuel 3
-Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie - Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
-Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera - UFC on FOX 4
-Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva - UFC 153
-Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley - Strikeforce: Rockhold/Kennedy

Honorable Mentions:
-Eduard Folayang vs. Ole Laursen - ONE FC 3
-TJ Grant vs. Evan Dunham - UFC 152
-Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis - SF: Tate/Rousey
-Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami - UFC 144
-Mike Easton vs. Jared Papazian - UFC on FX 1
-Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker - UFC on FOX 3
-Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson - Strikeforce HW GP Final
-Andreas Spang vs. Brian Rogers - Bellator 66
-Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez - UFC on Fuel 1
-Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa - UFC on FOX 4
-Evan Dunham vs. Nik Lentz - UFC on FOX 2

-Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall - UFC on FX 2


Knockout of the Year

-Edson Barboza over Terry Etim (Spinning Wheel Kick) - UFC 142



-Jose Aldo over Chad Mendes (Knee) - UFC 142
-Rustam Khabilov over Vinc Pichel (Suplex) - TUF 16 Finale
-Nate Marquardt over Tyron Woodley (Elbows and Punches) - Strikeforce:Rockhold/Kennedy
-Nick Denis over Joseph Sandoval (Elbows) - UFC on FX 1
-Brian Rogers over Vitor Vianna (Flying Knee) - Bellator 61
-Brad Pickett over Yves Jabouin (Uppercut) - UFC on Fuel 5
-Johny Hendricks over Martin Kampmann (Punch) - UFC 154
-Eddie Alvarez over Patricky Freire (Head Kick and Punches) - Bellator 76
-Lyoto Machida over Ryan Bader (Punch) - UFC on FOX 4
-Cung Le over Rich Franklin (Punch) - UFC on Fuel 6

Honorable Mentions:

-Ben Alloway over Manuel Rodriguez (Front Kick and Punches) - UFC on FX 6
-Donald Cerrone over Melvin Guillard (Head Kick and Punch) - UFC 150
-Yves Edwards over Jeremy Stephens (Punch and Elbows) - UFC on FOX 5
-Anthony Johnson over D.J. Linderman (Punch) - World Series of Fighting 1
-Thomas de Almeida over Cody Williams (Elbow) - Legacy FC 15
-Daron Cruickshank over Hendry Martinez (Head Kick) - UFC on FOX 5
-Tyson Nam over Eduardo Dantas (Punch) - Shooto Brazil: Fight for B.O.P.E. 2
-Tim Boetsch over Yushin Okami (Uppercuts) - UFC 144
-Anthony Pettis over Joe Lauzon (Head Kick and Punches) -UFC 144
-Bhabajeet Chowdhury over Charanjit Singh (Spinning Back Kick) - Super Fight League 4
-A.J. Matthews over Charlie Rader (Kick) - Bellator 70
-Ary Santos over Robert Fonseca (Flying Knee) - Jungle Fight 43
-Michael McDonald over Miguel Torres (Uppercut) - UFC 145
-Pete Spratt over Daniel Acaciao (Spinning Backfist) - Amazon Forest Combat 2
-Zorobabel Moreira over Roger Huerta (Soccer Kick) - One FC 4: Destiny of Warriors
-Siyar Bahadurzada over Paulo Thiago (Punch) - UFC on Fuel 2
-Pat Curran over Joe Warren (Destruction) - Bellator 60
-Justin Lawrence over John Cofer (Head Kick) - TUF Live 1 Finale
-Rick Hawn over Lloyd Woodard - (Punch) - Bellator 66
-Reynaldo Trujillo over Munil Adriano (Superman Punch) - LFC 10

-Issac Pimentel over Pablo dos Santos - (Knee) - Bitetti Combat 13

Submission of the Year
-Nate Diaz over Jim Miller (Guillotine) - UFC on FOX 3


-T.J. Waldburger over Jake Hecht (Armbar) - UFC on FX 2
-Charles Oliveira over Eric Wisley (Calf Slicer) - UFC on FOX 2
-Ronda Rousey over. Miesha Tate (Armbar) - SF: Rousey/Tate
-Lloyd Woodard over Patricky Freire (Kimura) - Bellator 62
-Joe Lauzon over Jamie Varner (Triangle) - UFC on FOX 4
-Matt Wiman over Paul Sass (Armbar) - UFC on Fuel 5
-Demian Maia over Rick Story (Neck Crank) - UFC 153

-Jessica Eye over Zoila Frausto (Standing Arm-Triangle) - Bellator 83
-Joe Vedepo def. Mike Bernhard via submission (Shin Choke) - Bellator 80



Honorable Mentions:

-Brent Weedman over J.J. Ambrose (Von Flue Choke) - Bellator 62
-Jeff Rexroad over Lucas Pimenta (Arm in Triangle) - Legacy FC 14
-Pavel Kusch over Alexander Starikov (Omoplata) - Cage Warriors 46
-Eduardo Felipe over Mauro dos Santos (Inverted Triangle) - Jungle Fight 36
-John Maguire over DaMarques Johnson (Armbar) - UFC on Fuel 2
-Wendres Carlos da Silva over Piotr Strus (Brabo Choke) - MMA ATTACK 2
-Martin Kampmann over Thiago Alves (Guillotine) - UFC on FX 2
-Matt Riddle over Chris Clements (Arm Triangle) - UFC 149

-Jason Silva over Kendall Grove (Arm-Triangle)- SCC 4
-Pat Audinwood over Justin Reiswerg (Armbar) - LFC 10
-Rousimar Palhares over Mike Messenzio (Heel Hook) - UFC 142
-Ryan McGillivray over Diego Bautista (Armbar) - MFC 32

  

Round of the Year
-Matt Wiman vs. Paul Sass, Round 1 - UFC on Fuel 5
-Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva, Round 2 - UFC 153
-Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis, Round 1 - UFC on FOX 3
-Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, Round 1 - UFC 150
-Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner, Round 2 - UFC on FOX 4
-Eddie Alvarez vs. Patricky Freire, Round 1 - Bellator 77
-Patricky Freire vs. Lloyd Woodard, Round 1 - Bellator 62
-Tyson Steele vs. Gregor Gracie, Round 1 - World Series of Fighting 1
-Forrest Petz vs. Sergej Juskevic, Round 1 - Score FS 4
-Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert, Round 1 - UFC on Fuel 1


Honorable Mentions:

-Scott Jorgensen vs, John Albert, Round 1 - UFC on FOX 5
-Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier, Round 1 - UFC on Fuel 3
-Cezar Ferreria vs Sergio Moraes, Round 2 - UFC 147
-Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker, Round 1 - UFC on FOX 3




Come-From-Behind Win of the Year
-Tim Boetsch over Yushin Okami - UFC 144
-Kotetsu Boku over Zorobabel Moreira - One FC 6: Rise of Kings
-Martin Kampmann over Jake Ellenberger - TUF Live 1 Finale
-Mike Pierce over Aaron Simpson - UFC on FX 5
-Forrest Petz vs. Sergej Juskevic - Score Fighting Series 4
-Andrew Craig vs. Rafael Natal - UFC on Fuel 4
-Andreas Spang over Brian Rogers - Bellator 66
-Martin Kampmann over Thiago Alves - UFC on FX 2
-Roland Delorme over Nick Denis - UFC on FOX 3
-Ryan Ford over Luis Santos - Bellator 67

Honorable Mentions:

-Richard Hale vs. Thiago Santos - Bellator 79
-Vinicius Queiroz vs. Mark Holata - Bellator 65
-Tyson Steele vs. Gregor Gracie - World Series of Fighting 1
-Takanori Gomi over Eiji Mitsuoka - UFC 144
-Reggie Pena over John Salter - XFC 18
-Soo Chul Kim over Leandro Issa - One FC 6: Rise of Kings
-Derrick Lewis over Jared Rosholt - Legacy FC 13
-Ivan Menjivar over John Albert - UFC on Fuel 1
-Geronimo dos Santos over Rodrigo da Silva - MAX Fight 11
-Henrique Gomes over Jack Guzman - Jungle Fight 37


Upset of the Year
-Tyson Nam over Eduardo Dantas - Shooto Brazil: Fight for B.O.P.E. 2
-Ricardo Lamas over Hatsu Hioki - UFC on FX 4
-Eddie Yagin over Mark Hominick - UFC 145
-Jamie Varner over Edson Barboza - UFC 146
-Ryan Bader over Quinton Jackson - UFC 144
-Lloyd Woodard over Patricky Freire - Bellator 62
-Jessica Eye over Zoila Gurgel - Bellator 83

Event of the Year
-UFC on FOX 4
-UFC 142
-One FC 6: Rise of Kings
-UFC 153
-Bellator 76
-UFC on FOX 5
-Bitetti Combat 12
-UFC 146
-One FC 4: Destiny of Warriors
-Bellator 66
-UFC 144
-UFC on FOX 3
-Bellator 62
-One FC 3: War of the Lions

Worst/Controversial Decision of the Year
-Mukai Maromo over Adam Lynn - MFC 33
-Nick Diaz vs. Carlos Condit
-Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II
-Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson
-Jessica Aguilar vs. Megumi Fuji
  

Good stuff!

GG
@mmajunkiegeorge
@mmajunkieradio

pretty excited for this. Phone Post

both women's fights from last weekend should be on the best fight list. At least as nominees.

Sub Phone Post

 suggestions anyone?

caposa -  suggestions anyone?



Mark Hunt for KO of the Year, and in contention for Fighter of the Year!

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Lahzerous - 
 
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It was a top 10 last year, happened in 2011
 

Sketchd - 
caposa -  suggestions anyone?



Mark Hunt for KO of the Year, and in contention for Fighter of the Year!

As much as I'd like to, KO of the year has to be a legit KO. Kongo wasn't fully out. One more win and Hunt is up there.
 

caposa - 
Lahzerous - 
 
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It was a top 10 last year, happened in 2011
 
OH your right actually it was dec 24 ! my bad!
 

Glad to see you still doing this Caposa!

epwar - Glad to see you still doing this Caposa!
Yea I figure why not, helps me remember all the shit that happens throughout the year. These past few years have been insane, it's almost impossible to keep track of it all without writing it down

Calf slicer should be sub of the year IMO Phone Post

gorgesjorj - Good stuff!

GG
@mmajunkiegeorge
@mmajunkieradio
GG IS THE MAN...

I love your show, I really need to call in. Is there an app to listen on the road?

Caposa I would add cupcake Woodard as a breakout star this year also. Phone Post

Actually I would also add Brian Heden over Sean McCorkle as one of the biggest.upsets at WMMA 1. Phone Post

Sub Phone Post

bearockbrobama - Actually I would also add Brian Heden over Sean McCorkle as one of the biggest.upsets at WMMA 1. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>





Lol, no man- not at all

BaraoKix -
bearockbrobama - Actually I would also add Brian Heden over Sean McCorkle as one of the biggest.upsets at WMMA 1. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>





Lol, no man- not at all


Yea I was gonna put that in there then I thought, ehhh not really Phone Post