The Winner: Benson Henderson
Ben went 3-0 in 2012 with 2 wins over Frankie Edgar and a win over Nate Diaz. By defending his belt two times he not only wins fighter of the year, but he is one of the elite lightweights of all time. He will have to keep defending against some tough costumers.
Ronda Rousey – Rousey was 2-0 in 2012 with big wins over Miesha Tate and Sarah Kaufman. She moves onto the UFC.
Jon Jones – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort
Anderson Silva – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Stephan Bonnar and Chael Sonnen.
Renan Barao – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Scott Jorgenesen and Urijah Faber
Chris Weidman – 2-0 in 2012 with wins of Mark Munoz and Demian Maia.
Johny Hendricks – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Martin Kampmann and Josh Koscheck.
Fabricio Werdum – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Roy Nelson and Mike Russow.
Glover Teixeira – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Kyle Kingsbury and Fabio Maldonado
Tim Boetsch – 2-0 in 2012 with wins over Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard.
Demetrious Johnson -2-0-1 in 2012 with a draw to Ian McCall and win over McCall and Benavidez.