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Who was the best fighter in 2010?

Originally Published: December 23, 2010
ESPN.com

With the exception of Chris Leben, ESPN.com's list of candidates for MMA Fighter of the Year reads like a top-five pound-for-pound list. Three wins in three fights, including a fantastic submission win over Yoshihiro Akiyama, propelled Leben into a contest with UFC champions Cain Velasquez, Georges St. Pierre, Frankie Edgar, Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz.

There's plenty to like when it comes to the titleholders. Velasquez emerged as the top-ranked heavyweight following ...

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