2017 was another busy year for the UFC with 39 total events around the globe. MMAjunkie and USA TODAY Sports had a photographer at each of those shows, which featured 457 different fights.
Some of the sport’s most epic and iconic moments are captured through a lens. With another year of octagon action complete, it’s time to look back the best photos from the past 12 months.
The organization put on a whopping total of nine events between November and December for its busiest two-month stretch of the year. Those fight cards included UFC 217 in New York City; UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, Va.; UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney; UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai; the TUF 26 Finale in Las Vegas; UFC 218 in Detroit; UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno, Calif.; UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and, to close the year, UFC 219 in Las Vegas.
USA TODAY Sports Images photographers Noah K. Murray, Peter Casey, Christopher Hyde, David McIntyre, Stephen Sylvanie, Raj Mehta, Kyle Terada, Bruce Fedyck and Gary Vasquez were on assignment for those events and captured the best moments in and out of the cage.
Check out the full photo gallery for November and December below. Above, don’t miss the best-of-the-best video.
For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.
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- Eyeing March return, Edson Barboza reflects on tough loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Marion Reneau vs. Sara McMann headed to UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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