The midway point of 2012's calendar year has come, which means it is time to recognize the top fighter, knockout and submission of the UFC year to this point.
Fighter of the Half-Year: Martin Kampmann
Danish fighter Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann has earned victories over two top-10 welterweights in Thiago Alves and Jake Ellenberger thus far. The 30-year-old is also on a three-fight winning streak for the first time in over four years.
The victories alone aren't what earn Kampmann the spot as "Fighter of the Half-Year"; it is the fashion in which those victories occurred that makes him stand out from the rest of the group.