UFC 129 nominated 'Sports Event of the Year' for 2012 Sports Business Awards

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been nominated for a 2012 Sports Business Award, which will be presented at the annual Sports Business Awards Ceremony, "a night celebrating excellence in sports business," on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at The New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square in New York City, NY.

The same state where mixed martial arts (MMA) is outlawed.

The category is "Sports Event of the Year" and includes UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields," which took place on April 30, 2011, in front of 55,724 spectators at Toronto's sold-out Rogers Centre in Canada. Champions Georges St. Pierre and Jose Aldo retained their respective straps via unanimous decision.

UFC 129 is up against some pretty stiff competition including the Carrier Classic, the Humana Challenge, the NBA finals and of course, Super Bowl XLVI.

Video of the 2012 Sports Business Awards nominations (courtesy of SportsBusiness Journal-Daily) after the jump.

Anyone think UFC 129 has a chance of winning?

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