There was a point in time in which the UFC's middleweight division was devoid of challengers. Now, as current divisional kingpin Anderson Silva looks for his 10th straight title defense at UFC 148 on July 7, there is new life at 185 pounds.
To keep his undefeated Octagon record intact, Silva must once again face off with his toughest opponent to date, Chael Sonnen. The rematch is easily the most anticipated of the year, and one can only hope that it will live up to the excitement of their previous meeting at UFC 117.
Let's take a look at a handful of contenders that may be next for whoever walks away with the belt in July.