While the UFC on FX 4 main event between lightweights Gray Maynard and Clay Guida disappointed, the fight card shook up the featherweight significantly with some entertaining matchups.
After refusing an offered title shot, Hatsu Hioki suffered an upset loss at the hands of Ricardo Lamas, who is now undefeated at 145 pounds and nearing a shot at the belt. Meanwhile, Cub Swanson also picked up an impressive knockout win over former 155-pound fighter Ross Pearson.
With Jose Aldo recovering from injury, now is a better time than ever for featherweight contenders to separate themselves and stake their claim for a spot in a championship bout.
As they look to continue their climb up the division's ladder, let's take a look at who could be next for Lamas, Swanson and the rest of the UFC on FX 4 competitors.