MMA: 5 Rising Stars in the Middleweight Division

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MMA: 5 Rising Stars in the Middleweight Division
Photo credit: Henrik Wall/ via Sherdog

There's more to the middleweight division than Anderson Silva and that tangled string of challengers. Fact is, it's a pretty interesting weight class.

So why don't we break out the big drill and see if we can't dig down a ways and unearth a few hidden gems? Here are five of the brightest stars moving up in the division, across all promotions.

Before we proceed, allow me to acknowledge the decidedly non-Chris-Weidman-inclusive nature of this list. He's not rising anymore. He's there. Ditto to those of his ilk. On the flip side, no prospects, either. 

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