Fighters often come out of nowhere.
Whether from general obscurity or an unknown promotion, the UFC has capitalized in the past by showcasing talented fighters on the rise.
Some have proven themselves outside of the Octagon while others strive to make a big splash in the world's biggest MMA organization.
Today the UFC employs more than a handful of fighters that have a chance to take their respective divisions by storm.
Here are 10 names you may not yet know much about, but possess the ability to break out in 2012 and beyond.