Tis the season of giving. With the holidays rapidly approaching, it's almost time to unwrap our first UFC-themed present: UFC on Fox 5.
Throughout the month of December, the UFC has elected to provide fans with many presents, including:
Five former champs
Four main events
Three American cards
Two title fights
And a partridge in a pear tree.
Too cheesy? Sorry. Sometimes I get caught up in the holiday spirit.
To make up for my awful attempt at Christmas humor, here is a look at nine fighters who will be competing in December. Each man has an opportunity to take a major step up their divisional ladder.
With quality placement within their respective divisions, there is a lot of ground that can be covered this month. Some of the men on this list can become a contender with a December victory, while others can become champion.
However, the mighty sometimes fall. A series of impressive wins can be washed away with a single defeat. Anyone who doesn't believe me should ask Mark Munoz.
Here is a look at nine fighters who reveal themselves as either contenders or pretenders in the next four weeks.