Dos Santos vs Velasquez 2: 4 Legitimate Contenders for the Heavyweight Title

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Dos Santos vs Velasquez 2: 4 Legitimate Contenders for the Heavyweight Title
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
UFC champion Cain Velasquez could find himself short on challengers in a couple of years.

One of the most interesting things about the UFC heavyweight division is the perceived gap between the top of the food chain and everyone else.

Right now, the title picture seems to revolve solely around Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. As it stands, those three men dominated the division for the last handful of years.

But are other fighters in the rankings being overlooked?

That's a question we can't answer until the halfway point of the next year, as no less than eight top heavyweights will be competing to round out the division. Until then, here's a look at the most legitimate contenders to the UFC title right now.

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