The 2013 MMA calender started much stronger than the 2012 one finished.
In January, the UFC held two events and featured a flyweight title fight, while Bellator MMA made its Spike TV debut and put three championship bouts on display.
A number of fighters disappointed, but just as many made big statements in their first appearance of 2013. The latter competitors will be looking to have career years in 2013, and they are the subject of this article.
These are the biggest MMA winners of January.