UFC 158 goes down Saturday from Montreal, Quebec, one of the true jewels of Canada, or, as I like to call it, The Great White North.
Saturday's headliner is native Quebecer Georges St-Pierre, who puts his welterweight title on the line in a suddenly reheated grudge match with Nick Diaz. Several other Canadians also dot the card.
But let us now take a moment to look beyond the UFC 158 headlines. Let us look to the next wave of Canadian combat talent. Who is on the horizon? Who might we see under the bright lights before too long?
Here are my top five picks. And don't worry, I'm not going to pick Rory MacDonald. Only actual prospects need apply.