In mixed martial arts, fighters ascend and fall from the divisional ladder on a regular basis. For every Junior dos Santos who has gotten to the top of the mountain, there are 15 Rick Storys or Nate Marquardts who could never quite get there.
The title scene during the current UFC climate is exciting in several divisions, as new contenders are poised to break through all over the place.
Here is a look at 15 UFC fighters who are on the brink of title contention.
This slideshow is designed to shine light on fighters who are on the cusp of earning title shots and becoming surefire title contenders. Fighters who have previously competed for a UFC championship are not eligible to be in this list.
All references to divisional rankings are based on the official UFC rankings.