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Dylan Andrews - Out of all the fighters hailing from The Ultimate Fighter 17, Andrews may pack the most potential. He's gritty, disciplined, hard-nosed and can scrap with anyone in the division not named Anderson Silva or Uriah Hall. The only problem is that his window of opportunity is closing quickly at 33 years of age.
Kelvin Gastelum - With one of the most impressive runs in TUF history, Gastelum has become a serious player in the UFC. The young and compact middleweight has shown an ability to stifle strikers with persistent clinch work and a powerful overhand right. But luckily for the rest of the 185-pound fighters gracing the UFC roster, Gastelum has recently stressed his desire to cut weight and move to welterweight. Should be interesting.
Uriah Hall - Everyone was high on Hall for his fight with Gastelum at the finale, but the one-punch, one-kick phenom simply didn't show up. Hall often looked overwhelmed and unable to find his groove. That shouldn't be the case as he prepares to show his true striking prowess in the middleweight division before the 2013 campaign closes.
Clint Hester - Hester is probably the rawest name on this list, but he's got a boatload of talent. As a boxer, it's going to take him some time to grasp the ins and outs of grappling and how to successfully stuff takedowns, but with heavy hands and an in-cage mentality that can be molded to perfection, Hester has all the potential in the world to breakout in his next fight.
Josh Samman - Despite a rather disappointing performance against Gastelum on TUF in a fight that would have pitted him against Hall at the finale, Samman still has what it takes to one day find his way to the division's top 10 rankings. He's relatively young, very well-rounded, sports a devastating tendency to pounce on an injured foe and has all the natural skills to carry him far into next year. His biggest challenge will be staying healthy.