Nearing the halfway mark of 2013, fans have already been treated to some killer bookings this year. Between a superfight for the featherweight title, plus grudge matches for the welterweight and light heavyweight championships, Joe Silva has been doing a solid job in terms of keeping fans happy.
MMA fans don't stay content for long, though. The mouth-watering cards that gave us so much joy have come and gone, and we crave more.
The only way to curb our appetite for pugilistic entertainment is to provide us with hard-hitting matchups between warriors who will thrill us with their penchant for violence.
Here is a look at 10 MMA fights that have to be made in the second half of 2013. By no means is this a list of dream fights. Rather, this is a realistic look at the current MMA landscape and an evaluation of some can't-miss scraps.