June was a relatively quiet month for all levels of MMA. Turns out it was the calm before the storm.
There are really good fights to be found throughout the year, of course, but July is in a state of hyperdrive. It wasn't excessively challenging to throw a dart at the event calendar and hit a top prospect in action here at the midpoint of 2013.
As you may know, that's what The Beaten Path is here to do. We interview some of the sport's best young fighters, but we also make it easier to follow. It was hard to narrow it down in July, but here are five non-UFC prospects to watch this month, including viewing coordinates. Video also provided as available and permissible. Let's get it on.