There is perhaps no division in the UFC with as much depth as lightweight.
Though champion Benson Henderson lacks the reputation of dominant titleholders like Georges St-Pierre and Jose Aldo, the list of 155-pound elites and prospects with high ceilings goes on for days.
At any given time, there are a number of fighters clamoring for a title shot, a few more establishing themselves as stars and a horde more looking to break into the division's upper echelon.
Here we will take a look at 10 fighters on the precipice of making a run in the UFC lightweight division.
For the most part, this list is concerned with fighters who have shown promise, but have not yet made a pronounced step toward the title. In a few instances, inclusions have already begun a title run in earnest, but need to stay hot to get over the hump.