MMA prospecting is a fun, rewarding and relatively low-risk hobby. You put your metaphorical money on your metaphorical horse and hope it all pans out in your favor.
This slideshow from The Beaten Path prospect series here at Bleacher Report is going to do something a little different. Of all the various prospects in the starting gates at the beginning of 2013, who has moved the furthest ahead here at the halfway mark?
Here's a list of the year's top performer in each weight class. Remember: These aren't necessarily the best or most promising prospects in each division, but rather are those who have done the most to advance their resume in the first half of 2013.
Think of them as the biggest chart-movers on the prospect scene this year.