April is not the cruelest month for MMA fans, at least not this year. The harbinger of spring is loaded with action, from the top of the UFC mountain to the first few links in the food chain.
That includes the sport's best prospects as well, many of whom are scheduled to see the inside of the cage this month. And I will tell you what: keeping track of them all can be a dizzying proposition.
That's where we here at The Beaten Path come in. We track the top prospects in the sport so you don't have to. In the following slides, we take a look at the five best up-and-comers doing battle in April. Video footage, overview data and even viewing coordinates are provided for your convenience and enjoyment.