The UFC ranking system is a reasonable way to gauge talent, new and old.
But somewhere along the lines, divisional breakouts are lost in the mix. Some escape obscurity and reach their weight class' Top 15, while others simply tread water.
At this point in time, a bunch of talented contenders are clawing their way up the ladder en route to more exposure, high-profile matchups and greener bank accounts.
Here are those competitors and why they are the best unranked fighters in the UFC right now.