On Independence Day weekend, MMA is like inexpensive grilling meat. The stuff is just everywhere.
For the second consecutive weekend, two UFC events are going down. The first is UFC 175 on Saturday, and the second is the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 19 on Sunday.
But another upstart competitor is in the mix. World Series of Fighting 11 goes down on July 5 on NBC. That's the NBC, not some cable derivative. WSOF has pulled out all its stops and stars to make it as exciting an event as it can be.
WSOF has excelled at signing and grooming up-and-coming prospects in the sport. And the UFC always has the talent mill churning. Between the two companies, there's a lot of young talent in action this weekend.
We here at The Beaten Path want to make sure you're up on your MMA prospects. This latest article in our ongoing series of interviews and lists will get your radar properly calibrated for this weekend's best young up-and-comers.
Prospects are listed in no particular order.