Outside of the Top 10 Heavyweights in the UFC, there are the men who are trying to move up the ladder of the division.
Ben Rothwell: A young talented fighter the UFC recently signed, but his welcome to the UFC didn't go so well.
From start to finish, Cain Velasquez ran over Rothwell at UFC 104. Maybe Rothwell can turn things around against Gilbert Yvel in his next fight and start going in the right direction towards the heavyweight title.
Todd Duffee: Duffee is a young prospect that opened the eyes of many fight fans with his UFC debut. He knocked out Tim Hague, a 6'4 265 lb. monster, in just 7 seconds.
Many people are claiming he is going to fight Lesnar in the future, but I think his debut might have been a easy win over a lesser opponent. I guess we'll all just have to wait and see what happens to Mr. Duffee next.
Gilbert Yvel: This Dutch kickboxer is definitely one of the best acquisitions the UFC has ever made. But, I feel it may be at the wrong time. Yvel has always been known as a phenomenal striker that can fight with the best, but after seeing his last few performances, I feel his best days are behind him and he won't be a threat in the heavyweight division anytime soon.
Especially since he is one of the smaller guys. (Please take into considerations that Yvel is 6'2 and usually weighs in at 245 lbs.)
Stefan Struve: The Skyscraper has got the potential to be a threat in the division in the future. But not just yet. He's still young and has to improve his gameplan.
Right now, he's just a submission specialist and needs to stick to that. As long as he doesn't try to throw hands in close quarters, he won't get knocked out again by guys like Junior Dos Santos or Roy Nelson.
Pat Barry: This guy is definitely a hot prospect in the UFC, but clearly has a lot to learn. You can't be a one dimensional fighter in MMA anymore.
I will admit his kickboxing is incredible and he made a good impression on me the first time I saw him, but he still has to learn all aspects of the game to be a major threat for the title.