As the number of MMA fans grows around the world, so do the amount of fighters.
Potential fighters are training earlier and earlier in their lives, and not just in one discipline.
MMA gyms are popping up all over the country, and with that, there are more prospects coming out of the woodwork all the time.
As legends of the sport's past fall, new future stars are building their names in an effort to take their places: future stars to push the evolution of the sport and surpass the greats before them.
Here is a look at 10 rising stars that should not be ignored.