The UFC 139 Prelims on Spike saw Bantamweight up-and-comer, Michael McDonald, make quick work of his opponent, knocking out Alex Soto in 56 seconds—earning him KO of the Night honors and a $70,000 bonus.
That fight was a prime example of why Dana White is so excited to have added these new divisions to the UFC.
These guys may be small, but they’re quicker and faster than everyone else and those are ingredients for phenomenal fights.
McDonald is just one fighter that’s quickly rising to “star” status. Here’s a short-list of names you will be hearing a lot of over the next year.