It's fair to say every aspiring martial artist's goal is to get to the UFC. Few make it there and even fewer find success at that level.
The UFC is known for finding talent globally and is always in search of additions to its roster. Whether it be regionally, internationally or internally—on shows like Dana White's Contender Series and The Ultimate Fighter, it's safe to say not everyone finds success immediately on the big stage.
It's very rare for an organization to find the Conor McGregors, Amanda Nunes and Israel Adesanyas of the world, but many show signs of being great. As there are tons of prospects in the UFC with championship potential, it was hard to narrow the list down to three. The rubric included elite striking, high level grappling and overall entertainment. These three fighters excelled at their craft, fit the criteria and are a few to keep an eye on this year.