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ESPN Names Top 5 Fighters Of The Half-year

5. Glover Teixeira

Quickly rising to the upper echelon of the UFC light-heavyweight class, Teixeira has put together four-straight UFC wins, adding to his 19-fight unbeaten streak. The Brazilian MMA fighter has convinced quite a few fans that he could bring a good fight to the champion at 205 pounds, Jon Jones.

4. Pat Curran
Bellator champion Pat Curran has been unstoppable since a loss to Eddie Alvarez in 2010, going unbeaten since then, Curran has sliced and diced his way through the featherweight division to become one of the most recognizable faces on the Bellator roster at only 25-years-old.

3. Josh Burkman

Finishing two UFC veterans in a combined three minutes and forty-five seconds, Burkman has five wins in a row with one of those being a 41 second destruction of Jon Fitch at WSOF 3

2. Vitor Belfort

Two devastating head kicks later… Belfort finds himself at the top of the middleweight ladder, waiting to see who comes out victorious in the UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman main event. “The Phenom” showed fight fans why he is to be feard in the middleweight class with a spinning kick that knocked out former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold.

1. T.J Grant

No. 1 contender in the lightweight division, Grant solidified himself a top spot in the weight class with two thrilling finishing over Matt Wiman and Gray Maynard. Now fighting for the Benson Henderson for the belt at UFC 164, the Canadian is focused on being the first to defeat Henderson in the UFC.