Depth develops in contenders' queue

Dominique Steele, left, spilled his guts in more ways than one in a losing effort to Brian Rogers. Keith Mills for Sherdog.com

The way things are shaking out, expect a slew of Bellator title fights during the first half of 2013.

Not only are current contenders in queue, the promotion is beginning to compile depth when it comes to next in line. That could mean fighters sit out for a while, or, like current featherweight contender Daniel Strauss on Friday, indulge in tuneups. Strauss made the most of his chance to stay busy; meanwhile, two welterweights positioned themselves for the chance to take on Ben Askren or Karl Amoussou.

Here's how winners looked at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio.