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MMA Top 10 Bantamweights: WEC Dominates the Division

Wednesday night's WEC 44 event is a featherweight showcase, headlined by Mike Brown defending his 145-pound title against Jose Aldo.

But the WEC's bantamweight division, which won't be represented in any of Wednesday night's live fights on Versus, might be even more stacked than the featherweight division. My list of the Top 10 bantamweights in MMA is topped by six WEC fighters, with champion Brian Bowles and former champion Miguel Torres clearly the class of the division.

A couple of Shooto fighters make my list, as does Dream's Bibiano Fernandes (whom I consider a bantamweight even though he's the promotion's featherweight champ), but there's no question that at the top, the division is dominated by the WEC.

Top 10 Bantamweights in MMA
1. Brian Bowles
2. Miguel Torres
3. Takeya Mizugaki
4. Dominick Cruz
5. Rani Yahya
6. Joseph Benavidez
7. Masakatsu Ueda
8. Eduardo Dantas
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Akitoshi Tamura

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