MMA Power Rankings -- Bantamweight

Updated: May 4, 2011, 5:02 PM ET
By staff |
Wednesday, May 4
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To the surprise of nobody, Dominick Cruz heads up a bantamweight class where he has beaten closest contenders Joseph Benavidez (twice) and Brian Bowles (once). Given the circumstances, his position atop the power ranking will be staked against the next best prospect at 135, Urijah Faber, who incidentally was the only guy to beat Cruz back in 2007 at WEC 26.

You'll notice a couple of up-and-comers who cracked the top ten in a pair of 24-year-olds -- Demetrious Johnson and Renan Barao -- both of whom are spotted heading northbound on the list.