SportsNation Blog Archives Brad Pickett
Dominick Cruz hasn't entered the octagon since October of 2011, which means his top spot in the division is up for grabs. Our experts have Renan Barao as MMA's top bantamweight, but is he your pick? What about Tyson Nam, who's entered the top 10 after winning his first two professional fights? Click our photos below to set your rankings!
MMA bantamweight fighters
Silva vs. Gustafsson
Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva make their living primarily as strikers, although Brett Okamoto thinks this match could be decided on the ground.
Stann vs. Sakara
Alessio Sakara is making his comeback in this match after being sidelined for a year. Brian Stann is looking to get back on track after a loss to Chael Sonnen
Thiago vs. Bahadurzada
Both Paulo Thiago and Siyar Bahadurzada are coming off wins, although Bahadurzada hasn't fought since mid-May of last year.
Dennis Siver lost by submission to Donald Cerrone in his last matchup, while Diego Nunes managed a decision over Manvel Gamburyan.
Page vs. Pickett
Brad Pickett and Damacio Page will be fighting to reverse bad trends -- Pickett lost his last match to Renan Barao, while Page is on a two-match losing streak.