No.5 Urijah “The California Kid” Faber
Faber made his debut at 135 in impressive fashion, submitting Takeya Mizugaki, who has only been stopped twice.
No.4 Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen
Jorgensen earned a title shot with a win over Brad Pickett. He’s riding a 5 fight win streak where he avenged his most recent loss.
No.3 Brian Bowles
The former 135 champ was injured again and missed WEC 52. With only 1 loss on his record which was to Cruz, Bowles is still a top dog in the bantamweight division.
No.2 Joseph Benavidez
Benavidez came close to beating Dominick Cruz, but it wasn’t enough. He bounced back with a win over submission ace Wagnney Fabiano. There is talk of Benavidez going down to 125 when thegets that division up and running.
No.1 Dominick Cruz
Cruz remains on top of the bantamweight division with a split decision win over Joseph Benavidez in his 1st title defence.