Last night, Calgary witnessed the top bantamweights in the sport battle for the UFC interim bantamweight championship. For 25 minutes, the fighters exchanged strikes without any desire to go to the ground.
With never-ending cardio, the bantamweight division may go to the judges scorecards more often than not, but the fights are always exciting to watch. Just like the limitless footwork of the division's top stars, it seems as if the rankings at 135 pounds never seem to stand still.
Five months after the creation of the flyweight division, along with the rise of new stars like Renan Barao, Michael McDonald and Mike Easton, let's take a look at the radically different landscape of the UFC bantamweight division.