The bantamweight division saw a changing of the guard this past month when the UFC crowned its interim 135 lbs champ at UFC 149.
Brazilian powerhouse Renan Barao soundly beat down perennial contender Urijah Faber to win the interim title. Barao will also get the next shot at the current UFC champ Dominick Cruz when he is through rehabbing his torn ACL.
Outside of the world's largest mixed martial arts promotion, top-ranked 135ers Bibiano Fernandes and Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas both have fights set for the end of the month and can make a splash in the division with impressive victories.
As things continue to heat up in August, let's take a look at the top 10 bantamweights in MMA today.
These rankings are the combined efforts of some of Bleacher Report MMA's best writers, as we continue to try and provide you with the best content on the web.