With the recent PPV trends suggesting that fans aren't as interested in the lighter weight divisions, we should take a look at why that is the case. Some argue that fans don't think that smaller fighters can deliver the satisfying knockouts that we crave. Some believe that the new weight divisions don't have enough star power to warrant spending $55 of our hard-earned money on guys who aren't big enough names.
One thing is for sure: The lighter weight classes as a whole are not hurting for talent. With some of MMA's top talents weighing in below 155 pounds, the little guys face fierce competition every time they step into the cage.
But how does that level of competition compare to that of the heavier divisions? Here is a power ranking of each division based on strength of competition.