UFC on Fox 7 only featured one featherweight bout, but it involved the top contender in the division.
Chad Mendes took on Darren Elkins in the final preliminary bout of the evening. Elkins was riding a 5-0 record in the featherweight division into the fight and was trying to make a case for being an elite 145-pounder.
Mendes had other ideas. He established himself as the top featherweight contender by finishing Elkins in just 68 seconds. Mendes has looked nothing short of fantastic since his title loss to Jose Aldo in 2012.
The rest of 2013 will feature stunning fights in the division.
This is a look at the top 10 featherweights inside the organization right now.