135 is the New 155

135 is the New 155

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Picture Credit: MMAJunkie By: Bryce When I first began watching the UFC, THE division was lightweight. They had a row of killers that no other division. The champion was Anthony Pettis, with the likes of RDA, Cowboy Cerrone, Khabib, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez.

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The list goes on. I remember looking at the rankings one time and looking in awe because it was by far the most stacked division in the company. Since then, a lot has changed. RDA and Cerrone have changed divisions, and other talent has moved on or have fallen off. 

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The new Lightweight is Bantamweight. They have the second youngest champion in the company with Cody Garbrandt. 

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Their top 10 includes 2 former champions, one other that has had 2 title fights, and a lot of other contenders. Prospects like Thomas Almeida and Aljamain Sterling make the division more exciting and promising for the future. 

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There is a lot to like in this division and look for it to continue to develop to further their argument as the toughest division in the UFC. 

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