Top 25 Bantamweight Prospects
The bantamweight division is a growing division. The UFC’s creation of the division has allowed guys to fight in their natural weight classes and the 135 lb talent is stacked.
- Although it is not my typical formula, I included 2 guys on this list who lost in the elimination round of the Ultimate Fighter 14 (Jimmie Rivera & Paul McVeigh)
- Some of the guys listed above can fight at flyweight
- Alex Soto’s next fight will be at featherweight against Masanori Kanehara
- John Lineker had been rumored to be in talks with the UFC and Bellator
- Several prospects who would have been on this list signed with other promotions recently including Rodrigo Lima (Bellator), Rodolfo Marques and Yusup Saadulaev (DREAM).