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Honestly, bantamweight division now is on the same level as lightweight or welterweight

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  1. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Not less.

    Top 10 are pretty much all killers. All have great striking, effective wrestling and BJJ - defensive one, and some have great offensive one too.
    Pretty much all have great movement, all of them are fast obviously.

    Rarely a dull fight - everyone likes to trade. Even Assuncao, he simply does it in such a robotic way that it's not too exciting. But he also has it all.

    There is also a great bunch of killers in top 25: Petr Yan is pizdetz, Dodson should never be underestimated, Rob Font is skilled. New blood is coming too.

    Even outside of UFC - Bellator champ Caldwell is definitely not a king of excitement, but his wrestling is top notch, and BJJ highly underestimated.

    Funny thing now: THEY ALL can stall fights like Woodley and Wonderboy know well how to do.
    But they don't.


    Now compare that to LW and WW - and I think a comparison would be fair.
     
  2. Rum Champion of Champions

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    Bantamweight is on the same level as bantamweight?

    Bold claim. Bold, bold claim indeed.

    (In before thread title edit)
     
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  4. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Corrected. Thanks!
     
  5. Fullmount Triangle Don't Let Them Force Feed You.

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    as WELTERWEIGHT? A dumpster fire of a division in the UFC??

    Bantamweight is the best division going right now, i'm glad it's getting recognized.

    I'm also glad that Dillashaw has been locked with Garbrandt for 2 years and now wants to further make the division a slog by avoiding Moraes to fight Cruz.
     
  6. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Hmmm...didn't think that way about WW.

    So what are your top 3 divisions? Lightweight, bantamweight and...?
     
  7. Headkicktoleg Titanium Belt

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    Bantamweight has 3 guys and one of them just dieded
     
  8. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    The dieded guy is more skilled than most of the top 5 in onther divisions.
     
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    Not really. Aldo, Holloway, Conor, Khabib, Tyron, Colby, Weidman, Rockhold, Gastelum, Bobby Knuckles, etc would all smash him
     
  10. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Well you brought top 2 from each division. And a very solid guys.
    Still, I believe that Cody is more skilled than, for example, Rockhold and Colby. Stylistically, a MW version of Garbrandt against Whittaker would be interesting too.
     
  11. VVarhead Bullet Belt

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    Featherweight and Lightweight are the two best divisions.
    Bantamweight is third, though.
     
  12. Fullmount Triangle Don't Let Them Force Feed You.

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  13. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Interesting, you guys.
    I have not been impressed with FW (besides top 3) for a long long time.
     
  14. Dillashaw's Monkey Kick Yellow Belt

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    And it's been for a long time. I actually think WW is now in a weird position, where most contenders are out of title talks, and the three people involved in title contention are two boring fighters and a reincident weight misses. Featherweight is way more interesting and middleweight is unclogging and will develop greatly at 230
     
  15. Rum Champion of Champions

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    Featherweight and Lightweight are the most beast-rich divisions. Bantamweight is 3rd. WW is frequently highly entertaining but shallow enough that several fairly one-dimensional fighters have ended up in the Top 5 in the last few years.

    As far as 145 goes, don't be fooled by the way Stephens was taken out by Aldo. Stephens was looking great in that fight until Aldo - still one of the P4P best on the planet - worked out what he needed to do to turn the tables. I like Till and Colby but 2018 Stephens is a smarter, more well-rounded fighter than both of them. He'd be Top 3 easily in any division outside 135/145/155. Unfortunately he's in the same division as legit elite talent like Holloway, Aldo, Ortega, Edgar ...

    Hell, Cub Swanson would be Top 3 in any division outside 135, 145 and 155, and that dude's on a 3-loss skid at FW.
     
  16. Pakman Steel Belt

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    LW/FW/BW are the 3 best divisions in the UFC.
     
  17. Pakman Steel Belt

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    LW/FW/BW are the 3 best divisions in the UFC.
     
  18. Toco Steel Belt

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    an argument can be made that BW is the deepest division in the ufc
     
  19. mxer31 Purple Belt

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    deepest!? not even close. LW by a fckn mile
     
  20. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Yeah, here I agree with @mxer31 . The division is deep, but there are a lot of fighters outside the UFC on top 30 positions.
     

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