By Josh Reese
1. Joseph Benavidez (16-2) the only 2 losses of his career to the current Bantamweight Champ Dominick Cruz. Benavidez has one fight down at Flyweight and with the win over Yasuhiro
Urushitani will now fight for the 1st UFC Flyweight belt.
2. Demetrious Johnson (15-2-1) as one of the smaller fighters in the UFC he has always fought bigger fighters, he already has 2 fights at Flyweight and has went 6 rounds with another top Flyweight in Ian McCall.
3. Ian McCall (11-3-1) an established Flyweight before making his way to the UFC has had wins over top competition. He was part of the first Flyweight tournament, and has went 6 rounds with Mighty Mouse and if not for a little bit of show boating he could have pulled out a win.
4. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6) the inaugural UFC Flyweight tournament participants are the top 4 Flyweights, before his invite he was a top fighter in Shooto and holds wins over John Dodson, and Mamoru Yamaguchi.
5. Jussier da Silva (14-1) considered the top Flyweight not in the UFC, his only loss is to our number 3 fighter, which was a close contest. Holds wins over Mamoru Yamaguchi, and Danny Martinez he is the Shooto South American 123 pound Champ
6. Chris Cariaso (14-3) 2 out of his 3 losses came to the bigger and better men in the form of, Michael McDonald and current Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão. Took Josh Ferguson to a decision but outclassed him at every turn.
7. Louis Gaudinot (6-2) the least amount of wins among the group but held his own against bigger fighters. He was on season 14 of TUF, but on the Finale lost to Johnny Bedford. In his last fight against John Lineker he proved he could take a punch and keep on going.
8. John Dodson (13-5) Like Gaudinot he won the TUF 14 Bantamweight and at 5’3 is much more suited as a Flyweight. Unlike Gaudinot he did not look good against Tim Elliott which is the only reasons Gaudinot is ranked higher.
9. Ulysses Gomez (9-2) a lowly ranked Bantamweight should come over to the UFC and have success. Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight and Bantamweight champion his 2 losses come to good competition.
10. Tim Elliott (8-3-1) He started off his career very rocky going 0-2-1 since then he ran off 8 wins in a row. In his UFC debut against John Dodson a lot of people thought we won the fight but lost a unanimous decision.