MMA World Bantamweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Bantamweight Rankings

Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)
– Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01T.J. Dillashaw
15-3 (11-3 UFC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
02Cody Garbrandt
11-1 (6-1 UFC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
03Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
04Raphael Assuncao
26-5 (10-2 UFC)
W-Matthew Lopez (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
05Jimmie Rivera
21-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (DEC)
John Lineker
06Marlon Moraes
20-5-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (KO)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
07John Lineker
30-8 (11-3 UFC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
Jimmie Rivera
08Darrion Caldwell
11-1 (Bellator)
W-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Joe Taimanglo (SUB)
09Bibiano Fernandes
21-3 (OneFC)
W-Andrew Leone (SUB)
W-Reece McLaren (DEC)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
10John Dodson
19-9 (8-4 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
11Aljamain Sterling
14-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
W-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
12Thomas Almeida
22-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
Rob Font
13Renan Barao
34-5 (9-4 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
14Eduardo Dantas
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Joe Warren (DEC)
15Pedro Munhoz
15-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Rob Font (SUB)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Justin Scoggins (SUB)
16Eddie Wineland
23-12-1 (5-6 UFC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
17Michael McDonald
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Peter Ligier (DEC)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Masanori Kanehara (SUB)
18Brett Johns
15-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Joe Soto (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (DEC)
19Joe Warren
15-6 (Bellator)
W-Steve Garcia (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Sirwan Kakai (SUB)
20Erik Perez
17-6 (Free Agent)
W-Felipe Arantes (DEC)
W-Francisco Rivera (DEC)
W-Taylor Lapilus (DEC)
21Marlon Vera
10-4-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Brad Pickett (TKO)
22Rob Font
14-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
W-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
W-Matt Schnell (TKO)
Thomas Almeida
23Joe Soto
18-6 (3-4 UFC)
L-Brett Johns (SUB)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Marco Beltran (SUB)
24Rani Yahya
24-9 (9-3 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (SUB)
L-Joe Soto (DEC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
25Matthew Lopez
10-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
W-Johnny Eduardo (TKO)
W-Mitch Gagnon (DEC)
26Johnny Eduardo
28-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
27Brian Kelleher
18-8 (2-1 UFC)
W-Damian Stasiak (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
28Augusto Mendes
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
29Ricardo Ramos
11-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
30Alejandro Perez
19-6-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
W-Iuri Alcantara
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
D-Albert Morales (DEC)
31Cody Stamann
15-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Tom Duquesnoy (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Bill Kamery (TKO)
32Frankie Saenz
12-5 (4-3 UFC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
33Petr Yan
8-1 (Free Agent)
W-Matheus Mattos (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Ed Arthur (DEC)
34Iuri Alcantara
34-9 (9-6 UFC)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
35Michinori Tanaka
12-3 (Free Agent)
W-Rogerio Bontorin (SUB)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
36Josh Hill
16-2 (Free Agent)
W-Grachik Engibaryan (SUB)
W-Xavier Alaoui (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
37Shintaro Ishiwatari
23-6-4 (Pancrase)
W-Akhmed Musakaev (DEC)
W-Rafael Silva (DEC)
W-Jonathan Brookins (DEC)
Kevin Petshi
38Leandro Higo
18-3 (Bellator)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
39Joe Taimanglo
23-8-1 (Bellator)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
40Tom Duquesnoy
15-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
W-Alan Philpott (SUB)
41Benito Lopez
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
W-Benjamin Vinson (TKO)
42Albert Morales
7-3-1 (1-3-1 UFC)
L-Benito Lopez (DEC)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
43Andre Soukhamthath
12-5 (1-2 UFC)
W-Luke Sanders (TKO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Albert Morales (DEC)
44Magomed Magomedov
14-2 (Free Agent)
W-Dean Garnett (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)
45Rustam Kerimov
10-0 (Free Agent)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Tural Ragimov (KO)
W-Beslan Afashagov (TKO)
46Takeya Mizugaki
21-12-2 (Free Agent)
L-Rustam Kerimov (TKO)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
47Bekbulat Magomedov
19-1 (WSOF)
W-Donavon Frelow (DEC)
W-Jesse Brock (DEC)
W-Samir Khasanov (TKO)
48Damian Stasiak
10-5 (2-3 UFC)
L-Brian Kelleher (TKO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
49Davey Grant
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Chris Holdsworth (SUB)
50Russell Doane
15-7 (3-4 UFC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (TKO)
L-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Bryan Caraway
21-7 (6-2 UFC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
*Francisco Rivera
11-7 (4-6 UFC)
L-Erik Perez (DEC)
L-Brad Pickett (DEC)
L-John Lineker (SUB)
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Here is our rankings criteria:
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- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

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