MMA World Bantamweight Rankings

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

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Cody Garbrandt
11-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
T.J. Dillashaw
11/04/2017
02Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
Jimmie Rivera
12/30/2017
03T.J. Dillashaw
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
Cody Garbrandt
11/04/2017
04Raphael Assuncao
25-5 (9-2 UFC)
W-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
Matthew Lopez
11/11/2017
05Jimmie Rivera
21-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (DEC)
Dominick Cruz
12/30/2017
06John Lineker
29-8 (10-3 UFC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Michael McDonald (KO)
Marlon Vera
10/28/2017
07Aljamain Sterling
14-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
W-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
08John Dodson
19-8 (8-3 UFC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
Marlon Moraes
11/11/2017
09Bibiano Fernandes
21-3 (OneFC)
W-Andrew Leone (SUB)
W-Reece McLaren (DEC)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
10Darrion Caldwell
11-1 (Bellator)
W-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Joe Taimanglo (SUB)
11Marlon Moraes
18-5-1 (0-0 UFC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Josenaldo Silva (TKO)
W-Josh Hill (KO)
John Dodson
11/11/2017
12Renan Barao
34-5 (9-4 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
13Thomas Almeida
22-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
14Eduardo Dantas
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Joe Warren (DEC)
15Eddie Wineland
23-12-1 (5-6 UFC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
16Michael McDonald
17-4 (Bellator)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Masanori Kanehara (SUB)
L-Urijah Faber (SUB)
17Marlon Vera
10-3-1 (4-2 UFC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Brad Pickett (TKO)
W-Ning Guangyou (DEC)
John Lineker
10/28/2017
18Erik Perez
17-6 (Free Agent)
W-Felipe Arantes (DEC)
W-Francisco Rivera (DEC)
W-Taylor Lapilus (DEC)
19Joe Warren
15-6 (Bellator)
W-Steve Garcia (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Sirwan Kakai (SUB)
20Rob Font
14-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
W-Matt Schnell (TKO)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
10/28/2017
21Pedro Munhoz
14-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Justin Scoggins (SUB)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
Rob Font
10/28/2017
22Joe Soto
18-5 (3-3 UFC)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Marco Beltran (SUB)
W-Chris Beal (SUB)
Brett Johns
12/01/2017
23Rani Yahya
24-9 (9-3 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (SUB)
L-Joe Soto (DEC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
24Matthew Lopez
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Johnny Eduardo (TKO)
W-Mitch Gagnon (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
Raphael Assuncao
11/11/2017
25Johnny Eduardo
28-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
26Augusto Mendes
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
27Frankie Saenz
11-5 (3-3 UFC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Urijah Faber (DEC)
28Brian Kelleher
17-8 (1-1 UFC)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
W-Julio Arce (SUB)
Damian Stasiak
10/21/2017
29Iuri Alcantara
34-8 (9-5 UFC)
L-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Brad Pickett (SUB)
Alejandro Perez
12/09/2017
30Leandro Higo
18-3 (Bellator)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
31Joe Taimanglo
23-8-1 (Bellator)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
32Felipe Arantes
18-7-1 (5-4-1 UFC)
L-Erik Perez (DEC)
W-Jerrod Sanders (SUB)
W-Yves Jabouin (SUB)
Josh Emmett
10/21/2017
33Brett Johns
14-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (DEC)
W-Anthony Gutierrez (DEC)
Joe Soto
12/01/2017
34Cody Stamann
15-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Tom Duquesnoy (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Bill Kamery (TKO)
35Tom Duquesnoy
15-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
W-Alan Philpott (SUB)
36Petr Yan
8-1 (Free Agent)
W-Matheus Mattos (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Ed Arthur (DEC)
37Rustam Kerimov
10-0 (Free Agent)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Tural Ragimov (KO)
W-Beslan Afashagov (TKO)
38Takeya Mizugaki
21-12-2 (Free Agent)
L-Rustam Kerimov (TKO)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
39Shintaro Ishiwatari
23-6-4 (Pancrase)
W-Akhmed Musakaev (DEC)
W-Rafael Silva (DEC)
W-Jonathan Brookins (DEC)
40Ricardo Ramos
10-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
L-Manny Vazquez (SUB)
Aiemann Zahabi
11/04/2017
41Michinori Tanaka
11-3 (Free Agent)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Joe Soto (DEC)
Rogerio Bontorin
10/29/2017
42Alejandro Perez
18-6-1 (4-1-1 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
D-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Ian Entwistle (SUB)
Iuri Alcantara
12/09/2017
43Masanori Kanehara
26-13-5 (Free Agent)
W-Charlie Alaniz (TKO)
L-Michael McDonald (SUB)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
44Russell Doane
15-7 (3-4 UFC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (TKO)
L-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
45Josh Hill
16-2 (Free Agent)
W-Grachik Engibaryan (SUB)
W-Xavier Alaoui (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
46Luke Sanders
11-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
W-Maximo Blanco (SUB)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
Bryan Caraway
12/09/2017
47Albert Morales
7-2-1 (1-2-1 UFC)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
L-Thomas Almeida (TKO)
48Magomed Magomedov
14-2 (Free Agent)
W-Dean Garnett (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)
49Bekbulat Magomedov
19-1 (WSOF)
W-Donavon Frelow (DEC)
W-Jesse Brock (DEC)
W-Samir Khasanov (TKO)
50Damian Stasiak
10-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
W-Filip Pejic (SUB)
Brian Kelleher
10/21/2017
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)
Luke Sanders
12/09/2017
*Francisco Rivera
11-7 (4-6 UFC)
L-Erik Perez (DEC)
L-Brad Pickett (DEC)
L-John Lineker (SUB)
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- Strength of competition
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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.

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