MMA World Bantamweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115)

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Petr Yan15-1 (8)W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Aljamain Sterling
12/12/2020
2Aljamain Sterling19-3 (10)W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Petr Yan
12/12/2020
3Cory Sandhagen13-2 (8)W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
4Marlon Moraes23-7-1 (16)L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
Rob Font
12/19/2020
5Frankie Edgar24-8-1 (11)W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
6Pedro Munhoz18-5 (13)L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Jimmie Rivera
01/30/2021
7Cody Garbrandt12-3 (10)W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (KO)
8Jose Aldo28-7 (18)L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
Marlon Vera
12/19/2020
9Bibiano Fernandes24-4 (11)W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
L-Kevin Belingon (DEC)
10Jimmie Rivera23-4 (6)W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
01/30/2021
11Merab Dvalishvili12-4 (3)W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
Raoni Barcelos
12/05/2020
12Urijah Faber35-11 (27)L-Petr Yan (KO)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
13Juan Archuleta25-2W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
14Kai AsakuraRizin16-2 (13)W-Shoji Maruyama (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (TKO)
L-Manel Kape (TKO)
15Kyoji HoriguchiRizin28-3 (17)L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ben Nguyen (KO)
16Raphael Assuncao27-8 (14)L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
17John Lineker32-9 (18)W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
18Rob Font17-4 (11)W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
Marlon Moraes
12/19/2020
19Marlon Vera16-6-1 (14)W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
L-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
Jose Aldo
12/19/2020
20Cody Stamann19-3-1 (8)L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
D-Yadong Song (DEC)
21John DodsonFree Agent21-12 (12)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
22Yadong Song16-4-1 (9)W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
D-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Alejandro Perez (KO)
23Sergio Pettis20-5 (7)W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
W-Tyson Nam (DEC)
24Raoni Barcelos16-1 (10)W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Carlos Huachin (TKO)
Merab Dvalishvili
12/05/2020
25Dominick Cruz22-3 (8)L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
26Ricky Simon16-3 (7)W-Ray Borg (DEC)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
L-Urijah Faber (TKO)
Brian Kelleher
01/16/2021
27Casey Kenney16-2-1 (7)W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
W-Louis Smolka (SUB)
28Rustam KerimovACB14-0 (8)W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (DEC)
29Brett Johns17-2 (8)W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
30Manel KapeRizin15-4 (14)W-Kai Asakura (TKO)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (KO)
W-Seiichiro Ito (TKO)
Alexandre Pantoja
12/19/2020
31Sean O'Malley12-1 (9)L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Eddie Wineland (KO)
W-Jose Quinonez (TKO)
32Deivi OliveiraACA28-6-1 (21)W-Abdul Rakhman Dudaev (KO)
W-Shamil Shakbulatov (DEC)
W-Maharbek Karginov (DEC)
33Kevin Belingon20-7 (11)L-Bibiano Fernandes (SUB)
L-Bibiano Fernandes (DQ)
W-Bibiano Fernandes (DEC)
34Denis LavrentyevFree Agent9-1W-Mateus Santos (TKO)
W-Joriedson Souza (SUB)
W-Anthony Leone (TKO)
35Ray BorgFree Agent13-5 (7)L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Rogerio Bontorin (DEC)
W-Gabriel Silva (DEC)
36Patrick Mix13-1 (10)L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Yuki Motoya (SUB)
W-Isaiah Chapman (SUB)
37Said Nurmagomedov14-2 (7)W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
38Abdul-Rakhman DudaevACA24-5 (14)W-Islam Meshev (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)
L-Rustam Kerimov (DEC)
39Montel Jackson9-2 (6)L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
40Brian Kelleher22-11 (18)W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (KO)
Ricky Simon
01/16/2021
41Magomed BibulatovACA16-2W-Nikita Chistyakov (TKO)
W-Josiel Silva (TKO)
L-Rogerio Bontorin (DEC)
42Rani Yahya26-10-1 (20)D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
43Enrique Barzola16-5-2 (8)D-Rani Yahya (DEC)
L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
W-Bobby Moffett (DEC)
44Hiromasa OugikuboShooto21-5-2 (7)W-Kenta Takizawa (DEC)
L-Kai Asakura (TKO)
W-Shintaro Ishiwatari (DEC)
45Shintaro IshiwatariRizin26-8-4 (11)L-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
W-Yuta Sasaki (SUB)
L-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
46Leandro Higo20-5 (15)W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
L-Aaron Pico (TKO)
47Taylor LapilusFree Agent16-3W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
W-Joseph Maness (KO)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
48Josh Hill20-3W-Erik Perez (DEC)
W-Vinicius Zani (DEC)
W-Gilberto Aguilar (SUB)
49Trevin Jones13-6W-Timur Valiev (TKO)
W-Takafumi Otsuka (SUB)
W-Mehdi Baydulaev (SUB)
Randy Costa
03/06/2021
50Andre Ewell17-6 (11)W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
T.J. Dillashaw16-4 (11)L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Alejandro Perez21-8-1 (14)L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- Most recent performance
- 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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

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