Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings – RankingMMA

Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight

01

Darrion Caldwell
11-1 (Bellator)
W-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Joe Taimanglo (SUB)

02

Bibiano Fernandes
21-3 (OneFC)
W-Andrew Leone (SUB)
W-Reece McLaren (DEC)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)

03

Eduardo Dantas
20-5 (Bellator)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Joe Warren (DEC)

04

Michael McDonald
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Peter Ligier (DEC)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Masanori Kanehara (SUB)

05

Joe Warren
15-6 (Bellator)
W-Steve Garcia (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Sirwan Kakai (SUB)

06

Erik Perez
17-6 (Free Agent)
W-Felipe Arantes (DEC)
W-Francisco Rivera (DEC)
W-Taylor Lapilus (DEC)

07

Michinori Tanaka
12-3 (Free Agent)
W-Rogerio Bontorin (SUB)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)

08

Petr Yan
8-1 (Free Agent)
W-Matheus Mattos (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Ed Arthur (DEC)

09

Josh Hill
16-2 (Free Agent)
W-Grachik Engibaryan (SUB)
W-Xavier Alaoui (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)

10

Shintaro Ishiwatari
23-6-4 (Pancrase)
W-Akhmed Musakaev (DEC)
W-Rafael Silva (DEC)
W-Jonathan Brookins (DEC)
Kevin Petshi
12/29/2017

11

Leandro Higo
18-3 (Bellator)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)

12

Joe Taimanglo
23-8-1 (Bellator)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)

13

Magomed Magomedov
14-2 (Free Agent)
W-Dean Garnett (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)

14

Rustam Kerimov
10-0 (Free Agent)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Tural Ragimov (KO)
W-Beslan Afashagov (TKO)

15

Takeya Mizugaki
21-12-2 (Free Agent)
L-Rustam Kerimov (TKO)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Non-UFC Rankings FAQ    
Non-UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters competing outside the UFC. Fighters featured are from any regional promotion such as Bellator, One FC, KSW, Cage Warriors, Jungle Fights, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Ring of Combat, Shooto, Road FC, Pancrase, PFL, Titan FC, etc. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Free Agent Rankings."

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

Here is our rankings criteria:
- 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.
  • EBobonis

    I am bit bias but “Shah Bobonis” with a streak of 7 wins with more impressive competition of some of the fighters you got in your list should be in.

    • admin

      Bobonis is on my radar, especially after his 3rd knockout of Marcos da Matta in Bellator. As for being ranked above the prospects I have listed, Bobonis has yet to defeat a “big name” opponent. He doesn’t have the unblemished record that some bantamweight prospects have, so he will need to make up for it by racking up some wins over stiffer competition. Bobonis’ manager needs to carefully book him in his next few fights so he can hopefully extend his winning streak and sign on with Bellator or World Series of Fighting. Bobonis would be a good fit for TUF as well.