MMA Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight

01

Eduardo Dantas
20-4 (Bellator)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Joe Warren (DEC)
W-Marcos Galvao (DEC)

02

Bibiano Fernandes
20-3 (One FC)
W-Reece McLaren (DEC)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Toni Tauru (KO)

03

Michael McDonald
17-4 (Bellator)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Masanori Kanehara (SUB)
L-Urijah Faber (SUB)

04

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

05

Darrion Caldwell
10-1 (Bellator)
W-Joe Taimanglo (DEC)
L-Joe Taimanglo (SUB)
W-Joe Warren (SUB)

06

Joe Warren
14-6 (Bellator)
L-Eduardo Dantas (DEC)
W-Sirwan Kakai (SUB)
L-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
Steve Garcia
07/14/2017

07

Takeya Mizugaki
21-11-2 (Free Agent)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-George Roop (DEC)

08

Joe Taimanglo
23-7-1 (Bellator)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Sirwan Kakai (DEC)

09

Shintaro Ishiwatari
22-6-4 (Pancrase)
W-Rafael Silva (DEC)
W-Jonathan Brookins (DEC)
W-Victor Henry (DEC)

10

Petr Yan
7-1 (Free Agent)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Ed Arthur (DEC)
L-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)

11

Michinori Tanaka
11-3 (Free Agent)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Joe Soto (DEC)

12

Masanori Kanehara
26-13-5 (Free Agent)
W-Charlie Alaniz (TKO)
L-Michael McDonald (SUB)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)

13

Rafael Silva
28-6 (Pancrase)
L-Shintaro Ishiwatari (DEC)
W-Victor Henry (DEC)
W-Masakatsu Ueda (DEC)

14

Magomed Magomedov
13-2 (Free Agent)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)

15

Josh Hill
15-2 (WSOF)
W-Xavier Alaoui (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Bendy Casimir (DEC)

  • 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.