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

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

02

Eduardo Dantas
20-4 (Bellator)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Joe Warren (DEC)
W-Marcos Galvao (DEC)
Darrion Caldwell
10/06/2017

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)
Eduardo Dantas
10/06/2017

06

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

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)
Leandro Higo
10/06/2017

09

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

Bekbulat Magomedov
18-1 (WSOF)
W-Donavon Frelow (DEC)
W-Jesse Brock (DEC)
L-Josh Hill (DEC)

14

Timur Valiev
11-2 (WSOF)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Tito Jones (DEC)

15

Taylor Lapilus
11-2 (Free Agent)
W-Leandro Issa (DEC)
L-Erik Perez (DEC)
W-Yuta Sasaki (TKO)
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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.

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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  • 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.