UFC Bantamweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125) – Bantamweight (135) – Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Featherweight (145)

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2017 UFC Signings:
Brian Kelleher
Marlon Moraes
Deiveson Alcantara
Tom Duquesnoy
Andre Soukhamthath
Ricardo Ramos
2017 UFC Cuts:
Chris Holdsworth (retired)
Michinori Tanaka
Reginaldo Vieira
Ning Guangyou
Michael McDonald
Roman Salazar
Brad Pickett (retired)
Ian Entwistle (retired)
Erik Perez
Takeya Mizugaki
Jerrod Sanders
Francisco Rivera
Anthony Birchak
Yves Jabouin
Taylor Lapilus
Joey Gomez
01Cody Garbrandt
11-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
02Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
03T.J. Dillashaw
14-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
04Raphael Assuncao
25-5 (9-2 UFC)
W-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
05Jimmie Rivera
20-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
Thomas Almeida
06John Lineker
29-8 (10-3 UFC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Michael McDonald (KO)
07John Dodson
19-8 (8-3 UFC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
08Marlon Moraes
18-5-1 (0-0 UFC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Josenaldo Silva (TKO)
W-Josh Hill (KO)
09Bryan Caraway
21-7 (6-2 UFC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
10Aljamain Sterling
13-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
L-Bryan Caraway (DEC)
Renan Barao
11Thomas Almeida
22-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Anthony Birchak (KO)
Jimmie Rivera
12Eddie Wineland
23-12-1 (5-6 UFC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
13Pedro Munhoz
14-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Justin Scoggins (SUB)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
14Augusto Mendes
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
15Joe Soto
18-5 (3-3 UFC)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Marco Beltran (SUB)
W-Chris Beal (SUB)
16Rani Yahya
23-9 (8-3 UFC)
L-Joe Soto (DEC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (SUB)
17Matthew Lopez
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Johnny Eduardo (TKO)
W-Mitch Gagnon (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
18Brian Kelleher
17-7 (1-0 UFC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
W-Julio Arce (SUB)
W-Josh Robinson (KO)
Marlon Vera
19Frankie Saenz
11-5 (3-3 UFC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Urijah Faber (DEC)
20Iuri Alcantara
34-8 (9-5 UFC)
L-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Brad Pickett (SUB)
21Tom Duquesnoy
15-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
W-Alan Philpott (SUB)
W-Shay Walsh (KO)
22Luke Sanders
11-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
W-Maximo Blanco (SUB)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
23Rob Font
13-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Matt Schnell (TKO)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Joey Gomez (TKO)
Douglas Andrade
24Johnny Eduardo
28-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
25Felipe Arantes
18-7-1 (5-4-1 UFC)
L-Erik Perez (DEC)
W-Jerrod Sanders (SUB)
W-Yves Jabouin (SUB)
26Ricardo Ramos
10-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
L-Manny Vazquez (SUB)
27Alejandro Perez
17-6-1 (3-1-1 UFC)
D-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Ian Entwistle (SUB)
W-Scott Jorgensen (TKO)
28Marlon Vera
9-3-1 (3-2 UFC)
W-Brad Pickett (TKO)
W-Ning Guangyou (DEC)
L-Davey Grant (DEC)
Brian Kelleher
29Damian Stasiak
10-4 (2-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
W-Filip Pejic (SUB)
30Davey Grant
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Chris Holdsworth (SUB)
31Brett Johns
13-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (DEC)
W-Anthony Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Walel Watson (SUB)
Mitch Gagnon
32Mitch Gagnon
12-4 (4-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (SUB)
W-Roman Salazar (SUB)
Brett Johns
33Aiemann Zahabi
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Reginaldo Vieira (DEC)
W-Kyle Oliveira (TKO)
W-Jeremy Dichiara (TKO)
34Russell Doane
15-7 (3-4 UFC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (TKO)
L-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
35Albert Morales
7-1-1 (1-1-1 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
L-Thomas Almeida (TKO)
D-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
36Douglas Andrade
24-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (TKO)
W-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
Rob Font
37Patrick Williams
8-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (TKO)
W-Alejandro Perez (SUB)
L-Chris Beal (KO)
38Jose Quinonez
5-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Joey Gomez (DEC)
W-Leonardo Morales (SUB)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
Diego Rivas
39Henry Briones
16-6-1 (1-2 UFC)
L-Douglas Andrade (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
40Kwan Ho Kwak
9-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Russell Doane (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Alptekin Ozkilic (DEC)
41Andre Soukhamthath
11-4 (0-1 UFC)
L-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Kin Moy (TKO)
W-Kody Nordby (KO)
* Ineligible for Rankings
- Inactivity>18 months
- Moving weight classes
- Yet to debut in UFC
*Renan Barao
34-4 (9-3 UFC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
Aljamain Sterling
*Kyung Ho Kang
13-7 (2-1 UFC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Shunichi Shimizu (SUB)
L-Chico Camus (DEC)
Inactivity over 15 months
*Diego Rivas
7-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Noad Lahat (KO)
W-Rodolfo Rubio (DEC)
L-Gabriel Benitez (SUB)
Jose Quinonez
*Guido Cannetti
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Hugo Viana (DEC)
L-Henry Briones (SUB)
L-Alejandro Perez (KO)
*Norifumi Yamamoto
18-6 (0-3 UFC)
NC-Roman Salazar (NC)
L-Vaughan Lee (SUB)
L-Darren Uyenoyama (DEC)
Inactivity over 15 months

  • yossgold

    Legacy FC champ, Thomas de Almeida signed to the UFC

  • Wagner

    Hugo Vianna will be the future champion. You bet.

  • Frankie

    Cody BamBam Bollinger 14-3 made his debut at 135s march 24th He has a win over cameron Dollar at 155s ,Top Prospect for TUF 18 should be in the mix

    • rankingmma

      Bollinger is a solid fighter. I had him in my Top 25 prospects prior to him signing with Bellator. His fight with Shamhalaev was surprisingly one-sided, but the move down to 135 lbs. should be a good career move for him.

      Since Bollinger participated in a Bellator tournament he is no longer eligible to be ranked in the “Prospects” section. With a couple of wins though he should be able to make some noise at bantamweight.


    Ok,your rankings are more about who’s next in line for a title shot,that’s ok i don’t do it that way i think bowles has seniority until mcdonald beats him or someone ranked ahead of him. and jorgensen above pickett? going back to his WEC victory.

    • admin

      Pickett above Jorgensen is something that I looked closely at. Wineland’s KO of Jorgensen definitely shuffled the rankings up. I feel that Pickett deserves to be ranked above Wineland at this point, thus creating the current hierarchy of Pickett

  • McDonald shouldn’t be ahead of bowles, jorgensen, and pickett at this stage,you may be proved right,but rankings shouldn’t be done on potential. 

    • admin

      McDonald’s win over Miguel Torres gave him just the boost to move up the rankings. Bowles, Jorgensen, and Pickett are all stuck in a slump against high-level competition. Meanwhile, McDonald is undefeated with a finish win over Torres.

      • dWdHELLCAT

        i still think bowles is ahead of mcdonald,bowles took torres out when torres was at his peak did he not ? and has only lost to cruz and faber since. unless your ranking them on who’s closer to getting a title shot?

        • admin

          Bowles is still an elite bantamweight, but his recent loss to Urijah Faber was one-sided. Meanwhile, McDonald took a huge step up in competition against Torres and knocked him out in the 1st round. I was not a big believer in McDonald until that win. Bowles just needs to stay healthy and he should be right back in the title picture. Until he does though, he is ranked lower McDonald.

  • Derek

    why is Miguel Torres above 
    Demetrious Johnson?

    also is Cole Escovedo actually 6-2 in  the ufc or is that an error?

    • admin

      Escovedo was 6-2 in the WEC, thank you for catching the error.

      As for Torres above Johnson…they just fought at UFC 130 and Johnson escaped with a controversial decision. Many have argued that Clay Guida was just gifted a decision against Anthony Pettis because all he simply did was hold Pettis down and inflicted very little damage, while Pettis attempted relentless submissions. Though similar scenarios, the Johnson/Torres fight was much tighter and Torres was the one who was looking for the finish, and also delivered some punishment from the times he was on the bottom. Sherdog and MMAjunkie though Torres should have gotten the nod. Therefore, Torres won’t drop in the rankings based on questionable judging. Just like Evan Dunham’s loss to Sean Sherk, Tyson Griffin’s loss to Nik Lentz, Paul Taylor’s loss to Sam Stout, and countless other fights that have been judged to an unfavorable result.

      All of our rankings take into consideration the actual fight’s action, rather than just the end result. Otherwise, we’d basically just go on Sherdog’s Fight Finder and go strictly off wins and losses, which wouldn’t be very accurate. We rely heavily on play-by-play details of events and the fighter’s actual performance to determine how a fighter will be ranked following an event, rather than being swayed by judges’ decisions.

      What do you think? Would you rank #7 Johnson above #5 Torres and #6 Pickett(who Johnson lost to)?