UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Sumudaerji Sumudaerji
Louis Smolka
Martin Day
Vince Morales
Rogerio Bontorin
Jonathan Martinez
Domingo Pilarte
Montel Jackson
Elias Garcia
Pingyuan Liu
Petr Yan
Manny Bermudez
2018 UFC Cuts:
Damian Stasiak
Russell Doane
Norifumi Yamamoto (deceased)
Joe Soto
Albert Morales
Diego Rivas
Felipe Arantes (retired)
Augusto Mendes
T.J. Dillashaw
16-3 (12-3 UFC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
1Cody Garbrandt
11-2 (6-2 UFC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (KO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
2Raphael Assuncao
27-5 (11-2 UFC)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
3Marlon Moraes
21-5-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (KO)
W-Aljamain Sterling (KO)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
4Jimmie Rivera
22-2 (6-1 UFC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
5John Lineker
31-8 (12-3 UFC)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
6Aljamain Sterling
16-3 (8-3 UFC)
W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
7John Dodson
20-10 (9-5 UFC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
8Pedro Munhoz
16-3 (6-3 UFC)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Rob Font (SUB)
Bryan Caraway
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
9Cody Stamann
16-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
W-Bryan Caraway (DEC)
W-Tom Duquesnoy (DEC)
10Bryan Caraway
21-8 (6-3 UFC)
L-Cody Stamman (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
11Rob Font
15-4 (5-3 UFC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Thomas Almeida (TKO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
Sergio Pettis
UFC on Fox 31
12Alejandro Perez
21-6-1 (7-1-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Iuri Alcantara (DEC)
13Thomas Almeida
22-3 (5-3 UFC)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
14Eddie Wineland
23-13-1 (5-7 UFC)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
15Brett Johns
15-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Joe Soto (SUB)
16Douglas Andrade
25-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Rob Font (SUB)
W-Henry Briones (TKO)
Petr Yan
UFC 232
17Marlon Vera
11-5-1 (5-4 UFC)
W-Wuljii Buren (KO)
L-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
Guido Cannetti
UFC Fight Night 140
18Brian Kelleher
19-9 (3-2 UFC)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
W-Damian Stasiak (TKO)
Montel Jackson
UFC 230
19Frankie Saenz
13-5 (5-3 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
Yadong Song
Fight Night 141
20Cory Sandhagen
9-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (TKO)
W-Austin Arnett (TKO)
W-Jose Aguayo (TKO)
21Iuri Alcantara
35-10 (10-7 UFC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Joe Soto (TKO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
22Rani Yahya
26-9 (11-3 UFC)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
W-Henry Briones (SUB)
23Petr Yan
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Jin Soo Son (DEC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (TKO)
W-Matheus Mattos (KO)
Douglas Andrade
UFC 232
24Ricardo Ramos
12-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
25Matthew Lopez
10-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Alejandro Perez (TKO)
L-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
W-Johnny Eduardo (TKO)
Brad Katona
UFC 231
NRNathaniel Wood
14-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
W-Luca Iovine (KO)
W-Josh Reed (TKO)
Tom Duquesnoy
UFC 232
NRAndre Ewell
14-4 (1-0 UFC)
W-Renan Barao (UFC)
W-Dinis Paiva (SUB)
W-Trent Meaux (KO)
NRRenan Barao
34-7 (9-6 UFC)
L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
NRJohnny Eduardo
28-12 (3-4 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
NRTom Duquesnoy
16-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
Nathaniel Wood
UFC 232
NRSean O'Malley
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (KO)
NRManny Bermudez
12-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
W-Bendy Casimir (SUB)
NRRicky Simon
14-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (SUB)
W-Vinicius Zani (KO)
NRBenito Lopez
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
W-Benjamin Vinson (TKO)
NRMerab Dvalishvili
8-4 (1-2 UFC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
L-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
NRAndre Soukhamthath
13-6 (2-3 UFC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (TKO)
NRKyung Ho Kang
14-8 (3-2 UFC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
NRAiemann Zahabi
7-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
W-Reginaldo Vieira (DEC)
W-Kyle Oliveira (TKO)
NRLuke Sanders
12-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
W-Patrick Williams (DEC)
L-Andre Soukhamthath (TKO)
NRJose Quinonez
7-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
W-Joey Gomez (DEC)
NRYadong Song
11-3 (2-0 UFC)
W-Felipe Arantes (KO)
W-Bharat Khandare (SUB)
W-Edgars Skrivers (DEC)
Frankie Saenz
Fight Night 141
NRTeruto Ishihara
10-6-2 (3-4-1 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Jose Quinonez (DEC)
W-Rolando Dy (DEC)
NRPingyuan Liu
12-5 (1-0 UFC)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Yuichi Ohashi (TKO)
W-Nikolay Beykin (SUB)
NRDavey Grant
9-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
NRPatrick Williams
8-6 (1-3 UFC)
L-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (TKO)
W-Alejandro Perez (SUB)
NRHenry Briones
16-8-1 (1-4 UFC)
L-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
L-Douglas Andrade (TKO)
NRGuido Cannetti
8-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
W-Hugo Viana (DEC)
Marlon Vera
UFC Fight Night 140
NRJonathan Martinez
9-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Randy Hinds (SUB)
W-Jesse Cruz (SUB)
NRKwan Ho Kwak
9-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Russell Doane (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Alptekin Ozkilic (DEC)
NRTerrion Ware
17-9 (0-4 UFC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
NRMontel Jackson
3-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Rico DiSciullo (TKO)
W-Daron McCant (KO)
Brian Kelleher
UFC 230
NRJin Soo San
9-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Toshiaki Kitada (TKO)
W-Makoto Kamaya (DEC)
NRWuljii Buren
9-5 (0-2 UFC)
L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Rolando Dy (DEC)
W-Yuan Ye (SUB)
NRBharat Khandare
5-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Yadong Song (SUB)
L-Ahmed Fares (SUB)
W-Sami Amin (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
Louis Smolka
13-5 (5-5 UFC)
W-Tycen Lynn (SUB)
W-Tyrone Gorgonia (TKO)
L-Matheus Nicolau (DEC)
Mitch Gagnon
12-4 (4-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (SUB)
W-Roman Salazar (SUB)
Boston Salmon
6-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
L-Zac Riley (DEC)
W-Keith Carson (KO)
Khalid Taha
Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
Rogerio Bontorin
14-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Gustavo Silva (SUB)
W-Paulo Cardoso (TKO)
L-Michinori Tanaka (SUB)
Domingo Pilarte
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Vince Morales (SUB)
W-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
W-Chris Pham (KO)
Martin Day
8-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Brady Huang (TKO)
W-Shojin Miki (DEC)
W-Richard Barnard (SUB)
Vince Morales
8-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Justin Williams (DEC)
L-Domingo Pilarte (SUB)
W-Brandon Hempleman (TKO)
Sumudaerji Sumudaerji
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Zelimkhan Makaev (TKO)
W-Bidzina Gavashelishvili (KO)
L-Abdulla Aliev (SUB)
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* These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. The rankings generated by the UFC can be found here.
UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters currently signed to the UFC. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC rankings since 2006.

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 our 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 UFC Rankings
= Inactivity over 15 months
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12 Comments on this post.
  • yossgold
    6 July 2014 at 9:56 AM
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    Legacy FC champ, Thomas de Almeida signed to the UFC

  • Wagner
    20 May 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    Hugo Vianna will be the future champion. You bet.

  • Frankie
    7 April 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    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
      7 April 2013 at 3:46 PM
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      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.

    9 September 2012 at 11:36 PM
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    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
      12 September 2012 at 11:05 PM
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      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

    4 June 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    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
      20 August 2012 at 9:41 PM
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      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
        6 September 2012 at 12:01 AM
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        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
          6 September 2012 at 8:03 PM
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          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
    4 June 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    why is Miguel Torres above 
    Demetrious Johnson?

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

    • admin
      8 June 2011 at 8:35 AM
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      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)?

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