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)

Our
Ranking
Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Chris Gutierrez
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
16-4 (12-4 UFC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
1Marlon Moraes
22-5-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (SUB)
W-Jimmie Rivera (KO)
W-Aljamain Sterling (KO)
2Raphael Assuncao
27-6 (11-3 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (KO)
3John Lineker
31-8 (12-3 UFC)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
Cory Sandhagen
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
4Pedro Munhoz
18-3 (8-3 UFC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-Bryan Caraway (TKO)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
5Cody Garbrandt
11-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (KO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
6Aljamain Sterling
17-3 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
7Jimmie Rivera
22-3 (6-2 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
8Petr Yan
12-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Douglas Andrade (TKO)
W-Jin Soo Son (DEC)
9John Dodson
20-11 (9-6 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
10Rob Font
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
W-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Thomas Almeida (TKO)
11Cody Stamann
17-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
W-Bryan Caraway (DEC)
12Alejandro Perez
21-7-1 (7-2-1 UFC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
13Bryan Caraway
21-9 (6-4 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
L-Cody Stamman (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
14Thomas Almeida
22-3 (5-3 UFC)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
15Eddie Wineland
23-13-1 (5-7 UFC)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
16Brett Johns
15-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Joe Soto (SUB)
17Cory Sandhagen
10-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Mario Bautista (SUB)
W-Iuri Alcantara (TKO)
W-Austin Arnett (TKO)
John Lineker
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
18Ricky Simon
15-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (SUB)
19Douglas Andrade
25-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Rob Font (SUB)
20Marlon Vera
12-5-1 (6-4 UFC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
W-Wuljii Buren (KO)
L-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
21Montel Jackson
4-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Rico DiSciullo (TKO)
Andre Soukhamthath
UFC 236
04/13/2019
22Brian Kelleher
19-10 (3-3 UFC)
L-Montel Jackson (SUB)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
Mitch Gagnon
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
23Frankie Saenz
13-5 (5-3 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
24Iuri Alcantara
35-10 (10-7 UFC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Joe Soto (TKO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
25Rani Yahya
26-10 (11-4 UFC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
NRNathaniel Wood
16-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jose Quinonez (SUB)
W-Andre Ewell (SUB)
W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
NRManny Bermudez
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Benito Lopez (SUB)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
NRSergio Pettis
17-5 (8-5 UFC)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
L-Jussier Formiga (DEC)
W-Joseph Benavidez (DEC)
NRSaid Nurmagomedov
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
W-Justin Scoggins (DEC)
W-Luis Nogueira (DEC)
NRBrad Katona
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
W-Jay Cucciniello (DEC)
W-Bryce Mitchell (SUB)
Merab Dvalishvili
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
NRRicardo Ramos
12-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Said Nurmagomedov (TKO)
W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
NRRaoni Barcelos
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (SUB)
W-Kurt Holobaugh (KO)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
NRMatthew Lopez
10-4 (2-4 UFC)
L-Brad Katona (DEC)
L-Alejandro Perez (TKO)
L-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
NRSean O'Malley
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (KO)
NRJohnny Eduardo
28-12 (3-4 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
NRAndre Soukhamthath
13-6 (2-3 UFC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (TKO)
Montel Jackson
UFC 236
04/13/2019
NRLuke Sanders
13-3 (3-3 UFC)
W-Renan Barao (KO)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
W-Patrick Williams (DEC)
NRKyung Ho Kang
15-8 (4-2 UFC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (SUB)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
NRMerab Dvalishvili
8-4 (1-2 UFC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
L-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
Brad Katona
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
NRAndre Ewell
14-5 (1-1 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
W-Renan Barao (UFC)
W-Dinis Paiva (SUB)
NRRenan Barao
34-8 (9-7 UFC)
L-Luke Sanders (KO)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
NRTom Duquesnoy
16-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
NRBenito Lopez
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
NRAiemann Zahabi
7-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
W-Reginaldo Vieira (DEC)
W-Kyle Oliveira (TKO)
Vince Morales
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
NRJose Quinonez
7-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
NRYadong Song
12-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
W-Felipe Arantes (KO)
W-Bharat Khandare (SUB)
NRTeruto Ishihara
10-7-2 (3-5-1 UFC)
L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Jose Quinonez (DEC)
NRPingyuan Liu
13-5 (2-0 UFC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Yuichi Ohashi (TKO)
NRDavey Grant
9-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
NRLouis Smolka
14-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Matt Schnell (SUB)
W-Sumudaerji Sumudaerji (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (SUB)
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
8-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
NRChris Gutierrez
12-4-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (SUB)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Jimmy Flick (TKO)
Martin Day
UFC on ESPN+ 6
03/23/2019
NRJonathan Martinez
10-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Wuljii Buren (DEC)
L-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Randy Hinds (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)
NRVince Morales
8-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Justin Williams (DEC)
L-Domingo Pilarte (SUB)
Aiemann Zahabi
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
NRMario Bautista
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Juan Gonzalez (DEC)
W-A.J. Robb (SUB)
NRJin Soo Son
9-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Toshiaki Kitada (TKO)
W-Makoto Kamaya (DEC)
NRMartin Day
8-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brady Huang (TKO)
W-Shojin Miki (DEC)
Chris Gutierrez
UFC on ESPN+ 6
03/23/2019
NRSumudaerji Sumudaerji
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Louis Smolka (SUB)
W-Zelimkhan Makaev (TKO)
W-Bidzina Gavashelishvili (KO)
NRWuljii Buren
9-6 (0-3 UFC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Rolando Dy (DEC)
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)
Mitch Gagnon
12-4 (4-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (SUB)
W-Roman Salazar (SUB)
Brian Kelleher
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
Boston Salmon
6-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
L-Zac Riley (DEC)
W-Keith Carson (KO)
Khalid Taha
UFC 236
04/13/2019
Domingo Pilarte
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Vince Morales (SUB)
W-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
W-Chris Pham (KO)
UFC Rankings FAQ    
* 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
= 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 unless the fighter states different.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.
= Info Needed. A fighter has signed or re-signed with the UFC, but have yet to officially fight in the UFC.

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.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    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

  • dWdHELLCATS
    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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