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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 Strawweight (115)

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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2017 UFC Signings:
Merab Dvalishvili
Raoni Barcelos
Yadong Song
Bharat Khandare
Benito Lopez
Sean O'Malley
Boston Salmon
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
T.J. Dillashaw
15-3 (11-3 UFC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
11Cody Garbrandt
11-1 (6-1 UFC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
W-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
22Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
33Raphael Assuncao
26-5 (10-2 UFC)
W-Matthew Lopez (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
44Jimmie Rivera
21-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-Iuri Alcantara (DEC)
John Lineker
12/30/2017
57Marlon Moraes
20-5-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (KO)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
65John Lineker
30-8 (11-3 UFC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
Jimmie Rivera
12/30/2017
79John Dodson
19-9 (8-4 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
88Aljamain Sterling
14-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
W-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
910Thomas Almeida
22-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
Rob Font
01/20/2018
10Renan Barao
34-5 (9-4 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
1111Pedro Munhoz
15-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Rob Font (SUB)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
W-Justin Scoggins (SUB)
1212Eddie Wineland
23-12-1 (5-6 UFC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Takeya Mizugaki (TKO)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
1313Brett Johns
15-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Joe Soto (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (DEC)
14Marlon Vera
10-4-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Brad Pickett (TKO)
1514Rob Font
14-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
W-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
W-Matt Schnell (TKO)
Thomas Almeida
01/20/2018
16Joe Soto
18-6 (3-4 UFC)
L-Brett Johns (SUB)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Marco Beltran (SUB)
17Rani Yahya
24-9 (9-3 UFC)
W-Henry Briones (SUB)
L-Joe Soto (DEC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
1815Matthew Lopez
10-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
W-Johnny Eduardo (TKO)
W-Mitch Gagnon (DEC)
19Johnny Eduardo
28-11 (3-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
20Brian Kelleher
18-8 (2-1 UFC)
W-Damian Stasiak (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
21Augusto Mendes
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
22Ricardo Ramos
11-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
23Alejandro Perez
19-6-1 (5-1-1 UFC)
W-Iuri Alcantara
(DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
D-Albert Morales (DEC)
24Cody Stamann
15-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Tom Duquesnoy (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Bill Kamery (TKO)
25Frankie Saenz
12-5 (4-3 UFC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Augusto Mendes (DEC)
L-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
26Iuri Alcantara
34-9 (9-6 UFC)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
27Tom Duquesnoy
15-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Patrick Williams (TKO)
W-Alan Philpott (SUB)
28Benito Lopez
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
W-Benjamin Vinson (TKO)
29Albert Morales
7-3-1 (1-3-1 UFC)
L-Benito Lopez (DEC)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
30Andre Soukhamthath
12-5 (1-2 UFC)
W-Luke Sanders (TKO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Albert Morales (DEC)
31Damian Stasiak
10-5 (2-3 UFC)
L-Brian Kelleher (TKO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
32Davey Grant
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Chris Holdsworth (SUB)
33Russell Doane
15-7 (3-4 UFC)
W-Kwan Ho Kwak (TKO)
L-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (SUB)
34Aiemann Zahabi
7-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
W-Reginaldo Vieira (DEC)
W-Kyle Oliveira (TKO)
35Luke Sanders
11-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Andre Soukhamthath (TKO)
L-Iuri Alcantara (SUB)
W-Maximo Blanco (SUB)
36Merab Dvalishvili
7-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Frankie Saenz (DEC)
W-Raufeon Stots (KO)
W-Sukhrob Aydarbekov (SUB)
37Mitch Gagnon
12-4 (4-3 UFC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (SUB)
W-Roman Salazar (SUB)
38Jose Quinonez
6-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
W-Joey Gomez (DEC)
W-Leonardo Morales (SUB)
39Douglas Andrade
24-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Rob Font (SUB)
W-Henry Briones (TKO)
W-Cody Gibson (DEC)
40Patrick Williams
8-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (TKO)
W-Alejandro Perez (SUB)
L-Chris Beal (KO)
41Henry Briones
16-7-1 (1-3 UFC)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
L-Douglas Andrade (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
42Kwan Ho Kwak
9-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Russell Doane (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Alptekin Ozkilic (DEC)
43Diego Rivas
7-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Jose Quinonez (DEC)
W-Noad Lahat (KO)
W-Rodolfo Rubio (DEC)
44Sean O'Malley
9-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (KO)
W-David Nuzzo (KO)
45Terrion Ware
17-7 (0-2 UFC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Jared Papazian (KO)
46Yadong Song
10-3 (1-0 UFC)
W-Bharat Khandare (SUB)
W-Edgars Skrivers (DEC)
W-Shamil Nasrudinov (SUB)
47Bharat 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
6Bryan Caraway
21-7 (6-2 UFC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
Kyung Ho Kang
13-7 (2-1 UFC)
W-Michinori Tanaka (DEC)
W-Shunichi Shimizu (SUB)
L-Chico Camus (DEC)
Guido Cannetti
01/14/2018
Boston Salmon
6-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
L-Zac Riley (DEC)
W-Keith Carson (KO)
Raoni Barcelos
11-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
W-Bobby Moffett (DEC)
W-Ricky Musgrave (DEC)
Guido Cannetti
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Hugo Viana (DEC)
L-Henry Briones (SUB)
L-Alejandro Perez (KO)
Kyung Ho Kang
01/14/2018
Norifumi Yamamoto
18-6 (0-3 UFC)
NC-Roman Salazar (NC)
L-Vaughan Lee (SUB)
L-Darren Uyenoyama (DEC)
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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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate our rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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  • 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.

  • dWdHELLCAT

    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)?