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
Henry Cejudo
15-2 (9-2 UFC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
W-Demetrious Johnson (DEC)
1Marlon Moraes
22-6-1 (4-2 UFC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Raphael Assuncao (SUB)
W-Jimmie Rivera (KO)
2Aljamain Sterling
18-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
3Petr Yan
13-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Douglas Andrade (TKO)
4Pedro Munhoz
18-4 (8-4 UFC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
W-Bryan Caraway (TKO)
5Cody Garbrandt
11-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (KO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
6Raphael Assuncao
27-6 (11-3 UFC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (KO)
Cory Sandhagen
UFC 241
08/17/2019
7Jimmie Rivera
22-4 (6-3 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
8Urijah Faber
35-10 (11-6 UFC)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
9Cory Sandhagen
11-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-John Lineker (DEC)
W-Mario Bautista (SUB)
W-Iuri Alcantara (TKO)
Raphael Assuncao
UFC 241
08/17/2019
10John Dodson
20-11 (9-6 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
11Rob Font
16-4 (6-3 UFC)
W-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
W-Thomas Almeida (TKO)
12Cody Stamann
17-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
W-Bryan Caraway (DEC)
13Thomas Almeida
22-3 (5-3 UFC)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (TKO)
14Yadong Song
13-3 (4-0 UFC)
W-Alejandro Perez (KO)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
W-Felipe Arantes (KO)
15Alejandro Perez
21-8-1 (7-3-1 UFC)
L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
16Eddie Wineland
24-13-1 (6-7 UFC)
W-Grigory Popov (KO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
L-John Dodson (DEC)
17Ricky Simon
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Urijah Faber (TKO)
W-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
18Nathaniel Wood
16-3 (3-0 UFC)
W-Jose Quinonez (SUB)
W-Andre Ewell (SUB)
W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
19Montel Jackson
5-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
20Douglas Andrade
25-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Rob Font (SUB)
21Marlon Vera
14-5-1 (8-4 UFC)
W-Nohelin Hernandez (SUB)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
22Manny Bermudez
13-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Benito Lopez (SUB)
W-Davey Grant (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
23Brett Johns
15-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Joe Soto (SUB)
24Sergio Pettis
17-5 (8-5 UFC)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
L-Jussier Formiga (DEC)
W-Joseph Benavidez (DEC)
25Brian Kelleher
19-10 (3-3 UFC)
L-Montel Jackson (SUB)
L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
NRFrankie Saenz
13-6 (5-4 UFC)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
W-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
NRIuri Alcantara
35-10 (10-7 UFC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Joe Soto (TKO)
L-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
NRRani Yahya
26-10 (11-4 UFC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
NRSaid Nurmagomedov
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
W-Justin Scoggins (DEC)
W-Luis Nogueira (DEC)
NRSean O'Malley
10-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (KO)
NRRaoni Barcelos
14-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Carlos Huachin (TKO)
W-Chris Gutierrez (SUB)
W-Kurt Holobaugh (KO)
NRMerab Dvalishvili
9-4 (2-2 UFC)
W-Brad Katona (DEC)
W-Terrion Ware (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
NRRicardo Ramos
13-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Journey Newson (DEC)
L-Said Nurmagomedov (TKO)
W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
NRBrad Katona
8-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
W-Jay Cucciniello (DEC)
NRAndre Soukhamthath
13-7 (2-4 UFC)
L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
NRLuke Sanders
13-3 (3-3 UFC)
W-Renan Barao (KO)
L-Rani Yahya (SUB)
W-Patrick Williams (DEC)
NRAndre Ewell
15-5 (2-1 UFC)
W-Anderson dos Santos (DEC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
NRRenan Barao
34-8 (9-7 UFC)
L-Luke Sanders (KO)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
NRMatthew Lopez
10-4 (2-4 UFC)
L-Brad Katona (DEC)
L-Alejandro Perez (TKO)
L-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
NRKyung Ho Kang
15-8 (4-2 UFC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (SUB)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
Brandon Davis
UFC 241
08/17/2019
NRCasey Kenney
12-1-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
W-Vince Cachero (KO)
W-Brandon Royval (DEC)
NRRay Borg
11-4 (5-4 UFC)
L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Demetrious Johnson (SUB)
W-Jussier Formiga (DEC)
Gabriel Silva
ESPN 4
07/20/2019
NRJohnny Eduardo
28-12 (3-4 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
NRJose Quinonez
7-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
NRAlex Perez
22-5 (4-1 UFC)
W-Mark Delarosa (DEC)
L-Joseph Benavidez (TKO)
W-Jose Torres (KO)
NRChris Gutierrez
13-4-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Ryan MacDonald (DEC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (SUB)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
Geraldo de Freitas
Fight Night 156
08/10/2019
NRBenito Lopez
10-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
NRVince Morales
9-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Benito Lopez (DEC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (DEC)
NRJonathan Martinez
11-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Pingyuan Liu (KO)
W-Wuljii Buren (DEC)
L-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
NRPingyuan Liu
13-6 (2-1 UFC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
W-Damian Stasiak (DEC)
NRAnderson dos Santos
19-8 (0-2 UFC)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
L-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Wanderley Ferreira (TKO)
NRDavey Grant
9-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
L-Damian Stasiak (SUB)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
NRAiemann Zahabi
7-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
W-Reginaldo Vieira (DEC)
NRTeruto Ishihara
10-7-2 (3-5-1 UFC)
L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Jose Quinonez (DEC)
NRMark Delarosa
11-2 (2-2 UFC)
L-Alex Perez (DEC)
W-Joby Sanchez (DEC)
W-Elias Garcia (SUB)
NRLouis Smolka
14-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Matt Schnell (SUB)
W-Sumudaerji Sumudaerji (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (SUB)
NRCole Smith
7-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Mitch Gagnon (DEC)
W-Tyler Wilson (SUB)
W-Carlos Galvan (DEC)
NRBrandon Davis
10-5 (2-3 UFC)
W-Randy Costa (SUB)
L-Zabit Magomedsharipov (SUB)
L-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Kyung Ho Kang
UFC 241
08/17/2019
NRKhalid Taha
13-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Boston Salmon (TKO)
L-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Hamza Kooheji (SUB)
Bruno Silva
UFC 242
09/07/2019
NRPatrick Williams
8-6 (1-3 UFC)
L-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (TKO)
W-Alejandro Perez (SUB)
NRMitch Gagnon
12-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Cole Smith (DEC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (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)
NRGrigory Popov
13-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Eddie Wineland (KO)
W-Baxier Tenuliuer (TKO)
W-Deyu Wang (SUB)
NRRyan MacDonald
10-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Trevor Ward (SUB)
W-Matt Murphy (TKO)
NRCarlos Huachin
10-4-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (TKO)
W-Marcelino Cavalcante (TKO)
W-Andrine Clemente (KO)
NRMartin Day
8-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brady Huang (TKO)
W-Shojin Miki (DEC)
NRJin Soo Son
9-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Toshiaki Kitada (TKO)
W-Makoto Kamaya (DEC)
Mario Bautista
UFC on ESPN 4
07/20/2019
NRBoston Salmon
6-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Khalid Taha (TKO)
W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
L-Zac Riley (DEC)
NRNohelin Hernandez
9-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Rolando Velasco (DEC)
W-Josh San Diego (DEC)
NRMario Bautista
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Juan Gonzalez (DEC)
W-A.J. Robb (SUB)
Jin Soo Son
UFC on ESPN 4
07/20/2019
NRJourney Newson
7-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
W-Tycen Lynn (DEC)
W-Anthony Zender (TKO)
NRRandy Costa
4-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Brandon Davis (SUB)
W-Rob Fuller (TKO)
W-Chris Thorne (KO)
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)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
T.J. Dillashaw
16-4 (12-4 UFC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Dominick Cruz
22-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
Kwan Ho Kwak
9-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Russell Doane (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Alptekin Ozkilic (DEC)
Domingo Pilarte
8-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Vince Morales (SUB)
W-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
W-Chris Pham (KO)
Felipe Colares
UFC on ESPN 4
07/20/2019
Bruno Silva
10-3-2 (0-0 UFC)
W-Ralph Acosta (DEC)
W-Joe Madrid (TKO)
D-Casey Kenney (DEC)
Khalid Taha
UFC 242
09/07/2019
Bharat Khandare
5-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Yadong Song (SUB)
L-Ahmed Fares (SUB)
W-Sami Amin (SUB)
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Here is our rankings criteria:
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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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13 Comments on this post.
  • BestInez
    17 July 2019 at 3:13 AM
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  • 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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