MMA World Bantamweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145)
– Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

1Sean O'Malley18-1W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Aljamain Sterling (TKO)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)
2Merab Dvalishvili17-4W-Henry Cejudo (DEC)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
3Petr Yan17-5W-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
4Cory Sandhagen17-4W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (TKO)
5Deiveson Figueiredo23-3-1W-Cody Garbrandt (SUB)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
L-Brandon Moreno (TKO)
6Henry Cejudo16-4L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Dominick Cruz (TKO)
7Jose Aldo32-8W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
8Patrick Mix20-1W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Sergio Pettis (SUB)
W-Raufeon Stots (KO)
9Marlon Vera21-9-1L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
10Sergio Pettis23-6L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
11Yadong Song20-6-1L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
12Rob Font20-8L-Deiveson Figueiredo (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
13Umar Nurmagomedov17-0W-Bekzat Almakhan (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (KO)
W-Nate Maness (DEC)
14Fabricio Andrade9-2W-John Lineker (TKO)
NC-John Lineker (NC)
W-Kwon Won (KO)
15John Lineker37-10W-Stephen Loman (DEC)
W-Jae Woong Kim (KO)
L-Fabricio Andrade (TKO)
16Jonathan Martinez19-5L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
17Mario Bautista14-2W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
18Ricky Simon20-5L-Mario Bautista (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Jack Shore (SUB)
19Kyler Phillips12-2W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
20Pedro Munhoz20-9L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
21Chris Gutierrez20-6-2L-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
22Cody Garbrandt14-6L-Deiveson Figueiredo (SUB)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
23Raufeon Stots20-2W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
L-Patrick Mix (KO)
W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
24Said Nurmagomedov18-3W-Muin Gafurov (SUB)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
25Kai AsakuraRizin21-4W-Juan Archuleta (TKO)
W-Yuki Motoya (KO)
L-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Dominick Cruz24-4L-Marlon Vera (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- 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 these 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 Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= 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 of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

2 Comments on this post.
  • Marty
    7 May 2023 at 9:14 PM
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    Saidyokub Kakhramonov belongs in this list, he almost beat Said Nurmagomedov and flapped his mouth and pissed Dana off so now he is in XMMA beating guys in 50 seconds.

  • Charles
    6 January 2023 at 10:03 AM
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    Enrique Barzola is in bellator now

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