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

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Aljamain Sterling20-3 (10)W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
2Petr Yan15-2 (8)L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
3Cory Sandhagen14-2 (9)W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
T.J. Dillashaw
07/24/2021
4Rob Font19-4 (12)W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
5Frankie Edgar24-9-1 (11)L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
6Pedro Munhoz19-5 (13)W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
Jose Aldo
08/07/2021
7Marlon Moraes23-8-1 (16)L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
8Cody Garbrandt12-4 (10)L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
9Jose Aldo29-7 (18)W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
08/07/2021
10Kyoji HoriguchiRizin29-3 (18)W-Kai Asakura (KO)
L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
11Dominick Cruz23-3 (8)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
12Jimmie Rivera23-5 (6)L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
13Raphael Assuncao27-8 (14)L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
Kyler Phillips
07/24/2021
14John Lineker33-9 (19)W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
15Marlon Vera16-7-1 (14)L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
L-Yadong Song (DEC)
Davey Grant
06/19/2021
16Sean O'Malley13-1 (10)W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Eddie Wineland (KO)
Louis Smolka
07/10/2021
17Ricky Simon18-3 (8)W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
18Merab Dvalishvili13-4 (3)W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
19Sergio Pettis21-5 (7)W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
20Juan Archuleta25-3L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
21John DodsonFree Agent21-12 (12)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
22Magomed Magomedov18-1W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
W-Walter Pereira (SUB)
23Raoni Barcelos16-1 (10)W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Carlos Huachin (TKO)
Timur Valiev
06/26/2021
24Casey Kenney16-3-1 (7)L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
25Kyler Phillips9-1W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
W-Gabriel Silva (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao
07/24/2021
26Yadong Song16-5-1 (9)L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
D-Cody Stamann (DEC)
27Cody Stamann19-4-1 (8)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
28Magomed BibulatovACA18-2W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Praia (KO)
W-Nikita Chistyakov (TKO)
29Said Nurmagomedov14-2 (7)W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
30Patrick Mix14-1 (11)W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Yuki Motoya (SUB)
31Raufeon Stots16-1W-Josh Hill (DEC)
W-Keith Lee (DEC)
W-Cass Bell (SUB)
32Nathaniel Wood17-5 (14)L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
33Rani Yahya27-10-1W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
Kyung Ho Kang
07/31/2021
34Leandro Higo21-5 (15)W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
35Darrion Caldwell15-5 (8)L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
36Danny Sabatello11-1W-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Taylor Moore (DEC)
37Brett Johns17-2 (8)L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
38Montel Jackson10-2 (7)W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
39Brian Kelleher22-12 (18)L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
Domingo Pilarte
08/21/2021
40Jack Shore14-0W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
W-Nohelin Hernandez (SUB)
41Chris Gutierrez16-4-2 (8)W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (TKO)
42Andre Ewell17-7 (11)L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
Julio Arce
07/24/2021
43Kevin Belingon20-7 (11)L-Bibiano Fernandes (SUB)
L-Bibiano Fernandes (DQ)
W-Bibiano Fernandes (DEC)
44Kai AsakuraRizin16-3 (13)L-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Shoji Maruyama (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (TKO)
45Deivi OliveiraACA28-7-1 (21)L-Magomed Bibulatov (DEC)
W-Abdul Rakhman Dudaev (KO)
W-Shamil Shakbulatov (DEC)
46Trevin Jones13-6W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
NC-Timur Valiev (NC)
W-Takafumi Otsuka (SUB)
Tony Kelley
07/24/2021
47Timur Valiev17-2 (7)W-Martin Day (DEC)
NC-Trevin Jones (NC)
W-Taigro Costa (DEC)
Raoni Barcelos
06/26/2021
48Umar Nurmagomedov13-0W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Sidemar Honorio (DEC)
49Denis LavrentyevFree Agent10-1W-Victor Henry (DEC)
W-Mateus Santos (TKO)
W-Joriedson Souza (SUB)
50Victor HenryRizin20-5L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
W-Masanori Kanehara (TKO)
W-Trent Girdham (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
T.J. Dillashaw16-4 (11)L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Cory Sandhagen
07/24/2021
Urijah Faber35-11 (27)L-Petr Yan (KO)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
Bibiano Fernandes24-4 (11)W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
L-Kevin Belingon (DEC)
Rustam KerimovACB14-0 (8)W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (DEC)
Alejandro Perez21-8-1 (14)L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
Taylor LapilusFree Agent16-3W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
W-Joseph Maness (KO)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
Jonas Magard
05/28/2021
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
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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
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