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)
7Marlon Vera21-9-1L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
8Patrick Mix19-1W-Sergio Pettis (SUB)
W-Raufeon Stots (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
9Sergio Pettis23-6L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
10Yadong Song20-6-1L-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
11Rob Font20-8L-Deiveson Figueiredo (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
12Umar Nurmagomedov17-0W-Bekzat Almakhan (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (KO)
W-Nate Maness (DEC)
13Fabricio Andrade9-2W-John Lineker (TKO)
NC-John Lineker (NC)
W-Kwon Won (KO)
14John Lineker37-10W-Stephen Loman (DEC)
W-Jae Woong Kim (KO)
L-Fabricio Andrade (TKO)
15Jonathan Martinez19-4W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
16Mario Bautista14-2W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
17Ricky Simon20-5L-Mario Bautista (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Jack Shore (SUB)
18Kyler Phillips12-2W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
19Pedro Munhoz20-9L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
20Chris Gutierrez20-6-2L-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
21Cody Garbrandt14-6L-Deiveson Figueiredo (SUB)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
22Raufeon Stots20-2W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
L-Patrick Mix (KO)
W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
23Said Nurmagomedov18-3W-Muin Gafurov (SUB)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
24Kai AsakuraRizin21-4W-Juan Archuleta (TKO)
W-Yuki Motoya (KO)
L-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
25Juan Archuleta29-5L-Kai Asakura (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ougikubo (DEC)
W-Naoki Inoue (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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