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
1Petr Yan15-1 (8)W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Aljamain Sterling
03/06/2021
2Aljamain Sterling19-3 (10)W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Petr Yan
03/06/2021
3Cory Sandhagen14-2 (9)W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
L-Aljamain Sterling (SUB)
4Frankie Edgar24-9-1 (11)L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
5Pedro Munhoz18-5 (13)L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (TKO)
Jimmie Rivera
02/27/2021
6Cody Garbrandt12-3 (10)W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (KO)
7Rob Font18-4 (12)W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
8Marlon Moraes23-8-1 (16)L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
9Jose Aldo29-7 (18)W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
Marlon Vera
12/19/2020
10Dominick Cruz22-3 (8)L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Urijah Faber (DEC)
Casey Kenney
03/06/2021
11Kyoji HoriguchiRizin29-3 (18)W-Kai Asakura (KO)
L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
12Jimmie Rivera23-4 (6)W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
02/27/2021
13Juan Archuleta25-2W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
Sergio Pettis
05/07/2021
14Urijah Faber35-11 (27)L-Petr Yan (KO)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
15Raphael Assuncao27-8 (14)L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
16John Lineker32-9 (18)W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (KO)
17Ricky Simon18-3 (8)W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
18Merab Dvalishvili12-4 (3)W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
19John DodsonFree Agent21-12 (12)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
20Cody Stamann19-3-1 (8)L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
D-Yadong Song (DEC)
21Yadong Song16-4-1 (9)W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
D-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Alejandro Perez (KO)
Kyler Phillips
03/06/2021
22Marlon Vera16-7-1 (14)L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
L-Yadong Song (DEC)
23Casey Kenney16-2-1 (7)W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
W-Louis Smolka (SUB)
Dominick Cruz
03/06/2021
24Raoni Barcelos16-1 (10)W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Carlos Huachin (TKO)
25Sean O'Malley12-1 (9)L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Eddie Wineland (KO)
W-Jose Quinonez (TKO)
Thomas Almeida
03/27/2021
26Brett Johns17-2 (8)W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
27Magomed Magomedov17-1W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
W-Walter Pereira (SUB)
W-Edgars Skrivers (DEC)
28Rustam KerimovACB14-0 (8)W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (DEC)
29Sergio Pettis20-5 (7)W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
W-Tyson Nam (DEC)
Juan Archuleta
05/07/2021
30Kai AsakuraRizin16-3 (13)L-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Shoji Maruyama (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (TKO)
31Magomed BibulatovACA16-2W-Nikita Chistyakov (TKO)
W-Josiel Silva (TKO)
L-Rogerio Bontorin (DEC)
32Said Nurmagomedov14-2 (7)W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
33Nathaniel Wood17-5 (14)L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
34Kevin Belingon20-7 (11)L-Bibiano Fernandes (SUB)
L-Bibiano Fernandes (DQ)
W-Bibiano Fernandes (DEC)
35Patrick Mix13-1 (10)L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Yuki Motoya (SUB)
W-Isaiah Chapman (SUB)
36Montel Jackson9-2 (6)L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Soukhamthath (DEC)
37Brian Kelleher22-12 (18)L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
38Chris Gutierrez16-4-2 (8)W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (TKO)
39Andre Ewell17-7 (11)L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
40Ray BorgFree Agent13-5 (7)L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Rogerio Bontorin (DEC)
W-Gabriel Silva (DEC)
41Jonathan Martinez13-3W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
Davey Grant
03/13/2021
42Deivi OliveiraACA28-6-1 (21)W-Abdul Rakhman Dudaev (KO)
W-Shamil Shakbulatov (DEC)
W-Maharbek Karginov (DEC)
43Abdul-Rakhman DudaevACA24-5 (14)W-Islam Meshev (DEC)
W-Oleg Borisov (SUB)
L-Rustam Kerimov (DEC)
Pavel Vitruk
02/26/2021
44Denis LavrentyevFree Agent9-1W-Mateus Santos (TKO)
W-Joriedson Souza (SUB)
W-Anthony Leone (TKO)
45Taylor LapilusFree Agent16-3W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
W-Joseph Maness (KO)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
46Umar Nurmagomedov13-0W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Sidemar Honorio (DEC)
47Trevin Jones12-6NC-Timur Valiev (NC)
W-Takafumi Otsuka (SUB)
W-Mehdi Baydulaev (SUB)
48Timur Valiev17-2 (7)W-Martin Day (DEC)
NC-Trevin Jones (NC)
W-Taigro Costa (DEC)
49Josh Hill20-3W-Erik Perez (DEC)
W-Vinicius Zani (DEC)
W-Gilberto Aguilar (SUB)
50Hiromasa OugikuboShooto21-5-2 (7)W-Kenta Takizawa (DEC)
L-Kai Asakura (TKO)
W-Shintaro Ishiwatari (DEC)
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)
Bibiano Fernandes24-4 (11)W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
L-Kevin Belingon (DEC)
Alejandro Perez21-8-1 (14)L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (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.

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