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

1Aljamain Sterling21-3 (10)W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
2Petr Yan16-3 (8)L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
3T.J. Dillashaw17-4 (11)W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Jose Aldo31-7 (18)W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
5Cory Sandhagen14-4 (9)L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
6Marlon Vera19-7-1 (15)W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
7Rob Font19-6 (12)L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
8Merab Dvalishvili14-4 (4)W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
9Sergio Pettis22-5 (8)W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
10Dominick Cruz24-3 (8)W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
11Yadong Song18-4-1 (11)W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Julio Arce (TKO)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
12John Lineker35-9 (21)W-Bibiano Fernandes (KO)
W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Kevin Belingon (TKO)
13Raufeon Stots18-1W-Juan Archuleta (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
14Frankie Edgar24-10-1 (11)L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
15Pedro Munhoz19-7 (13)L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Sean O'Malley
16Sean O'Malley15-1 (12)W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
Pedro Munhoz
17Ricky Simon19-3 (9)W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
18Jack Shore16-0W-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
19Juan Archuleta25-4L-Raufeon Stots (KO)
L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
20Patrick Mix16-1 (12)W-Kyoji Horiguchi (DEC)
W-James Gallagher (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
21Kyoji Horiguchi29-5 (18)L-Patrick Mix (DEC)
L-Sergio Pettis (KO)
W-Kai Asakura (KO)
22Bibiano Fernandes24-5 (11)L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
23Raulian Paiva21-4L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
Sergey Morozov
24Kyler Phillips10-2W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
25Jimmie RiveraFree Agent23-5 (6)L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
26Umar Nurmagomedov14-0W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
Nate Maness
27Rustam KerimovACA16-0 (8)W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
28Leandro Higo21-5 (15)W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
Danny Sabatello
29Enrique Barzola18-5-2 (9)W-Nikita Mikhailov (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (TKO)
D-Rani Yahya (DEC)
Magomed Magomedov
30Darrion Caldwell15-6 (8)L-Enrique Barzola (TKO)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
31Timur Valiev18-3 (7)L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
32Denis LavrentyevFree Agent12-1W-Jesse Arnett (TKO)
W-Rafael Diaz (DEC)
W-Victor Henry (DEC)
33Victor Henry22-5W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
34Raoni Barcelos16-3 (10)L-Victor Henry (DEC)
L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
35Said Nurmagomedov15-2 (8)W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
Douglas Andrade
36Cody Stamann19-5-1 (8)L-Said Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Eddie Wineland
37Raphael Assuncao27-9 (14)L-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
38Rani Yahya28-10-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Cody Garbrandt
39Douglas Andrade28-4W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
L-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
Said Nurmagomedov
40Casey Kenney16-4-1 (7)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
41Ray BorgFree Agent15-5 (7)W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
42Magomed Magomedov18-2L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
Enrique Barzola
43Danny Sabatello12-1W-Jornel Lugo (DEC)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
Leandro Higo
44Brett Johns18-3 (9)W-Khurshed Kakhorov (TKO)
L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
James Gallagher
45Taylor LapilusFree Agent18-3W-Demarte Pena (TKO)
W-Wilson Reis (DEC)
W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
46Chris Gutierrez18-4-2 (9)W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
47Cody GibsonFree Agent18-8L-Ray Borg (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Ilias Sanoudakis (KO)
48John DodsonFree Agent22-13 (12)W-Francisco Rivera (DEC)
L-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
49Montel Jackson11-2 (7)W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
50Brian Kelleher24-13 (18)L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Urijah Faber35-11 (27)L-Petr Yan (KO)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
Nathaniel Wood17-5 (14)L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
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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