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)
Petr Yan
10/30/2021
2Petr Yan15-2 (8)L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
Aljamain Sterling
10/30/2021
3T.J. Dillashaw17-4 (11)W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Cory Sandhagen14-3 (9)L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
5Jose Aldo30-7 (18)W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
6Rob Font19-4 (12)W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
7Marlon Moraes23-8-1 (16)L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Merab Dvalishvili
09/25/2021
8Frankie Edgar24-9-1 (11)L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
Marlon Vera
11/06/2021
9Pedro Munhoz19-6 (13)L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
10Cody Garbrandt12-4 (10)L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
Kai Kara-France
12/11/2021
11Dominick Cruz23-3 (8)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
12Kyoji Horiguchi29-3 (18)W-Kai Asakura (KO)
L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
13Sergio Pettis21-5 (7)W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
14John Lineker33-9 (19)W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
15Merab Dvalishvili13-4 (3)W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
Marlon Moraes
09/25/2021
16Jimmie RiveraFree Agent23-5 (6)L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
17Marlon Vera17-7-1 (14)W-Davey Grant (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
Frankie Edgar
11/06/2021
18Sean O'Malley14-1 (11)W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
19Ricky Simon18-3 (8)W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
20John DodsonFree Agent21-12 (12)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
21Juan Archuleta25-3L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
22Cody Stamann19-4-1 (8)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
23Raulian Paiva21-3W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
24Kyler Phillips9-2L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
25Yadong Song16-4-1 (9)L-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
26Raufeon Stots17-1W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
W-Keith Lee (DEC)
27Casey Kenney16-4-1 (7)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
28Leandro Higo21-5 (15)W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
29Darrion Caldwell15-5 (8)L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
30Timur Valiev18-2 (7)W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
NC-Trevin Jones (NC)
Daniel Santos
10/16/2021
31Raoni Barcelos16-2 (10)L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
32Danny Sabatello11-1W-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Taylor Moore (DEC)
33Brett Johns17-3 (8)L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
Erik Perez
10/16/2021
34Montel Jackson10-2 (7)W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
Danaa Batgerel
09/18/2021
35Brian Kelleher23-12 (18)W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
36Julio Arce17-4W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
37Adrian Yanez14-3W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
W-Victor Rodriguez (KO)
38Said Nurmagomedov14-2 (7)W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
39Rani Yahya27-10-1W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
40Nathaniel Wood17-5 (14)L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
41Patrick Mix14-1 (11)W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Yuki Motoya (SUB)
James Gallagher
11/05/2021
42Magomed Magomedov18-2L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
43Jack Shore15-0W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
44Magomed BibulatovACA18-2W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Praia (KO)
W-Nikita Chistyakov (TKO)
45Chris Gutierrez16-4-2 (8)W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (TKO)
Felipe Colares
10/09/2021
46Denis LavrentyevFree Agent10-1W-Victor Henry (DEC)
W-Mateus Santos (TKO)
W-Joriedson Souza (SUB)
47Kai AsakuraRizin16-3 (13)L-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Shoji Maruyama (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (TKO)
Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha
09/19/2021
48Victor HenryRizin20-5L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
W-Masanori Kanehara (TKO)
W-Trent Girdham (SUB)
49Andre Ewell17-8 (11)L-Julio Arce (TKO)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
50Davey Grant12-5L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (KO)
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)
Bibiano Fernandes24-4 (11)W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
L-Kevin Belingon (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao27-8 (14)L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
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)
Johnny Eduardo
10/02/2021
Taylor LapilusFree Agent16-3W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
W-Joseph Maness (KO)
W-Josh Hill (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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