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 Sterling21-3 (10)W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
T.J. Dillashaw
10/22/2022
2Petr Yan16-3 (8)L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
Sean O'Malley
10/22/2022
3T.J. Dillashaw17-4 (11)W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
Aljamain Sterling
10/22/2022
4Marlon Vera20-7-1 W-Dominick Cruz (KO)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
5Cory Sandhagen15-4 W-Yadong Song (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
6Merab Dvalishvili15-4W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
7Jose Aldo31-8L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
8Rob Font19-6 (12)L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
9Sergio Pettis22-5 (8)W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
10John Lineker35-9 (21)W-Bibiano Fernandes (KO)
W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Kevin Belingon (TKO)
11Ricky Simon20-3 (10)W-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
12Raufeon Stots18-1W-Juan Archuleta (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
Danny Sabatello
12/09/2022
13Dominick Cruz24-4L-Marlon Vera (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
14Yadong Song18-5-1 L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Julio Arce (TKO)
15Frankie Edgar24-10-1 (11)L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
16Pedro Munhoz19-7 (13)NC-Sean O'Malley (NC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
17Sean O'Malley15-1 (12)NC-Pedro Munhoz (NC)
W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
Petr Yan
10/22/2022
18Umar Nurmagomedov15-0W-Nate Maness (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
19Juan Archuleta25-4L-Raufeon Stots (KO)
L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
Enrique Barzola
10/01/2022
20Patrick Mix16-1 (12)W-Kyoji Horiguchi (DEC)
W-James Gallagher (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
Magomed Magomedov
12/09/2022
21Kyoji Horiguchi29-5 (18)L-Patrick Mix (DEC)
L-Sergio Pettis (KO)
W-Kai Asakura (KO)
22Jack Shore16-1L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
W-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
23Danny Sabatello13-1W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Jornel Lugo (DEC)
W-Brett Johns (DEC)
Raufeon Stots
12/09/2022
24Magomed Magomedov19-2W-Enrique Barzola (SUB)
L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
Patrick Mix
12/09/2022
25Denis LavrentyevFree Agent12-1W-Jesse Arnett (TKO)
W-Rafael Diaz (DEC)
W-Victor Henry (DEC)
26Victor Henry22-5W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao
10/15/2022
27Timur ValievFree Agent18-3 (7)L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
28Raoni Barcelos16-3 (10)L-Victor Henry (DEC)
L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
Trevin Jones
10/01/2022
29Said Nurmagomedov16-2 (8)W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Mark Striegl (KO)
30Bibiano Fernandes24-5 (11)L-John Lineker (KO)
W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
31Kyler Phillips10-2W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
32Cody Stamann20-5-1 (9)W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Said Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
33Leandro Higo21-6 (15)L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
34Enrique Barzola18-6-2L-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
W-Nikita Mikhailov (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (TKO)
Juan Archuleta
10/01/2022
35Darrion Caldwell15-6 (8)L-Enrique Barzola (TKO)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
36Casey Kenney16-4-1 (7)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
37Raphael Assuncao27-9 (14)L-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
Victor Henry
10/15/2022
38Brett Johns18-3 (9)W-Khurshed Kakhorov (TKO)
L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
Jordan Winksi
09/23/2022
39Rani Yahya28-10-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Cody Garbrandt
10/01/2022
40Douglas Andrade28-5L-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
41Javid Basharat13-0W-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
W-Oron Kahlon (SUB)
42Adrian Yanez16-3W-Tony Kelley (TKO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Randy Costa (TKO)
43Rustam KerimovACA16-0 (8)W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
44Mario Bautista10-2W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Jay Perrin (DEC)
L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
Benito Lopez
11/05/2022
45Chris Gutierrez18-4-2 (9)W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
46Montel Jackson11-2 (7)W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
47Brian Kelleher24-14 (18)L-Mario Bautista (SUB)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
48Ray BorgFree Agent15-5 (7)W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
49Cody GibsonFree Agent18-8L-Ray Borg (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Ilias Sanoudakis (KO)
50John DodsonFree Agent22-13 (12)W-Francisco Rivera (DEC)
L-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (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)
Jimmie RiveraFree Agent23-5 (6)L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (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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