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 Yan16-2 (8)W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
2Aljamain Sterling20-3 (10)W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
3T.J. Dillashaw17-4 (11)W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Cory Sandhagen14-4 (9)L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
5Jose Aldo30-7 (18)W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
Rob Font
12/04/2021
6Rob Font19-4 (12)W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
Jose Aldo
12/04/2021
7Merab Dvalishvili14-4 (4)W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
8Kyoji Horiguchi29-3 (18)W-Kai Asakura (KO)
L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
Sergio Pettis
12/03/2021
9John Lineker33-9 (19)W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
Bibiano Fernandes
12/05/2021
10Marlon Vera18-7-1 (15)W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
11Frankie Edgar24-10-1 (11)L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
12Pedro Munhoz19-6 (13)L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
Dominick Cruz
12/11/2021
13Cody Garbrandt12-4 (10)L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
Kai Kara-France
12/11/2021
14Marlon Moraes23-9-1 (16)L-Merab Dvalishvili (TKO)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
15Dominick Cruz23-3 (8)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
12/11/2021
16Sergio Pettis21-5 (7)W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
Kyoji Horiguchi
12/03/2021
17Jimmie RiveraFree Agent23-5 (6)L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
18Sean O'Malley14-1 (11)W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
Raulian Paiva
12/11/2021
19Ricky Simon18-3 (8)W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao
12/18/2021
20Juan Archuleta25-3L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
21Raulian Paiva21-3W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
Sean O'Malley
12/11/2021
22Kyler Phillips9-2L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
Marcelo Rojo
02/12/2022
23Yadong Song17-4-1 (10)W-Julio Arce (TKO)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
24Cody Stamann19-4-1 (8)L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
Said Nurmagomedov
01/22/2022
25Raufeon Stots17-1W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
W-Keith Lee (DEC)
26Casey Kenney16-4-1 (7)W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
27Leandro Higo21-5 (15)W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
28Darrion Caldwell15-5 (8)L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
29Patrick Mix15-1 (12)W-James Gallagher (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
30Timur Valiev18-2 (7)W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
NC-Trevin Jones (NC)
31Raoni Barcelos16-2 (10)L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
32Adrian Yanez15-3W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
33Rustam KerimovACB15-0 (8)W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
34Danny Sabatello11-1W-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Taylor Moore (DEC)
35Brett Johns17-3 (8)L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
36Rani Yahya28-10-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
37Montel Jackson11-2 (7)W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
38Brian Kelleher23-12 (18)W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
Saidyokub Kakhramonov
01/15/2022
39Said Nurmagomedov14-2 (7)W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
Cody Stamann
01/22/2022
40Magomed Magomedov18-2L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
41Jack Shore15-0W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
Umar Nurmagomedov
03/19/2022
42Chris Gutierrez17-4-2 (8)W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
43Nathan Maness14-1W-Tony Gravely (TKO)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
44Alejandro Perez22-8-1 (15)W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
45Douglas Andrade27-4W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
L-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
Sergey Morozov
02/12/2022
46Julio Arce17-5L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
47Cody GibsonFree Agent18-7W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Ilias Sanoudakis (KO)
W-Gustavo Erak (DEC)
48John DodsonFree Agent21-13 (12)L-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
49Nathaniel Wood17-5 (14)L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
50Magomed BibulatovACA18-2W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Praia (KO)
W-Nikita Chistyakov (TKO)
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)
Ricky Simon
12/18/2021
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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