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

1Sean O'Malley17-1W-Aljamain Sterling (TKO)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)
NC-Pedro Munhoz (NC)
2Aljamain Sterling23-4L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Henry Cejudo (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
3Merab Dvalishvili16-4W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
4Cory Sandhagen17-4W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (TKO)
5Marlon Vera21-8-1W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Dominick Cruz (KO)
6Petr Yan16-5L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
7Henry Cejudo16-3L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Dominick Cruz (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
8Sergio Pettis23-5W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
9Patrick Mix18-1W-Raufeon Stots (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (DEC)
10Yadong Song19-5-1W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
11Dominick Cruz24-4L-Marlon Vera (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
12Rob Font20-7L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
13Pedro Munhoz20-8L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
NC-Sean O'Malley (NC)
14Chris Gutierrez19-5-2L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
15Ricky Simon20-4L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
16Umar Nurmagomedov16-0W-Raoni Barcelos (KO)
W-Nate Maness (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
17Fabricio Andrade9-2W-John Lineker (TKO)
NC-John Lineker (NC)
W-Kwon Won (KO)
18John Lineker36-10W-Jae Woong Kim (KO)
L-Fabricio Andrade (TKO)
NC-Fabricio de Andrade (NC)
19Cody Garbrandt13-5W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
L-Kai Kara-France (TKO)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
20Jonathan Martinez18-4W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
21Raufeon Stots19-2L-Patrick Mix (KO)
W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Juan Archuleta (KO)
22Juan Archuleta29-4W-Hiromasa Ougikubo (DEC)
W-Naoki Inoue (DEC)
W-Soo Chul Kim (DEC)
23Said Nurmagomedov17-3L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
24Magomed Magomedov20-3W-Danny Sabatello (SUB)
L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
W-Enrique Barzola (SUB)
25Oleg BorisovACA26-6-1W-Rustam Kerimov (DEC)
W-Magomed Bibulatov (DEC)
W-Islam Meshev (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Sergio Pettis23-5W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
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.

2 Comments on this post.
  • Marty
    7 May 2023 at 9:14 PM
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    Saidyokub Kakhramonov belongs in this list, he almost beat Said Nurmagomedov and flapped his mouth and pissed Dana off so now he is in XMMA beating guys in 50 seconds.

  • Charles
    6 January 2023 at 10:03 AM
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    Enrique Barzola is in bellator now

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