Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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#  FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Kyoji Horiguchi29-3W-Kai Asakura (KO)
L-Kai Asakura (KO)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
Sergio Pettis
2Sergio Pettis21-5W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
W-Alfred Khashakyan (SUB)
Kyoji Horiguchi
3John Lineker33-9W-Troy Worthen (KO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
Bibiano Fernandes
4Jimmie Rivera23-5Free AgentL-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
5Juan Archuleta25-3L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
6Raufeon Stots17-1W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Josh Hill (DEC)
W-Keith Lee (DEC)
7Leandro Higo21-5W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
W-Shawn Bunch (SUB)
8Darrion Caldwell15-5L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
9Patrick Mix15-1W-James Gallagher (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
10Rustam Kerimov15-0ACAW-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
W-Francisco Maciel (KO)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
11Danny Sabatello11-1W-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Taylor Moore (DEC)
12Brett Johns17-3L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (SUB)
13Magomed Magomedov18-2L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-C.J. Hamilton (SUB)
W-Matheus Mattos (DEC)
14Cody Gibson18-7Free AgentW-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Ilias Sanoudakis (KO)
W-Gustavo Erak (DEC)
15John Dodson21-12 (12)Free AgentL-Cody Gibson (DEC)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
  • Suspension
  • Bibiano Fernandes24-4W-Kevin Belingon (SUB)
    W-Kevin Belingon (DQ)
    L-Kevin Belingon (DEC)
    John Lineker
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    2 Comments on this post.
  • EBobonis
    27 December 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    I am bit bias but “Shah Bobonis” with a streak of 7 wins with more impressive competition of some of the fighters you got in your list should be in.

    • admin
      27 December 2012 at 11:59 AM
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      Bobonis is on my radar, especially after his 3rd knockout of Marcos da Matta in Bellator. As for being ranked above the prospects I have listed, Bobonis has yet to defeat a “big name” opponent. He doesn’t have the unblemished record that some bantamweight prospects have, so he will need to make up for it by racking up some wins over stiffer competition. Bobonis’ manager needs to carefully book him in his next few fights so he can hopefully extend his winning streak and sign on with Bellator or World Series of Fighting. Bobonis would be a good fit for TUF as well.

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