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Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings - Top 10 MMA fighters Outside the UFC
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Non-UFC Bantamweight Rankings

Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155)Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)

#FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Sergio Pettis22-5W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas (DEC)
2Raufeon Stots19-1W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Juan Archuleta (KO)
W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
3Juan Archuleta27-4W-Soo Chul Kim (DEC)
W-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Raufeon Stots (KO)
4Patrick Mix17-1W-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (DEC)
W-James Gallagher (SUB)
5John Lineker35-9NC-Fabricio de Andrade (NC)
W-Bibiano Fernandes (KO)
W-Troy Worthen (KO)
Fabricio de Andrade
02/10/2023
6Danny Sabatello13-2L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
W-Leandro Higo (DEC)
W-Jornel Lugo (DEC)
7Kyoji Horiguchi31-5W-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
W-Yuto Hokamura (SUB)L-Patrick Mix (DEC)
8Timur Valiev18-3Free AgentL-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
9Denis Lavrentyev12-1Free AgentW-Jesse Arnett (TKO)
W-Rafael Diaz (DEC)
W-Victor Henry (DEC)
10Rustam Kerimov17-0ACAW-Carlos da Silva (DEC)
W-Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev (DEC)
W-Daniel Oliveira (DEC)
11Magomed Magomedov19-3L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
W-Enrique Barzola (SUB)
L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
12Leandro Higo21-6L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
W-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
W-Ricky Bandejas
(SUB)
13Enrique Barzola18-7-2L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
L-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
W-Nikita Mikhailov (DEC)
14Darrion Caldwell15-6L-Enrique Barzola (TKO)
L-Leandro Higo (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
Nikita Mikhailov
02/04/2023
15Brett Johns19-3W-Jordan Winksi (DEC)
W-Khurshed Kakhorov (TKO)
L-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
  • Suspension
  • Jimmie Rivera23-5Free AgentL-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
    W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
    L-Petr Yan (DEC)
    Non-UFC Rankings FAQ
    Non-UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters competing outside the UFC. Fighters featured are from any regional promotion such as Bellator, One FC, KSW, Cage Warriors, Jungle Fights, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Ring of Combat, Shooto, Road FC, Pancrase, PFL, Titan FC, etc. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Free Agent Rankings."

    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.
  • 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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