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
1Patrick Mix20-1W-Magomed Magomedov (DEC)
W-Sergio Pettis (SUB)
W-Raufeon Stots (KO)
2Sergio Pettis23-6L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Kyoji Horiguchi (KO)
3Fabricio Andrade9-2W-John Lineker (TKO)
NC-John Lineker (NC)
W-Kwon Won (KO)
4John Lineker37-10W-Stephen Loman (DEC)
W-Jae Woong Kim (KO)
L-Fabricio Andrade (TKO)
5Raufeon Stots20-2W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
L-Patrick Mix (KO)
W-Danny Sabatello (DEC)
6Kai AsakuraRizin21-4W-Juan Archuleta (TKO)
W-Yuki Motoya (KO)
L-Hiromasa Ogikubo (DEC)
7Juan Archuleta29-5L-Kai Asakura (TKO)
W-Hiromasa Ougikubo (DEC)
W-Naoki Inoue (DEC)
8Magomed Magomedov20-4L-Patrick Mix (DEC)
W-Danny Sabatello (SUB)
L-Patrick Mix (SUB)
9Danny Sabatello14-4L-Raufeon Stots (DEC)
L-Magomed Magomedov (SUB)
W-Marcos Breno (SUB)
10Brett Johns20-3W-David-Tonatiuh Crol (TKO)
W-Jordan Winksi (DEC)
W-Khurshed Kakhorov (TKO)
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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