UFC Bantamweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank Fighter OVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Petr Yan16-28-1W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
2Aljamain Sterling20-312-3W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
3T.J. Dillashaw17-413-4W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Cory Sandhagen14-47-3L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
5Jose Aldo30-712-6W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
Rob Font
12/04/2021
6Rob Font19-49-3W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
Jose Aldo
12/04/2021
7Merab Dvalishvili14-47-2W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
8Marlon Vera18-7-112-6W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
9Frankie Edgar24-10-119-10-1L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
10Pedro Munhoz19-69-6L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
Dominick Cruz
12/11/2021
11Cody Garbrandt12-47-4L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
Kai Kara-France
12/11/2021
12Marlon Moraes23-9-15-5L-Merab Dvalishvili (TKO)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
13Dominick Cruz23-36-2W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
12/11/2021
14Sean O'Malley14-16-1W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
Raulian Paiva
12/11/2021
15Ricky Simon18-36-2W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao
12/18/2021
16Raulian Paiva21-33-2W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
Sean O'Malley
12/11/2021
17Kyler Phillips9-23-1L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
Marcelo Rojo
02/12/2022
18Yadong Song17-4-17-1-1W-Julio Arce (TKO)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
19Cody Stamann19-4-15-3-1L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
Said Nurmagomedov
01/22/2022
20Casey Kenney16-4-15-3L-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
21Timur Valiev18-22-0W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
NC-Trevin Jones (NC)
22Raoni Barcelos16-25-1L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
23Adrian Yanez15-34-0W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
24Rani Yahya28-10-113-4-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
25Montel Jackson11-25-2W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
26Brian Kelleher23-127-5W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
Saidyokub Kakhramonov
01/15/2022
27Said Nurmagomedov14-23-1W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
Cody Stamann
01/22/2022
28Jack Shore15-04-0W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
Umar Nurmagomedov
03/19/2022
29Chris Gutierrez17-4-25-1-1W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
30Nathan Maness14-13-0W-Tony Gravely (TKO)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
31Alejandro Perez22-8-18-3-1W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
32Douglas Andrade27-45-4W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
L-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
Sergey Morozov
02/12/2022
33Julio Arce17-54-3L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
34Nathaniel Wood17-54-2L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
35Andre Ewell17-84-4L-Julio Arce (TKO)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
Charles Jourdain
12/18/2021
36Umar Nurmagomedov13-01-0W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Sidemar Honorio (DEC)
Jack Shore
03/19/2022
37Saidyokub Kakhramonov9-21-0W-Trevin Jones (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (KO)
W-Askar Askar (KO)
Brian Kelleher
01/15/2022
38Trevin Jones13-71-1L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
NC-Timur Valiev (NC)
39Mario Bautista8-22-2L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
W-Miles Johns (TKO)
W-Jin Soo Son (DEC)
Khalid Taha
02/19/2022
40Miles Johns12-13-1W-Anderson dos Santos (KO)
W-Kevin Natividad (KO)
L-Mario Bautista (TKO)
John Castenada
02/05/2022
41Davey Grant12-64-5L-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
42Jonathan Martinez14-45-3W-Zviad Lazishvili (DEC)
L-Davey Grant (KO)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
43Tony Gravely21-72-2L-Nathan Maness (TKO)
W-Anthony Birchak (TKO)
W-Geraldo de Freitas (DEC)
Saimon Oliveira
01/22/2022
44John Castaneda18-51-1W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
Miles Johns
02/05/2022
45Hunter Azure9-22-2L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Cole Smith (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (KO)
46Eddie Wineland24-15-16-9L-John Castaneda (TKO)
L-Sean O'Malley (KO)
W-Grigory Popov (KO)
47Louis Smolka17-78-7W-Jose Quinonez (TKO)
L-Casey Kenney (SUB)
W-Ryan McDonald (TKO)
Vince Morales
12/04/2021
48Felipe Colares10-32-3L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
49Frankie Saenz13-75-5L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
50Domingo Pilarte8-30-2L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
NC-Journey Newson (NC)
L-Felipe Colares (DEC)
51Vince Morales10-52-3W-Drako Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
L-Benito Lopez (DEC)
Louis Smolka
12/04/2021
52Aiemann Zahabi8-22-2W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
53Mana Martinez9-21-0W-Guido Cannetti (DEC)
W-Jose Johnson (TKO)
W-Casey Jones (TKO)
Ronnie Lawrence
02/12/2022
54Ricky Turcios11-21-0W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Daniel Argueta (DEC)
55Gustavo Lopez12-6-11-2-1D-Heili Alateng (DEC)
L-Adrian Yanez (KO)
W-Anthony Birchak (SUB)
56Heili Alateng14-8-22-1-1D-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-Ryan Benoit (DEC)
57Danaa Batgerel9-23-1W-Brandon Davis (TKO)
W-Kevin Natividad (TKO)
W-Guido Cannetti (KO)
58Sergey Morozov17-51-1W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Josh Rettinghouse (DEC)
Douglas Andrade
02/12/2022
59Kyung Ho Kang17-96-3L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (DEC)
60Khalid Taha14-42-3L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
Mario Bautista
02/19/2022
61Johnny Munoz11-11-1W-Jamey Simmons (DEC)
L-Nathan Maness (DEC)
W-Ian King (SUB)
62Brady Hiestand5-20-1L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Vince Murdock (TKO)
W-Joshua Rettinghouse (DEC)
63Liudvik Sholinian9-2-10-1L-Jack Shore (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Mitch Raposo (DEC)
64Brandon Davis14-92-6L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Josh Huber (TKO)
W-Rey Trujillo (DEC)
65Randy Costa6-22-2L-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Journey Newson (KO)
W-Boston Salmon (TKO)
Tony Kelley
12/11/2021
66Tony Kelley6-21-1W-Ali Alqaisi (DEC)
L-Kai Kamaka (DEC)
W-Andy Brossett (SUB)
Randy Costa
12/11/2021
67Ronnie Lawrence7-11-0W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
W-Jose Johnson (DEC)
W-Garrett Armfield (DEC)
Mana Martinez
02/12/2022
68Journey Newson8-31-2L-Randy Costa (KO)
W-Domingo Pilarte (TKO)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
69Kris Moutinho9-50-1L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Andrew Salas (SUB)
W-Ashiek Ajim (TKO)
70Zviad Lazishvili8-10-1L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Ricky Steele (SUB)
W-Josh Huber (DEC)
71Cameron Else10-50-1L-Kyler Phillips (TKO)
W-Brad Evans (SUB)
W-Mark Stevens (TKO)
72J.P. Buys9-40-2L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (TKO)
W-Jacob Silva (SUB)
73Kevin Natividad9-30-2L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Kyle Estrada (KO)
74Guido Cannetti8-62-5L-Mana Martinez (DEC)
L-Danaa Batgerel (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
75Mark Striegl18-30-1L-Said Nurmagomedov (KO)
NC-Shunichi Shimizu (NC)
W-Do Gyum Lee (SUB)
Chas Skelly
02/19/2022
76Aaron Phillips12-40-3L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
W-Devante Sewell (DEC)
77Gaetano Pirrello
15-7-10-2L-Douglas Andrade (KO)
L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
W-Enzo Iezzi (TKO)
78Jesse Strader5-20-1L-Montel Jackson (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (KO)
W-Michael Jackson (TKO)
Chad Anheliger
02/19/2022
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Urijah Faber35-1111-7L-Petr Yan (KO)
W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
W-Brad Pickett (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao27-811-5L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
Ricky Simon
12/18/2021
Benito Lopez10-12-1W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
Daniel Santos8-10-0W-Zhunus Nizambek (SUB)
W-Henrique Fantini (TKO)
L-Murad Kalamov (DEC)
Pingyuan Liu13-72-2L-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
Denys Bondar14-10-0W-Kenan Jafarli (SUB)
W-Lev Ambarcumian (SUB)
W-Ghenadie Gitlan (TKO)
Malcolm Gordon
02/05/2022
Chad Anheliger11-50-0W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
W-Brady Hiestand (TKO)
W-Craig Maclean (TKO)
Jesse Strader
02/19/2022
Saimon Oliveira18-30-0W-Jose Alday (DEC)
W-Wataru Mimura (SUB)
W-Jeferson Bastos (SUB)
Tony Gravely
01/22/2022
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28 Comments on this post.
  • Ej lyles
    26 September 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    Domingo Pilarte is way overrated

    • D.C. Ross
      26 September 2021 at 11:33 PM
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      Most of his ranking is still carried by his wins over Vince Morales and Adrian Yanez (current top 50).

      • Un In Huan
        5 November 2021 at 9:16 PM
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        Johnny Eduardo was released on October 7th

  • LEE AggieN
    9 August 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Hi buddy Felipe Corales is not spelled right – it is actually supposed to be Felipe Colares. Great work – big fan!

  • MAtt
    25 July 2021 at 5:42 PM
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    Teruto ishihara is no longer with the UFC

  • AutI
    29 June 2021 at 6:57 PM
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    The Raoni Barcelos & Timur Valiev fight was so close and probably could have been a draw with a better judging system. With that being said, Raoni can’t be at 14 after the loss to Valiev and Valiev can’t be that low, imo.
    Raoni has that win over Said Nurmagomedov, so I think you put Valiev & Raoni above Said Nurmagomedov. These rankings have always been the most accurate rankings I can find.I know how confusing they can be at times though so thanks for the hard work!

    • D.C. Ross
      29 June 2021 at 9:55 PM
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      Thank you, rankings are now updated.

      • AutI
        30 June 2021 at 3:31 PM
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        You’re the real mvp!

  • TC
    10 November 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Mate, you have it that John Castaneda beat Nathaniel Wood…but he did not. Wood won by DEC.

    • D.C. Ross
      15 November 2020 at 1:19 PM
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      Fixed, thank you!

  • joe
    12 October 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    Merab is 5-2 and Cruz is also 5-2.

  • Migue Monstruo
    13 August 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Frankie Saenz, Jonathan Martinez, Chris Gutierrez & Cody Durden need to be updated after their fights on 8/1/20

    • Matt
      11 August 2021 at 3:06 PM
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      Kyler phillips photo needs updated, as that is Gabriel Silva in his photo.

  • Migue Monstruo
    26 November 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Ricardo Ramos vs Eduardo Garagorri and Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Renan Barao were fought at featherweight. Will you be putting them in the featherweight rankings?

  • yossgold
    6 July 2014 at 9:56 AM
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    Legacy FC champ, Thomas de Almeida signed to the UFC

    • Migue monstruo
      13 August 2020 at 7:05 AM
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      When will the bantamweight and featherweight fights from UFC on ESPN +31 be updated on the rankings?

    • Stan
      8 October 2021 at 2:18 PM
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      #1 Petr Yan. #2 TJ Dillashaw. #3 Cory Sandhagen. #4 Aljo Sterling. #5 Rob Font. #6 Jose Aldo. #7 Dvalvishilli. #8 Sean O’Malley. #9 Frankie Edgar #10 Dominick Cruz

  • Wagner
    20 May 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    Hugo Vianna will be the future champion. You bet.

  • Frankie
    7 April 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    Cody BamBam Bollinger 14-3 made his debut at 135s march 24th He has a win over cameron Dollar at 155s ,Top Prospect for TUF 18 should be in the mix

    • rankingmma
      7 April 2013 at 3:46 PM
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      Bollinger is a solid fighter. I had him in my Top 25 prospects prior to him signing with Bellator. His fight with Shamhalaev was surprisingly one-sided, but the move down to 135 lbs. should be a good career move for him.

      Since Bollinger participated in a Bellator tournament he is no longer eligible to be ranked in the “Prospects” section. With a couple of wins though he should be able to make some noise at bantamweight.

  • dWdHELLCAT
    9 September 2012 at 11:36 PM
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    Ok,your rankings are more about who’s next in line for a title shot,that’s ok i don’t do it that way i think bowles has seniority until mcdonald beats him or someone ranked ahead of him. and jorgensen above pickett? going back to his WEC victory.

    • admin
      12 September 2012 at 11:05 PM
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      Pickett above Jorgensen is something that I looked closely at. Wineland’s KO of Jorgensen definitely shuffled the rankings up. I feel that Pickett deserves to be ranked above Wineland at this point, thus creating the current hierarchy of Pickett

  • dWdHELLCATS
    4 June 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    McDonald shouldn’t be ahead of bowles, jorgensen, and pickett at this stage,you may be proved right,but rankings shouldn’t be done on potential. 

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:41 PM
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      McDonald’s win over Miguel Torres gave him just the boost to move up the rankings. Bowles, Jorgensen, and Pickett are all stuck in a slump against high-level competition. Meanwhile, McDonald is undefeated with a finish win over Torres.

      • dWdHELLCAT
        6 September 2012 at 12:01 AM
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        i still think bowles is ahead of mcdonald,bowles took torres out when torres was at his peak did he not ? and has only lost to cruz and faber since. unless your ranking them on who’s closer to getting a title shot?

        • admin
          6 September 2012 at 8:03 PM
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          Bowles is still an elite bantamweight, but his recent loss to Urijah Faber was one-sided. Meanwhile, McDonald took a huge step up in competition against Torres and knocked him out in the 1st round. I was not a big believer in McDonald until that win. Bowles just needs to stay healthy and he should be right back in the title picture. Until he does though, he is ranked lower McDonald.

  • Derek
    4 June 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    why is Miguel Torres above 
    Demetrious Johnson?

    also is Cole Escovedo actually 6-2 in  the ufc or is that an error?

    • admin
      8 June 2011 at 8:35 AM
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      Escovedo was 6-2 in the WEC, thank you for catching the error.

      As for Torres above Johnson…they just fought at UFC 130 and Johnson escaped with a controversial decision. Many have argued that Clay Guida was just gifted a decision against Anthony Pettis because all he simply did was hold Pettis down and inflicted very little damage, while Pettis attempted relentless submissions. Though similar scenarios, the Johnson/Torres fight was much tighter and Torres was the one who was looking for the finish, and also delivered some punishment from the times he was on the bottom. Sherdog and MMAjunkie though Torres should have gotten the nod. Therefore, Torres won’t drop in the rankings based on questionable judging. Just like Evan Dunham’s loss to Sean Sherk, Tyson Griffin’s loss to Nik Lentz, Paul Taylor’s loss to Sam Stout, and countless other fights that have been judged to an unfavorable result.

      All of our rankings take into consideration the actual fight’s action, rather than just the end result. Otherwise, we’d basically just go on Sherdog’s Fight Finder and go strictly off wins and losses, which wouldn’t be very accurate. We rely heavily on play-by-play details of events and the fighter’s actual performance to determine how a fighter will be ranked following an event, rather than being swayed by judges’ decisions.

      What do you think? Would you rank #7 Johnson above #5 Torres and #6 Pickett(who Johnson lost to)?

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