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)

RankFighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Sean O'Malley17-19-1W-Aljamain Sterling (TKO)
W-Petr Yan (DEC)
NC-Pedro Munhoz (NC)
2Aljamain Sterling23-415-4L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Henry Cejudo (DEC)
W-T.J. Dillashaw (TKO)
3Merab Dvalishvili16-49-2W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
4Cory Sandhagen17-410-3W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (TKO)
5Marlon Vera21-8-115-7W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Dominick Cruz (KO)
6Petr Yan16-58-4L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
7Henry Cejudo16-310-3L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Dominick Cruz (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
8Yadong Song19-5-19-2-1W-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
9Dominick Cruz24-47-3L-Marlon Vera (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
10Rob Font20-710-6L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
11Pedro Munhoz20-810-8L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
NC-Sean O'Malley (NC)
12Ricky Simon20-48-3L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
13Chris Gutierrez20-5-28-2-1W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
14Umar Nurmagomedov16-04-0W-Raoni Barcelos (KO)
W-Nate Maness (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
15Jonathan Martinez19-410-3W-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
16Cody Garbrandt13-58-5W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
L-Kai Kara-France (TKO)
L-Rob Font (DEC)
17Said Nurmagomedov18-37-2W-Muin Gafurov (SUB)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
18Montel Jackson13-27-2W-Rani Yahya (KO)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
19Kyler Phillips11-25-1W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
20Daniel Marcos15-02-0W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Saimon Oliveira (KO)
W-Brandon Lewis (DEC)
21Adrian Yanez16-55-2L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
W-Tony Kelley (TKO)
22Davey Grant14-76-6L-Daniel Marcos (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (SUB
W-Louis Smolka (KO)
23Douglas Andrade29-57-5W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
L-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
24Javid Basharat14-03-0NC-Victor Henry (NC)
W-Mateus Mendonca (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (DEC)
25Rani Yahya28-11-113-5-1L-Montel Jackson (KO)
W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
26Cody Stamann21-6-17-5-1L-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Luan Lacerda (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
27Victor Henry23-62-1NC-Javid Basharat (NC)
W-Tony Gravely (DEC)
L-Raphael Assuncao (DEC)
28Brad Katona13-23-2W-Cody Gibson (DEC)
W-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Carlos Vera (DEC)
29Sergey Morozov19-63-2W-Journey Newson (DEC)
W-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
L-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
30Raoni Barcelos17-56-4L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (KO)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
31Mario Bautista13-27-2W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (SUB)
W-Benito Lopez (SUB)
32Brian Kelleher24-148-7L-Mario Bautista (SUB)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
33Julio Arce18-65-4L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Daniel Santos (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
34Daniel Santos10-22-1W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (KO)
L-Julio Arce (DEC)
35John Castaneda21-64-2W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
L-Daniel Santos (KO)
36Aiemann Zahabi10-24-2W-Qileng Aori (KO)
W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
37Kyung Ho Kang19-108-4L-John Castenada (DEC)
W-Cristian Quinonez (SUB)
W-Danaa Batgerel (DEC)
38Miles Johns14-25-2W-Dan Argueta (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-John Castenada (SUB)
39Christian Rodriguez10-13-1W-Cameron Saaiman (DEC)
W-Raul Rojas (DEC)
W-Joshua Weems (SUB)
40Cameron Saaiman9-13-1L-Christian Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Terrence Mitchell (TKO)
W-Mana Martinez (DEC)
41Taylor Lapilus19-34-1W-Caolan Loughran (DEC)
W-Demarte Pena (TKO)
W-Wilson Reis (DEC)
42Cody Gibson19-91-4L-Brad Katona (DEC)
W-Rico DiSciullo (SUB)
W-Mando Gutierrez (TKO)
43Ricky Turcios12-32-1W-Kevin Natividad (DEC)
L-Aiemann Zahabi (DEC)
W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
44Heili Alateng16-9-24-2-1L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Chad Anheliger (DEC)
W-Kevin Croom (TKO)
45Farid Basharat11-02-0W-Kleydson Rodrigues (SUB)
W-Da'Mon Blackshear (DEC)
W-Allan Begosso (DEC)
46Brady Hiestand7-22-1W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
47Ronnie Lawrence8-22-1NC-Dan Argueta (NC)
L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (DEC)
W-Mana Martinez (DEC)
48Cristian Quinonez18-41-1L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
W-Khalid Taha (TKO)
W-Long Xiao (DEC)
49Da'Mon Blackshear14-6-12-2-1L-Mario Bautista (DEC)
W-Jose Johnson (SUB)
W-Luan Lacerda (TKO)
50Marcus McGhee8-12-0W-J.P. Buys (KO)
W-Journey Newson (SUB)
W-Luciano Ramos (TKO)
51Dan Argueta9-21-2L-Miles Johns (DEC)
NC-Ronnie Lawrence (NC)
W-Nick Aguirre (DEC)
52Qileng Aori21-103-3W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
L-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Jay Perrin (DEC)
53Raul Rosas8-12-1W-Terrence Mitchell (TKO)
L-Christian Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Jay Perrin (SUB)
54Johnny Munoz12-42-4L-Qileng Aori (DEC)
L-Daniel Santos (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
55Gaston Bolanos7-31-0W-Aaron Phillips (DEC)
W-Daniel Carey (TKO)
L-Chris Hatley (DEC)
56Rinya Nakamura8-02-0W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
W-Toshiomi Kazama (KO)
W-Shohei Nose (KO)
57Jose Johnson16-81-1W-Chad Anheliger (SUB)
L-Da'Mon Blackshear (SUB)
W-Jack Cartwright (DEC)
58Chad Anheliger12-71-2L-Jose Johnson (SUB)
L-Heili Alateng (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
59Muin Gafurov18-60-2L-Said Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-John Castaneda (DEC)
W-Diego Silva (KO)
60Garrett Armfield9-31-1W-Toshiomi Kazama (TKO)
L-David Onama (SUB)
W-Steven Graham (KO)
61Kleydson Rodrigues8-31-2L-Farid Basharat (SUB)
W-Shannon Ross (TKO)
L-C.J. Vergara (DEC)
62Caolan Loughran8-10-1L-Taylor Lapilus (DEC)
W-Dylan Hazan (TKO)
W-Luke Shanks (TKO)
63Payton Talbott7-01-0W-Nick Aguirre (SUB)
W-Reyes Cortez Jr. (DEC)
W-Cristhian Rivas (TKO)
64Nick Aguirre7-10-1L-Payton Talbott (SUB)
L-Dan Argueta (DEC)
W-Brandon Clawson (DEC)
65Luan Lacerda12-30-2L-Da'Mon Blackshear (TKO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Marcirley Silva (SUB)
66Saimon Oliveira18-50-2L-Daniel Marcos (KO)
L-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Jose Alday (DEC)
67Terrence Mitchell14-40-2L-Raul Rojas (TKO)
L-Cameron Saaiman (TKO)
W-Christian Alexander (SUB)
68Steven Koslow6-10-1L-Cameron Saaiman (TKO)
W-James Dunn (SUB)
W-Marcelo Willian (SUB)
69Fernando Garcia10-40-3L-Rinya Nakamura (DEC)
L-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
L-Journey Newson (DEC)
70Toshiomi Kazama10-40-2L-Garrett Armfield (TKO)
L-Rinya Nakamura (KO)
W-Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (DEC)
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)
Casey Kenney16-4-15-3L-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
Frankie Saenz13-75-5L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
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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.

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50 Comments on this post.
  • Freddy Dyab
    9 April 2023 at 6:33 AM
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    Kyler Phillips is suspended by USADA currently, so he should absolutely be removed from the rankings

  • Allen vincent
    1 April 2023 at 9:55 AM
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    Mana Martinez was released last week.

  • Owen Rose
    1 April 2023 at 7:58 AM
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    Both Guido Cannetti and Jose Johnson have been released.

    Also time to move Vera down in the rankings.

  • Cole bush
    21 March 2023 at 11:11 AM
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    Jose Johnson was released last week

  • Darius Snyder
    4 March 2023 at 9:16 PM
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    Absolutely no chance Trevin Jones should be ranked 36th. He is morbidly horrific

  • Phil Perris
    13 February 2023 at 1:44 PM
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    In absolute ridiculous fashion, Saidyokub Kakhromonov was released by the UFC…Dipshit Dana at it again.

    • Patrick heck
      17 February 2023 at 8:54 AM
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      Ya, why he still listed?

    8 December 2022 at 9:45 AM
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    TJ Needleshaw retired a couple days back. Boot him from the list!

  • Yy
    23 November 2022 at 7:28 AM
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    You would think but this guy plays favorites

  • BJ Todd
    23 November 2022 at 6:15 AM
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    Needle stick O Malley loses to Vera by TKO yet you have him ranked ahead? Make it make sense

    • Peg Menow
      20 January 2023 at 6:49 AM
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      Fighters released 2 days ago:
      Raulian Paiva
      Alejandro Perez
      Brandon Davis
      Kevin Natividad
      Liudvik Sholinian

  • Matt Elong
    27 October 2022 at 8:48 AM
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    Cristian Quinonez is 1-0 in the UFC, not 0-0

    • D.C. Ross
      30 October 2022 at 10:04 AM
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      Thank you, fixed

  • M j
    7 August 2022 at 10:37 PM
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    Where’s the dominator?

  • Hotrod
    21 June 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    What is the update frequency for this site. I am new here.

    • RB
      14 August 2022 at 4:57 PM
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      Very inconsistent. Sometimes he updates it right after a fight card ends, but more often it’ll be two or three events between updates

    21 April 2022 at 1:30 AM
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    Pls give Umar fight

  • COLE MOSSman
    30 March 2022 at 8:42 AM
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    You have Montel Jackson and Casey Kenney both ranked 28th

  • Blaze
    27 January 2022 at 12:32 PM
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    Ain’t no way you guys have Jose Aldo as the 2nd best bantamweight fighter right now

  • 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

      • Russ
        14 December 2021 at 4:34 PM
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        Hey man you still gonna be updating these? Noticed its been a couple weeks. I use your rankings for my fantasy matchmaking so would be bummed if its done for. Hope everythings OK, appreciate your work

        • D.C. Ross
          15 December 2021 at 12:35 AM
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          Sorry about the delays. Our server was hacked 2 weeks ago.

  • 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!

    • Scooter Thorne
      13 March 2023 at 10:31 PM
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      Kakhromonov was released
      Jose Johnson was released
      Raphael Assuncao retired

      do you know you need to update this things bro? Silly.

  • 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.

    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

    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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