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
1Aljamain Sterling20-312-3W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
Petr Yan
10/30/2021
2Petr Yan15-27-1L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
Aljamain Sterling
10/30/2021
3T.J. Dillashaw17-413-4W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Cory Sandhagen14-37-2L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
5Jose Aldo30-712-6W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
6Rob Font19-49-3W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
7Marlon Moraes23-8-15-4L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Merab Dvalishvili
09/25/2021
8Frankie Edgar24-9-119-9-1L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
Marlon Vera
11/06/2021
9Pedro Munhoz19-69-6L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
10Cody Garbrandt12-47-4L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
Kai Kara-France
12/11/2021
11Dominick Cruz23-36-2W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
12Merab Dvalishvili13-46-2W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
W-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
Marlon Moraes
09/25/2021
13Marlon Vera17-7-111-6W-Davey Grant (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
Frankie Edgar
11/06/2021
14Sean O'Malley14-16-1W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
15Ricky Simon18-36-2W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
16Cody Stamann19-4-15-3-1L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
17Raulian Paiva21-33-2W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
18Kyler Phillips9-23-1L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
19Yadong Song16-4-16-1-1W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
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)
Daniel Santos
10/16/2021
22Raoni Barcelos16-25-1L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
W-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
23Montel Jackson10-24-2W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
Danaa Batgerel
09/18/2021
24Brian Kelleher23-127-5W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
25Julio Arce17-44-2W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
26Adrian Yanez14-33-0W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
W-Victor Rodriguez (KO)
27Said Nurmagomedov14-23-1W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
28Rani Yahya27-10-112-4-1W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
29Nathaniel Wood17-54-2L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
30Jack Shore15-04-0W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
31Chris Gutierrez16-4-24-1-1W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (TKO)
Felipe Colares
10/09/2021
32Andre Ewell17-84-4L-Julio Arce (TKO)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
33Davey Grant12-54-4L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (KO)
34Jonathan Martinez13-44-3L-Davey Grant (KO)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
35Mario Bautista8-22-2L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
W-Miles Johns (TKO)
W-Jin Soo Son (DEC)
36Miles Johns12-13-1W-Anderson dos Santos (KO)
W-Kevin Natividad (KO)
L-Mario Bautista (TKO)
37Nathan Maness13-12-0W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
W-Kellen VanCamp (KO)
Tony Gravely
09/18/2021
38Umar Nurmagomedov13-01-0W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Sidemar Honorio (DEC)
39Tony Gravely21-62-1W-Anthony Birchak (TKO)
W-Geraldo de Freitas (DEC)
L-Brett Johns (SUB)
Nathan Maness
09/18/2021
40Saidyokub Kakhramonov9-21-0W-Trevin Jones (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (KO)
W-Askar Askar (KO)
41Trevin Jones13-71-1L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
NC-Timur Valiev (NC)
42John Castaneda18-51-1W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
43Hunter Azure9-22-2L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Cole Smith (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (KO)
44Thomas Almeida22-55-5L-Sean O'Malley (KO)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
45Eddie Wineland24-15-16-9L-John Castaneda (TKO)
L-Sean O'Malley (KO)
W-Grigory Popov (KO)
46Louis Smolka17-78-7W-Jose Quinonez (TKO)
L-Casey Kenney (SUB)
W-Ryan McDonald (TKO)
47Felipe Colares10-22-2W-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
Chris Gutierrez
10/09/2021
48Randy Costa6-22-2L-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Journey Newson (KO)
W-Boston Salmon (TKO)
Tony Kelley
12/11/2021
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)
52Aiemann Zahabi8-22-2W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
53Sergey Morozov17-51-1W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Josh Rettinghouse (DEC)
54Johnny Munoz11-11-1W-Jamey Simmons (DEC)
L-Nathan Maness (DEC)
W-Ian King (SUB)
55Khalid Taha14-42-3L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
56Drako Rodriguez7-30-2L-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Leomana Martinez (SUB)
57Mana Martinez9-21-0W-Guido Cannetti (DEC)
W-Jose Johnson (TKO)
W-Casey Jones (TKO)
58Ricky Turcios11-21-0W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Daniel Argueta (DEC)
59Brady Hiestand5-20-1L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Vince Murdock (TKO)
W-Joshua Rettinghouse (DEC)
60Gustavo Lopez12-61-2L-Adrian Yanez (KO)
W-Anthony Birchak (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
Heili Alateng
09/18/2021
61Heili Alateng14-8-12-1L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-Ryan Benoit (DEC)
W-Danaa Batgerel (DEC)
Gustavo Lopez
09/18/2021
62Danaa Batgerel8-22-1W-Kevin Natividad (TKO)
W-Guido Cannetti (KO)
L-Heili Alateng (DEC)
Montel Jackson
09/18/2021
63Ronnie Lawrence7-11-0W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
W-Jose Johnson (DEC)
W-Garrett Armfield (DEC)
64Journey Newson8-31-2L-Randy Costa (KO)
W-Domingo Pilarte (TKO)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
65Tony Kelley6-21-1W-Ali Alqaisi (DEC)
L-Kai Kamaka (DEC)
W-Andy Brossett (SUB)
Randy Costa
12/11/2021
66Anderson dos Santos20-91-3L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Martin Day (SUB)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
67Liudvik Sholinian9-2-10-1L-Jack Shore (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Mitch Raposo (DEC)
68Kris Moutinho9-50-1L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Andrew Salas (SUB)
W-Ashiek Ajim (TKO)
Aaron Phillips
10/23/2021
69Cameron Else10-50-1L-Kyler Phillips (TKO)
W-Brad Evans (SUB)
W-Mark Stevens (TKO)
70Kevin Natividad9-30-2L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Kyle Estrada (KO)
71Guido Cannetti8-62-5L-Mana Martinez (DEC)
L-Danaa Batgerel (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
72Mark Striegl18-30-1L-Said Nurmagomedov (KO)
NC-Shunichi Shimizu (NC)
W-Do Gyum Lee (SUB)
73Jamey Simmons7-40-2L-Johnny Munoz (SUB)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Shawn West (SUB)
74Aaron Phillips12-40-3L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
W-Devante Sewell (DEC)
Kris Moutinho
10/23/2021
75Gaetano Pirrello
15-6-10-1L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
W-Enzo Iezzi (TKO)
W-Percy Herrera (TKO)
Douglas Andrade
10/02/2021
76Jesse Strader5-20-1L-Montel Jackson (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (KO)
W-Michael Jackson (TKO)
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)
Alejandro Perez21-8-17-3-1L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
Johnny Eduardo
10/02/2021
Kyung Ho Kang17-86-2W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (DEC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (SUB)
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)
Timur Valiev
10/16/2021
Johnny Eduardo28-123-4L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
Alejandro Perez
10/02/2021
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)
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24 Comments on this post.
  • 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?

  • 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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