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 Sterling21-313-3W-Petr Yan (DEC)
W-Petr Yan (DQ)
W-Cory Sandhagen (SUB)
T.J. Dillashaw
10/22/2022
2Petr Yan16-38-2L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
Sean O'Malley
10/22/2022
3T.J. Dillashaw17-413-4W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
Aljamain Sterling
10/22/2022
4Marlon Vera20-7-114-6W-Dominick Cruz (KO)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
5Cory Sandhagen15-48-3W-Yadong Song (TKO)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
6Merab Dvalishvili15-48-2W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
7Jose Aldo31-813-7L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
8Rob Font19-69-5L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
9Ricky Simon20-38-2W-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
10Dominick Cruz24-47-3L-Marlon Vera (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
11Yadong Song18-5-18-2-1L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Julio Arce (TKO)
12Frankie Edgar24-10-119-10-1L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
13Pedro Munhoz19-79-7NC-Sean O'Malley (NC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
14Sean O'Malley15-17-1NC-Pedro Munhoz (NC)
W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
Petr Yan
10/22/2022
15Umar Nurmagomedov15-03-0W-Nate Maness (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
16Jack Shore16-15-1L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
W-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
17Victor Henry22-51-0W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
Raphael Assuncao
10/15/2022
18Raoni Barcelos16-35-2L-Victor Henry (DEC)
L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
Trevin Jones
10/01/2022
19Said Nurmagomedov16-25-1W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Mark Striegl (KO)
20Kyler Phillips10-24-1W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
21Cody Stamann20-5-16-4-1W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Said Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
22Casey Kenney16-4-15-3L-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
23Raphael Assuncao27-911-6L-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
Victor Henry
10/15/2022
24Rani Yahya28-10-113-4-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Cody Garbrandt
10/01/2022
25Douglas Andrade28-56-5L-Said Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
26Javid Basharat13-02-0W-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
W-Oron Kahlon (SUB)
27Adrian Yanez16-35-0W-Tony Kelley (TKO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Randy Costa (TKO)
28Mario Bautista10-24-2W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Jay Perrin (DEC)
L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
Benito Lopez
11/05/2022
29Chris Gutierrez18-4-26-1-1W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
30Montel Jackson11-25-2W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
31Brian Kelleher24-148-7L-Mario Bautista (SUB)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
32Julio Arce18-55-3W-Daniel Santos (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
33Davey Grant13-65-5W-Louis Smolka (KO)
L-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
34Jonathan Martinez16-47-3W-Vince Morales (DEC)
W-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
W-Zviad Lazishvili (DEC)
Cub Swanson
10/15/2022
35Sergey Morozov18-62-2W-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
L-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
36Raulian Paiva21-53-4L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
37John Castaneda19-52-1W-Miles Johns (SUB)
W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
Daniel Santos
10/01/2022
38Nathan Maness14-23-1L-Umar Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Tony Gravely (TKO)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
Tagir Ulanbekov
11/05/2022
39Saidyokub Kakhramonov10-22-0W-Ronnie Lawrence (DEC)
W-Trevin Jones (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (KO)
40Trevin Jones13-81-2L-Javid Basharat (DEC)
L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
Raoni Barcelos
10/01/2022
41Heili Alateng16-8-24-1-1W-Chad Anheliger (DEC)
W-Kevin Croom (TKO)
D-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
42Alejandro Perez22-9-18-4-1L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
L-Yadong Song (KO)
43Kyung Ho Kang18-97-3W-Danaa Batgerel (DEC)
L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
44Aiemann Zahabi9-23-2W-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
45Tony Gravely23-84-3L-Javid Basharat (DEC)
W-Johnny Munoz (KO)
W-Saimon Oliveira (DEC)
46Ronnie Lawrence8-22-1L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (DEC)
W-Mana Martinez (DEC)
W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
47Mana Martinez9-31-1L-Ronnie Lawrence (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (DEC)
W-Jose Johnson (TKO)
Brandon Davis
10/15/2022
48Ricky Turcios11-31-1L-Aiemann Zahabi (DEC)
W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
Kevin Natividad
11/19/2022
49Danaa Batgerel9-43-3L-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
W-Brandon Davis (TKO)
50Randy Costa6-32-3L-Tony Kelley (TKO)
L-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Journey Newson (KO)
Guido Cannetti
10/01/2022
51Journey Newson9-32-2W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
L-Randy Costa (KO)
W-Domingo Pilarte (TKO)
52Vince Morales11-63-4L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Louis Smolka (KO)
W-Drako Rodriguez (DEC)
53Cristian Quinonez18-30-0W-Khalid Taha (TKO)
W-Long Xiao (DEC)
W-Adonilton Matos (DEC)
54Chad Anheliger12-61-1L-Heili Alateng (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
55Brandon Davis14-92-6L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Josh Huber (TKO)
W-Rey Trujillo (DEC)
Mana Martinez
10/15/2022
56Brady Hiestand5-20-1L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Vince Murdock (TKO)
W-Joshua Rettinghouse (DEC)
Fernando Garcia
11/19/2022
57Johnny Munoz11-21-2L-Tony Gravely (KO)
W-Jamey Simmons (DEC)
L-Nathan Maness (DEC)
Liudvik Sholinian
11/05/2022
58Guido Cannetti9-63-5W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
L-Mana Martinez (DEC)
L-Danaa Batgerel (KO)
Randy Costa
10/01/2022
59Qileng Aori20-92-2W-Jay Perrin (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
L-Cody Durden (DEC)
60Da'Mon Blackshear12-4-10-0-1D-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Josh Smith (SUB)
W-Deandre Anderson (SUB)
61Liudvik Sholinian9-2-10-1L-Jack Shore (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Mitch Raposo (DEC)
Johnny Munoz
11/05/2022
62Saimon Oliveira18-40-1L-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Jose Alday (DEC)
W-Wataru Mimura (SUB)
63Marcelo Rojo16-80-2L-Kyler Phillips (SUB)
L-Charles Jourdain (TKO)
W-Victor Madrigal (KO)
Francis Marshall
09/03/2022
64Fernando Garcia10-20-1L-Journey Newson (DEC)
W-Joshua Weems (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (DEC)
Brady Hiestand
11/19/2022
65Jay Perrin10-60-2L-Qileng Aori (DEC)
L-Mario Bautista (DEC)
W-Josh Smith (SUB)
66Daniel Santos8-20-1L-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Zhunus Nizambek (SUB)
W-Henrique Fantini (TKO)
John Castaneda
10/01/2022
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)
Benito Lopez10-12-1W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
Mario Bautista
11/05/2022
Taylor Lapilus18-33-1W-Demarte Pena (TKO)
W-Wilson Reis (DEC)
W-Marcos Breno (DEC)
Frankie Saenz13-75-5L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
Francis Marshall6-00-0W-Connor Matthews (DEC)
W-Mike Lawrence (SUB)
W-Rey Trujillo (DEC)
Marcelo Rojo
09/03/2022
Kevin Natividad9-30-2L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Kyle Estrada (KO)
Ricky Turcios
11/19/2022
Aaron Phillips12-40-3L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
W-Devante Sewell (DEC)
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Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
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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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36 Comments on this post.
  • 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

  • BANTEN
    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!

  • 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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