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)
2Petr Yan16-38-2L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
3T.J. Dillashaw17-413-4W-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
W-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
4Jose Aldo31-713-6W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
5Cory Sandhagen14-47-3L-Petr Yan (DEC)
L-T.J. Dillashaw (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
6Marlon Vera19-7-113-6W-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Davey Grant (DEC)
7Rob Font19-69-5L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
8Merab Dvalishvili14-47-2W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-John Dodson (DEC)
9Dominick Cruz24-37-2W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
L-Henry Cejudo (TKO)
10Yadong Song18-4-18-1-1W-Marlon Moraes (KO)
W-Julio Arce (TKO)
W-Casey Kenney (DEC)
11Frankie Edgar24-10-119-10-1L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
12Pedro Munhoz19-79-7L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Sean O'Malley
07/02/2022
13Sean O'Malley15-17-1W-Raulian Paiva (TKO)
W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
Pedro Munhoz
07/02/2022
14Ricky Simon19-37-2W-Raphael Assuncao (TKO)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
15Jack Shore16-05-0W-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
16Raulian Paiva21-43-3L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
Sergey Morozov
06/25/2022
17Kyler Phillips10-24-1W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
18Umar Nurmagomedov14-02-0W-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
Nate Maness
06/25/2022
19Timur Valiev18-32-1L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
20Victor Henry22-51-0W-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Albert Morales (SUB)
L-Denis Lavrentyev (DEC)
21Raoni Barcelos16-35-2L-Victor Henry (DEC)
L-Timur Valiev (DEC)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
22Said Nurmagomedov15-24-1W-Cody Stamann (SUB)
W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
Douglas Andrade
07/09/2022
23Cody Stamann19-5-15-4-1L-Said Nurmagomedov (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
Eddie Wineland
06/18/2022
24Raphael Assuncao27-911-6L-Ricky Simon (TKO)
L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
25Rani Yahya28-10-113-4-1W-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Cody Garbrandt
07/09/2022
26Douglas Andrade28-46-4W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (KO)
L-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
Said Nurmagomedov
07/09/2022
27Casey Kenney16-4-15-3L-Yadong Song (DEC)
L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
28Chris Gutierrez18-4-26-1-1W-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
29Montel Jackson11-25-2W-J.P. Buys (DEC)
W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
30Brian Kelleher24-138-6L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
31Nathan Maness14-13-0W-Tony Gravely (TKO)
W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
Umar Nurmagomedov
06/25/2022
32Adrian Yanez15-34-0W-Davey Grant (DEC)
W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
Tony Kelley
06/18/2022
33Julio Arce18-55-3W-Daniel Santos (DEC)
L-Yadong Song (TKO)
W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
34John Castaneda19-52-1W-Miles Johns (SUB)
W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
35Davey Grant12-64-5L-Adrian Yanez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
Louis Smolka
05/14/2022
36Jonathan Martinez15-46-3W-Alejandro Perez (DEC)
W-Zviad Lazishvili (DEC)
L-Davey Grant (KO)
Vince Morales
05/21/2022
37Javid Basharat12-01-0W-Trevin Jones (DEC)
W-Oron Kahlon (SUB)
W-Alexander Bezkorovayny (SUB)
38Saidyokub Kakhramonov9-21-0W-Trevin Jones (SUB)
W-Tycen Lynn (KO)
W-Askar Askar (KO)
Ronnie Lawrence
07/09/2022
39Trevin Jones13-81-2L-Javid Basharat (DEC)
L-Saidyokub Kakhramonov (SUB)
W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
40Mario Bautista9-23-2W-Jay Perrin (DEC)
L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
W-Miles Johns (TKO)
41Alejandro Perez22-9-18-4-1L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
W-Johnny Eduardo (SUB)
L-Yadong Song (KO)
42Miles Johns12-23-2L-John Castenada (SUB)
W-Anderson dos Santos (KO)
W-Kevin Natividad (KO)
43Tony Gravely22-73-2W-Saimon Oliveira (DEC)
L-Nathan Maness (TKO)
W-Anthony Birchak (TKO)
Johnny Munoz
06/04/2022
44Heili Alateng15-8-23-1-1W-Kevin Croom (TKO)
D-Gustavo Lopez (DEC)
L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
45Vince Morales11-53-3W-Louis Smolka (KO)
W-Drako Rodriguez (DEC)
L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
Jonathan Martinez
05/21/2022
46Sergey Morozov17-61-2L-Douglas Andrade (SUB)
W-Khalid Taha (DEC)
L-Umar Nurmagomedov (SUB)
Raulian Paiva
06/25/2022
47Felipe Colares10-32-3L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
Chase Hooper
05/21/2022
48Danaa Batgerel9-33-2L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
W-Brandon Davis (TKO)
W-Kevin Natividad (TKO)
Kyung Ho Kang
06/11/2022
49Eddie Wineland24-15-16-9L-John Castaneda (TKO)
L-Sean O'Malley (KO)
W-Grigory Popov (KO)
Cody Stamann
06/18/2022
50Kyung Ho Kang17-96-3L-Rani Yahya (DEC)
W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (DEC)
Danaa Batgerel
06/11/2022
51Louis Smolka17-88-8L-Vince Morales (KO)
W-Jose Quinonez (TKO)
L-Casey Kenney (SUB)
Davey Grant
05/14/2022
52Aiemann Zahabi8-22-2W-Drako Rodriguez (KO)
L-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Ricardo Ramos (KO)
53Tony Kelley7-22-1W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Ali Alqaisi (DEC)
L-Kai Kamaka (DEC)
Adrian Yanez
06/18/2022
54Ronnie Lawrence8-12-0W-Mana Martinez (DEC)
W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
W-Jose Johnson (DEC)
Saidyokub Kakhramonov
07/09/2022
55Khalid Taha14-42-3L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
56Brandon Davis14-92-6L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
W-Josh Huber (TKO)
W-Rey Trujillo (DEC)
57Randy Costa6-32-3L-Tony Kelley (TKO)
L-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Journey Newson (KO)
58Mana Martinez9-31-1L-Ronnie Lawrence (DEC)
W-Guido Cannetti (DEC)
W-Jose Johnson (TKO)
59Ricky Turcios11-21-0W-Brady Hiestand (DEC)
W-Liudvik Sholinian (DEC)
W-Daniel Argueta (DEC)
60Chad Anheliger12-51-0W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
W-Muin Gafurov (DEC)
W-Brady Hiestand (TKO)
61Brady Hiestand5-20-1L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Vince Murdock (TKO)
W-Joshua Rettinghouse (DEC)
62Guido Cannetti9-63-5W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
L-Mana Martinez (DEC)
L-Danaa Batgerel (KO)
63Johnny Munoz11-11-1W-Jamey Simmons (DEC)
L-Nathan Maness (DEC)
W-Ian King (SUB)
Tony Gravely
06/04/2022
64Qileng Aori19-91-2W-Cameron Else (TKO)
L-Cody Durden (DEC)
L-Jeff Molina (DEC)
65Journey Newson9-32-2W-Fernando Garcia (DEC)
L-Randy Costa (KO)
W-Domingo Pilarte (TKO)
66Kevin Croom22-151-3L-Heili Alateng (TKO)
L-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
L-Alex Caceres (DEC)
67Liudvik Sholinian9-2-10-1L-Jack Shore (DEC)
L-Ricky Turcios (DEC)
W-Mitch Raposo (DEC)
68Saimon Oliveira18-40-1L-Tony Gravely (DEC)
W-Jose Alday (DEC)
W-Wataru Mimura (SUB)
69Kevin Natividad9-30-2L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Kyle Estrada (KO)
70Kris Moutinho9-60-2L-Guido Cannetti (TKO)
L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Andrew Salas (SUB)
71J.P. Buys9-40-2L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
L-Bruno Silva (TKO)
W-Jacob Silva (SUB)
Cody Durden
06/25/2022
72Daniel Santos8-20-1L-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Zhunus Nizambek (SUB)
W-Henrique Fantini (TKO)
73Marcelo Rojo16-80-2L-Kyler Phillips (SUB)
L-Charles Jourdain (TKO)
W-Victor Madrigal (KO)
74Fernando Garcia10-20-1L-Journey Newson (DEC)
W-Joshua Weems (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (DEC)
75Jay Perrin10-50-1L-Mario Bautista (DEC)
W-Josh Smith (SUB)
W-Diego Silva (DEC)
76Cameron Else10-60-2L-Qileng Aori (TKO)
L-Kyler Phillips (TKO)
W-Brad Evans (SUB)
77Jesse Strader5-30-2L-Chad Anheliger (TKO)
L-Montel Jackson (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (KO)
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)
Nathaniel Wood17-54-2L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
Benito Lopez10-12-1W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
Frankie Saenz13-75-5L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
Pingyuan Liu13-72-2L-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
Aaron Phillips12-40-3L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
W-Devante Sewell (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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33 Comments on this post.
  • 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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