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)
2Petr Yan15-27-1L-Aljamain Sterling (DQ)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Urijah Faber (KO)
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)
T.J. Dillashaw
07/24/2021
5Rob Font19-49-3W-Cody Garbrandt (DEC)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Ricky Simon (DEC)
6Marlon Moraes23-8-15-4L-Rob Font (TKO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Merab Dvalishvili
09/25/2021
7Jose Aldo29-711-6W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (DEC)
Pedro Munhoz
08/07/2021
8Frankie Edgar24-9-119-9-1L-Cory Sandhagen (KO)
W-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
9Pedro Munhoz19-59-5W-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
Jose Aldo
08/07/2021
10Cody Garbrandt12-47-4L-Rob Font (DEC)
W-Raphael Assuncao (KO)
L-Pedro Munhoz (TKO)
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
13Jimmie Rivera23-57-4L-Pedro Munhoz (DEC)
W-Cody Stamman (DEC)
L-Petr Yan (DEC)
14Marlon Vera17-7-111-6W-Davey Grant (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
W-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
15Sean O'Malley14-16-1W-Kris Moutinho (TKO)
W-Thomas Almeida (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
16Ricky Simon18-36-2W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
W-Gaetano Pirrello (SUB)
W-Ray Borg (DEC)
17Cody Stamann19-4-15-3-1L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
L-Jimmie Rivera (DEC)
W-Brian Kelleher (DEC)
18Yadong Song14-4-15-1-1L-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Marlon Vera (DEC)
D-Cody Stamann (DEC)
Casey Kenney
08/07/2021
19Casey Kenney16-3-15-2L-Dominick Cruz (DEC)
W-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Heili Alateng (DEC)
Yadong Song
08/07/2021
20Raphael Assuncao27-811-5L-Cody Garbrandt (KO)
L-Cory Sandhagen (DEC)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
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)
23Said Nurmagomedov14-23-1W-Mark Striegl (KO)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
Jack Shore
09/04/2021
24Raulian Paiva21-33-2W-Kyler Phillips (DEC)
W-Zhalgas Zhumagulov (DEC)
W-Mark De La Rosa (KO)
25Kyler Phillips9-23-1L-Raulian Paiva (DEC)
W-Yadong Song (DEC)
W-Cameron Else (TKO)
26Jack Shore14-03-0W-Hunter Azure (DEC)
W-Aaron Phillips (SUB)
W-Nohelin Hernandez (SUB)
Said Nurmagomedov
09/04/2021
27Trevin Jones13-61-0W-Mario Bautista (TKO)
NC-Timur Valiev (NC)
W-Takafumi Otsuka (SUB)
Ronnie Lawrence
07/31/2021
28Rani Yahya27-10-112-4-1W-Ray Rodriguez (SUB)
D-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
Kyung Ho Kang
07/31/2021
29Nathaniel Wood17-54-2L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-John Castaneda (DEC)
L-John Dodson (TKO)
Jonathan Martinez
09/04/2021
30Montel Jackson10-24-2W-Jesse Strader (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Felipe Colares (DEC)
Danaa Batgerel
09/18/2021
31Brian Kelleher22-126-5L-Ricky Simon (DEC)
W-Kevin Natividad (SUB)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
Domingo Pilarte
08/21/2021
32Julio Arce17-44-2W-Andre Ewell (TKO)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
33Chris Gutierrez16-4-24-1-1W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
D-Cody Durden (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (TKO)
Felipe Colares
10/09/2021
34Andre Ewell17-84-4L-Julio Arce (TKO)
L-Chris Gutierrez (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
34Davey Grant12-54-4L-Marlon Vera (DEC)
W-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (KO)
36Jonathan Martinez13-44-3L-Davey Grant (KO)
W-Thomas Almeida (DEC)
W-Frankie Saenz (TKO)
Nathaniel Wood
09/04/2021
37Mario Bautista8-22-2L-Trevin Jones (TKO)
W-Miles Johns (TKO)
W-Jin Soo Son (DEC)
Guido Cannetti
08/28/2021
38Miles Johns11-12-1W-Kevin Natividad (KO)
L-Mario Bautista (TKO)
W-Cole Smith (DEC)
Anderson dos Santos
08/07/2021
39Adrian Yanez14-33-0W-Randy Costa (TKO)
W-Gustavo Lopez (KO)
W-Victor Rodriguez (KO)
40Nathan Maness13-12-0W-Luke Sanders (SUB)
W-Johnny Munoz (DEC)
W-Kellen VanCamp (KO)
41Umar Nurmagomedov13-01-0W-Sergey Morozov (SUB)
W-Braian Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Sidemar Honorio (DEC)
42Tony Gravely21-62-1W-Anthony Birchak (TKO)
W-Geraldo de Freitas (DEC)
L-Brett Johns (SUB)
43John Castaneda18-51-1W-Eddie Wineland (TKO)
L-Nathaniel Wood (DEC)
W-Marcelo Rojo (SUB)
44Hunter Azure9-22-2L-Jack Shore (DEC)
W-Cole Smith (DEC)
L-Brian Kelleher (KO)
45Thomas Almeida22-55-5L-Sean O'Malley (KO)
L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Rob Font (TKO)
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)
48Felipe Corales10-22-2W-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Montel Jackson (DEC)
W-Domingo Pilarte (DEC)
Chris Gutierrez
10/09/2021
49Randy Costa6-22-2L-Adrian Yanez (TKO)
W-Journey Newson (KO)
W-Boston Salmon (TKO)
50Frankie Saenz13-75-5L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
L-Marlon Vera (TKO)
W-Henry Briones (DEC)
51Vince Morales9-51-3L-Chris Gutierrez (TKO)
L-Benito Lopez (DEC)
W-Aiemann Zahabi (DEC)
Drako Rodriguez
08/07/2021
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)
54Khalid Taha14-42-3L-Sergey Morozov (DEC)
L-Raoni Barcelos (DEC)
W-Bruno Silva (SUB)
55Gustavo Lopez12-61-2L-Adrian Yanez (KO)
W-Anthony Birchak (SUB)
L-Merab Dvalishvili (DEC)
56Anderson dos Santos20-81-2W-Martin Day (SUB)
L-Andre Ewell (DEC)
L-Nad Narimani (DEC)
Miles Johns
08/07/2021
57Ode Osbourne9-31-1W-Jerome Rivera (KO)
L-Brian Kelleher (SUB)
W-Armando Villarreal (SUB)
Manel Kape
08/07/2021
58Heili Alateng14-8-12-1L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
W-Ryan Benoit (DEC)
W-Danaa Batgerel (DEC)
59Danaa Batgerel8-22-1W-Kevin Natividad (TKO)
W-Guido Cannetti (KO)
L-Heili Alateng (DEC)
Montel Jackson
09/18/2021
60Ronnie Lawrence7-11-0W-Vince Cachero (TKO)
W-Jose Johnson (DEC)
W-Garrett Armfield (DEC)
61Journey Newson8-31-2L-Randy Costa (KO)
W-Domingo Pilarte (TKO)
L-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
62Tony Kelley6-21-1W-Ali Alqaisi (DEC)
L-Kai Kamaka (DEC)
W-Andy Brossett (SUB)
63Kris Moutinho9-50-1L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Andrew Salas (SUB)
W-Ashiek Ajim (TKO)
64Johnny Munoz10-10-1L-Nathan Maness (DEC)
W-Ian King (SUB)
W-Rentsen Otgontulga (DEC)
Jamey Simmons
08/07/2022
65Cameron Else10-50-1L-Kyler Phillips (TKO)
W-Brad Evans (SUB)
W-Mark Stevens (TKO)
66Kevin Natividad9-30-2L-Danaa Batgerel (TKO)
L-Miles Johns (KO)
W-Kyle Estrada (KO)
67Mark Striegl18-30-1L-Said Nurmagomedov (KO)
NC-Shunichi Shimizu (NC)
W-Do Gyum Lee (SUB)
68Drako Rodriguez7-20-1L-Aiemann Zahabi (KO)
W-Leomana Martinez (SUB)
W-Fard Muhammad (DEC)
Vince Morales
08/07/2021
69Aaron Phillips12-40-3L-Jack Shore (SUB)
W-Ariston Franca (TKO)
W-Devante Sewell (DEC)
70Gaetano Pirrello
15-6-10-1L-Ricky Simon (SUB)
W-Enzo Iezzi (TKO)
W-Percy Herrera (TKO)
Douglas Andrade
10/02/2021
71Jesse Strader5-20-1L-Montel Jackson (TKO)
W-Isaiah Batin-Gonzalez (KO)
W-Michael Jackson (TKO)
Mana Martinez
08/21/2021
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)
Alejandro Perez21-8-17-3-1L-Yadong Song (KO)
L-Cody Stamann (DEC)
W-Eddie Wineland (DEC)
Kyung Ho Kang17-86-2W-Pingyuan Liu (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (DEC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (SUB)
Rani Yahya
07/31/2021
Benito Lopez10-12-1W-Vince Morales (DEC)
L-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
W-Albert Morales (DEC)
Johnny Eduardo28-123-4L-Nathaniel Wood (SUB)
L-Matthew Lopez (TKO)
W-Manny Gamburyan (TKO)
Teruto Ishihara10-7-23-5-1L-Kyung Ho Kang (SUB)
L-Petr Yan (TKO)
L-Jose Quinonez (DEC)
Pingyuan Liu13-72-2L-Kyung Ho Kang (DEC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (KO)
W-Martin Day (DEC)
Mitch Gagnon12-54-4L-Cole Smith (DEC)
L-Matthew Lopez (DEC)
L-Renan Barao (SUB)
Domingo Pilarte8-30-2L-Journey Newson (TKO)
L-Felipe Colares (DEC)
W-Vince Morales (SUB)
Brian Kelleher
08/21/2021
Patrick Williams8-61-3L-Luke Sanders (DEC)
L-Tom Duquesnoy (TKO)
W-Alejandro Perez (SUB)
Kwan Ho Kwak9-20-2L-Russell Doane (TKO)
L-Brett Johns (DEC)
W-Alptekin Ozkilic (DEC)
Guido Cannetti8-52-4L-Danaa Batgerel (KO)
L-Marlon Vera (SUB)
W-Diego Rivas (DEC)
Mario Bautista
08/28/2021
Wuljii Buren9-60-3L-Jonathan Martinez (DEC)
L-Marlon Vera (KO)
L-Rolando Dy (DEC)
Denys Bondar14-10-0W-Kenan Jafarli (SUB)
W-Lev Ambarcumian (SUB)
W-Ghenadie Gitlan (TKO)
Bharat Khandare5-30-1L-Yadong Song (SUB)
L-Ahmed Fares (SUB)
W-Sami Amin (SUB)
Mana Martinez8-20-0W-Jose Johnson (TKO)
W-Casey Jones (TKO)
L-Drako Rodriguez (SUB)
Jess Strader
08/21/2021
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21 Comments on this post.
  • 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

  • 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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