Issue Date: 9/14/2014 (Official Release: #392)

Bantamweight (130.0-138.0 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank [Overall] Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1 [4]
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 16-3-0
224
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#38 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
2 [5]
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-3-0
206
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 BW] Anthony Leone
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 BW] Joe Warren
3 [6]
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 14-4-1
185
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#64 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
4 [10]
US Joe Warren  (37) 11-3-0
156
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 BW] Rafael Silva
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
5 [16]
US Robert Emerson  (33) 17-10-0
121
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#87 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
6 [18]
US Jimmie Rivera   14-1-0
113
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#165 BW] Cody Stevens
Next Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#163 BW] Anthony Durnell
7 [22]
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
105
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
 
8 [25]
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 18-3-1
99
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#167 BW] Paulo Robinson
 
9 [26]
US Travis Marx  (36) 21-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
10 [28]
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 21-4-0
93
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
11 [29]
BR Renato Carneiro   8-0-1
91
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#132 BW] Ismael Bonfim
 
12 [30]
US L.C. Davis  (33) 22-6-0
91
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#114 BW] Zeilton Rodrigues
 
13 [35]
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
84
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#76 BW] James Brum
 
14 [37]
US Luke Sanders  (28) 8-0-0
83
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#224 BW] Darrick Minner
 
15 [38]
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-3-2
82
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#4 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
16 [39]
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (22) 9-5-0
80
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Issei Tamura
 
17 [40]
US Jesse Brock   18-8-0
80
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Front Street Fights] vs  [NR] Omar Avelar
 
18 [42]
US Kevin Croom   14-6-0
79
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#40 BW] Jesse Brock
 
19 [44]
US Anthony Leone  (27) 13-7-0
74
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
20 [46]
BR Fabiano Silva da Conceicao  (26) 23-6-1
72
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#127 BW] Rivaldo Junior
Next Fight: 9/21/2014 [Fatality Arena] vs [NR] Jamilson Silva
21 [48]
BR Thomas Almeida  (23) 17-0-0
70
Last Fight: 6/20/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs Unranked Opponent
 
22 [49]
FI Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas  (30) 9-2-0
69
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [The Cage] vs  [#138 BW] Tymoteusz Swiatek
 
23 [50]
UK Mike Wootten   8-0-0
69
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#276 BW] Antoine Gallinaro
 
24 [51]
CA Josh Hill  (27) 10-0-0
69
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Mike Adams
 
25 [52]
KR Dae Hwan Kim  (27) 10-0-1
69
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#72 BW] Kevin Belingon
 
26 [56]
FI Toni Tauru   10-1-1
67
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#128 BW] Cory Tait
 
27 [59]
BR Francisco de Lima Maciel  (26) 9-2-1
65
Last Fight: 5/29/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs  [NR] Eduardo de Souza Silva
 
28 [60]
US Anthony Birchak  (28) 11-1-0
64
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [MaximumFC] vs  [#241 FW] Tito Jones
 
29 [61]
US Austin Lyons  (26) 12-3-0
64
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#178 BW] Jonathan Brookins
 
30 [62]
US Jeremiah Labiano   8-2-0
63
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [West Coast Fighting Championships] vs  [#78 BW] Tyson Nam
 
31 [63]
US Melvin Blumer  (32) 11-2-0
63
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [American Predator Fighting Championships] vs  [#257 BW] Dennis Dombrow
 
32 [64]
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (29) 18-5-4
62
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Trevor Ward
 
33 [65]
US Brandon Hempleman   10-2-0
62
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#107 BW] Alexis Vila
 
34 [66]
JP Takafumi Otsuka  (28) 17-12-1
62
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#85 BW] Kenji Osawa
Next Fight: 10/26/2014 [DEEP] vs [#250 BW] Toshinori Tsunemura
35 [67]
FR Magomed Bibulatov  (26) 7-0-0
61
Last Fight: 6/22/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#262 BW] Said Nurmagomedov
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#418 LW] Olivier Pastor
36 [70]
BR Marcelo Costa  (35) 10-2-1
59
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs Unranked Opponent
 
37 [71]
JP Koetsu Okazaki  (35) 10-3-1
59
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#137 BW] Yusup Saadulaev
 
38 [72]
PH Kevin Belingon  (26) 12-4-0
58
Last Fight: 3/14/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#52 BW] Dae Hwan Kim
 
39 [73]
JP Yuta Nezu  (32) 16-7-1
58
Last Fight: 3/16/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#237 BW] Kota Onojima
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [Shooto] vs [#293 FW] Keita Ishibashi
40 [74]
JP Motonobu Tezuka  (27) 23-8-5
58
Last Fight: 9/07/2014 [HEAT] vs  [#297 BW] Kazuma Sone
 
41 [75]
US Josh Rettinghouse  (24) 10-3-0
58
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#6 BW] Marlon Moraes
 
42 [76]
UK James Brum  (27) 14-3-0
57
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#35 BW] Brett Johns
 
43 [77]
ZA Demarte Pena  (24) 9-0-0
57
Last Fight: 7/03/2014 [Extreme FC Africa] vs Unranked Opponent
Next Fight: 10/02/2014 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [NR] Francois Groenewald
44 [78]
US Tyson Nam  (30) 12-7-0
57
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [West Coast Fighting Championships] vs  [#62 BW] Jeremiah Labiano
 
45 [79]
KR Yun Jun Lee   7-2-0
56
Last Fight: 8/17/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#263 BW] Thiago Luis Bonifacio Silva
 
46 [80]
MX Antonio Duarte   18-5-0
56
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [UWC (Mexico)] vs  [NR] Marco Beristain
 
47 [81]
JP Taichi Nakajima  (25) 9-3-1
56
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#169 BW] Marcio Cesar
 
48 [83]
US Pablo Alfonso  (31) 9-6-0
55
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#64 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
49 [84]
BR Diego Davella  (26) 12-4-0
55
Last Fight: 8/03/2014 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Andre Lourenco
 
50 [85]
JP Kenji Osawa  (37) 20-11-2
55
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#66 BW] Takafumi Otsuka
 
Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300

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    • jcs says:

      Yes, winning against quality competition.

    • Gui says:

      In Australia we have Quite a few Bantamweights that deserve to be ranked here. Aden Hawke is 4-1 (4 in a row), Ben Ngyuen, Shantaram Maharaj, all have fought in the last 6 months but are not featured? Are there other qualifing parameters other than actually winning fights in the past year??

    • Frankie Bollinger says:

      Bollinger moving to feather weight
      please feel free to underestimate us there
      thank you

    • jcs says:

      We included TUF bouts in the ratings computation (at a slightly reduced effect) retroactively.. a few months ago.

    • Chromium says:

      Um, any particular reason Chris Holdsworth is #15? Because looking at his record I can’t make heads or tails of it. He’s 6-0. His best win is Chico Camus, who is #76, and Davey Grant, who is #128, and he doesn’t seem to have fought higher than Featherweight (I could be wrong), or fought anyone notable on the indies. Were his Ultimate Fighter house wins counted or something?

    • Bryan says:

      The UFC told him to drop down to 135, cause they need more in that division. I say we should see him there soon.

    • jcs says:

      I’ll look at it… He has dropped two divisions really quickly AND with wins. Very unusual situation.

    • Aaron says:

      Yeah, how did that happen? It would be tough to convince me that he could beat anyone else in the top 50.

    • oleg says:

      Woah, Rob Emerson lands at 7? Not a name I though I’d ever see in the bantamweight Top 10…


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