Bantamweight

Bantamweight (130.0-138.0 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)
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Rank [Overall] Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1 [5]
US Darrion Caldwell  (30) 12-1-0
354
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 BW] Leandro Higo
 
2 [10]
JP Kyoji Horiguchi  (27) 24-2-0
242
Last Fight: 5/06/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#312 BW] Ian McCall
 
3 [11]
BR Eduardo Dantas  (29) 20-5-0
228
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Darrion Caldwell
Next Fight: 7/13/2018 [Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup] vs [#39 BW] Michael McDonald
4 [16]
GU Joe Taimanglo  (33) 24-8-1
156
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 BW] Joe Warren
 
5 [18]
BR Leandro Higo  (29) 18-4-0
153
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
6 [24]
US Joe Warren  (41) 15-7-0
138
Last Fight: 3/02/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
7 [26]
CA Jesse Arnett  (33) 15-4-0
130
Last Fight: 5/04/2018 [TKO] vs  [NR] Sebastian Ruiz
 
8 [27]
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (33) 25-7-4
125
Last Fight: 12/31/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#10 BW] Kyoji Horiguchi
 
9 [28]
BR Rafael Silva  (33) 29-6-0
125
Last Fight: 5/20/2018 [Pancrase] vs  [#59 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
10 [31]
RU Petr Yan  (25) 8-1-0
124
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#97 BW] Matheus Mattos
 
11 [32]
RU Rustam Kerimov   11-0-0
124
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#62 BW] Oleg Borisov
 
12 [33]
MX Erik Perez  (28) 18-6-0
122
Last Fight: 4/20/2018 [Combate Americas] vs  [#236 BW] D.J. Fuentes
 
13 [35]
KR Soo Chul Kim  (26) 16-5-1
120
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#404 FW] Min Woo Kim
 
14 [36]
RU Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev   23-4-0
120
Last Fight: 4/01/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#75 BW] Mikhail Malyutin
 
15 [37]
RU Timur Valiev  (28) 12-2-0
114
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#103 BW] Josenaldo Silva
Next Fight: 6/07/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#92 FW] Max Coga
16 [39]
US Michael McDonald  (27) 18-4-0
112
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#173 BW] Peter Ligier
Next Fight: 7/13/2018 [Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup] vs [#11 BW] Eduardo Dantas
17 [40]
RU Movsar Evloev   9-0-0
112
Last Fight: 2/22/2018 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#155 BW] Sergey Morozov
 
18 [45]
RU Magomed Magomedov  (26) 14-2-0
105
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#185 BW] Edgars Skrivers
 
19 [47]
RU Said Nurmagomedov  (26) 11-1-0
104
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#416 FW] Luis Alberto Nogueira
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#37 FLW] Justin Scoggins
20 [50]
US Robert Emerson  (36) 19-12-0
95
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#150 BW] Shamil Shakhbulatov
 
21 [51]
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (27) 19-1-0
93
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Donavon Frelow
Next Fight: 6/07/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#34 FW] Lance Palmer
22 [53]
JP Michinori Tanaka  (27) 12-3-0
91
Last Fight: 10/29/2017 [Grandslam MMA] vs  [#142 BW] Rogerio Bontorin
 
23 [54]
AU Reece McLaren  (26) 11-5-0
91
Last Fight: 3/09/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#289 BW] Gianni Subba
 
24 [56]
BR Adriano Moraes  (29) 17-2-0
87
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#490 FW] Danny Kingad
 
25 [58]
US Raufeon Stots  (29) 9-1-0
87
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Arnold Berdon
Next Fight: 6/01/2018 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#224 BW] Emeka Ifekandu
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220 Comments

  1. aa. May 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm Reply

    For some reason the upcoming Bellator fight between Michael McDonald and Eduardo Dantas is showing up being held in whatever Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup is

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  3. Iverbure November 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm Reply

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  4. jcs June 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Alaoui is on the cusp of the list… mid 20s in points.

  5. marty June 27, 2016 at 8:54 pm Reply

    how many pts does Xavier Alaoui have? he’s 7-0 granted against mostly debuting fighters? I suspect he will be fighting on a bigger show soon with Firas as his coach

  6. jcs March 28, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply

    Because Kelleher has more points than Garbrandt.

    For better or for worse, Sherdog is our main data source.

  7. Austin March 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Why is brian kelleher ranked higher than Cody garbrandt. And Dominic mazzota hasn’t been updated lately

  8. WSOF 28: Questionable Matchmaking for Moraes February 13, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

    […] 9th in Fightmatrix’s bantamweight rankings and is 10-0 in his past ten fights, including an 8-0 Decagon record. When the World Series of […]

  9. jcs December 23, 2015 at 10:09 am Reply

    The “low ranked” Leandro Issa? Isn’t/Wasn’t Issa ranked above Sirwan? Saenz’s win was a split decision as well.

    When a consistently much lower ranked fighter wins over a consistently much higher ranked fighter, that winning fighter’s new ranking is volatile.

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