Issue Date: 7/26/2015 (Official Release: #442)

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 | 301-350

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (29) 12-2-0
517
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Renan Barao
 
2
 
BR Renan Barao  (28) 33-3-0
284
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (36) 32-8-0
275
Last Fight: 5/16/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Frankie Edgar
 
4
 
US Dominick Cruz  (29) 20-1-0
242
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
5
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (35) 18-3-0
228
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#60 BW] Toni Tauru
 
6
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (33) 23-4-0
212
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
7
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (26) 17-4-0
198
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 FW] Mike Richman
 
8
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (27) 14-4-1
192
Last Fight: 2/12/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#50 BW] Josh Hill
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#79 BW] Sheymon da Silva Moraes
9
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 17-6-1
174
Last Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 BW] Joe Warren
 
10
 
US Manny Gamburyan  (34) 15-8-0
169
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#99 BW] Scott Jorgensen
 
11
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (25) 11-0-0
155
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
12
 
US Frankie Saenz  (34) 10-2-0
150
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
13
 
US Joe Warren  (38) 12-4-0
145
Last Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Marcos Galvao
 
14
 
BR Rani Yahya  (30) 21-8-0
143
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#37 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
15
7
US Bryan Caraway  (30) 20-7-0
137
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#43 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
16
1
US Jimmie Rivera  (26) 17-1-0
136
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#87 BW] Marcus Brimage
 
17
1
BR Iuri Alcantara  (34) 31-6-0
133
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Frankie Saenz
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#44 BW] Leandro Issa
18
1
BR Thomas Almeida  (23) 19-0-0
130
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 BW] Brad Pickett
 
19
1
US Darrion Caldwell  (27) 7-0-0
124
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 BW] Rafael Silva
 
20
1
US Rob Font   11-1-0
120
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#51 BW] George Roop
 
21
1
BR Rafael Silva  (30) 22-5-0
115
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
22
1
BR John Lineker  (25) 25-7-0
115
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 FLW] Ian McCall
 
23
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 27-9-0
112
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
24
1
US Francisco Rivera  (33) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#64 BW] Alex Caceres
 
25
1
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (31) 20-9-2
111
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
26
 
US Luke Sanders  (29) 10-0-0
111
Last Fight: 5/08/2015 [AXS TV Fights] vs  [#136 BW] Terrion Ware
 
27
 
US Chris Holdsworth   6-0-0
109
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 FLW] Chico Camus
 
28
 
CA Mitch Gagnon  (30) 12-3-0
108
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Renan Barao
 
29
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (28) 12-1-0
100
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
30
 
UK Brett Johns  (23) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#83 BW] Anthony Gutierrez
 
31
 
KR Kyung Ho Kang  (27) 13-7-0
95
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
32
 
JP Michinori Tanaka  (24) 10-1-0
94
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Kyung Ho Kang
 
33
 
US Robert Emerson  (33) 16-11-0
92
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#21 BW] Rafael Silva
 
34
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (31) 21-6-1
92
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#150 BW] Antonio Duarte
 
35
 
US Jesse Brock   21-8-0
91
Last Fight: 7/03/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#170 BW] Joe Murphy
 
36
1
US L.C. Davis  (34) 23-6-0
89
Last Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#174 BW] Hideo Tokoro
 
37
1
JP Masanori Kanehara  (32) 25-12-5
88
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Rani Yahya
 
38
1
US Brian Kelleher  (28) 13-7-0
87
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#235 BW] Jay Haas
 
39
1
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (37) 19-4-2
86
Last Fight: 7/05/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#57 BW] Luis Alberto Nogueira
 
40
7
KR Soo Chul Kim  (23) 11-5-0
86
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#207 BW] Taiyo Nakahara
 
41
 
US Cody Garbrandt  (24) 7-0-0
86
Last Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#180 BW] Enrique Briones
 
42
 
US Jerrod Sanders  (34) 15-3-0
85
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#47 BW] Russell Doane
 
43
7
US Eddie Wineland  (31) 21-11-1
84
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
44
1
BR Leandro Issa  (31) 13-4-0
83
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#145 BW] Yuta Sasaki
Next Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 BW] Iuri Alcantara
45
1
US Victor Henry  (28) 10-1-0
83
Last Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#148 BW] Taichi Nakajima
 
46
1
US Kevin Croom   15-6-0
79
Last Fight: 1/17/2015 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [#338 BW] Jacob Akin
 
47
1
US Russell Doane  (28) 14-5-0
77
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
48
 
FR Magomed Bibulatov  (26) 9-0-0
76
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#288 BW] Eduardo Felipe
 
49
 
PH Kevin Belingon  (27) 13-4-0
75
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#100 BW] Koetsu Okazaki
 
50
1
CA Josh Hill  (28) 11-1-0
74
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [Global FC] vs  [#168 BW] Josh Rettinghouse
 

Issue Date: 7/26/2015 (Official Release: #442)

Previous Official Release: 7/19/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#72] Ramiro Hernandez+, [#149] Kenji Osawa*, [#182] Matt Rizzo-, [#330] Tomohiko Hori!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350




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    • jcs says:

      Tokoro’s rating is more established and lost a split. Bowles was coming off a loss to Cruz, year of inactivity, win over relatively poor opposition (Page), good win over Mizugaki, but got KO’d. That’s one quality performance since fall 2009 — over 2 years. The rating you see are primary ratings, there are other metrics we utilize. If you don’t like the site, don’t bother visiting. The only way in which you can reference direct head-to-head results in this system is if the fight was both fighters’ most recent fight, otherwise, it can’t be the major portion of your argument.

    • TLC says:

      Looking back, Banhuevos literally had 66 points before beating Tokoro, yet Tokoro losing had around the same, possibly even smaller effect of losing to Banhuevos than Bowles did to Faber. Nice.

    • TLC says:

      Consistent, fair? The ranking system is an abomination at this point.

      So let me get this straight, Bowles drops an immense 8 spots, and over 30 points for losing to Faber who’s ranked 3. But Tokoro barely drops losing to Antonio ****ing Banuelos? Who btw skyrockets all the way up to 8 to outrank a guy in Torres who has just crushed him a fight prior. AWESOME.

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    • jcs says:

      I see no issue with the current ranking of Bowles, given the positions of Torres, Mizugaki, and his recent performance against Faber. If you want to argue that Banuelos and Tokoro are too high, than that is something entirely different. Warren and Fernandes are comparable situations as they recently moved downward in division. These rankings aren’t division-specific.. fighters take their points with them when they move divisions. If you want to make your own rankings, please feel free — the Internet is large enough for the both of us. BTW, you are aware that software generates these rankings right? The software isn’t perfect, but it’s consistent and fair.

    • air rider 4 says:

      bowles should have only been dropped one spot, two the most. He lost to faber who was rated above him and he drops 8 spots but guys like vila makovsky fernandes tokoro and banuelos and warren are all in the top 10? not to be rude, but sometimes these rankings really confuse me especially when especially fernandes hasnt beaten anybody of relevance. hansen was not that relevant when they fought. torres jorgensen bowles and johnson should be in the top 10. but tbh i should make my own rankings based on guys who beat worthy oppenents rather than guys who crush cans in japan and even in bellator, though makaovsky could be at 11 the most

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    • TLC says:

      Just as I start to get the feeling that the divisons are going to sort themselves out and actually look like a ranking that isn’t utterly ridiculous, Antonio Buenuelos manages to sneak past fighters like Torres, Johnson and Jorgensen.

      Not to mention, a fighter in Torres who completely embarrased Buenelos and booted his scrub ass out of the UFC. Sad.

    • jcs says:

      When a fighter moves divisions, they take their points with them. When they move down, they get a slight boost. Feather is stronger than Bantam and it is why Bibiano is so highly rated.


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