Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

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

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
BR Renan Barao  (27) 32-1-0
463
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#13 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
2
 
US Urijah Faber  (34) 30-7-0
245
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Renan Barao
 
3
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 BW] Anthony Leone
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 BW] Joe Warren
4
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 15-3-0
197
Last Fight: 10/18/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#40 BW] Soo-Chul Kim
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#32 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
5
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (31) 22-4-0
174
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Pedro Munhoz
 
6
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (25) 13-4-1
160
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#72 BW] Josh Rettinghouse
 
7
NR
US Robert Emerson  (32) 16-10-0
152
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#80 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
8
1
US Eddie Wineland  (29) 21-9-1
151
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 BW] Yves Jabouin
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Johnny Eduardo
9
1
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (30) 19-7-2
150
Last Fight: 12/07/2013 [UFC] vs  [#96 BW] Nam Phan
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#16 BW] Francisco Rivera
10
1
US Joe Warren  (37) 10-3-0
145
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 BW] Travis Marx
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#3 BW] Eduardo Dantas
11
1
BR Iuri Alcantara  (33) 29-5-0
142
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 BW] Wilson Reis
 
12
1
US Michael McDonald  (23) 16-3-0
138
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Urijah Faber
 
13
1
US T.J. Dillashaw  (28) 9-2-0
137
Last Fight: 1/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 BW] Mike Easton
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] Renan Barao
14
1
US Bryan Caraway  (29) 18-6-0
122
Last Fight: 4/27/2013 [UFC] vs  [#67 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
15
1
BR Marcos Galvao  (32) 15-6-1
121
Last Fight: 11/15/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#218 BW] Tom McKenna
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Thomas Vasquez
16
1
US Francisco Rivera  (32) 10-2-0
119
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#36 BW] George Roop
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
17
1
US Alex Caceres  (25) 10-5-0
112
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 BW] Sergio Pettis
 
18
1
BR Wilson Reis  (29) 17-5-0
107
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
19
1
US Jimmie Rivera   13-1-0
105
Last Fight: 9/14/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#118 FLW] Sidemar Honorio
 
20
1
CA Mitch Gagnon  (29) 10-2-0
104
Last Fight: 9/21/2013 [UFC] vs  [#66 BW] Dustin Kimura
Next Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs [#135 FW] Tim Gorman
21
1
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 21-3-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 BW] Anthony Leone
 
22
1
JP Kyoji Horiguchi  (23) 12-1-0
103
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#104 BW] Dustin Pague
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs [#43 FLW] Darrell Montague
23
NR
BR Rani Yahya  (29) 19-8-0
99
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#67 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
24
2
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 17-3-1
98
Last Fight: 1/31/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [NR] Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva
 
25
2
US Travis Marx  (36) 21-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
26
2
US Chris Holdsworth   5-0-0
98
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#122 BW] Davey Grant
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#54 BW] Chico Camus
27
2
BR Lucas Martins  (25) 14-1-0
96
Last Fight: 9/04/2013 [UFC] vs  [#194 BW] Ramiro Hernandez
 
28
2
US Kevin Croom   14-5-0
94
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#100 BW] Bryan Goldsby
Next Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#60 BW] Anthony Birchak
29
2
US Russell Doane   13-3-0
91
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#84 BW] Leandro Issa
 
30
2
US Cody Bollinger  (23) 15-3-0
89
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#39 BW] Tyson Nam
 
31
2
JP Michinori Tanaka  (23) 9-0-0
88
Last Fight: 10/25/2013 [PacificXC] vs  [#109 BW] Kyle Aguon
 
32
2
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-2-2
88
Last Fight: 5/31/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#70 BW] Kevin Belingon
Next Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#4 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
33
2
MX Erik Perez  (24) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#129 BW] Edwin Figueroa
 
34
2
UK Vaughan Lee  (31) 14-9-1
87
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 BW] Nam Phan
 
35
38
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
84
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#71 BW] James Brum
 
36
3
US George Roop  (32) 14-10-1
84
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs [#66 BW] Dustin Kimura
37
3
US Joe Soto  (27) 13-2-0
83
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#201 BW] Jeremiah Labiano
 
38
3
US Aljamain Sterling  (24) 9-0-0
83
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#87 BW] Cody Gibson
 
39
3
US Tyson Nam  (30) 12-6-0
80
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 BW] Cody Bollinger
 
40
3
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (22) 8-5-0
79
Last Fight: 2/09/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#120 BW] Motonobu Tezuka
Next Fight: 5/10/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#219 BW] Issei Tamura
41
2
US L.C. Davis  (33) 21-6-0
77
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#162 BW] Taurean Bogguess
 
42
2
US Anthony Leone  (26) 13-7-0
75
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#3 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
43
2
US Pablo Alfonso  (30) 9-5-0
74
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#91 BW] Miguel Torres
 
44
2
US Mike Easton  (30) 13-4-0
73
Last Fight: 1/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs [#52 BW] Yves Jabouin
45
2
BR Hugo Viana   8-1-0
73
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#194 BW] Ramiro Hernandez
 
46
2
BR Pedro Munhoz  (27) 10-1-0
73
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
47
2
JP Daiki Hata  (31) 16-9-7
72
Last Fight: 4/26/2013 [DEEP] vs  [#55 FLW] Yoshiro Maeda
 
48
2
JP Kenji Osawa  (37) 20-10-2
70
Last Fight: 10/20/2013 [DEEP] vs  [#132 BW] Seiji Akao
Next Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs [#134 BW] Takafumi Otsuka
49
2
KR Kyung Ho Kang  (26) 12-7-0
69
Last Fight: 1/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#102 BW] Shunichi Shimizu
 
50
2
FI Timo-Juhani Hirvikangas  (29) 9-2-0
69
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [The Cage] vs  [#231 BW] Tymoteusz Swiatek
 

Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

Previous Official Release: 4/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#102] Martin McDonough-, [#125] Brandon Bender+, [#241] Junior Maranhao-, [#245] Yuki Kosaka!, [#246] Stefan Hoss!, [#247] Kenji Yamamoto!, [#248] Nicholas Burgos!, [#249] Masato Sannai!, [#250] Niko Gjoka!

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

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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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