Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

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 Dominick Cruz  (30) 22-1-0
551
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
2
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (30) 13-3-0
461
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (37) 33-9-0
263
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Dominick Cruz
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#11 BW] Jimmie Rivera
4
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (27) 18-4-0
240
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 BW] Marcos Galvao
 
5
 
BR John Lineker  (26) 28-7-0
223
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Michael McDonald
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 BW] John Dodson
6
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (36) 19-3-0
222
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#75 BW] Kevin Belingon
 
7
 
US John Dodson  (31) 18-7-0
220
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Manny Gamburyan
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 BW] John Lineker
8
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (28) 17-4-1
213
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 BW] Josh Hill
 
9
3
US Cody Garbrandt  (25) 10-0-0
201
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
10
1
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-6-1
185
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
11
1
US Jimmie Rivera  (27) 19-1-0
178
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Iuri Alcantara
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
12
1
US Bryan Caraway  (32) 21-7-0
170
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
13
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (27) 12-1-0
159
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
14
 
BR Rani Yahya  (31) 22-8-0
151
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#99 BW] Matthew Lopez
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#37 BW] Michinori Tanaka
15
1
US Darrion Caldwell  (28) 9-1-0
140
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
16
1
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 23-5-0
140
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
17
 
US Joe Warren  (39) 13-5-0
132
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 BW] Darrion Caldwell
Next Fight: 9/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#74 BW] Sirwan Kakai
18
 
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 27-5-0
132
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#44 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
19
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 13-1-0
130
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#81 BW] Shay Walsh
 
20
 
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 22-11-1
130
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 BW] Frankie Saenz
 
21
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (28) 18-7-1
130
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#69 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
22
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (36) 32-7-0
127
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Jimmie Rivera
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#40 BW] Brad Pickett
23
1
US Manny Gamburyan  (35) 15-9-0
119
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 BW] John Dodson
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#52 BW] Alejandro Perez
24
1
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 17-7-1
117
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
25
2
CA Jesse Arnett  (32) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#112 BW] Mike Hernandez
 
26
 
US Frankie Saenz  (36) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
27
1
US Brian Kelleher  (30) 16-7-0
107
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#166 FW] Julio Arce
 
28
1
BR Thomas Almeida  (25) 20-1-0
106
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 BW] Cody Garbrandt
 
29
1
US Michael McDonald  (25) 17-4-0
104
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
 
30
7
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (32) 21-10-2
104
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 BW] Cody Garbrandt
 
31
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (29) 12-2-0
102
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 BW] Russell Doane
 
32
 
MX Erik Perez  (26) 16-6-0
101
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Francisco Rivera
 
33
 
US Jesse Brock   22-8-0
100
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#181 BW] Olly Bradstreet
 
34
 
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (31) 21-6-4
98
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#89 BW] Jonathan Brookins
 
35
1
US Rob Font  (29) 12-2-0
94
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#188 BW] Ian Entwistle
36
1
UK Brett Johns  (24) 12-0-0
94
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#315 FW] Anthony Gutierrez
 
37
 
JP Michinori Tanaka  (25) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#55 BW] Joe Soto
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 BW] Rani Yahya
38
 
CR Alejandro Solano Rodriguez  (38) 25-12-0
89
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#229 BW] Antonio Duarte
 
39
 
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-2-0
88
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#186 BW] Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha
 
40
 
UK Brad Pickett  (37) 25-11-0
86
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#22 BW] Iuri Alcantara
41
 
CA Josh Hill  (29) 14-2-0
86
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#8 BW] Marlon Moraes
 
42
 
US Robert Emerson  (35) 17-11-0
80
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#170 BW] Shawn West
 
43
 
BR Leandro Higo  (27) 16-2-0
80
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#276 BW] Joey Miolla
 
44
 
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (38) 22-5-2
78
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#18 BW] Rafael Silva
 
45
 
MX Marco Beltran  (31) 8-3-0
76
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#92 BW] Reginaldo Vieira
 
46
 
US Francisco Rivera  (34) 11-7-0
75
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 BW] Erik Perez
 
47
 
RU Rakhman Dudaev   18-3-0
75
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Mateus Martins Vasco
 
48
 
AU Reece McLaren  (24) 9-3-0
75
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 BW] Muin Gafurov
 
49
 
JP Masanori Kanehara  (33) 25-13-5
73
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Michael McDonald
 
50
 
BR Josenaldo Silva  (29) 24-4-0
73
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#128 BW] Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
 

Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Previous Official Release: 8/14/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#228] Carson Frei+, [#267] Matthew Lozano-, [#349] William Joplin!, [#350] Tony Gravely!

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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