Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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  (31) 22-1-0
551
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 BW] Cody Garbrandt
2
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (30) 13-3-0
461
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Raphael Assuncao
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 BW] John Lineker
3
 
US Jimmie Rivera  (27) 20-1-0
270
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
4
1
BR Eduardo Dantas  (27) 19-4-0
257
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Joe Warren
 
5
1
BR John Lineker  (26) 29-7-0
247
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] John Dodson
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
6
1
BR Marlon Moraes  (28) 17-4-1
213
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#44 BW] Josh Hill
Next Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#48 BW] Josenaldo Silva
7
1
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (36) 20-3-0
213
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#37 BW] Reece McLaren
 
8
 
US Urijah Faber  (37) 33-10-0
211
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Jimmie Rivera
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#53 BW] Brad Pickett
9
8
US Darrion Caldwell  (28) 10-1-0
203
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
10
1
US Cody Garbrandt  (25) 10-0-0
202
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
Next Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] Dominick Cruz
11
1
US John Dodson  (32) 18-8-0
195
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
 
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (32) 21-7-0
170
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Aljamain Sterling
Next Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 BW] Jimmie Rivera
13
 
BR Rani Yahya  (31) 23-8-0
165
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
14
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (27) 12-1-0
159
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
15
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (36) 33-7-0
149
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 BW] Brad Pickett
 
16
 
US Joe Warren  (40) 14-6-0
144
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
17
6
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-7-1
142
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
18
 
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 28-5-0
136
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#42 BW] Victor Henry
 
19
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (30) 13-2-0
134
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#104 BW] Justin Scoggins
 
20
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 23-5-0
131
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
21
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 13-1-0
130
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#86 BW] Shay Walsh
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#137 BW] Alan Philpott
22
 
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 22-11-1
130
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 BW] Frankie Saenz
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#34 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
23
 
MX Erik Perez  (27) 17-6-0
124
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 BW] Felipe Arantes
 
24
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (28) 18-8-1
115
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Erik Perez
 
25
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (25) 21-1-0
115
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#138 BW] Albert Morales
 
26
 
CA Jesse Arnett  (32) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#126 BW] Mike Hernandez
 
27
 
UK Brett Johns  (24) 13-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 BW] Kwan Ho Kwak
 
28
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 18-7-1
110
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#67 BW] L.C. Davis
 
29
 
US Brian Kelleher  (30) 16-7-0
107
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#135 FW] Julio Arce
 
30
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 28-10-0
107
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Manny Gamburyan
 
31
5
US Rob Font  (29) 13-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#256 BW] Matt Schnell
 
32
1
US Michael McDonald  (25) 17-4-0
104
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
 
33
1
US Frankie Saenz  (36) 11-4-0
104
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
34
1
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (32) 21-10-2
100
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 BW] Cody Garbrandt
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#22 BW] Eddie Wineland
35
1
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (31) 21-6-4
98
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#336 FW] Jonathan Brookins
 
36
1
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (26) 17-1-0
96
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#58 BW] Jesse Brock
 
37
19
AU Reece McLaren  (25) 9-4-0
92
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#7 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
38
1
US Cody Gibson  (29) 15-6-0
91
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#107 BW] Kyle Reyes
 
39
1
US Dominic Mazzotta  (29) 11-1-0
90
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Pinnacle Fighting Championships] vs  [#232 BW] Keith Richardson
 
40
1
RU Oleg Borisov  (33) 18-1-1
89
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#216 BW] Tural Ragimov
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#60 BW] Magomed Magomedov
41
1
CR Alejandro Solano Rodriguez  (38) 25-12-0
89
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#266 BW] Antonio Duarte
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs [#207 FW] Khusein Askhabov
42
1
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-3-0
88
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#18 BW] Rafael Silva
 
43
1
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (38) 23-5-2
87
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#157 BW] Hidekazu Fukushima
 
44
1
CA Josh Hill  (30) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#227 BW] Xavier Alaoui
 
45
1
RU Timur Valiev  (26) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#95 BW] Chris Gutierrez
 
46
1
JP Michinori Tanaka  (26) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Rani Yahya
 
47
1
US Joe Soto  (29) 17-5-0
83
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 BW] Marco Beltran
 
48
1
BR Josenaldo Silva  (30) 25-4-0
82
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [#195 BW] Paulo Robinson
Next Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#6 BW] Marlon Moraes
49
1
US Robert Emerson  (35) 17-11-0
80
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#180 BW] Shawn West
 
50
1
BR Leandro Higo  (27) 16-2-0
80
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#254 FW] Joey Miolla
Next Fight: 1/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#64 BW] Steven Peterson

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#192] Toni Tauru-, [#253] Kevin Syler+, [#271] Mark Striegl+, [#343] Shane Alvarez!, [#344] Kaito Sakamaki!, [#345] Kenta Takizawa!, [#346] Ste Nightingale!, [#347] Mateus Santos!, [#348] Gianni Subba!, [#349] Ariel Ibarra!, [#350] Ayton De Paepe!

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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