Issue Date: 3/22/2015 (Official Release: #423)

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

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) 11-2-0
386
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 BW] Joe Soto
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 BW] Renan Barao
2
 
BR Renan Barao  (28) 33-2-0
348
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Mitch Gagnon
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (35) 32-7-0
275
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next 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  [#12 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
5
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 17-3-0
226
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#58 BW] Dae Hwan Kim
 
6
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (32) 23-4-0
212
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
7
 
US Joe Warren  (38) 12-3-0
205
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Eduardo Dantas
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#34 BW] Marcos Galvao
8
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 14-4-1
186
Last Fight: 2/12/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#67 BW] Josh Hill
 
9
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (26) 16-4-0
167
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 BW] Joe Warren
 
10
 
US Manny Gamburyan  (33) 14-8-0
165
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#78 BW] Cody Gibson
 
11
 
US Frankie Saenz  (34) 10-2-0
149
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
12
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (31) 20-8-2
139
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 BW] Dominick Cruz
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#24 BW] Aljamain Sterling
13
 
BR Rafael Silva  (30) 22-4-0
139
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 BW] Robert Emerson
 
14
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (34) 31-6-0
133
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Frankie Saenz
 
15
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 27-9-0
126
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
16
 
US Rob Font   11-1-0
125
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 BW] George Roop
 
17
 
US Chris Holdsworth   6-0-0
120
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 FLW] Chico Camus
 
18
 
US Bryan Caraway  (30) 19-7-0
116
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
19
1
BR John Lineker  (24) 25-7-0
115
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 FLW] Ian McCall
 
20
1
CA Mitch Gagnon  (30) 12-3-0
115
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Renan Barao
 
21
 
US Jimmie Rivera   15-1-0
114
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#238 BW] Anthony Durnell
Next Fight: 5/09/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#125 BW] Carson Beebe
22
 
BR Rani Yahya  (30) 20-8-0
113
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#162 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
23
 
US Mike Richman  (29) 18-5-0
109
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#112 FW] Nam Phan
 
24
1
US Aljamain Sterling  (25) 10-0-0
104
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 BW] Hugo Viana
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
25
1
US Eddie Wineland  (30) 21-10-1
104
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
26
 
US Luke Sanders  (29) 9-0-0
101
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#207 FW] Jarred Mercado
Next Fight: 5/08/2015 [AXS TV Fights] vs [#101 BW] Terrion Ware
27
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (28) 12-1-0
100
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#145 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
28
11
UK Brett Johns  (23) 11-0-0
99
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#118 BW] Walel Watson
 
29
1
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 18-3-1
97
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#204 BW] Paulo Robinson
 
30
1
US Robert Emerson  (33) 16-11-0
97
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#13 BW] Rafael Silva
 
31
1
KR Kyung Ho Kang  (27) 13-7-0
95
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#33 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
32
1
US Russell Doane   14-4-0
94
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
33
1
JP Michinori Tanaka  (24) 10-1-0
94
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Kyung Ho Kang
 
34
1
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
92
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 BW] Joe Warren
35
1
US Francisco Rivera  (33) 10-4-0
91
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
36
1
US L.C. Davis  (34) 22-6-0
89
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#144 BW] Zeilton Rodrigues
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#261 BW] Hideo Tokoro
37
1
JP Masanori Kanehara  (32) 24-11-5
88
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 BW] Alex Caceres
 
38
1
US Joe Soto  (28) 15-3-0
87
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
39
1
CA Yves Jabouin  (35) 20-9-0
86
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#86 BW] Mike Easton
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 BW] Thomas Almeida
40
 
BR Leandro Issa  (31) 13-4-0
83
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#83 BW] Yuta Sasaki
 
41
 
US Victor Henry  (27) 9-1-0
83
Last Fight: 2/08/2015 [Grandslam MMA] vs  [#70 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
Next Fight: 5/31/2015 [Pancrase] vs [#129 BW] Taichi Nakajima
42
1
US Kevin Croom   15-6-0
80
Last Fight: 1/17/2015 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Jacob Akin
 
43
1
BR Thomas Almeida  (23) 17-0-0
80
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#183 BW] Tim Gorman
Next Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#39 BW] Yves Jabouin
44
1
US George Roop  (33) 15-11-1
80
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Rob Font
 
45
1
US Alex Caceres  (26) 10-7-0
80
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#37 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
46
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (30) 20-6-1
78
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#295 BW] Michael Parker
 
47
 
US Cody Garbrandt  (23) 6-0-0
78
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 BW] Marcus Brimage
 
48
 
KR Soo Chul Kim  (23) 10-5-0
78
Last Fight: 2/01/2015 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Wagner Campos
 
49
 
PH Kevin Belingon  (27) 13-4-0
75
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#91 BW] Koetsu Okazaki
 
50
 
US Brian Kelleher  (28) 12-7-0
74
Last Fight: 3/13/2015 [CES] vs  [#215 BW] Andre Soukhamthath
 

Issue Date: 3/22/2015 (Official Release: #423)

Previous Official Release: 3/15/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#120] Jay Haas+, [#124] Taiyo Nakahara*, [#220] Scott Heckman+, [#251] Amaury Junior!, [#279] Samir Faiddine!, [#291] Vince Murdock!

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



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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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