Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

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
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Dominick Cruz  (30) 21-1-0
457
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
2
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (30) 12-3-0
454
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Dominick Cruz
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Raphael Assuncao
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (37) 33-8-0
300
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Frankie Saenz
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] Dominick Cruz
4
 
BR Renan Barao  (29) 33-3-0
257
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 FW] Jeremy Stephens
5
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (36) 19-3-0
223
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#64 BW] Kevin Belingon
 
6
 
US John Dodson  (31) 18-7-0
220
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Manny Gamburyan
 
7
 
US Darrion Caldwell  (28) 9-0-0
201
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 BW] Joe Warren
 
8
1
BR Marlon Moraes  (28) 16-4-1
193
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#197 BW] Joseph Barajas
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#37 BW] Josh Hill
9
1
BR Eduardo Dantas  (27) 17-4-0
193
Last Fight: 5/15/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#61 FW] Mike Richman
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#13 BW] Marcos Galvao
10
 
BR John Lineker  (25) 27-7-0
186
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 BW] Rob Font
 
11
 
US Jimmie Rivera  (26) 19-1-0
182
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
12
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (26) 12-0-0
180
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#54 BW] Johnny Eduardo
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#17 BW] Bryan Caraway
13
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 17-6-1
158
Last Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 BW] Joe Warren
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 BW] Eduardo Dantas
14
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (24) 20-0-0
148
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#68 BW] Anthony Birchak
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 BW] Cody Garbrandt
15
 
BR Rani Yahya  (31) 21-8-0
143
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
16
 
US Frankie Saenz  (35) 11-3-0
139
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#55 BW] Eddie Wineland
17
 
US Bryan Caraway  (31) 20-7-0
137
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#55 BW] Eddie Wineland
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Aljamain Sterling
18
 
US Joe Warren  (39) 13-5-0
132
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
19
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (22) 13-1-0
130
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#76 BW] Shay Walsh
 
20
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (35) 32-7-0
129
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Jimmie Rivera
 
21
 
US Manny Gamburyan  (35) 15-9-0
124
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Dodson
 
22
 
US Michael McDonald  (25) 17-3-0
124
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
23
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (32) 21-9-2
120
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#276 FW] George Roop
 
24
 
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 26-5-0
113
Last Fight: 3/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#157 BW] Shohei Masumizu
 
25
 
KR Soo Chul Kim  (24) 13-5-1
113
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 BW] Marcus Brimage
 
26
 
US Brian Kelleher  (29) 16-7-0
107
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#109 BW] Julio Arce
 
27
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (31) 22-6-1
105
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#70 BW] Sirwan Kakai
 
28
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (28) 17-7-1
102
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#97 BW] Yves Jabouin
 
29
6
US Jesse Brock   22-8-0
100
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#164 BW] Olly Bradstreet
 
30
1
UK Brett Johns  (24) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#324 FW] Anthony Gutierrez
 
31
1
BR Pedro Munhoz  (29) 12-2-0
97
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Jimmie Rivera
 
32
1
CA Jesse Arnett  (31) 10-4-0
95
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#85 BW] Darrick Minner
 
33
1
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (31) 20-6-4
95
Last Fight: 12/13/2015 [Pancrase] vs  [#42 BW] Victor Henry
 
34
1
US Rob Font  (28) 12-2-0
94
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 BW] John Lineker
 
35
1
US Cody Garbrandt  (24) 8-0-0
92
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#292 BW] Augusto Mendes
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 BW] Thomas Almeida
36
 
JP Michinori Tanaka  (25) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 BW] Joe Soto
 
37
 
CA Josh Hill  (29) 14-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#246 BW] Bendy Casimir
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#8 BW] Marlon Moraes
38
 
CR Alejandro Solano Rodriguez  (38) 25-12-0
88
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#217 BW] Antonio Duarte
 
39
 
UK Brad Pickett  (37) 25-11-0
85
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#41 BW] Francisco Rivera
 
40
 
US Jerrod Sanders  (35) 15-3-0
85
Last Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#61 BW] Russell Doane
 
41
 
US Francisco Rivera  (34) 11-6-0
84
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 BW] Brad Pickett
 
42
 
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-2-0
82
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#160 BW] Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha
 
43
 
BR Leandro Higo  (27) 16-2-0
79
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#262 BW] Joey Miolla
 
44
1
AU Reece McLaren  (24) 9-3-0
74
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#95 BW] Muin Gafurov
 
45
1
RU Rakhman Dudaev   17-3-0
74
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#137 BW] Diego Davella
 
46
 
JP Masanori Kanehara  (33) 25-13-5
73
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Michael McDonald
 
47
 
MX Erik Perez  (26) 15-6-0
73
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#101 BW] Taylor Lapilus
 
48
 
BR Josenaldo Silva  (29) 24-4-0
73
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#124 BW] Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
 
49
 
BR Leandro Issa  (32) 13-5-0
72
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
50
 
MX Alejandro Perez  (26) 17-6-0
71
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#170 BW] Ian Entwistle
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Douglas Silva de Andrade*, [#141] Jared Papazian-, [#147] Motonobu Tezuka+, [#150] Brandon Hempleman*, [#252] Juan Puerta!, [#273] Johnny Rodriguez*, [#320] Paulo Pizzo-, [#324] Diego Marlon+, [#344] Magomed Ginazov!, [#345] Michel da Cruz Lima!, [#347] Thiago Torres!, [#348] Jose Alday!, [#349] Chiaki Wakana!, [#350] Ryo Ryo!

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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