Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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  [#15 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 [#10 BW] Jimmie Rivera
4
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (27) 18-4-0
240
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 BW] Marcos Galvao
 
5
 
BR John Lineker  (26) 28-7-0
223
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Michael McDonald
 
6
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (36) 19-3-0
222
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#69 BW] Kevin Belingon
 
7
 
US John Dodson  (31) 18-7-0
220
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Manny Gamburyan
 
8
1
BR Marlon Moraes  (28) 16-4-1
192
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#205 BW] Joseph Barajas
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#37 BW] Josh Hill
9
19
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-6-1
185
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
10
 
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
11
 
US Bryan Caraway  (31) 21-7-0
170
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
12
 
US Cody Garbrandt  (25) 9-0-0
164
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Thomas Almeida
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#24 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
13
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (26) 12-1-0
159
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
14
 
BR Rani Yahya  (31) 22-8-0
151
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#97 BW] Matthew Lopez
 
15
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 23-5-0
143
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
16
8
US Darrion Caldwell  (28) 9-1-0
140
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
17
7
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 27-5-0
135
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#45 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
18
1
US Joe Warren  (39) 13-5-0
132
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
19
1
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 13-1-0
130
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#76 BW] Shay Walsh
 
20
40
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 22-11-1
130
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 BW] Frankie Saenz
 
21
2
BR Felipe Arantes  (28) 18-7-1
130
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
22
2
BR Iuri Alcantara  (35) 32-7-0
129
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 BW] Jimmie Rivera
 
23
2
US Manny Gamburyan  (35) 15-9-0
121
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 BW] John Dodson
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#53 BW] Alejandro Perez
24
2
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (32) 21-9-2
120
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#275 FW] George Roop
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Cody Garbrandt
25
2
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 17-7-1
119
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
26
10
US Frankie Saenz  (35) 11-4-0
112
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
27
2
CA Jesse Arnett  (32) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#114 BW] Mike Hernandez
 
28
2
US Brian Kelleher  (29) 16-7-0
107
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#110 BW] Julio Arce
 
29
2
BR Thomas Almeida  (24) 20-1-0
106
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Cody Garbrandt
 
30
3
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (31) 21-6-4
105
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#98 BW] Jonathan Brookins
 
31
2
US Michael McDonald  (25) 17-4-0
104
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
 
32
2
BR Pedro Munhoz  (29) 12-2-0
102
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#78 BW] Russell Doane
 
33
2
US Jesse Brock   22-8-0
100
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#176 BW] Olly Bradstreet
 
34
2
UK Brett Johns  (24) 12-0-0
98
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#319 FW] Anthony Gutierrez
 
35
1
US Rob Font  (29) 12-2-0
94
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 BW] John Lineker
 
36
1
JP Michinori Tanaka  (25) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 BW] Joe Soto
 
37
 
CA Josh Hill  (29) 14-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [Z Promotions] vs  [#256 BW] Bendy Casimir
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#8 BW] Marlon Moraes
38
2
CR Alejandro Solano Rodriguez  (38) 25-12-0
89
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#224 BW] Antonio Duarte
 
39
1
UK Brad Pickett  (37) 25-11-0
86
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#40 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#230 BW] Enrique Briones
40
1
US Francisco Rivera  (34) 11-6-0
85
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 BW] Brad Pickett
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#49 BW] Erik Perez
41
1
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-2-0
83
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#193 BW] Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha
 
42
1
US Robert Emerson  (34) 17-11-0
80
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#171 BW] Shawn West
 
43
1
BR Leandro Higo  (27) 16-2-0
79
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#268 BW] Joey Miolla
 
44
1
MX Marco Beltran  (31) 8-3-0
76
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 BW] Reginaldo Vieira
 
45
NR
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (38) 22-5-2
75
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#17 BW] Rafael Silva
 
46
2
AU Reece McLaren  (24) 9-3-0
75
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#93 BW] Muin Gafurov
 
47
2
RU Rakhman Dudaev   18-3-0
75
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Mateus Martins Vasco
 
48
2
JP Masanori Kanehara  (33) 25-13-5
74
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Michael McDonald
 
49
2
MX Erik Perez  (26) 15-6-0
73
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#103 BW] Taylor Lapilus
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#40 BW] Francisco Rivera
50
2
BR Josenaldo Silva  (29) 24-4-0
73
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#127 BW] Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#168] Shohei Masumizu-, [#240] Hiroyuki Oshiro!, [#259] Declan Dalton+, [#348] Stephen Cervantes!, [#349] Julian Wallace!, [#350] Antonio Sanchez!

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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