Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

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 Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (28) 10-2-0
393
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Renan Barao
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#33 BW] Joe Soto
2
 
BR Renan Barao  (27) 32-2-0
340
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (35) 31-7-0
268
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 BW] Alex Caceres
 
4
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 16-3-0
224
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#37 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
5
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-3-0
206
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#44 BW] Anthony Leone
 
6
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (30) 20-7-2
182
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Dominick Cruz
7
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (32) 22-4-0
174
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Pedro Munhoz
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
8
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (34) 30-5-0
167
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 BW] Vaughan Lee
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#24 BW] Russell Doane
9
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 13-4-1
160
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#74 BW] Josh Rettinghouse
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#50 BW] Josh Hill
10
 
US Joe Warren  (37) 11-3-0
156
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 BW] Rafael Silva
 
11
 
US Robert Emerson  (33) 16-10-0
151
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#84 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (30) 19-6-0
145
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 BW] Erik Perez
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 BW] Raphael Assuncao
13
 
US Michael McDonald  (23) 16-3-0
139
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
14
 
US Rob Font   11-1-0
129
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 BW] George Roop
 
15
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 27-9-0
128
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
16
 
US Chris Holdsworth   6-0-0
121
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#53 BW] Chico Camus
 
17
 
CA Mitch Gagnon  (29) 11-2-0
117
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#107 BW] Tim Gorman
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 BW] Aljamain Sterling
18
 
US Jimmie Rivera   14-1-0
113
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#159 BW] Cody Stevens
 
19
 
US Cody Bollinger  (23) 16-3-0
111
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#81 BW] Pablo Alfonso
 
20
 
US Eddie Wineland  (30) 21-10-1
109
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
21
1
JP Michinori Tanaka  (23) 10-0-0
107
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#89 BW] Roland Delorme
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#54 BW] Kyung Ho Kang
22
2
US Aljamain Sterling  (25) 10-0-0
106
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#65 BW] Hugo Viana
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 BW] Mitch Gagnon
23
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
106
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
 
24
1
US Russell Doane   14-3-0
103
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#86 BW] Marcus Brimage
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
25
1
US Alex Caceres  (26) 10-6-0
101
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#116 BW] Masanori Kanehara
26
1
US Francisco Rivera  (32) 10-3-0
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
27
1
US Travis Marx  (36) 21-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
28
1
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 17-3-1
97
Last Fight: 1/31/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#305 FW] Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva
 
29
1
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 21-4-0
93
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
30
1
BR Renato Carneiro   8-0-1
91
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#131 BW] Ismael Bonfim
 
31
1
BR Pedro Munhoz  (27) 11-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#102 BW] Matt Hobar
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#312 LW] Jerrod Sanders
32
1
CA Yves Jabouin  (35) 20-9-0
88
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#64 BW] Mike Easton
 
33
1
US Joe Soto  (27) 15-2-0
87
Last Fight: 8/07/2014 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#203 BW] Terrion Ware
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
34
NR
US Luke Sanders  (28) 8-0-0
84
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#217 BW] Darrick Minner
 
35
 
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
84
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#72 BW] James Brum
 
36
1
US George Roop  (32) 15-11-1
83
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Rob Font
 
37
1
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-3-2
83
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#4 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
38
 
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (22) 9-5-0
80
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Issei Tamura
 
39
 
US Jesse Brock   18-8-0
80
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Front Street Fights] vs  [NR] Omar Avelar
 
40
27
JP Yuta Sasaki  (24) 18-1-2
80
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#89 BW] Roland Delorme
 
41
1
US Kevin Croom   14-6-0
79
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#39 BW] Jesse Brock
 
42
1
US L.C. Davis  (33) 21-6-0
77
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Taurean Bogguess
Next Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Zeilton Rodrigues
43
1
UK Vaughan Lee  (31) 14-10-1
76
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
44
1
US Anthony Leone  (27) 13-7-0
74
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
45
 
MX Erik Perez  (24) 14-6-0
73
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
46
 
BR Fabiano Silva da Conceicao  (26) 23-6-1
72
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#126 BW] Rivaldo Junior
Next Fight: 9/06/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs [#119 BW] Jonas Bilharinho
47
 
US Cody Gibson  (26) 12-4-0
72
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#114 BW] Johnny Bedford
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#23 FW] Manny Gamburyan
48
 
US Tyson Nam  (30) 12-6-0
71
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 BW] Cody Bollinger
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [West Coast Fighting Championships] vs [#213 BW] Jeremiah Labiano
49
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (23) 17-0-0
70
Last Fight: 6/20/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs Unranked Opponent
 
50
 
CA Josh Hill  (27) 10-0-0
70
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Mike Adams
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#9 BW] Marlon Moraes

Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

Previous Official Release: 8/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Wilson Reis-, [#160] Brian Bowles*, [#203] Erik Vo!, [#221] Brian Davidson+, [#298] Zach Eastlick!, [#300] Ivan Lopez!

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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