Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

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
390
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Renan Barao
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 BW] Renan Barao
2
 
BR Renan Barao  (27) 32-2-0
337
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (35) 31-7-0
266
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 BW] Alex Caceres
 
4
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 16-3-0
212
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#35 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
5
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-3-0
205
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#43 BW] Anthony Leone
 
6
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (30) 20-7-2
181
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 BW] Francisco Rivera
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Dominick Cruz
7
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (32) 22-4-0
173
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#33 BW] Pedro Munhoz
 
8
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (33) 30-5-0
165
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] Vaughan Lee
 
9
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 13-4-1
157
Last Fight: 3/29/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#78 BW] Josh Rettinghouse
 
10
 
US Joe Warren  (37) 11-3-0
155
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 BW] Rafael Silva
 
11
 
US Robert Emerson  (32) 16-10-0
151
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#81 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (29) 19-6-0
145
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 BW] Erik Perez
 
13
 
US Michael McDonald  (23) 16-3-0
138
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
14
 
US Rob Font   11-1-0
128
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 BW] George Roop
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#69 BW] Chris Beal
15
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (35) 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  [#83 BW] Chico Camus
 
17
 
CA Mitch Gagnon  (29) 11-2-0
117
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#104 BW] Tim Gorman
 
18
 
US Cody Bollinger  (23) 16-3-0
113
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#74 BW] Pablo Alfonso
 
19
 
US Jimmie Rivera   14-1-0
113
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#162 BW] Cody Stevens
 
20
1
US Eddie Wineland  (30) 21-10-1
108
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
21
1
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
108
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
 
22
 
JP Michinori Tanaka  (23) 10-0-0
107
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 BW] Roland Delorme
 
23
 
BR Wilson Reis  (29) 17-5-0
106
Last Fight: 2/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#21 FLW] Tim Elliott
24
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (24) 10-0-0
106
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#66 BW] Hugo Viana
 
25
 
US Russell Doane   14-3-0
102
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#88 BW] Marcus Brimage
 
26
 
US Alex Caceres  (26) 10-6-0
101
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
27
 
US Francisco Rivera  (32) 10-3-0
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
28
 
US Travis Marx  (36) 21-5-0
97
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
29
 
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 17-3-1
96
Last Fight: 1/31/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#296 FW] Francisco Cylderlan Lima da Silva
 
30
 
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 21-4-0
92
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Joe Warren
 
31
NR
BR Renato Carneiro   8-0-1
90
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#132 BW] Ismael Bonfim
 
32
1
CA Yves Jabouin  (35) 20-9-0
87
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#62 BW] Mike Easton
 
33
1
BR Pedro Munhoz  (27) 11-1-0
87
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#127 BW] Matt Hobar
 
34
1
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
85
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#73 BW] James Brum
 
35
1
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-3-2
82
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#4 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
36
1
US George Roop  (32) 15-11-1
82
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Rob Font
 
37
1
US Joe Soto  (27) 14-2-0
80
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#218 BW] Jeremiah Labiano
Next Fight: 8/07/2014 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs [#153 BW] Terrion Ware
38
1
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (22) 9-5-0
80
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#296 BW] Issei Tamura
 
39
1
US Jesse Brock   18-8-0
80
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Front Street Fights] vs  [NR] Omar Avelar
 
40
1
US Kevin Croom   14-6-0
79
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#39 BW] Jesse Brock
 
41
1
US L.C. Davis  (33) 21-6-0
77
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Taurean Bogguess
 
42
1
UK Vaughan Lee  (31) 14-10-1
75
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
43
1
US Anthony Leone  (27) 13-7-0
75
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
44
1
MX Erik Perez  (24) 14-6-0
73
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
45
 
BR Fabiano Silva da Conceicao  (26) 23-6-1
72
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#125 BW] Rivaldo Junior
 
46
2
US Tyson Nam  (30) 12-6-0
72
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#18 BW] Cody Bollinger
 
47
1
US Cody Gibson  (26) 12-4-0
72
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#112 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
48
1
BR Rani Yahya  (29) 19-8-0
71
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#112 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
49
1
CA Josh Hill  (27) 10-0-0
71
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Mike Adams
 
50
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (22) 17-0-0
69
Last Fight: 6/20/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs Unranked Opponent
 

Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#104] Patrick Holohan-, [#136] Dustin Pague+, [#227] Keita Ishibashi+, [#254] Naohiro Mizuno+, [#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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