Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

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 Cody Garbrandt  (25) 11-0-0
548
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Dominick Cruz
 
2
 
US Dominick Cruz  (31) 22-2-0
496
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Cody Garbrandt
 
3
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (31) 14-3-0
496
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
4
 
US Jimmie Rivera  (27) 20-1-0
273
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Urijah Faber
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#27 BW] Thomas Almeida
5
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (28) 20-4-0
257
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#117 FW] Leandro Higo
 
6
 
BR John Lineker  (27) 29-8-0
232
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
7
 
US John Dodson  (32) 19-8-0
232
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
8
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 25-5-0
220
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 BW] Marlon Moraes
 
9
 
US Darrion Caldwell  (29) 10-1-0
204
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
10
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (29) 18-5-1
196
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
11
 
US Brian Kelleher  (30) 17-7-0
184
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 BW] Iuri Alcantara
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#109 FW] Marlon Vera
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (32) 21-7-0
163
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
13
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (27) 13-2-0
157
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 BW] Augusto Mendes
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#14 BW] Renan Barao
14
 
BR Renan Barao  (30) 34-4-0
155
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Phillipe Nover
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
15
 
US Joe Soto  (30) 18-5-0
153
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#24 BW] Rani Yahya
 
16
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (30) 14-2-0
148
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#70 BW] Damian Stasiak
 
17
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (36) 34-8-0
146
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Brian Kelleher
 
18
 
US Joe Warren  (40) 14-6-0
145
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
Next Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#196 BW] Steve Garcia
19
 
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (32) 22-6-4
144
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#33 BW] Rafael Silva
 
20
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-7-1
143
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
21
 
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 23-12-1
136
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 BW] John Dodson
 
22
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 15-1-0
135
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#236 BW] Patrick Williams
 
23
 
MX Erik Perez  (27) 17-6-0
125
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 BW] Felipe Arantes
 
24
 
BR Rani Yahya  (32) 23-9-0
123
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Joe Soto
 
25
 
KR Soo Chul Kim  (25) 16-5-1
118
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#118 BW] Min Woo Kim
 
26
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (29) 18-8-1
115
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Erik Perez
 
27
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (25) 21-1-0
115
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 BW] Albert Morales
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 BW] Jimmie Rivera
28
 
CA Jesse Arnett  (32) 12-4-0
113
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#414 FW] Maged Hammo
 
29
 
UK Brett Johns  (25) 13-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#138 BW] Kwan Ho Kwak
Next Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#104 BW] Mitch Gagnon
30
 
US Matthew Lopez  (30) 10-1-0
110
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#49 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
31
 
US Rob Font  (29) 13-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 FLW] Matt Schnell
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Douglas Andrade
32
 
US Luke Sanders  (31) 11-1-0
104
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
33
 
BR Rafael Silva  (32) 28-6-0
103
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#19 BW] Shintaro Ishiwatari
 
34
 
US Raufeon Stots  (28) 8-0-0
101
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#55 BW] Robert Emerson
 
35
 
RU Petr Yan  (24) 7-1-0
101
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#52 BW] Magomed Magomedov
 
36
 
US Chico Camus  (32) 18-7-0
101
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#159 FW] Darrick Minner
 
37
 
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (26) 19-1-0
97
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Donavon Frelow
 
38
 
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (39) 24-5-2
95
Last Fight: 3/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#51 BW] Victor Henry
Next Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#175 BW] Toshinori Tsunemura
39
 
US Michael McDonald  (26) 17-4-0
94
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
40
 
CA Josh Hill  (30) 15-2-0
84
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#190 BW] Xavier Alaoui
 
41
 
RU Timur Valiev  (27) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#99 BW] Chris Gutierrez
 
42
 
RU Said Nurmagomedov  (25) 10-1-0
83
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#217 BW] Anderson dos Santos
 
43
3
RU Movsar Evloev   7-0-0
82
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#122 BW] Alexey Nevzorov
Next Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#75 BW] Pavel Vitruk
44
1
RU Khusein Askhabov  (22) 14-0-0
82
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#334 LW] Donovan Desmae
 
45
1
BR Augusto Mendes  (34) 6-2-0
82
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
46
1
US Frankie Saenz  (36) 11-5-0
81
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 BW] Augusto Mendes
 
47
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (33) 21-11-2
81
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
48
 
RU Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev   20-4-0
81
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#182 BW] Irmeson Cavalcante de Oliveira
 
49
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 28-11-0
80
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 BW] Matthew Lopez
 
50
 
BR Ricardo Lucas Ramos  (21) 10-1-0
78
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#74 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 

Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

Previous Official Release: 6/11/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#349] Kin Moy!, [#350] Kensaku Nakamura!

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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