Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

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 Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (28) 11-2-0
393
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 BW] Joe Soto
 
2
 
BR Renan Barao  (27) 32-2-0
340
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 BW] Mitch Gagnon
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (35) 32-7-0
282
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Francisco Rivera
 
4
 
US Dominick Cruz  (29) 20-1-0
246
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
5
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 17-3-0
230
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#58 BW] Dae Hwan Kim
 
6
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (32) 23-4-0
215
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 BW] Bryan Caraway
 
7
 
US Joe Warren  (38) 12-3-0
210
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 BW] Eduardo Dantas
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#28 BW] Marcos Galvao
8
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 14-4-1
185
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#134 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
9
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (34) 31-5-0
184
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 BW] Russell Doane
 
10
 
US Manny Gamburyan  (33) 14-8-0
182
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#62 BW] Cody Gibson
 
11
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-4-0
171
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 BW] Joe Warren
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#20 BW] Mike Richman
12
 
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 22-4-0
143
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 BW] Robert Emerson
 
13
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (30) 20-8-2
142
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 BW] Dominick Cruz
 
14
 
US Michael McDonald  (23) 16-3-0
129
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
15
 
US Rob Font   11-1-0
128
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] George Roop
 
16
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 27-9-0
128
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
17
 
US Chris Holdsworth   6-0-0
121
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 FLW] Chico Camus
 
18
 
CA Mitch Gagnon  (30) 12-2-0
119
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#210 BW] Roman Salazar
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 BW] Renan Barao
19
1
US Bryan Caraway  (30) 19-7-0
118
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
20
1
US Mike Richman  (29) 18-5-0
118
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#99 FW] Nam Phan
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#11 BW] Eduardo Dantas
21
 
US Jimmie Rivera   15-1-0
117
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#217 BW] Anthony Durnell
 
22
 
US Eddie Wineland  (30) 21-10-1
109
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
23
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (25) 10-0-0
106
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 BW] Hugo Viana
 
24
 
US Luke Sanders  (29) 9-0-0
102
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#208 FW] Jarred Mercado
 
25
 
US Robert Emerson  (33) 16-11-0
101
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 BW] Rafael Silva
 
26
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (28) 12-1-0
101
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#130 BW] Jerrod Sanders
 
27
 
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 18-3-1
99
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#195 BW] Paulo Robinson
 
28
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
99
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
Next Fight: 3/27/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 BW] Joe Warren
29
 
US Francisco Rivera  (33) 10-4-0
98
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
30
 
US Russell Doane   14-4-0
97
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
31
 
KR Kyung Ho Kang  (27) 13-7-0
96
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
32
 
JP Michinori Tanaka  (24) 10-1-0
95
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 BW] Kyung Ho Kang
 
33
 
BR Renato Carneiro   8-0-1
92
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#148 BW] Ismael Bonfim
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#75 FW] Tom Niinimaki
34
 
US L.C. Davis  (34) 22-6-0
91
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#127 BW] Zeilton Rodrigues
 
35
 
JP Masanori Kanehara  (32) 24-11-5
91
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 BW] Alex Caceres
 
36
 
US Travis Marx  (37) 21-5-0
90
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 BW] Joe Warren
 
37
 
BR Rani Yahya  (30) 20-8-0
89
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#133 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
38
 
US Joe Soto  (27) 15-3-0
88
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
39
 
CA Yves Jabouin  (35) 20-9-0
87
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 BW] Mike Easton
 
40
 
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
84
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#89 BW] James Brum
 
41
 
US Alex Caceres  (26) 10-7-0
84
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
42
 
US George Roop  (33) 15-11-1
83
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Rob Font
 
43
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (23) 17-0-0
81
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#159 BW] Tim Gorman
 
44
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (30) 20-6-1
81
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#280 BW] Michael Parker
 
45
 
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (23) 9-5-0
80
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Issei Tamura
 
46
 
JP Yuta Sasaki  (25) 18-1-2
80
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#110 BW] Roland Delorme
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#91 BW] Leandro Issa
47
 
US Kevin Croom   14-6-0
79
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#100 FW] Jesse Brock
 
48
 
US Sergio Pettis  (21) 12-1-0
79
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#128 BW] Matt Hobar
 
49
 
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-3-2
77
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#5 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
50
 
PH Kevin Belingon  (27) 13-4-0
76
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#100 BW] Koetsu Okazaki
 

Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

Previous Official Release: 12/11/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#106] Ramiro Hernandez+, [#222] Jeremiah Guzman!, [#297] Khalid Taha!, [#298] Kurban Gadzhiev!, [#299] Luciano Benicio!, [#300] Humberto Bandenay!

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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