Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

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 | 351-400

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Cody Garbrandt  (26) 11-0-0
549
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Dominick Cruz
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
2
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (31) 14-3-0
515
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 BW] John Lineker
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#1 BW] Cody Garbrandt
3
 
US Dominick Cruz  (32) 22-2-0
497
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Cody Garbrandt
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 BW] Jimmie Rivera
4
 
US Jimmie Rivera  (28) 21-1-0
290
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Thomas Almeida
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 BW] Dominick Cruz
5
 
US Darrion Caldwell  (29) 11-1-0
281
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
6
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (28) 14-2-0
239
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 FW] Renan Barao
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 BW] Rani Yahya
7
 
BR John Lineker  (27) 29-8-0
231
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 BW] Marlon Vera
8
 
US John Dodson  (33) 19-8-0
231
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 BW] Eddie Wineland
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#11 BW] Marlon Moraes
9
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (35) 25-5-0
221
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Marlon Moraes
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#33 BW] Matthew Lopez
10
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (28) 20-5-0
206
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
11
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (29) 18-5-1
197
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 BW] Raphael Assuncao
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#8 BW] John Dodson
12
 
BR Leandro Higo  (28) 18-3-0
155
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#31 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
13
 
EC Marlon Vera  (24) 10-3-1
154
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Brian Kelleher
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 BW] John Lineker
14
 
US Joe Soto  (30) 18-5-0
153
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Rani Yahya
 
15
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (31) 14-2-0
148
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#72 BW] Damian Stasiak
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#22 BW] Rob Font
16
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (37) 34-8-0
146
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 BW] Brian Kelleher
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#61 BW] Alejandro Perez
17
 
US Joe Warren  (40) 15-6-0
145
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#211 BW] Steve Garcia
 
18
 
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (32) 23-6-4
145
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#128 BW] Akhmed Musakaev
 
19
 
US Eddie Wineland  (33) 23-12-1
136
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] John Dodson
 
20
 
US Brian Kelleher  (31) 17-8-0
126
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Marlon Vera
 
21
 
MX Erik Perez  (27) 17-6-0
125
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 BW] Felipe Arantes
 
22
 
US Rob Font  (30) 14-2-0
122
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#103 BW] Douglas Silva de Andrade
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 BW] Pedro Munhoz
23
 
BR Rani Yahya  (32) 24-9-0
121
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [UFC] vs  [NR] Enrique Briones
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 BW] Aljamain Sterling
24
 
UK Brett Johns  (25) 14-0-0
121
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#89 BW] Albert Morales
 
25
 
RU Petr Yan  (24) 8-1-0
120
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 BW] Matheus Mattos
 
26
 
KR Soo Chul Kim  (25) 16-5-1
118
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#130 BW] Min Woo Kim
 
27
 
US Cody Stamann  (27) 15-1-0
117
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 BW] Tom Duquesnoy
 
28
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (29) 18-8-1
116
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Erik Perez
 
29
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (26) 21-2-0
114
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 BW] Jimmie Rivera
 
30
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (24) 15-2-0
114
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 BW] Cody Stamann
 
31
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (33) 23-8-1
113
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 BW] Leandro Higo
 
32
 
CA Jesse Arnett  (33) 13-4-0
111
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Z Promotions] vs  [#353 FW] Johnny Bedford
 
33
 
US Matthew Lopez  (30) 10-1-0
110
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs  [#54 BW] Johnny Eduardo
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#9 BW] Raphael Assuncao
34
 
US Chico Camus  (32) 19-7-0
109
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Driller Promotions] vs  [#127 BW] Andrew Whitney
 
35
 
BR Rafael Silva  (32) 28-6-0
103
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#18 BW] Shintaro Ishiwatari
 
36
 
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (39) 25-5-2
103
Last Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#165 BW] Toshinori Tsunemura
 
37
 
JP Kyoji Horiguchi  (27) 20-2-0
103
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#276 BW] Hideo Tokoro
 
38
 
RU Movsar Evloev   8-0-0
99
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#95 BW] Pavel Vitruk
 
39
 
RU Rustam Kerimov   10-0-0
99
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
40
 
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (26) 19-1-0
98
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Donavon Frelow
 
41
69
BR Gabriel Leite de Oliveira  (27) 10-0-0
96
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#53 FW] Tatsuya Kawajiri
 
42
1
US Luke Sanders  (31) 11-1-0
96
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Iuri Alcantara
Next Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Bryan Caraway
43
1
RU Said Nurmagomedov  (25) 11-1-0
95
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#137 BW] Luis Alberto Nogueira
 
44
1
RU Magomed Magomedov  (25) 14-2-0
94
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#159 BW] Dean Garnett
 
45
1
RU Mikhail Malyutin  (36) 35-12-0
88
Last Fight: 9/27/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#228 BW] Fabiano Silva da Conceicao
 
46
1
CA Josh Hill  (30) 16-2-0
85
Last Fight: 8/24/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#346 BW] Grachik Engibaryan
 
47
1
RU Oleg Borisov  (34) 20-2-1
83
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#157 BW] Murad Kalamov
 
48
1
RU Abdul-Rakhman Dudaev   21-4-0
83
Last Fight: 8/20/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Paata Robakidze
 
49
 
BR Augusto Mendes  (34) 6-2-0
82
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
50
2
RU Timur Valiev  (27) 11-2-0
82
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#258 FW] Chris Gutierrez
 

Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

Previous Official Release: 10/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#164] Caique Costa+, [#245] Luiz Tosta*, [#272] Aleksandr Lunga+, [#336] Caiona Batista!, [#387] Kevin Natividad!, [#396] Davide Baneschi!, [#397] James Barnes!, [#398] Iliarde Santos!, [#399] Renzo Mendez!, [#400] Giorgio Belsanti!

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 | 351-400

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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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