Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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
547
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 BW] Dominick Cruz
 
2
 
US Dominick Cruz  (31) 22-2-0
495
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] Cody Garbrandt
 
3
 
US T.J. Dillashaw  (31) 14-3-0
495
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
4
 
US Jimmie Rivera  (27) 20-1-0
272
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Urijah Faber
 
5
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (28) 19-4-0
257
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Joe Warren
Next Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 BW] Darrion Caldwell
6
 
BR John Lineker  (26) 29-8-0
232
Last Fight: 12/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
7
 
BR Marlon Moraes  (28) 18-4-1
226
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 BW] Josenaldo Silva
 
8
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (36) 20-3-0
213
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#39 BW] Reece McLaren
 
9
 
US Darrion Caldwell  (29) 10-1-0
203
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#17 BW] Joe Taimanglo
Next Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
10
 
US John Dodson  (32) 18-8-0
195
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
11
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 24-5-0
176
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (32) 21-7-0
170
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
13
 
BR Rani Yahya  (32) 23-8-0
165
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
14
 
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 23-11-1
161
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
15
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (36) 33-7-0
149
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 BW] Brad Pickett
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#31 FW] Luke Sanders
16
 
US Joe Warren  (40) 14-6-0
145
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
17
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-7-1
142
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
18
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (27) 12-2-0
140
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Raphael Assuncao
 
19
 
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 28-5-0
137
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#42 BW] Victor Henry
 
20
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 14-1-0
135
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#133 BW] Alan Philpott
 
21
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (30) 13-2-0
134
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#99 BW] Justin Scoggins
 
22
 
MX Erik Perez  (27) 17-6-0
124
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Felipe Arantes
 
23
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (29) 18-8-1
115
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Erik Perez
 
24
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (25) 21-1-0
115
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#135 BW] Albert Morales
 
25
 
KR Soo Chul Kim  (25) 15-5-1
113
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Shunichi Shimizu
 
26
 
CA Jesse Arnett  (32) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#123 BW] Mike Hernandez
 
27
 
UK Brett Johns  (24) 13-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#88 BW] Kwan Ho Kwak
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#236 BW] Ian Entwistle
28
 
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 18-7-1
110
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#67 BW] L.C. Davis
 
29
 
US Brian Kelleher  (30) 16-7-0
107
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#145 FW] Julio Arce
 
30
 
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 28-10-0
107
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Manny Gamburyan
 
31
 
US Rob Font  (29) 13-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#254 BW] Matt Schnell
 
32
 
RU Magomed Magomedov  (25) 13-1-0
102
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#71 BW] Oleg Borisov
 
33
 
US Michael McDonald  (26) 17-4-0
101
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
34
 
BR Leandro Higo  (28) 17-2-0
100
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#97 BW] Steven Peterson
 
35
 
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (31) 21-6-4
98
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#348 FW] Jonathan Brookins
 
36
 
US Joe Soto  (29) 17-5-0
97
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 BW] Marco Beltran
 
37
 
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (26) 17-1-0
97
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#58 BW] Jesse Brock
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#47 BW] Timur Valiev
38
 
US Chico Camus  (32) 18-7-0
96
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#122 BW] Darrick Minner
 
39
 
AU Reece McLaren  (25) 9-4-0
92
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#8 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
40
 
US Cody Gibson  (29) 15-6-0
91
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#103 BW] Kyle Reyes
 
41
 
BR Augusto Mendes  (33) 6-1-0
91
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 BW] Frankie Saenz
 
42
2
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-3-0
88
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#19 BW] Rafael Silva
Next Fight: 3/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#60 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
43
2
US Juan Archuleta  (29) 13-1-0
88
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#114 BW] Derrick Mandell
 
44
2
US Frankie Saenz  (36) 11-5-0
88
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 BW] Augusto Mendes
 
45
2
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (33) 21-11-2
87
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
46
 
CA Josh Hill  (30) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#229 BW] Xavier Alaoui
 
47
 
RU Timur Valiev  (27) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#89 BW] Chris Gutierrez
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#37 BW] Bekbulat Magomedov
48
 
RU Khusein Askhabov  (22) 14-0-0
82
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#312 LW] Donovan Desmae
 
49
 
BR Ricardo Lucas Ramos  (21) 10-1-0
78
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#61 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
50
 
JP Masanori Kanehara  (34) 26-13-5
76
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#282 BW] Charlie Alaniz
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#235] David Sachs*, [#259] Moktar Benkaci!, [#304] Scott Jorgensen*, [#342] Mateus Santos-, [#346] Khalid Yunusov!

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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