Issue Date: 9/28/2014 (Official Release: #394)

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
 
3
 
US Urijah Faber  (35) 31-7-0
268
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 BW] Alex Caceres
 
4
NR
US Dominick Cruz  (29) 20-1-0
246
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
5
1
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (34) 16-3-0
224
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#43 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
6
1
BR Eduardo Dantas  (25) 16-3-0
206
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 BW] Anthony Leone
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#11 BW] Joe Warren
7
1
BR Marlon Moraes  (26) 14-4-1
185
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#65 FW] Cody Bollinger
 
8
1
BR Iuri Alcantara  (34) 31-5-0
184
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 BW] Russell Doane
 
9
NR
US Manny Gamburyan  (33) 14-8-0
182
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#61 BW] Cody Gibson
 
10
1
BR Raphael Assuncao  (32) 22-4-0
174
Last Fight: 2/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 BW] Pedro Munhoz
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 BW] Bryan Caraway
11
1
US Joe Warren  (37) 11-3-0
156
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#31 BW] Rafael Silva
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#6 BW] Eduardo Dantas
12
1
US Bryan Caraway  (30) 19-6-0
145
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#51 BW] Erik Perez
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#10 BW] Raphael Assuncao
13
5
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (30) 20-8-2
142
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 BW] Dominick Cruz
 
14
2
US Michael McDonald  (23) 16-3-0
136
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#3 BW] Urijah Faber
 
15
2
US Rob Font   11-1-0
128
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] George Roop
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#19 BW] Mitch Gagnon
16
2
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 27-9-0
128
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
17
2
US Chris Holdsworth   6-0-0
121
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#59 BW] Chico Camus
 
18
2
US Robert Emerson  (33) 17-10-0
121
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 BW] Joe Taimanglo
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#31 BW] Rafael Silva
19
2
CA Mitch Gagnon  (29) 11-2-0
117
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#114 BW] Tim Gorman
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 BW] Rob Font
20
2
US Jimmie Rivera   14-1-0
115
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#149 BW] Cody Stevens
Next Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#176 BW] Anthony Durnell
21
2
US Eddie Wineland  (30) 21-10-1
109
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 BW] Johnny Eduardo
 
22
NR
US Mike Richman  (29) 17-5-0
107
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#133 BW] Ed West
 
23
3
US Aljamain Sterling  (25) 10-0-0
106
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#74 BW] Hugo Viana
 
24
3
BR Marcos Galvao  (33) 16-6-1
104
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Thomas Vasquez
 
25
3
US Francisco Rivera  (32) 10-3-0
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
 
26
3
BR Luis Alberto Nogueira  (32) 18-3-1
99
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [Face to Face] vs  [#172 BW] Paulo Robinson
 
27
3
US Travis Marx  (36) 21-5-0
97
Last Fight: 11/08/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 BW] Joe Warren
 
28
3
US Russell Doane   14-4-0
97
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
29
3
KR Kyung Ho Kang  (27) 13-7-0
96
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
30
3
JP Michinori Tanaka  (23) 10-1-0
95
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 BW] Kyung Ho Kang
 
31
3
BR Rafael Silva  (29) 21-4-0
93
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 BW] Joe Warren
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 BW] Robert Emerson
32
3
BR Renato Carneiro   8-0-1
91
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#135 BW] Ismael Bonfim
 
33
3
US L.C. Davis  (33) 22-6-0
91
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#118 BW] Zeilton Rodrigues
 
34
3
JP Masanori Kanehara  (31) 24-11-5
91
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 BW] Alex Caceres
 
35
3
BR Rani Yahya  (29) 20-8-0
89
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#120 BW] Johnny Bedford
 
36
3
BR Pedro Munhoz  (28) 11-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#112 BW] Matt Hobar
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#304 LW] Jerrod Sanders
37
3
CA Yves Jabouin  (35) 20-9-0
88
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#78 BW] Mike Easton
 
38
3
US Joe Soto  (27) 15-3-0
87
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 BW] T.J. Dillashaw
 
39
3
US Alex Caceres  (26) 10-7-0
84
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 BW] Masanori Kanehara
 
40
3
UK Brett Johns  (22) 10-0-0
84
Last Fight: 4/12/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#82 BW] James Brum
 
41
3
US Luke Sanders  (28) 8-0-0
83
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#219 BW] Darrick Minner
 
42
3
US George Roop  (32) 15-11-1
83
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 BW] Rob Font
 
43
3
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (36) 18-3-2
81
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#5 BW] Bibiano Fernandes
 
44
2
US Jesse Brock   18-8-0
80
Last Fight: 5/16/2014 [Front Street Fights] vs  [NR] Omar Avelar
 
45
4
KR Soo-Chul Kim  (22) 9-5-0
80
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Issei Tamura
 
46
42
GU Joe Taimanglo  (30) 20-6-1
80
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#263 BW] Michael Parker
 
47
4
JP Yuta Sasaki  (24) 18-1-2
80
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 BW] Roland Delorme
 
48
4
US Kevin Croom   14-6-0
79
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#44 BW] Jesse Brock
 
49
4
UK Vaughan Lee  (31) 14-10-1
76
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
50
4
US Anthony Leone  (27) 13-7-0
73
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 

Issue Date: 9/28/2014 (Official Release: #394)

Previous Official Release: 9/21/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#75] Yuta Nezu-, [#198] Alexandre Texugo Ribeiro*, [#200] Dominick Sindone!, [#243] Brandon Moreno-, [#288] Xavier Siller-, [#294] Kwan Ho Kwak!, [#295] Ryo Iseki!, [#296] Kazuma Sone!, [#297] Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniwa!, [#298] Shantaram Maharaj!, [#299] Paul Gorman!, [#300] Tateki Matsuda!

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.

    • [...] (135) [#5] Alexis Vila (11-0-0) vs. [#21] Eduardo Dantas (12-2-0) Eduardo Dantas is the All-Time #18 ranked Bantamweight [...]

    • 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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    • [...] (135) [#58] Darren Uyenoyama (6-3-0) vs. [#93] Norifumi Yamamoto [...]

    • 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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