Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

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
 
5
 
BR Eduardo Dantas  (28) 19-4-0
257
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 BW] Joe Warren
Next Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#34 BW] Leandro Higo
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  [#52 BW] Josenaldo Silva
 
8
 
US Darrion Caldwell  (29) 10-1-0
203
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 BW] Joe Taimanglo
 
9
 
BR Iuri Alcantara  (36) 34-7-0
203
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 BW] Luke Sanders
 
10
 
US John Dodson  (32) 18-8-0
195
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 BW] Eddie Wineland
11
 
BR Raphael Assuncao  (34) 24-5-0
176
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
12
 
US Bryan Caraway  (32) 21-7-0
170
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
13
 
US Eddie Wineland  (32) 23-11-1
161
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 BW] Takeya Mizugaki
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#10 BW] John Dodson
14
 
US Joe Soto  (29) 18-5-0
153
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 BW] Rani Yahya
 
15
 
US Joe Warren  (40) 14-6-0
145
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
 
16
 
GU Joe Taimanglo  (32) 23-7-1
142
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 BW] Darrion Caldwell
 
17
 
US Aljamain Sterling  (27) 12-2-0
140
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 BW] Raphael Assuncao
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#40 BW] Augusto Mendes
18
 
BR Rafael Silva  (31) 28-5-0
137
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#48 BW] Victor Henry
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#36 BW] Shintaro Ishiwatari
19
 
FR Tom Duquesnoy  (23) 14-1-0
135
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#128 BW] Alan Philpott
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Patrick Williams
20
 
BR Pedro Munhoz  (30) 13-2-0
134
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#102 BW] Justin Scoggins
 
21
 
MX Erik Perez  (27) 17-6-0
124
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 BW] Felipe Arantes
 
22
 
BR Rani Yahya  (32) 23-9-0
123
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 BW] Joe Soto
 
23
 
BR Felipe Arantes  (29) 18-8-1
115
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 BW] Erik Perez
 
24
 
BR Thomas Almeida  (25) 21-1-0
115
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 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
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#115 BW] Min Woo Kim
26
2
UK Brett Johns  (25) 13-0-0
110
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 BW] Kwan Ho Kwak
 
27
2
BR Marcos Galvao  (34) 18-7-1
110
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#63 BW] L.C. Davis
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#21 FW] Emmanuel Sanchez
28
1
US Luke Sanders  (31) 11-1-0
110
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 BW] Iuri Alcantara
 
29
1
BR Johnny Eduardo  (36) 28-10-0
107
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [NR] Manny Gamburyan
Next Fight: 6/03/2017 [UFC] vs [#60 BW] Matthew Lopez
30
1
US Rob Font  (29) 13-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#247 BW] Matt Schnell
 
31
1
US Brian Kelleher  (30) 16-7-0
104
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [RoC] vs  [#108 FW] Julio Arce
 
32
1
RU Magomed Magomedov  (25) 13-1-0
102
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#69 BW] Oleg Borisov
 
33
1
US Chico Camus  (32) 18-7-0
101
Last Fight: 1/20/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#94 BW] Darrick Minner
 
34
1
BR Leandro Higo  (28) 17-2-0
100
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#96 BW] Steven Peterson
Next Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 BW] Eduardo Dantas
35
1
US Michael McDonald  (26) 17-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 BW] John Lineker
 
36
1
JP Shintaro Ishiwatari  (32) 21-6-4
99
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#248 FW] Jonathan Brookins
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#18 BW] Rafael Silva
37
1
RU Bekbulat Magomedov  (26) 18-1-0
97
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Donavon Frelow
 
38
1
JP Masakatsu Ueda  (39) 24-5-2
95
Last Fight: 3/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#48 BW] Victor Henry
 
39
1
US Cody Gibson  (29) 15-6-0
91
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#101 BW] Kyle Reyes
 
40
1
BR Augusto Mendes  (34) 6-1-0
91
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#42 BW] Frankie Saenz
Next Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#17 BW] Aljamain Sterling
41
1
US Juan Archuleta  (29) 13-1-0
87
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#110 BW] Derrick Mandell
 
42
1
US Frankie Saenz  (36) 11-5-0
86
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 BW] Augusto Mendes
 
43
2
CA Josh Hill  (30) 15-2-0
86
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#219 BW] Xavier Alaoui
 
44
 
JP Takeya Mizugaki  (33) 21-11-2
86
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Eddie Wineland
 
45
1
RU Timur Valiev  (27) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#88 BW] Chris Gutierrez
 
46
1
RU Khusein Askhabov  (22) 14-0-0
82
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [#319 LW] Donovan Desmae
 
47
1
BR Ricardo Lucas Ramos  (21) 10-1-0
78
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#61 BW] Michinori Tanaka
 
48
1
US Victor Henry  (29) 12-4-0
78
Last Fight: 3/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#38 BW] Masakatsu Ueda
 
49
1
JP Masanori Kanehara  (34) 26-13-5
76
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#276 BW] Charlie Alaniz
 
50
1
RU Rakhman Dudaev   19-4-0
75
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#108 BW] Daniel Virginio
 

Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

Previous Official Release: 3/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#26] Jesse Arnett+, [#52] Brad Pickett+, [#135] Johnny Bedford*, [#166] Ken Saotome*, [#200] Melquizael Costa da Conceicao+, [#227] Wanderley da Silva Ferreira Jr.!, [#264] Max Lima+, [#284] Cristian Quinonez!, [#307] Israel Ottoni!, [#316] Jefferson Oliveira*

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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