Bantamweight

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.

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)
Rating Formula:
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
451 1
US Isaiah Gutierrez  (30) 8-2-0
28
Last Fight: 9/23/2022 [Fury Fighting Championship] vs  [#135 BW] Carlos Vera
 
452 1
RU Ramzan Suleymanov  (27) 5-0-0
28
Last Fight: 11/26/2022 [Alash Pride] vs  [NR] Nessipbay Mukagali
 
453 1
US Ryan Kuse  (28) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 3/04/2022 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jamal Johnson
 
454 1
IN Kantharaj Shankar Agasa   12-3-0
28
Last Fight: 8/26/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Thales Nakassu
 
455 1
BR Rafael Luiz de Almeida  (35) 6-3-0
28
Last Fight: 9/03/2022 [coliseu combat aquidauana] vs  [NR] Willian Romario Pereira
 
456 1
KR Kyu Sung Kim   11-5-0
28
Last Fight: 6/11/2022 [Fairtex Fight Promotion] vs  [NR] Kritsada Kongsrichai
 
457 1
BR Gabriel Gomes   5-0-0
28
Last Fight: 10/08/2022 [Federal Gladiators Combat] vs  [NR] Rafael Jose
 
458 1
US Kale Moniz   6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 9/23/2022 [Fury Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Shane Torres
Next Fight: 2/17/2023 [Fury Fighting Championship] vs [#91 FLW] Carlos Lozoya
459 1
US Payton Talbott   4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [Urijah Fabers A1 Combat] vs  [NR] Anthony Jimenez
 
460 1
PK Uloomi Karim  (31) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 11/18/2022 [Matrix Fight Night] vs  [NR] Dhruv Chaudhary
 
461 1
TH Yodkaikaew Fairtex  (31) 7-6-1
27
Last Fight: 10/21/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#203 BW] Eko Roni Saputra
 
462 1
IT Emanuele Zaccaria   5-1-0
27
Last Fight: 10/07/2022 [Cage Warriors Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Bogdan Barbu
 
463 2
US Manny Lozoya  (33) 5-0-0
27
Last Fight: 3/27/2022 [Fury Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Allen Gabriel Silva
 
464 2
US Joel Haro  (28) 4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 9/24/2022 [Fierce Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Warren Weingartner
Next Fight: 2/11/2023 [Fierce Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Yazan Hajeh
465 2
US Brady Huang  (30) 12-4-0
27
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [Urijah Fabers A1 Combat] vs  [NR] Musa Toliver
 
466  
US Justin Wetzell  (31) 7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 11/18/2022 [Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)] vs  [#258 BW] Rafael do Nascimento
 
467 1
KG Ruslan Amuev   5-0-0
27
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [MMA SERIES] vs  [NR] Maksijon Kadirov
 
468 2
US Abdul Kamara   5-1-0
27
Last Fight: 10/14/2022 [iKon Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jose Torres
Next Fight: 2/05/2023 [Fury Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Shane Torres
469 2
BR Vinicius Ferreira  (26) 13-5-1
27
Last Fight: 11/19/2022 [Fusion Fight League Championship] vs  [NR] Victor Marinho
 
470 2
US Dre Miley  (31) 10-6-0
27
Last Fight: 11/18/2022 [Carlos Llinas International Productions] vs  [NR] Jesse Bazzi
 
471 4
US A.J. Robb   5-2-0
27
Last Fight: 12/11/2021 [Battle MMA Championships] vs  [NR] Brett Roller
 
472 1
BR Leandro da Silva Pereira  (24) 11-2-0
27
Last Fight: 6/24/2022 [Iron Man MMA] vs  [#232 BW] Matheus Henrique Correia
 
473 48
BR Inaildo Santos  (27) 9-2-0
27
Last Fight: 11/04/2022 [Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)] vs  [#103 BW] Jean Matsumoto
 
474 5
PY Pedro Colman   8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 12/18/2021 [Team Force MS] vs  [NR] Vinicius Mattos
Next Fight: 2/17/2023 [Ares Fighting Championship] vs [#596 FW] Asilder Badouiev
475 1
BR Lucas Aguiar  (28) 8-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/05/2022 [Number 1] vs  [#624 LW] Roberto Carlos Benitez Rolon
 

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: [#167] Magomed Idrisov*, [#297] Kevin Vallejos+, [#383] Mairon Santos Alves+, [#405] Alisher Gabdullin!, [#441] Borislav Nikolic+, [#448] Manoel Rodrigues!, [#550] Ivan Carlos Junior!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

<<< Ranked Fighters: 451-475 >>>

383 Comments

  1. jason August 20, 2018 at 6:26 am Reply

    Because good info is hard to find. We’ll shift you back on next update.

  2. shane howell August 20, 2018 at 6:26 am Reply

    That’s cool.when is the next update?

  3. jason August 20, 2018 at 6:26 am Reply

    Sunday most likely.

  4. Ryan Ciotoli August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    Anthony Leone ranked at 145, just dropped to 135lbs and is 8-0. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=6893A31F8C8DA55B

  5. M August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    Yusup’s last fight was at 45 against Charles Wilson, but his fights before that, which were against Jared McMahan, Jeff Charlebois, and Lloyd Carter were all at 35

  6. lloyd August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    All my fights are at 135

  7. tomb August 20, 2018 at 2:56 am Reply

    Hideo Tokoro 29-23-1 ranked in the top ten????

  8. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 2:56 am Reply

    tomb, eventually everyone’s going to fight everyone else and that shit will sort itself out. Besides, you should have seen what people thought of Japanese fighters at 155 and lower 3-5 years ago. Five years ago they were considered the dominant force in Flyweight through Lightweight. Only 3-4 years ago they were still highly competitive at Lightweight and the dominant force at Flyweight through Featherweight, with Urijah Faber being a bit of an outlier. Now they’re the dominant force at Flyweight and even there they’ve gone from having more or less a monopoly on it to only having four of the top ten. Things will straighten themselves out. Also, at the grass roots level Japan does still produce a fair amount of talent, and they are slowly getting better at weight cutting.

  9. Matt August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    No, Charlebois, and especially Carter were at 135. Trust me, I train with Yusup, he’s a bantamweight. He just occasionally can step up to 45 like his fight with Wilson.

  10. PAUL ELAM August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    BEEBE, CULLUM, HAVE BOTH FAUGHT WITH IN THE LAST MONTH. CULLUM HAS FAUGHT TWICE THAT I PERSONALLY KNOW OF BOTH VICTORIES. BRETT ROLLER (KOTC) IN NM. AND WICKY (DREAM 7)IN JAPAN

  11. joe mcdonough August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    you guys have jose vega at featherweight he is actually a bantamweight. he just took a couple last minute fights at 45 lbs. did you check out his ko of jarrod card at bellator 22?

  12. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Got it. Will include on next update.

  13. Geocom2 August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Chad George has replaced David Smith to fight John Hosman. George should be a good match up for Hosman and give Hosman all he can handle.

  14. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Lloyd you are at #146. What weight did you fight Darnell Davis at?

  15. Phalanx August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Jason “wild thing” sampson 135 4-0

    mundial and pan-am gold medalist

    watch out

  16. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    We are expanding to Top 100 on our next update.

  17. Brian Adams August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Hi, James Pennington’s record is actually 6.0.0. not 4.0.0. as you have on your site.

  18. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    I will always reply thoughtfully and comprehensively when someone questions A fighter’s ranking… but when someone complains about the entirety.. all I have to say is, make your own system =).

  19. air rider 4 August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    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

  20. aa. August 20, 2018 at 12:32 am Reply

    For some reason the upcoming Bellator fight between Michael McDonald and Eduardo Dantas is showing up being held in whatever Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup is

  21. Brian August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    James Pennington won via armbar on Saturday and should be 8.1.0.

  22. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Erik Perez should be listed as Mexican. He was born and raised there and is technically still a Mexican citizen, even though he trains out of Jackson’s. He is identified as Mexican on Sherdog too.

  23. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    It really is amazing how the Brazilians have taken over this division. Six out of the top seven bantamweights are Brazilian.

  24. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Getting close to time to expand Bantamweight another 50, eh?

  25. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    We’ve had him at 145… Brazilian info can be tough to track down.

    He should break in 135 on next update, probably around #175 or so.

  26. iverbure August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Luis Rafael a BW prospect who is 24-0? pretty sure he has beaten mostly cans but its impressive regardless is he close to cracking the top 250?

  27. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    A loser is not kept behind a winner for all eternity. In this case, Howell has beaten enough quality opponents to bypass both of those fighters, while those fighters haven’t done a whole lot since.

  28. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    Otsuka actually fights this weekend.. so maybe he’ll prove his ranking right or wrong.

  29. M August 20, 2018 at 12:19 am Reply

    Hey, Yusup’s last name is spelled “Saadulaev” Also, there was a ? for his country’s flag… He is from Dagistan, Russia but lives in the U.S., so it’s your call I guess.

  30. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:19 am Reply

    Fighters can pass other fighters that have beaten them if they have accomplished more since, or the winner has fallen off.

    I will take a look at their records to make sure there are no inconsistencies.

  31. Wreck1mgr August 20, 2018 at 12:19 am Reply

    Johnny Bedford is not moving up in weight classes. His original opponent fell out so he fought his last opponent at 145. He will remain at 135 lbs.

  32. Richy Lujan August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    JOE COCA is a USA fighter. Albuquerque, New Mexio.

  33. SHOOTO August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Wangnney is No.4 !?!? my god…

  34. Richy Lujan August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    only guy i would add to your list i can think of is Ivan Lopez (8-0). now with the WEC and is scheduled to fight Dominick Cruz April 5th.

  35. Brad Harper August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Chris David has never been finished. I thought that meant he had been beaten badly in one of his decision losses. But after looking into it, he actually has banged every fighter at least one of the rounds. I am interested to see how he will do in the WEC. I could see someone overlooking him. He’s an interesting guy to say the least. I went to his website. He’s been allover and has quite the inquisitive mind. No wonder he can’t be knocked out. A brain like that is must be hard to stop.

  36. Joe McDonough August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    So now you have 2 guys that Jose Vega destroyed above him in the rankings. Cody Bell and Danny Timms. Just messin around. But come on

  37. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Cody Bell was given credit for several amateur matches, Vega was missing out on a win, and Tims was being credited with an amateur win. These midwest guys are hard to keep track of. The biggest problem was that Vega’s last opponent did not have an accurate record.

    Upon next update, Vega will move up to about #65

  38. Richy Lujan August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    also Cole Escovedo if he beats Michael McDonald May 8th…

    and can Olly Bradstreet get love at Bantam if not Featherweight? lol.

  39. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Because Kelleher has more points than Garbrandt.

    For better or for worse, Sherdog is our main data source.

  40. oleg August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Which specific ad are you having problems with?

  41. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    The “low ranked” Leandro Issa? Isn’t/Wasn’t Issa ranked above Sirwan? Saenz’s win was a split decision as well.

    When a consistently much lower ranked fighter wins over a consistently much higher ranked fighter, that winning fighter’s new ranking is volatile.

  42. Iverbure August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    WHOEVER thought having these ads that constaly refresh was a good idea is an absolute fucking moron. I’ve used this site for years but rarely pop in anymore because this website is usable because of them.

  43. Austin August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Why is brian kelleher ranked higher than Cody garbrandt. And Dominic mazzota hasn’t been updated lately

  44. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Use the Search?

  45. Maryvale152 August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I love your rankings, I’ve followed them since 2007. However, I’m wondering how, statistically Frankie Saenz is ranked below Alcantara.

    Obviously, after the first fight Saenz was ranked above him. However, since that fight Alcantara fought once. Defeating the low ranked Leandro Issa. Meanwhile, Saenz fought twice; defeating Sirwan Kakai and losing a tough match to high ranked Uriah Faber.

    How does a win against Leandro Issa propel Iuri higher than Saenz whom should have increased the distance between him and Alcantara with his win over Kakai?
    There is no way a lost to Top 5 Faber could propel him so low that Alcantara is currently 5 spots ahead of him…could it?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    *a double post since my last message was not proof-read, and my auto-correct had changed the names of the fighters to random words so you had no idea whom I was talking about lol

  46. Austin brown August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Udate cody no love garbrandts ranking please. Cant wait to see where he is placed

  47. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    We included TUF bouts in the ratings computation (at a slightly reduced effect) retroactively.. a few months ago.

  48. Richard Wittmann August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Not sure of your point. He beat them both.

  49. Gui August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    In Australia we have Quite a few Bantamweights that deserve to be ranked here. Aden Hawke is 4-1 (4 in a row), Ben Ngyuen, Shantaram Maharaj, all have fought in the last 6 months but are not featured? Are there other qualifing parameters other than actually winning fights in the past year??

  50. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Not sure what you meant by: “Not sure of your point. He beat them both.”

    We have a fighter search….

    It appears we have him at 7-5, not 8-4.. so there is an issue with data. We will fix and see if this resolves the problem.

    EDIT: We had him as losing against Sindone, so this definitely impacted his rating.

  51. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Highly rated Feather = Higher rated Bantam

  52. Richard Wittmann August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I wonder how you rank people. Matt Brown from Wisconsin at 135 isn’t ranked with a 8-4 record. His last 2 wins against guys you have ranked.John Castinada and Dominic Sindone. What’s the deal?

  53. Spencer Foucher August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Why is Manny Gamburyan in the top 10? He didn’t beat anybody of note last night in my opinion and according to your rankings.

  54. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Gotta research.. broken block (Niinimaki) perhaps.

  55. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I’ll fix that Larry. Tell them they need to get on board with the rest of the planet (except for Shooto) and get their weight class names correct.

  56. Pablo August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Hi , great job , but something is wrong with the rank Bantamweight Matias Vasquez Nº 163 in the Rank is Chilean , he isn’t Costa Rican , and id the first chilean in a rank fron this page , please fix this , best regards

  57. mem gomez August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    ryan benoit should be higher watch this and see what u think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBqwhbM8zmA&feature=g-all-u

  58. larry srock August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    i have jeremy spoon was their “bantamweight” champion beating donald sanchez both guys weighed in 145.

  59. shane howell August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    How Come I’m ranked at 14 5lbs now?I weighed in at 137 and Jimmy van horn weighed in at 138.we fought at a catch weight at 138.

  60. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    yup = He’s finally at the right weight class after all those fights. He also just entered the list of fighters who have fought in the most weight divisions (5), though I may have to delve deeper into that, he may have fought at LHW or WW at some point.

  61. Chase Brown August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Mike Kyle should be judged at & listed at 205.

  62. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I think we;ll have to wait until #300 has 24 or 25 points. That seems to be the criteria.

  63. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    The way the rankings work is with rare exceptions, people are judged on the last weight class they fought in. Mike Kyle’s last fight was at HW. When he goes back down to LHW, he will be moved to LHW again and his score will be adjusted a bit to account for the weight difference.

    Exceptions are granted for situations such as Matt Lindland going up from MW to HW only to accomplish nothing (nor lose any points) when he got submitted by Fedor.

    Lindland was not a natural HW by any stretch and weighed in at 206 to just barely make it an official HW match. Kyle, on the other hand, fought 19 fights as a HW before dropping down… and since doing so, has fought another 4 fights at HW in between 5 fights at LHW. Not all of his recent HW fights were late replacement losses to elite HWs in SF either. There is no reason to grant him an exception.

  64. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Um, I’m a little confused how Takafumi Otsuka managed to land the #11 spot. I just don’t see it in his resume. Are you sure there wasn’t any error there?

  65. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    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.

  66. larry srock August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    cant believe terry acker is still unranked at 135# hes 4-0 and i know for a fact he would smash some guys on this list. edwin williams, sharkbait guitierez, and aaron ely to name a few.

  67. Totally August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Just wondering why Clay Sheen 5-1 is not listed in the Canadian Bantam Rankings or Ryan Knysh who just took away his KOTC Belt?

  68. Gggggg August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    What the hell. What about 9-0 Chad robichaux.

  69. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Acker is only a few spots outside the list.

  70. Rodrigo August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Andrew Leone #133 beat kyung ho kang #125 on sunday

  71. E. Bobonis August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Shah Bobonis moved down to 135 Lbs. and has won his last 6 fights. He now has a record of 14-6. He had and impressive KO win over Marcos da Matta, also known as “Parrumpinha” or “Parrumpa”, one of the top jiu-jitsu super featherweights in the 2000’s. This Carlson Gracie black belt would join the American Top Team at a later stage and become one of it’s most prestigious coaches while also leading a successful career in MMA. Most recently Bobonis got another win against veteran and black belt Aaron “Yoda” Williams from the camp of UFC veteran Alan Belcher in Biloxi, Mississippi.
    Bobonis has called out some top Bantamweights including Chase Bebee with no luck. He recently sign a contract with XFC US south east largest independent promotion. I think he should be rank as a bantamweight.

  72. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    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.

  73. tomb August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I think you give to much weight to these japanese fighters . though i know that japan carried mma for years. none of these fighters except for okami i cant think of any that has been able to carry the load against ufc/strikeforce fighters aoki got destroyed by melendez and sexiyama has lost his last two.

  74. al August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    In what world should Tyson Nam be considered the #5 bantamweight? Because he beat a clearly unproven Dantas? I cant in any way see this being justified.

  75. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    A bout in which he was stopped.

  76. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    @jcs: Eh, fair enough.
    @George Lucas: have you looked at Chad Robichaux’s record? Or more specifically the record of his opponents? Robichaux may be 11-1, but his first 9 opponents had a combined 3-6 record at the time they faced him. 7 have never had a win in their career before or after Robichaux. He is an utter can crusher. I’m not surprised that he does not compute to one of the top 150 BWs in the world.

  77. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    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.

  78. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Much appreciated on the Bantamweight expansion.

  79. larry srock August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    terry acker gets another W on his record with a dominant performance over kyle carver at king of the cage last night. that makes him 5-1 and hopefully adds him to the top 250

  80. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    It’s a combination of a couple of factors, all stemming from the fact that he’s a Japan-only fighter that was fortunate to fight Otsuka when he was ranked highly… so it’s like what we saw with Cobb to the next level.

    It’s a known fact that Japanese fighters solely fighting within their own population tend to be 15% overrated on average — those who fight more, may be even higher.. beyond 20% even. We see this when they finally do fight outside the pop. The only problem is that there’s no real good way to maintain this on an ongoing basis. We run that population adjustment once a year, but maybe it needs to be run more frequently. At the start of the year, everything seems kosher.. but it appears as the year comes to an end, it starts to present itself once more.

  81. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Looks like the bantamweight division’s top ten got quite a shake-up this week.

  82. Chris Porter August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I am definitely seconding the motion on expanding the BW’s. With the WEC and Bellator paying a lot of attention to them, as well as the Japanese promotions already doing a lot to highlight them, the BW’s are definitely deep enough to be ranked 150 or more.

  83. Phalanx Mgmt August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Jason Sampson is 6-0 last fought and won at STFC
    09/03/2010 Win Erik Perez Split Decision

  84. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply
  85. tm August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Trevor Mellen’s most recent 5 fights have been at bantamweight not featherweight

  86. LARRY SROCK August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    JEROD SPOON IS UNRANKED YET HE BEAT SHANE HOWELL, AND HE IS # 75. ALSO JASON SAMPSON BEAT HOWELL AND IS WAY UNDER HIM.

  87. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Thanks. We’ll get that fight in for Sampson for next update.

  88. Simon August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Sirwan Kakai is a Swede from Sweden.

  89. PLK June 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm Reply

    mix beat gravely recently for the 135 lb king of the cage belt. He should listed as 7-0 and much higher on rankings

  90. PLK August 20, 2018 at 12:32 am Reply

    mix beat gravely recently for the 135 lb king of the cage belt. He should listed as 7-0 and much higher on rankings

  91. booa June 8, 2018 at 6:35 am Reply

    set up the filter outside of ufc & bellator
    Clicking on the next rank will reset the filter

  92. booa August 20, 2018 at 12:32 am Reply

    set up the filter outside of ufc & bellator
    Clicking on the next rank will reset the filter

  93. aa. May 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm Reply

    For some reason the upcoming Bellator fight between Michael McDonald and Eduardo Dantas is showing up being held in whatever Belgorod Oblast MMA Cup is

  94. oleg November 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Which specific ad are you having problems with?

  95. Iverbure November 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm Reply

    WHOEVER thought having these ads that constaly refresh was a good idea is an absolute fucking moron. I’ve used this site for years but rarely pop in anymore because this website is usable because of them.

  96. jason June 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Alaoui is on the cusp of the list… mid 20s in points.

  97. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Alaoui is on the cusp of the list… mid 20s in points.

  98. marty June 27, 2016 at 8:54 pm Reply

    how many pts does Xavier Alaoui have? he’s 7-0 granted against mostly debuting fighters? I suspect he will be fighting on a bigger show soon with Firas as his coach

  99. marty August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    how many pts does Xavier Alaoui have? he’s 7-0 granted against mostly debuting fighters? I suspect he will be fighting on a bigger show soon with Firas as his coach

  100. jason March 28, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply

    Because Kelleher has more points than Garbrandt.

    For better or for worse, Sherdog is our main data source.

  101. Austin March 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Why is brian kelleher ranked higher than Cody garbrandt. And Dominic mazzota hasn’t been updated lately

  102. WSOF 28: Questionable Matchmaking for Moraes February 13, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

    […] 9th in Fightmatrix’s bantamweight rankings and is 10-0 in his past ten fights, including an 8-0 Decagon record. When the World Series of […]

  103. jason December 23, 2015 at 10:09 am Reply

    The “low ranked” Leandro Issa? Isn’t/Wasn’t Issa ranked above Sirwan? Saenz’s win was a split decision as well.

    When a consistently much lower ranked fighter wins over a consistently much higher ranked fighter, that winning fighter’s new ranking is volatile.

  104. Maryvale152 December 23, 2015 at 5:19 am Reply

    I love your rankings, I’ve followed them since 2007. However, I’m wondering how, statistically Frankie Saenz is ranked below Alcantara.

    Obviously, after the first fight Saenz was ranked above him. However, since that fight Alcantara fought once. Defeating the low ranked Leandro Issa. Meanwhile, Saenz fought twice; defeating Sirwan Kakai and losing a tough match to high ranked Uriah Faber.

    How does a win against Leandro Issa propel Iuri higher than Saenz whom should have increased the distance between him and Alcantara with his win over Kakai?
    There is no way a lost to Top 5 Faber could propel him so low that Alcantara is currently 5 spots ahead of him…could it?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    *a double post since my last message was not proof-read, and my auto-correct had changed the names of the fighters to random words so you had no idea whom I was talking about lol

  105. jason September 19, 2015 at 10:48 am Reply

    Use the Search?

  106. ben September 19, 2015 at 10:17 am Reply

    Where did josh hill go on rankings? he is now 12-1 with only loss to #8 marlon moraes by a close decision.

  107. ben August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Where did josh hill go on rankings? he is now 12-1 with only loss to #8 marlon moraes by a close decision.

  108. Austin brown July 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Udate cody no love garbrandts ranking please. Cant wait to see where he is placed

  109. jason December 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm Reply

    Gotta research.. broken block (Niinimaki) perhaps.

  110. Feno December 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Why the massive bump in Yahya’s ranking?

  111. Feno August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Why the massive bump in Yahya’s ranking?

  112. jason September 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Not sure what you meant by: “Not sure of your point. He beat them both.”

    We have a fighter search….

    It appears we have him at 7-5, not 8-4.. so there is an issue with data. We will fix and see if this resolves the problem.

    EDIT: We had him as losing against Sindone, so this definitely impacted his rating.

  113. Richard Wittmann September 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Not sure of your point. He beat them both.

  114. Richard Wittmann September 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I wonder how you rank people. Matt Brown from Wisconsin at 135 isn’t ranked with a 8-4 record. His last 2 wins against guys you have ranked.John Castinada and Dominic Sindone. What’s the deal?

  115. jason September 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Highly rated Feather = Higher rated Bantam

  116. Spencer Foucher September 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Why is Manny Gamburyan in the top 10? He didn’t beat anybody of note last night in my opinion and according to your rankings.

  117. jason September 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Yes, winning against quality competition.

  118. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Yes, winning against quality competition.

  119. Gui September 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

    In Australia we have Quite a few Bantamweights that deserve to be ranked here. Aden Hawke is 4-1 (4 in a row), Ben Ngyuen, Shantaram Maharaj, all have fought in the last 6 months but are not featured? Are there other qualifing parameters other than actually winning fights in the past year??

  120. Frankie Bollinger July 9, 2014 at 2:23 am Reply

    Bollinger moving to feather weight
    please feel free to underestimate us there
    thank you

  121. Frankie Bollinger August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Bollinger moving to feather weight
    please feel free to underestimate us there
    thank you

  122. jason June 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    We included TUF bouts in the ratings computation (at a slightly reduced effect) retroactively.. a few months ago.

  123. Chromium June 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm Reply

    Um, any particular reason Chris Holdsworth is #15? Because looking at his record I can’t make heads or tails of it. He’s 6-0. His best win is Chico Camus, who is #76, and Davey Grant, who is #128, and he doesn’t seem to have fought higher than Featherweight (I could be wrong), or fought anyone notable on the indies. Were his Ultimate Fighter house wins counted or something?

  124. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Um, any particular reason Chris Holdsworth is #15? Because looking at his record I can’t make heads or tails of it. He’s 6-0. His best win is Chico Camus, who is #76, and Davey Grant, who is #128, and he doesn’t seem to have fought higher than Featherweight (I could be wrong), or fought anyone notable on the indies. Were his Ultimate Fighter house wins counted or something?

  125. Bryan June 3, 2014 at 2:16 am Reply

    The UFC told him to drop down to 135, cause they need more in that division. I say we should see him there soon.

  126. Bryan August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    The UFC told him to drop down to 135, cause they need more in that division. I say we should see him there soon.

  127. jason April 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply

    I’ll look at it… He has dropped two divisions really quickly AND with wins. Very unusual situation.

  128. Aaron April 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Yeah, how did that happen? It would be tough to convince me that he could beat anyone else in the top 50.

  129. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    I’ll look at it… He has dropped two divisions really quickly AND with wins. Very unusual situation.

  130. oleg April 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Woah, Rob Emerson lands at 7? Not a name I though I’d ever see in the bantamweight Top 10…

  131. Aaron August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Yeah, how did that happen? It would be tough to convince me that he could beat anyone else in the top 50.

  132. oleg August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Woah, Rob Emerson lands at 7? Not a name I though I’d ever see in the bantamweight Top 10…

  133. jason March 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Almost.

  134. jason August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Almost.

  135. Chromium March 27, 2014 at 4:16 am Reply

    Getting close to time to expand Bantamweight another 50, eh?

  136. oleg December 18, 2013 at 11:22 am Reply

    Seems like he’s a Russian (likely Dagestani judging by the name) living in France. Some sites bill him as from Russia, others as France… not sure what the right answer is.

  137. iverbure December 18, 2013 at 6:58 am Reply

    Magomed Biboulatov is he really from France? sounds like he is Russian.

  138. oleg August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Seems like he’s a Russian (likely Dagestani judging by the name) living in France. Some sites bill him as from Russia, others as France… not sure what the right answer is.

  139. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Magomed Biboulatov is he really from France? sounds like he is Russian.

  140. jason December 12, 2013 at 1:15 pm Reply

    We’ve had him at 145… Brazilian info can be tough to track down.

    He should break in 135 on next update, probably around #175 or so.

  141. iverbure December 12, 2013 at 1:42 am Reply

    Luis Rafael a BW prospect who is 24-0? pretty sure he has beaten mostly cans but its impressive regardless is he close to cracking the top 250?

  142. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC on FOX 9 (12-14-2013) December 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm Reply

    […] are winless against common opposition. . Flyweight (125) [#4] Zach Makovsky (16-4-0) vs. [#30BW] Scott Jorgensen […]

  143. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 167 (11-16-2013) November 11, 2013 at 11:36 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#15FLY] Will Campuzano (13-4-0, +336) vs. [#65] Sergio Pettis (9-0-0, […]

  144. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC for the Troops (11-03-2013) November 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#14] George Roop (14-9-1, +207) vs. [#40] Francisco Rivera (9-2-0, […]

  145. jason October 25, 2013 at 10:03 am Reply

    Stay active, beat good fighters, and make sure Sherdog has your complete record.

  146. Lloyd Carter October 25, 2013 at 6:16 am Reply

    How do I get ranked

  147. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Stay active, beat good fighters, and make sure Sherdog has your complete record.

  148. Lloyd Carter August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    How do I get ranked

  149. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 166 (10-14-2013) October 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#18] Kyoji Horiguchi (11-1-0, -161) vs. [#109] Dustin Pague (11-8-0, […]

  150. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 165 (09-21-2013) September 18, 2013 at 11:39 am Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#43FW] Wilson Reis (16-4-0, +156) vs. [#61] Ivan Menjivar (25-10-0, […]

  151. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 28 (09-04-2013) September 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply

    […] (125) [#28] Ali Bagautinov (10-2-0, 125.0lb, -274) vs. [#131BW] Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (20-4-1, 126.0lb, […]

  152. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 26 (08-17-2013) August 15, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

    […] (135) [NA] Iuri Alcantara (28-4-0, +230) vs. [NA] Urijah Faber (28-6-0, -244) Urijah Faber is the All-Time #6 ranked Bantamweight and #10 ranked Absolute […]

  153. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: World Series of Fighting 4 (08-10-2013) August 8, 2013 at 9:37 am Reply

    […] (135) [#6] Marlon Moraes (10-4-1, -476) vs. [#86] Brandon Hempleman (9-1-0, […]

  154. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 163 (08-03-2013) July 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply

    […] both are winless against common opposition. . Flyweight (125) [#8] Ian McCall (11-4-1) vs. [#90BW] Iliarde Santos (27-7-1) Ian McCall is the All-Time #13 ranked Flyweight […]

  155. Brian July 29, 2013 at 4:21 pm Reply

    James Pennington won via armbar on Saturday and should be 8.1.0.

  156. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 161 (06-15-2013) June 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#31] Yves Jabouin (18-8-0, -342) vs. [#112] Dustin Pague (11-7-0, […]

  157. ThonolansGhost June 10, 2013 at 8:33 am Reply

    It really is amazing how the Brazilians have taken over this division. Six out of the top seven bantamweights are Brazilian.

  158. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC on FuelTV 10 (06-08-2013) June 5, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    […] (135) [#8] Raphael Assuncao (19-4-0, -331) vs. [#67] Vaughan Lee (13-8-1, […]

  159. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 5 (12-08-2012) May 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#24] Scott Jorgensen (13-6-0) vs. [#190] John Albert (7-3-0) Scott Jorgensen is the All-Time #15 ranked Bantamweight […]

  160. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC on Fox 8 (05-18-2013) May 15, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply

    […] (135) [#9] Iuri Alcantara (27-4-0, -517) vs. [#65] Iliarde Santos (27-6-1, […]

  161. Chromium April 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Erik Perez should be listed as Mexican. He was born and raised there and is technically still a Mexican citizen, even though he trains out of Jackson’s. He is identified as Mexican on Sherdog too.

  162. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 159 (04-27-2013) April 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#29] Johnny Bedford (19-9-1, +112) vs. [#36] Erik Perez (13-4-0, […]

  163. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: TUF 17 Finale (04-12-2013) April 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#4] Urijah Faber (27-6-0, -458) vs. [#27] Scott Jorgensen (14-6-0, +354) Urijah Faber is the All-Time #11 ranked […]

  164. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 158 (03-16-20103) March 11, 2013 at 10:52 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#51] T.J. Dillashaw (6-1-0) vs. [#158] Issei Tamura […]

  165. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 8 (03-03-2013) February 28, 2013 at 10:03 am Reply

    […] (135) [#33] Alex Caceres (8-5-0) vs. [#53] Kyung Ho Kang […]

  166. jason February 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Last I heard, he was way ahead of schedule and is expected to come back summer/fall.

  167. oleg February 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Does Dominc Cruz really exist? Will he ever fight again?

  168. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Last I heard, he was way ahead of schedule and is expected to come back summer/fall.

  169. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Does Dominc Cruz really exist? Will he ever fight again?

  170. Samwise Gamgee February 24, 2013 at 6:22 am Reply

    Let’s just pretend Dominick Cruz doesn’t exist so everyone else has a chance….

  171. Samwise Gamgee August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Let’s just pretend Dominick Cruz doesn’t exist so everyone else has a chance….

  172. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel 7 (02-16-2013) February 15, 2013 at 11:49 am Reply

    […] Championship (135) [#1] Renan Barao (29-1-0, 134.0lb) vs. [#6] Michael McDonald (15-1-0, 134.0lb) Renan Barao is the All-Time #19 […]

  173. MFC News: ‘Bushido’ Bercier to face Silva at MFC 36 & Birchak signed to MFC’s new bantamweight division – MMA Opinion February 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm Reply

    […] currently ranked 91st in the world by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/bantamweight/2/), has a well-established background in wrestling including AAU All-American honors, but his overall […]

  174. Anthony Birchak breathes life into MFC’s new bantamweight division January 18, 2013 at 11:40 am Reply

    […] currently ranked 91st in the world by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/bantamweight/2/), has a well-established background in wrestling including AAU All-American honors, but his overall […]

  175. Canada’s MFC announces creation of bantamweight division | Pro Fighting Fans: MMA News & Fan Site January 18, 2013 at 8:35 am Reply

    […] currently ranked 91st in the world by Fight Matrix, has a well-established background in wrestling including AAU All-American honors, but his overall […]

  176. H2HK MMA News: 135-pound ranks will debut at MFC 37 in May | Hand2Hand Kombat January 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

    […] currently ranked 91st in the world by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/bantamweight/2/), has a well-established background in wrestling including AAU All-American honors, but his […]

  177. Birchak breathes life into MFC’s new bantamweight division | MFC January 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm Reply

    […] currently ranked 91st in the world by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/bantamweight/2/), has a well-established background in wrestling including AAU All-American honors, but his overall […]

  178. Pablo January 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Hi , great job , but something is wrong with the rank Bantamweight Matias Vasquez Nº 163 in the Rank is Chilean , he isn’t Costa Rican , and id the first chilean in a rank fron this page , please fix this , best regards

  179. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 155 (12-29-2012) December 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#9] Eddie Wineland (19-8-1, 135.0lb) vs. [#10] Brad Pickett (22-6-0, 136.0lb) Eddie Wineland is the All-Time #9 ranked Bantamweight […]

  180. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel (Franklin/Le): 2012-11-10 November 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#20] Takeya Mizugaki (15-7-2, 135.5lb) vs. [#75] Jeff Hougland (10-5-0, 135.0lb) Takeya Mizugaki is the All-Time #16 ranked Bantamweight […]

  181. jack burns October 17, 2012 at 12:15 am Reply

    josh “the cake” baker- pro bantamweight fighter with a 5-0 record. most recent fight was september 22nd and all 5 of his pro fights are in 2012.

  182. jack burns August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    josh “the cake” baker- pro bantamweight fighter with a 5-0 record. most recent fight was september 22nd and all 5 of his pro fights are in 2012.

  183. jason October 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply

    We’re starting to see it in the women now too. Before, it was just prevalent in the men… but the women are starting to pull away.

    I thought we had a handle on it, but it seems to be getting even worse. This is definitely a top priority issue for 2013.

  184. ThonolansGhost October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply

    “It’s a known fact that Japanese fighters solely fighting within their own population tend to be 15% overrated on average — those who fight more, may be even higher.. beyond 20% even.”

    Definitely beyond 20%. We’ve seen the proof many, many times whenever these guys start fighting in the UFC. Not just the Japanese fighters, but the majority of fighters who makes a name for themselves fighting mostly in Japan.

  185. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    We’re starting to see it in the women now too. Before, it was just prevalent in the men… but the women are starting to pull away.

    I thought we had a handle on it, but it seems to be getting even worse. This is definitely a top priority issue for 2013.

  186. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    “It’s a known fact that Japanese fighters solely fighting within their own population tend to be 15% overrated on average — those who fight more, may be even higher.. beyond 20% even.”

    Definitely beyond 20%. We’ve seen the proof many, many times whenever these guys start fighting in the UFC. Not just the Japanese fighters, but the majority of fighters who makes a name for themselves fighting mostly in Japan.

  187. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 5 (09-29-2012) September 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#17] Yves Jabouin (18-7-0, 136.0lb) vs. [#42] Brad Pickett (21-6-0, […]

  188. jason September 26, 2012 at 7:48 am Reply

    It’s a combination of a couple of factors, all stemming from the fact that he’s a Japan-only fighter that was fortunate to fight Otsuka when he was ranked highly… so it’s like what we saw with Cobb to the next level.

    It’s a known fact that Japanese fighters solely fighting within their own population tend to be 15% overrated on average — those who fight more, may be even higher.. beyond 20% even. We see this when they finally do fight outside the pop. The only problem is that there’s no real good way to maintain this on an ongoing basis. We run that population adjustment once a year, but maybe it needs to be run more frequently. At the start of the year, everything seems kosher.. but it appears as the year comes to an end, it starts to present itself once more.

  189. Chromium September 26, 2012 at 12:28 am Reply

    Um, I’m aware of how Fight Matrix ranks but I still can’t for the life of me figure out how Maeda landed so high. None of his recent wins warrant him being anywhere near the top 10. Are you sure this isn’t a mistake?

    Also a lot of the BW rankings seem like there was simply some sort of glitch in the system. I normally defend Fight Matrix as by far the best computerized rankings but I’m pretty vexed by the BW rankings here.

  190. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Um, I’m aware of how Fight Matrix ranks but I still can’t for the life of me figure out how Maeda landed so high. None of his recent wins warrant him being anywhere near the top 10. Are you sure this isn’t a mistake?

    Also a lot of the BW rankings seem like there was simply some sort of glitch in the system. I normally defend Fight Matrix as by far the best computerized rankings but I’m pretty vexed by the BW rankings here.

  191. mem gomez September 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply

    ryan benoit should be higher watch this and see what u think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBqwhbM8zmA&feature=g-all-u

  192. larry srock September 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm Reply

    man its tough out here for a bantamweight!

  193. jason September 17, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

    #294

  194. larry srock August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    man its tough out here for a bantamweight!

  195. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    #294

  196. larry srock September 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm Reply

    terry acker gets another W on his record with a dominant performance over kyle carver at king of the cage last night. that makes him 5-1 and hopefully adds him to the top 250

  197. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 153 (9-22-2012) September 16, 2012 at 9:21 am Reply

    […] are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#72] Mitch Gagnon (8-2-0) vs. [#102] Walel Watson […]

  198. al August 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm Reply

    In what world should Tyson Nam be considered the #5 bantamweight? Because he beat a clearly unproven Dantas? I cant in any way see this being justified.

  199. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 150 (08-11-2012) August 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#72] Chico Camus (11-3-0) vs. [#86] Dustin Pague […]

  200. E. Bobonis August 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm Reply

    Shah Bobonis moved down to 135 Lbs. and has won his last 6 fights. He now has a record of 14-6. He had and impressive KO win over Marcos da Matta, also known as “Parrumpinha” or “Parrumpa”, one of the top jiu-jitsu super featherweights in the 2000’s. This Carlson Gracie black belt would join the American Top Team at a later stage and become one of it’s most prestigious coaches while also leading a successful career in MMA. Most recently Bobonis got another win against veteran and black belt Aaron “Yoda” Williams from the camp of UFC veteran Alan Belcher in Biloxi, Mississippi.
    Bobonis has called out some top Bantamweights including Chase Bebee with no luck. He recently sign a contract with XFC US south east largest independent promotion. I think he should be rank as a bantamweight.

  201. ThonolansGhost July 22, 2012 at 12:39 pm Reply

    I think we;ll have to wait until #300 has 24 or 25 points. That seems to be the criteria.

  202. larry srock July 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply

    this list needs to be expanded to at least top 300. you have edwin williams at 250 and you have 2 very good fighters that just fought each other unranked, both of which would smash williams.

    edwin williams 6-6 #250

    alan nascimento 6-0 unranked

    terry acker 4-1 unranked

    just doesnt make sense and im sure there are others im leaving out.

  203. larry srock August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    this list needs to be expanded to at least top 300. you have edwin williams at 250 and you have 2 very good fighters that just fought each other unranked, both of which would smash williams.

    edwin williams 6-6 #250

    alan nascimento 6-0 unranked

    terry acker 4-1 unranked

    just doesnt make sense and im sure there are others im leaving out.

  204. ThonolansGhost July 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Amazing to see how far the japanese fighters have fallen. They used to dominate this division, nowadays, none of them are in the top 16. These days the americans and brazilians have almost completely taken over.

  205. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 149 (07-17-2012) July 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    […] Championship (135) [#3] Urijah Faber (26-5-0) vs. [#5] Renan Barao (28-1-0) Urijah Faber is the All-Time #9 ranked Absolute […]

  206. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Amazing to see how far the japanese fighters have fallen. They used to dominate this division, nowadays, none of them are in the top 16. These days the americans and brazilians have almost completely taken over.

  207. ThonolansGhost July 14, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply

    Interesting… all of the top 13 guys in this division are from the USA or Brazil.

  208. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 2:56 am Reply

    Interesting… all of the top 13 guys in this division are from the USA or Brazil.

  209. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FuelTV 4 (07-09-2012) July 9, 2012 at 10:26 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#79] Vaughan Lee (12-7-1) vs. [#86] TJ Dillashaw […]

  210. Chromium July 4, 2012 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Quick question: why is Tuerxun Jumabieke identified as Swiss? Everything I’ve been able to find on him indicates that he’s Chinese, and that he also trains out of China. I could be wrong, but are you sure that is correct?

  211. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Quick question: why is Tuerxun Jumabieke identified as Swiss? Everything I’ve been able to find on him indicates that he’s Chinese, and that he also trains out of China. I could be wrong, but are you sure that is correct?

  212. larry srock June 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm Reply

    i have jeremy spoon was their “bantamweight” champion beating donald sanchez both guys weighed in 145.

  213. jason June 27, 2012 at 9:04 am Reply

    I’ll fix that Larry. Tell them they need to get on board with the rest of the planet (except for Shooto) and get their weight class names correct.

  214. larry srock June 27, 2012 at 3:32 am Reply

    you have gerald sadillo and jerrod sanders ranked in bantam weight and they both last fought for king of the cage at 145. they call that weight class bantamweight but should be featherweight. i train with sanders and 135 for him isnt a hard cut, its impossible.

  215. larry srock August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    you have gerald sadillo and jerrod sanders ranked in bantam weight and they both last fought for king of the cage at 145. they call that weight class bantamweight but should be featherweight. i train with sanders and 135 for him isnt a hard cut, its impossible.

  216. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 3 – (06-08-2012) June 6, 2012 at 8:01 am Reply

    […] winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#61] Jared Papazian (14-7-0) vs. [#184] Dustin Pague […]

  217. Brian Adams June 5, 2012 at 2:52 am Reply

    Hi, James Pennington’s record is actually 6.0.0. not 4.0.0. as you have on your site.

  218. mma4life June 3, 2012 at 11:10 am Reply

    nate williams is a 125 fighter why isnt he in the flyweight rankings any more

  219. mma4life August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    nate williams is a 125 fighter why isnt he in the flyweight rankings any more

  220. larry srock May 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm Reply

    im calling out the only local guy on here that he doesnt train with or i dont manage. we will see how that plays out.

  221. larry srock August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    im calling out the only local guy on here that he doesnt train with or i dont manage. we will see how that plays out.

  222. jason May 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Acker is only a few spots outside the list.

  223. larry srock May 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm Reply

    cant believe terry acker is still unranked at 135# hes 4-0 and i know for a fact he would smash some guys on this list. edwin williams, sharkbait guitierez, and aaron ely to name a few.

  224. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FOX 3 (2012-05-02) May 3, 2012 at 11:42 am Reply

    […] (125) [#56BW] John Lineker (19-5-0) vs. [#227BW] Louis Gaudinot […]

  225. ThonolansGhost April 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm Reply

    Nice to see that you’ve expanded the rankings for flyweight and bantamweight- keep up the good work.

  226. ThonolansGhost August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Nice to see that you’ve expanded the rankings for flyweight and bantamweight- keep up the good work.

  227. jason March 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm Reply

    Sunday most likely.

  228. shane howell March 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm Reply

    That’s cool.when is the next update?

  229. jason March 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Because good info is hard to find. We’ll shift you back on next update.

  230. shane howell March 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm Reply

    How Come I’m ranked at 14 5lbs now?I weighed in at 137 and Jimmy van horn weighed in at 138.we fought at a catch weight at 138.

  231. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 60 (03-10-2012) March 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#4] Pat Curran (16-4-0) vs. [#9BW] Joe Warren (7-2-0) Pat Curran is the All-Time #23 ranked Featherweight […]

  232. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program – UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann (2012-03-03) February 28, 2012 at 9:27 am Reply

    […] (125) [#3BW] Joseph Benavidez (15-2-0) vs. [#3] Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-4-6) Yasuhiro Urushitani is the All-Time #2 ranked […]

  233. Norman February 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply

    That Mizugaki decision was such BS

  234. Norman August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    That Mizugaki decision was such BS

  235. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 144 (02-25-2012) February 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#14] Takeya Mizugaki (15-6-2) vs. [#57] Chris Cariaso (12-4-0) Takeya Mizugaki is the All-Time #15 ranked Bantamweight […]

  236. Ray February 13, 2012 at 10:23 am Reply

    Anthony leone #222 featherweight beat Paul Gorman #150 bantemweight. Armbar 2nd round

  237. Ray August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Anthony leone #222 featherweight beat Paul Gorman #150 bantemweight. Armbar 2nd round

  238. jason February 10, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

    What is this ranking site you are comparing us to?

  239. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    What is this ranking site you are comparing us to?

  240. John Malone February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply

    Hi my friend Damien Rooney who is ranked No.11 in the UK isnt even in the list whereas people who are ranked below him in the UK and even in Ireland are above him in the rankings.

  241. John Malone August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    Hi my friend Damien Rooney who is ranked No.11 in the UK isnt even in the list whereas people who are ranked below him in the UK and even in Ireland are above him in the rankings.

  242. Rodrigo February 7, 2012 at 6:15 am Reply

    Andrew Leone #133 beat kyung ho kang #125 on sunday

  243. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 143 (02-04-2012) February 1, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#38] Alex Caceres (6-4-0) vs. [#67] Edwin Figueroa […]

  244. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX (01-20-2011) January 20, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply

    […] (135) [#45] Nick Denis (10-2-0, 135.5lb) vs. [#177] Joseph Sandoval (6-1-0, […]

  245. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: DREAM (12-31-2011) December 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#4] Bibiano Fernandes (9-3-0) vs. [#32] Rodolfo Marques Diniz […]

  246. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: TUF 14 Finale (12-03-2011) December 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Yves Edwards leads 2-1 . Bantamweight (135) [#54] Johnny Bedford (17-9-1) vs. [#20FLY] Louis Gaudinot […]

  247. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Tachi Fights 11 (12-02-2011) December 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#81] Cody Gibson (5-1-0) vs. [#124] Ulysses Gomez […]

  248. Mackles November 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    why jonathan Mackles want to 135 he a top 125 fight

  249. Mackles August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    why jonathan Mackles want to 135 he a top 125 fight

  250. jason November 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm Reply

    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.

  251. TLC November 26, 2011 at 5:17 am Reply

    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.

  252. TLC November 26, 2011 at 5:12 am Reply

    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.

  253. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 59 (11-24-2011) November 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm Reply

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

  254. jason November 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm Reply

    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.

  255. air rider 4 November 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm Reply

    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

  256. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    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.

  257. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 139 (11-19-2011) November 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Ryan Bader leads 2-1 . Bantamweight (135) [#17] Michael McDonald (13-1-0) vs. [#136] Alex Soto […]

  258. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 1 (11-12-2011) November 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply

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

  259. TLC November 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm Reply

    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.

  260. TLC August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    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.

  261. jason November 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm Reply

    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.

  262. air rider 4 November 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm Reply

    my apologies, it just caught me off guard. but may you please answer my questions though on how they are ranked how they currently are? i didnt mean to get all complainish, it just caught me off guard. apologies man.

  263. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    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.

  264. air rider 4 August 20, 2018 at 12:35 am Reply

    my apologies, it just caught me off guard. but may you please answer my questions though on how they are ranked how they currently are? i didnt mean to get all complainish, it just caught me off guard. apologies man.

  265. jason November 7, 2011 at 9:14 am Reply

    I will always reply thoughtfully and comprehensively when someone questions A fighter’s ranking… but when someone complains about the entirety.. all I have to say is, make your own system =).

  266. air rider 4 November 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm Reply

    how the hell is bibiano fernandes number 3 above faber and bowles and same for villa who is top ten while torres jorgensen and johnson are not in the top ten? even tokoro and banuelos and makavsky and warren are too high but i would put makovsky at ten.

  267. air rider 4 August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    how the hell is bibiano fernandes number 3 above faber and bowles and same for villa who is top ten while torres jorgensen and johnson are not in the top ten? even tokoro and banuelos and makavsky and warren are too high but i would put makovsky at ten.

  268. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 138 (11-05-2011) November 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#12] Renan Barao (26-1-0) vs. [#35] Brad Pickett […]

  269. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ring-Side MMA 12 (10-21-2011) October 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm Reply

    […] (136) [#76FW] Mitch Gagnon (7-1-0, 136.0lb) vs. [#102] David Harris (6-2-1, […]

  270. ThonolansGhost September 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Looks like the bantamweight division’s top ten got quite a shake-up this week.

  271. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Ultimate Fighter 14, Episode 1 Review – Page 22 September 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm Reply

    […] TJ Dillashaw: defeated [NR] Matt Jaggers via TKO in the first […]

  272. Rodrigo September 18, 2011 at 6:08 am Reply

    Andrew Leone beat Soo Chul Kim #140 in 28 seconds, before Leanrdo Issa #76 beat him by decision. Why isnt Andrew Leone ranked?

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Andrew-Leone-67172

  273. Rodrigo August 20, 2018 at 12:29 am Reply

    Andrew Leone beat Soo Chul Kim #140 in 28 seconds, before Leanrdo Issa #76 beat him by decision. Why isnt Andrew Leone ranked?

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Andrew-Leone-67172

  274. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » Ranking ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14′ Contestants – Page 23 August 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm Reply

    […] BW] Jimmie Rivera[#67] Bryan […]

  275. QUIZ: Which top 10 fighter has lost more than he has finished? – Page 3 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums August 17, 2011 at 2:02 am Reply

    […] […]

  276. QUIZ: Which top 10 fighter has lost more than he has finished? – Page 2 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums August 17, 2011 at 1:41 am Reply

    […] […]

  277. Chromium July 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm Reply

    tomb, eventually everyone’s going to fight everyone else and that shit will sort itself out. Besides, you should have seen what people thought of Japanese fighters at 155 and lower 3-5 years ago. Five years ago they were considered the dominant force in Flyweight through Lightweight. Only 3-4 years ago they were still highly competitive at Lightweight and the dominant force at Flyweight through Featherweight, with Urijah Faber being a bit of an outlier. Now they’re the dominant force at Flyweight and even there they’ve gone from having more or less a monopoly on it to only having four of the top ten. Things will straighten themselves out. Also, at the grass roots level Japan does still produce a fair amount of talent, and they are slowly getting better at weight cutting.

  278. tomb June 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm Reply

    I think you give to much weight to these japanese fighters . though i know that japan carried mma for years. none of these fighters except for okami i cant think of any that has been able to carry the load against ufc/strikeforce fighters aoki got destroyed by melendez and sexiyama has lost his last two.

  279. Jonathan June 2, 2011 at 10:16 am Reply

    Brian Ebersole has fought in every weight class from lightweight to heavyweight, he may be another candidate.

  280. Jonathan August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Brian Ebersole has fought in every weight class from lightweight to heavyweight, he may be another candidate.

  281. jason June 1, 2011 at 7:40 am Reply

    yup = He’s finally at the right weight class after all those fights. He also just entered the list of fighters who have fought in the most weight divisions (5), though I may have to delve deeper into that, he may have fought at LHW or WW at some point.

  282. tomb May 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Hideo Tokoro 29-23-1 ranked in the top ten????

  283. jason May 28, 2011 at 8:06 am Reply

    Otsuka actually fights this weekend.. so maybe he’ll prove his ranking right or wrong.

  284. Chromium May 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm Reply

    @jcs: Eh, fair enough.
    @George Lucas: have you looked at Chad Robichaux’s record? Or more specifically the record of his opponents? Robichaux may be 11-1, but his first 9 opponents had a combined 3-6 record at the time they faced him. 7 have never had a win in their career before or after Robichaux. He is an utter can crusher. I’m not surprised that he does not compute to one of the top 150 BWs in the world.

  285. jason May 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm Reply

    No issues. He beat Mishima at FW, had three very close fights to pretty decent fighters, and took his points to Bantam, then had a win over Hori.

  286. Chromium May 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Um, I’m a little confused how Takafumi Otsuka managed to land the #11 spot. I just don’t see it in his resume. Are you sure there wasn’t any error there?

  287. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    No issues. He beat Mishima at FW, had three very close fights to pretty decent fighters, and took his points to Bantam, then had a win over Hori.

  288. jason May 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm Reply

    A bout in which he was stopped.

  289. George Lucas May 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Chad Robichaux is still absent, despite fighting a non-title bout against the Bellator bantamweight champion one month ago.

  290. George Lucas August 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Chad Robichaux is still absent, despite fighting a non-title bout against the Bellator bantamweight champion one month ago.

  291. jason May 2, 2011 at 10:55 am Reply

    A loser is not kept behind a winner for all eternity. In this case, Howell has beaten enough quality opponents to bypass both of those fighters, while those fighters haven’t done a whole lot since.

  292. LARRY SROCK April 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm Reply

    JEROD SPOON IS UNRANKED YET HE BEAT SHANE HOWELL, AND HE IS # 75. ALSO JASON SAMPSON BEAT HOWELL AND IS WAY UNDER HIM.

  293. Chromium April 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm Reply

    The way the rankings work is with rare exceptions, people are judged on the last weight class they fought in. Mike Kyle’s last fight was at HW. When he goes back down to LHW, he will be moved to LHW again and his score will be adjusted a bit to account for the weight difference.

    Exceptions are granted for situations such as Matt Lindland going up from MW to HW only to accomplish nothing (nor lose any points) when he got submitted by Fedor.

    Lindland was not a natural HW by any stretch and weighed in at 206 to just barely make it an official HW match. Kyle, on the other hand, fought 19 fights as a HW before dropping down… and since doing so, has fought another 4 fights at HW in between 5 fights at LHW. Not all of his recent HW fights were late replacement losses to elite HWs in SF either. There is no reason to grant him an exception.

  294. Chase Brown April 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply

    Mike Kyle should be judged at & listed at 205.

  295. oleg April 13, 2011 at 9:12 am Reply
  296. Gggggg April 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm Reply

    What the hell. What about 9-0 Chad robichaux.

  297. Totally April 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Just wondering why Clay Sheen 5-1 is not listed in the Canadian Bantam Rankings or Ryan Knysh who just took away his KOTC Belt?

  298. Simon March 3, 2011 at 5:24 am Reply

    Sirwan Kakai is a Swede from Sweden.

  299. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings: UFC 126 – Page 11 February 11, 2011 at 11:56 am Reply

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  300. B.C.’s Diego Wilson Set For Aggression BW Title Fight (March, 16th) January 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm Reply

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  301. jason December 31, 2010 at 11:29 am Reply

    Thanks. We’ll get that fight in for Sampson for next update.

  302. Phalanx Mgmt December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am Reply

    Jason Sampson is 6-0 last fought and won at STFC
    09/03/2010 Win Erik Perez Split Decision

  303. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings – Page 20 December 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm Reply

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  304. jason November 21, 2010 at 9:26 am Reply

    We’d be happy to update our records. We had the Lovato fight at 145, and do not have weight info for his last fight w/ Lee. I’ll fill that in and he’ll be at 135 on next update.

  305. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    We’d be happy to update our records. We had the Lovato fight at 145, and do not have weight info for his last fight w/ Lee. I’ll fill that in and he’ll be at 135 on next update.

  306. tm November 21, 2010 at 2:32 am Reply

    Trevor Mellen’s most recent 5 fights have been at bantamweight not featherweight

  307. MMA World Ranking – Fightmatrix.com « David Aranda MMA October 20, 2010 at 4:27 am Reply

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  308. Chromium September 27, 2010 at 4:42 am Reply

    Much appreciated on the Bantamweight expansion.

  309. Chris Porter September 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply

    I am definitely seconding the motion on expanding the BW’s. With the WEC and Bellator paying a lot of attention to them, as well as the Japanese promotions already doing a lot to highlight them, the BW’s are definitely deep enough to be ranked 150 or more.

  310. Interview With Will Campuzano Before WEC 49 Tonight September 8, 2010 at 2:40 am Reply

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  311. Matt July 18, 2010 at 6:09 am Reply

    Go Joseph Benavidez

  312. Matt August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    Go Joseph Benavidez

  313. joe mcdonough June 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm Reply

    yes the two 45 fights were last minute fill ins. and the 40 pound fight was for bellator. But all his fights to come will be contracted with bellator at bantam. hopefully thier tournament. but we will see.

  314. joe mcdonough August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    yes the two 45 fights were last minute fill ins. and the 40 pound fight was for bellator. But all his fights to come will be contracted with bellator at bantam. hopefully thier tournament. but we will see.

  315. jason June 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm Reply

    I actually have his last three fights above our Bantam range (140,155,145). Is that true?

  316. joe mcdonough June 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm Reply

    you guys have jose vega at featherweight he is actually a bantamweight. he just took a couple last minute fights at 45 lbs. did you check out his ko of jarrod card at bellator 22?

  317. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    I actually have his last three fights above our Bantam range (140,155,145). Is that true?

  318. WEC 49 Interview: Will Campuzano Looks to Beat Down Eddie Wineland « MTFC June 20, 2010 at 11:34 am Reply

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  319. WEC 49 Interview: Will Campuzano Looks to Beat Down Eddie Wineland June 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm Reply

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  320. jason June 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm Reply

    I’m not sure I ever see Fly or Womens getting expanded any more than they already are. Perhaps if we are around years down the road and Flyweight starts a surge in the US, then maybe. I can also see possibly splitting Women’s into divisions.

    A near-future Bantam expansion could be in the cards.

  321. Chromium June 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm Reply

    You think maybe it might be about time to expand Bantamweight to 150 fighters? And expand the Flyweight and Women’s Open divisions to 75 fighters for that matter?

  322. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    I’m not sure I ever see Fly or Womens getting expanded any more than they already are. Perhaps if we are around years down the road and Flyweight starts a surge in the US, then maybe. I can also see possibly splitting Women’s into divisions.

    A near-future Bantam expansion could be in the cards.

  323. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    You think maybe it might be about time to expand Bantamweight to 150 fighters? And expand the Flyweight and Women’s Open divisions to 75 fighters for that matter?

  324. Phalanx June 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Jason “wild thing” sampson 135 4-0

    mundial and pan-am gold medalist

    watch out

  325. jason May 31, 2010 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Got it. Will include on next update.

  326. Brandon Garner May 31, 2010 at 10:31 am Reply

    I fought and won on 5/22

  327. Brandon Garner August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    I fought and won on 5/22

  328. Dan May 25, 2010 at 1:31 am Reply

    Torres is already insanely tall for a Bantamweight. He cannot realistically drop to Flyweight. He just needs to start winning again.

    Anyway, as for Fight Matrix, with the recent proliferation of the Bantamweight division in MMA, perhaps it’s time to add an extra 25 ranked fighters?

  329. Dan August 20, 2018 at 6:20 am Reply

    Torres is already insanely tall for a Bantamweight. He cannot realistically drop to Flyweight. He just needs to start winning again.

    Anyway, as for Fight Matrix, with the recent proliferation of the Bantamweight division in MMA, perhaps it’s time to add an extra 25 ranked fighters?

  330. B dub May 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm Reply

    i never thaught i would say this but miguel torres need to lose some more weight and drop down to fly weight cause he is getting owned by thicker built wrestlers

  331. B dub August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    i never thaught i would say this but miguel torres need to lose some more weight and drop down to fly weight cause he is getting owned by thicker built wrestlers

  332. jason May 18, 2010 at 6:50 am Reply

    When a top Feather moves down to Bantam, they start with a high ranking. Ratings are not division-specific, only division adjusted.

  333. SHOOTO May 18, 2010 at 5:18 am Reply

    Wangnney is No.4 !?!? my god…

  334. jason August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    When a top Feather moves down to Bantam, they start with a high ranking. Ratings are not division-specific, only division adjusted.

  335. Ryan Ciotoli April 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Anthony Leone ranked at 145, just dropped to 135lbs and is 8-0. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=6893A31F8C8DA55B

  336. jason April 12, 2010 at 11:14 am Reply

    I’ll ignore the division change for Bedford’s last bout. He’ll be back at Bantam on next update.

  337. Wreck1mgr April 12, 2010 at 8:18 am Reply

    Johnny Bedford is not moving up in weight classes. His original opponent fell out so he fought his last opponent at 145. He will remain at 135 lbs.

  338. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    I’ll ignore the division change for Bedford’s last bout. He’ll be back at Bantam on next update.

  339. lloyd April 5, 2010 at 11:53 pm Reply

    All my fights are at 135

  340. jason April 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Lloyd you are at #146. What weight did you fight Darnell Davis at?

  341. lloyd carter April 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm Reply

    Why I’m a not ranked

  342. lloyd carter August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    Why I’m a not ranked

  343. Ryan Ciotoli March 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Anthony Leone previously ranked 171 at 145lbs dropped to 135 and had a win vs Tateki Matsuda

  344. Ryan Ciotoli August 20, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply

    Anthony Leone previously ranked 171 at 145lbs dropped to 135 and had a win vs Tateki Matsuda

  345. Wreck1mgr February 16, 2010 at 10:37 am Reply

    Johnny Bedfords last fight was 2-13-2010. He beat Danny Tims by unanimous decision.

  346. Wreck1mgr August 20, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    Johnny Bedfords last fight was 2-13-2010. He beat Danny Tims by unanimous decision.

  347. Geocom2 February 15, 2010 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Looks like another tough fight for Chad George in WEC 47, against a savvy Scott Jorgensen. But it wont go the distance like his last fight. The surprised crowd will see Chad win by a Knock out or Tap out before the end of the 2nd round.

  348. Geocom2 August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Looks like another tough fight for Chad George in WEC 47, against a savvy Scott Jorgensen. But it wont go the distance like his last fight. The surprised crowd will see Chad win by a Knock out or Tap out before the end of the 2nd round.

  349. Matt December 24, 2009 at 10:02 am Reply

    No, Charlebois, and especially Carter were at 135. Trust me, I train with Yusup, he’s a bantamweight. He just occasionally can step up to 45 like his fight with Wilson.

  350. Geocom2 December 8, 2009 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Chad George has replaced David Smith to fight John Hosman. George should be a good match up for Hosman and give Hosman all he can handle.

  351. jason November 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm Reply

    I have Charlebois and Carter fight at 145…

  352. M November 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Yusup’s last fight was at 45 against Charles Wilson, but his fights before that, which were against Jared McMahan, Jeff Charlebois, and Lloyd Carter were all at 35

  353. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    I have Charlebois and Carter fight at 145…

  354. X November 19, 2009 at 11:44 am Reply

    Hey, Yusup Saadulaev is a 135, sherdog got his weight wrong. He used to fight at 45 when he started but has been a 35 for the past year and a half. Thanks

    • jason November 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm Reply

      I have Yusup down as fighting 145 in his last fight, and two of his last three.

  355. X August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Hey, Yusup Saadulaev is a 135, sherdog got his weight wrong. He used to fight at 45 when he started but has been a 35 for the past year and a half. Thanks

    • jason August 20, 2018 at 4:38 am Reply

      I have Yusup down as fighting 145 in his last fight, and two of his last three.

  356. M September 22, 2009 at 8:55 am Reply

    Hey, Yusup’s last name is spelled “Saadulaev” Also, there was a ? for his country’s flag… He is from Dagistan, Russia but lives in the U.S., so it’s your call I guess.

  357. jason August 20, 2009 at 10:50 am Reply

    Cody Bell was given credit for several amateur matches, Vega was missing out on a win, and Tims was being credited with an amateur win. These midwest guys are hard to keep track of. The biggest problem was that Vega’s last opponent did not have an accurate record.

    Upon next update, Vega will move up to about #65

  358. jason August 20, 2009 at 10:27 am Reply

    Fighters can pass other fighters that have beaten them if they have accomplished more since, or the winner has fallen off.

    I will take a look at their records to make sure there are no inconsistencies.

  359. Joe McDonough August 19, 2009 at 5:14 pm Reply

    So now you have 2 guys that Jose Vega destroyed above him in the rankings. Cody Bell and Danny Timms. Just messin around. But come on

  360. Joe McDonough August 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm Reply

    Jose Vega beat danny Timms why would danny be above him. Jose also just beat one of gilberts grappling’s stud 35er’s Larry Digiliuo. Aug. 8th fuel fight club. Lets show Jose some Love he trains with Arizona combat sports (Varner,condut,bader,dollaway) He’s an up and comer!!!!

  361. Joe McDonough August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Jose Vega beat danny Timms why would danny be above him. Jose also just beat one of gilberts grappling’s stud 35er’s Larry Digiliuo. Aug. 8th fuel fight club. Lets show Jose some Love he trains with Arizona combat sports (Varner,condut,bader,dollaway) He’s an up and comer!!!!

  362. jason June 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm Reply

    We are expanding to Top 100 on our next update.

  363. croyalporter June 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm Reply

    Oh, I can’t wait for BWs to go to 100!

  364. croyalporter August 20, 2018 at 12:19 am Reply

    Oh, I can’t wait for BWs to go to 100!

  365. jason May 4, 2009 at 11:00 am Reply

    Klarcyk is pretty far outside the Top 50… In the Top 100 though.

  366. jason August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Klarcyk is pretty far outside the Top 50… In the Top 100 though.

  367. FAN May 1, 2009 at 12:07 am Reply

    what about Shawn Klarcyk (9-3)

  368. FAN August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    what about Shawn Klarcyk (9-3)

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  372. Brad Harper April 7, 2009 at 12:33 am Reply

    Chris David has never been finished. I thought that meant he had been beaten badly in one of his decision losses. But after looking into it, he actually has banged every fighter at least one of the rounds. I am interested to see how he will do in the WEC. I could see someone overlooking him. He’s an interesting guy to say the least. I went to his website. He’s been allover and has quite the inquisitive mind. No wonder he can’t be knocked out. A brain like that is must be hard to stop.

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  374. Richy Lujan March 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm Reply

    also Cole Escovedo if he beats Michael McDonald May 8th…

    and can Olly Bradstreet get love at Bantam if not Featherweight? lol.

  375. Richy Lujan March 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm Reply

    only guy i would add to your list i can think of is Ivan Lopez (8-0). now with the WEC and is scheduled to fight Dominick Cruz April 5th.

  376. Richy Lujan March 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm Reply

    JOE COCA is a USA fighter. Albuquerque, New Mexio.

  377. Bill Kamery March 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm Reply

    i had another win nov 8 last year, not on sherdog(?) but on the revolution combat championships page, under the ‘warriors for warriors’ results. not sure if it makes a difference, just saw your updated results and no one has that fight in their records. never really thought i was even getting noticed, let alone put on any fancy ‘world ranking’ list. very cool and thanks… bill kamery

  378. Bill Kamery August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    i had another win nov 8 last year, not on sherdog(?) but on the revolution combat championships page, under the ‘warriors for warriors’ results. not sure if it makes a difference, just saw your updated results and no one has that fight in their records. never really thought i was even getting noticed, let alone put on any fancy ‘world ranking’ list. very cool and thanks… bill kamery

  379. oleg March 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Beebe & Cullum are at featherweight now.

  380. PAUL ELAM March 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm Reply

    BEEBE, CULLUM, HAVE BOTH FAUGHT WITH IN THE LAST MONTH. CULLUM HAS FAUGHT TWICE THAT I PERSONALLY KNOW OF BOTH VICTORIES. BRETT ROLLER (KOTC) IN NM. AND WICKY (DREAM 7)IN JAPAN

  381. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

    Beebe & Cullum are at featherweight now.

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