WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS (125-135lbs)

WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS (March 2015)
(125-135lbs)

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):


T.J. Dillashaw http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-2
135lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)

UFC CHAMP: T.J. Dillashaw
BFC CHAMP: Joe Warren
WSF CHAMP: Marlon Moraes
OFC CHAMP: Bibiano Fernandes
ISC CHAMP (132lbs): Kyoji Horiguchi
KOP CHAMP: Shintaro Ishiwatari
DEEP CHAMP: Daiki Hata
TPF CHAMP: -vacant-


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Renan "Barão" do Nascimento Mota Pegado http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 35-2 (1 NC) (Record)
135lbs 5'7" (Nova Uniao Kimura)



2. Urijah Faber http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 32-7
135lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)


3. Johnny Eduardo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 27-9
135lbs 5'7" (Boxe Thai/Nova Uniao)

(Been fighting pro since 1996.)


4. Eddie Wineland http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-10-1
135lbs 5'7" (Duneland Vale Tudo)



5. Michael "Mayday" MacDonald http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-3
135lbs 5'8" (Oakdale MMA/Last Stand Fight Team)



6. Bibiano Fernandes http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 17-3
135lbs 5'7" (Revolution Fight Team/AMC Pankration)



7.
Marlon Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-4-1
135lbs 5'6" (The Armory/Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu/Valor Martial Arts
)


8. Dominick Cruz http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 20-1
135lbs 5'8" (Tucson Boxing Inc/Alliance MMA)



9. Takeya Mizugaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 20-8-2
132lbs 5'7" (Shooting Gym Hakkei)



10.
Francisco "Cisco" Rivera http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-4 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (United Mixed Martial Arts/All In MMA/CSW)

 

100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS


Rob Font http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-1
135lbs 5'8" (Team Sityodtang)


Raphael Assuncao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 23-4
135lbs 5'5" (Ascension MMA)


Rani Yahya http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-8 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'6" (Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/The Arena/Constrictor Team)

(Most recent fight was at 135)


George Roop http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-12-1 (Record)
135-145lbs 6'1" (Team Tompkins/Apex MMA)


Joe Warren http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-3
135-145lbs 5'5" (RiNo Sports Galleri/factoryX Muay Thai/Jackson-Wink MMA)



Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-4
132lbs 5'10" (Nova Uniao)



Miguel Torres http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 43-8
135-145lbs 5'9" (Torres Martial Arts/Tristar Gym)

(Currently competing at FW. Loss to Alfonso was at 145lbs.)


Jimmie "El Terror" Rivera http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-1
135lbs 5'4" (Team Tiger Schulmann)



Jesse Brock http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-8
135lbs
5'4" (Combat Fitness/Twisted Genetiks/SDG Idaho)
(Loss to Uno was at 145lbs.)

135lbs 5'6" (Triton Fight Center)


Iuri "Marajo" Alcantara http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 31-6 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'6" (Pattaya Fight/Frankiko Team/Marajo Brothers Team)



Vaughan Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 14-10-1
135lbs 5'5" (UTC Birmingham)
 
HOT PROSPECT!

Aljamain Sterling http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-0
135lbs 5'7" (Team Bombsquad/Serra-Longo Fight Team)
("Jon Jones" ...at 135?)



Hugo Viana http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 8-2
135lbs 5'6" (Champion Team)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20090407114028_IMG_9225.JPG
Joe Soto http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-3
135lbs 5'8" (NorCal Fighting Alliance/Central Valley Combat Academy)


Gabriel Carrasco http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 5-0
135lbs 5'6" (American Kickboxing Academy)


135lbs 5'10" (Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers)

135lbs 5'6" (Evolução Thai)


Tyson Nam http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/united-states-flag_2115_83223132http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 12-8
135lbs 5'7" (Team Quest/Sports Lab)


Reuben Duran http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-5-1
135lbs 5'6" (Pinnacle Fighting Systems/Alliance MMA)


http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/344/112/Masanori-Kanehara_display_image.jpg?1281864004
Masanori Kanehara http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 25-11-5
135lbs 5'10" (Musashi-Murayama Dojo/Paraestra Hachioji/Alpha)


Alex Caceres http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 10-7 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Young Tigers Foundation/MMA Lab
)



Bryan Caraway http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-7
135lbs 5'9" (Team Alpha Male)



Erik "El Goyito" Perez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MEXC0001.GIF 14-6
135lbs 5'8" (Jackson-Wink MMA)



Yves Jabouin http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/HAIT0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 20-9
135lbs 5'6" (Team Ness Martial/Tristar Gym)



Mike Easton http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-5
135lbs 5'6" (Team Lloyd Irvin/Alliance MMA)



Ivan Menjivar http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ELSA0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 25-12
135lbs 5'5" (Tristar Gym)
(Can he drop to 125...or will he retire? Loss to Hioki was at 145.)


Mitch Gagnon http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 12-3
135lbs 5'6" (Team Shredder)


Henry Cejudo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-0
128-135lbs 5'4" (Fight Ready)
(Next fight at 125...?)


Dustin Kimura http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 12-3 (Record)
135-140lbs 5'7" (Gracie Technics/Hawaii Elite MMA)



Chris Holdsworth http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 6-0
135lbs 5'11" (Team Alpha Male/Marc Laimon's Cobra Kai)
(4-0 am. Fighter to keep an eye on! Beat Chris Beal on TUF 18.)



Kyung Ho Kang
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 13-7 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Busan Team M.A.D.)



Michinori Tanaka http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-1
132lbs 5'5" (Reversal Gym Yokohama Ground Slam)

 
http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/fighter/20100723055724_373.JPG
Russell Doane http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/united-states-flag_2115_83223132http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 14-4
135lbs 5'7" (808 Fightfactory/808 Top Team/Hawaii Elite MMA)



Leandro "Brodinho" Issa http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 13-4
135lbs 5'7" (Evolve MMA)

http://www1.cdn.sherdog.com/image_crop/200/300/_images/fighter/20110526083228_yutasasaki.JPG
Yuta "Uruka" Sasaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-2-2
135lbs 5'10" (Wajutsu Keishukai Suruga)


Roland Delorme http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 9-4 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Winnipeg Academy of MMA)



Edwin "El Feroz" Figueroa http://www.flagsinformation.com/el_salvador-smallflag.pnghttp://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 9-4
135lbs 5'7" (Mohler MMA)


Marcos "Loro" Galvao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-6-1
132lbs 5'7" (Marcos Galvao MMA/Long Island MMA/Nova Uniao)



Luis Alberto "Betao" Nogueira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-3-1
132lbs 5'6" (Renovacao Fight Team)



Rafael "Morcego" Silva 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 22-4
135-137lbs 5'8" (Renovacao Fight Team/Company Fight Team)


Anthony Leone 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-7
135lbs 5'6" (Phuket Top Team/Team Bombsquad
)



Travis Marx http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-5 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'6" (Elite Performance/Jackson's MMA)


135lbs 5'7" (CSW)


Masakatsu Ueda http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-4-2
132lbs 5'8" (Paraestra Tokyo)



Gustavo Falciroli http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 14-4-2 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (Mach 1 Fight Club/Godoi Jiu-Jitsu)


Soo-Chul Kim
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 10-5
135lbs 5'7" (Team Force)


HOT BW PROSPECT!!!

Dae Hwan Kim http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 10-1-1
135lbs 5'6" (Kukje Gym /Ryeong Promotion)


Kevin Belingon http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/PHIL0001.GIF 13-4
135lbs 5'5" (Lakay Wushu/MMA)



Koetsu Okazaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-4-1
132lbs 5'7" (Nakanoshima MMA Academy)


Yusup Saadulaev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4-1 (1 NC)
134lbs 5'6" (UFlacker Academy/Team Toro/LA Boxing)



Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-6 (1 NC)
132lbs 5'4" (Krazy Bee)

(Will he retire? He should be fighting at 125.)


Daiki Hata http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 17-9-7
135lbs 5'8" (Maruwa Gym Yokohama/Freelance)

135lbs 5'7" (The MMA Lab/Nashville MMA)


135lbs 5'10" (Miletich Fighting Systems)

135lbs 5'10" (Team Destruction/DeVall MMA)

135lbs 5'7" (Cornhusker Fight Club)

135lbs 5'9" (Memphis Judo & Jiu-Jitsu)

125-155lbs 6'0" (Gracie Barra Orlando)
(Currently competing at 135.)


Shintaro Ishiwatari http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 19-6-4
134lbs 5'6" (Cave)

135lbs 5'7" (Team Max)


Yoon Jun Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 8-2
135-145lbs 5'8" (Korean Zombie MMA/Team One)


135lbs 5'7" (Team Posse)


Takafumi Otsuka http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-13-1
135lbs 5'6" (Abe Ani Combat Club)



Kenji Osawa http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 20-11-2
135lbs 5'6" (Wajutsu Keishukai Hearts)



Yusaku Nakamura http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 8-4-1
125-135lbs 5'5" (Style)
(Dropping to 125.)


Hiroshi Nakamura http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 16-7-4
135lbs 5'5" (Tokyo Yellow Mans/
Carpe Diem Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)


Ryan "Are You Ready?" Roberts
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-10-1 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'6" (Disorderly Conduct)
(Currently competing at 145lbs.)


Clint Godfrey http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-3
135lbs 5'6" (Team Scorpion/Dynamic Martial Arts)



Ian Loveland http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-10
135lbs 5'8" (Team Quest/Sports Lab)

(6-0 am.)

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/9091/gamburyan.jpg
Manny Gamburyan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARME0001.GIF 17-10 (1 NC) (Record)
145lbs 5'5" (Hayastan MMA Academy/Glendale Fighting Club)



Douglas "D'Silva" Silva de Andrade http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 23-1 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'5" (Team NFT)


Cody "The Renegade" Gibson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-6
135-139lbs 5'10" (Elite MMA)


HOT BW Prospect!!!

Timur Valiev 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 8-1
135-145lbs 5'7" (
DagFighter/Jackson-Wink MMA)
134lbs 5'7" (Rock Hard MMA)


Andrew Whitney http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-3
135lbs 5'7" (Springfield Fight Club/ATT)



135lbs 5'5" (MMA Barcelona Team/CFC MMA)


Pedro "Pedrinho a Punidor Jovem" Munhoz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 12-1
135lbs 5'8" (Gibi Thai/Barbosa MMA/Black House/Kings MMA)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100522064329_IMG_1538.JPG
Johnny Bedford http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-12-1 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Fitness Fight Factory)

(Bad call!)


Brandon Hempleman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-3
130-145lbs 5'6" (Twisted Genetiks/Team Sklavos)

(Loss to Siler was at 145.)

135lbs 5'6" (White Buffalo Warriors)


Sheymon da Silva Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 7-0
135lbs 5'7" (Team Nogueira)



William Vianna http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-8 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'7" (Tata Fight Team)
(Loss to Rojo was at 145)


Pedro "Pedrinho" Silveira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 5-2 (Record)
132lbs 5'7" (Pejor Academy)



Brandon Bender http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-1
135-145lbs 5'8" (Millennia MMA/Aguirre Fighting Systems)

(Currently competing at 145.)