WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS (125-135lbs)

WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS (September 2016)
(125-135lbs)

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):

135lbs 5'8" (Tucson Boxing Inc / Alliance MMA)

UFC CHAMP: Dominick Cruz
BFC CHAMP
Eduardo Dantas
WSF CHAMP: Marlon Moraes
OFC CHAMP: Bibiano Fernandes
ISC CHAMP (132lbs): -vacant-
KOP CHAMP: Shintaro Ishiwatari
DEEP CHAMP: Takafumi Otsuka
TFC CHAMP: Anderson dos Santos
TPF CHAMPCody Gibson


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. T.J. Dillashaw http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-3
135lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)

135-145lbs 5'7" (Nova União Kimura)
(Moved back up to FW.)


3. 
Marlon Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-4-1
135lbs 5'6" (The Armory / Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu / Valor Martial Arts
)


4. Bibiano Fernandes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-3
135lbs 5'7" (Revolution Fight Team / AMC Pankration)


5. John Lineker http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 28-7
125-135lbs 5'2" (Emporium / OCS Jiu-Jitsu / American Top Team)
(Will he fight at both BW & FlyW?)


6. Michael "Mayday" McDonald http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-4
135lbs 5'8" (Oakdale MMA / Last Stand Fight Team)


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

8. Bryan Caraway http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-7
135lbs 5'9" (Team Alpha Male)


9. Aljamain Sterling http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-1
135lbs 5'7" (Team Bombsquad / Serra-Longo Fight Team)


10. Cody Garbrandt http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-0
135-140lbs 5'7" (Strong Style Fight Team / Team Alpha Male)
(Win over Mendes was at 140lbs.)


100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS

Johnny Eduardo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 27-10
135lbs 5'7" (Boxe Thai / Nova União)

(Been fighting pro since 1996.)


Takeya Mizugaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 21-10-2
132lbs 5'7" (Shooting Gym Hakkei)

Eddie Wineland http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-11-1
135lbs 5'7" (Duneland Vale Tudo)


Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-4
132lbs 5'10" (Nova União)


Marcos "Loro" Galvao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-7-1
132lbs 5'7" (Marcos Galvao MMA / Long Island MMA / Nova União)


Joe Taimanglo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GUAM0001.GIF 23-6-1
135-145lbs 5'4" (Spike 22)


Darrion Caldwell 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-1
135-145lbs 5'10" (
Pinnacle MMA / Power MMA Team)
(Moved down to BW.)


Joe Warren http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-5
135-145lbs 5'5" (RiNo Sports Galleri/factoryX Muay Thai/Jackson-Wink MMA)



Jimmie "El Terror" Rivera http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-1
135lbs 5'4" (Team Tiger Schulmann)

Urijah Faber http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 33-10
135-145lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)
(Competes at both FW & BW.)

135lbs 5'6" (Trident Performance Center / Triton Fight Center)
135lbs 5'6" (Pattaya Fight/Frankiko Team/Marajo Brothers Team)

135-145lbs 5'7" (Chute Boxe / Macaco Gold Team)


Chris "The Real Deal" Beal 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-2
125-135lbs 5'9" (KnuckleHeadz Boxing)

(Lost to Kelades was at 125. Will he stay at FlyW?)

135lbs 5'8" (Freestyle Fighting Academy)

135lbs 5'6" (KB-VT Gym / Entram Gym)

135lbs 5'8" (Apex MMA / Phuket Top Team) 

135lbs 5'8" (Luta Elite MMA)


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 11-1
132lbs 5'5" (Reversal Gym Yokohama Ground Slam)

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Joe Soto http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-5
135lbs 5'8" (NorCal Fighting Alliance / Central Valley Combat Academy)


Gabriel Carrasco http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-0
135lbs 5'6" (American Kickboxing Academy)

135lbs 5'6" (Guahan Top Team / Underworld Xtreme)

135lbs 5'8" (OCS Jiu Jitsu & MMA / Evolução Thai)


Matheus "Adamas" Mattos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 10-0-1
135lbs 5'5" (Team Nogueira)

(6 KO's/TKO's)

135lbs 5'4" (Team Nogueira)


Leandro Higo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-2 (Record)
125-135lbs 5'6" (Team Nogueira / Pitbull Brothers)

135lbs 5'7" (Full House)

135lbs 5'7" (Chute Boxe Diego Lima/ Babuíno Gold Team)

135lbs 5'7" (Rose City Fight Club)


Rolando Velasco http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-3-1
134lbs 5'7" (Oakdale MMA / Last Stand Fight Team)

135lbs 5'10" (Unlimited MMA)

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

135-142lbs 5'6" (Evolução Thai)


Jesse Brock http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-8
135-145lbs 
5'4" (Combat Fitness/Twisted Genetiks/SDG Idaho)
(Fights at both BW & FW. Loss to Uno was at 145lbs.)


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.gifhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-8-1
135lbs 5'7" (Team Quest / Sports Lab)

Rob Font http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-2
135lbs 5'8" (Team Sityodtang)


Rani Yahya http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 21-8 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'6" (Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu / The Arena / Constrictor Team)

(Most recent fight was at 135.)


Brad Pickett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 26-11 (Record)
125-135lbs 5'6" (Team Titan / American Top Team)

(Moving back up to BW.)

135lbs 5'8" (United Mixed Martial Arts / All In MMA / CSW)


Yoon Jun Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 11-2
135-145lbs 5'8" (Korean Zombie MMA / Team One)
(Most recent win was at 144lbs.)


George Roop http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-14-1 (Record)
135-145lbs 6'1" (Team Tompkins / Apex MMA)


Reuben Duran http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-5-1
135lbs 5'6" (Pinnacle Fighting Systems / Alliance MMA)



Manny Gamburyan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARME0001.GIF 18-10 (1 NC) (Record)
135lbs 5'5" (Hayastan MMA Academy / Glendale Fighting Club)

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Masanori Kanehara http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 25-13-5
135lbs 5'10" (Musashi-Murayama Dojo / Paraestra Hachioji / Alpha)


Alex Caceres http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-8 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'9" (Young Tigers Foundation / MMA Lab)
(Competes at both BW & FW.)


Erik "El Goyito" Perez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MEXC0001.GIF 15-6
135lbs 5'8" (Jackson-Wink MMA)


Felipe "Sertanejo" Arantes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-7-1 (2 NC)
135-145lbs 5'8" (Chute Boxe / Macaco Gold Team)


Yves Jabouin http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/HAIT0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 20-11
135lbs 5'6" (Team Ness Martial / Tristar Gym)



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


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.)

 
135lbs 5'7" (Korean Top Team)


Kyle Aguon http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GUAM0001.GIF 9-5
134lbs 5'9" (Spike 22)

Jerrod Sanders http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-2 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (American Top Team OKC)

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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 14-5
135lbs 5'7" (808 Fightfactory / 808 Top Team / Hawaii Elite MMA)



Leandro "Brodinho" Issa http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF13-5
135lbs 5'7" (Evolve MMA)

135lbs 5'6" (MMA Factory / Crossfight)

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Yuta "Uruka" Sasaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 19-3-2
125-135lbs 5'10" (Wajutsu Keishukai Suruga)
(Currently competing at 125.)


Rafael "Morcego" Silva 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 26-5
135-137lbs 5'8" (Renovacao Fight Team / Astra Fight Team)


Anthony Leone 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-7
125-135lbs 5'6" (Phuket Top Team/Bali Muay Thai & MMA/Team Bombsquad)

135-145lbs 5'7" (The MMA Lab / Nashville MMA)
(Win over Blanco was at 145lbs.)


Jake Klemme http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-4
135-145lbs 5'10" (Miletich Fighting Systems)
(Loss to Warr was at 145lbs.)

135-145lbs 5'7" (Michigan Top Team)

Chris Dunn http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-7 (Record)
135lbs 5'10" (Roundkick Gym)
(10-6 am. Apparently Sherdog is listing the wrong fighter.)

135lbs 5'10" (Patriot Grappling Systems)
(5-0 am.)

134lbs 5'3" (Michigan Top Team)

125-135lbs 5'10" (Team Destruction / DeVall MMA)
(Most recent win was at 125lbs.)

Jesse Arnett http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 10-4
135lbs 5'9" (ROC FC / Tilt MMA)

135lbs 5'7" (Cornhusker Fight Club)

135lbs 5'9" (Chris Rees Academy)
(4-0 am.)

Walel Watson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-8
135lbs 5'11" (Team Hurricane Awesome / 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu)

135lbs 5'10" (K2L Grindhouse)
(17-2 am. Loss to Solorio was at FW.)

Austin Lyons http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4
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 20-6-4
134lbs 5'6" (Cave)

Victor Henry http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-2
135lbs 5'7" (CSW)
(SUB'd Ueda.)


Masakatsu Ueda http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 22-4-2
132lbs 5'8" (Paraestra Tokyo)



Luis Alberto "Betao" Nogueira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 21-4-1
132lbs 5'6" (Renovacao Fight Team)



Gustavo Falciroli http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 16-4-2 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (Mach 1 Fight Club / Godoi Jiu-Jitsu)


Soo-Chul Kim 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 13-5-1
135-144lbs 5'7" (Team Force)

(Fights at both BW & FW.)

HOT BW PROSPECT!!!

Dae Hwan Kim http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 11-1-1
135lbs 5'6" (Kukje Gym / Ryeong Promotion)


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



Koetsu Okazaki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-5-1
132-140lbs 5'7" (Nakanoshima MMA Academy)
(Loss to Leone was at 140lbs.)


Yusup Saadulaev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4-1 (1 NC)
134lbs 5'6" (UFlacker Academy/Team Toro/LA Boxing)



Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-6 (2 NC)
132lbs 5'4" (Krazy Bee)

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


Daiki Hata http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 17-10-7
135-143lbs 5'8" (Maruwa Gym Yokohama / Freelance)
(Loss to Takaya was at FW.)


135lbs 5'7" (Team Posse)


Takafumi Otsuka http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 20-13-1
135lbs 5'6" (Abe Ani Combat Club)

135-145lbs 5'6" (Disorderly Conduct)
(Currently competing at 145lbs Townsend weighed-in at 159lbs.)


Ian Loveland http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-10
135-145lbs 5'8" (Team Quest / Sports Lab)

(6-0 am. Moved up to FW?)


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


Cody "The Renegade" Gibson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-6
135-139lbs 5'10" (Elite MMA)



Timur Valiev 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 10-2
135-145lbs 5'7" (
DagFighter / Jackson-Wink MMA)
(Was he "robbed" of a possible title shot? We smell rematch!)


135lbs 5'9" (Chop Shop MMA)
134lbs 5'7" (Rock Hard MMA)


Andrew Whitney http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-4
135lbs 5'7" (Springfield Fight Club / American Top Team)



Pedro "Pedrinho a Punidor Jovem" Munhoz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 11-2 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (Gibi Thai/Barbosa MMA/Black House/Kings MMA)



Johnny Bedford http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-12-1 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Fitness Fight Factory)



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

(Loss to Siler was at 145.)


Alvin Cacdac 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-12
125-135lbs 5'6" (Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance / 
Unlimited MMA & Fitness)
(Fights at both 125 & 135lbs.)