WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT RANKINGS (125-135lbs)

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

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):


T.J. Dillashaw http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-2
135lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)

UFC CHAMP: T.J. Dillashaw
BFC CHAMP
Marcos Galvao
WSF CHAMP: Marlon Moraes
OFC CHAMP: Bibiano Fernandes
ISC CHAMP (132lbs): Kyoji Horiguchi
KOP CHAMP: Shintaro Ishiwatari
DEEP CHAMP: Takafumi Otsuka
TPF CHAMPRolando Velasco


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Renan "Barão" do Nascimento Mota Pegado http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 35-3 (1 NC) (Record)
135lbs 5'7" (Nova Uniao Kimura)


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

(Said he's healed from surgery and ready to resume fighting. Been fighting pro since 1996.)


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

(Said he should be ready for a comeback by Spring of 2015.)


4. Bibiano Fernandes http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 18-3
135lbs 5'7" (Revolution Fight Team/AMC Pankration)



5. 
Marlon Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4-1
135lbs 5'6" (The Armory/Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu/Valor Martial Arts
)


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



7. Aljamain Sterling http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-0
135lbs 5'7" (Team Bombsquad/Serra-Longo Fight Team)



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

 
9. Francisco "Cisco" Rivera http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'8" (United Mixed Martial Arts/All In MMA/CSW)

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


100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS


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


Bryan Caraway http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-7
135lbs 5'9" (Team Alpha Male)

Eddie Wineland http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-11-1
135lbs 5'7" (Duneland Vale Tudo)


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.)


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


Marcos "Loro" Galvao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-6-1
132lbs 5'7" (Marcos Galvao MMA/Long Island MMA/Nova Uniao)


Joe Warren http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4
135-145lbs 5'5" (RiNo Sports Galleri/factoryX Muay Thai/Jackson-Wink MMA)



Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-4
132lbs 5'10" (Nova Uniao)


Miguel Torres http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 43-9
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 17-1
135lbs 5'4" (Team Tiger Schulmann)



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

135lbs 5'6" (Triton Fight Center)


Iuri "Marajo" Alcantara http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3038/brazilflagsmall.png 32-6 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'6" (Pattaya Fight/Frankiko Team/Marajo Brothers Team)



Vaughan Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 14-11-1
125-135lbs 5'5" (UTC Birmingham)
(Dropped down to 125lbs.)

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

135lbs 5'8" (Apex MMA/Rise Combat Sports/Luta Elite MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20090407114028_IMG_9225.JPG
Joe Soto http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4
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 5'7" (Rose City Fight Club)

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)


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Manny Gamburyan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARME0001.GIF 18-9 (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 25-12-5
135lbs 5'10" (Musashi-Murayama Dojo/Paraestra Hachioji/Alpha)


Alex Caceres http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 10-8 (1 NC)
135lbs 5'9" (Young Tigers Foundation/MMA Lab)


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


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


Yves Jabouin http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/HAIT0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 20-10
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)
(Retired? Loss to Hioki was at 145.)


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



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)

 

Kyle Aguon http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GUAM0001.GIF 9-4
134lbs 5'9" (Spike 22)

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.GIF 13-5
135lbs 5'7" (Evolve MMA)

135lbs 5'6" (Crossfight)

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 18-3-2
135lbs 5'10" (Wajutsu Keishukai Suruga)


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)


Darrion Caldwell 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-0
135-145lbs 5'10" (
Pinnacle MMA/Power MMA Team)
(Moved down to BW.)


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


Victor Henry http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-1
135lbs 5'7" (CSW)
(SUB'd Ueda.)


Masakatsu Ueda http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 19-4-2
132lbs 5'8" (Paraestra Tokyo)



Luis Alberto "Betao" Nogueira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-4-1
132lbs 5'6" (Renovacao Fight Team)



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 11-5
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 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 13-4-1 (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? 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)


Jake Klemme http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-3
135-145lbs 5'10" (Miletich Fighting Systems)
(Loss to Baccam was at 145lbs.)

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

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

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.)

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 19-6-4
134lbs 5'6" (Cave)

135lbs 5'7" (Team Max)


Yoon Jun Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 9-2
135-145lbs 5'8" (Korean Zombie MMA/Team One)


135lbs 5'7" (Team Posse)


Takafumi Otsuka http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 19-13-1
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)



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 21-10-1 (1 NC)
135-145lbs 5'6" (Disorderly Conduct)
(Currently competing at 145lbs.)


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

(6-0 am.)


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 9-1
135-145lbs 5'7" (
DagFighter/Jackson-Wink MMA)
134lbs 5'7" (Rock Hard MMA)


Andrew Whitney http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4
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)


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Johnny Bedford http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-12-1 (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.)

132-145lbs 5'6" (Nova Uniao RJ/Nova Uniao Australia/Tate Boxing)
(Most recent fight was at 135lbs.)

135lbs 5'7" (Korean Top Team)

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

135-145lbs 5'8" (BJ Penn's MMA/Boss MMA)
(Currently competing at 135.)

135lbs 5'6" (White Buffalo Warriors)


Sheymon da Silva Moraes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 7-1
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)


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.)


Mike "The Marine" Richman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-6
135-145lbs 5'9" (Minnesota Fight Factory/The Academy)

(Currently competing at 135.)