WORLD FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS (115-125lbs)

WORLD FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS (October 2016)
(120-125lbs / 54-56kg)


MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):

Demetrious Johnson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-2-1
125lbs 5'3'' (AMC Pankration)
(Undefeated at FlyW.)

UFC CHAMP: Demetrious Johnson
OFC CHAMP: Kairat Akhmetov
TPF CHAMP
Adam Antolin
BFC CHAMP: -n/a-
WSF CHAMP: -n/a-
XFO CHAMPBruno Azevedo
LFC CHAMP: Damacio Page
ISC CHAMP (123lbs): Hiromasa Ogikubo
KOP CHAMPRyuichi Miki
GSI CHAMP (123lbs): -n/a-



TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Joseph Benavidez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-4
125lbs 5'4" (Team Alpha Male)


2.  John "The Magician" Dodson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-8
125-135lbs 5'3" (Jackson-Wink MMA)
(Currently competing at BW. Might not fight at 125 any longer.)


3. Henry Cejudo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-1
125-135lbs 5'4" (Fight Ready)


4. Ian McCall http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-5-1
124lbs 5'5" (
Next Generation/Team Oyama)


5. Jussier "Formiga" da Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-4
123lbs 5'4" (Nova União Kimura)


6. Matheus Nicolau Pereira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 12-1-1
125-135lbs 5'5" (Nova União / JacksonWink MMA / Luttrell/Yee MMA)


7. John Moraga http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-5
125lbs 5'6" (Arizona Combat Sports / MMA Lab)


8. Justin "Tank" Scoggins http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-2
125-155lbs 5'5" (Team Pitch Black / American Top Team)
(6-0-1 am.)


9. Ali Bagautinov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 14-4
125lbs 5'4" (Fight Nights Team)
(Undefeated at 125.)

10. Zack Makovsky http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-7
125-135lbs 5'4" (Fight Factory / Team Extreme)


100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS


Timothy Elliot http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-6-1
125lbs 5'7" (805 Fight Club / Team Scrap Soldier) 
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Kyoji Horiguchi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 17-2
125-135lbs 5'5" (Krazy Bee)
(This kid needs a UFC contract! Thank you, Zuffa!)


Louis Gaudinot http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-4 (1 NC)
125-135lbs 5'3" (Team Tiger Schulmann)


Wilson Reis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 21-6
125-135lbs 5'3" (Daddis Fight Camps/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United/Godoi JJ Club)

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Dustin Ortiz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-6
125-130lbs 5'4" (Nashville MMA / Roufusport)

(Loss to Josh Robinson was at 130lbs. About time Zuffa signed him!)


Ray Borg http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-2*
125lbs 5'4" (Fit NHB)

(4-0 am.) (*Pro record confirmed by his mgr.)

125lbs 5'7" (Entram Gym)
(Undefeated at 125lbs. Nearly KO'd Pantoja on TUF!)

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Louis Smolka 
http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 11-2
125lbs 
5'9" (808 Top Team / Hawaii Elite MMA)
(2-1 am. Win over Rafols was at 135.)


Chris Kelades http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 9-3
125-130lbs 5'6" (Fit Plus)


Patrick "Paddy The Hooligan" Holohan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/IREL0001.GIF 12-2-1
125-135lbs 5'6" (SBG Ireland)

(Currently competing at BW.) 


Joshua Sampo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-5
125lbs 5'5" (St.Charles MMA / Rodrigo Vaghi Jiu-Jitsu)

(Loss to French was at 132lbs)


Ben Nguyen http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/THAL0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 15-6 (Record)
125lbs 5'5" (Integrated MMA / Tiger Muay Thai)


Ryan Benoit http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 8-4
125-130lbs 5'5" (Team Saekson Janjira)


Sergio Pettis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-2
125-135lbs 5'6" (Roufusport)
(Win over Campuzano was at 135.)

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Will Campuzano http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MEXC0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-6
125-135lbs 5'9" (Team Campuzano / Mohler MMA)
(Loss to Pettis was at BW.)


Chico Camus http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-7 (1 NC)
125-135lbs 5'6" (Roufusport)

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Chris Cariaso http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-8
125lbs 5'3" (Fight and Fitness)


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Paulo Henrique Araujo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 1-0
125lbs 5'7" (Triple A)

125lbs (Thai Unit / Ery Thai Essence)


Jose Maria "Sem Chance" Tome http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 37-5 (2 NC)
125lbs 5'5" (Renovação Fight Team / Team Nogueira)


Marcel Adur 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 11-3
125lbs 5'9" (CM System / Chute Boxe Floripa)

125lbs (Team Junior Oliveira / MMA Coari AM / MPBJJ Nova União)

Rafael Dias http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 11-3
125lbs 5'4" (SD System Jiu Jitsu / Checkmat)

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Iliarde Sabino Belo dos Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 30-11-1 (1 NC)
123-135lbs 5'5" (Ulisses Pereira Team)
125-135lbs 5'7" (St. Charles MMA/Belmoore Kickboxing & MMA/Serra-Longo)
(Loss to Kwak was at BW.)

125lbs 5'5" (Banks MMA)


Josh Rave http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-12 (1 NC) (Record)
125-145lbs 5'6" (Team Insane Combat/Elite Performance/Disorderly Conduct)

125-135lbs 5'10" (Team Destruction / DeVall MMA / 303 Training Center)
(Mandell loss was at BW.)


125lbs 5'1" (Des Moines MMA Academy/Disorderly Conduct/Real Warrior Fight Team)
 

Joby Sanchez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 7-2
125lbs 5'6" (Jackson-Wink MMA / Chavez Dojo)


Antonio Banuelos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-11-1
125lbs 5'3" (The Pit)


Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-2
125lbs 5'5" (Nova União / Black House)

(A Zuffa contract should be coming!)


Kairat Akhmietov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/KAZK0001.GIF 23-0
125lbs 5'4" (Alash Pride)


Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 14-2
125-135lbs 5'8" (Constrictor Team)

(Loss to Saadulaev was at BW.)


125lbs 5'7" (Wajutsu Keishukai Hearts)

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

Willie Gates http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-7
125lbs 5'8" (Pinnacle MMA)


Darrell Montague http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-5
125-145lbs 5'6" (Millennia MMA)

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Yasuhiro Urushitani http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 21-7-6
123-135lbs 5'5" (RJW Central / Wajutsu Keishukai RJW)

(Near retirement?)


Andrew Leone 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/THAL0001.GIF 8-2
125-140lbs 5'6" (Bali Muay Thai & MMA / Phuket Top Team)
(Fights at both FlyW & BW.)


Shinichi "BJ" Kojima http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 14-6-5
123lbs 5'4" (
Wild Seasar / Reversal Gym Yokohama Ground Slam)


Hiromasa Ogikubo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 15-3-2
125-132lbs 5'3" (Paraestra Matsudo)

(Dropped to 125.)


Czar Sklavos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-4
125lbs 5'5" (
Sklavos MMA / Dean Heileman Jiu-Jitsu)
(Dillishaw fight was at 145.)


Tatsumitsu Wada http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 15-8-2 (1 NC)
125lbs 5'7" (Yoshida Dojo)

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Masaaki Sugawara http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-11-1
123lbs 5'7" (
Yotsukaido Sports Studio / Wajyutsu Keisyukai Duro)

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Ryuichi Miki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-9-4
123lbs 5'4" (Gutsman Shooto Dojo/Cave)


Yuki Yasunaga http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 14-8-1
123lbs 5'4" (Tokyo Yellow Mans)

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Mamoru Yamaguchi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 29-10-5
123lbs 5'4" (Shooto Gym Yokohama / Roots)

(May retire soon.)

Hayato Suzuki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 15-0-2
125-129lbs 5'4" (Brave)

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Yosuke "Tobizaru (Flying Monkey No.2)" Saruta http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 12-7-2
123lbs 5'3" (Purebred Kawaguchi Redips)

(Our vote for the #2 best nickname in the sport!)


Darren Uyenoyama http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-5
125lbs 5'6" (Faito Tamashii Combat Club)


Yuki Motoya 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 15-4 (1 NC)
125lbs 5'7" (Club Barbarian Impact
)



Yoshiro Maeda http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 34-15-5
125-133lbs 5'7" (Pancrase Inagakigumi)

(Dropped down to 125.)

125lbs 5'6" (Phuket Top Team)


Geje Eustaqio http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/PHIL0001.GIF 8-4
125-129lbs 5'5" (Kayang Wushu Gym / Lakay MMA)
(David Cho is a FW. Andrew Leone weighed 128lbs.)


Eugene Toquero 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/PHIL0001.GIF 8-3
125lbs 5'5" (Philippine Submission Sport / Pasukuan Labanan)


Gianni Subba http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MALS0001.GIF 7-2
125lbs 5'8" (Monarchy MMA/MMA Phuket Top Team/Bali Muay Thai & MMA)


Kentaro Watanabe http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-7
123lbs 5'4" (Chokushinkai TK68)


125-135lbs 5'7" (Team Max)
(Competes at both FlyW & BW.)


Nam-Jin "Crazy" Jo 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 10-7
123-135lbs 5'6" (Busan Team M.A.D.) 
(Nakahara loss was at 135)

Jaenam Yu http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 4-5
125lbs 5'5" (Team Force)
(Loss to Yuan Ye was at 145lbs.)


Mikihito Yamagami http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-4
114-125lbs 5'8" (STF MMA Dojo)


Yusaku Nakamura http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 12-4-1
125-135lbs 5'5" (Team Alpha Male Japan)
(Dropping to 125.)

Takeshi Kasugai http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 17-4-1
125-135lbs 5'6" (Shimura Dojo)

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Kiyotaka Shimizu http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 16-13-3
125lbs 5'2" (SK Absolute / Tribe Tokyo MMA)

Sota Kojima http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-6-4
123lbs 5'4" (Yoshida Dojo)

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Haruo Ochi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 12-6-2
115-132lbs 5'3" (Paraestra Ehime)

(Also fights at Strawweight.)


Masakazu "Ashikan Judan" Imanari http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 33-15-2
125-143lbs 5'5" (Team Roken)

(Currently competing at FW.)


Kosuke "Rambo" Suzuki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 11-6-3
123lbs 5'3" (Paraestra Chiba)

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Fumihiro Kitahara http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 15-7-2
123-132lbs 5'4" (Paraestra Sapporo)
(Recent loss was at 132lbs.)

125lbs 5'6" (Peso Pesado Gold Team)


Sidemar "Sedico" Honorio http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 11-6
125-135lbs 5'7" (
Renzo Gracie Philly / Daddis Fight Camps)
(Currently competing at 125lbs.)

Yunus Evloev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 20-7
125lbs 5'7" (Akhmat Fight Club)


Janailson Kevin Pereira Lima http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 36-15
125lbs 5'4" (Brazilian Top Team / Delfim Academy/Team Nogueira)


Lincon de Sa http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-8
115-135lbs 5'4" (Art Combat)
(Loss to "Cangaceiro" was at BW. Currently competing at 125.)

125-135lbs 5'6" (Fibra Fight Team / Nova União)

125-135lbs 5'9" (Chute Boxe / Macaco Gold Team)
(Last fight was at 125.)

125lbs (Fight Club Berkut)

125lbs 5'5" (Fighting Eagle)

125lbs 5'5" (YK Team)
(8-0 am.)


125-135lbs 5'5" (MMA Factory/Gladiator FC/Fight Club Akhmat/Fight Club Berkut)
(Tapology has the wrong photo.)


Irmeson Cavalcante de Oliveira http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 12-4
125lbs 5'3" (Evolução Thai)

125lbs 5'5" (Marajó Brothers / Coalizao Fight Team)

125lbs (Roxo Strike Team)


Joriedson "Fein" Reis de Souza 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 23-6
125lbs 5'4 " (Team Machida / Coalizao Fight Team)

(Brett Albee is a HW!)


Maycon "Boca" Silvan 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 9-2
125lbs 5'6" (Nova União WL)

125lbs 5'5" (Champion Team)

125lbs 5'6" (Constrictor Team)

125lbs 4'11" (Roxo Strike Team)
(Losses were at 135lbs.)

125lbs 5'5" (Union of Monster Fighters)
(Sherdog has him confused with another fighter. Video)

125lbs (Thai Boxe)

125lbs 5'5" (Team Cardoso / Orion Fight Camp)


Léo Jacaré http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 9-3-1 (Record)
125lbs (Nova União Manaus / Jorge Clay Team)

125lbs (Orion Fight Camp / Top Life Amazonas)

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125lbs (Carioca Team)

125lbs 5'4" (Parana Vale Tudo)

125lbs 5'6" (ATOS Jiu Jitsu / Nova União)

115-125lbs 5'4" (X-Gym / Morganti Ju-Jitsu)
(Also listed at StrawWt.)


Marcos "Cabecinha" Vinicius Sa Freire 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 10-6
125-135lbs 5'3" (Clayton Mangueira Team / Mangueira Fight)


Pedro Nobre http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-2-2 (1 NC)
125-135lbs 5'5" (Brazilian Top Team)



Seiichiro Ito http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-1-2
125lbs 5'4" (Reversal Gym Yokohama Ground Slam)