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411 Bantamweight Division MMA Rankings: Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, More

October 29, 2019 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Bantamweight Division (135 pounds)


1) Henry Cejudo (15-2)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: February 9, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – January 19, 2019

– vs. Demetrious Johnson – Win via decision (split) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. Sergio Pettis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Wilson Reis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Cejduo seems intent on returning to action early next year and defend the bantamweight title. He wants more money before doing that, though. Plus, it sounds like his days as the flyweight champion are numbered as everyone involved understands by keeping hold of it, Cejudo is just delaying the division from moving forward.




2) Marlon Moraes (22-6-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Henry Cejudo – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – February 2, 2019

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC Fight Night – June 1, 2018

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Win via KO (knee) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jose Aldo – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

Comment: The biggest bantamweight fight on the docket is set for December when Marlon Moraes welcomes Jose Aldo to the division. Aldo is looking to get right into a title fight opportunity, and Moraes is the person standing in his way. Meanwhile, Marlon has not lost consecutive fights since 2011.



3) Aljamain “The Funk Master” Sterling (18-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 31, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Pedro Munoz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. Cody Stamann – Win via submission (kneebar) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Brett Johns – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Loss via KO (knee) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: About a month ago, Sterling underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his wrist. Expect him back in action after the new year as he looks to continue his trend towards the first UFC title fight of his career.



4) Petr Yan (13-1)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: February 11, 1993

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 23, 2019

– vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade – Win via TKO (corner stoppage) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

– vs. Jin Soo Son – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 15, 2018

– vs. Teruto Ishihara – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 23, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Urijah Faber – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019



5) Cory Sandhagen (12-1)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: April 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. John Lineker – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – April 27, 2019

– vs. Mario Bautista – Win via submission (armor) – UFC Fight Night – January 19, 2019

– vs. Iuri Alcantara – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – August 25, 2018

– vs. Austin Arnett – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – January 27, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Raphael Assuncao (27-7)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: July 19, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – February 2, 2019

– vs. Rob Font – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Matthew Lopez – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Win via decision (split) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: September 7, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Bryan Caraway – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 30, 2018

– vs. Brett Johns – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. John Dodson – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) John Lineker (32-9)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: January 1, 1990

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Muin Gafurov – Win via decision (unanimous) – ONE Championship – October 25, 2019

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Loss via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – April 27, 2019

– vs. Brian Kelleher – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 224 – May 12, 2018

– vs. Marlon Vera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Kyoji Horiguchi (28-3)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: October 12, 1990

Currently Fighting With: Rizin Fighting

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kai Asakura – Loss via KO (punches) – Rizin FF – August 18, 2019

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 222 – June 14, 2019

– vs. Ben Nguyen – Win via KO (strikes) – Rizin FF – April 21, 2019

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Rizin 14 – December 31, 2018

– vs. Hiromasa Ogikubo – Win via decision (unanumous) – Rizin FF – July 28, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Kai Asakura – Rizin FF – December 31, 2019

Comment: In a non-title fight in August, Horiguchi was stopped in less than one minute by Asakura. Rizin’s reigning bantamweight champion, Horiguchi, will get his chance to avenge the loss on New Year’s Eve.



10) Cody Garbrandt (11-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 7, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Pedro Munoz – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– vs. Dominick Cruz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

– vs. Takeya Mizugaki – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (22-4)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: June 29, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Petr Yan – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – February 17, 2019

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Loss via KO (head kick) – UFC Fight Night – June 1, 2018

– vs. Thomas Almeida – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Urijah Faber (35-10)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: May 14, 1979

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Ricky Simon – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019

– vs. Brad Pickett – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 17, 2016

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem – September 10, 2016

– vs. Dominick Cruz – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman 2 – June 4, 2016

– vs. Frankie Saenz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Peter Yan – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

Comment:



13) Bibiano Fernandes (24-4)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: March 30, 1980

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kevin Belingon – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – ONE Championship – October 13, 2019

– vs. Kevin Belingon – Win via DQ (illegal elbows) – One Championship – March 31, 2019

– vs. Kevin Belingon – Loss via decision (split) – One Championship – November 9, 2018

– vs. Martin Nguyen – Win via decision (split) – One Championship – March 24, 2018

– vs. Andrew Leone – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – One Championship – August 5, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Kevin Belingon (20-7)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: October 30, 1987

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Bibiano Fernandes – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – ONE Championship – October 13, 2019

– vs. Bibiano Fernandes – Loss via DQ (illegal elbows) – One Championship – March 31, 2019

– vs. Bibiano Fernandes – Win via decision (split) – One Championship – November 9, 2018

– vs. Martin Nguyen – Win via decision (unanimous) – One Championship – July 27, 2018

– vs. Andrew Leone – Win via TKO (spinning back kick) – One Championship – April 20, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Cody Stamann (18-2)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: November 9, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alejandro Perez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via submission (kneebar) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Bryan Caraway – Win via decision (split) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

– vs. Tom Duquesny – Win via decision (split) – UFC 216 – October 7, 2017

vs. Terrion Ware – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 213 – July 8, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Yadong Song – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019