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411 Bantamweight MMA Rankings: Cody Garbrandt, Petr Yan, More

May 11, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Cody Garbrandt

411’s Official MMA Rankings

Bantamweight Division (135 pounds)


1) Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling (20-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 31, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Petr Yan – Win via Disqualification (illegal knee to head) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Bantamweight champion Sterling is just about a month removed from neck surgery that is expected to keep him out of action until the fall, possibly winter. The surgery was to repair a herniated disc along his spine that was an issue for years. Whenever he is ready to return, the immediate rematch with Petr Yan awaits.



2) Petr Yan (15-2)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: February 11, 1993

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via via Disqualification (illegal knee to head) – UFC 259 – March 6, 2021

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 251 – July 12, 2020

– vs. Urijah Faber – Win via KO (head kick) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Cory Sandhagen (14-2)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: April 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via KO (flying knee) – UFC Fight Night – February 6, 2021

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Rob Font (18-4)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: June 25, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020

– vs. Ricky Simon – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019

– vs. Sergio Pettis – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 15, 2018

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 226 – July 7, 2018

– vs. Thomas Almeida – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – UFC Fight Night – May 22, 2021



5) Frankie Edgar (24-9-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: October 16, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 6 fights:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Loss via KO (flying knee) – UFC Fight Night – February 6, 2021

– vs. Pedro Munhoz – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – August 22, 2020

– vs. Chan Sung Jung – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – December 21, 2019

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 240 – July 27, 2019

– vs. Cub Swanson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 21. 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Marlon Moraes (23-8-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rob Font – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via decision (split) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) John Lineker (34-9)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: January 1, 1990

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Troy Worthen – Win via KO (punch) – One Championship – April 7, 2021

– vs. Kevin Belingon – Win via TKO (strikes) – One Championship – October 30, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Following his knockout win last week, Lineker called out One’s bantamweight champion, fellow Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes. It’s the fight everyone has expected since Lineker signed with the promotion and it would seem to be the next fight for both men in 2021.



8) Pedro Munhoz (19-5, 1 NC)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: September 7, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 258 – February 13, 2021

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – August 22, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Munhoz scored a big win for himself, ending a two-fight losing streak by taking a decision from Jimmie Rivera. It seems every UFC bantamweight from this point on below wants a fight with Marlon Moraes figuring they can use his name to boost themselveskyo up. Outside of whomever actually lands that fight, perhaps Jose Aldo is next for Munhoz.



9) Kyoji Horiguchi (29-3)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: October 12, 1990

Currently Fighting With: Rizin Fighting

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kai Asakura – Win via KO (strikes) – Rizin FF – December 31, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Nothing is official yet but Bellator and new champion Sergio Pettis are hoping to have a champion vs. champion fight with Horiguchi this year.



10) Cody Garbrandt (12-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 7, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rob Font – UFC Fight Night – May 22, 2021



11) Jose Aldo (29-7)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: September 9, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marlon Vera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020

– vs. Petr Yan – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 237 – May 10, 2019

– vs. Renato Moicano – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 2, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




12) Merab Dvalishvili (13-4)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: January 10, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cody Stamman – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – May 1, 2021

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 252 – August 15, 2020

– vs. Gustavo Lopez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 13, 2020

– vs. Casey Kenney – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 15, 2020

– vs. Brad Katona – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 4, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




13) Sergio Pettis (21-5)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: August 18, 1993

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Juan Archuleta – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 258 – May 7, 2021

– vs. Ricky Bandejas – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 242 – July 24, 2020

– vs. Alfred Khashakyan – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 238 – January 25, 2020

– vs. Tyson Nam – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 21, 2019

– vs. Rob Font – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 15, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Pettis scored the upset win and is the new Bellator bantamweight champion following Friday night’s unanimous decision. Former champ Archuleta had only lost one fight by decision in his career and that was to current lightweight and featherweight champion Patricio Freire. Pettis picked up the win on judges scores of 50-45, 49-46 and 49-46.



14) 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




15) Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (23-5)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: June 29, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Pedro Munhoz – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 258 – February 13, 2021

vs. Cody Stamman – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 15, 2020

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown