mma / Columns

411 Bantamweight MMA Rankings: Frankie Edgar, Cody Garbrandt

September 15, 2020 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Frankie Edgar

411’s Official MMA Rankings

Bantamweight Division (135 pounds)


1) Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling (19-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 31, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – May 16, 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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: In August, UFC president Dana White said Sterling was next in line for new bantamweight champion Petr Yan. So far, nothing has been finalized.



2) Petr Yan (15-1)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: February 11, 1993

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Marlon Moraes (23-6-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020



4) Cory Sandhagen (12-2)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: April 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – May 16, 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

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – UFC Fight Night – October 10, 2020



5) Frankie Edgar (24-8-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: October 16, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 6 fights:

– 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

– vs. Brian Ortega – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Edgar debuted at 135 pounds and scored a split decision win over Pedro Munhoz. The win puts Edgar in the mix at the top of the division, but there’s more talk about a potential fight that would have been considered a dream bout if it took place in 2011. He’s intrigued by a potential fight with Dominick Cruz and Cruz would have to be interested in such a fight considering he’s lost his last two fights.



6) Pedro Munhoz (18-5, 1 NC)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: September 7, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) 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



8) 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. Deiveson Figueiredo – UFC 255 – November 21, 2020



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:

– Unknown



10) Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (23-4)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: June 29, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




11) Jose Aldo (28-7)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: September 9, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Cody Stamann (19-3-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: November 9, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 15, 2020

– vs. Brian Kelleher – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 250 – June 6, 2020

– vs. Yadong Song – Draw via decision (split) – UFC on ESPN – December 7, 2019

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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



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) Rob Font (17-4)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: June 25, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Pedro Munhoz – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – October 28, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown