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411’s Bantamweight MMA Rankings: Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan, More

November 3, 2020 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Aljamain Sterling

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 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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Petr Yan – UFC 256 – December 12, 2020

Comment: The match-up between the best two bantamweights in the world will finally happen, at UFC 256 next month. The starts did not align during the summer which led to Jose Aldo fighting and losing to Petr Yan for the then-vacant UFC championship. Sterling gets the first title fight of his UFC run, which started in 2014.



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:

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – UFC 256 – December 12, 2020

Comment: Yan will look to successfully defend the bantamweight championship for the first time next month. In UFC bantamweight title history, the most number of defenses by a champion has been two (Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao and T.J. Dillashaw).



3) Cory Sandhagen (13-2)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: April 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) 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



5) Marlon Moraes (23-7-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

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

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rob Font – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020



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:

– 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:

– 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) Juan Archuleta (25-2)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: September 13, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Patchy Mix – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 246 – September 12, 2020

– vs. Henry Corrales – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 238 – January 25, 2020

– vs. Patricio Freire – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 228 – September 28, 2019

– vs. Eduardo Dantas – Win via KO (punch) – Bellator 222 – June 14, 2019

– vs. Ricky Bandejas – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 214 – January 26, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Archuleta is the new Bellator bantamweight champion after topping Patchy Mix in a fight over the vacant championship (Kyoji Horiguchi vacated the title due to injury earlier in the year). Up next for the new champion is his first title defense, expected to be against Sergio Pettis early in 2021. Plus, Henry Corrales is moving down to 135-pounds in search of a rematch with Archuleta following their bout last January which happened at featherweight.



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:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – UFC Fight Night – December 19, 2020