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411 MMA Rankings 06.11.19: Bantamweight Division – Henry Cejudo, Marlon Moraes, More

June 11, 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: The newest MMA champ champ, Henry Cejudo weathered the early storm against Marlon Moraes and finished him in the third round Saturday night. Now he’s the bantamweight and flyweight champions in the UFC and he has even talked about going up to featherweight. In the meantime, he has called out former 135 champions Dominick Cruz (still out injured), Cody Garbrandt (0-3 in his last three fights) and Urijah Faber (just turned 40) as he eyes paydays. If he ends up defending this title against the top contender, that should be Aljamain Sterling.




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:

– Unknown

Comment: At UFC 238, Moraes suffered the first TKO loss of his career since his earliest fights as a professional more than a decade ago.



3) Raphael Assuncao (27-6)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: July 19, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Win via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cory Sandhagen – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019



4) 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



5) Kyoji Horiguchi (27-2)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: October 12, 1990

Currently Fighting With: Rizin Fighting

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Ian McCall – Win via TKO (punch) – Rizin FF – May 6, 2018

– vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari – Win via KO (punches) – Rizin Grand Prix 2017 Bantamweight Tournament – December 31, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Bellator 222 – June 14, 2019




6) 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:

– 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 (31-9)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: January 1, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 1, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Rob Font – UFC on ESPN+ – June 22, 2019



9) 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



10) 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



11) Darrion Caldwell (13-2)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: December 19, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – Rizin 14 – December 31, 2018

– vs. Noad Lahat – Win via KO (punches) – Bellator 204 – August 17, 2018

– vs. Leandro Higo – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 195 – March 2, 2018

– vs. Eduardo Dantas – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 184 – October 6, 2017

– vs. Joe Taimanglo – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 167 – December 3, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Kyoji Horiguchi – Bellator 222 – June 14, 2019

Comment: Next week, Caldwell gets a chance to avenge his New Year’s Eve loss to Horiguchi. It will take place in a Bellator cage, with Caldwell’s bantamweight title on the line. Darrion was able to avenge the first loss of his career against Joe Taimanglo and hopes to clear any doubts about his status as an elite bantamweight.



12) Bibiano Fernandes (23-4)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: March 30, 1980

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Reece McLaren – Win via decision (split) – One FC – December 2, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Now 2-1 against Belingon, Bibiano Fernandes unfortunately earned his latest win as a result of a barrage of illegal elbows. The fouls took place in the third round of their bout in March and in the days following, Bibiano had trouble remembering any part of the fight.



13) Kevin Belingon (20-6)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: October 30, 1987

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Kevin Chung – Win via decision (unanimous) – One Championship – November 10, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Cory Sandhagen (11-1)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: April 20, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Jose Aguayo – Win via TKO (strikes) – LFA 31 – January 19, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – UFC 241 – August 17, 2019

Comment: Sandhagen earned the biggest win of his career earlier this spring with a split decision against John Lineker. His first win against a top ranked bantamweight, there is no vacation in sight. Sandhagen will jump back into the cage in August to fight perennial top contender Raphael Assuncao.



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:

– Unknown



15*) Ricky Simon (15-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: August 31, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rani Yahya – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 234 – February 10, 2019

– vs. Montel Jackson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 227 – August 4, 2018

– vs. Merab Dvalishvili – Win via technical submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018

– vs. Vinicius Zani – Win via KO (strikes) – LFA 36 – March 23, 2018

– vs. Chico Camus – Win via decision (unanimous) – LFA 29 – December 15, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Urijah Faber – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019

Comment: Yes, one of the top prospects in the UFC will get his chance to knock off a legend of the sport. The fact this fight is happening nearly three years since Urijah Faber retired from action is a head scratcher, though. Faber turned 40-years-old last month, so a win next month for Simon will not seem too impressive unless you only read the names of the fighters.