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411 MMA Rankings 09.05.17: Bantamweight Division – Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw Battle For Top Spot

September 5, 2017 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
Cody Garbrandt


411’s MMA Rankings Guidelines

– Which fighters are eligible for these rankings? They must meet the following qualifications: fight at least once in the past 365 days or if they have not, be officially scheduled for an upcoming fight.

– A fighter serving a disciplinary suspension will not be ranked. They can return when they have served their suspension or in the event it is rescinded. This includes fighters who may disregard their suspension locally to fight overseas.

411’s Official MMA Rankings

Bantamweight Division (135 pounds)


1) Cody Garbrandt (11-0)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 7, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

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

– vs. Thomas Almeida – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Augusto Mendes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – February 21, 2016

– vs. Henry Briones – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 189 – July 11, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017



2) T.J. Dillashaw (14-3)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: February 7, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. John Lineker – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Dominick Cruz – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – January 17, 2016

– vs. Renan Barao – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 – July 25, 2015

– vs. Joe Soto – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto – August 30, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017



3) Dominick Cruz (22-2)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: September 3, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 207 – December 30, 2016

– vs. Urijah Faber – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 – June 4, 2016

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – January 17, 2016

– vs. Takeya Mizugaki – Win via TKO (punches) – UFC 178: Alvarez vs. Cerrone – September 27, 2014

– vs. Demetrious Johnson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Versus: Cruz vs. Faber – October 1, 2011

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Raphael Assuncao (25-5)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: July 19, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Bryan Caraway – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine – October 4, 2014

– vs. Pedro Munhoz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann – February 22, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (21-1)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: June 29, 1980

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

– vs. Urijah Faber – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem – September 10, 2016

– vs. Iuri Alcantara – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – January 30, 2016

– vs. Pedro Munhoz – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 7, 2015

– vs. Marcus Brimage – Win via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites – July 18, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Bibiano Fernandes (21-3)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: March 30, 1980

Currently Fighting With: One Championship

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Kevin Belingon – Win via submission (Kimura) – One FC 36: Dynasty of Champions – January 23, 2016

– vs. Toni Tauru – Win via KO (punch) – One FC 29: Kingdom of Warriors – July 18, 2015

– vs. Dae Hwan Kim – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – One FC 23: Warrior’s Way – December 5, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: The oldest ranked bantamweight, Bibiano is fresh off his sixth consecutive title defense in ONE Championship and it was the first fight on his new deal signed earlier in the year. New featherweight champion Martin Nguyen has talked about the possibility of a champion vs. champion fight with Bibiano, but such talk was immediately following his win last month.



7) John Lineker (30-8)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: January 1, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– vs. Michael McDonald – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2016

– vs. Rob Font – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 198 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Francisco Rivera – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 191 – September 5, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) John Dodson (19-8)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: September 26, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Eddie Wineland – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 22, 2017

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

– vs. Manny Gamburyan – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 16, 2016

– vs. Demetrious Johnson – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 191 – September 5, 2015

– vs. Zach Makovsky – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 187 – May 23, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017



9) Aljamain “The Funk Master” Sterling (14-2)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 31, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Renan Barao – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Augusto Mendes – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Loss via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – January 28, 2017

– vs. Bryan Caraway – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Johnny Eduardo – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – December 10, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Eduardo Dantas (20-4)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: February 3, 1989

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Leandro Higo – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 177 – April 14, 2017

– vs. Joe Warren – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 166 – December 2, 2016

– vs. Marcos Galvao – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 156 – June 17, 2016

– vs. Mike Richman – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 137 – May 15, 2015

– vs. Joe Warren – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 128 – October 10, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Bellator 184 – October 6, 2017




11) Marlon Moraes (18-5-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

– vs. Josenaldo Silva – Win via TKO (knee injury) – WSOF 34 – December 31, 2016

– vs. Josh Hill – Win via KO (strikes) – WSOF 32 – July 30, 2016

– vs. Joseph Barajas – Win via TKO (leg kicks) – WSOF 28 – February 20, 2016

– vs. Sheymon da Silva Moraes – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – WSOF 22 – August 1, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. John Dodson – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017




12) Thomas Almeida (21-2)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 31, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jimmie Rivera – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

– vs. Albert Morales – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 19, 2016

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – Loss via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Anthony Birchak – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – November 7, 2015

– vs. Brad Pickett – Win via KO (knee) – UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor – July 11, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) Joe Soto (18-5)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: March 22, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Rani Yahya – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 11, 2017

– vs. Marco Beltran – Win via submission (heel hook) – UFC Fight Night – November 5, 2016

– vs. Chris Beal – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – June 18, 2016

– vs. Michinori Tanaka – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 195 – January 2, 2016

– vs. Anthony Birchak – Loss via KO (punches) – UFC Fight Night – June 6, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




14) Marlon Vera (10-3-1)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: December 2, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brian Kelleher – Win via submission (armbar) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

– vs. Brad Pickett – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 18, 2017

– vs. Guangyou Ning – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 26, 2016

– vs. Davey Grant – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – February 27, 2016

– vs. Roman Salazar – Win via submission (triangle armbar) – UFC Fight Night – August 8, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Darrion Caldwell (10-1)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: December 19, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

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

– vs. Joe Taimanglo – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 159 – July 22, 2016

– vs. Joe Warren – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 151 – March 4, 2016

– vs. Shawn Bunch – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Bellator 143 – September 25, 2015

– vs. Rafael Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 137 – May 15, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Eduardo Dantas – Bellator 184 – October 6, 2017

Notes: Bryan Caraway remains ineligible for the rankings because he has not been active since the spring of 2016.

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