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411 MMA Rankings 11.14.17: Bantamweight Division – Cody Garbrandt, TJ Dillashaw

November 14, 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 They can return when they have served their suspension or in the event it is rescinded.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) T.J. Dillashaw (15-3)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: February 7, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Cody Garbrandt – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 217 – November 4, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Dillashaw became a two-time UFC champion when he knocked out Cody Garbrandt in the second round of their UFC 217 co-main event. He is now looking at a chance to win two titles as he challenged flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. He insists the weight cut down to 125 pounds is not a problem (he was down to 140 pounds most recently) and would be confident in his abilities to defend both championships if he was able to beat Mighty Mouse.




2) Cody Garbrandt (11-1)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: July 7, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Cody suffered the first loss of his pro career, being knocked out in a grudge match against former teammate T.J. Dillashaw. He knocked T.J. down in the first round but the round ended before he could capitalize. He was caught with a head kick that led to the finish. Now, the former champion says he will come back an even better fighter and has put the rest of the bantamweight division on notice.



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:

– Injured

Comment: Cruz and Jimmie Rivera were scheduled to fight at UFC 219 next month but unfortunately, Cruz broke his arm in training and has withdrawn. Beyond losing out on a pay day, this is unfortunate because it pushes back Cruz’s quest to earn a title fight. With T.J. Dillashaw now atop the division, the champion says Cruz can wait as long as he did (two years before T.J. had another shot) following Cruz’s early 2016 win over him.



4) Raphael Assuncao (26-5)

Height: 5’4

Birthday: July 19, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– 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

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:

– vs. TBD – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

Comment: What a difference a week makes. Prior to UFC 217, it appeared Rivera would be fighting Dominick Cruz in a month and a win would allow him to challenge for the bantamweight championship. Fast forward and now Cruz is injured with a broken arm, he has no obvious opponent and the champion appears focused on fighting the flyweight champion. Rivera is not interested in fighting Aljamain Sterling or John Lineker, believing he should be fighting someone ranked above him.



6) John Lineker (31-8)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: January 1, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– 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

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) 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




8) Marlon Moraes (19-5-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: April 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. John Dodson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– 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:

– Unknown



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:

– vs. Rani Yahya – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017



10) Bryan Caraway (21-7)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: August 4, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Aljamain Sterling – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

– vs. Eddie Wineland – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 – July 25, 2015

– vs. Raphael Assuncao – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine – October 4, 2014

– vs. Erik Perez – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov – June 7, 2014

– vs. Johnny Bedford – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen – April 27, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Luke Sanders – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017

Comment: Caraway is back after more than a year on the sidelines.



11) John Dodson (19-9)

Height: 5’3

Birthday: September 26, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Marlon Moraes – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Darrion Caldwell (11-1)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: December 19, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

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

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment:



13) 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:

– vs. Rob Font – UFC 220 – January 20, 2018



14) Eduardo Dantas (20-5)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: February 3, 1989

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 184 – October 6, 2017

– 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

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) 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:

– vs. Brett Johns – UFC TUF Finale – December 1, 2017