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MMA UFC Top 10 Bantamweight Rankings - April 2022

Updating the Bantamweight MMA Rankings after Aljamain Sterling defeated Petr Yan to become the undisputed UFC Bantamweight Champion. Also where Cory Sandhagen, Jose Aldo, Marlon Vera and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | April 13, 2022 - 07:59 PM

Honorable Mentions

Song Yadong

Promotion: UFC

Song Yadong is a young up-and-coming fighter from China. He has a professional record of 19 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw, and 1 no-contest, and is currently ranked #9 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings. He is on a 3 fight winning streak, defeating Marlon Moraes in his most recent fight. There is no announcement about his next fight yet. 



Kyoji Horiguchi

Promotion: RIZIN

Title: RIZIN Bantamweight Champion

Kyoji Horiguchi is another fighter who deserves an honorable mention. He is a professional MMA fighter from Japan, and he has a record of 29-4. He fights for RIZIN and is also the current Rizin Bantamweight Champion




Top 10 MMA Bantamweights

10. Dominick Cruz

Promotion: UFC

Dominick Cruz is widely regarded as the best bantamweight of all time. He is an American MMA fighter with a record of 24 wins and 3 losses. 

He is the former WEC and UFC Bantamweight champion. However, he has had a lot of trouble with injuries over his career. He won his last fight against Pedro Munhoz and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.




9. Sergio Pettis

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Bantamweight Champion

Sergio Pettis is a former UFC fighter with a record of 22-5, who now fights in Bellator. He is on an impressive five-fight win streak and is the current Bellator bantamweight world champion. 

In his most recent fight, he defended the title against Kyoji Horiguchi, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




8. Merab Dvalishvili

Promotion: UFC

Merab Dvalishvili is a professional MMA fighter from Georgia, and he has a record of 14 wins and 4 losses. 

Dvalishvili is ranked #6 in the official UFC rankings and is currently on a 7 fight winning streak in the UFC. he has wins over fighters like Casey Kenney, John Dodson, and in his most recent fight Marlon Moraes. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




7. Marlon Vera

Promotion: UFC

Marlon Vera is an MMA fighter from Ecuador. He has a professional record of 18 wins and 7 losses. Vera is ranked #8 in the official UFC bantamweight rankings. 

He has been fighting in a UFC for a while and has impressive wins over Brad Pickett, Brian Kelleher, Sean O'Malley, and in his most recent fight Frankie Edgar. His next fight has not been announced yet.




6. Cory Sandhagen

Promotion: UFC

Cory Sandhagen is an American MMA fighter, with a record of 14 wins and 4 losses. He is currently ranked #4 in the UFC bantamweight division, and he has multiple impressive wins in the division, over fighters like John Lineker, Raphael Assunção, Marlon Moraes, and Frankie Edgar. 

He lost his last two fights against Dillashaw, and Petr Yan, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




5. Rob Font

Promotion: UFC

Rob Font is an American professional MMA fighter with a record of 19-5. He is ranked #5 in the official UFC rankings. 

Font has been fighting in the UFC for quite a while now, and has many impressive wins over fighters like Thomas Almeida, Sergio Pettis, Marlon Moraes, and Cody Garbrandt. 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Jose Aldo, and his next fight is scheduled against Marlon Vera on April 30th, 2022.




4. Jose Aldo

Promotion: UFC

Jose Aldo is an MMA legend from Brazil, and he has a record of 31 wins and 7 losses. He is ranked #3 in the official UFC rankings. 

He was the WEC featherweight champion, and is also a two-time UFC featherweight champion, with 7 title defenses. Aldo made his bantamweight debut in 2019 and has won 3 out of his 5 fights in the division. He is currently on a 3 fight winning streak, defeating ranked opponents like Marlon vera, Pedro Munhoz, and Rob Font. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.



 

3. TJ Dillashaw

Promotion: UFC

TJ Dillashaw is an American MMA fighter, who is recognized by many as one of the best bantamweights ever. He has a record of 17 wins and 4 losses and is also a former two-time UFC bantamweight champion. 

However, his legacy was tainted when he tested positive for PEDs after which he served a two-year suspension. He came back last year and won his first fight against top contender Cory Sandhagan. 

There is no announcement about his next fight.




2. Petr Yan

Promotion: UFC

Petr Yan is a Russian MMA fighter, with a record of 15 wins and 3 losses. He is the former UFC 135 pound champion, and until last weekend, also held the Interim title, which he lost in the unification bout against the champion. 

Yan had some success on the feet, however, Aljamain Sterling was too much to handle on the ground. The fight went the distance, and Yan lost via Split decision. However, he believed that he should have one the fight and called for a rematch.



 

1. Aljamain Sterling

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Bantamweight Champion

Aljamain Sterling is an American MMA fighter, with a record of 21 wins and 3 losses. He is the current UFC bantamweight champion, however, until last weekend, there was a little controversy about his status as the champ. 

He won the title last year by disqualification when his opponent Petr Yan threw an illegal knee, however, last weekend, at UFC 273, he defeated Yan, who was now the interim champ, and solidified his position as the undisputed champion. Sterling won by split decision, after displaying grappling skills and having almost two complete rounds of ground control. 

There is no announcement about his next fight, however, he did call out TJ Dillashaw after the fight. 



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