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  1. UFC Bantamweight Division
  2. UFC Bantamweight Champion
  3. UFC Bantamweight Rankings
  4. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC Bantamweight Division


Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports. In MMA, the Bantamweight Division is within 126-135 lbs (57.2-61.2 kg). The Bantamweight Division sits between the Flyweight Division (116-125 lbs) and the Featherweight Division.


UFC Bantamweight Champion - 2022


The current UFC Bantamweight Champion is Aljamain Sterling.


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UFC Bantamweight Rankings 2022


Prior to UFC-WEC merger, Dominick Cruz was the WEC Bantamweight Champion. At WEC 53, Cruz defeated Scott Jorgensen to retain the WEC Bantamweight Championship and was simultaneously awarded the inaugural UFC Bantamweight Championship.


At UFC 173, T.J. Dillashaw defeated Renan Barao to win the UFC Bantamweight Championship. At UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs Cruz, Dominick Cruz became the first-ever two-time Bantamweight Champion. At UFC 207, Cruz lost the title to Cody Garbrandt , who eventually lost it to Dillashaw, making the latter a two-time division champion.


Due to a failed drug test, Dillashaw vacated his title in March 2019. After winning the vacant title at UFC 238 and defending it at UFC 249, Cejudo became the fourth UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes (Flyweight and Bantamweight) simultaneously, and the second to defend titles in two different weight divisions.


Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 251 and became the current UFC Bantamweight Champion.


In his first title defence, Yan faced #1 ranked Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 on March 6, 2021 and lost the title by disqualification due to an intentional illegal knee landed by him in the fourth round to Sterling.


Sterling couldn't continue the fight any further due to concussion and the doctor recommended to stop the fight thus making him the new UFC Bantamweight champion. This is the first ever title change caused by a disqualification in UFC history.



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Current UFC Bantamweight Champion: Aljamain Sterling


RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast FightNext Fight
CAljamain Sterling21–3-7 (1 def)WinUFC 273 Petr YanTBD
1Petr Yan16–3-0LossUFC 273 Aljamain SterlingTBD
2T.J. Dillashaw17–4-1WinUFC on ESPN 27 Cory SandhagenTBD
3José Aldo31–7-3WinUFC on ESPN 31 Rob FontTBD
4Cory Sandhagen14–4-0LossUFC 267 Petr YanTBD
5Rob Font19–5-0LossUFC on ESPN 31 José AldoUFC on ESPN 35 Marlon Vera
6Merab Dvalishvili14–4-7WinUFC 266 Marlon MoraesTBD
7Dominick Cruz24–3-2WinUFC 269 Pedro MunhozTBD
8Marlon Vera18–7–1-2WinUFC 268 Frankie EdgarUFC on ESPN 35 Rob Font
9 (T)Pedro Munhoz19–7 (1 NC)-0LossUFC 269 Dominick CruzTBD
9 (T)Song Yadong19–5–1 (1 NC)-3WinUFC Fight Night 203 Marlon MoraesTBD
11Frankie Edgar24–10–1-0LossUFC 268 Marlon VeraTBD
12Ricky Simón19–3-4WinUFC Fight Night 199 Raphael AssunçãoTBD
13Sean O'Malley15–1-3WinUFC 269 Raulian PaivaTBD
14Marlon Moraes23–10–1-0LossUFC Fight Night 203 Song YadongTBD
15Jack Shore16–0-16WinUFC Fight Night 204 Timur ValievTBD

UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


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*Last Updated: April 13th, 2022

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Sean O'Malley gained invaluable experience fighting lower-ranked opponents and will use it to beat veteran Pedro Munhoz, claims Israel Adesanya
Sean O'Malley gained invaluable experience fighting lower-ranked opponents and will use it to beat veteran Pedro Munhoz, claims Israel Adesanya

Sean O'Malley gained invaluable experience fighting lower-ranked opponents and will use it to beat veteran Pedro Munhoz, claims Israel Adesanya

Sean O'Malley will be "too much" for Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, says Alexander Volkanovski
Sean O'Malley will be "too much" for Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, says Alexander Volkanovski

Sean O'Malley will be "too much" for Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, says Alexander Volkanovski

"I love the way he fights" - Michael Bisping comments on Sean O'Malley's style, hype, and pink Lamborghini
"I love the way he fights" - Michael Bisping comments on Sean O'Malley's style, hype, and pink Lamborghini

"I love the way he fights" - Michael Bisping comments on Sean O'Malley's style, hype, and pink Lamborghini

Michael Bisping suggests Umar Nurmagomedov could be better than Khabib Nurmagomedov for one reason
Michael Bisping suggests Umar Nurmagomedov could be better than Khabib Nurmagomedov for one reason

Michael Bisping suggests Umar Nurmagomedov could be better than Khabib Nurmagomedov for one reason

Sean O'Malley must 'stay on the right road' and dedicate himself if he wants to become UFC champion
Sean O'Malley must 'stay on the right road' and dedicate himself if he wants to become UFC champion

Sean O'Malley must 'stay on the right road' and dedicate himself if he wants to become UFC champion

Sean O'Malley couldn't 'pass up' on opportunity, ideally would have waited extra two years to join UFC
Sean O'Malley couldn't 'pass up' on opportunity, ideally would have waited extra two years to join UFC

Sean O'Malley couldn't 'pass up' on opportunity, ideally would have waited extra two years to join UFC

Aljamain Sterling body-shames Henry Cejudo amid 'Triple C' training video
Aljamain Sterling body-shames Henry Cejudo amid 'Triple C' training video

Aljamain Sterling body-shames Henry Cejudo amid 'Triple C' training video

"If he loses, where do you go from there?" - Sean O'Malley explains why he's rooting for Jake Paul in possible fight against Nate Diaz
"If he loses, where do you go from there?" - Sean O'Malley explains why he's rooting for Jake Paul in possible fight against Nate Diaz

"If he loses, where do you go from there?" - Sean O'Malley explains why he's rooting for Jake Paul in possible fight against Nate Diaz

'Suga' Sean O'Malley reveals his 'ideal' next opponent if he beats Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276
'Suga' Sean O'Malley reveals his 'ideal' next opponent if he beats Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276

'Suga' Sean O'Malley reveals his 'ideal' next opponent if he beats Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276

Nate Diaz potentially disappointed with Jake Paul's 'big fight' against Tommy Fury, claims Sean O'Malley - "I bet he was like, 'God damn it'"
Nate Diaz potentially disappointed with Jake Paul's 'big fight' against Tommy Fury, claims Sean O'Malley - "I bet he was like, 'God damn it'"

Nate Diaz potentially disappointed with Jake Paul's 'big fight' against Tommy Fury, claims Sean O'Malley - "I bet he was like, 'God damn it'"

Sean O'Malley not interested in 'beef' with Daniel Cormier, admits the former heavyweight champion would 'fu**' him up
Sean O'Malley not interested in 'beef' with Daniel Cormier, admits the former heavyweight champion would 'fu**' him up

Sean O'Malley not interested in 'beef' with Daniel Cormier, admits the former heavyweight champion would 'fu**' him up

"Grow the f*** up" - Darren Till defends Daniel Cormier after Sean O'Malley accuses 'DC' of biased commentary once again
"Grow the f*** up" - Darren Till defends Daniel Cormier after Sean O'Malley accuses 'DC' of biased commentary once again

"Grow the f*** up" - Darren Till defends Daniel Cormier after Sean O'Malley accuses 'DC' of biased commentary once again

"They don't care what I deserve, they care what happens" - Dominick Cruz on the "machine" that is UFC
"They don't care what I deserve, they care what happens" - Dominick Cruz on the "machine" that is UFC

"They don't care what I deserve, they care what happens" - Dominick Cruz on the "machine" that is UFC

"No one at 135 wants it" - Petr Yan desperate to fight, calls out flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo 
"No one at 135 wants it" - Petr Yan desperate to fight, calls out flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo 

"No one at 135 wants it" - Petr Yan desperate to fight, calls out flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo 

"Calling fights while I'm competing is the hardest thing I can do" - Dominick Cruz
"Calling fights while I'm competing is the hardest thing I can do" - Dominick Cruz

"Calling fights while I'm competing is the hardest thing I can do" - Dominick Cruz

"Cost me an arm and a leg" - Dominick Cruz on his dog's ACL surgery
"Cost me an arm and a leg" - Dominick Cruz on his dog's ACL surgery

"Cost me an arm and a leg" - Dominick Cruz on his dog's ACL surgery

Watch: Sean O'Malley throws ceremonial first pitch at Arizona Diamondbacks game, fans ask Conor McGregor to take note
Watch: Sean O'Malley throws ceremonial first pitch at Arizona Diamondbacks game, fans ask Conor McGregor to take note

Watch: Sean O'Malley throws ceremonial first pitch at Arizona Diamondbacks game, fans ask Conor McGregor to take note

I have no horse in the race - Daniel Cormier believes Sean O'Malley's recent complaints stem from not understanding commentary 
I have no horse in the race - Daniel Cormier believes Sean O'Malley's recent complaints stem from not understanding commentary 

I have no horse in the race - Daniel Cormier believes Sean O'Malley's recent complaints stem from not understanding commentary 

I could not strike like Sean O'Malley or Conor McGregor in my entire career - Daniel Cormier believes 'Sugar' has the potential to build bantamweight legacy 
I could not strike like Sean O'Malley or Conor McGregor in my entire career - Daniel Cormier believes 'Sugar' has the potential to build bantamweight legacy 

I could not strike like Sean O'Malley or Conor McGregor in my entire career - Daniel Cormier believes 'Sugar' has the potential to build bantamweight legacy 

"This sounds very weak" - Marlon Vera dismisses Sean O'Malley's excuses to avoid  fighting UFC legend Frankie Edgar
"This sounds very weak" - Marlon Vera dismisses Sean O'Malley's excuses to avoid  fighting UFC legend Frankie Edgar

"This sounds very weak" - Marlon Vera dismisses Sean O'Malley's excuses to avoid  fighting UFC legend Frankie Edgar

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