Bellator MMA Rankings December 20, 2018

We released the updated Bellator MMA fighter rankings. Find out where the top fighters are in the latest standings as of December 20, 2018.

As a reminder, you can always check current Bellator MMA rankings in this section of the website: http://en.mmation.com/bellator/rankings/

 

Bantamweight (125 – 135 lb / 56.7 – 61.2 kg)

Darrion Caldwell (Champion) United States
1 Michael McDonald United States
2 Eduardo Dantas Brazil
3 Joe Taimanglo Guam
4 Shawn Bunch United StatesNR positions up
5 Joe Warren United States1 position down
6 Dominic Mazzotta United States1 position down
7 Marcos Galvao Brazil1 position down
8 James Barnes United StatesNR positions up
9 Peter Ligier France2 positions down
10 Brandon Phillips United States2 positions down

 

Featherweight (135 – 145 lb / 61.2 – 65.8 kg)

Patricio Freire (Champion) Brazil
1 Emmanuel Sanchez United States1 position up
2 Pat Curran United States1 position down
3 Sam Sicilia United StatesNR positions up
4 AJ McKee Jr. United States
5 Henry Corrales United States
6 Georgi Karakhanyan United States1 position up
7 Aaron Pico United States1 position up
8 Derek Campos United StatesNR positions up
9 John Teixeira da Conceicao Brazil
10 Daniel Straus United States4 positions down

 

Lightweight (145 – 155 lb / 65.8 – 70.3 kg)

Michael Chandler (Champion) United States3 positions up
1 Patricky Freire Brazil
2 Benson Henderson United States
3 Brent Primus United States3 positions down
4 Goiti Yamauchi Brazil2 positions up
5 Saad Awad United States
6 Derek Anderson United States2 positions up
7 Daniel Weichel GermanyNR positions up
8 Adam Piccolotti United States1 position down
9 Brandon Girtz United States
10 JJ Ambrose United States

 

Welterweight (155 – 170 lb / 70.3 – 77.1 kg)

Rory MacDonald (Champion) Canada
1 Douglas Lima Brazil
2 Jon Fitch United States
3 Lorenz Larkin United States
4 Paul Daley England
5 Andrey Koreshkov Russia
6 Michael Page England
7 Logan Storley United States
8 Fernando Gonzalez United States1 position up
9 EJ Brooks United States1 position up
10 Neiman Gracie BrazilNR positions up

 

Middleweight (170 – 185 lb / 77.1 – 83.9 kg)

Gegard Mousasi (Champion) Netherlands
1 Lyoto Machida BrazilNR positions up
2 Rafael Carvalho Brazil1 position down
3 Rafael Lovato Jr. United States1 position down
4 Anatoly Tokov Russia1 position down
5 Alexander Shlemenko Russia1 position down
6 John Salter United States1 position down
7 Costello van Steenis Netherlands2 positions up
8 Chris Honeycutt United States2 positions down
9 Chidi Njokuani United StatesNR positions up
10 Leo Leite Brazil3 positions down

 

Light Heavyweight (185 – 205 lb / 83.9 – 93.0 kg)

Ryan Bader (Champion) United States
1 Vadim Nemkov Russia
2 Phil Davis United States
3 Linton Vassell England
4 Liam McGeary England
5 Philipe Lins Brazil2 positions up
6 Muhammed Lawal United StatesNR positions up
7 Jordan Young United States1 position down
8 Kent Kauppinen EnglandNR positions up
9 Alessio Sakara Italy4 positions down
10 Tyree Fortune United States2 positions down

 

Heavyweight (205 – 265 lb / 93.0 – 120.2 kg)

Vacant (Champion)
1 Ryan Bader United States
2 Matt Mitrione United States
3 Cheick Kongo France
4 Sergei Kharitonov Russia1 position up
5 Fedor Emelianenko Russia1 position up
6 Roy Nelson United States1 position up
7 Javy Ayala United States3 positions up
8 Chael Sonnen United States
9 Quinton Jackson United States
10 Frank Mir United StatesNR positions up

 

Pound-for-pound

1 Gegard Mousasi Middleweight Netherlands
2 Ryan Bader Light Heavyweight / Heavyweight United States
3 Rory MacDonald Welterweight Canada
4 Vadim Nemkov Light heavyweight Russia
5 Phil Davis Light heavyweight United States
6 Douglas Lima Welterweight Brazil
7 Jon Fitch Welterweight United States
8 Patricio Freire Featherweight Brazil
9 Michael Chandler Lightweight United States3 positions up
10 Patricky Freire Lightweight Brazil1 position down
11 Lyoto Machida Middleweight BrazilNR positions up
12 Benson Henderson Lightweight United States2 positions down
13 Darrion Caldwell Bantamweight United States1 position up
14 Lorenz Larkin Welterweight United States3 positions down
15 Linton Vassell Light heavyweight England
16 Paul Daley Welterweight England
17 Liam McGeary Light heavyweight EnglandNR positions up
18 Emmanuel Sanchez Featherweight United States
19 Andrey Koreshkov Welterweight Russia
20 Matt Mitrione Heavyweight United StatesNR positions up

 

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