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Bellator MMA rankings updated following ‘Bader vs Moldavsky’ event in Phoenix

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The official Bellator MMA rankings were updated following Bellator 273, which went down last Sat. (Jan. 29, 2022) inside Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. In the main event, Ryan Bader retained his Heavyweight title by defeating a very-game Valentin Moldavsky after five rounds of action (see it here). In the co-main event, Benson Henderson upset Islam Mamedov, snapping his 20-fight unbeaten streak by turning back the hands of time and looking like the the “Smooth” of old.

To find out how fighters are ranked after each Bellator MMA event click here.

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. AJ McKee (18-0)
2. Vadim Nemkov (15-2)
3. Patricio Pitbull (32-5) -1
4. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2)
5. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
6. Ryan Bader (29-7) +2
7. Sergio Pettis (22-5) -1
8. Corey Anderson (16-5) -1
9. Michael Page (20-1)
10. Valentin Moldavsky (11-2)

WOMEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND

1. Cris Cyborg (25-2, 1 NC)
2. Juliana Velasquez (12-0)
3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
4. Liz Carmouche (16-7)
5. Denise Kielholtz (6-3)
6. Arlene Blencowe (15-8)
7. Cat Zingano (12-4)
8. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1)
9. Leah McCourt (6-1)
10. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT (265 Pounds)

C. Ryan Bader (29-7)

1. Valentin Moldavsky (11-2)
2. Cheick Kongo (31-11-2)
3. Fedor Emelianenko (40-6)
4. Linton Vassell (22-8)
5. Tim Johnson (15-8)
6. Tyrell Fortune (11-2)
7. Steve Mowry (10-0) -1
8. Davion Franklin (4-0)
9. Said Sowma (8-2) -1
10. Gokhan Saricam (6-1)

MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 Pounds)

C. Vadim Nemkov (15-2)

1. Corey Anderson (16-5)
2. Phil Davis (23-6)
3. Ryan Bader (29-7)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6)
4. Julius Anglickas (10-2)
6. Lyoto Machida (26-11)
7. Karl Albrektsson (13-3)
8. Alex Polizzi (9-1)
9. Grant Neal (6-1)
10. Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1)

MEN’S MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 Pounds)

C. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2)

1. Austin Vanderford (11-0)
2. John Salter (18-5)
3. Johnny Eblen (10-0) +1
4. Fabian Edwards (9-2) +1
5. Anatoly Tokov (30-2) +1
6. Romero Cotton (5-0) +3
7. Dalton Rosta (6-0) NR*
7. Lorenz Larkin (23-7) NR*
9. Rafael Carvalho (16-6) NR*
10. Joshua Jones (11-5) NR*

MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT (170 Pounds)

1. Michael Page (20-1)
2. Douglas Lima (32-10)
3. Jason Jackson (15-4)
4. Neiman Gracie (11-2)
5. Logan Storley (12-1)
6. Derek Anderson (17-4)
7. Paul Daley (43-18-2)
8. Joey Davis (8-0) +1
9. Andrey Koreshkov (24-4) -1
10. Kyle Crutchmer (8-1)

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT (155 Pounds)

C. Patricky Pitbull (24-10)

1. Sidney Outlaw (16-4)
2. Brent Primus (11-2)
3. Benson Henderson (29-11) +3
4. Goiti Yamauchi (26-5)
5. Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0) -2
6. Peter Queally (13-6-1) -1
7. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1)
8. Myles Jury (19-6)
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0)
10. Alexander Shabily (20-3)

MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. AJ McKee (18-0)

1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5)
2. Mads Burnell (16-3) +1
2. Adam Borics (17-1)
4. Aaron Pico (9-3)
5. Pedro Carvalho (12-5)
6. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-7)
7. Jeremy Kennedy (17-3)
8. Daniel Weichel (41-13)
9. Justin Gonzales (12-1)
10. Darrion Caldwell (15-6)

MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT (135 Pounds)

C. Sergio Pettis (22-5)

1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Patchy Mix (15-1)+1
3. Raufeon Stots (17-1)-1
4. Magomed Magomedov (18-2)
5. Leandro Higo (21-5)
6. James Gallagher (11-2)
7. Josh Hill (21-4)+1
8. Kyoji Horiguchi (29-4)-1
9. Jornel Lugo (7-0)
10. Cass Bell (5-2)

WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT (145 Pounds)

C. Cris Cyborg (25-2, 1 NC)

1. Arlene Blencowe (15-8)
2. Cat Zingano (12-4)
3. Leslie Smith (12-9-1)
4. Leah McCourt (6-1)
5. Sinead Kavanagh (7-5)
6. Janay Harding (6-5)
7. Pam Sorenson (9-4)
7. Talita Nogueira (8-2) +1
9. Olivia Parker (4-2)
10. Jessica Borga (3-4)


WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT (125 Pounds)

C. Juliana Velasquez (12-0)

1. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (11-1)
2. Liz Carmouche (16-7)
3. Denise Kielholtz (6-3)
4. Kana Watanabe (10-1-1)
5. Alejandra Lara (9-5)+2
6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. DeAnna Bennett (11-7-1) +1
8. Vanessa Porto (23-9) +1
9. Diana Avsaragova (4-0) +1
10. Valerie Loureda (4-1) NR*

Bellator will be back in action on Feb. 19 as Bellator 274 will go down from inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., featuring a Middleweight bout between Neiman Gracie and Logan Storley.


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