Updated Official Bellator MMA Fighter Rankings As Of December

Sergio Pettis remains King of the Bantamweights and enters the pound-for-pound conversation with momentous knockout over Kyoji Horiguchi while Jeremy Kennedy and Johnny Eblen continue their steady climb in the rankings with statement victories at Bellator 272: Pettis vs. Horiguchi.

MEN’S POUND-FOR-POUND
1. AJ McKee (18-0)
2. Vadim Nemkov (15-2) ∆1
3. Patricio Pitbull (32-5)
4. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2)
5. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
6. Sergio Pettis (22-5) ∆2 
7. Corey Anderson (16-5) ∇1
8. Ryan Bader (28-7) ∇1
9. Michael Page (20-1)
10. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1) 
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
C. Ryan Bader (28-7)
IC. Valentin Moldavsky (11-1)
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)
8. Said Sowma (8-2)
9. Davion Franklin (4-0)
10. Gokhan Saricam (6-1)
MEN’S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
C. Vadim Nemkov (15-2)
1. Corey Anderson (16-5)
2. Phil Davis (23-6)
3. Ryan Bader (28-7)
4. Anthony Johnson (23-6)
5. 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
C. Gegard Mousasi (48-7-2)
1. Austin Vanderford (11-0) 
2. John Salter (18-5) 
3. Costello van Steenis (13-2) 
4. Johnny Eblen (10-0) ∆1     
5. Fabian Edwards (9-2) ∇1 
6. Anatoly Tokov (30-2)  
7. Charlie Ward (9-4)
8. Mike Shipman (14-3)
9. Romero Cotton (5-0)
10. Norbert Novenyi Jr. (5-0) NR
MEN’S WELTERWEIGHT
C. Yaroslav Amosov (26-0)
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. Andrey Koreshkov (24-4)      
9. Joey Davis (8-0)      
10. Kyle Crutchmer (8-1) NR
MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT
C. Patricky Pitbull (24-10)
1. Sidney Outlaw (16-4) 
2. Brent Primus (11-2)  
3. Usman Nurmagomedov (14-0)
4. Goiti Yamauchi (26-5)   
5. Peter Queally (13-6-1)  
6. Benson Henderson (28-11)  
7. Islam Mamedov (20-1-1)     
8. Myles Jury (19-6)
9. Aviv Gozali (6-0)      
10. Alexander Shabily (20-3) NR   
MEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
C. AJ McKee (18-0)
1. Patricio Pitbull (32-5)
2. Adam Borics (17-1)
3. Mads Burnell (16-3) ∇1
4. Aaron Pico (9-3) ∆1     
5. Pedro Carvalho (12-5) ∆1     
6. Emmanuel Sanchez (20-7) ∇2
7. Jeremy Kennedy (17-3) ∆2        
8. Daniel Weichel (41-13) ∇1  
9. Justin Gonzales (12-1) ∇1 
10. Darrion Caldwell (15-5)
MEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
C. Sergio Pettis (22-5)
1. Juan Archuleta (25-3)
2. Raufeon Stots (17-1)
3. Patchy Mix (15-1)        
4. Magomed Magomedov (18-2)
5. Leandro Higo (21-5) 
6. James Gallagher (11-2) 
7. Kyoji Horiguchi (29-4) NR
8. Josh Hill (21-4) ∇1
9. Jornel Lugo (7-0) ∇1
10. Cass Bell (5-2) ∇1
WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT
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) ∆1     
6. Janay Harding (6-5) ∇1
7. Pam Sorenson (9-4) 
8. Talita Nogueira (8-2) ∆1    
9. Olivia Parker (4-2)  NR
10. Jessica Borga (3-4)
WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
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. Kate Jackson (11-5-1)
6. Veta Arteaga (6-4)
7. Alejandra Lara (9-5)
8. DeAnna Bennett (11-7-1)     
9. Vanessa Porto (23-9)
10. Diana Avsaragova (4-0)

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