The bracketed number to the right of the fighter indicates the fighters prior ranking. These rankings are unofficial as North Star Sports is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by the UFC.

Bantamweight (May 20)Bantamweight (December 19)Change
CHenry CejudoCPetr Yan+3
1Marlon Moraes1Aljamain Sterling+1
2Aljamain Sterling2Cory Sandhagen+2
3Petr Yan3Cody Garbrandt+6
4Cory Sandhagen4Frankie Edgar+12
5Raphael Assuncao5Rob Font+5
6Jose Aldo6Jose AldoEVEN
7Pedro Munhoz7Pedro MunhozEVEN
8Jimmie Rivera8Marlon Moraes-7
9Cody Garbrandt9Jimmie Rivera-1
10Rob Font10Raphael Assuncao-5
11Dominick Cruz11Dominick CruzEVEN
12Song Yadong12Cody Stamann+1
13Cody Stamann13Song Yadong-1
14John Dodson14Merab Dvalishvili+2
15Marlon Vera15Casey Kenney+1
   Henry Cejudo (Retired)-16
   John Dodson (Released)-2
   Marlon Vera-1