MMA World Featherweight Rankings

Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170)Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Max Holloway
19-3 (15-3 UFC)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
Brian Ortega
UFC 231
12/08/2018
02Brian Ortega
14-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
W-Cub Swanson (SUB)
W-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
Max Holloway
UFC 231
12/08/2018
03Jose Aldo
27-4 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (TKO)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
04Frankie Edgar
23-6-1 (18-6-1 UFC)
W-Cub Swanson (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (KO)
W-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
Chan Sung Jung
UFC Fight Night 139
11/10/2018
5Renato Carneiro
13-1-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
6Chad Mendes
18-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Myles Jury (TKO)
L-Frankie Edgar (KO)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
7Cub Swanson
25-10 (10-6 UFC)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
8Jeremy Stephens
28-15 (15-14 UFC)
L-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Josh Emmett (KO)
W-Doo Ho Choi (TKO)
9Patricio Freire
27-4 (Bellator)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
W-Daniel Straus (SUB)
L-Benson Henderson (TKO)
Emmanuel Sanchez
Bellator 209
11/15/2018
10Yair Rodriguez
9-2 (6-1 UFC)
L-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-B.J. Penn (TKO)
W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
11Josh Emmett
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
W-Ricardo Lamas (KO)
W-Felipe Arantes (DEC)
12Alex Volkanovski
16-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-Jeremy Kennedy (TKO)
W-Shane Young (DEC)
13Darren Elkins
24-6 (14-5 UFC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
W-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
14Mirsad Bektic
13-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Ricardo Lamas (DEC)
W-Godofredo Pepey (KO)
L-Darren Elkins (KO)
15Ricardo Lamas
18-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Mirsad Bektic (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (KO)
W-Jason Knight (TKO)
16Zabit Magomedsharipov
16-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Brandon Davis (SUB)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
W-Sheymon Moraes (SUB)
17Myles Jury
17-3 (8-3 UFC)
L-Chad Mendes (TKO)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Mike de la Torre (TKO)
18Michael Johnson
18-13 (10-9 UFC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
L-Darren Elkins (SUB)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
Artem Lobov
UFC Fight Night 138
10/27/2018
19Daniel Weichel
39-10 (Bellator)
L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-John Teixeira (DEC)
W-Brian Moore (SUB)
20Pat Curran
23-7 (Bellator)
W-John Teixeira (DEC)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
21Lance Palmer
16-3 (PFL)
W-Andre Harrison (DEC)
W-Max Coga (DEC)
W-Jumabieke Tuerxun (SUB)
22Andre Harrison
20-1 (PFL)
L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (DEC)
W-Nazareno Malegarie (DEC)
23Doo Ho Choi
14-3 (3-2 UFC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (TKO)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Thiago Tavares (KO)
24Calvin Kattar
18-3 (2-1 UFC)
L-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
W-Shane Burgos (TKO)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
25Andre Fili
18-6 (6-5 UFC)
L-Michael Johnson (DEC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Chan Sung Jung
14-4 (4-1 UFC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (KO)
L-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
Frankie Edgar
UFC Fight Night 139
11/10/2018
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate these rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.

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