MMA World Featherweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Max Holloway
18-3 (14-3 UFC)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
W-Ricardo Lamas (DEC)
Frankie Edgar
12/02/2017
02Jose Aldo
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (KO)
Ricardo Lamas
12/02/2017
03Frankie Edgar
22-5-1 (17-5-1 UFC)
W-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Max Holloway
12/02/2017
04Ricardo Lamas
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jason Knight (TKO)
W-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
Jose Aldo
12/02/2017
05Cub Swanson
25-7 (10-3 UFC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
W-Doo Ho Choi (DEC)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (DEC)
Brian Ortega
12/09/2017
06Chan Sung Jung
14-4 (4-1 UFC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (KO)
L-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
07Brian Ortega
12-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
W-Clay Guida (KO)
W-Diego Brandao (SUB)
Cub Swanson
12/09/2017
08Patricio Freire
26-4 (Bellator)
W-Daniel Straus (SUB)
L-Benson Henderson (TKO)
W-Henry Corrales (SUB)
Daniel Weichel
11/17/2017
09Renato Carneiro
11-1-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
10Jeremy Stephens
26-14 (13-13 UFC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
L-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
11Darren Elkins
23-5 (13-4 UFC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (KO)
W-Godofredo Pepey (DEC)
12Yair Rodriguez
9-2 (6-1 UFC)
L-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-B.J. Penn (TKO)
W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
13Doo Ho Choi
14-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Thiago Tavares (KO)
W-Sam Sicilia (KO)
14Dennis Bermudez
16-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
W-Rony Jason (DEC)
15Myles Jury
16-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Mike de la Torre (TKO)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Rick Glenn
12/30/2017
16Jason Knight
18-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Ricardo Lamas (TKO)
W-Chas Skelly (TKO)
W-Alex Caceres (SUB)
17Gilbert Melendez
22-7 (1-5 UFC)
L-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (DEC)
18Mirsad Bektic
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
L-Darren Elkins (KO)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
W-Lucas Martins (TKO)
19Daniel Weichel
39-9 (Bellator)
W-John Teixeira (DEC)
W-Brian Moore (SUB)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
Patricio Freire
11/17/2017
20Pat Curran
23-7 (Bellator)
W-John Teixeira (DEC)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
21Emmanuel Sanchez
16-3 (Bellator)
W-Daniel Straus (SUB)
W-Marcos Galvao (DEC)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
22Daniel Straus
24-8 (Bellator)
L-Emmanuel Sanchez (SUB)
L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
23Shane Burgos
10-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Godofredo Pepey (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (TKO)
W-Tiago dos Santos (DEC)
24Andre Harrison
17-0 (PFL)
W-Steven Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Bruce Boyington (SUB)
25Calvin Kattar
17-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Chris Foster (DEC)
W-Kenny Foster (DEC)
26Andre Fili
16-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Hacran Dias (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (KO)
Artem Lobov
10/21/2017
27Hacran Dias
23-5-1 (3-4)
L-Andre Fili (DEC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
Jared Gordon
10/28/2017
28Ryan Hall
6-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
L-Saul Rogers (SUB)
29Gray Maynard
13-6-1 (11-6-1 UFC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
W-Fernando Bruno (DEC)
30Jeremy Kennedy
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
W-Rony Jason (DEC)
W-Alessandro Ricci (DEC)
31Diego Brandao
22-12 (Free Agent)
L-Akhmed Aliev (TKO)
W-Vener Galiev (KO)
W-Murad Machaev (SUB)
32Thiago Tavares
21-7-1 (Free Agent)
W-Mauricio Machado (TKO)
L-Doo Ho Choi (KO)
W-Clay Guida (SUB)
Adlan Bataev
10/14/2017
33Chas Skelly
17-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Jason Knight (TKO)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
W-Maximo Blanco (SUB)
34Georgi Karakhanyan
27-7-1 (Bellator)
W-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Kirill Medvedovski (TKO)
35Kron Gracie
4-0 (Rizin)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (SUB)
W-Hideo Tokoro (SUB)
W-Erson Yamamoto (SUB)
36Gabriel Oliveira
10-0 (Rizin)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (KO)
W-Iago Lopes (DEC)
W-Sergio Barbosa (KO)
37Tatsuya Kawajiri
36-12-2 (Rizin)
L-Gabriel Oliveira (KO)
W-Anthony Birchak (DEC)
L-Kron Gracie (SUB)
38Dennis Siver
23-11 (12-8 UFC)
W-B.J. Penn (DEC)
L-Tatsuya Kawajiri (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
39Lance Palmer
11-3 (WSOF)
L-Andre Harrison (DEC)
W-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
L-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
Steven Siler
11/02/2017
40Rick Glenn
20-4-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
L-Evan Dunham (DEC)
Myles Jury
12/30/2017
41Zabit Magomedsharipov
13-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Mike Santiago (SUB)
W-Valdines Silva (TKO)
W-Sheikh Arapkhanov (KO)
Sheymon Moraes
11/25/2017
42Magomed Idrisov
8-0 (M-1)
W-Herbert Burns (DEC)
W-Ivan Buchinger (KO)
W-Sergej Grecicho (DEC)
43Godofredo Pepey
13-5 (5-5 UFC)
L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mike de la Torre (SUB)
L-Darren Elkins (DEC)
44Artem Lobov
13-13-1 (2-3 UFC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
W-Chris Avila (DEC)
Andre Fili
10/21/2017
45Arnold Allen
12-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
W-Yaotzin Meza (DEC)
W-Alan Omer (SUB)
46Alex Caceres
13-10 (8-8 UFC)
W-Rolando Dy (TKO)
L-Jason Knight (SUB)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
Guan Wang
11/25/2017
47Charles Rosa
11-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Shane Burgos (TKO)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
48Alex Volkanovski
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
W-Yusuke Kasuya (TKO)
W-Yusuke Yachi (SUB)
Humberto Bandenay
11/18/2017
49Sheymon Moraes
9-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Luis Palomino (DEC)
W-Robbie Peralta (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
Zabit Magomedsharipov
11/25/2017
50Salaman Zhamaldaev
15-1 (Free Agent)
W-Felipe Froes (DEC)
W-Alejandro Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Frodo Khasbulaev (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
*Chad Mendes
17-4 (8-4 UFC)
L-Frankie Edgar (KO)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Ricardo Lamas (TKO)
*Jimy Hettes
11-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Diego Brandao (TKO)
L-Dennis Bermudez (TKO)
W-Robert Whiteford (SUB)
*Zubaira Tukhugov
18-4 (3-1 UFC)
L-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
W-Phillipe Nover (DEC)
W-Ernest Chavez (TKO)
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
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Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
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