MMA World Featherweight Rankings

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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
18-3 (14-3 UFC)
W-Jose Aldo (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
W-Ricardo Lamas (DEC)
02Jose Aldo
26-3 (8-2 UFC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (KO)
03Frankie Edgar
22-5-1 (17-5-1 UFC)
W-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
L-Jose Aldo (DEC)
04Ricardo Lamas
18-5 (9-3 UFC)
W-Jason Knight (TKO)
W-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
05Cub Swanson
25-7 (10-3 UFC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
W-Doo Ho Choi (DEC)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (DEC)
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)
08Patricio Freire
26-4 (Bellator)
W-Daniel Straus (SUB)
L-Benson Henderson (TKO)
W-Henry Corrales (SUB)
09Yair Rodriguez
9-2 (6-1 UFC)
L-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-B.J. Penn (TKO)
W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
10Renato Carneiro
11-1-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
11Jeremy Stephens
25-14 (12-13 UFC)
L-Renato Carneiro (DEC)
L-Frankie Edgar (DEC)
W-Renan Barao (DEC)
Gilbert Melendez
08/19/2017
12Darren Elkins
23-5 (13-4 UFC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (KO)
W-Godofredo Pepey (DEC)
13Daniel Straus
24-7 (Bellator)
L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Henry Corrales (SUB)
Emmanuel Sanchez
10/06/2017
14Dennis Bermudez
16-7 (9-5 UFC)
L-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
W-Rony Jason (DEC)
15Doo Ho Choi
14-2 (3-1 UFC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Thiago Tavares (KO)
W-Sam Sicilia (KO)
16Myles Jury
16-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Mike de la Torre (TKO)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
17Mirsad Bektic
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
L-Darren Elkins (KO)
W-Russell Doane (SUB)
W-Lucas Martins (TKO)
18Shane Burgos
10-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Godofredo Pepey (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (TKO)
W-Tiago dos Santos (DEC)
19Jason Knight
18-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Ricardo Lamas (TKO)
W-Chas Skelly (TKO)
W-Alex Caceres (SUB)
20Daniel Weichel
39-9 (Bellator)
W-John Teixeira (DEC)
W-Brian Moore (SUB)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
21Andre Harrison
17-0 (PFL)
W-Steven Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Bruce Boyington (SUB)
22Pat Curran
22-7 (Bellator)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
L-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
John Teixeira
10/06/2017
23Thiago Tavares
21-7-1 (Free Agent)
W-Mauricio Machado (TKO)
L-Doo Ho Choi (KO)
W-Clay Guida (SUB)
24Kron Gracie
4-0 (Rizin)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (SUB)
W-Hideo Tokoro (SUB)
W-Erson Yamamoto (SUB)
25Tatsuya Kawajiri
36-11-2 (Rizin)
W-Anthony Birchak (DEC)
L-Kron Gracie (SUB)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
26Dennis Siver
23-11 (12-8 UFC)
W-B.J. Penn (DEC)
L-Tatsuya Kawajiri (DEC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
27Jeremy Kennedy
11-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
W-Rony Jason (DEC)
W-Alessandro Ricci (DEC)
28Ryan Hall
6-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
L-Saul Rogers (SUB)
29Diego Brandao
22-11 (Free Agent)
W-Vener Galiev (KO)
W-Murad Machaev (SUB)
L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
30Calvin Kattar
17-2 (1-0 UFC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Chris Foster (DEC)
W-Kenny Foster (DEC)
31Andre Fili
16-5 (4-4 UFC)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Hacran Dias (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (KO)
32Hacran Dias
23-5-1 (3-4)
L-Andre Fili (DEC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
33Emmanuel Sanchez
15-3 (Bellator)
W-Marcos Galvao (DEC)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
L-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
Daniel Straus
10/06/2017
34Godofredo Pepey
13-5 (5-5 UFC)
L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mike de la Torre (SUB)
L-Darren Elkins (DEC)
35Chas Skelly
17-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Jason Knight (TKO)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
W-Maximo Blanco (SUB)
36Gray Maynard
13-6-1 (11-6-1 UFC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
W-Fernando Bruno (DEC)
37Magomed Idrisov
7-1 (M-1)
W-Ivan Buchinger (KO)
W-Sergej Grecicho (DEC)
W-Max Coga (DEC)
Herbert Burns
08/05/2017
38Arnold Allen
12-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
W-Yaotzin Meza (DEC)
W-Alan Omer (SUB)
39Gavin Tucker
10-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Sam Sicilia (DEC)
W-Chris Coggins (KO)
W-David Harris (TKO)
Rick Glenn
09/09/2017
40Georgi Karakhanyan
26-7-1 (Bellator)
L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Kirill Medvedovski (TKO)
W-Bubba Jenkins (KO)
Daniel Pineda
08/25/2017
41Lance Palmer
11-3 (WSOF)
L-Andre Harrison (DEC)
W-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
L-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
42Marat Gafurov
15-0 (One FC)
W-Jadamba Narantungalag (SUB)
W-Kazunori Yokota (SUB)
W-Jadamba Narantungalag (SUB)
Martin Nguyen
08/18/2017
43Alex Volkanovski
13-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
W-Yusuke Kasuya (TKO)
W-Yusuke Yachi (SUB)
44Artem Lobov
13-13-1 (2-3 UFC)
L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
W-Chris Avila (DEC)
45Alex Caceres
13-10 (8-8 UFC)
W-Rolando Dy (TKO)
L-Jason Knight (SUB)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
46Charles Rosa
11-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Shane Burgos (TKO)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
Mizuto Hirota
09/23/2017
47Sheymon Moraes
9-1 (WSOF)
W-Luis Palomino (DEC)
W-Robbie Peralta (TKO)
L-Marlon Moraes (SUB)
48Salaman Zhamaldaev
14-1 (Free Agent)
W-Alejandro Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Frodo Khasbulaev (DEC)
W-Fabiano Silva (DEC)
49Frodo Khasbulaev
26-7 (Free Agent)
W-Genair da Silva (KO)
W-Fernando Vieira (TKO)
L-Salaman Zhamaldaev (DEC)
50Kurt Holobaugh
18-4 (0-1 UFC)
W-Matt Bessette (KO)
W-Gesias Cavalcante (TKO)
W-Yosdenis Cedeno (SUB)
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)
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So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
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- 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.

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