MMA World Featherweight Rankings

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

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

1Alex Volkanovski23-1 (14)W-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
Chan Sung Jung
2Max Holloway23-6 (12)W-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
3A.J. McKee18-0 (13)W-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Derek Campos (SUB)
4Patricio Freire32-5 (23)L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (SUB)
W-Pedro Carvalho (KO)
5Brian Ortega15-2 (10)L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
6Calvin Kattar23-5 (13)W-Giga Chikadze (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
7Yair Rodriguez13-3 (7)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
NC-Jeremy Stephens (NC)
8Chan Sung Jung17-6 (14)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
Alex Volkanovski
9Giga Chikadze14-3L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
10Josh Emmett17-2 (8)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
11Dan Ige15-5 (9)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
W-Gavin Tucker (KO)
12Edson Barboza22-10 (14)L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Shane Burgos (KO)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
Bryce Mitchell
13Movsar Evloev15-0 (7)W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
Ilia Topuria
14Arnold Allen17-1 (9)W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
15Shane Burgos14-3 (10)W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
16Cub Swanson27-18 (17)W-Darren Elkins (TKO)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
17Movlid Khaybulaev19-0-1 (8)W-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Brendan Loughnane (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
18Ilia Topuria11-0W-Ryan Hall (KO)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
Movsar Evloev
19Mads Burnell16-3W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (SUB)
W-Darko Banovic (TKO)
20Frodo KhasbulaevACA34-8W-Ramazan Kishev (TKO)
W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
Alihan Suleymanov
21Felipe FroesACA20-5-1W-Nurbergen Sharipov (TKO)
L-Frodo Khasbulaev (SUB)
W-Marat Balaev (TKO)
22Salman ZhamaldaevACA20-2W-Diego Brandao (DEC)
W-Diego Brandao (DQ)
W-Alexey Polpudnikov (DEC)
23Bryce Mitchell14-0 (9)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
Edson Barboza
24Chris Wade20-7L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
W-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Arman Ospanov (KO)
25Sodiq Yusuff11-2 (6)L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
Alex Caceres
26Andre Fili21-8 (12)NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
27Hakeem Dawodu12-2-1 (7)L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
Mike Trizano
28Zubaira Tukhugov20-5-1 (8)W-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
29Lerone Murphy11-0-1 (7)W-Makwan Amirkhani (KO)
W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
Nate Landwehr
30Lance Palmer22-5 (9)L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
L-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
31Bubba Jenkins16-5L-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Bobby Moffett (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
32Ryan Hall9-2 (5)W-Darrick Minner (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
33Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)NC-Andre Fili (NC)
L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
34Adam Borics17-1 (10)W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
35Lando Vannata12-5-2W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
36Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
Pat Sabatini
37Alex Caceres19-12W-Seung Woo Choi (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
W-Austin Springer (DEC)
Sodiq Yusuff
38Sung Woo Choi10-4L-Alex Caceres (SUB)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
Tucker Lutz
39Billy Quarantillo16-4L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
40Julian Erosa25-9W-Charles Jourdain (SUB)
L-Sung Woo Choi (KO)
W-Nate Landwehr (TKO)
Steven Peterson
41Nate Landwehr15-4 (9)W-Ludovit Klein (SUB)
L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
Lerone Murphy
42Michael Trizano9-1 (4)W-Ludovit Klein (DEC)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
Hakeem Dawodu
43Jeremy Kennedy17-3W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
L-Adam Borics (DEC)
W-Matt Bessette (DEC)
44Emmanuel Sanchez20-7 (9)L-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
L-Mads Burnell (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
45Damon Jackson19-4-1W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
Joshua Culibao
46Brendan Loughnane21-4L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
W-Tyler Diamond (DEC)
W-Sheymon Moraes (TKO)
47Jay-Jay Wilson8-0W-Pedro Carvalho (TKO)
W-Sergio de Bari (KO)
W-Tywan Claxton (DEC)
48Pedro Carvalho12-5W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
L-Jay-Jay Wilson (TKO)
L-Patricio Freire (KO)
49Darren Elkins26-10 (14)L-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Darrick Minner (TKO)
W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Zabit Magomedsharipov18-1 (13)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (SUB)
Alex Gilpin14-4 (11)L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Andre Harrison (SUB)
Andre Harrison21-2-1 (5)L-Alex Gilpin (SUB)
D-Movlid Khaibulaev (DEC)
W-Peter Petties (DEC)
Kron Gracie5-1 (5)L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Alex Caceres (SUB)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (SUB)
Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
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?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- 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.

3 Comments on this post.
  • Chayce
    28 February 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Pat Curran?

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:50 PM
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      Curran re-entered the rankings.

  • Morgan
    26 February 2019 at 8:20 PM
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    Ever heard of a guy that goes by the name of Kevin Agulair?

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