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 Volkanovski26-3L-Islam Makhachev (KO)
W-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
2Max Holloway25-7W-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
W-Arnold Allen (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
3Ilia Topuria14-0W-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Bryce Mitchell (SUB)
W-Jai Herbert (KO)
4Yair Rodriguez15-4L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Josh Emmett (SUB)
W-Brian Ortega (TKO)
5Arnold Allen19-2L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
6Josh Emmett18-4L-Ilia Topuria (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
7Movsar Evloev17-0W-Diego Lopes (DEC)
W-Bryce Mitchell (SUB)
W-Jai Herbert (KO)
8Chihiro SuzukiFree Agent11-3W-Patricio Freire (KO)
NC-Kleber Koike Erbst (NC)
W-Yoshiki Nakahara (KO)
9Patricio Freire35-7L-Chihiro Suzuki (KO)
L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
W-Kleber Erbst (DEC)
10Calvin Kattar23-7L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Giga Chikadze (DEC)
11Brian Ortega15-3 (10)L-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
12Giga Chikadze15-3W-Alex Caceres (TKO)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
13Bryce Mitchell16-1W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (SUB)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
14Dan Ige17-7L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
15Edson Barboza24-11W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Billy Quarantillo (KO)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
16Movlid Khaybulaev21-0-1W-Tyler Diamond (SUB)
W-Ryoji Kudo (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
17Cub Swanson29-13W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
L-Jonathan Martinez (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (TKO)
18Billy Quarantillo18-5W-Damon Jackson (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
19Adam Borics18-2L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Mads Burnell (DEC)
W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
20Sodiq Yusuff13-3L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Don Shainis (DEC)
W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
21Lerone Murphy13-0-1W-Joshua Culibao (DEC)
W-Gabriel Santos (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (KO)
22Joanderson Brito16-3-1W-Jonathan Pearce (SUB)
W-Westin Wilson (KO)
W-Lucas Alexander (SUB)
23Alex Caceres21-14L-Giga Chikadze (DEC)
W-Daniel Pineda (DEC)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
24Jesus Pinedo22-6-1W-Bubba Jenkins (TKO)
W-Brendan Loughnane (KO)
L-Gabriel Braga (DEC)
25Brendan Loughnane26-5L-Jesus Pinedo (KO)
W-Marlon Moraes (TKO)
W-Bubba Jenkins (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?

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.

6 Comments on this post.
  • adrian
    8 December 2022 at 2:45 AM
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    what are the number between () next to the fight record?

  • Jonathan
    11 March 2022 at 9:10 AM
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    Thanh Le from OneFC. Current Champ. Where do you rank him?

    • D.C. Ross
      20 March 2022 at 2:01 PM
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      Right there with the Top 50 of the Featherweight Division. One FC we still rank fighters by where they would compete if they cut weight, i.e. Demetrious Johnson still ranked at flyweight instead of bantamweight. Thanh is on a great run and that loss to Kevin Aguilar is starting to look like a distance memory.

  • 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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