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)
2Max Holloway22-6 (12)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
Yair Rodriguez
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)
6Giga Chikadze14-2W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Jamey Simmons (TKO)
Calvin Kattar
7Chan Sung Jung17-6 (14)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
8Calvin Kattar22-5 (13)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
Giga Chikadze
9Dan Ige15-4 (9)L-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
W-Gavin Tucker (KO)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
10Edson Barboza22-10 (14)L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Shane Burgos (KO)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
11Movsar Evloev15-0 (7)W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
12Arnold Allen17-1 (9)W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
13Josh Emmett16-2 (8)W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
W-Michael Johnson (KO)
14Shane Burgos13-3 (10)L-Edson Barboza (KO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (TKO)
Billy Quarantillo
15Cub Swanson27-12 (16)L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
W-Kron Gracie (DEC)
Darren Elkins
16Ilia Topuria11-0W-Ryan Hall (KO)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
17Mads Burnell16-3W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (SUB)
W-Darko Banovic (TKO)
18Movlid Khaybulaev18-0-1 (8)W-Brendan Loughnane (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Lazar Stojadinovic (DEC)
Chris Wade
19Emmanuel Sanchez20-6 (9)L-Mads Burnell (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
20Frodo KhasbulaevACA33-8W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (TKO)
Ramazan Kishev
21Felipe FroesACA19-5-1L-Frodo Khasbulaev (SUB)
W-Marat Balaev (TKO)
W-Salman Zhamaldaev (DEC)
Nurbergen Sharipov
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)
24Chris Wade20-6W-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Arman Ospanov (KO)
W-Anthony Dizy (DEC)
Movlid Khaybulaev
25Sodiq Yusuff11-2 (6)L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
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
28Lance Palmer22-5 (9)L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
L-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
29Bubba Jenkins16-5L-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Bobby Moffett (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
30Daniel Weichel41-12 (27)W-Keoni Diggs (DEC)
L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (DEC)
Pedro Carvalho
31Ryan Hall8-2 (5)L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
Darrick Minner
32Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)NC-Andre Fili (NC)
L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
33Adam Borics17-1 (10)W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
34Lando Vannata12-5-2W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
Tucker Lutz
35Zubaira Tukhugov19-5-1 (8)L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
D-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
Ricardo Ramos
36Lerone Murphy10-0-1 (6)W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
D-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
Makwan Amirkhani
37Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
Pat Sabatini
38Billy Quarantillo16-3W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
W-Kyle Nelson (KO)
Shane Burgos
39Sung Woo Choi10-3W-Julian Erosa (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Suman Mokhtarian (DEC)
Alex Caceres
40Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
41Julian Erosa25-9W-Charles Jourdain (SUB)
L-Sung Woo Choi (KO)
W-Nate Landwehr (TKO)
Steven Peterson
42Nate Landwehr15-4 (9)W-Ludovit Klein (SUB)
L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
43Darren Elkins26-9 (14)W-Darrick Minner (TKO)
W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
L-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
Cub Swanson
44Kamuela Kirk12-4WMakwan Amirkhani (DEC)
W-Daniel Swain (TKO)
W-Guilherme Santos (TKO)
45Makwan Amirkhani16-6 (12)L-Kamuela Kirk (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Danny Henry (SUB)
Lerone Murphy
46Tucker Lutz12-1WKevin Aguilar (DEC)
W-Sherrard Blackledge (DEC)
W-Chase Gibson (DEC)
Lando Vannata
47Michael Trizano9-1 (4)W-Ludovit Klein (DEC)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
Hakeem Dawodu
48Damon Jackson19-4-1W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
49Brendan Loughnane21-4L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
W-Tyler Diamond (DEC)
W-Sheymon Moraes (TKO)
50Jay-Jay Wilson8-0W-Pedro Carvalho (TKO)
W-Sergio de Bari (KO)
W-Tywan Claxton (DEC)
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)
Yair Rodriguez13-2 (7)W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
NC-Jeremy Stephens (NC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
Max Holloway
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)
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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