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

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Alex Volkanovski22-1 (14)W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Brian Ortega
TBD
2Max Holloway22-6 (12)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
3Patricio Freire32-4 (23)W-Emmanuel Sanchez (SUB)
W-Pedro Carvalho (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
A.J. McKee
TBD
4Brian Ortega15-1 (10)W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
Alex Volkanovski
TBD
5A.J. McKee17-0 (12)W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Derek Campos (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (KO)
Patricio Freire
TBD
6Calvin Kattar22-5 (13)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
7Dan Ige15-3 (9)W-Gavin Tucker (KO)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
Chan Sung Jung
06/19/2021
8Chan Sung Jung16-6 (14)L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-Renato Carneiro (TKO)
Dan Ige
06/19/2021
9Edson Barboza21-9 (13)W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
Shane Burgos
05/15/2021
10Arnold Allen17-1 (9)W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
11Josh Emmett16-2 (8)W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
W-Michael Johnson (KO)
12Shane Burgos13-2 (10)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (DEC)
Edson Barboza
05/15/2021
13Movsar Evloev14-0 (7)W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
W-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
Hakeem Dawodu
06/12/2021
14Giga Chikadze13-2W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Jamey Simmons (TKO)
W-Omar Morales (DEC)
15Bryce Mitchell14-0 (9)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
16Cub Swanson27-12 (16)L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
W-Kron Gracie (DEC)
17Jeremy Stephens28-18 (21)L-Calvin Kattar (KO)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
NC-Yair Rodriguez (NC)
Mateusz Gamrot
07/17/2021
18Sodiq Yusuff11-2 (6)L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
19Hakeem Dawodu12-1-1 (7)W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Yoshinori Horie (TKO)
Movsar Evloev
06/12/2021
20Ilia Topuria10-0W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Stephen Goncalves (KO)
Ryan Hall
07/10/2021
21Emmanuel Sanchez20-5 (9)L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
W-Tywan Claxton (SUB)
22Bubba Jenkins15-4W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Lucas Martins (TKO)
W-Elias Boudegzdame (DEC)
Anthony Dizy
06/10/2021
23Lance Palmer22-4 (9)L-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
Lazar Stojadinovic
06/10/2021
24Darrion Caldwell15-4 (8)L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
25Adam Borics17-1 (10)W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
26Andre Fili21-8 (12)L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
L-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
27Zubaira Tukhugov19-5-1 (8)L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
D-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
28Lerone Murphy10-0-1 (6)W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
D-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
29Frodo KhasbulaevACA33-8W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (TKO)
30Makwan Amirkhani16-5 (12)L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Danny Henry (SUB)
L-Shane Burgos (TKO)
Nate Landwehr
06/05/2021
31Mads BurnellBellator15-3W-Saul Rogers (SUB)
W-Darko Banovic (TKO)
W-Steve Aimable (DEC)
32Felipe FroesACA19-5-1L-Frodo Khasbulaev (SUB)
W-Marat Balaev (TKO)
W-Salman Zhamaldaev (DEC)
33Salman ZhamaldaevACA19-2W-Diego Brandao (DQ)
W-Alexey Polpudnikov (DEC)
L-Felipe Froes (DEC)
34Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
NC-Jeremy Kennedy (NC)
35Movlid Khaybulaev16-0-1 (8)W-Lazar Stojadinovic (DEC)
W-Zaka Fatullazade (SUB)
NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
Sheymon Moraes
06/10/2021
36Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
Billy Quarantillo
07/17/2021
37Jared Gordon17-4 (8)W-Danny Chavez (DEC)
W-Chris Fishgold (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (KO)
38Julian Erosa24-8W-Nate Landwehr (TKO)
W-Sean Woodson (SUB)
L-Julio Arce (KO)
Sung Woo Choi
06/19/2021
39Nate Landwehr14-4 (8)L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Herbert Burns (KO)
Makwan Amirkhani
06/05/2021
40Darren Elkins25-9 (13)W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
L-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
41Damon Jackson18-4-1L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
W-Mauro Chaulet (SUB)
42Mirsad Bektic13-4 (9)L-Damon Jackson (SUB)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (TKO)
43Brendan Loughnane20-3W-Sheymon Moraes (KKO)
W-David Duarte (DEC)
W-Matt Wagy (DEC)
Tyler Diamond
06/10/2021
44Darrick Minner25-11W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-T.J. Laramie (SUB)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
45Alex Caceres18-12W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
W-Austin Springer (DEC)
W-Chase Hooper (DEC)
46Charles Rosa13-5 (11)L-Darrick Minner (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
Justin Jaynes
06/26/2021
47Kevin Aguilar17-4 (11)L-Charles Rosa (DEC)
L-Zubaira Tukhugov (TKO)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
Tucker Lutz
05/15/2021
48Michael Trizano9-1 (4)W-Ludovit Klein (DEC)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
49Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
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)
Ryan Hall8-1 (5)W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
Ilia Tapuria
07/10/2021
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
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= Inactivity over 15 months
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