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 Volkanovski24-1 (15)W-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
W-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
Max Holloway
2Max Holloway23-6 (12)W-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
Alex Volkanovski
3Patricio Freire33-5 (23)W-A.J. McKee (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (SUB)
4Brian Ortega15-2 (10)L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
Yair Rodriguez
5A.J. McKee18-1 (13)L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
6Josh Emmett18-2 (8)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
7Arnold Allen18-1 (10)W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
8Movsar Evloev16-0 (7)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
9Calvin Kattar23-6 (13)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Giga Chikadze (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
10Chan Sung Jung17-7 (14)L-Alex Volkanovski (TKO)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
11Giga Chikadze14-3L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
12Yair Rodriguez13-3 (7)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
NC-Jeremy Stephens (NC)
Brian Ortega
13Bryce Mitchell15-0 (9)W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
14Dan Ige15-6 (9)L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
L-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
15Edson Barboza22-11 (14)L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Shane Burgos (KO)
16Shane Burgos14-3 (10)W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
Charles Jourdain
17Cub Swanson27-18 (17)W-Darren Elkins (TKO)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
18Movlid Khaybulaev19-0-1 (8)W-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Brendan Loughnane (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
19Adam Borics18-1 (10)W-Mads Burnell (DEC)
W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
20Chris Wade22-7W-Kyle Bochniak (TKO)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
21Sodiq Yusuff12-2 (6)W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
22Hakeem Dawodu13-2-1 (7)W-Mike Trizano (DEC)
L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
23Lerone Murphy11-0-1 (7)W-Makwan Amirkhani (KO)
W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
24Dan Hooker21-12L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
25Mads Burnell16-4L-Adam Borics (DEC)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (SUB)
Pedro Carvalho
26Bubba Jenkins18-5W-Reinaldo Ekson (DEC)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
27Lance Palmer23-6 (9)W-Sheymon Moraes (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
28Jeremy Kennedy17-3W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
L-Adam Borics (DEC)
W-Matt Bessette (DEC)
29Ryan Hall9-2 (5)W-Darrick Minner (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
30Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)NC-Andre Fili (NC)
L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
31Damon Jackson21-4-1W-Dan Argueta (DEC)
W-Kamuela Kirk (SUB)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
32Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
33Pat Sabatini17-3W-T.J. Laramie (DEC)
W-Tucker Lutz (DEC)
W-Jamall Emmers (SUB)
34Joanderson Brito13-3-1W-Andre Fili (TKO)
L-Bill Algeo (DEC)
W-Diego Lopes (DEC)
35Andre Fili21-9 (12)L-Joanderson Brito (TKO)
NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
36Alex Caceres19-13L-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Seung Woo Choi (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
37Billy Quarantillo16-4L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
Bill Algeo
38Frodo KhasbulaevACA34-8W-Ramazan Kishev (TKO)
W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
39Josh Culibao10-1-1W-Sung Woo Choi (DEC)
W-Yilan Sha (DEC)
D-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
40Sung Woo Choi10-5L-Josh Culibao (DEC)
L-Alex Caceres (SUB)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
41Julian Erosa26-9W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (SUB)
L-Sung Woo Choi (KO)
42Nate Landwehr15-4 (9)W-Ludovit Klein (SUB)
L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
43Darren Elkins27-10 (14)W-Tristan Connelly (DEC)
L-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Darrick Minner (TKO)
44Charles Jourdain13-4-1W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
W-Andre Ewell (DEC)
L-Julian Erosa (SUB)
Shane Burgos
45Salahdine ParnasseKSW17-1-1W-Daniel Rutkowski (SUB)
W-Daniel Torres (DEC)
W-Filip Pejic (SUB)
46Zubaira Tukhugov20-5-1 (8)W-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
47Piotr Niedzielski17-4W-Pedro Carvalho (DEC)
W-Ivan Vulchin (KO)
W-Marcos Schmitz (SUB)
48Pedro Carvalho12-6L-Piotr Niedzielski (DEC)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
L-Jay-Jay Wilson (TKO)
Mads Burnell
49Daniel Weichel42-13W-Robert Whiteford (TKO)
L-Pedro Carvalho (DEC)
W-Keoni Diggs (DEC)
50Aaron Pico10-3W-Adli Edwards (TKO)
W-Justin Gonzales (DEC)
W-Aiden Lee (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)
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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.

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5 Comments on this post.
  • 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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