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)

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Alex Volkanovski22-1 (14)W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jose Aldo (DEC)
Brian Ortega
03/27/2021
2Max Holloway22-6 (12)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
3Patricio Freire31-4 (22)W-Pedro Carvalho (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
4Brian Ortega15-1 (10)W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
Alex Volkanovski
03/27/2021
5Zabit Magomedsharipov18-1 (13)W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
W-Brandon Davis (SUB)
6Yair Rodriguez13-2 (7)W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
NC-Jeremy Stephens (NC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
7Chan Sung Jung16-6 (14)L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-Renato Carneiro (TKO)
8A.J. McKee17-0 (12)W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Derek Campos (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (KO)
9Calvin Kattar22-5 (13)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
10Dan Ige14-3 (8)L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (DEC)
Ryan Hall
03/13/2021
11Edson Barboza21-9 (13)W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
12Lance Palmer22-3 (9)W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
W-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
13Emmanuel Sanchez20-4 (9)W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
W-Tywan Claxton (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
14Josh Emmett16-2 (8)W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
W-Michael Johnson (KO)
15Shane Burgos13-2 (10)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (DEC)
16Bryce Mitchell14-0 (9)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
17Sodiq Yusuff11-1 (6)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
W-Sheymon Moraes (DEC)
18Arnold Allen16-1 (9)W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
19Jeremy Stephens28-18 (21)L-Calvin Kattar (KO)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
NC-Yair Rodriguez (NC)
20Cub Swanson27-11 (16)W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
W-Kron Gracie (DEC)
L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
21Movsar Evloev13-0 (7)W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
W-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
W-Sung Woo Choi (DEC)
Nik Lentz
01/24/2021
22Andre Fili21-8 (12)L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
L-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
23Darrion Caldwell15-4 (8)L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
24Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
NC-Jeremy Kennedy (NC)
25Felipe FroesACA18-4-1W-Salman Zhamaldaev (DEC)
W-Frantz Slioa (DEC)
W-Saifullah Dzhabrailov (TKO)
Marat Balaev
12/18/2020
26Salman ZhamaldaevACA18-2W-Alexey Polpudnikov (DEC)
L-Felipe Froes (DEC)
W-Marat Balaev (DEC)
27Frodo KhasbulaevACA32-8W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (TKO)
W-Mukhamed Kokov (DEC)
28Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
29Nate Landwehr14-3 (8)W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Herbert Burns (KO)
W-Viktor Kolesnik (DEC)
Julian Erosa
02/20/2021
30Darren Elkins25-9 (13)W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
L-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
31Daniel Weichel40-12 (27)L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (DEC)
L-Goiti Yamauchi (DEC)
32Grant Dawson16-1 (14)W-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Darrick Minner (SUB)
W-Michael Trizano (SUB)
33Hakeem Dawodu12-1-1 (7)W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Yoshinori Horie (TKO)
34Ilia Topuria10-0W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Stephen Goncalves (KO)
35Thanh LeONE12-2W-Martin Nguyen (TKO)
W-Ryogo Takahashi (KO)
W-Kotetsu Boku (KO)
36Adam Borics16-1 (10)W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
37Salahdine ParnasseKSW14-0-1W-Ivan Buchinger (DEC)
W-Roman Szymanski (TKO)
W-Marcin Wrzosek (DEC)
Daniel Torres
01/30/2021
38Giga Chikadze12-2W-Jamey Simmons (TKO)
W-Omar Morales (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
39Movlid Khaybulaev15-0-1 (8)W-Zaka Fatullazade (SUB)
NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
D-Andre Harrison (DEC)
40Nik Lentz30-11-2 (19)L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
Movsar Evloev
01/24/2021
41Makwan Amirkhani16-5 (12)L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Danny Henry (SUB)
L-Shane Burgos (TKO)
42Damon Jackson18-4-1L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
W-Mauro Chaulet (SUB)
43Mirsad Bektic13-4 (9)L-Damon Jackson (SUB)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (TKO)
44Henry CorralesBellator18-5W-Brandon Girtz (DEC)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
45Alex Gilpin14-4 (11)L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Andre Harrison (SUB)
46Andre Harrison21-2-1 (5)L-Alex Gilpin (SUB)
D-Movlid Khaibulaev (DEC)
W-Peter Petties (DEC)
47Jared Gordon16-4 (8)W-Chris Fishgold (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (KO)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
Danny Chavez
02/20/2021
48Charles Rosa13-4 (11)W-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Manny Bermudez (SUB)
Darrick Minner
02/20/2021
49Zubaira Tukhugov19-5-1 (8)L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
D-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
50Gavin Tucker13-1W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
W-Sung Woo Choi (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Ryan Hall8-1 (5)W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
Dan Ige
03/13/2021
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