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 Volkanovski25-1 (15)W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
W-Brian Ortega (DEC)
2Max Holloway23-7 (12)L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
3Patricio Freire33-5 (23)W-A.J. McKee (DEC)
L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Emmanuel Sanchez (SUB)
Adam Borics
4A.J. McKee18-1 (13)L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
W-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
Spike Carlyle
5Yair Rodriguez14-3 (8)W-Brian Ortega (TKO)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
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)
8Brian Ortega15-3 (10)L-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
9Movsar Evloev16-0 (7)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
10Calvin Kattar23-6 (13)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Giga Chikadze (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
11Chan Sung Jung17-7 (14)L-Alex Volkanovski (TKO)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
12Giga Chikadze14-3L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
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)
Ilia Topuria
16Shane Burgos15-3 (10)W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
17Cub Swanson27-18 (17)W-Darren Elkins (TKO)
L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
Jonathan Martinez
18Movlid Khaybulaev19-0-1 (8)W-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Brendan Loughnane (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
19Ilia Topuria12-0W-Jai Herbert (KO)
W-Ryan Hall (KO)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
Edson Barboza
20Adam Borics18-1 (10)W-Mads Burnell (DEC)
W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
Patricio Freire
21Brendan Loughnane24-4W-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Ago Huskic (DEC)
W-Ryoji Kudo (DEC)
Bubba Jenkins
22Sodiq Yusuff12-2 (6)W-Alex Caceres (DEC)
L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (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 Jenkins19-5W-Ryoji Kudo (SUB)
W-Reinaldo Ekson (DEC)
W-Kyle Bochniak (DEC)
Brendan Loughnane
27Chris Wade22-8L-Brendan Loughnane (DEC)
W-Kyle Bochniak (TKO)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
28Lance Palmer23-6 (9)W-Sheymon Moraes (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
29Jeremy Kennedy17-3W-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
L-Adam Borics (DEC)
W-Matt Bessette (DEC)
Aaron Pico
30Damon Jackson22-4-1W-Pat Sabatini (TKO)
W-Dan Argueta (DEC)
W-Kamuela Kirk (SUB)
31Ryan Hall9-2 (5)W-Darrick Minner (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
32Nathaniel Wood19-5W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
L-Casey Kenney (DEC)
33Hakeem Dawodu13-3-1L-Julian Erosa (DEC)
W-Mike Trizano (DEC)
L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
34Zubaira Tukhugov20-5-1 (8)W-Ricardo Ramos (DEC)
L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
35Julian Erosa27-9W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Steven Peterson (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (SUB)
36Andre Fili22-9 W-Bill Algeo (DEC)
L-Joanderson Brito (TKO)
NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
37Josh Culibao10-1-1W-Sung Woo Choi (DEC)
W-Yilan Sha (DEC)
D-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
38Alex Caceres19-13L-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Seung Woo Choi (SUB)
W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
39Sung Woo Choi10-5L-Josh Culibao (DEC)
L-Alex Caceres (SUB)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
Michael Trizano
40Billy Quarantillo16-4L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
Alexander Hernandez
41Pat Sabatini17-4L-Damon Jackson (TKO)
W-T.J. Laramie (DEC)
W-Tucker Lutz (DEC)
42Frodo KhasbulaevACA34-8W-Ramazan Kishev (TKO)
W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
43Bill Algeo16-7L-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
W-Joanderson Brito (DEC)
44Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)NC-Andre Fili (NC)
L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
45Herbert Burns11-4 (9)L-Bill Algeo (TKO)
L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
46Nate Landwehr16-4 (9)W-David Onama (DEC)
W-Ludovit Klein (SUB)
L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
47Joanderson Brito13-3-1W-Andre Fili (TKO)
L-Bill Algeo (DEC)
W-Diego Lopes (DEC)
48Darren Elkins27-10 (14)W-Tristan Connelly (DEC)
L-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Darrick Minner (TKO)
Jonathan Pearce
49Piotr Niedzielski17-4W-Pedro Carvalho (DEC)
W-Ivan Vulchin (KO)
W-Marcos Schmitz (SUB)
50Pedro Carvalho12-6L-Piotr Niedzielski (DEC)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
L-Jay-Jay Wilson (TKO)
Mads Burnell
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (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)
Maike Linhares
Kron Gracie5-1 (5)L-Cub Swanson (DEC)
W-Alex Caceres (SUB)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (SUB)
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Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
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- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
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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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