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
09/25/2021
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
07/31/2021
4Brian Ortega15-1 (10)W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
Alex Volkanovski
09/25/2021
5Chan Sung Jung17-6 (14)W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
6A.J. McKee17-0 (12)W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Derek Campos (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (KO)
Patricio Freire
07/31/2021
7Calvin Kattar22-5 (13)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
8Dan Ige15-4 (9)L-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
W-Gavin Tucker (KO)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
9Edson Barboza22-9 (14)W-Shane Burgos (KO)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
Giga Chikadze
08/28/2021
10Arnold Allen17-1 (9)W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
11Movsar Evloev15-0 (7)W-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
12Giga Chikadze13-2W-Cub Swanson (TKO)
W-Jamey Simmons (TKO)
W-Omar Morales (DEC)
Edson Barboza
08/28/2021
13Josh Emmett16-2 (8)W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
W-Michael Johnson (KO)
14Ilia Topuria11-0W-Ryan Hall (KO)
W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
15Emmanuel Sanchez20-5 (9)L-Patricio Freire (SUB)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
W-Tywan Claxton (SUB)
Mads Burnell
07/31/2021
16Shane Burgos13-3 (10)L-Edson Barboza (KO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (TKO)
17Cub Swanson27-12 (16)L-Giga Chikadze (TKO)
W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
W-Kron Gracie (DEC)
18Movlid Khaybulaev17-0-1 (8)W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Lazar Stojadinovic (DEC)
W-Zaka Fatullazade (SUB)
Brendan Loughnane
08/27/2021
19Bubba Jenkins16-4W-Bobby Moffett (DEC)
W-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Lucas Martins (TKO)
Chris Wade
08/27/2021
20Salman ZhamaldaevACA19-2W-Diego Brandao (DQ)
W-Alexey Polpudnikov (DEC)
L-Felipe Froes (DEC)
Diego Brandao
08/28/2021
21Bryce Mitchell14-0 (9)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
22Sodiq Yusuff11-2 (6)L-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
23Frodo KhasbulaevACA33-8W-Felipe Froes (SUB)
W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (TKO)
Ramazan Kishev
08/28/2021
24Lance Palmer22-5 (9)L-Movlid Khaybulaev (DEC)
L-Bubba Jenkins (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
25Andre Fili21-8 (12)NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
26Ryan Hall8-2 (5)L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
27Hakeem Dawodu12-2-1 (7)L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
28Daniel Weichel41-12 (27)W-Keoni Diggs (DEC)
L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (DEC)
29Adam Borics17-1 (10)W-Jeremy Kennedy (DEC)
W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
Jay Jay Wilson
08/20/2021
30Lando Vannata12-5-2W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
31Chris Wade19-6W-Arman Ospanov (KO)
W-Anthony Dizy (DEC)
L-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
Bubba Jenkins
08/27/2021
32Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)NC-Andre Fili (NC)
L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
33Gavin Tucker13-2L-Dan Ige (KO)
W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
34Mads BurnellBellator15-3W-Saul Rogers (SUB)
W-Darko Banovic (TKO)
W-Steve Aimable (DEC)
Emmanuel Sanchez
07/31/2021
35Sung Woo Choi10-3W-Julian Erosa (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Suman Mokhtarian (DEC)
36Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
Billy Quarantillo
07/17/2021
37Damon Jackson18-4-1L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
W-Mauro Chaulet (SUB)
38Mirsad Bektic13-4 (9)L-Damon Jackson (SUB)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (TKO)
39Brendan Loughnane21-3W-Tyler Diamond (DEC)
W-Sheymon Moraes (TKO)
W-David Duarte (DEC)
Movlid Khaybulaev
08/27/2021
40Julian Erosa24-9L-Sung Woo Choi (KO)
W-Nate Landwehr (TKO)
W-Sean Woodson (SUB)
41Nate Landwehr14-4 (8)L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Herbert Burns (KO)
Ludovit Klein
10/16/2021
42Darren Elkins26-9 (14)W-Darrick Minner (TKO)
W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
L-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
43Jared Gordon17-4 (8)W-Danny Chavez (DEC)
W-Chris Fishgold (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (KO)
Joe Solecki
10/02/2021
44Billy Quarantillo16-3W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (DEC)
W-Kyle Nelson (KO)
45Kamuela Kirk12-4WMakwan Amirkhani (DEC)
W-Daniel Swain (TKO)
W-Guilherme Santos (TKO)
46Makwan Amirkhani16-6 (12)L-Kamuela Kirk (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Danny Henry (SUB)
47Zubaira Tukhugov19-5-1 (8)L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
D-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
48Lerone Murphy10-0-1 (6)W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
D-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
Charles Jourdain
08/14/2021
49Tucker Lutz12-1WKevin Aguilar (DEC)
W-Sherrard Blackledge (DEC)
W-Chase Gibson (DEC)
50Jay-Jay Wilson8-0W-Pedro Carvalho (TKO)
W-Sergio de Bari (KO)
W-Tywan Claxton (DEC)
Adam Borics
08/20/2021
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)
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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