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

1Ilia Topuria15-0W-Alex Volkanovski (KO)
W-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Bryce Mitchell (SUB)
2Alex Volkanovski26-4L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
L-Islam Makhachev (KO)
W-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
3Max Holloway26-7W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
W-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
W-Arnold Allen (DEC)
4Movsar Evloev18-0W-Arnold Allen (DEC)
W-Diego Lopes (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
5Brian Ortega16-3W-Yair Rodriguez (SUB)
L-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
6Yair Rodriguez15-5L-Brian Ortega (SUB)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Josh Emmett (SUB)
7Josh Emmett19-4W-Bryce Mitchell (KO)
L-Ilia Topuria (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (SUB)
8Aljamain Sterling24-4W-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
L-Sean O'Malley (TKO)
W-Henry Cejudo (DEC)
9Arnold Allen19-3L-Movsar Evloev (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Calvin Kattar (TKO)
10Chihiro SuzukiFree Agent12-3W-Vugar Karamov (KO)
W-Patricio Freire (KO)
NC-Kleber Koike Erbst (NC)
11Patricio Freire36-7W-Jeremy Kennedy (TKO)
L-Chihiro Suzuki (KO)
L-Sergio Pettis (DEC)
12Calvin Kattar23-8L-Aljamain Sterling (DEC)
L-Arnold Allen (TKO)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
13Giga Chikadze15-3W-Alex Caceres (TKO)
L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
14Lerone Murphy14-0-1W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Joshua Culibao (DEC)
W-Gabriel Santos (DEC)
15Bryce Mitchell16-2L-Josh Emmett (KO)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Ilia Topuria (SUB)
16Diego Lopes25-6W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Sodiq Yusuff (TKO)
W-Pat Sabatini (KO)
17Dan Ige18-8L-Diego Lopes (DEC)
W-Andre Fili (KO)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
18Edson Barboza24-12L-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
W-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
W-Billy Quarantillo (KO)
19Movlid Khaybulaev21-0-1W-Tyler Diamond (SUB)
W-Ryoji Kudo (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
20Joanderson Brito17-3-1W-Jack Shore (TKO)
W-Jonathan Pearce (SUB)
W-Westin Wilson (KO)
21Jean Silva14-2W-Drew Dober (TKO)
W-Charles Jourdain (TKO)
W-Westin Wilson (TKO)
22Sodiq Yusuff13-4L-Diego Lopes (TKO)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Don Shainis (DEC)
23Jesus Pinedo23-6-1W-Gabriel Braga (TKO)
W-Bubba Jenkins (TKO)
W-Brendan Loughnane (KO)
24Brendan Loughnane28-5W-Justin Gonzales (TKO)
W-Pedro Carvalho (TKO)
L-Jesus Pinedo (KO)
25Gabriel Braga14-1W-Bubba Jenkins (TKO)
W-Justin Gonzales (KO)
L-Jesus Pinedo (TKO)
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.

6 Comments on this post.
  • adrian
    8 December 2022 at 2:45 AM
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    what are the number between () next to the fight record?

  • 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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