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
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)
Emmanuel Sanchez
04/02/2021
4Brian Ortega15-1 (10)W-Chan Sung Jung (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
W-Frankie Edgar (KO)
Alex Volkanovski
03/27/2021
5Chan Sung Jung16-6 (14)L-Brian Ortega (DEC)
W-Frankie Edgar (TKO)
W-Renato Carneiro (TKO)
6A.J. McKee17-0 (12)W-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
W-Derek Campos (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (KO)
7Calvin Kattar22-5 (13)L-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Dan Ige (DEC)
W-Jeremy Stephens (KO)
8Dan Ige14-3 (8)L-Calvin Kattar (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (DEC)
Gavin Tucker
03/13/2021
9Edson Barboza21-9 (13)W-Makwan Amirkhani (DEC)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
10Lance Palmer22-3 (9)W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
W-Alex Gilpin (DEC)
W-Alexandre Almeida (DEC)
Bubba Jenkins
04/23/2021
11Josh Emmett16-2 (8)W-Shane Burgos (DEC)
W-Mirsad Bektic (TKO)
W-Michael Johnson (KO)
12Shane Burgos13-2 (10)L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
W-Makwan Amirkhani (TKO)
W-Cub Swanson (DEC)
13Cub Swanson27-11 (16)W-Daniel Pineda (KO)
W-Kron Gracie (DEC)
L-Shane Burgos (DEC)
14Arnold Allen16-1 (9)W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
Sodiq Yusuff
04/10/2021
15Jeremy Stephens28-18 (21)L-Calvin Kattar (KO)
L-Yair Rodriguez (DEC)
NC-Yair Rodriguez (NC)
Drakkar Klose
04/17/2021
16Movsar Evloev14-0 (7)W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Mike Grundy (DEC)
W-Enrique Barzola (DEC)
17Bryce Mitchell14-0 (9)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-Matt Sayles (SUB)
18Sodiq Yusuff11-1 (6)W-Andre Fili (DEC)
W-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
W-Sheymon Moraes (DEC)
Arnold Allen
04/10/2021
19Andre Fili21-8 (12)L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
W-Charles Jourdain (DEC)
L-Sodiq Yusuff (DEC)
20Emmanuel Sanchez20-4 (9)W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
W-Tywan Claxton (SUB)
W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
Patricio Freire
04/02/2021
21Hakeem Dawodu12-1-1 (7)W-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
W-Julio Arce (DEC)
W-Yoshinori Horie (TKO)
22Grant Dawson16-1 (14)W-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Darrick Minner (SUB)
W-Michael Trizano (SUB)
23Darrion Caldwell15-4 (8)L-A.J. McKee (SUB)
W-Adam Borics (SUB)
W-Henry Corrales (DEC)
24Felipe FroesACA18-4-1W-Salman Zhamaldaev (DEC)
W-Frantz Slioa (DEC)
W-Saifullah Dzhabrailov (TKO)
Marat Balaev
12/18/2020
25Salman ZhamaldaevACA18-2W-Alexey Polpudnikov (DEC)
L-Felipe Froes (DEC)
W-Marat Balaev (DEC)
26Frodo KhasbulaevACA32-8W-Levan Makashvili (DEC)
W-Alexandre Bezerra (TKO)
W-Mukhamed Kokov (DEC)
27Makwan Amirkhani16-5 (12)L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Danny Henry (SUB)
L-Shane Burgos (TKO)
28Daniel Pineda27-14 (27)L-Cub Swanson (KO)
W-Herbert Burns (TKO)
NC-Jeremy Kennedy (NC)
29Movlid Khaybulaev15-0-1 (8)W-Zaka Fatullazade (SUB)
NC-Daniel Pineda (NC)
D-Andre Harrison (DEC)
Jason Soares
04/23/2021
30Herbert Burns11-3 (9)L-Daniel Pineda (TKO)
W-Evan Dunham (SUB)
W-Nate Landwehr (KO)
31Ilia Topuria10-0W-Damon Jackson (KO)
W-Youssef Zalal (DEC)
W-Stephen Goncalves (KO)
32Daniel Weichel40-12 (27)L-Emmanuel Sanchez (DEC)
W-Saul Rogers (DEC)
L-Goiti Yamauchi (DEC)
33Adam Borics16-1 (10)W-Erick Sanchez (DEC)
W-Mike Hamel (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (SUB)
34Zubaira Tukhugov19-5-1 (8)L-Hakeem Dawodu (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (TKO)
D-Lerone Murphy (DEC)
35Lerone Murphy10-0-1 (6)W-Douglas Andrade (DEC)
W-Ricardo Ramos (TKO)
D-Zubaira Tukhugov (DEC)
36Jared Gordon17-4 (8)W-Danny Chavez (DEC)
W-Chris Fishgold (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (KO)
37Giga Chikadze12-2W-Jamey Simmons (TKO)
W-Omar Morales (DEC)
W-Irwin Rivera (DEC)
38Julian Erosa24-8W-Nate Landwehr (TKO)
W-Sean Woodson (SUB)
L-Julio Arce (KO)
39Nate Landwehr14-4 (8)L-Julian Erosa (TKO)
W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
L-Herbert Burns (KO)
40Darren Elkins25-9 (13)W-Luiz Garagorri (SUB)
L-Nate Landwehr (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
41Damon Jackson18-4-1L-Ilia Topuria (KO)
W-Mirsad Bektic (SUB)
W-Mauro Chaulet (SUB)
T.J. Laramie
05/01/2021
42Mirsad Bektic13-4 (9)L-Damon Jackson (SUB)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (TKO)
43Darrick Minner25-11W-Charles Rosa (DEC)
W-T.J. Laramie (SUB)
L-Grant Dawson (SUB)
44Charles Rosa13-5 (11)L-Darrick Minner (DEC)
W-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
L-Bryce Mitchell (DEC)
45Kevin Aguilar17-4 (11)L-Charles Rosa (DEC)
L-Zubaira Tukhugov (TKO)
L-Dan Ige (DEC)
46Gavin Tucker13-1W-Billy Quarantillo (DEC)
W-Justin Jaynes (SUB)
W-Sung Woo Choi (SUB)
Dan Ige
03/13/2021
47Alex Caceres18-12W-Kevin Croom (DEC)
W-Austin Springer (DEC)
W-Chase Hooper (DEC)
48Thanh LeONE12-2W-Martin Nguyen (TKO)
W-Ryogo Takahashi (KO)
W-Kotetsu Boku (KO)
49Henry CorralesBellator18-5W-Brandon Girtz (DEC)
L-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
L-Darrion Caldwell (DEC)
50Alex Gilpin14-4 (11)L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
L-Lance Palmer (DEC)
W-Andre Harrison (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)
Yair Rodriguez13-2 (7)W-Jeremy Stephens (DEC)
NC-Jeremy Stephens (NC)
W-Chan Sung Jung (KO)
Ryan Hall8-1 (5)W-Darren Elkins (DEC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
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
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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.
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