Featherweight (138.1-149.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)
Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
US Max Holloway  (26) 19-3-0
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 FW] Jose Aldo
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 FW] Brian Ortega
US Brian Ortega  (27) 14-0-0
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Frankie Edgar
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#1 FW] Max Holloway
BR Jose Aldo  (31) 26-4-0
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 FW] Max Holloway
Next Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs [#5 FW] Jeremy Stephens
US Frankie Edgar  (36) 23-6-1
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#13 FW] Cub Swanson
US Jeremy Stephens  (31) 28-14-0
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#9 FW] Josh Emmett
Next Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs [#3 FW] Jose Aldo
6 1
US Darren Elkins  (34) 24-5-0
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#28 FW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#18 FW] Alexander Volkanovski
7 1
BR Patricio Freire  (30) 26-4-0
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 FW] Daniel Straus
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 FW] Daniel Weichel
US Ricardo Lamas  (35) 18-6-0
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 FW] Josh Emmett
US Josh Emmett  (33) 13-2-0
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#5 FW] Jeremy Stephens
US Emmanuel Sanchez  (27) 17-3-0
Last Fight: 4/28/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#56 FW] Sam Sicilia
US Pat Curran  (30) 23-7-0
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
US Myles Jury  (29) 17-2-0
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#46 FW] Rick Glenn
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Chad Mendes
US Cub Swanson  (34) 25-9-0
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Frankie Edgar
BR Renato Carneiro  (28) 12-1-1
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#36 FW] Calvin Kattar
DE Daniel Weichel  (33) 39-9-0
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 FW] Patricio Freire
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (38) 22-3-0
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#29 LW] Martin Nguyen
US Andre Harrison  (30) 17-0-0
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#59 FW] Steven Rodriguez
Next Fight: 6/07/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#382 FW] Jumabieke Tuerxun
AU Alexander Volkanovski  (29) 17-1-0
Last Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs  [#63 FW] Jeremy Kennedy
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#6 FW] Darren Elkins
19 2
MX Gabriel Benitez  (29) 21-6-0
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#124 FW] Humberto Bandenay
20 1
US Daniel Straus  (33) 24-8-0
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 FW] Emmanuel Sanchez
21 1
RU Salaman Zhamaldaev  (29) 16-1-0
Last Fight: 5/04/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#55 FW] Magomedrasul Khasbulaev
JP Kleber Koike Erbst  (28) 23-4-1
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#114 FW] Artur Sowinski
Next Fight: 6/09/2018 [KSW] vs [#45 FW] Marcin Wrzosek
RU Zabit Magomedsharipov  (27) 15-1-0
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#139 FW] Kyle Bochniak
US Andre Fili  (27) 18-5-0
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#30 FW] Dennis Bermudez
US Levan Makashvili  (29) 15-2-1
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#276 FW] Jack McGann

Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)

Previous Official Release: 5/13/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#34] Martin Nguyen+, [#43] Thiago Tavares*, [#369] Kevin Amador-, [#390] Dominique Wooding-, [#417] Kharun Atlangeriev+, [#472] Caio Rodrigues!, [#521] Cleiton Duarte*, [#546] Ricardo Sassemann!, [#547] Ronildo Augusto Braga!, [#550] Francisco Isata!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>


  1. David October 19, 2017 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Kurt Holobaugh’s win over matt bessette on 7/11/17 was overturned for illegal use of iv please update.
    ps after the overturn I waited to see the update on the weekend and still not updated

    thanks much

  2. Ron November 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm Reply

    How do I get Nathan (Nate) Landwehr’s record updated on here? You have him as 5-2. He is currently 8-2.



  3. jcs August 1, 2016 at 5:33 pm Reply

    That’s a good point.. I probably should move he and Nate on the next update. Then again, Conor still has the “title” here…. Makes total sense to move Nate, Conor I’m unsure about.

  4. oleg August 1, 2016 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Big McGregor fan, eh?

    We missed nothing, assume nothing, and there is no “thinking” involved in our rankings. Maybe read the FAQ one of these days? The rankings are generated by computer software based on official fight outcomes, fights in ANY weight class affects the fighter’s rating and ranking. Conor lost to Diaz, his rating decreased, and he lost his #1 spot.

    Now if you want to talk opinions, I think we shouldn’t even be ranking him at featherweight. His last fight was at welterweight, next fight is at welterweight, I would take a wager than he never fights at 145 again.

  5. jcs August 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Aldo is an all-time great that got caught, rebounded and beat Edgar, another all-time great.

    Conor went up and lost to Nate Diaz.

    Figure it out yet?

  6. Austin August 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply

    ummmmmmm….. I guess you guys missed jose get slept in 13 seconds lol or you assume Jose is a better fight which in that case all i have to say is…Its not just who you guys think is better for the rankings it also about who beat who you fucking retarded mother fuckers

  7. jcs April 10, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply

    Ranking current fighters in multiple divisions simultaneously is probably never going to happen.

    Two fights in a row in a division, almost always puts the fighter in that division.

    Khabib is fighting at 160 next, which we consider LW.

  8. John Short April 10, 2016 at 12:14 am Reply

    Gotta first off give you guys credit on the overall quality of your rankings. I usually use this site first over any other site.

    But very strange format I’m noticing especially with the current McGregor/Diaz situation. McGregor the FW Champ is no longer the#1 FW? Diaz is #5 WW and he never beat a true WW. Dave Branch is a 2 Division Champ and becomes unranked in one Division because he successfully defends his Title? I think Ranking fighters in multiple Divisions could solve this issue. But then again it doesn’t better me personally much.

    Another example Khabib will fight next at WW but will go back to LW. Now he’ll be ranked at WW after next week. You see my point?

  9. James Helm March 17, 2016 at 6:27 am Reply

    Correct me if I’m wrong but this is split into weight divisions, specific weight divisions, connor is 7-0 in FW and Frankie is 5-1

  10. jcs March 14, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

    In a division-specific system, I agree. This isn’t that, though.

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