Featherweight

Featherweight (138.1-149.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Issue Date: 5/20/2018 (Official Release: #595)
Ranked Fighters: 1-25 >>>
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1  
US Max Holloway  (26) 19-3-0
1468
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 FW] Jose Aldo
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 FW] Brian Ortega
2  
US Brian Ortega  (27) 14-0-0
867
Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Frankie Edgar
Next Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#1 FW] Max Holloway
3  
BR Jose Aldo  (31) 26-4-0
674
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 FW] Max Holloway
Next Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs [#5 FW] Jeremy Stephens
4  
US Frankie Edgar  (36) 23-6-1
576
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#13 FW] Cub Swanson
 
5  
US Jeremy Stephens  (31) 28-14-0
570
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
417
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
414
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 FW] Daniel Straus
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 FW] Daniel Weichel
8  
US Ricardo Lamas  (35) 18-6-0
359
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 FW] Josh Emmett
 
9  
US Josh Emmett  (33) 13-2-0
325
Last Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs  [#5 FW] Jeremy Stephens
 
10  
US Emmanuel Sanchez  (27) 17-3-0
310
Last Fight: 4/28/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#56 FW] Sam Sicilia
 
11  
US Pat Curran  (30) 23-7-0
296
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
 
12  
US Myles Jury  (29) 17-2-0
278
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#46 FW] Rick Glenn
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Chad Mendes
13  
US Cub Swanson  (34) 25-9-0
276
Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Frankie Edgar
 
14  
BR Renato Carneiro  (28) 12-1-1
269
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#36 FW] Calvin Kattar
 
15  
DE Daniel Weichel  (33) 39-9-0
258
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
Next Fight: 7/14/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 FW] Patricio Freire
16  
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (38) 22-3-0
254
Last Fight: 3/24/2018 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#29 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
17  
US Andre Harrison  (30) 17-0-0
249
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
18  
AU Alexander Volkanovski  (29) 17-1-0
205
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
205
Last Fight: 5/19/2018 [UFC] vs  [#124 FW] Humberto Bandenay
 
20 1
US Daniel Straus  (33) 24-8-0
202
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 FW] Emmanuel Sanchez
 
21 1
RU Salaman Zhamaldaev  (29) 16-1-0
194
Last Fight: 5/04/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#55 FW] Magomedrasul Khasbulaev
 
22  
JP Kleber Koike Erbst  (28) 23-4-1
183
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#114 FW] Artur Sowinski
Next Fight: 6/09/2018 [KSW] vs [#45 FW] Marcin Wrzosek
23  
RU Zabit Magomedsharipov  (27) 15-1-0
182
Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#139 FW] Kyle Bochniak
 
24  
US Andre Fili  (27) 18-5-0
182
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#30 FW] Dennis Bermudez
 
25  
US Levan Makashvili  (29) 15-2-1
174
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 >>>

220 Comments

  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.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/fighter/Nathan-Landwehr:80B22CA688464A00

    Thanks,
    Ron

  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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