Issue Date: 1/21/2018 (Official Release: #578)

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.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Max Holloway  (26) 19-3-0
1337
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 FW] Jose Aldo
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 FW] Frankie Edgar
2
 
US Frankie Edgar  (36) 22-5-1
633
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 FW] Yair Rodriguez
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#1 FW] Max Holloway
3
 
BR Jose Aldo  (31) 26-4-0
619
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 FW] Max Holloway
 
4
 
US Brian Ortega  (26) 13-0-0
455
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 FW] Cub Swanson
 
5
 
US Josh Emmett  (32) 13-1-0
384
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 FW] Ricardo Lamas
 
6
 
BR Patricio Freire  (30) 26-4-0
378
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 FW] Daniel Straus
 
7
 
US Darren Elkins  (33) 24-5-0
367
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#27 FW] Michael Johnson
 
8
 
US Jeremy Stephens  (31) 27-14-0
355
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#33 FW] Doo Ho Choi
 
9
 
US Ricardo Lamas  (35) 18-6-0
325
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 FW] Josh Emmett
 
10
 
US Pat Curran  (30) 23-7-0
264
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
 
11
 
US Emmanuel Sanchez  (27) 16-3-0
257
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 FW] Daniel Straus
 
12
 
DE Daniel Weichel  (33) 39-9-0
256
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 FW] John Teixeira da Conceicao
 
13
 
US Cub Swanson  (34) 25-8-0
255
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Brian Ortega
 
14
 
US Andre Harrison  (29) 17-0-0
231
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#60 FW] Steven Rodriguez
 
15
 
US Myles Jury  (29) 17-2-0
219
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 FW] Rick Glenn
 
16
 
BR Renato Carneiro  (28) 11-1-1
194
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 FW] Brian Ortega
 
17
 
KR Chan Sung Jung  (30) 14-4-0
191
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 FW] Dennis Bermudez
 
18
 
BR Bibiano Fernandes  (37) 21-3-0
175
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#311 FW] Andrew Leone
 
19
1
US Levan Makashvili  (29) 15-2-1
173
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#295 FW] Jack McGann
 
20
1
JP Kleber Koike Erbst  (28) 23-4-1
173
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#96 FW] Artur Sowinski
 
21
1
MX Gabriel Benitez  (29) 20-6-0
172
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 FW] Jason Knight
 
22
24
US Calvin Kattar  (29) 18-2-0
170
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#53 FW] Shane Burgos
 
23
 
US Daniel Straus  (33) 24-8-0
169
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 FW] Emmanuel Sanchez
 
24
 
RU Zabit Magomedsharipov  (26) 14-1-0
164
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#110 FW] Sheymon Moraes
 
25
 
US Dennis Bermudez  (31) 16-7-0
162
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 FW] Darren Elkins
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#40 FW] Andre Fili
26
41
US Henry Corrales  (31) 15-3-0
156
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 FW] Georgi Karakhanyan
 
27
1
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-13-0
154
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#7 FW] Darren Elkins
 
28
1
US Jason Knight  (25) 20-4-0
153
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 FW] Gabriel Benitez
 
29
1
BR Renan Barao  (30) 34-5-0
151
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 BW] Aljamain Sterling
 
30
1
AU Alexander Volkanovski  (29) 16-1-0
149
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#305 FW] Shane Young
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#50 FW] Jeremy Kennedy
31
1
RU Salaman Zhamaldaev  (28) 15-1-0
149
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#61 FW] Felipe Froes
 
32
 
US Chas Skelly  (32) 17-3-0
149
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 FW] Jason Knight
 
33
2
KR Doo Ho Choi  (26) 14-3-0
148
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#8 FW] Jeremy Stephens
 
34
1
US Lance Palmer  (29) 12-3-0
148
Last Fight: 11/02/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#146 FW] Steven Siler
 
35
1
MX Yair Rodriguez  (25) 10-2-0
147
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Frankie Edgar
 
36
1
RU Murad Machaev  (31) 21-2-0
145
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#156 FW] Ary Santos
 
37
1
BR Kron Gracie  (29) 4-0-0
142
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#76 FW] Tatsuya Kawajiri
 
38
19
US Georgi Karakhanyan  (32) 27-8-1
142
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 FW] Henry Corrales
 
39
1
BR John Teixeira da Conceicao  (31) 21-3-2
141
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 FW] Pat Curran
 
40
1
US Andre Fili  (27) 17-5-0
133
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#94 FW] Artem Lobov
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#25 FW] Dennis Bermudez
41
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (35) 22-7-0
131
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 FW] Jeremy Stephens
 
42
 
US Kurt Holobaugh  (31) 17-4-0
129
Last Fight: 7/11/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#77 FW] Matt Bessette
 
43
2
US Ryan Hall  (32) 6-1-0
128
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 FW] Gray Maynard
 
44
1
PL Marcin Wrzosek  (30) 13-4-0
126
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [KSW] vs  [#114 FW] Roman Szymanski
 
45
1
RU Magomedrasul Khasbulaev  (31) 28-7-0
121
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Fernando Duarte Bagordache
 
46
1
BR Thiago Tavares  (33) 21-7-1
118
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Mauricio Machado
 
47
49
PE Enrique Barzola  (28) 14-3-1
115
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#77 FW] Matt Bessette
 
48
 
US Gray Maynard  (38) 13-6-1
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#117 FW] Teruto Ishihara
 
49
 
RU Yusuf Raisov  (22) 12-1-0
113
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#247 FW] Alexander Peduson
 
50
 
CA Jeremy Kennedy  (25) 11-0-0
111
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#138 FW] Kyle Bochniak
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [UFC] vs [#30 FW] Alexander Volkanovski

Issue Date: 1/21/2018 (Official Release: #578)

Previous Official Release: 1/15/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#393] Luigi Silvano Gregorio!, [#474] Henrique Gomes+, [#505] Vandirson Alves do Nascimento!, [#547] Ruben Warr!, [#548] Jose Manuel Sepulveda Sanchez!, [#549] Henrique Gomes!, [#550] Ayton De Paepe!

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

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550


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    • David says:

      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

    • Ron says:

      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

    • jcs says:

      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.

    • oleg says:

      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.

    • jcs says:

      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?

    • Austin says:

      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

    • jcs says:

      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.

    • John Short says:

      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?

    • James Helm says:

      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

    • jcs says:

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


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