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. You can find more information about the fighters here.

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)
Rating Formula:
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
101 2
RU Alexander Osetrov  (26) 13-3-1
80
Last Fight: 9/30/2022 [Shlemenko Fighting Championship] vs  [#266 FW] Bruno Roverso
 
102 2
US Darrick Minner  (32) 26-14-0
79
Last Fight: 11/05/2022 [UFC] vs  [#57 FW] Nuerdanbieke Shayilan
 
103 2
BR Elias Silverio  (36) 17-9-1
78
Last Fight: 5/21/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#61 FW] Tilek Mashrapov
 
104 2
UK Andrew Fisher  (37) 19-9-1
78
Last Fight: 10/29/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#63 FW] Justin Gonzales
 
105 2
PL Dawid Smielowski  (27) 10-0-0
78
Last Fight: 7/23/2022 [KSW] vs  [#238 FW] Patryk Kaczmarczyk
 
106 2
US Chas Skelly  (37) 19-3-0
78
Last Fight: 2/19/2022 [UFC] vs  [#557 FW] Mark Striegl
 
107 3
JP Koyomi Matsushima  (30) 13-6-0
77
Last Fight: 10/23/2022 [UFC] vs  [#98 FW] Zha Yi
 
108 1
JP Shuya Kamikubo  (29) 12-1-1
77
Last Fight: 1/14/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#290 FW] Troy Worthen
 
109 2
BR Diego Brandao  (35) 27-20-0
76
Last Fight: 1/20/2023 [Action Fight League] vs  [NR] Matt Wagy
 
110 3
FR William Gomis  (25) 11-2-0
76
Last Fight: 9/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#173 FW] Jarno Errens
Next Fight: 4/22/2023 [UFC] vs [#230 FW] Francis Marshall
111 1
UK Mike Grundy  (35) 12-4-0
76
Last Fight: 3/19/2022 [UFC] vs  [#74 FW] Makwan Amirkhani
 
112 3
BR Herbert Burns  (34) 11-4-0
76
Last Fight: 7/16/2022 [UFC] vs  [#52 FW] Bill Algeo
 
113 1
US Tucker Lutz  (28) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 11/20/2021 [UFC] vs  [#54 FW] Pat Sabatini
Next Fight: 3/25/2023 [UFC] vs [NR] Daniel Pineda
114 3
PL Kacper Formela  (26) 15-4-0
73
Last Fight: 12/16/2022 [Fight Exclusive Night] vs  [NR] Pedro Nobre
 
115 3
JP Chihiro Suzuki  (23) 10-3-0
73
Last Fight: 12/31/2022 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#175 FW] Yoshiki Nakahara
 
116 3
KG Nemat Abdrashitov  (31) 18-9-0
73
Last Fight: 10/19/2022 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#657 LW] Marcos Vinicios
Next Fight: 3/09/2023 [Brave Combat Federation] vs [#53 FW] Roman Bogatov
117 3
JP Ryoji Kudo  (29) 11-4-1
73
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#37 FW] Bubba Jenkins
 
118 3
CA Jesse Arnett  (38) 20-9-0
72
Last Fight: 9/17/2022 [UAE Warriors] vs  [#92 FW] Ali AlQaisi
 
119 3
KR Tae Kyun Kim   9-1-0
72
Last Fight: 10/22/2022 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#53 FW] Roman Bogatov
 
120 3
US Charles Rosa  (36) 14-8-0
70
Last Fight: 7/23/2022 [UFC] vs  [#31 FW] Nathaniel Wood
 
121 3
RU Abdul-Rakhman Temirov   15-8-0
70
Last Fight: 8/27/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#48 FW] Alexey Polpudnikov
 
122 3
US Blake Bilder  (32) 7-0-1
70
Last Fight: 8/30/2022 [Dana Whites Contender Series] vs  [#269 FW] Alex Morgan
Next Fight: 2/11/2023 [UFC] vs [NR] Shane Young
123 3
RU Tural Ragimov   21-9-0
70
Last Fight: 12/16/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#72 FW] Marcos Rodrigues
 
124 3
RU Akhmed Magomedov   10-0-0
69
Last Fight: 7/22/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Kevin Boehm
Next Fight: 2/04/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [#59 FW] Henry Corrales
125 3
US Sean Woodson  (30) 9-1-1
69
Last Fight: 8/20/2022 [UFC] vs  [#134 FW] Luis Saldana
 

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: [#52] Zubaira Tukhugov*, [#53] Lerone Murphy*, [#60] Lando Vannata+, [#210] Elijah Johns+, [#266] Cassio Junior+, [#308] Sebastian Kotwica*, [#345] Michel da Cruz Lima-, [#357] Breno Marinho-, [#452] Kouki Nakagawa!, [#467] Ismail Kelemetov+, [#598] Ryan MacDonald*, [#647] Jorge Vargas Perez!

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

<<< Ranked Fighters: 101-125 >>>

377 Comments

  1. Norman August 20, 2018 at 5:41 am Reply

    Guida is ranked too high in my opinion. Top 10 but not 2nd in the world

  2. Darren Owen August 20, 2018 at 5:41 am Reply

    #288 Tyler Davis is a bantomweight not featherweight

  3. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply

    Any reason why K-1/Dream isn’t available on the pull-down filter in Featherweights or Bantamweights?

  4. TLC August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    No, I did read it.

    It, as I’ve said, is a horribly butchered version of ELO.

    The most hilarious part of the whole system is that it complete craps all over consistency, which is huge in both ELO and in the rankings of anyone with an IQ over 90.

    Usually consistency is a pretty big deal. It acts as a filter so guys like…oh I don’t know..Robert Peralta and Hiroyuki Takaya aren’t grossly overrated.

  5. cill August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    I suppose that does make sense! And that would explain why the point totals and featherweight and bantamweight are much lower than other divisions.

  6. oleg August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    Chromium, thanks for the heads up. It’s there now.

  7. rj August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    FYI, I see Jason Palacios was dropped out of your top 250 in this weight class for inactivity. He last fought as a lightweight and won a match for Carolina Fight Promotions at their card on June 26th. Link to match results: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fightCard&eid=54109896-d216-488e-9e8e-06a4f876f1b0#fight_132977

  8. GKing August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    Jimy “The Kid” Hettes move him on up, The Hype is Real!

  9. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    He’s still marked as Brazil in their database. Is it one of those situations where he was born in Argentina but moved to Brazil early, is a Brazilian citizen, etc?

  10. Jordan P. August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    if omigawa beats mendes, realistically having beaten both takaya and hioki, he should become #2 right jcs?

  11. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:07 am Reply

    You have to have confidence. If you don’t think you can win a fight, you will not win it.

  12. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Definitely true. Too many guys have rose dramatically in your ranking just because they strung a bunch of wins against mediocre oppsition in the japanese organizations. Jorge Santiago was a perfect example. Also, look at all of these japanese fighters with pretty records and high rankings who come to the USA and get totally outclassed (often by lower ranked fighters).

  13. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    if you want to complain make your own rankings, and post them, i’ll call them terrible and post them everywhere so everyone else can call them terrible as well.

  14. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Added – but the last fight was at 155, so he may or may not enter the 155 rankings.

  15. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Of course.. we haven’t updated yet though.

  16. tom August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Wow, I think Hioki should be ranked MUCH higher.. especially considering he was robbed vs. Omigawa

  17. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Nazareno Malegarie is from agrentina. breen said on his show last week.

  18. Gordon Ogle August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Andy Ogle is 8-1-0 not 9-2-0

    Andy’s Dad

  19. Jonathan August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    The funny thing about people who post vitriolic nonsense like that is that they don’t even care about the answer to their question (or attack). They come here to post, all in a huff, mount their porous argument, then leave and never come back. Keyboard warriors are quite predictable, haven’t changed much since I got into MMA back in 2002.

  20. David August 19, 2018 at 8:51 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

  21. Shah Bobonis August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply
  22. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    After reading his Wiki… Bektic’s nationality seems fuzzy.

  23. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  24. Russian Sergey August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Where russian Frodo ?

  25. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Mirsad Bektic is on here… #52

  26. MMATheHardWay August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    You should add the Edgar vs Swanson to their “New Fights”.

  27. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Edgar was being penalized because his lone win at 145 (Oliveira) was so lowly rated. Oliveira gaining points removed this penalty altogether.

  28. efagundes August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Why Frank Edgar earned a lot of points?

  29. LARRY SROCK August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    IM SORRY ITS C3 FIGHTS NOT CE

  30. Doug Jenkins August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Doug Jenkins just beat randy kittelson on 11/2/13 for shine mma in Alexandria mn via rnc in rd 2

  31. LARRY SROCK August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    #117 JEREMY SPOON LAST FOUGHT FOR CE FIGHTS NOT CAGED COMBAT CF

  32. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:16 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.

  33. Ron August 19, 2018 at 8:16 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

  34. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Yes, but Roop was rated pretty low to begin with. I may need to take a look at the draw calculation.. to be honest, I expected him to move more.

  35. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Robbed, or not robbed, it doesn’t matter to a computer. BTW – the loss to Omigawa was only a split, as was his win over Inoue. His position is probably fair.

  36. ryan ciotoli August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Kenny Foster is 7-1

  37. Wreck1mgr August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    You guys have Chas Skelly #106 145 at 5-1. His record is 6-0

  38. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Chas will be 6-0 on next update.

  39. Wreck1mgr August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Skelly won his last fight. makes him 6-0.

  40. lloyd carter August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I fight at 135band my record is 3~1 can y’all change that plz

  41. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Yes, Hansen would be Top 3.

  42. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    We’ll have that fixed on next update.

  43. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Lloyd, I fixed your record and you will be 3-0 at Bantam when we next update.

    You fought 145 against Yusup and 135 in your last fight. How about Darnell Davis?

  44. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    We’ll put him back at 145 upon his next fight..

  45. Tony Gonzales August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    If Pablo Garza is in top 50 then Dennis Bermudez should definitely be, Ultimate fighter finalist, good fighter

  46. Wreck1mgr August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Chas Skelly is a 5-0 145er. He should be ahead of Daniel Pineda #185 whom He beaT last.

  47. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Hansen is in the top 10 despite being 0-3 in the weight class.

    *facepalm*

  48. kenny foster August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Just wanted to let you guys know that my record is wrong on the rankings. It is 7-1.
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=0269CF93A6710EA5

  49. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Skelly is set at 155 and not ranked.

  50. Paul August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply
  51. IcyB August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Does Roop get any points for the Draw against Garcia?

  52. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    – Cruz is at Bantam
    – Bradstreet doesnt have enough quality wins, plus I think he may be ranked at 155 now.
    – McMahan is at Bantam
    – Din Thomas is in the rankings

  53. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Richy. Can you please sign up and present your questions in the forum where I can better address them?

    Thanks.

  54. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Kenny,

    We’ll fix it on next update. Thanks for your interest.

  55. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Tom, here’s a few names for you…

    Yoshiro Maeda, Takeya Mizugaki, Hiroyuki Takaya,
    Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michihiro Omigawa were all top ten when they came to Zuffa, and they’ve all flopped.

    And let’s not forget Yuki Kondo, Hayato Sakurai and Caol Uno as three more overrated, underachieving japanese fighters.

    Actually, Yushin Okami is the only Japanese fighter to ever have much success with Zuffa.

  56. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Peralta – Semerzier has been changed to a NC.

  57. will romero August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Hey guys I just wanted to let you know that you have my record as 8-3 on your stats but I’m actually officially 9-3. There was a fight that had been missing from my record but my management has recently had the events promoter make the correct adjustments to the commission and they have now updated my record officially to 9-3. The adjustment can also be seen on sherdog.com if that helps.
    Thanks for your time! Love this ranking system!
    cheers,
    Will!

  58. Frankie August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Cody Bollinger got a 1st round TKO at Gladiator challenge june 24th 2012 over Gus Lemon

  59. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    No, Takaya was 0-2 in the WEC. He lost to Leonard Garcia and Cub Swanson. As for the Omigawa fight, it was close and could have went either way.

  60. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    But you were right about Maeda.

  61. Teddy Williams August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Cody BamBam Bollinger won the Gladiator challenge superfight Championship June 24th Against Gus Lemon
    By TKO in the first round

  62. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    JCS: you know how someone brought to your attention a LW with an 0-15 record, all 1st round stoppages? I stumbled upon someone who could give him competition (I _think_ he’s a Featherweight): http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Denas-Banevicius-6538

    Thought you might be interested, in case you were to do a category for fail.

  63. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    @TholonansGhost
    Takaya is 0-1, and to be fair Omigawa’s last fight was a total robbery. Also Maeda was never ranked in the Top 10 on Sherdog and was only ranked in the Top 10 in Fight Matrix after knocking out Charlie Valencia, which was fairly appropriate at the time.

    I’ll agree Japanese fighters have historically underperformed in the UFC, that much is obvious.

  64. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Yes Fred, this fight will be added in our update next weekend.

    Thanks for the kind words and checking us out.

  65. tom August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Can you give some examples? Most of those fighters were NOT highly ranked by the time they came over

    ” Also, look at all of these japanese fighters with pretty records and high rankings who come to the USA and get totally outclassed (often by lower ranked fighters).”

  66. tom August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Asian fighters are underrated on this site, not overrated. Hioki should be #2. So there’s going to be a special “asia modifier” where beating an asian opponent garners less points? LOL

    Don’t forget all the asian fighters who got ROBBED when they come to the US.

  67. FERNANDEZ Frédéric August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Hi.

    My name is Fred FERNANDEZ. I manage several french pro fighters.
    In first, I congratulate you for this website..it is really excellent and professional.

    I manage Olivier” WIDE EYED” PASTOR too.
    His Team: PYTHAGORE
    His new record: 14.7.1.

    This is his SHERDOG Link:

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Olivier-Pastor-35533

    He won his 4 last fights.

    His last fight was the last week-end against Jerry KVARSTRÖM (10.2.0) in the Event: THE CAGE in FINLAND.

    Thank you very much and I wish you all the best for the future.

    Best Regards

    Fred FERNANDEZ
    French Manager
    faubana@free.fr

  68. jason burum August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Can you please update the rankings to reflect this event.

    http://www.mmamadhouse.com/caged-chaos-canterbury-park-2/

    Thanks

  69. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    I just took a peek at the ELO rankings- totally absurd and impossible to take seriously.

  70. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Absolutely. Our rankings are division adjusted, not division specific. Featherweight is a much weaker division than Lightweight.

  71. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    If I had the time to review every controversial fight reported (not to mention video access), I would definitely consider some kind of small adjustment.

    But alas, I have a job, and I can’t get every mid-level fight… so yeah, not gonna happen.

  72. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Hansen being top 20 is an absolute joke.

    I do like how the system works though, Hansen beats two cans, and he suddenly ranks over guys that are contending for major titles and whatnot.

    Meanwhile Sandro goes 17-2, with wins over guys that anyone with a functioning brain can determine are quality, Nick Denis and Kanehara to be specific, and is blow the guy.

    The only thing worse than that is the system that automatically ranks a guy above the guy he beat, regardless of any scenarios surrounding it.

    That’s not ELO, that’s not even close. That’s a heavily bastardizes and illogical version of ELO.

    How websites can include this balderdash in a consensus rating system with guys like Peralta in the top 5 is beyond me. Talk about skewed data.

  73. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    I personally believe that there is plenty of room for improvement in this site’s rankings (both current and all-time)… That said, I’ve never seen anything better or even as good.

  74. Michael Tobin August 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Can I please have my record updated to 15-2 as per Sherdog and Tapology please I fought on Eternal MMA on July 14 and won in the 1st round 1.56 Armbar submission Thankyou.

  75. Michael Tobin August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Can I please have my record updated to 15-2 as per Sherdog and Tapology please I fought on Eternal MMA on July 14 and won in the 1st round 1.56 Armbar submission Thankyou.

  76. oleg June 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm Reply

    The filter/pagination bug is fixed now.

  77. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    The filter/pagination bug is fixed now.

  78. oleg June 8, 2018 at 10:18 am Reply

    Thanks for pointing it out, will fix ASAP.

  79. booa June 8, 2018 at 6:29 am Reply

    i want to see out side of UFC & Bellator ranking
    but i did turn the next page, filter is reset

  80. oleg August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    Thanks for pointing it out, will fix ASAP.

  81. booa August 20, 2018 at 12:13 am Reply

    i want to see out side of UFC & Bellator ranking
    but i did turn the next page, filter is reset

  82. 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

  83. 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

  84. jason 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.

  85. 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.

  86. jason 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?

  87. 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

  88. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:16 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.

  89. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:16 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?

  90. Austin August 19, 2018 at 8:16 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

  91. jason 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.

  92. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm 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.

  93. 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?

  94. John Short August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm 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?

  95. 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

  96. James Helm August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm 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

  97. jason March 14, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply

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

  98. James Helm March 14, 2016 at 10:30 am Reply

    When the champ is ranked below the No.1 contender after losing a fight in another division, that’s when you know your ranking system is heavily flawed, fights in WW should have no effect on a division 2 classes below.

  99. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

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

  100. James Helm August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

    When the champ is ranked below the No.1 contender after losing a fight in another division, that’s when you know your ranking system is heavily flawed, fights in WW should have no effect on a division 2 classes below.

  101. John N. March 7, 2016 at 10:59 pm Reply

    Wow. Champ down to #2. That’s interesting.

  102. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

    Wow. Champ down to #2. That’s interesting.

  103. Huelder Motta July 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm Reply
  104. Huelder Motta August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply
  105. jason July 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm Reply

    After reading his Wiki… Bektic’s nationality seems fuzzy.

  106. Chromium July 6, 2015 at 2:04 am Reply

    Speaking of Mirsad, I’m pretty sure he’s from Bosnia & Herzegovina, and that should probably be his flag.

  107. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Speaking of Mirsad, I’m pretty sure he’s from Bosnia & Herzegovina, and that should probably be his flag.

  108. oleg April 8, 2015 at 11:20 am Reply

    Mirsad Bektic is on here… #52

  109. Stupid April 8, 2015 at 2:55 am Reply

    Are you forreal? Mirsad Bektic beat Chas Skelly and you don’t even have him on here? I mean really?? Absolutely pathetic

  110. Stupid August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Are you forreal? Mirsad Bektic beat Chas Skelly and you don’t even have him on here? I mean really?? Absolutely pathetic

  111. jason December 21, 2014 at 9:27 pm Reply

    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    – Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

  112. Russian Sergey December 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm Reply

    Where russian Frodo ?

  113. Shah Bobonis November 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm Reply
  114. Shah Bobonis October 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm Reply

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/D25FCC20C0024149/Shah-Bobonis/

    this is my correct record. I just beat #150 on this list 🙂

  115. Shah Bobonis August 19, 2018 at 8:16 pm Reply

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/D25FCC20C0024149/Shah-Bobonis/

    this is my correct record. I just beat #150 on this list 🙂

  116. MMATheHardWay October 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply

    You should add the Edgar vs Swanson to their “New Fights”.

  117. jason June 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Edgar was being penalized because his lone win at 145 (Oliveira) was so lowly rated. Oliveira gaining points removed this penalty altogether.

  118. efagundes June 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Why Frank Edgar earned a lot of points?

  119. Georgi Karakhanyan does not underestimate Rick Glenn, but has a lot of confidence heading into WSOF 10 | The MMA Report June 19, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

    […] opportunity to prove that he is one of the best featherweight fighters in the world. In the current Fight Matrix rankings, he is listed as the number fifteenth featherweight. However, he believes that he is […]

  120. Conor McGregor: The Road To The Title | Kumite March 13, 2014 at 8:01 am Reply

    […] journey, seeing as he sits outside the top ten in the UFC (ranked #13 at 145lbs in the promotion by Fight Matrix) and there are six fighters coming off wins sitting in front of him at the moment. So pushing my […]

  121. Stephens celebrates Iowa roots | Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens February 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm Reply

    […] Darren Elkins in Chicago, the Norwalk native has cracked into the top 10 featherweight rankings. Fight Matrix ranks Stephens No. 6 in the world and No. 5 in the United States among […]

  122. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night (01-04-2014) January 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#70] Max Holloway (7-3-0) vs. [#84] Will Chope […]

  123. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 168 (12-28-2013) December 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#12] Dennis Siver (21-9-0, -254) vs. [#16] Manny Gamburyan (13-7-0, […]

  124. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC on FOX 9 (12-14-2013) December 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#2] Chad Mendes (15-1-0, 145.0lb, -869) vs. [#9] Nik Lentz (24-5-2, 145.0lb, +571) Chad Mendes is the All-Time #6 […]

  125. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC on FOX 9 (12-14-2013) December 11, 2013 at 11:50 am Reply

    […] (145) [#3] Chad Mendes (15-1-0, -626) vs. [#9] Nik Lentz (24-5-2, +450) Chad Mendes is the All-Time #6 ranked […]

  126. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 33 (12-07-2013) December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#11] Takeya Mizugaki (18-7-2) vs. [#65FW] Nam Phan (18-11-0) Takeya Mizugaki is the All-Time #21 ranked Bantamweight […]

  127. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: TUF 18 Finale (11-30-2013) November 28, 2013 at 10:19 am Reply

    […] (145) [#26] Akira Corassani (11-3-0, +143) vs. [#71] Maximo Blanco (9-4-1, […]

  128. LARRY SROCK November 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm Reply

    IM SORRY ITS C3 FIGHTS NOT CE

  129. LARRY SROCK November 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm Reply

    #117 JEREMY SPOON LAST FOUGHT FOR CE FIGHTS NOT CAGED COMBAT CF

  130. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 32 (11-09-2013) November 8, 2013 at 10:11 am Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Featherweight (145) [#153] Godofredo Castro (9-2-0, -116) vs. [#254] Sam Sicilia (11-3-0, […]

  131. Doug Jenkins November 7, 2013 at 2:30 am Reply

    Doug Jenkins just beat randy kittelson on 11/2/13 for shine mma in Alexandria mn via rnc in rd 2

  132. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC for the Troops (11-03-2013) November 3, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: George Roop leads 1-0 . Featherweight (145) [#24] Steven Siler (24-10-0) vs. [#58] Dennis Bermudez […]

  133. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 30 (10-26-2013) October 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#38] Cole Miller (19-8-0, -183) vs. [#148] Andy Ogle (9-2-0, […]

  134. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 166 (10-14-2013) October 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#53] Andre Fili (12-1-0) vs. [#764LW] Jeremy Larsen […]

  135. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 165 (09-21-2013) September 18, 2013 at 11:39 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Bantamweight (135) [#43FW] Wilson Reis (16-4-0, +156) vs. [#61] Ivan Menjivar (25-10-0, […]

  136. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 28 (09-04-2013) September 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply

    […] (135) [#86FW] Ramiro Hernandez (13-4-0, 135.0lb, +130) vs. [#237LW] Lucas Martins (13-1-0, 136.0lb, […]

  137. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 164 (08-30-2013) August 30, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

    […] Opposition: Frank Mir leads 3-1 . Featherweight (145) [#5] Clay Guida (30-13-0, +400) vs. [#6] Chad Mendes (14-1-0, -440) Chad Mendes is the All-Time #8 ranked Featherweight […]

  138. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Night 27 (08-28-2013) August 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#14] Hatsu Hioki (26-6-2, -125) vs. [#22] Darren Elkins (16-3-0, +113) Hatsu Hioki is the All-Time #3 ranked […]

  139. blueup August 23, 2013 at 9:48 pm Reply

    Erick Koch not even top 50, is this a joke?

  140. blueup August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Erick Koch not even top 50, is this a joke?

  141. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC Fight Night 26 (08-17-2013) August 15, 2013 at 9:48 am Reply

    […] (145) [NA] Steven Siler (23-10-0, +180) vs. [NA] Mike Thomas Brown (26-8-0, -195) Mike Thomas Brown is the All-Time #5 ranked Featherweight […]

  142. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: World Series of Fighting 4 (08-10-2013) August 8, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply

    […] (135) [#295FW] Jared Papazian (15-10-0) vs. [#182] John Robles […]

  143. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 163 (08-03-2013) July 29, 2013 at 10:04 am Reply

    […] Championship (145) [#1/#4DD] Jose Aldo (22-1-0, -670) vs. [#16] Chan Sung Jung (13-3-0, +565) Jose Aldo is the All-Time #1 ranked […]

  144. Lee Morrison July 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

    Hey fightmatrix. I’m the top ranked (should be) 145lber in the Pacific Northwest. Just beat Julian Erosa. I’ve either beaten everyone or have beaten someone who has beaten someone. Just filling you guys in…always excited to see your rankings 🙂 thanks and keep up the good work.

  145. Lee Morrison August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Hey fightmatrix. I’m the top ranked (should be) 145lber in the Pacific Northwest. Just beat Julian Erosa. I’ve either beaten everyone or have beaten someone who has beaten someone. Just filling you guys in…always excited to see your rankings 🙂 thanks and keep up the good work.

  146. Fight Matrix | Fight Matrix Program: UFC 162 (07-06-2013) July 5, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    […] (145) [#2] Frankie Edgar (15-4-1, -580) vs. [#33] Charles Oliveira (16-3-0, +414) Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #19 ranked […]

  147. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 156 (02-02-2013) May 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm Reply

    […] Championship (145) [#2LW/#9DD] Frankie Edgar (15-3-1) vs. [#1/#8DD] Jose Aldo (21-1-0) Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #20 ranked Absolute fighter. Jose Aldo is the All-Time #1 […]

  148. S.E.G SD May 11, 2013 at 3:46 am Reply

    Doug Jenkins just beat VFC FW champ Joe Wilk, who is ranked #247 at LW by 3rd round TKO.

  149. S.E.G SD August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Doug Jenkins just beat VFC FW champ Joe Wilk, who is ranked #247 at LW by 3rd round TKO.

  150. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: TUF 17 Finale (04-13-2013) April 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Featherweight (145) [#83] Daniel Pineda (17-9-0, -127) vs. [#282] Justin Lawrence (4-1-0, […]

  151. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 9 (04-06-2013) April 3, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Diego Brandao leads 1-0 . Featherweight (145) [#15] Robbie Peralta (16-3-0, -357) vs. [#120] Akira Corassani (10-3-0, […]

  152. jason April 3, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply

    Could GC be any worse in getting weights for fights out there?

  153. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Could GC be any worse in getting weights for fights out there?

  154. Frankie April 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Cody Bollinger has dropped to 135s and his debut at 35s was with a resounding win choking out kenny Johnson with a guillotine in 30 seconds at Gladiator Challenge march 24th at saboba casino In San jacinto california

  155. Frankie August 20, 2018 at 5:41 am Reply

    Cody Bollinger has dropped to 135s and his debut at 35s was with a resounding win choking out kenny Johnson with a guillotine in 30 seconds at Gladiator Challenge march 24th at saboba casino In San jacinto california

  156. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program: UFC 158 (03-16-20103) March 11, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    […] (145) [#17] Darren Elkins (15-2-0) vs. [#40] Antonio Carvalho (15-5-0) Antonio Carvalho is the All-Time #18 ranked […]

  157. brian February 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply

    Agreed Bermudez should be ranked top 50 at least .

  158. brian August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Agreed Bermudez should be ranked top 50 at least .

  159. Tony Gonzales February 24, 2013 at 2:10 am Reply

    If Pablo Garza is in top 50 then Dennis Bermudez should definitely be, Ultimate fighter finalist, good fighter

  160. oleg February 14, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply

    Mendes could beat him to a pulp but much more realistic possibility is another split decision that could go either way, don’t you think?

  161. Rarofra February 14, 2013 at 6:30 am Reply

    Man… Guida in third is soo stupid! I hope Mendes could beat him like a pulp to yo understand that besides Aldo there are other good fighthers originally in FW.

  162. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Mendes could beat him to a pulp but much more realistic possibility is another split decision that could go either way, don’t you think?

  163. Rarofra August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Man… Guida in third is soo stupid! I hope Mendes could beat him like a pulp to yo understand that besides Aldo there are other good fighthers originally in FW.

  164. ThonolansGhost February 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm Reply

    Calo,

    I believe a fighter takes their points with them when they change divisions. And if you’re moving to a lighter division, you get extra points. And if you’re moving to a weaker division and you win, you will move up in the rankings (regardless of who your latest opponent is).

    Also, Guida is a serious threat to anyone at featherweight, with the obvious exceptions of Aldo and Edgar.

  165. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Calo,

    I believe a fighter takes their points with them when they change divisions. And if you’re moving to a lighter division, you get extra points. And if you’re moving to a weaker division and you win, you will move up in the rankings (regardless of who your latest opponent is).

    Also, Guida is a serious threat to anyone at featherweight, with the obvious exceptions of Aldo and Edgar.

  166. Calo February 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm Reply

    but you know, Hioki was no. 11 in your ranking before Guida fight. And Carpenter had a split decision with him, some people think Japanese won that matchup, so I thought he will be placed, maybe on 7th or 8th posision, and I thought that when a fighter moves to another division, the most important matter is the first fight on this division, and not points from his first weight class.

  167. Calo August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    but you know, Hioki was no. 11 in your ranking before Guida fight. And Carpenter had a split decision with him, some people think Japanese won that matchup, so I thought he will be placed, maybe on 7th or 8th posision, and I thought that when a fighter moves to another division, the most important matter is the first fight on this division, and not points from his first weight class.

  168. jason January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am Reply

    People said the same thing about Kawajiri and that argument had more legitimacy. Guida had more points than Hioki prior to the fight, won the fight, Hioki is a quality opponent and Guida moves into a weaker division. This is how he ends up #2.

    After Edgar/Aldo, he will drop to #3, and in time he may drop more. Only time will tell.

    As I’ve said dozens of times before, our rankings aren’t division-specific, they are division-adjusted.

  169. Calo January 29, 2013 at 11:03 am Reply

    why the hell Guida is no. 2? Fighters like Jung, Lamas, Swanson, Mendes are way better than him

  170. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    People said the same thing about Kawajiri and that argument had more legitimacy. Guida had more points than Hioki prior to the fight, won the fight, Hioki is a quality opponent and Guida moves into a weaker division. This is how he ends up #2.

    After Edgar/Aldo, he will drop to #3, and in time he may drop more. Only time will tell.

    As I’ve said dozens of times before, our rankings aren’t division-specific, they are division-adjusted.

  171. Calo August 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

    why the hell Guida is no. 2? Fighters like Jung, Lamas, Swanson, Mendes are way better than him

  172. Norman January 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Guida is ranked too high in my opinion. Top 10 but not 2nd in the world

  173. Darren Owen December 31, 2012 at 7:42 am Reply

    #288 Tyler Davis is a bantomweight not featherweight

  174. Frank Meza December 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm Reply

    The fight was at 145 pounds.

  175. jason December 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm Reply

    Thanks Frank – What weight was that fight at?

  176. Frank Meza December 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Yaotzin Meza is actually 20-8. His last fight before fighting Chad Mendes has not been recorded as of yet. He fought and beat Edgar “Ram” Garcia in Mexico City on Nov. 24th. It was at Xtreme Kombat 18. He won via RNC in the 1st round.

  177. Frank Meza August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    The fight was at 145 pounds.

  178. jason August 20, 2018 at 5:41 am Reply

    Thanks Frank – What weight was that fight at?

  179. Frank Meza August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Yaotzin Meza is actually 20-8. His last fight before fighting Chad Mendes has not been recorded as of yet. He fought and beat Edgar “Ram” Garcia in Mexico City on Nov. 24th. It was at Xtreme Kombat 18. He won via RNC in the 1st round.

  180. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 6 (12-15-2012) December 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    […] (155) [*] George Sotiropoulos (14-4-0) vs. [#30FW] Ross Pearson […]

  181. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 5 (12-08-2012) December 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#3] Dennis Siver (20-8-0) vs. [#45] Nam Phan […]

  182. Joe Worden November 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Alex White Ranked 251 is 4-0 pro not 3-0. Thank you

  183. Joe Worden August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Alex White Ranked 251 is 4-0 pro not 3-0. Thank you

  184. Joe Worden November 2, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

    Alex White is 4-0 pro at 145lbs. His recent win was Oct 26th at Rumble Time show in St Louis over Charon Spain at 145. Charon was ranked 306 and Alex won this fight easily.Thank you for your time.

  185. Joe Worden August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Alex White is 4-0 pro at 145lbs. His recent win was Oct 26th at Rumble Time show in St Louis over Charon Spain at 145. Charon was ranked 306 and Alex won this fight easily.Thank you for your time.

  186. Big rankings jump for MFC talent | MFC November 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm Reply

    […] The most significant rankings jump was made by Graham Spencer, who moved to No. 96 – a climb of a whopping 105 spots. Spencer, who cruised to a unanimous decision win over Shane Nelson, bypassed names including Caol Uno and Cole Miller on Fight Matrix’s featherweight standings (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/featherweight/2/). […]

  187. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 5 (09-29-2012) September 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#13] Robbie Peralta (15-3-0, 144.0lb) vs. [#44] Jason Young (9-5-0, […]

  188. jason burum September 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Can you please update the rankings to reflect this event.

    http://www.mmamadhouse.com/caged-chaos-canterbury-park-2/

    Thanks

  189. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 153 (9-22-2012) September 16, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply

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  190. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 150 (08-11-2012) August 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply

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  191. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 4 (08-03-2012) August 3, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply

    […] (145) [#38] Rani Yahya (16-7-0) vs. [#104] Josh Grispi […]

  192. Josh Baker August 1, 2012 at 2:59 am Reply

    Josh “The Cake” Baker 4-0 pro featherweight fighter (soon to be bantamweight)from Bridgeport, Ohio.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/8970B6F30E07B813/Josh-Baker/

    last amateur win was against a now 2-0 pro fighter who competes as a pro at lightweight.

  193. Josh Baker August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Josh “The Cake” Baker 4-0 pro featherweight fighter (soon to be bantamweight)from Bridgeport, Ohio.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/8970B6F30E07B813/Josh-Baker/

    last amateur win was against a now 2-0 pro fighter who competes as a pro at lightweight.

  194. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 149 (07-17-2012) July 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#42] Daniel Pineda (17-8-0) vs. [#103] Antonio Carvalho (13-5-0) Antonio Carvalho is the All-Time #19 ranked […]

  195. Teddy Williams June 27, 2012 at 12:27 am Reply

    Cody BamBam Bollinger won the Gladiator challenge superfight Championship June 24th Against Gus Lemon
    By TKO in the first round

  196. Frankie June 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Cody Bollinger got a 1st round TKO at Gladiator challenge june 24th 2012 over Gus Lemon

  197. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 147 (06-23-2012) June 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#10] Iuri Alcantara (28-3-0) vs. [#85] Hacran Dias […]

  198. spotlight on Japanese MMA fighter & top 20 p4p Tatsuya Kawajiri “The Crusher” | FSA – FightSport Asia June 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm Reply

    […] currently on a 4 fight winning streak and seems to be relishing the move down to Featherweight. The MMA rankings have Kawajiri as ranked no.3 in the WORLD at Featherweight! The problem for ONE FC may be, who can […]

  199. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale (06-01-2012) May 31, 2012 at 1:03 am Reply

    […] (145) [#242] Max Holloway (4-1-0) vs. [#303] Pat Schilling […]

  200. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 146 (05-26-2012) May 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#31] Daniel Pineda (17-7-0) vs. [#39] Mike Thomas Brown (25-8-0) Mike Thomas Brown is the All-Time #5 ranked Featherweight […]

  201. will romero May 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Hey guys I just wanted to let you know that you have my record as 8-3 on your stats but I’m actually officially 9-3. There was a fight that had been missing from my record but my management has recently had the events promoter make the correct adjustments to the commission and they have now updated my record officially to 9-3. The adjustment can also be seen on sherdog.com if that helps.
    Thanks for your time! Love this ranking system!
    cheers,
    Will!

  202. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 3 (05-15-2012) May 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#14] Dustin Poirier (12-1-0, 145.0lb) vs. [#21] Chan Sung Jung (12-3-0, […]

  203. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator (05-11-2012) May 11, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

    […] (145) [#13] Daniel Straus (19-4-0, 146.0lb) vs. [#14] Marlon Sandro (22-3-0, 145.8lb) Marlon Sandro is the All-Time #7 ranked […]

  204. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel 3 (2012-05-02 May 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#85] Pablo Garza (11-2-0) vs. [#311] Dennis Bermudez […]

  205. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 145 (04-21-2012) April 19, 2012 at 8:02 am Reply

    […] Opposition: Ben Rothwell leads 1-0 . Featherweight (145) [#28] Mark Hominick (20-10-0) vs. [#83] Eddie Yagin (15-5-1) Mark Hominick is the All-Time #15 ranked Featherweight […]

  206. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 60 (03-10-2012) March 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#4] Pat Curran (16-4-0) vs. [#9BW] Joe Warren (7-2-0) Pat Curran is the All-Time #23 ranked Featherweight […]

  207. Fight Matrix | UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann (2012-03-03) February 28, 2012 at 9:23 am Reply

    […] (145) [#58LW] Cole Miller (18-5-0) vs. [#62] Steven Siler […]

  208. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 144 (02-25-2012) February 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#126] Tiequan Zhang (15-2-0) vs. [#142] Issei Tamura […]

  209. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: DEEP 57 Impact (02-18-2012) February 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Featherweight (143) [#125] Shoji Maruyama (10-7-1) vs. [#428] Tatsunao Nagakura […]

  210. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 143 (02-04-2012) February 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#15] Dustin Poirier (11-1-0) vs. [#277LW] Max Holloway […]

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    […] (145) [#32] George Roop (12-8-1) vs. [#66] Cub Swanson […]

  212. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX (01-20-2011) January 18, 2012 at 9:02 am Reply

    […] (145) [#40] Daniel Pineda (14-7-0) vs. [#227] Pat Schilling […]

  213. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 142 (1-14-2011) January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    […] Championship (145) [#1/#6DD] Jose Aldo (20-1-0) vs. [#5] Chad Mendes (11-0-0) Jose Aldo is the All-Time #2 ranked Featherweight and #21 […]

  214. jason January 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm Reply

    Kwon passed Striegl… we’ll await Sherdog’s update and the system will give Striegl a boost if it is deserved.

  215. Frank Vincent January 1, 2012 at 11:35 am Reply

    Hello,

    How is Bae Young Kwon #154 (featherweight) and Mark Striegl is #250. Mark beat Kwon and is currently undefeated at 6-0. Waiting for the sherdog update for his last win on Dec 18, 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Would very much appreciate the update! Thanks.

    Frank Vincent

  216. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Kwon passed Striegl… we’ll await Sherdog’s update and the system will give Striegl a boost if it is deserved.

  217. Frank Vincent August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Hello,

    How is Bae Young Kwon #154 (featherweight) and Mark Striegl is #250. Mark beat Kwon and is currently undefeated at 6-0. Waiting for the sherdog update for his last win on Dec 18, 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Would very much appreciate the update! Thanks.

    Frank Vincent

  218. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: DREAM (12-31-2011) December 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm Reply

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  219. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 141 (12-30-2011) December 28, 2011 at 10:45 am Reply

    […] (145) [#58] Nam Phan (17-9-0) vs. [#65] Jim Hettes […]

  220. oleg December 17, 2011 at 12:19 am Reply

    Peralta – Semerzier has been changed to a NC.

  221. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 140 (12-10-2011) December 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm Reply

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  222. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: TUF 14 Finale (12-03-2011) December 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm Reply

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  224. oleg November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am Reply

    Thanks Gordon, we’ll get it fixed.

  225. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Thanks Gordon, we’ll get it fixed.

  226. Gordon Ogle November 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm Reply

    Andy Ogle is 8-1-0 not 9-2-0

    Andy’s Dad

  227. Gordon Ogle November 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Andy Ogle’s dad

    Andy is 8-1-0 , his last win being Liverpool two weeks ago to Shay Walsh

  228. Gordon Ogle August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Andy Ogle’s dad

    Andy is 8-1-0 , his last win being Liverpool two weeks ago to Shay Walsh

  229. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 58 (11-19-2011) November 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm Reply

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  230. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 57 (11-12-2011) November 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm Reply

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  231. jason November 8, 2011 at 11:36 am Reply

    Yes Fred, this fight will be added in our update next weekend.

    Thanks for the kind words and checking us out.

  232. FERNANDEZ Frédéric November 8, 2011 at 11:25 am Reply

    Hi.

    My name is Fred FERNANDEZ. I manage several french pro fighters.
    In first, I congratulate you for this website..it is really excellent and professional.

    I manage Olivier” WIDE EYED” PASTOR too.
    His Team: PYTHAGORE
    His new record: 14.7.1.

    This is his SHERDOG Link:

    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Olivier-Pastor-35533

    He won his 4 last fights.

    His last fight was the last week-end against Jerry KVARSTRÖM (10.2.0) in the Event: THE CAGE in FINLAND.

    Thank you very much and I wish you all the best for the future.

    Best Regards

    Fred FERNANDEZ
    French Manager
    faubana@free.fr

  233. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 138 (11-05-2011) November 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm Reply

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  234. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Shooto (11-5-2011) November 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply

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  235. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 137 (10-29-2011) October 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm Reply

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  236. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 56 (10-29-2011) October 26, 2011 at 10:42 am Reply

    […] Opposition: Rudy Bears leads 1-0 . Featherweight (145) [#35] Jeremy Spoon (11-0-0) vs. [#195] Adam Schindler […]

  237. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ring-Side MMA 12 (10-21-2011) October 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm Reply

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  238. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Ultimate Fighter 14, Episode 1 Review – Page 22 September 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm Reply

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  239. ThonolansGhost September 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm Reply

    But you were right about Maeda.

  240. ThonolansGhost September 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm Reply

    No, Takaya was 0-2 in the WEC. He lost to Leonard Garcia and Cub Swanson. As for the Omigawa fight, it was close and could have went either way.

  241. Chromium September 15, 2011 at 12:27 am Reply

    @TholonansGhost
    Takaya is 0-1, and to be fair Omigawa’s last fight was a total robbery. Also Maeda was never ranked in the Top 10 on Sherdog and was only ranked in the Top 10 in Fight Matrix after knocking out Charlie Valencia, which was fairly appropriate at the time.

    I’ll agree Japanese fighters have historically underperformed in the UFC, that much is obvious.

  242. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » Ranking ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14′ Contestants – Page 23 August 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm Reply

    […] [#30] Micah Miller […]

  243. ThonolansGhost August 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm Reply

    1-2 Maeda
    3-4 Mizugaki
    0-2 Takaya
    0-2 Omigawa
    1-3 Akiyama
    0-1 Sakurai
    1-2 Kondo
    3-5-2 Uno

    All of these guys were generally considered top ten in their divisions when they came to the UFC or WEC and they had a total record of 9-21-2 with UFC/WEC.

  244. ThonolansGhost August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Tom, here’s a few names for you…

    Yoshiro Maeda, Takeya Mizugaki, Hiroyuki Takaya,
    Yoshihiro Akiyama and Michihiro Omigawa were all top ten when they came to Zuffa, and they’ve all flopped.

    And let’s not forget Yuki Kondo, Hayato Sakurai and Caol Uno as three more overrated, underachieving japanese fighters.

    Actually, Yushin Okami is the only Japanese fighter to ever have much success with Zuffa.

  245. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    1-2 Maeda
    3-4 Mizugaki
    0-2 Takaya
    0-2 Omigawa
    1-3 Akiyama
    0-1 Sakurai
    1-2 Kondo
    3-5-2 Uno

    All of these guys were generally considered top ten in their divisions when they came to the UFC or WEC and they had a total record of 9-21-2 with UFC/WEC.

  246. tom July 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm Reply

    Asian fighters are underrated on this site, not overrated. Hioki should be #2. So there’s going to be a special “asia modifier” where beating an asian opponent garners less points? LOL

    Don’t forget all the asian fighters who got ROBBED when they come to the US.

  247. tom July 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm Reply

    Can you give some examples? Most of those fighters were NOT highly ranked by the time they came over

    ” Also, look at all of these japanese fighters with pretty records and high rankings who come to the USA and get totally outclassed (often by lower ranked fighters).”

  248. tom July 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm Reply

    K-FLO at No. 2 after 1 fight??

  249. Chromium July 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm Reply

    JCS: you know how someone brought to your attention a LW with an 0-15 record, all 1st round stoppages? I stumbled upon someone who could give him competition (I _think_ he’s a Featherweight): http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Denas-Banevicius-6538

    Thought you might be interested, in case you were to do a category for fail.

  250. tom August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    K-FLO at No. 2 after 1 fight??

  251. jason June 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm Reply

    If I had the time to review every controversial fight reported (not to mention video access), I would definitely consider some kind of small adjustment.

    But alas, I have a job, and I can’t get every mid-level fight… so yeah, not gonna happen.

  252. ThonolansGhost June 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Not a good idea to second guess the judges. If you do, the whole thing becomes just as subjective and biased as all the other rankings out there.

  253. ThonolansGhost August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Not a good idea to second guess the judges. If you do, the whole thing becomes just as subjective and biased as all the other rankings out there.

  254. jason June 13, 2011 at 8:21 am Reply

    Obviously, I would love to give special handling to those bullshit cases — although our readers would have to have a lot of faith in my scoring =)

  255. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Obviously, I would love to give special handling to those bullshit cases — although our readers would have to have a lot of faith in my scoring =)

  256. Chromium June 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    I know it goes against the program’s mandate, but I don’t suppose you could do a manual intervention when there’s been a clearcut highway robbery (*coughomigawacough*)? Like make it the statistical equivalent of a NC? Because that decision was pretty clearcut bullshit.

  257. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    I know it goes against the program’s mandate, but I don’t suppose you could do a manual intervention when there’s been a clearcut highway robbery (*coughomigawacough*)? Like make it the statistical equivalent of a NC? Because that decision was pretty clearcut bullshit.

  258. jason June 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm Reply

    We have statistically confirmed the problem. We are actively working on a fair and consistent solution.

  259. jason August 20, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply

    We have statistically confirmed the problem. We are actively working on a fair and consistent solution.

  260. ThonolansGhost June 2, 2011 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Definitely true. Too many guys have rose dramatically in your ranking just because they strung a bunch of wins against mediocre oppsition in the japanese organizations. Jorge Santiago was a perfect example. Also, look at all of these japanese fighters with pretty records and high rankings who come to the USA and get totally outclassed (often by lower ranked fighters).

  261. jason June 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm Reply

    I think a moderate problem that I’m finally getting enough “proof” to see is that simply put, Asia is a weaker scene than the US… and maybe the rest of the world — that last part, I have yet to determine statistically. I think most of us knew that, but in order to factor something like that into the rankings, it must be done fairly.

    I’m not sure how to do it, but I think I need to implement some kind of “community size” in the rating system that will not allow overseas fighters to become overrated, because it’s clear that is a potential issue.

  262. ThonolansGhost June 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm Reply

    I just took a peek at the ELO rankings- totally absurd and impossible to take seriously.

  263. ThonolansGhost June 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm Reply

    I personally believe that there is plenty of room for improvement in this site’s rankings (both current and all-time)… That said, I’ve never seen anything better or even as good.

  264. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    I think a moderate problem that I’m finally getting enough “proof” to see is that simply put, Asia is a weaker scene than the US… and maybe the rest of the world — that last part, I have yet to determine statistically. I think most of us knew that, but in order to factor something like that into the rankings, it must be done fairly.

    I’m not sure how to do it, but I think I need to implement some kind of “community size” in the rating system that will not allow overseas fighters to become overrated, because it’s clear that is a potential issue.

  265. Chromium May 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm Reply

    ELO also mixes female and male rankings together, (leading to Cris Cyborg being the #15 FW in the World, right between Josh Grispi and Micah Miller), also still ranks Fedor Emelianenko as the #1 Heavyweight in the World (you know, after losing twice?), still ranks Josh Barnett at #3, has Ricco Rodriguez at #8, does not rank Brock Lesnar in the Top 25, and has someone I’ve never even heard of at #18 (Mike Martelle who is 15-2 with wins over no one I’ve ever heard of). Apparently keeping active is one of the top priorities for ELO, no matter who your opponent is. Which of course is why Rashad Evans is the top ranked LHW.

    There’s a reason I can’t take ELO rankings seriously. Fight Matrix’s rankings aren’t perfect but at least if they have a strange rating is makes sense on some level and is explainable. I still have no idea what sort of formula ELO used to determine that Sarah Kaufman is the number 22 FW in the world… a weight she’s never fought at.

  266. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    ELO also mixes female and male rankings together, (leading to Cris Cyborg being the #15 FW in the World, right between Josh Grispi and Micah Miller), also still ranks Fedor Emelianenko as the #1 Heavyweight in the World (you know, after losing twice?), still ranks Josh Barnett at #3, has Ricco Rodriguez at #8, does not rank Brock Lesnar in the Top 25, and has someone I’ve never even heard of at #18 (Mike Martelle who is 15-2 with wins over no one I’ve ever heard of). Apparently keeping active is one of the top priorities for ELO, no matter who your opponent is. Which of course is why Rashad Evans is the top ranked LHW.

    There’s a reason I can’t take ELO rankings seriously. Fight Matrix’s rankings aren’t perfect but at least if they have a strange rating is makes sense on some level and is explainable. I still have no idea what sort of formula ELO used to determine that Sarah Kaufman is the number 22 FW in the world… a weight she’s never fought at.

  267. Jonathan April 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm Reply

    If you beat someone who is much higher ranked than you, you become much higher ranked. Sometimes in MMA, people prove they deserve to be ranked higher because they beat someone who is considered very good. How else would you have it?

    The featherweight division is wide open as it is, with much more stratification of talent needed. Through battles like Takaya vs Peralta, we will see where people truly stand in the growing division.

  268. Jonathan August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    If you beat someone who is much higher ranked than you, you become much higher ranked. Sometimes in MMA, people prove they deserve to be ranked higher because they beat someone who is considered very good. How else would you have it?

    The featherweight division is wide open as it is, with much more stratification of talent needed. Through battles like Takaya vs Peralta, we will see where people truly stand in the growing division.

  269. TLC April 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm Reply

    No, I did read it.

    It, as I’ve said, is a horribly butchered version of ELO.

    The most hilarious part of the whole system is that it complete craps all over consistency, which is huge in both ELO and in the rankings of anyone with an IQ over 90.

    Usually consistency is a pretty big deal. It acts as a filter so guys like…oh I don’t know..Robert Peralta and Hiroyuki Takaya aren’t grossly overrated.

  270. Jonathan April 18, 2011 at 11:15 am Reply

    The funny thing about people who post vitriolic nonsense like that is that they don’t even care about the answer to their question (or attack). They come here to post, all in a huff, mount their porous argument, then leave and never come back. Keyboard warriors are quite predictable, haven’t changed much since I got into MMA back in 2002.

  271. iverbure April 18, 2011 at 2:12 am Reply

    also how did you miss the FAQ where it tells you how peralta is ranked that high, read before you post something stupid

  272. iverbure April 18, 2011 at 2:11 am Reply

    if you want to complain make your own rankings, and post them, i’ll call them terrible and post them everywhere so everyone else can call them terrible as well.

  273. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    also how did you miss the FAQ where it tells you how peralta is ranked that high, read before you post something stupid

  274. TLC April 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Hansen being top 20 is an absolute joke.

    I do like how the system works though, Hansen beats two cans, and he suddenly ranks over guys that are contending for major titles and whatnot.

    Meanwhile Sandro goes 17-2, with wins over guys that anyone with a functioning brain can determine are quality, Nick Denis and Kanehara to be specific, and is blow the guy.

    The only thing worse than that is the system that automatically ranks a guy above the guy he beat, regardless of any scenarios surrounding it.

    That’s not ELO, that’s not even close. That’s a heavily bastardizes and illogical version of ELO.

    How websites can include this balderdash in a consensus rating system with guys like Peralta in the top 5 is beyond me. Talk about skewed data.

  275. jason April 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm Reply

    I’m not sure I see the issues you do.

    Sandro holds no wins over the Top 10. He has a recent loss to Hioki, who is at #3.

    Takaya holds wins over Fernandes and Hansen. He is above both of them. Peralta’s recent win propelled him over Takaya, by far the best opponent he’s ever beaten.

    If you want to complain about something, complain about Hansen being above Bibiano, even thought it was only a split and Hansen has won 2 in a row..

    The division is a giant mess at the top.

  276. TLC April 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Furthermore, how Sandro managed to fall so heavily from losing to Hatsu freakin Hioki, who should be easily the number 2 FW in the world, while bum Takaya falls three spots for losing to a complete nobody boggles the mind.

  277. TLC April 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Top 10 that is.

  278. TLC April 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply

    The only thing funny about the whole thing is Takaya absolutely sucked to begin with and was ridiculously overrated for a guy who’s beaten no one but Bibano and has a pathetic win rate.

    Peralta’s jump to 4 is laughable.

    Big 15 record of 1-0, compared to guys with stellar records like Hominick and Nunes, and those guys aren’t even ranked.

  279. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    I’m not sure I see the issues you do.

    Sandro holds no wins over the Top 10. He has a recent loss to Hioki, who is at #3.

    Takaya holds wins over Fernandes and Hansen. He is above both of them. Peralta’s recent win propelled him over Takaya, by far the best opponent he’s ever beaten.

    If you want to complain about something, complain about Hansen being above Bibiano, even thought it was only a split and Hansen has won 2 in a row..

    The division is a giant mess at the top.

  280. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Furthermore, how Sandro managed to fall so heavily from losing to Hatsu freakin Hioki, who should be easily the number 2 FW in the world, while bum Takaya falls three spots for losing to a complete nobody boggles the mind.

  281. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Top 10 that is.

  282. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    The only thing funny about the whole thing is Takaya absolutely sucked to begin with and was ridiculously overrated for a guy who’s beaten no one but Bibano and has a pathetic win rate.

    Peralta’s jump to 4 is laughable.

    Big 15 record of 1-0, compared to guys with stellar records like Hominick and Nunes, and those guys aren’t even ranked.

  283. jason April 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Depends on how you look at it..

    We’ve only been running for about 3 years, and we also haven’t been extended to Top 250+s for the entire time. Also, unranked fighters could have taken larger jumps.. and larger jumps could have been say.. 498 to 193.. (less impressive than Peralta’s jump to #4).

    But, given the circumstances.. the answer is no. I think this is the 3rd largest jump since we started the site for an already ranked fighter. However, it is by far the largest jump to get into the Top 5.. 10.. 25 and even Top 100 for an already ranked fighter.

  284. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Depends on how you look at it..

    We’ve only been running for about 3 years, and we also haven’t been extended to Top 250+s for the entire time. Also, unranked fighters could have taken larger jumps.. and larger jumps could have been say.. 498 to 193.. (less impressive than Peralta’s jump to #4).

    But, given the circumstances.. the answer is no. I think this is the 3rd largest jump since we started the site for an already ranked fighter. However, it is by far the largest jump to get into the Top 5.. 10.. 25 and even Top 100 for an already ranked fighter.

  285. Adam April 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm Reply

    lol was Robert Peralta’s the biggest jump in history?

  286. Adam August 20, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply

    lol was Robert Peralta’s the biggest jump in history?

  287. Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Slotted for UFC 132 April 6, 2011 at 2:06 am Reply

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  288. oleg March 28, 2011 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Caceres is not ranked in the Top 250; he was #388 before Semerzier.

  289. MattyJ March 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm Reply

    Just comparing the rankings today after UNF 24 this past weekend, and I may just be missing it but I cannot find Alex Caceres ranked anywhere

  290. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Caceres is not ranked in the Top 250; he was #388 before Semerzier.

  291. MattyJ August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Just comparing the rankings today after UNF 24 this past weekend, and I may just be missing it but I cannot find Alex Caceres ranked anywhere

  292. TLC March 26, 2011 at 12:20 am Reply

    Still cringe every time I see Hansen even in a top 10, let alone above guys like Gamburyan, Nunes and Hominick

  293. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    Still cringe every time I see Hansen even in a top 10, let alone above guys like Gamburyan, Nunes and Hominick

  294. cill February 16, 2011 at 8:41 am Reply

    I suppose that does make sense! And that would explain why the point totals and featherweight and bantamweight are much lower than other divisions.

  295. jason February 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Absolutely. Our rankings are division adjusted, not division specific. Featherweight is a much weaker division than Lightweight.

  296. cill February 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm Reply

    So you’re saying that he gained rank by dropping down a weightclass?

  297. jason February 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm Reply

    He was a decent Lightweight.. a #40 Lightweight approximately projects to a #12 Featherweight right now…

  298. cill August 19, 2018 at 8:10 pm Reply

    So you’re saying that he gained rank by dropping down a weightclass?

  299. cill February 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm Reply

    how has Luis Palomino racked up so many points? I’d never heard of him until I saw you had him in your top 10 and neither his record nor his list of opponents look like anything special?

  300. jason August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    He was a decent Lightweight.. a #40 Lightweight approximately projects to a #12 Featherweight right now…

  301. cill August 19, 2018 at 11:58 pm Reply

    how has Luis Palomino racked up so many points? I’d never heard of him until I saw you had him in your top 10 and neither his record nor his list of opponents look like anything special?

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  303. jason January 7, 2011 at 9:17 am Reply

    Certainly #3… #2.. I dont know. Then again, who knows what other fights will happen in the interim?

  304. Jordan P. January 7, 2011 at 4:21 am Reply

    if omigawa beats mendes, realistically having beaten both takaya and hioki, he should become #2 right jcs?

  305. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Certainly #3… #2.. I dont know. Then again, who knows what other fights will happen in the interim?

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  308. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 5:34 am Reply

    Well, the past three days certainly took an eggbeater to the rankings…. wow, those were some pretty crazy upsets.

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  312. jason November 3, 2010 at 10:12 am Reply

    Robbed, or not robbed, it doesn’t matter to a computer. BTW – the loss to Omigawa was only a split, as was his win over Inoue. His position is probably fair.

  313. tom November 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Wow, I think Hioki should be ranked MUCH higher.. especially considering he was robbed vs. Omigawa

  314. jason November 2, 2010 at 8:28 am Reply

    Added – but the last fight was at 155, so he may or may not enter the 155 rankings.

  315. rj November 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm Reply

    FYI, I see Jason Palacios was dropped out of your top 250 in this weight class for inactivity. He last fought as a lightweight and won a match for Carolina Fight Promotions at their card on June 26th. Link to match results: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fightCard&eid=54109896-d216-488e-9e8e-06a4f876f1b0#fight_132977

  316. jason September 30, 2010 at 10:26 am Reply

    It’s not really about citizenship or birthplace — It’s more about what the fighter considers themselves.

    I talked to Breen and will change his nationality.

  317. iverbure September 30, 2010 at 10:00 am Reply

    he trains in brazil of course, not sure on citzenship but if thats what your using for the flags and not where guys were born than that just makes everything a whole lot unaccurate. Not a big deal either way but its nice to have everything correct.

  318. jason September 30, 2010 at 7:17 am Reply

    He’s still marked as Brazil in their database. Is it one of those situations where he was born in Argentina but moved to Brazil early, is a Brazilian citizen, etc?

  319. jason August 20, 2018 at 1:28 am Reply

    It’s not really about citizenship or birthplace — It’s more about what the fighter considers themselves.

    I talked to Breen and will change his nationality.

  320. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    he trains in brazil of course, not sure on citzenship but if thats what your using for the flags and not where guys were born than that just makes everything a whole lot unaccurate. Not a big deal either way but its nice to have everything correct.

  321. iverbure September 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm Reply

    Nazareno Malegarie is from agrentina. breen said on his show last week.

  322. jason September 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Of course.. we haven’t updated yet though.

  323. Thorgrimm September 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t Joe Warren be bumped up a bit after his comeback vs. Joe Soto ?

  324. Thorgrimm August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t Joe Warren be bumped up a bit after his comeback vs. Joe Soto ?

  325. jason September 1, 2010 at 7:32 am Reply

    Rankings aren’t division-specific, they are division-adjusted. To be fair, Hansen entered the division with a split loss to the current #2.

    What is his 3rd FW fight (Takaya,Fernandes,?)

  326. TLC September 1, 2010 at 5:34 am Reply

    Hansen is in the top 10 despite being 0-3 in the weight class.

    *facepalm*

  327. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Rankings aren’t division-specific, they are division-adjusted. To be fair, Hansen entered the division with a split loss to the current #2.

    What is his 3rd FW fight (Takaya,Fernandes,?)

  328. oleg August 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Chromium, thanks for the heads up. It’s there now.

  329. Chromium August 31, 2010 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Any reason why K-1/Dream isn’t available on the pull-down filter in Featherweights or Bantamweights?

  330. Matt August 23, 2010 at 12:53 am Reply

    I just want to hear all the Jose Aldo as top 3 pound-for-pound best fighter to end…

  331. Matt509 August 23, 2010 at 12:52 am Reply

    Jose Aldo is gonna come across a fighter soon that has a great standup game and has watched Aldo very closely. Aldo is gonna get caught and rocked soon. His style just isn’t the best, and since he’s the champuion and is now gonna go up against the best of the best. He can’t afford to do the things he does. You can say the same about Urija Faber, and look what happened to him. He went up against Mike Brown. I can see Manny beating Aldo, but don’t expect it to ahppen.

  332. Matt August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I just want to hear all the Jose Aldo as top 3 pound-for-pound best fighter to end…

  333. Matt509 August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Jose Aldo is gonna come across a fighter soon that has a great standup game and has watched Aldo very closely. Aldo is gonna get caught and rocked soon. His style just isn’t the best, and since he’s the champuion and is now gonna go up against the best of the best. He can’t afford to do the things he does. You can say the same about Urija Faber, and look what happened to him. He went up against Mike Brown. I can see Manny beating Aldo, but don’t expect it to ahppen.

  334. oleg August 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm Reply

    You have to have confidence. If you don’t think you can win a fight, you will not win it.

  335. Mike August 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm Reply

    What I find funny is the extreme confidence that Gamburyan is bringing into the fight with Aldo. Like what Hardy did before his fight with Rush. Guess that he’s just trying to promote his rare chance at winning.

  336. Mike August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    What I find funny is the extreme confidence that Gamburyan is bringing into the fight with Aldo. Like what Hardy did before his fight with Rush. Guess that he’s just trying to promote his rare chance at winning.

  337. tm August 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm Reply

    trevor mellen fights at bantamweight

  338. tm August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    trevor mellen fights at bantamweight

  339. Matt July 18, 2010 at 6:08 am Reply

    Urija Faber>Jose Aldo

  340. Matt August 20, 2018 at 12:07 am Reply

    Urija Faber>Jose Aldo

  341. almo July 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm Reply

    you know omigawa won right?

  342. almo August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    you know omigawa won right?

  343. butch June 21, 2010 at 12:44 am Reply

    Nova Uniao #1 and #2, wish this fight would happen but of course there in the same camp, BS.

  344. butch August 19, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Nova Uniao #1 and #2, wish this fight would happen but of course there in the same camp, BS.

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  346. jason April 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm Reply

    We’ll have that fixed on next update.

  347. jason April 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm Reply

    Kenny,

    We’ll fix it on next update. Thanks for your interest.

  348. kenny foster April 1, 2010 at 11:32 am Reply

    Just wanted to let you guys know that my record is wrong on the rankings. It is 7-1.
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=0269CF93A6710EA5

  349. ryan ciotoli March 30, 2010 at 11:38 am Reply

    Kenny Foster is 7-1

  350. jason March 12, 2010 at 7:35 am Reply

    Yes, but Roop was rated pretty low to begin with. I may need to take a look at the draw calculation.. to be honest, I expected him to move more.

  351. IcyB March 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Does Roop get any points for the Draw against Garcia?

  352. jason March 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Chas will be 6-0 on next update.

  353. jason March 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm Reply

    Lloyd, I fixed your record and you will be 3-0 at Bantam when we next update.

    You fought 145 against Yusup and 135 in your last fight. How about Darnell Davis?

  354. lloyd carter March 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm Reply

    I fight at 135band my record is 3~1 can y’all change that plz

  355. Wreck1mgr March 8, 2010 at 10:45 am Reply

    You guys have Chas Skelly #106 145 at 5-1. His record is 6-0

  356. Wreck1mgr March 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Skelly won his last fight. makes him 6-0.

  357. jason February 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm Reply

    We’ll put him back at 145 upon his next fight..

  358. Wreck1mgr February 16, 2010 at 10:34 am Reply

    Chas trains at my gym. He fought at Bellator at 155, andanother catch weight fight at 150. His other fights are at 145. His fight next week is also at 145.

  359. Wreck1mgr August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Chas trains at my gym. He fought at Bellator at 155, andanother catch weight fight at 150. His other fights are at 145. His fight next week is also at 145.

  360. jason February 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Skelly is set at 155 and not ranked.

  361. Wreck1mgr February 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Chas Skelly is a 5-0 145er. He should be ahead of Daniel Pineda #185 whom He beaT last.

  362. jason February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Yes, Hansen would be Top 3.

  363. Jordan P. February 8, 2010 at 12:01 am Reply

    jcs if joachim hansen beats bibiano fernandes do you think he will be ranked at least number 3 at featherweight?

  364. Jordan P. August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    jcs if joachim hansen beats bibiano fernandes do you think he will be ranked at least number 3 at featherweight?

  365. Paul September 23, 2009 at 7:18 am Reply
  366. Kevin August 16, 2009 at 3:43 am Reply

    I really wish the system you used took into account horrible judging like the debacle of Sengoku’s tournament. Michihiro Omigawa should be deemed a fringe top 15, and certainly not above Marlon Sandro. What a gross call by Sengoku. I urge everyone to watch the fight and honestly say Marlon Sandro did not completely dominate Omigawa.

  367. Kevin August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I really wish the system you used took into account horrible judging like the debacle of Sengoku’s tournament. Michihiro Omigawa should be deemed a fringe top 15, and certainly not above Marlon Sandro. What a gross call by Sengoku. I urge everyone to watch the fight and honestly say Marlon Sandro did not completely dominate Omigawa.

  368. jason March 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Richy. Can you please sign up and present your questions in the forum where I can better address them?

    Thanks.

  369. Richy Lujan March 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm Reply

    question. the dream 8 featherweight grand prix is set at a weight class of 139 and under. most of the participants will be under 139lbs. shouldn’t this make them all bantamweights in your ranking?

    i’m mostly interested in where Yoshira Maeda should be. he fought in the WEC at bantam so I would lean toward putting him there.

    chase beebe also fought at bantam for the WEC. if joe warren fights in the usa i see him at bantam due to him wrestling at 132lbs. atsushi yamamoto has fought most his career below 139lbs and i’m sure he weighed in lower than that for dream 7. please help with some insight.

  370. Richy Lujan March 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm Reply

    you do an amazing job. =)

  371. Richy Lujan August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    question. the dream 8 featherweight grand prix is set at a weight class of 139 and under. most of the participants will be under 139lbs. shouldn’t this make them all bantamweights in your ranking?

    i’m mostly interested in where Yoshira Maeda should be. he fought in the WEC at bantam so I would lean toward putting him there.

    chase beebe also fought at bantam for the WEC. if joe warren fights in the usa i see him at bantam due to him wrestling at 132lbs. atsushi yamamoto has fought most his career below 139lbs and i’m sure he weighed in lower than that for dream 7. please help with some insight.

  372. Richy Lujan August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    you do an amazing job. =)

  373. jason March 29, 2009 at 2:00 am Reply

    – Cruz is at Bantam
    – Bradstreet doesnt have enough quality wins, plus I think he may be ranked at 155 now.
    – McMahan is at Bantam
    – Din Thomas is in the rankings

  374. Richy Lujan March 28, 2009 at 2:27 am Reply

    Dominick Cruz (12-1) only loss was to Faber.
    Olly Bradstreet (33-9) win over Steve Siler.
    Jared McMahan (11-0)

    ..and i guess Din Thomas and Gamburyan will be added soon.

  375. Richy Lujan August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Dominick Cruz (12-1) only loss was to Faber.
    Olly Bradstreet (33-9) win over Steve Siler.
    Jared McMahan (11-0)

    ..and i guess Din Thomas and Gamburyan will be added soon.

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