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Top 10 MMA UFC Featherweight Rankings

Updating the best UFC Featherweight Rankings as Alexander Volkanovski, unifies UFC Featherweight Title defeating Yair Rodríguez

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By admin | February 20, 2023

Ranking the best MMA – UFC Featherweight Rankings after a successful unification by UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Honorable Mention

Bryce Mitchel

Promotion: UFC

Bryce Mitchel is an American MMA fighter with an undefeated professional record of 15 wins and 1 loss. He and Ilia Topuria from Georgia also deserve an honorable mention in the MMA UFC Featherweight Rankings

Giga Chikadze

Promotion: UFC

Giga Chikadze is a mixed martial artist and former kickboxer from Georgia. He has an MMA record of 14 wins and 3 losses. 

Before the loss, in his most recent fight, he was on a 9-fight winning streak, 7 of which were in the UFC. He is a high-level kickboxer and has already defeated some big names including Brandon Davis, Cub Swanson, and Edson Barboza. 

Chikadze has won performance of the night bonuses in his last 4 fights. He lost to Calvin Kattar in his most recent fight, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

Chan Sung Jung

Promotion: UFC

Chan Sung Jung or as he is more commonly known, the Korean Zombie, is a professional MMA fighter from South Korea. He has a record of 17 wins and 7 losses.

The Korean Zombie is a former title challenger, and he has some impressive wins over fighters like Dustin Poirier, Dennis Bermudez, Renato Moicano, Frankie Edgar, and Dan Ige.

In his most recent fight, he fought Alexander Volkonvski for the UFC featherweight title, but he was stopped in the 4th round. He will be fighting former champion Max Holloway for his next fight on August 26th

Top 10 MMA Featherweight Rankings

10. Calvin Katar

Promotion: UFC

Calvin Katar is an MMA fighter from the USA, and he has a professional record of 23 wins and 7 losses. 

Katar is a very talented boxer and has several notable wins in the UFC over fighters like Andre Fili, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Dan Ige, and Giga Chikadze.

In his most recent fight, Calvin Katar fought Arnold Allen and lost the fight via Technical Knockout after he injured his knee. There is no announcement about his next fight yet. 

9. Brian Ortega

Promotion: UFC

Ortega is a Mexican-American MMA fighter, with a professional MMA record of 15 wins, 3 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Brian has challenged for the UFC featherweight title twice, once against Holloway, and more recently against Volkonovski, but came short both times. He has impressive wins over some of the best featherweight fighters in the UFC, including, Renato Moicano, Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar, and the Korean Zombie. 

He lost his most recent fight to Yair Rodríguez, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

8. Josh Emmett

Promotion: UFC

Josh Emmett is an American professional MMA fighter with a record of 18 wins and 4 losses. 

Emmet has notable wins over Michael Johnson, Mirsad Bektić, Dan Ige, and Calvin Kattar. He also fought for the UFC Interim Featherweight title, however, he lost the fight. 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Ilia Topuria, and there is no official announcement about who he will fight next.

7. Movsar Evloev

Promotion: UFC

Movsar Evloev is an undefeated professional MMA fighter from Russia and he has a record of 17 wins and no losses.

He has won 7 straight fights in the UFC, and has notable wins over Nik Lentz, Hakeem Dawodu and Dan Ige. In his most recent fight, he defeated Diego Lopes via Unanimous Decision, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight. 

6. Ilia Topuria

Promotion: UFC

Ilia Topuria is a Georgian-Spanish MMA fighter with an undefeated record of 14 wins and 0 losses. 

He has won 5 fights in the UFC, against impressive fighters like Ryan Hall and Bryce Mitchell. He also defeated Josh Emmett in his most recent fight and has a decent chance of fighting for the world title next. 

However, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

5. Arnold Allen

Promotion: UFC

Arnold Allen is a British fighter who has a professional MMA record of 19 wins and 2 losses.

Allen is a very talented up-and-coming prospect and already has wins over Makwan Amirkhani, Mads Burnell, Gilbert Melendez, Nik Lentz, Sodiq Yusuff, Dan Hooker, and Calvin Kattar

In his most recent fight, he fought former champion Max Holloway but lost the fight via Unanimous Decision. As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

4. Patricio Freire

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Featherweight World Champion

Patrício Freire, more commonly known as Patrício Pitbull, is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil. He fights for Bellator and has a record of 35 wins and 6 losses.

Pitbull is a three-time Bellator Featherweight World champion and has defended the title 8 times. He has also held the Bellator lightweight world title.

In his most recent fight, he went down in weight and challenged the Bantamweight Bellator Champion Sergio Pettis. Pettis was in control throughout the fight and Freire lost by unanimous decision

3. Yair Rodríguez

Promotion: UFC

Yair Rodríguez is a Mexican MMA fighter with a record of 15 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the current UFC Interim Featherweight champion, and has notable wins over Jung Chan-sung, Jeremy Stephens, and Brian Ortega. 

Rodríguez won the Interim title at UFC 284 after defeating Josh Emmet via Submission. He also won the Performance of the Night Bonus.

Rodríguez fought Alexander Volkonovski in a title unification bout last weekend but lost the fight. He had some good moments on the feet, but Volkonovski’s wrestling was too much for him.

2. Max Holloway

Promotion: UFC

Max Holloway is a professional MMA fighter from Hawaii, and he has an MMA record of 24 wins and 7 losses. 

Max is the former UFC Featherweight Champion and has won over some of the best fighters in the division, including, Charles Oliveira, Jeremy Stephens, Anthony Pettis, Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega, and Calvin Kattar. 

Holloway fought Alexander Volkanovski for the third time. Though he had a decent start, after he got cut above his left eye, the fight was a landslide win for Volkanovski.

In his most recent fight, Holloway defeated Arnold Allen Via Unanimous Decision, and his next fight is scheduled against the Korean Zombie for August 26th.

1. Alexander Volkanovski

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Featherweight World Champion

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional MMA fighter with a record of 26 wins and 1 loss. 

Volkanovski is the current undisputed UFC featherweight champion and has defended the title four times. Volkanovski has defeated some of the best fighters in the UFC featherweight division, including Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, and Chan Sung Jung as well. 

He moved up to Lightweight to fight the champion Islam Makhachev for the title. Though he gave the champion the toughest fight of his career, he lost via Unanimous Decision.

Last weekend, he defended his title against Interim champion Yair Rodríguez winning the fight via 3rd round TKO. The fight was mostly one-sided, with Volkonvoski showcasing a wrestling dominant performance.

Where do you rank these Contenders and Champions? Rank below to be added in the Mixed Martial Arts Rankings 

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  1. Brian Ortega

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  2. A.J. McKee

    Featherweight
  3. Zubaira Tukhugov

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  4. Patricio Freire

    Featherweight
  5. Herbert Burns

    Featherweight
  6. Bryce Mitchell

    Featherweight
  7. Sodiq Yusuff

    Featherweight
  8. Andre Fili

    Featherweight
  9. Mirsad Bektic

    Featherweight
  10. Nik Lentz

    Featherweight
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