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Top 10 UFC MMA Featherweight Rankings – July 2022

Updating the Top MMA Featherweight Rankings after Alexander Volkanovski successfully defended his UFC Featherweight Title against Max Holloway at UFC 276. Also where Patricio Freire, Bryce Mitchel, and more rank

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By admin | July 8, 2022

Honorable Mention

Movsar Evloev

Promotion: UFC 

First off, Movsar Evloev deserves an honorable mention. He is ranked #10 in the UFC and has an undefeated professional record of 16 wins and no losses. He defeated Dan Ige in his most recent fight. 

AJ Mckee

Promotion: Bellator

AJ Mckee also deserves an honorable mention. He is the former Bellator Featherweight champion and has a record of 18 wins and only 1 loss.

Top 10 MMA Featherweight

10. 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. 

He 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.

9. Bryce Mitchell

Promotion: UFC

Bryce Mitchell is an American MMA fighter with an undefeated professional record of 15 wins and no losses. He is ranked #9 in the official UFC featherweight rankings. 

Mitchell has won all six of his fights in the UFC and has most notably defeated fighters like Andre Fili, Charles Rosa, and in his most recent fight, Edson Barboza. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

8. 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 has some impressive wins over fighters like Dustin Poirier, Dennis Bermudez, Renato Moicano, Frankie Edgar, and Dan Ige.

In his most recent fight, he challenged Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC featherweight title, but he was stopped in the 4th round. His next fight has not been officially announced yet.

7. Calvin Kattar

Promotion: UFC

Calvin Kattar is an MMA fighter from the USA, and he has a professional record of 23 wins and 6 losses. He is currently ranked #5 in the official UFC rankings. 

Kattar 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 Kattar fought Josh Emmet and lost the fight via split decision. There is no announcement about his next fight yet.

6. Arnold Allen

Promotion: UFC

Arnold Allen is a British fighter who has a professional MMA record of 18 wins and 1 loss, and he is also ranked #5 in the official UFC featherweight rankings and has an undefeated UFC record. 

Allen is a very talented up-and-coming prospect, and already has wins over Makwan Amirkhani, Gilbert Melendez, and Sodiq Yusuff. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Dan Hooker via first-round TKO, and there is no official announcement about his next fight as of yet.

5. Josh Emmett

Promotion: UFC

Josh Emmett is an American professional MMA fighter with a record of 18 wins and 2 losses. 

He is currently ranked number 3 in the official UFC rankings and has won his last 5 fights in the UFC. Emmet has notable wins over Michael Johnson, Mirsad Bektić, Dan Ige, and Calvin Kattar.

He defeated Kattar in his most recent fight, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

4. Brian Ortega

Promotion: UFC

Ortega is a Mexican-American MMA fighter, with a professional MMA record of 15 wins, 2 losses, and 1 no-contest. 

He has challenged for the UFC featherweight title twice, once against Holloway, and more recently against Volkanovski, 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. 

His next fight is scheduled against Yair Rodreguez on the 16th of July at UFC Fight Night.

3. Patricio Freire

Promotion: Bellator

Title: Bellator Featherweight 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 33 wins and 5 losses.

He is a three-time Bellator Featherweight World champion and has defended the title 7 times. He has also held the Bellator lightweight world title.

In his most recent fight, he had a rematch against AJ McKee and won via unanimous decision to become a three-time featherweight champion. His next fight has not been announced yet.

2. Max Holloway

Promotion: UFC

Max Holloway is a professional MMA fighter from Hawaii, and he has an MMA record of 23 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. 

Last weekend, 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.

1. Alexander Volkanovski

Promotion: UFC

Title: UFC Featherweight Champion

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional MMA fighter with a record of 25 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. 

In his last fight, which happened last weekend at UFC 276, Volkanovski beat Max Holloway for the third time. He opened a massive cut on top of Holloways left eye with a strong punch, and after that, he was able to dominate the fight to win a Unanimous Decision.

 

 

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