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411 Featherweight MMA Rankings: Max Holloway, A.J. McKee, More

November 25, 2021 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Featherweight Division (145 lbs)


1) Alexander Volkanovski (23-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: September 29, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brian Ortega – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021

– vs. Max Holloway – Win via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Max Holloway – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 237 – May 10, 2019

– vs. Chad Mendes – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 232 – December 29, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Max Holloway (23-5)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: December 4, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Yair Rodriguez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 13, 2021

– vs. Calvin Kattar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – January 16, 2021

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 251 – July 11, 2020

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 245 – December 14, 2019

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 240 – July 27, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) A.J. McKee (18-0)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 7, 1995

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Patricio Pitbull Freire – Won via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 263 – July 31, 2021

– vs. Darrion Caldwell – Win via submission (neck crank) – Bellator 253 – November 19, 2020

– vs. Derek Campos – Win via submission (armbar) – Bellator 236 – December 21, 2019

– vs. Georgi Karakhanyan – Win via KO (strikes) – Bellator 228 – September 28, 2019

– vs. Pat Curran – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 221 – May 11, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (32-5)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: July 7, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. A.J. McKee – Loss via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 263 – July 31, 2021

– vs. Emmanuel Sanchez – Win via submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 255 – April 2, 2021

– vs. Pedro Carvalho – Win via KO (punch) – Bellator 252 – November 12, 2020

– vs. Juan Archuleta – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 228 – September 28, 2019

– vs. Michael Chandler – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 221 – May 11, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Josh Emmett (16-2)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: March 4, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Shane Burgos – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 20, 2020

– vs. Mirsad Bektic – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2019

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via KO (punch) – UFC on ESPN 2 – March 30, 2019

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Loss via KO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – February 24, 2018

– vs. Ricardo Lamas – Win via KO (punch) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Dan Ige – UFC 269 – December 11, 2021

Comment: If not for injuries, Emmett may have been in a title fight last year or in 2021. Due to those setbacks, he will have fought once in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Not ideal, but cage rust has never been a factor for him to date. He’s back in action at UFC 269, recovered from a torn ACL last summer, against Dan Ige. With a win, he’ll become the highest ranked UFC featherweight challenger on an active win streak. Only Zabit Magomedsharipov has a longer streak, but he’s not seen action in two years.



6) Zabit Magomedsharipov (18-1)

Height: 6’1

Birthday: March 1, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Calvin Kattar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 235 – March 2, 2019

– vs. Brandon Davis – Win via submission (kneeler) – UFC 228 – September 8, 2018

– vs. Kyle Bochniak – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Sheymon Moraes – Win via submission (anaconda choke) – UFC Fight Night – November 25, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



7) Brian Ortega (15-2, 1 NC)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: February 21, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Alexander Volkanovski– Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 266 – September 25, 2021

– vs. Chan Sung Jung – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC 231 – December 8, 2018

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

– vs. Cub Swanson – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



8) Yair Rodriguez (13-3, 1 NC)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: October 6, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 13, 2021

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – October 18, 2019

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – No Contest (accidental eye poke) – UFC Fight Night – September 21, 2019

– vs. Chan Sung Jung – Win via KO (elbow) – UFC Fight Night – November 10, 2018

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Loss via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (17-6)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: March 17, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dan Ige – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 19, 2021

– vs. Brian Ortega – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – December 21, 2019

– vs. Renato Moicano – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 22, 2019

– vs. Yair Rodriguez – Loss via KO (elbow) – UFC Fight Night – November 10, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Calvin Kattar (22-5)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: March 26, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – January 16, 2021

– vs. Dan Ige – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 15, 2020

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via KO (elbows) – UFC 249 – May 9, 2020

– vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 9, 2019

– vs. Ricardo Lamas – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 238 – June 8, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Giga Chikadze – UFC Fight Night – January 15, 2022



11) Giga Chikadze (14-2)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: August 25, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – August 28, 2021

– vs. Cub Swanson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – May 1, 2021

– vs. Jamey Simmons – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on ESPN – November 7, 2021

– vs. Omar Morales – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 11, 2020

– vs. Irwin Rivera – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – May 16, 2020

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Calvin Kattar – UFC Fight Night – January 15, 2022



12) Dan Ige (15-4)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: August 6, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Chan Sung Jung – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – June 19, 2021

– vs. Gavin Tucker – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – March 13, 2021

– vs. Calvin Kattar – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on ESPN – July 15, 2020

– vs. Mirsad Bektic – Win via decision (split) – UFC 247 – February 8, 2020

– vs. Kevin Aguilar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – June 22, 2019

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Josh Emmett – UFC 269 – December 11, 2021



13) Arnold “Almighty” Allen (17-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: January 17, 1994

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Sodiq Yusuff – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 10, 2021

– vs. Nik Lentz – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – January 25, 2020

– vs. Gilbert Melendez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 239 – July 6, 2019

– vs. Jordan Rinaldi – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – March 16, 2019

– vs. Mads Burnell – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – May 27, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Guram Kutateladze (12-2)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: January 8, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Mateusz Gamrot – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Felipe Silva – Win via KO (strikes) – Brave CF 29 – November 15, 2019

– vs. Guilherme Cadena Martins – Win via TKO (strikes) – Superior Challenge 18 – December 1, 2018

– vs. Erick da Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – Brave CF 16 – September 21, 2018

– vs. Nicolas Joannes – Win via TKO (strikes) – Superior Challenge 17 – May 19, 2018

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Mateusz Gamrot (19-1, 1 NC)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: December 11, 1990

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via submission (Kimura) – UFC Fight Night – July 17, 2021

– vs. Scott Holzman – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – April 10, 2021

– vs. Guram Kutateladze – Loss via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – October 17, 2020

– vs. Marian Ziolkowski – Win via decision (unanimous) – KSW 54 – August 29, 2020

– vs. Norman Parke – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – KSW 53 – July 11, 2020

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Diego Ferreira – UFC Fight Night – December 18, 2021