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411’s MMA Rankings 02.20.18: Featherweight Division – Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, More

February 20, 2018 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Featherweight Division (145 lbs)


1) Max Holloway (19-3)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: December 4, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Ricardo Lamas – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping – June 4, 2016

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Injured

Comment: Holloway’s planned title defense at UFC 222 was scrapped as a result of a leg injury sustained a few weeks ago.




2) Jose Aldo (26-4)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: September 9, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 212 – June 3, 2017

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Conor McGregor – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

– vs. Chad Mendes – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 – October 25, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) Frankie Edgar (22-5-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: October 16, 1981

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 6 fights:

– vs. Yair Rodriguez – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC 211 – May 13, 2017

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Jose Aldo – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2 – July 9, 2016

– vs. Chad Mendes – Win via KO (punches) – UFC TUF Finale – December 11, 2015

– vs. Urijah Faber – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Faber – May 16, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Brian Ortega – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

Comment: Edgar may not have another title fight coming up, but he reportedly didn’t think twice about staying on the UFC 222 card. Instead of fighting for gold, Edgar will co-headline against undefeated Brian Ortega. Edgar has been undefeated in non-title fights for nearly a decade (his loss to Gray Maynard in April 2008 is his only such defeat), so Ortega has a tall task ahead of him.



4) Brian Ortega (13-0, 1 NC)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: February 21, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

– vs. Renato Moicano – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Clay Guida – Win via KO (knee) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping – June 4, 2016

– vs. Diego Brandao – Win via submission (triangle choke) – UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit – January 2, 2016

– vs. Thiago Tavares – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – June 6, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Frankie Edgar – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

Comment: Ortega grew up poor, found his future in boxing and jiu-jitsu gyms in California and built a name for himself on the local circuit from 2010 to 2014, leading to his UFC debut in 2014. He won the fight with a chokehold, but tested positive for an anabolic steroid, so the win was overturned and he served a suspension that cost him nearly a year. Since his return in 2015, he has battered each of his opponents, scoring knockouts and submissions in his five fights since. He’s now 13-0 (with that single no contest) and is coming off the biggest win, when he choked out Cub Swanson in December. He’ll have a shot to earn a title fight when he fights Frankie Edgar in less than two weeks.



5) Darren Elkins (24-5)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: May 16, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – January 14, 2018

– vs. Dennis Bermudez – Win via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – July 22, 2017

– vs. Mirsad Bektic – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 209 – March 4, 2017

vs. Godofredo Pepey – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 23, 2016

– vs. Chas Skelly – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 196 – March 5, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens (27-14)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: May 26, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Doo Ho Choi – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – January 14, 2018

– vs. Gilbert Melendez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 215 – September 9, 2017

– vs. Renato Moicano – Loss via decision (split) -UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Frankie Edgar – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Renan Barao – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 29, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Josh Emmett – UFC on Fox – February 24, 2018



7) Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (26-4)

Height: 5’5

Birthday: July 7, 1987

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Straus – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 178 – April 21, 2017

– vs. Benson Henderson – Loss via TKO (leg injury) – Bellator 160 – August 26, 2016

– vs. Henry Corrales – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – Bellator 153 – April 22, 2016

– vs. Daniel Straus – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 145 – November 6, 2015

– vs. Daniel Weichel – Win via KO (punch) – Bellator 138 – June 19, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Patricio does not yet have a fight lined up, but the Bellator champion hopes to be back in action as soon as possible. Check out an interview with Freire conducted by Stephie Haynes at BloodyElbow earlier this month.



8) Cub Swanson (25-8)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: November 2, 1983

Currently Fighting With: Free Agent

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brian Ortega – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC Fight Night – December 9, 2017

– vs. Artem Lobov – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – April 22, 2017

– vs. Doo Ho Choi – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – August 6, 2016

– vs. Hacran Dias – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans – April 16, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Josh Emmett (13-1)

Height: 5’6

Birthday: March 4, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

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

– vs. Felipe Arantes – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – October 21, 2017

– vs. Desmond Green – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 210 – April 8, 2017

– vs. Scott Holtzman – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 17, 2016

– vs. Jon Tuck – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – May 8, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – UFC on Fox – February 24, 2018



10) Ricardo Lamas (18-6)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: May 21, 1982

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Josh Emmett – Loss via KO (punch) – UFC on Fox – December 16, 2017

– vs. Jason Knight – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Charles Oliveira – Win via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC TUF Finale – November 5, 2016

– vs. Max Holloway – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping – June 4, 2016

– vs. Diego Sanchez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – November 21, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




11) Renato Moicano (11-1-1)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: May 21, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brian Ortega – Loss via submission (guillotine choke) – UFC 214 – July 29, 2017

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Win via decision (split) – UFC on Fox – April 15, 2017

– vs. Zubaira Tukhugov – Win via decision (split) – UFC 198 – May 14, 2016

– vs. Tom Niinimaki – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – December 20, 2014

– vs. Ismael Bonfim – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Jungle Fight 71 – July 19, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Calvin Kattar – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018



12) “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (17-4)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: March 17, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dennis Bermudez – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – February 4, 2017

– vs. Jose Aldo – Loss via TKO (punches) – UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie – August 3, 2013

– vs. Dustin Poirier – Win via submission (D’arce choke) – UFC on Fuel: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier – May 15, 2012

– vs. Mark Hominick – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida – December 10, 2011

– vs. Leonard Garcia – Win via submission (twister) – UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis – March 26, 2011

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



13) “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi (14-3)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 6, 1991

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Jeremy Stephens – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – January 14, 2018

– vs. Cub Swanson – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Thiago Tavares – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC TUF Finale – July 8, 2016

– vs. Sam Sicilia – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 28, 2015

– vs. Juan Puig – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – November 22, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



14) Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez (16-3)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: August 11, 1990

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Daniel Straus – Win via submission (triangle choke) – Bellator MMA – October 6, 2017

– vs. Marcos Galvao – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator MMA – March 31, 2017

– vs. Georgi Karakhanyan – Win via decision (split) – Bellator MMA – January 21, 2017

– vs. Daniel Weichel – Loss via decision (split) – Bellator MMA – July 22, 2016

– vs. Daniel Pineda – Win va decision (split) – Bellator MMA – February 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




15) Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel (39-9)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: November 22, 1984

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. John Teixeira Conceicao – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 177 – April 14, 2017

– vs. Brian Moore – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – Bellator 169 – December 16, 2016

– vs. Emmanuel Sanchez – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 159 – July 22, 2016

– vs. Georgi Karakhanyan – Win via decision (unanimous) – December 4, 2015

– vs. Pitbull Freire – Loss via KO (punch) – Bellator 138 – June 19, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

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