Featherweight (MMA)

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The featherweight division in mixed martial arts refers to different weight classes:

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Ambiguity and clarification

For the sake of uniformity, most American mixed martial arts media outlets consider Featherweight competitors to be between 136 and 145 lb (60 and 66 kg). King of the Cage (KOTC) refers to its 145 lb (66 kg) division as bantamweight whereas Shooto refers to its 143 lb (65 kg) division as lightweight. The UFC uses the Nevada definition of "featherweight".

The featherweight limit, as defined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission [1] and the Association of Boxing Commissions [2] is 145 lb (66 kg).

Professional champions

Current champions

These tables were last updated in August 2021.

Men:

OrganizationReign BeganChampionRecordDefenses
UFC December 14, 2019 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alexander Volkanovski 22–1 (11KO 3SUB)1
Bellator MMA July 31, 2021 Flag of the United States.svg A. J. McKee 18–0 (6KO 7SUB)0
ONE Championship October 30 2020 Flag of the United States.svg Thanh Le12–2 (11KO 1SUB)0
ACA October 4, 2019 Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Froes18–4 (7KO 2SUB)0
Cage Warriors December 12, 2020 Flag of France.svg Morgan Charrière 16-7-1 (8KO 4SUB)0
M-1 Global Flag placeholder.svg Vacant
Fight Nights Global March 1, 2020 Flag of Russia.svg Mukhamed Eminov16-1 (0KO 11SUB)2
Brave Combat Federation September 21, 2018 Flag of the United States.svg Bubba Jenkins 14–4 (6KO 3SUB)1
Titan FC April 6, 2018 Flag of the United States.svg Jason Soares14–0 (3KO 9SUB)3
Legacy Fighting Alliance July 10, 2020 Flag of the United States.svg Justin Gonzales11–0 (4KO 1SUB)0
Road FC November 3, 2018 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeong Yeong Lee9–1 (3KO 3SUB)1
KSW January 30, 2021 Flag of Brazil.svg Daniel Torres12–4–1 (3KO 1SUB)0

Women:

OrganizationReign BeganChampionRecordDefenses
UFC December 29, 2018 Flag of Brazil.svg Amanda Nunes 21–4 (13KO 3SUB)2
Bellator MMA January 25, 2020 Flag of Brazil.svg Cris Cyborg 22–2 (1) (18KO 1NC)0
Invicta FC August 9, 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Pam Sorenson 8–3 (1SUB)0

Most wins in featherweight title bouts

Note: the list includes wins in bouts for featherweight titles of major promotions (UFC, WEC, Bellator for men; UFC, Strikeforce, Invicta for women)
Note: the list includes both undisputed and interim champions
  Active title reign

Men:

NamePromotionTitle bout wins
1. Flag of Brazil.svg José Aldo WEC, UFC 11 (3 WEC, 8 UFC)
2. Flag of Brazil.svg Patricio Freire Bellator7
3. Flag of the United States.svg Urijah Faber WEC6
4. Flag of the United States.svg Max Holloway UFC5
5. Flag of the United States.svg Pat Curran Bellator 4
6. Flag of the United States.svg Mike Brown WEC3
7. Flag of the United States.svg Cole Escovedo WEC2
Flag of the United States.svg Daniel Straus Bellator
Flag of Ireland.svg Conor McGregor UFC
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alexander Volkanovski UFC
8. Flag of the United States.svg Joe Soto Bellator1
Flag of the United States.svg Joe Warren Bellator


Women:

NamePromotionTitle bout wins
1. Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiane Justino Strikeforce, Invicta, UFC10 (3 Strikeforce, 4 Invicta, 3 UFC)
2. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Julia Budd Bellator3
3. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Megan Anderson Invicta1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Germaine de Randamie UFC
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Felicia Spencer Invicta
Flag of Brazil.svg Amanda Nunes UFC

Amanda Nunes

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References

  1. "Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 467 – Unarmed Combat". leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2007-02-20.
  2. "Unified Rules of MMA". Association of Boxing Commissions. Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-15.