The UFC featherweight division is one of the most exciting and competitive divisions in the UFC. The fighters in this division are known for their speed, agility, and striking skills.
The current UFC featherweight champion is Alexander Volkanovski. Volkanovski is a highly skilled striker with a strong wrestling base. He has defended his title three times, most recently against Max Holloway in December 2022.
Holloway is Volkanovski’s most recent challenger and is considered to be one of the best featherweights of all time. Holloway is a volume striker with a never-say-die attitude. He has lost two close decisions to Volkanovski, but he is still considered to be a top contender in the division.
Other top contenders in the UFC featherweight division include:
- Brian Ortega: Ortega is a former interim UFC featherweight champion with a well-rounded skillset. He is known for his grappling skills and his ability to finish fights.
- Yair Rodriguez: Rodriguez is a flashy striker with a lot of power in his hands. He is also a black belt in taekwondo and karate.
- Chan Sung Jung: Jung is a former UFC featherweight title challenger with a dangerous knockout punch. He is also known for his resilience and his ability to come back from adversity.
- Calvin Kattar: Kattar is a technical striker with a strong chin. He is also a black belt in kickboxing.
The UFC featherweight division is always full of exciting fights. With so many talented fighters, it is impossible to predict who will be the next champion. However, one thing is for sure: the division is in good hands.
Here are the current UFC featherweight rankings:
|1||Alexander Volkanovski||25-2||def. Max Holloway (c) by unanimous decision at UFC 273|
|2||Max Holloway||23-6||def. Calvin Kattar by unanimous decision at UFC 273|
|3||Brian Ortega||15-2||def. Yair Rodriguez by unanimous decision at UFC on ABC 3|
|4||Yair Rodriguez||14-3||def. Brian Ortega by split decision at UFC on ABC 3|
|5||Calvin Kattar||23-5||def. Josh Emmett by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 31|
The UFC featherweight rankings are updated every month based on the results of recent fights. The fighters are ranked based on their wins, losses, and the quality of their opponents. The top five fighters in the rankings are considered to be the top contenders for the UFC featherweight championship.