Featherweight (MMA)
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Featherweight MMA

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

  • The UFC's featherweight division, which groups competitors within 136 to 145 lb (61 to 66 kg)
  • The Shooto's featherweight division, which limits competitors to 135 lb (61.2 kg)
  • The ONE Championship's featherweight division, with upper limit at 70 kg (154.3 lb)
  • The Road FC's featherweight division, with upper limit at 144.4 lb (65.5 kg)

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 December 2019.


Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 14, 2019 Australia Alexander Volkanovski 21-1-0 0
Bellator MMA April 21, 2017 Brazil Patrício Freire 30-4 (10KO 11SUB) 3
ONE Championship August 18, 2016 Australia Martin Nguyen 12-3 (8KO 3SUB) 2
ACA March 16, 2019 Russia Salman Zhamaldaev 17-1 (5KO 4SUB) 0
Cage Warriors December 8, 2018 England Dean Trueman 10-4 (5KO 1SUB) 0
M-1 Global Vacant
Fight Nights Global Vacant
Brave Combat Federation September 21, 2018 United States Bubba Jenkins 13-4 (5KO 3SUB) 0
Titan FC April 6, 2018 United States Jason Soares 13-0 (3KO 8SUB) 2
Legacy Fighting Alliance Vacant
Road FC November 3, 2018 South Korea Jung Young Lee 8-1 (2KO 3SUB) 0
KSW April 27, 2019 France Salahdine Parnasse 13-0-1 (1KO 4SUB) 0


Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 29, 2018 Brazil Amanda Nunes 17-4 (12KO 3SUB) 0
Bellator MMA January 25, 2020 Brazil Cris Cyborg 22-2 (1) (18KO 1NC) 0
Invicta FC vacant

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


Name Promotion Title bout wins
1. Brazil Jose Aldo WEC, UFC 11 (3 WEC, 8 UFC)
2. United States Urijah Faber WEC 6
3. Brazil Patricio Freire Bellator 5
4. United States Pat Curran Bellator 4
United States Max Holloway UFC
5. United States Mike Brown WEC 3
6. United States Cole Escovedo WEC 2
United States Daniel Straus Bellator
Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor UFC
7. United States Joe Soto Bellator 1
United States Joe Warren Bellator


Name Promotion Title bout wins
1. Brazil Cristiane Justino Strikeforce, Invicta, UFC 10 (3 Strikeforce, 4 Invicta, 3 UFC)
2. Canada Julia Budd Bellator 3
3. Australia Megan Anderson Invicta 1
Netherlands Germaine de Randamie UFC
Canada Felicia Spencer Invicta
Brazil Amanda Nunes UFC

Amanda Nunes

See also


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

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