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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 clarificationEdit

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 championsEdit

Current championsEdit

These tables were last updated in October 2019.

Men:

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

Women:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 29, 2018   Amanda Nunes 17-4 (12KO 3SUB) 0
Bellator MMA March 3, 2017   Julia Budd 12-2 (5KO 1SUB) 2
Invicta FC   vacant

Most wins in featherweight title boutsEdit

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:

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


Women:

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

Amanda Nunes

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.