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Featherweight (MMA)

Weight class in mixed martial arts

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

  • The UFC's featherweight division, which limits competitors to 145 lb (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)

Featherweight (MMA) Intro articles: 3

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).

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Professional champions

Current champions

These tables were last updated in August 2020.

Men:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 14, 2019 Alexander Volkanovski 22–1 (11KO 3SUB) 1
Bellator MMA April 21, 2017 Patrício Freire 31–4 (11KO 11SUB) 3
ONE Championship October 30 2020 Thanh Le 12–2 (11KO 1SUB) 0
ACA October 4, 2019 Felipe Froes 18–4 (7KO 2SUB) 0
Cage Warriors December 12, 2020 Morgan Charrière 16-7-1 (8KO 4SUB) 0
M-1 Global Vacant
Fight Nights Global Vacant
Brave Combat Federation September 21, 2018 Bubba Jenkins 14–4 (6KO 3SUB) 1
Titan FC April 6, 2018 Jason Soares 14–0 (3KO 9SUB) 3
Legacy Fighting Alliance July 10, 2020 Justin Gonzales 11–0 (4KO 1SUB) 0
Road FC November 3, 2018 Jeong Yeong Lee 9–1 (3KO 3SUB) 1
KSW January 30, 2021 Daniel Torres 12–4–1 (3KO 1SUB) 0

Women:

Organization Reign Began Champion Record Defenses
UFC December 29, 2018 Amanda Nunes 21–4 (13KO 3SUB) 2
Bellator MMA January 25, 2020 Cris Cyborg 22–2 (1) (18KO 1NC) 0
Invicta FC August 9, 2019 Pam Sorenson 8–3 (1SUB) 0

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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:

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

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See also

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.