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The Rankings: The Featherweights: Jan 13, 2017

 

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The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Featherweight Rankings 

Voting Panel: Jeff Fox, Daniel Vreeland, Ryan MacDonald, and Ricky Leone.

 

*stipulations: 1) any fighter currently suspended or 2) inactive for at least 12 months (without an upcoming fight scheduled) are excluded from the rankings

*Click on fighter’s name for a full scouting report*

 

The Featherweight Rankings

 

1) (Last ranking – 1) Jose Aldo – UFC Featherweight Champion – 40 points (out of 40)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Jose Aldo knees Frankie Edgar during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 9: Jose Aldo knees Frankie Edgar during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Record: 26-2
Last Five Fights: 4-1
Record vs Top 10: 4-0 (W-Edgar, W-Lamas, W-Edgar, W-Swanson)
Next Fight: TBA

Interim no more.

 

2) (tied) (2) Frankie Edgar – UFC – 34 points
                      Record: 21-5-1
                      Last Five Fights: 4-1
                      Record vs Top 10: 3-2 (W-Stephens, L-Aldo, W-Swanson, W-Oliveira,  L-Aldo)
                      Next Fight: TBA

Now where does Frankie Edgar’s career go?

 

2) (tied) (3) Max Holloway – Interim UFC Featherweight Champion – 34 points
                     Record: 17-3
                     Last Five Fights: 5-0
                     Record vs Top 10: 5-0 (W-Pettis, W-Lamas, W-Stephens, W-Oliveira, W-Swanson)
                     Next Fight: TBA

Mad Max has UFC gold around his waist.  Kinda.

 

4) (4) Anthony Pettis – UFC – 26 points
            Record: 19-6
            Last Five Fights: 1-4
            Record vs Top 10: 2-1 (L-Holloway, W-Oliveira, W-Stephens,)
            Next Fight: TBA

It sounds like Showtime is going to give up his bid at featherweight and move on up to lightweight again.  Probably a wise decision.

 

5) (5) Ricardo Lamas – UFC – 23 points

MMA: UFC 169-Weigh-ins
            Record: 17-5
            Last Five Fights: 3-2
            Record vs Top 10: 2-2 (W-Oliveira, L-Holloway, L-Aldo, W-Swanson)
            Next Fight: TBA

The Bully is looking to break out of his win-one-lose-one pattern.

 

6) (7) Cub Swanson – UFC – 20 points
             Record: 24-7
             Last Five Fights: 3-2
             Record vs Top 10: 3-4 (W-Choi, L-Holloway, L-Edgar, W-Stephens, W-Oliveira, L-Lamas, L-Aldo)
             Next Fight: TBA

A very impressive win over uber-prospect Doo Ho Choi makes it three wins in a row for Swanson.

 

7) (8) Jeremy Stephens – UFC – 14 points
            Record: 25-13
            Last Five Fights: 2-3
            Record vs Top 10: 0-5 (L-Edgar, L-Holloway, L-Oliveira, L-Swanson, L-Pettis)
            Next Fight: TBA

Lil’ Heathen continues to struggle against the elite of the sport.

 

8) (9) Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire – Bellator – 9 points
            Record: 25-4
            Last Five Fights: 3-2
            Record vs Top 10: 0-0
            Next Fight: TBA

Champion no more.  And now a broken shin to boot.

 

9) (10) Charles Oliveira  – UFC – 7 points   
            Record: 21-7, 1 NC
            Last Five Fights: 2-3
            Record vs Top 10: 1-5 (L-Lamas, L-Pettis, L-Holloway, L-Edgar, W-Stephens, L-Swanson)
            Next Fight: TBA

do Bronx missed weight AND lost his last fight.  Tough night.

 

10) (NR) Doo Ho Choi – UFC – 4 points
                 Record: 14-2
                 Last Five Fights: 4-1
                 Record vs Top 10: 0-1 (L-Swanson)
                 Next Fight: TBA

The Korean Superboy is such a solid prospect that he enters our top 10 despite coming off of a loss.

 

Dropped off: (6) Daniel Straus (inactive)

Bubbling under: Renan Barao, Brian Ortega, Dennis Bermudez,  Mirsad Bektic, Daniel Weichel

 

Check back on Monday for our Bantamweight rankings