WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT RANKINGS (135-145lbs)

WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT RANKINGS (August 2015)
(135-145lbs)

MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):


Jose Aldo 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 25-1
145lbs 5'7" (Nova Uniao) HL Vid

UFC CHAMP: Jose Aldo

BFC CHAMPPatricio Freire
WSF CHAMPLance Palmer
ISC CHAMP (143lbs): -vacant-
KOP CHAMP: Nam Phan
DEEP CHAMP (143lbs): Kazunori Yokota


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Conor McGregor http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/IREL0001.GIF 18-2
145lbs 5'9" (SBG Ireland)



2. Chad Mendes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-3
145lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)


http://prommanow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/frankie-edgar.jpg
3. Frankie Edgar http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-4-1
145-155lbs 5'6" (Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu/MMA Elite/Renzo Gracie Fight Camp)


4. Ricardo Lamas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4
145lbs 5'8" (MMA Masters/Top Notch Fitness)


5. Max Holloway http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 14-3
145lbs 5'11" (Gracie Technics)


6. Cub Swanson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-7
145lbs 5'7" (CSW/Jackson-Wink MMA)

7. Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira da Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-5 (1 NC)
145lbs 5'10" (Bronx's Gold Team/Macaco Gold Team)


8. Nik Lentz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 27-7-2  (1 NC) (Record)
145lbs 5'8" (American Top Team/Minnesota Martial Arts Academy)
 
http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20090921035649_IMG_7871.JPG
9. Jeremy Stephens http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-11
145-155lbs 5'9" (Victory MMA/Alliance MMA)

145lbs 5'5" (Team Nogueira/Pitbull Brothers)



  
100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS

Urijah Faber http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7756/smallamericanflag.jpg 32-8
135-145lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)

(Currently competing at FW.)


Chan Sung Jung http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 13-4
143lbs 5'9" (Korean Top Team/Korean Zombie Team)

(Assigned to Military Duty, Out of Action for 2 Years.)


Hacran "Barnabe" Dias http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 23-3-1
145lbs 5'8" (Nova Uniao)


Darren Elkins http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-5 (Record)
145lbs 5'10" (Duneland Vale Tudo)

(Loss to "Do Bronx" was at 155)


Mirsad Bektic http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-0
145lbs 5'8" (Relenteless MMA Team/ American Top Team)
(9-0 am.)


Chas Skelly http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-1
145lbs 5'11" (Fitness Fight Factory/Team Takedown)


145lbs 5'10" (Team MMA Spirit)


Pat Curran http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-7
145lbs 5'9" (Team Curran/
Team Takedown)


Daniel Straus http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-6 (1 NC)
145-151lbs 5'8" (Vision MMA/ATT)


Dennis Bermudez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-5 (Record)
145lbs 5'6" (Blackman MMA/Long Island MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091214123052_IMG_4364.JPG
Clay Guida http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 32-15
145lbs 5'7" (Midwest Training Center/Jackson-Wink MMA)


Jhon "Macapá" Teixeira da Conceicao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-1-2
145lbs 5'7" (Squadron Orlando Jr./Nova Uniao)

Scott Cleve http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-5
145lbs 5'9" (Pariah MMA)

Lenny Wheeler http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 9-3 (1 NC)
145lbs 6'0" (Wulfrun MMA/Phuket Top Team)
145lbs 5'10" (Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)


Diego Nunes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-6
145lbs 5'6" (Nova Uniao/Black House/X-Gym)



Tatsuya Kawajiri http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 34-8-2
143lbs 5'7" (T-Blood)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091116021949_IMG_0001.JPG
Dennis Siver http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/GERM0001.GIF 22-11 (1 NC)
145lbs 5'7" (OC Fight Team/Kiboju)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z53-IqZIKgc/UTl2c912LRI/AAAAAAAABpo/UkKJyCEhk60/s600/Magomedrasul+Khasbulaev.JPG 
Magomedrasul "Frodo" Khasbulaev 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 21-5
145lbs 5'7" (RusFighters Sport Club/Champion)

(Recently signed by WSOF.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20091221121816_IMG_6616.JPG
Justin "The Silverback" Wilcox http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-7 (1 NC)
145-155lbs 5'6" (American Kickboxing Academy)
(Moved back up to 155.


Fabricio "Guerreiro" de Assis Costa da Silva 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-4-1
145-148lbs 5'10" (Ronildo Nobre Judo Club)


 
Shahbulat Shamhalaev http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Dagestani_flag.png/120px-Dagestani_flag.pnghttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 12-3-1
145lbs 5'8" (
Gorets/Team Bombsquad/Red Fury Fight Team)

("Guerreiro" weighed 148lbs.)
145lbs 5'10" (Team Bombsquad)
(Holobaugh doesn't move up because of the close DEC, and his loss to Siler.)

Will Martinez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-3-1
145-151lbs 5'9" (Team Balance/Martinez BJJ)


Goiti Yamauchi 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 18-2
145lbs 5'10" (Yamauchi Team)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hrDxDNnfdc8/URSGwBN7dKI/AAAAAAAAAbU/gxt_CDaXM9M/s512/Akop%2520Stepanyan.JPG
Akop Stepanyan 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 19-7
145-155lbs 5'9" (RusFighters Sport Club
)

(Last fight was at 155)


Kazunori Yokota http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 23-5-3
145-154lbs 5'8" (Grabaka/Freelance)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/fighter/20110807064340_isaokobayashi.JPG
Isao Kobayashi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 18-2-4
145-154lbs 5'8" (Sakaguchi Dojo)



Marlon Sandro http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 25-6-2
145lbs 5'8" (Nova Uniao)



Erik "New Breed" Koch http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-4
145-155lbs 5'10" (Hybrid Faction/Roufusport)

(Moving back up to LW.)


Junior Assuncao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-5
145lbs 5'9" (Hardcore Gym)

Shah Bobonis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-12 (Record)
139-154lbs 5'8" (Freestyle Fighting Academy/Homestead Combat Sports)
(Loss to Zhumabekuly was at 154lbs.)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100522062249_IMG_1367.JPG
Diego Saraiva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-18-1
145-150lbs 5'7" (Saraiva MMA)
(Loss to Enoch Wilson was at 150lbs.)


Eddie Yagin http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 16-7-1
145lbs 5'5" (Kong Submission Academy/Grappling Unlimited/Alliance MMA)


http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7066/brandaob.jpg
Diego "Ceara" Brandao http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-10
145lbs 5'7" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

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Jimy Hettes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-3
145lbs 5'9" (Swoyersville MMA/Gracie NEPA/Northeast Jiu-Jitsu/World Class Boxing)



Robert Whiteford 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0101.GIF 12-2
145lbs 5'10" (Dinky Ninjas/American Top Team)


Brian "T-City" Ortega 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-0 (1 NC) (Record)
135-145lbs 5'9" (Black House/Black Belt Surfing Team)


Thiago Tavares http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-6-1
145-155lbs 5'7" (Ataque Duplo/Team Tavares)


Robbie Peralta http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-6 (1 NC)
145lbs (Team Kadillac/Team Xplode MMA)



Lance Palmer 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-1
145lbs 5'6" (Team Alpha Male)


Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-3-1
145lbs 6'0" (Roufusport)



Georgi Karakhanyan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARME0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-4-1
145lbs 5'8" (Millenia MMA)

HOT FW PROSPECT!!!
145lbs 5'9" (Evolve MMA)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JDIo4iNf5uI/UUS6JJcJVrI/AAAAAAAAB4c/PCw3eaJtxLY/s290/Hiroshige+Tanaka.jpg
Hiroshige "Hanzo" Tanaka 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-2
143lbs 5'7" (Shooting Gym Yokohama
)

(6 KO's - all in the 1sr round!)

Yutaka Saito http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 10-1-2
143lbs 5'8" (Paraestra Koiwa)

143lbs 5'3" (Mach Dojo)

145lbs 6'0" (Team Tavares/DS Team)


Godofredo "Pepey" Castro http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 12-3
145lbs 5'11" (Marcio Cupim Team/MG Pepey/Evolucao Thai)

Andre Fili http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-3
145lbs 5'10" (Team Alpha Male)

 
Felipe "Sertanejo" Arantes http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-7-1 (2 NC)
145lbs 5'8" (Chute Boxe/Macaco Gold Team)



Kazuyuki Miyata http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 14-9
141lbs 5'7" (Brave)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/fighter/20100313101613_ArtofFighting112206Six686.JPG
Jim Alers http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2
145lbs 5'9" (Gracie Barra Orlando/Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Orlando/
Tough as Nails MMA)


Daniel "The Pit" Pineda http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-11
145lbs 5'7" (4oz Fight Club)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100307061847_IMG_6874.JPG
Leonard Garcia http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-13-1 (Record)
145lbs 5'9" (Jackson's Submission Fighting)

(Officially retired?)


Kevin "The Angel of Death" Aguilar http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-1
145lbs 5'7" (Longview MMA/Team 515/Athletic Performance of Texas
)
(12-3 am.)

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/790/ronys.jpg
Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 14-5 (1 NC)
145lbs 5'7" (
Pitbull Brothers/Combate Real/Team Nogueira)
(TKO'd Dileno Lopes at TUF Brazil)


Damon Jackson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-1 (1 NC)
145lbs 5'11" (Octagon MMA)


Noad Lahat http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ISRA0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-1
145-155lbs 5'8" (American Kickboxing Academy/Checkmat)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TnhupzVqnlY/UWnmsfOvmFI/AAAAAAAACws/V-GFCLM-Tok/s495/Steven+Siler.jpg
Steven Siler http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-14
145-164lbs 5'11" (Victory MMA/The Pit Elevated Fight Team)

(Most recent win was at LW. Choked-out Micah Miller on TUF 14)


Hot FW Prospect!!!
144lbs 5'8" (Bellmore Kickboxing MMA)
(4-0 am.)


Kurt Holobaugh http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-3
145lbs 5'11" (Gracie Barra Northshore/Gracie United)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100112015404_E80E4355.JPG
Mike Thomas Brown http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-9
145lbs 5'6" (American Top Team)

(On the verge of retirement.)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6AgDNR1chFc/UWnh4B19bdI/AAAAAAAACwI/rUh7RHFrAcQ/s495/Cole+Miller.JPG
Cole Miller 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-9
145lbs 6'1" (American Top Team
)



Doo-Won Seo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 10-8
145lbs 5'9" (Freelance)

http://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bilderigg/2008/07/22/1216718900371_154.jpg
Joachim Hansen http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/NORW0001.GIF 23-13-1
143lbs 5'10" (Team Wodan Norway/Hellboy Hansen MMA)

(Ready to retire?)


Doo Ho Choi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/SKOR0001.GIF 12-1
143lbs 5'9" (Gumi MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/17/17446.jpg
Paulo "Guerreiro" Dantas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 25-9-1
145lbs 5'8" (Fighter Sport/Guerreiro Team)



Chris Fishgold http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 10-1
145-155lbs 5'8" (Next Generation MMA Liverpool)

145-155lbs (CMA Korea/Team MAD)
(Loss to Kwang Hee Lee was at 155.)


Will Chope http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/THAL0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/PHIL0001.GIF 24-8
145lbs 6'4" (Phuket Top Team/Team Buffet/Juggernaut Fight Club)


http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/63/63140.jpg
Nam Phan http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-14
135-145lbs 5'6" (Ma Du Academy)

(Fights at both FW & BW.)

http://www1.cdn.sherdog.com/image_crop/200/300/_images/fighter/20081018054803_takumi.JPG
Takumi Nakayama http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 19-15-6 (1 NC)
145lbs 5'8" (Paraestra Osaka)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/fighter/20101118114503_jadambanaruntungalag.JPG
Jadamba Narantungalag http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/MONG0001.GIF 10-3
145-154lbs 5'7" (Team Asashoryu/Team Tungaa)


Koji Oishi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 25-10-10
145lbs 5'8" (PANCRASEism)



Mike Corey http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-3-1
145lbs 5'9" (Team Curran)



Radley "Rad" Martinez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-3
145lbs 5'6" (Victory MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110629021913_827Q1619.JPG
Nazareno Malegarie http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ARGE0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 30-3 (Record)
139-145lbs 5'8" (Ataque Duplo/Team Tavares)

(Next fight at LW.)


Alexandre "Pulga" Pimentel http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 13-1
145lbs 5'9" (Nova Geracao Combate)



Leonardo "Kazuya" Limberger Anschau http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 7-1
145lbs 5'8" (Team Nogueira Porto Alegre/Rizzo RVT)


Jamil Silveira da Conceicao 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 42-16-1
145lbs 5'8" (Dragon Fight/Nova Uniao)

(25 finishes!)


Marcos Dutra Francisco 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 7-4
145-150lbs 5'6" (N1 Toledo/Brazil Fight Club)
(Loss to Cleber "Pitbull" was at 155. Loss to "Sagati" was at 150lbs.)

Marcos "Babuino" Rodrigues dos Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 22-11-1 (2 NC)
145lbs (Chute Boxe/Macaco Gold Team
)


http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8688/1322778413valdines.jpg
Valdines Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 12-5
145lbs (Pitbull Brothers GT/Kioto)



Fernando Duarte Guerra Bagordache http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-3
145lbs 5'6" (Top Brother-Fernando Team/Chute Boxe/CM System)



Roberto Bruno "Carioca" da Silva http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-6-1 (1 NC)
145lbs (Renovacao Fight Team/Lula Boxe/Marajo Brothers)



145lbs 5'8" (Alpha Omega MMA/Mutant MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110912012335_NM7N5962.JPG
Alexandre "Popo" Bezerra http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-4
145lbs 5'8" (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United/Daddis Fight Camps)



Genair "Junior PQD" Martins da Silva Junior http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 14-5
145-148lbs 5'9" (Renovacao Fight Team)