UFC Odds - Featherweight Power Rankings
UFC Odds and Power Rankings: Featherweights
Conor McGregor might not ever fight at 145 pounds again, but his meteoric rise lifted the featherweight division into the spotlight. No longer is it a weight class that struggles to draw viewers - there are now bona fide stars who can headline their own fight cards.
What’s more, there are a good mix of veterans and young talent that make this one of the most compelling weight classes in the UFC. They are faster, stronger and more explosive than ever before - it’s a helluva lot more interesting now than when Jose Aldo was cruising through all the contenders.
Let’s take a deeper look into the most competitive division in the world. Remember, you can bet on your favorite fighters with the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu.
UFC Featherweight Division top 10 Fighters
Weight Limit: 145 pounds
Average Height: 68.8” (5’8.8”)
Average Reach: 70.3” (5’10.3”)
Current UFC Rankings (As of January 1, 2017)
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Max Holloway (Interim Champion)
2. Frankie Edgar
3. Ricardo Lamas
4. Cub Swanson
5. Jeremy Stephens
6. Anthony Pettis
7. Charles Oliveira
8. Dennis Bermudez
9. Brian Ortega
10. Yair Rodriguez
This is one of the most exciting divisions in all the UFC. Jose Aldo, the featherweight GOAT, is just 30 years old and still an athletic freak of nature. The interim champ, Max Holloway, is just 25 and a stud who will terrorize 145 for years to come. There are elite veterans in Frankie Edgar, Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens. And young guys like Charles Oliveira, Yair Rodriguez and Doo Ho Choi are rapidly improving. The Korean Zombie is also coming back soon!
Fighters To Watch
Best Striker: Jose Aldo. There are a number of awesome stand up artists, but none put it all together like the Brazilian. Blindingly fast and dangerously explosive, Aldo is a Muay Thai machine who can turn the lights out with any limb.
Best Prospects: Yair Rodriguez and Doo Ho Choi. Rodriguez is just 24 years old and still green, but his wild, unpredictable style and endless cardio has him rising up the ranks quickly - he’s already ridiculously fun to watch. Equally entertaining is Doo Ho Choi, a punishing knockout artist whose 2016 war with Cub Swanson was one of the best fights of the year.
Grittiest Dudes: Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar. Swanson has a penchant for getting into bloody dogfights. Nobody is better at baiting opponents into brawls. Edgar is an elite fighter who is all heart. He’s almost always the smaller fighter in a matchup, yet somehow overcomes his size disadvantage with remarkable durability and willpower.
The Greatest: Jose Aldo, hands down. Though he was flatlined by McGregor in just 13 seconds, prior to that defeat he was the only featherweight champion the UFC had ever known. HIs reign spanned nearly five years, and at one point the Brazilian had won 11 straight in WEC/UFC contests.
The Future of FeatherweightThis is one of the best-positioned divisions in the UFC. It’s highly competitive, yet the GOAT is still active and in his prime. There are entertaining fights to be made all over the top 15, and a number of strong present and future title contenders. Passing over these “little guys” would be a big mistake.
UFC Power Rankings
- Heavyweight Division
- Light Heavyweight Division
- Middleweight Division
- Welterweight Division
- Lightweight Division
- Featherweight Division
- Bantamweight Division
- Flyweight Division
- Womens Strawweight Division
- Womens Bantamweight Division
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