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A comprehensive list of all UFC roster moves and fight announcements from the featherweight division. - Updated May 19, 2013
This is a list of the fighters currently signed to contract in the UFC's featherweight division. All fighters have been organized by their number of appearances in the UFC. Fighters with the same number of appearances are organized by number of wins, fighters with the same record are organized alphabetically. Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests (NC). All fight records in this article are displayed in that order, with fights resulting in a no-contest listed in parentheses.
World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was purchased by Zuffa in 2006 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 1, 2011. In April 2011 Zuffa purchased the Strikeforce organization, and officially folded it into the UFC in January 2013. All former WEC and Strikeforce fighters are marked with an asterisk * and have had their ZUFFA record listed in place of their UFC record, starting with WEC 25 and Strikeforce Challengers 15. These records have been, and will be, continued as former WEC and Strikeforce fighters move on in the UFC.
Fighter weight-class changes are noted with either an upward arrow or a downward arrow next to their names. This applies to fighters who have publicly announced a weight change but have yet to fight, as well as those who, like Anderson Silva, are fighting out of their natural weight class and then immediately returning to their previous one.
"TOTT" stands for "Tale of the Tape", designating the nationality used for each fighter during a UFC broadcast.
Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg): 45 Fighters
The featherweight division has its roots back in the WEC with former champions Urijah Faber and Mike Brown. The current UFC version was taken fighter for fighter in 2010 and has been ruled over by Jose Aldo ever since.
|RK||TotT||Name||Next Fight/Status||Zuffa Record|
|6.||Dennis Siver||Cub Swanson - UFC 162||10–5|
|–||Jeremy Stephens ↓||Estevan Payan - UFC 160||7–8|
|3.||Frankie Edgar||Charles Oliveira - UFC 162||9–4–1|
|5.||Cub Swanson*||Dennis Siver - UFC 162||9–4|
|–||Mike Brown*||Semi-retirement (?)||8–5|
|C.||José Aldo*||Anthony Pettis - UFC 163||12–0|
|10.||Nik Lentz||8–2–1 (1 NC)|
|2.||Ricardo Lamas*||Chan Sung Jung - UFC 162||8–2|
|–||Anthony Pettis* ↓||Jose Aldo - UFC 163||8–2|
|–||Charles Oliveira||Frankie Edgar - UFC 162||4–3 (1 NC)|
|–||Robbie Peralta*||Drug suspension||3–1 (1 NC)|
|4.||Chan Sung Jung*||Ricardo Lamas - UFC 162||3–2|
|–||Dennis Bermudez||Max Holloway - UFC 160||3–1|
|–||Max Holloway||Dennis Bermudez - UFC 160||3–1|
|–||Felipe Arantes||Godofredo Pepey - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||1–1–1|
|–||Rodrigo Damm||Mizuto Hirota - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||1–2|
|–||Rony Jason||Mike Wilkinson - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||2–0|
|–||Estevan Payan*||Jeremy Stephens - UFC 160||2–0|
|–||Godofredo Pepey||Felipe Arantes - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||1–1|
|–||Eddie Yagin||Long-term injury||1–1|
|–||Mizuto Hirota*||Rodrigo Damm - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||0–2|
|–||Mike Wilkinson ↓||Rony Jason - TUF Brazil 2 Finale||1–0|
Featherweight Title History
Here's a brief rundown of the UFC's featherweight title history, from it's inception in 2010 up to the present. The UFC gifted Jose Aldo with the featherweight title as part of their absorption of the WEC, but essentially the UFC featherweight lineage is the WEC featherweight title. The first title holder was Cole Escovedo, followed by Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, and finally current champ Jose Aldo.
awarded belt on Nov. 20, 2010
defended twice in WEC
def. Mark Hominick - UFC 129
def. Kenny Florian - UFC 136
def. Chad Mendes - UFC 142
def. Frankie Edgar - UFC 156