Combat Sports Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the featherweights who carry a ton of weight despite their small sizes.

Don't underestimate the small guys - the best mixed martial artists in the featherweight division are capable of doing more damage than you might think. Usually weighing around 145 pounds, featherweight fighters include martial artists from the UFC, the Bellator MMA, and the WSOF divisions. This list featuress the best featherweight mixed martial artists currently, whose quick feet and swift punches demonstrate that less sometimes is way more. But of them all, who stands as the best MMA featherweight right now, deserving of recognition alongside the greatest fighters in history?

Current UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo often gets called one of the greatest featherweights of all time. A master of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Aldo made waves with his powerful leg kicks and effective takedown defenses. He also has the most wins and knockouts in UFC and WEC featherweight division history, no small feat for a small guy. Other great current MMA featherweight fighters include Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, and Anthony Pettis. Vote for the best current MMA featherweight fighters and feel free to add any notable featherweights missing from this list. 

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Max Holloway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Jose Aldo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Brian Ortega is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Frankie Edgar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Yair Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Jeremy Stephens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Mirsad Bektic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Chan Sung Jung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Cub Swanson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Doo Ho Choi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Ricardo Lamas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Darren Elkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Dennis Bermudez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Patrício Freire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Kron Gracie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Andre Fili is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Myles Jury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Renan Barão is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Clay Guida is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Renato Carneiro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Thiago Tavares is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Daniel Straus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Chas Skelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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Andre Harrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Best MMA Featherweight Fighter Right Now?
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