Please note that the featherweight rankings were last updated on January 11, 2014 and that those rankings will be listed in parenthesis:
~ 1 (1) ~
Jose Aldo once again showed the world why’s he’s the UFC Featherweight Champion and the number two pound for pound fighter in the world. Aldo showed control against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 and while it wasn’t a finish or flashy, it was certainly a dominating fight.
~ 2 (3) ~
The most logical title fight at featherweight should be a rematch between champion Jose Aldo and number one UFC contender Chad Mendes.
~ 3 (2) ~
While Lamas certainly put on a valiant effort against Jose Aldo, it was obvious he wasn’t on the same level as the defending champion. At the same time one could see him building his way back up to a title shot with a few rebound wins under his belt. Only time will tell.
~ 4 (4) ~
Cub Swanson currently has nothing scheduled but he’s certainly up in the title picture, possibly another win may seal it, bar a super fight.
~ 5 (5) ~
Chan Sung Jung
The Korean Zombie as he is called hasn’t fought since his bout with Jose Aldo, where he dislocated his shoulder and has nothing scheduled.
~ 6 (6) ~
It’s understandable that Dennis Siver currently has nothing scheduled after his performance against Manny Gamburyan, gaining a victory.
~ 7 (7) ~
Clay Guida will be looking to return to his winning ways against Dream veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at UFC Fight Night 39 this coming April 11. Guida has a bit at stake considering he’s lost three out of his last four fights. With recent cuts, another loss could send him packing.
~ 8 (8) ~
A date has not yet been set in stone for Frankie Edgar’s TUF 19 coaches match against BJ Penn, however April at the current target month.
~ 9 (N/A) ~
Daniel Straus certainly pulled an upset against Pat Curran but his initial title defense could be considered a controversial match. Considering how dominating Straus was against the former Bellator champion this is understandable. Straus can reassert himself at Bellator 112.
~ 10 (9) ~
Controversial as his title shot maybe, Pat Curran has a chance for redemption against the man who took his title on March 14 at Bellator 112. The big question though is whether he can pull a win in their rubber match or is Daniel Straus so improved Curran can no longer win?
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