The UFC’s featherweight division is currently ruled by Alexander Volkanovski, and at least for the time being, the “Blessed Era” is a thing of the past.
With Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar having dropped down to bantamweight, there is plenty of room for advancement at 145lbs. Fighters like Calvin Kattar and Zabit Magomedsharipov feature big in the division’s immediate future, but MMA is very much about looking ahead. With that in mind, we’ve got our picks lined up for 10 names the UFC can add to the featherweight ranks in 2021.
Here’s a look at last year’s list, featuring current UFC roster members Austin Lingo, Ilia Topuria, Ludovit Klein, Jamall Emmers, and TJ Laramie signing with the UFC in 2020:
Can we top 50% accuracy for 2021? Let’s find out!