twitter google debuts new featherweight rankings

In what could be its biggest vote of confidence to date, the featherweight division is now a part of’s World Rankings.

In’s newest set of rankings, which can be found here, Akitoshi Tamura debuts as the number one ranked 145 lbs. fighter in the world.

What about Urijah Faber, you ask?

The WEC featherweight champion is ranked number five.

Kid Yamamoto?

He’s included in the with the lightweight fighters (160 lbs. limit) and is ranked number nine.

Special thanks to my “Inside the Cage Radio” co-host Matt Cava of for pointing the rankings out to me.

Women’s MMA rankings can’t be too far behind.

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