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Division: Featherweight
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Weight: 135 lbs.


This document serves as a comprehensive compilation of the most current information on fighters currently engaged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Offering insightful data on the athletes, including their origins, recent signings or departures, fight schedules, and also results, this narrative weaves together a tapestry of the UFC’s ever-evolving landscape. As of July 21, 2023, the richly diverse UFC roster comprises fighters from a whopping 73 countries worldwide.

Over the preceding month, some fighters have unfortunately had their UFC contracts terminated or have decided to retire from the sport altogether. Those whose release hasn’t been formally announced are delineated here, based on them being noticeably absent from UFC’s rosters. This period has also seen other transitions – fighters have inked their maiden UFC contracts but are yet to make their on-ring debut, fighters who had previously announced their retirement have made comebacks, or others who are still awaited to make their return to UFC.

An important mention here is for fighters who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law – those who’ve been suspended for specified breaches. Firstly, there are those penalized by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for using prohibited substances or being involved in non-analytical mishaps. The second category involves those censured by local commissions for inappropriate conduct during the fights or at event venues. Lastly, fighters also face suspensions directly from UFC. Since the inception of the UFC USADA testing program, as many as 76 UFC fighters have faced sanctions, a statistic going up to May 16, 2019.

The nation symbols seen in the broadcast tables relate to the UFC’s official telecasts and might not wholly or correctly depict the fighters’ nationalities. Post UFC Fight Night: Tuivasa vs. Tybura on March 17, 2024, all this information has been duly updated.

The standing of each UFC fighter is monitored through ranked listings, assessed by a panel of MMA media members. The panel places votes for the leading active fighters within each weight range and by pound-for-pound. Moreover, fighters can clinch ranks across multiple divisions simultaneously, if they’ve competed in them. The reigning champions and interim champions are accorded the top positions in their specific weight categories, and they alone enjoy the privilege of being considered for the pound-for-pound rankings. The rankings get updated when fresh information is available on the UFC’s website – the most recent update being on March 19, 2024.

Having nine separate weight classes presently, UFC maintains fluidity in its ranks. This listing of winners has been refreshed following the events at UFC 299 on March 15, 2024. Highlights conveniently assembled below, included Amanda Lemos’ triumph at UFC 292 on August 19, 2023, a closely contested draw between Valentina Shevchenko at UFC Fight Night 227 on September 16, 2023, the crowning of Marlon Vera at UFC 299 on March 9, 2024, and other noteworthy victories for Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on February 12, 2023, and UFC 294 on October 21, 2023. The upcoming UFC Fight Night 244 is eagerly anticipated, featuring Denise Gomes.

Fight History

Daria Zhelezniakova
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Mar 23, 2024
UFC Fight Night: Ribas vs. Namajunas


Who Is Darya Zheleznyakova?
Darya Zheleznyakova is a top-ranked professional mixed martial arts fighter from St. Petersburg, Russia, with a record of eight wins and one loss.

Who Is Darya Zheleznyakova On ESPN?
Darya Zheleznyakova is a prominent 28-year-old UFC fighter from St. Petersburg, Russia, currently ranked as the No. 1 women's pound-for-pound fighter in Russia and holds an impressive 8-1 overall record.

Who Is Daria Zheleznyakova In UFC?
Daria Zheleznyakova is a professional mixed martial arts fighter from St. Petersburg, Russia, currently ranked No. 1 in the women's pound-for-pound rankings in Russia, France, and Eastern Europe.