At 136 to 145 lbs, Featherweight was Conor McGregor’s weight class until he also won the Lightweight championship at UFC 205, becoming the first UFC fighter in history to simultaneously hold two separate titles. Before McGregor, the division was dominated by Jose Aldo, who held the title from 2010 to 2014 and again in 2016.

A women’s Featherweight division was added in 2017, with Dutch kickboxer Germaine de Randamie its inaugural champion.