MMA World Lightweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Weight Classes
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#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
02Khabib Nurmagomedov
24-0 (8-0 UFC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
W-Darrell Horcher (TKO)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
Tony Ferguson
03/04/2017
03Tony Ferguson
22-3 (12-1 UFC)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
W-Edson Barboza (SUB)
Khabib Nurmagomedov
03/04/2017
04Eddie Alvarez
28-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
05Rafael dos Anjos
25-9 (14-7 UFC)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
06Nate Diaz
19-11 (14-9 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
07Michael Johnson
17-11 (9-7 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (KO)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
08Edson Barboza
18-4 (12-4 UFC)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
Beneil Dariush
03/11/2017
09Michael Chandler
16-3 (Bellator)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
10Benson Henderson
24-7 (Bellator)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
W-Patricio Freire (TKO)
L-Andrey Koreshkov (DEC)
11Gilbert Melendez
22-6 (1-4 UFC)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
12Michael Chiesa
14-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Mitch Clarke (DEC)
13Beneil Dariush
14-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
Edson Barboza
03/11/2017
14Dustin Poirier
20-5 (12-4 UFC)
L-Michael Johnson (KO)
W-Bobby Green (KO)
W-Joseph Duffy (DEC)
Jim Miller
02/11/2017
15Will Brooks
18-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
16Justin Gaethje
17-0 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (TKO)
W-Brian Foster (TKO)
W-Luis Palomino (TKO)
17Jim Miller
28-8 (17-7 UFC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Takanori Gomi (TKO)
Dustin Poirier
02/11/2017
18Francisco Trinaldo
21-4 (11-3 UFC)
W-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
19Bobby Green
23-7 (4-2 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Josh Thomson (DEC)
20Josh Thomson
22-8 (Bellator)
W-Pablo Villaseca (TKO)
W-Mike Bronzoulis (SUB)
L-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
21Evan Dunham
18-6 (11-6 UFC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
Abel Trujillo
02/04/2017
22Joe Lauzon
27-12 (14-9 UFC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (TKO)
23Diego Sanchez
27-9 (16-9 UFC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
24Leonardo Santos
16-3-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (SUB)
25Adriano Martins
28-8 (4-2 UFC)
L-Leonardo Santos (DEC)
W-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
W-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
26Rustam Khabilov
21-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Jason saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
27Kevin Lee
14-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (SUB)
W-Jake Matthews (TKO)
W-Efrain Escudero (DEC)
28Lando Vannata
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Ramico Blackmon (TKO)
David Teymur
03/04/2017
29Marcin Held
22-6 (0-2 UFC)
L-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
L-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Dave Jansen (DEC)
30Rashid Magomedov
19-2 (4-1 UFC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Elias Silverio (TKO)
31Steven Ray
20-6 (4-1 UFC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
32Ross Pearson
19-13 (11-10 UFC)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Will Brooks (DEC)
33Paul Felder
12-3 (4-3 UFC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (DEC)
W-Daron Cruickshank (SUB)
Gilbert Burns
02/11/2017
34Joseph Duffy
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Ivan Jorge (SUB)
Reza Madadi
03/18/2017
35Nik Lentz
27-7-2 (11-4-1 UFC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
W-Danny Castillo (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
Islam Makhachev
02/11/2017
36Thiago Alves
21-11 (13-8 UFC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
W-Jordan Mein (TKO)
37Chad Laprise
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
38Abel Trujillo
14-7 (5-3 UFC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
W-Tony Sims (SUB)
L-Gleison Tibau (SUB)
Evan Dunham
02/04/2017
39Olivier Aubin-Mercier
9-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
L-Carlos Diego Ferreira (DEC)
40Michel Prazeres
21-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-J.C. Cottrell (DEC)
W-Valmir Lazaro (DEC)
Josh Burkman
03/11/2017
41Mairbek Taisumov
25-5 (5-1 UFC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
W-Anthony Christodoulou (KO)
42Alan Patrick
14-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (TKO)
43John Makdessi
14-6 (7-6 UFC)
L-Lando Vannata (KO)
W-Mehdi Baghdad (DEC)
L-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
44James Krause
23-7 (4-3 UFC)
W-Shane Campbell (DEC)
W-Daron Cruickshank (SUB)
L-Valmir Lazaro (DEC)
45Erik Koch
15-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
L-Daron Cruickshank (TKO)
W-Rafaello Oliveira (TKO)
46Islam Makhachev
13-1 (2-1 UFC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
L-Adriano Martins (TKO)
W-Leo Kuntz (SUB)
Nik Lentz
02/11/2017
47Gilbert Burns
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (SUB)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
Paul Felder
02/11/2017
48Reza Madadi
14-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Yan Cabral (TKO)
L-Norman Parke (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
Joseph Duffy
03/18/2017
49Brian Foster
26-9 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (SUB)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Joao Zeferino (KO)
50Luiz Firmino
19-8 (WSOF)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
L-Brian Foster (SUB)
W-Caros Fodor (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
*Al Iaquinta
12-3-1 (7-2 UFC)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Ross Pearson (TKO)
Inactivity
*Gleison Tibau
32-11 (17-9 UFC)
W-Abel Trujillo (SUB)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Norman Parke (DEC)
Suspension

  • Cynthia

    The fact that Barboza is ranked below Healy, Lauzon, Gomi, Johnson, Tibau, Miller, Dunham, Sanchaz, Maynard, Cerrone, and Diaz is laughable. Even Thompson this looks more like the UFC rankings.

    • D.C. Ross

      What is Barboza’s biggest career win? For you to proclaim that he should be ranked ahead of Miller, Cerrone, or Diaz is what’s laughable. The two times Barboza stepped up in competition, he was knocked out by Jamie Varner and his win over Danny Castillo arguably should have been a draw.

      You say Barboza should be ranked ahead of all those guys, but based off what? Talent alone does not merit a ranking.