MMA World Lightweight Rankings – RankingMMA

MMA World Lightweight Rankings

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#   FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Khabib Nurmagomedov
26-0 (10-0 UFC)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
02Tony Ferguson
23-3 (13-1 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
03Eddie Alvarez
29-5 (4-2 UFC)
W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
04Dustin Poirier
23-5 (15-4 UFC)
W-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
NC-Eddie Alvarez (NC)
05Edson Barboza
19-5 (13-5 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
Kevin Lee
04/21/2018
06Justin Gaethje
18-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Eddie Alvarez (KO)
W-Michael Johnson (TKO)
07Kevin Lee
16-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (SUB)
Edson Barboza
04/21/2018
08Anthony Pettis
20-7 (7-6 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
09Michael Chiesa
14-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
10Al Iaquinta
13-4-1 (8-3 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
11Brent Primus
8-0 (Bellator)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
W-Gleristone Santos (DEC)
W-Derek Anderson (DEC)
12Michael Chandler
18-4 (Bellator)
W-Brandon Girtz (SUB)
W-Goiti Yamauchi (DEC)
L-Brent Primus (TKO)
13Patricky Freire
19-8 (Bellator)
W-Derek Campos (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Josh Thomson (KO)
14Benson Henderson
25-8 (Bellator)
W-Roger Huerta (SUB)
L-Patricky Freire (DEC)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
15Alexander Hernandez
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
W-Chris Pecero (TKO)
16Beneil Dariush
14-4-1 (8-4-1 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
D-Evan Dunham (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
17James Vick
13-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (TKO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
18Olivier Aubin-Mercier
11-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Evan Dunham (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
19Francisco Trinaldo
22-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-James Vick (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
20Paul Felder
15-3 (7-3 UFC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Alessandro Ricci (TKO)
21Jim Miller
28-11 (17-10 UFC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
Dan Hooker
04/21/2018
22Michel Prazeres
24-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Mads Burnell (SUB)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
Zak Cummings
05/19/2018
23Rashid Magomedov
20-2 (5-1 UFC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
24Evan Dunham
18-7-1 (11-7-1 UFC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (TKO)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
25Kajan Johnson
23-11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Adriano Martins (KO)
W-Naoyuki Kotani (DEC)
26Joseph Duffy
16-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
27Adriano Martins
28-9 (Free Agent)
L-Kajan Johnson (KO)
L-Leonardo Santos (DEC)
W-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
28Islam Makhachev
15-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
29Rustam Khabilov
22-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Jason Saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
30Mairbek Taisumov
26-5 (6-1 UFC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
31Charles Oliveira
22-8 (10-8 UFC)
L-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Ricardo Lamas (SUB)
32Nik Lentz
28-8-2 (12-5-1 UFC)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
33Will Brooks
18-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Nik Lentz (SUB)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
34Gilbert Burns
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
W-Jason Saggo (KO)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
35David Teymur
7-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Jason Novelli (KO)
36Lando Vannata
9-2-1 (1-2-1 UFC)
D-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
37 Bobby Green
24-8-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
38Clay Guida
34-17 (14-11 UFC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (KO)
39Gregor Gillespie
11-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (TKO)
W-Jason Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
Vinc Pichel
06/01/2018
40Mateusz Gamrot
14-0 (KSW)
W-Grzegorz Szulakowski (SUB)
NC-Norman Parke (NC)
W-Norman Parke (DEC)
41Alan Patrick
14-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (TKO)
42Daniel Hooker
15-7 (5-3 UFC)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (KO)
L-Jason Knight (DEC)
Jim Miller
04/21/2018
43Steven Ray
21-8 (5-3 UFC)
L-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (KO)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
44Josh Thomson
22-9 (Bellator)
L-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-Pablo Villaseca (TKO)
W-Mike Bronzoulis (SUB)
45Ross Pearson
20-14 (12-11 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
46Carlos Diego Ferreira
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Jared Gordon (TKO)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
47Khusein Khaliev
48Vinc Pichel
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Damien Brown (KO)
W-Anthony Njokuani (DEC)
W-Garett Whiteley (DEC)
Gregor Gillespie
06/01/2018
49Drakkar Klose
8-0-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
W-Hugh Pulley (DEC)
50Norman Parke
23-6-1 (KSW)
NC-Mateusz Gamrot (NC)
L-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Paul Redmond (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
Nate Diaz
19-11 (14-9 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
Leonardo Santos
16-3-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (SUB)
Magomed Mustafaev
13-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
W-Piotr Hallmann (TKO)
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- Strength of competition
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There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

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