MMA World Lightweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

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