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)
11Dustin Poirier
21-5 (13-4 UFC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Michael Johnson (KO)
W-Bobby Green (KO)
12Gilbert Melendez
22-6 (1-4 UFC)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
L-Eddie Alvarez (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
13Justin Gaethje
17-0 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (TKO)
W-Brian Foster (TKO)
W-Luis Palomino (TKO)
14Michael Chiesa
14-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Mitch Clarke (DEC)
15Beneil Dariush
14-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
Edson Barboza
03/11/2017
16Will Brooks
18-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
Charles Oliveira
04/08/2017
17Francisco Trinaldo
21-4 (11-3 UFC)
W-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
Kevin Lee
03/11/2017
18Jim Miller
28-9 (17-8 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
19Evan Dunham
18-6 (11-6 UFC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
20Patricky Freire
17-8 (Bellator)
W-Josh Thomson (KO)
L-Michael Chandler (KO)
W-Kevin Souza (DEC)
21Bobby Green
23-7 (4-2 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Josh Thomson (DEC)
22Josh Thomson
22-9 (Bellator)
L-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-Pablo Villaseca (TKO)
W-Mike Bronzoulis (SUB)
23Joe Lauzon
27-12 (14-9 UFC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (TKO)
24Diego Sanchez
27-9 (16-9 UFC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Al Iaquinta
04/22/2017
25Marcin Held
22-6 (0-2 UFC)
L-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
L-Diego Sanchez (DEC)
W-Dave Jansen (DEC)
26Leonardo Santos
16-3-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (SUB)
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)
30Kevin Lee
14-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (SUB)
W-Jake Matthews (TKO)
W-Efrain Escudero (DEC)
Francisco Trinaldo
03/11/2017
31Lando Vannata
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Ramico Blackmon (TKO)
David Teymur
03/04/2017
32Steven Ray
20-6 (4-1 UFC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
33Ross Pearson
19-13 (11-10 UFC)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
L-Will Brooks (DEC)
34Paul Felder
13-3 (5-3 UFC)
W-Alessandro Ricci (TKO)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (DEC)
35Rashid Magomedov
19-2 (4-1 UFC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-Elias Silverio (TKO)
36James Vick
10-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Abel Trujillo (SUB)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Glaico Franca (DEC)
Johnny Case
02/04/2017
37Joseph Duffy
15-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Ivan Jorge (SUB)
Reza Madadi
03/18/2017
38Thiago Alves
21-11 (13-8 UFC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Carlos Condit (TKO)
W-Jordan Mein (TKO)
Patrick Cote
04/08/2017
39Chad Laprise
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
40Nik Lentz
27-8-2 (11-5-1 UFC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
W-Danny Castillo (DEC)
41Olivier Aubin-Mercier
9-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
L-Carlos Diego Ferreira (DEC)
42Michel Prazeres
21-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-J.C. Cottrell (DEC)
W-Valmir Lazaro (DEC)
Josh Burkman
03/11/2017
43Mairbek Taisumov
25-5 (5-1 UFC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
W-Anthony Christodoulou (KO)
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)
46James Krause
23-7 (4-3 UFC)
W-Shane Campbell (DEC)
W-Daron Cruickshank (SUB)
L-Valmir Lazaro (DEC)
47Erik Koch
15-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
L-Daron Cruickshank (TKO)
W-Rafaello Oliveira (TKO)
48Abel Trujillo
14-8 (5-4 UFC)
L-James Vick (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
W-Tony Sims (SUB)
49Brian Foster
26-9 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (SUB)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Joao Zeferino (KO)
50Gilbert Burns
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (SUB)
L-Rashid Magomedov (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.