MMA World Lightweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145) – Lightweight (155) – Welterweight (170)Middleweight (185)Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)Pound-4-Pound

#  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)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (TKO)
05Nate Diaz
19-11 (14-9 UFC)
L-Conor McGregor (DEC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
06Michael Johnson
17-11 (9-7 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (KO)
L-Nate Diaz (DEC)
Justin Gaethje
07/07/2017
07Edson Barboza
19-4 (13-4 UFC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
08Michael Chandler
16-3 (Bellator)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
W-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-David Rickels (TKO)
Brent Primus
06/24/2017
09Dustin Poirier
21-5 (13-4 UFC)
NC-Eddie Alvarez (NC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Michael Johnson (KO)
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)
Kevin Lee
06/25/2017
13Al Iaquinta
13-3-1 (8-2 UFC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
14Justin Gaethje
17-0 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (TKO)
W-Brian Foster (TKO)
W-Luis Palomino (TKO)
Michael Johnson
07/07/2017
15Beneil Dariush
14-3 (8-3 UFC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
W-James Vick (KO)
16Jim Miller
28-9 (17-8 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Thiago Alves (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
Anthony Pettis
07/08/2017
17Charles Oliveira
22-7 (10-7 UFC)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Ricardo Lamas (SUB)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
18Will Brooks
18-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
L-Alex Oliveira (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
19Evan Dunham
18-6 (11-6 UFC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
20Leonardo Santos
16-3-1 (5-0-1 UFC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (SUB)
21Kevin Lee
15-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (SUB)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (SUB)
W-Jake Matthews (TKO)
Michael Chiesa
06/25/2017
22Rashid Magomedov
20-2 (5-1 UFC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
23Steven Ray
21-6 (5-1 UFC)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
Paul Felder
07/16/2017
24Joseph Duffy
16-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
25Francisco Trinaldo
21-5 (11-4 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
26Adriano Martins
28-8 (4-2 UFC)
L-Leonardo Santos (DEC)
W-Islam Makhachev (TKO)
W-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
27Rustam Khabilov
21-3 (7-2 UFC)
W-Jason saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
28Patricky Freire
17-8 (Bellator)
W-Josh Thomson (KO)
L-Michael Chandler (KO)
W-Kevin Souza (DEC)
Derek Campos
07/14/2017
29Islam Makhachev
14-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
L-Adriano Martins (TKO)
30Bobby Green
23-8 (4-3 UFC)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
L-Edson Barboza (DEC)
31Josh Thomson
22-9 (Bellator)
L-Patricky Freire (KO)
W-Pablo Villaseca (TKO)
W-Mike Bronzoulis (SUB)
32James Vick
11-1 (7-1 UFC)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
W-Abel Trujillo (SUB)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
33Daniel Hooker
14-7 (4-3 UFC)
W-Ross Pearson (KO)
L-Jason Knight (DEC)
W-Mark Eddiva (SUB)
34Joe Lauzon
27-12 (14-9 UFC)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (DEC)
35Diego Sanchez
27-10 (16-10 UFC)
L-Al Iaquinta (KO)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
36David Teymur
6-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Jason Novelli (KO)
W-Martin Svensson (TKO)
37Lando Vannata
9-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
38Ross Pearson
19-14 (11-11 UFC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
39Paul Felder
13-3 (5-3 UFC)
W-Alessandro Ricci (TKO)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
W-Josh Burkman (DEC)
Steven Ray
07/16/2017
40Mairbek Taisumov
25-5 (5-1 UFC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
W-Anthony Christodoulou (KO)
41Michel Prazeres
22-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
W-J.C. Cottrell (DEC)
42Gilbert Burns
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (SUB)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
43Chad Laprise
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
Brian Camozzi
07/08/2017
44Nik Lentz
27-8-2 (11-5-1 UFC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
W-Danny Castillo (DEC)
45Erik Koch
15-4 (4-3 UFC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
L-Daron Cruickshank (TKO)
W-Rafaello Oliveira (TKO)
Clay Guida
06/25/2017
46Olivier Aubin-Mercier
9-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
L-Carlos Diego Ferreira (DEC)
47Marc Diakiese
12-0 (3-0 UFC)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Frankie Perez (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (TKO)
Drakkar Klose
07/07/2017
48Gregor Gillespie
9-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
W-Glaico Franca (DEC)
W-Sidney Outlaw (DEC)
49Brian Foster
27-9 (WSOF)
W-Luiz Firmino (SUB)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Joao Zeferino (KO)
Jon Fitch
06/30/2017
50Alan Patrick
14-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
*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.