UFC Lightweight Rankings

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Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145)Women’s Bantamweight (135)Women’s Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Julian Erosa
Devonte Smith
Thiago Moises
Jesus Pinedo
Roosevelt Roberts
Dwight Grant
Michael Trizano
Thiago Moises
Joe Giannetti
John Gunther
Allan Zuniga
Luis Pena
Richie Smullen
Dan Moret
Alexander Hernandez
2018 UFC Cuts:
Bobby Green (retired)
Eddie Alvarez
Joe Giannetti
Kajan Johnson
Gleison Tibau
Damien Brown
Richie Smullen
Teemu Packalen
Michel Quinones
Frankie Perez
Rashid Magomedov
Chris Wade
Marcin Held
Jason Saggo
Will Brooks
Johnny Case
Khabib Nurmagomedov
27-0 (11-0 UFC)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
1Dustin Poirier
25-5 (17-4 UFC)
W-Max Holloway (DEC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
2Tony Ferguson
24-3 (14-1 UFC)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
3Justin Gaethje
20-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-James Vick (KO)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
4Donald Cerrone
34-11 (21-8 UFC)
W-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
W-Mike Perry (SUB)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
Al Iaquinta
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
5Al Iaquinta
14-4-1 (9-3 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
Donald Cerrone
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
6Kevin Lee
17-4 (10-4 UFC)
L-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
Rafael dos Anjos
UFC on ESPN+ 9
05/18/2019
7Edson Barboza
20-7 (14-7 UFC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Kevin Lee (TKO)
8Alexander Hernandez
10-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
9Paul Felder
16-4 (8-4 UFC)
W-James Vick (DEC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
10Beneil Dariush
16-4-1 (10-4-1 UFC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
11James Vick
13-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
12Francisco Trinaldo
23-6 (13-5 UFC)
W-Evan Dunham (KO)
L-James Vick (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
Diego Ferreira
UFC 237
05/11/2019
13Charles Oliveira
26-8 (14-8 UFC)
W-David Teymur (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Christos Giagos (SUB)
14Diego Ferreira
15-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
W-Kyle Nelson (TKO)
W-Jared Gordon (TKO)
Francisco Trinaldo
UFC 237
05/11/2019
15Islam Makhachev
17-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
16Gregor Gillespie
13-0 (6-0 UFC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Vinc Pichel (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (TKO)
17Daniel Hooker
17-8 (7-4 UFC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
W-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Jim Miller (KO)
18Gilbert Burns
14-3 (7-3 UFC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
L-Daniel Hooker (KO)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
Eric Wisely
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
19Rustam Khabilov
23-4 (9-3 UFC)
L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
20Olivier Aubin-Mercier
11-4 (7-4 UFC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
W-Evan Dunham (TKO)
21Mairbek Taisumov
27-5 (7-1 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
22David Teymur
8-2 (5-1 UFC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
23Nik Lentz
30-9-2 (14-6-1 UFC)
W-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
W-Gray Maynard (TKO)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
24Desmond Green
22-8 (3-3 UFC)
W-Ross Pearson (TKO)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (DEC)
W-Gleison Tibau (DEC)
25Drakkar Klose
10-1-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
NRJim Miller
29-13 (18-12 UFC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Alex White (SUB)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
Jason Gonzalez
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
NRMagomed Mustafaev
14-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Joe Proctor (TKO)
NRClay Guida
34-18 (14-12 UFC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
B.J. Penn
UFC 237
05/11/2019
NRYancy Medeiros
15-6 (6-6 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
W-Alex Oliveira (TKO)
NRScott Holtzman
11-3 (4-3 UFC)
L-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (KO)
W-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
NRAlan Patrick
15-2 (5-2 UFC)
L-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
NRSteven Ray
22-8 (6-3 UFC)
W-Jessin Ayari (DEC)
L-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (KO)
Leonardo Santos
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
NRLando Vannata
10-3-2 (2-3-2 UFC)
W-Marcos Mariano (SUB)
D-Matt Frevola (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
NRDamir Hadzovic
13-4 (3-2 UFC)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
W-Nick Hein (DEC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
NRNasrat Haqparast
10-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Thibault Gouti (DEC)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
L-Marcin Held (DEC)
NRMarc Diakiese
13-3 (4-3 UFC)
W-Joseph Duffy (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
L-Daniel Hooker (SUB)
NRJoseph Duffy
16-4 (4-3 UFC)
L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
NRJohn Makdessi
17-6 (10-6 UFC)
W-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
W-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
NRRyan Hall
7-1 (3-0 UFC)
W-B.J. Penn (SUB)
W-Gray Maynard (DEC)
W-Artem Lobov (DEC)
NRDavi Ramos
9-2 (3-1 UFC)
W-John Gunther (SUB)
W-Nick Hein (SUB)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
NRDrew Dober
20-9 (6-5 UFC)
L-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jon Tuck (DEC)
W-Frank Camacho (DEC)
NRVinc Pichel
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-Joaquim Silva (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (KO)
NRJoaquim Silva
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
NRMatt Frevola
7-1-1 (1-1-1 UFC)
W-Jalin Turner (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Polo Reyes (KO)
NRChris Gruetzemacher
14-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
L-Chas Skelly (SUB)
NRJoe Lauzon
27-15 (14-12 UFC)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
NRMichael Trizano
8-0 (2-0 UFC)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
W-Joe Giannetti (DEC)
W-John Gunther (DEC)
Grant Dawson
UFC on ESPN+ 9
05/18/2019
NRAlexander Yakovlev
24-8-1 (3-4 UFC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (SUB)
L-Zak Cummings (SUB)
L-Kamaru Usman (DEC)
NRNick Hein
14-4-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
W-Tae Hyun Bang (DEC)
Luigi Vendramini
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
NRGray Maynard
13-7-1 (11-7-1 UFC)
L-Nik Lentz (TKO)
W-Teruto Ishihara (DEC)
L-Ryan Hall (DEC)
NRDevonte Smith
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (TKO)
W-Julian Erosa (KO)
W-Joseph Lowry (KO)
NRRoosevelt Roberts
6-0 (0-0 UFC)
W-Darrell Horcher (SUB)
W-Garrett Gross (SUB)
W-Tommy Aaron (TKO)
Thomas Gifford
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
NRPolo Reyes
7-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-Damir Hadzovic (TKO)
W-Matt Frevola (KO)
L-James Vick (TKO)
NRDong Hyun Kim
16-9-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Devonte Smith (TKO)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
W-Takanori Gomi (TKO)
NRJared Gordon
14-3 (2-2 UFC)
L-Joaquim Silva (KO)
L-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
W-Hacran Dias (DEC)
NRErik Koch
15-6 (4-5 UFC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
NRAlex White
13-5 (4-5 UFC)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
L-James Krause (DEC)
NRDamir Ismagulov
18-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Joel Alvarez (DEC)
W-Alex Georges (DEC)
W-Artem Damkovsky (TKO)
NRJohn Gunther
5-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
W-Allan Zuniga (DEC)
L-Michael Trizano (DEC)
NRThiago Moises
11-3 (0-1 UFC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gleidson Moraes Cutis (TKO)
W-Jeff Peterson (SUB)
Kurt Holobaugh
UFC 237
05/11/2019
NRJon Tuck
10-5 (4-5 UFC)
L-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Takanori Gomi (SUB)
L-Damien Brown (DEC)
NRThibault Gouti
12-5 (1-5 UFC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (TKO)
NRJessin Ayari
16-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
W-Jim Wallhead (DEC)
NRDon Madge
8-3-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Te'Jovan Edwards (TKO)
W-Dave Mazany (SUB)
W-Jadyson Costa (TKO)
NRArman Tsarukyan
13-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Felipe Olivieri (KO)
W-Junior Assuncao (DEC)
NRChristos Giagos
16-7 (2-3 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Herdeson Batista (DEC)
NRClaudio Puelles
8-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Felipe Silva (SUB)
L-Martin Bravo (TKO)
W-Marcelo Rojo (DEC)
NRFelipe Silva
8-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Claudio Puelles (SUB)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (KO)
W-Shane Campbell (TKO)
NRJesus Pinedo
16-5-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
W-Carlos Alexandre (TKO)
NRDarrell Horcher
13-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
L-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
NRKyle Nelson
12-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
W-Morteza Rezaei (TKO)
W-Khama Worthy (KO)
Matt Sayles
UFC on ESPN+ 8
05/04/2019
NRJalin Turner
8-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Callan Potter (TKO)
L-Vicente Luque (KO)
NRTe'Jovan Edwards
6-3 (0-2 UFC)
L-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
L-Don Madge (TKO)
W-Austin Tweedy (KO)
NRRafael Fiziev
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Magomed Mustafaev (TKO)
W-Nurzhan Tutkaev (KO)
W-Nandin Munguntsooj (TKO)
NRJoel Alvarez
15-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Radu Maxim (SUB)
W-Julio Alves (SUB)
NRDan Moret
13-5 (0-2 UFC)
L-Alex White (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Alonzo Martinez (SUB)
NRB.J. Penn
16-13-2 (12-12-2 UFC)
L-Ryan Hall (SUB)
L-Dennis Siver (DEC)
L-Yair Rodriguez (TKO)
Clay Guida
UFC 237
05/11/2019
NRAlex da Silva Coelho
20-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
W-Slavoljub Mitic (TKO)
W-Fernando Colman (SUB)
NRDevin Powell
9-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Alvaro Herrera (KO)
L-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
NRAlex Gorgees
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Jai Bradney (KO)
W-Muhammad Zainal (TKO)
NRAllan Zuniga
13-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-John Gunther (DEC)
L-Joe Giannetti (SUB)
W-Ilianovich Chalo (TKO)
NRCallan Potter
17-8 (0-1 UFC)
L-Jalin Turner (TKO)
W-B.J. Bland (DEC)
L-Marcin Held (SUB)
NRMarcos Mariano Rosa
6-5 (0-1 UFC)
L-Lando Vannata (SUB)
W-Alessandro Matos (TKO)
L-Alan Francis (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Conor McGregor
21-4 (9-2 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
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)
Steven Ray
UFC on ESPN+ 10
06/01/2019
Abel Trujillo
14-9 (5-5 UFC)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
L-James Vick (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
Matt Wiman
16-7 (10-5 UFC)
W-Isaac Vallie-Flagg (DEC)
L-T.J. Grant (KO)
W-Paul Sass (SUB)
Andrew Holbrook
11-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
W-Jake Matthews (DEC)
Jason Gonzalez
11-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-J.C. Cottrell (SUB)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
Jim Miller
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
Teemu Packalen
8-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Marc Diakiese (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
L-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
Thomas Gifford
14-7 (0-0 UFC)
W-Trey Ogden (SUB)
L-Cameron VanCamp (NC)
W-Trey Ogden (SUB)
Roosevelt Roberts
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
Eric Wisely
31-9-1 (0-2 UFC)
W-Joe Richardson (TKO)
W-Carl Wittstock (TKO)
W-Morgan Sickinger (SUB)
Gilbert Burns
UFC on ESPN 3
04/27/2019
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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.

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35 Comments on this post.
  • jerjapan
    4 June 2016 at 10:48 PM
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    Mitch Clark at 45 isn’t right.

  • yossgold
    28 September 2014 at 4:16 AM
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    Sooooooo, Cerrone moves above Khabib who dominated Dos Anjos who dominated Cerrone and is #2 because he beat Alvarez (he may be considered a contender, but it has never been proven)? I don’t get that logic. I get RDA moving to second even though he lost to Khabib on account of Khabib’s inactivity, but I don’t see how Cerrone can move above Khabib until he either beats him or someone ranked above him (i.e. Not Eddie Alvarez).

  • Joe
    27 May 2014 at 7:45 AM
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    Kevin Lee – 6 wins over absolutely no one, no UFC wins; Norman Parke – 3 legit UFC wins, a draw against a BJJ world champ who was on a 6 fight win streak and TUF Brazil winner which many thought he won and without it he’d be on a 9 fight win streak. How on heaven’s earth can he be ranked under Kevin Lee????

    • Joe
      27 May 2014 at 7:47 AM
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      Kevin Lee is ranked WAY too high … he’s done absolutely nothing.

      • D.C. Ross
        28 May 2014 at 11:32 AM
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        Lee does hold a win over Mansour Barnaoui, who is considered one of the top Lightweights prospects in the world right now. Lee looked pretty darn good against Iaquinta as well. Parke is on a solid winning streak, but the jury is still on whether he can beat an accomplished wrestler. Parke should have gotten the decision over Santos. I definitely will go back and look at their last few fights to see if I have Lee ranked too high.

  • D.C. Ross
    29 December 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    He is moving to Featherweight, and because he officially has been booked for a fight at 145 lbs. he was removed from the Lightweight rankings. His profile can now be found in the Featherweight rankings.

  • cblo
    23 September 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Miles Jury needs to be moved up. Handed ‘Menace’ a whooping and is now 4-0 in ufc.

    • D.C. Ross
      24 September 2013 at 7:47 AM
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      I understand ranking him above Johnson due to his dominating win over him, but do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of Lauzon, Tibau, Barboza, Masvidal, and Pearson as well?

      Let me see what your 11-20 rankings would look like, so I can have a better idea of what you’re thinking. The way I see it is Johnson leapfrogged a bunch of guys because of his win over Lauzon, who was clearly Top 15 at the time, thanks to finish wins over Varner and Guillard.

  • lou
    16 September 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    It seems odd that Michael Johnson is so much higher than Jury, no?

    • D.C. Ross
      16 September 2013 at 3:45 PM
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      I could definitely see the argument that Johnson should be lower in the rankings, but then I would have to drop Lauzon as well, who has recent finish victories over Varner and Guillard. Jury is a top notch talent, but ranking him above guys like Tibau, Varner, Barboza, Pearson, etc. is probably just a bit too soon for him.

      The Lauzon win was huge for Johnson and gave him a big push up the ranks. Meanwhile, Jury has sort of been stuck in neutral. He picked up a dominant win over Ramsey Nijem, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Even a win over Ricci won’t move Jury up the ranks too much. Wins over lesser ranked competition just don’t mean as much as a win over Lauzon, which is why Johnson currently sits ahead of Jury.

      Do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of the following: Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Jamie Varner, Ross Pearson, Melvin Guillard, Jorge Masvidal, or Joe Lauzon. Jury is on the brink of a top ranking, but until he beats one of those guys I mentioned, he’s likely stuck around that 20-30 range.

      If you want, provide me with your own Top 25 rankings, so I can maybe see how you would be ranking the division. Thanks for the comment.

  • Joe
    2 June 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Pat Healy’s suspension not accounted for?

    (Suspended by NJSACB until July 19th, 2013)

    • D.C. Ross
      3 June 2013 at 8:16 AM
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      Totally forgot, since Healy was included in the ufc.com/rankings, it slipped past me. Thanks for the save.

  • Leo Corrêa
    27 January 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Khabib Nurmagomedov might be in a better position. Guys, look at his record… why he’s on 9th position in this rank, while fighters like Dos Anjos, Cerrone and Pettis are above it?

    • rankingmma
      27 January 2013 at 7:02 PM
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      Nurmagomedov is not ranked above the guys you mentioned because he has yet to win consistently against top-level competition. His most notable win is over Gleison Tibau, but to most people who watched and scored that fight, it was a very controversial decision. His 19-0 record is remarkable, and I believe he has a very bright future in the sport. Khabib has been calling out Nate Diaz, and that is likely the type of fight that could propel him into title contention.

      Why do you think Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Anthony Pettis or Donald Cerrone? I would understand your argument for possibly ranking him above Dos Anjos, but the other guys not so much.

  • Mario Rabelo
    29 December 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    I liked this ranking a lot. Most people dont see dos Anjos so high but he has showed tremendous development on his last fights. Guillard is a little overated. But everything else looks great. Congratulations!

    • admin
      31 December 2012 at 1:08 PM
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      Thank you. Dos Anjos is on a solid winning streak and a lot of the other fringe contenders have suffered recent losses (Tibau, Dunham, Guillard, Barboza, Bocek). I think dos Anjos could surprise, his loss to Guida was due to injury, and that fight was going to be a close decision. Otherwise, the Tibau loss is dos Anjos’ only recent blemish.

  • MrOrange
    19 October 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    I don’t see Guillard as even a top 15 lw. definately not a top 10.

    • admin
      21 October 2012 at 10:23 AM
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      Guillard’s winning streak in 2010 is the reason he hasn’t fallen farther. When Guillard finished Dunham, he was on the verge of a title shot. People forget that Dunham was scheduled to face Kenny Florian in what may have been a #1 contender fight for the LW division. Guillard’s only losses have come to the elite of the division (Diaz, Miller, Cerrone). All the fighters ranked below him have lost to lesser fighters in recent years. I do think Guillard is overrated, but the guys below him have never beaten a top guy.

  • MrOrange
    12 October 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    To admin

    Ive stuck in there with your site. Glad you have it running much better, good job bro. 🙂

    • admin
      12 October 2012 at 11:29 AM
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      Thank you for the support!

  • dWd
    26 September 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Q. What do you get if you cross a Jim Miller with a Nate Diaz A. a T.J.Grant

    • admin
      26 September 2012 at 10:15 PM
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      I was sleeping on Grant going into his fight with Dunham. Many people forget that he nearly knocked off Johny Hendricks at WW. Grant can do some damage at LW, and definitely can give guys like Guida, Lauzon, or Guillard a run for their money. Can’t wait for him to get a crack at a Top 10 fighter.

  • dWd
    12 September 2012 at 12:18 AM
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    Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Tibau,who could be ranked higher here.i think barboza is overrated at the moment.

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      12 September 2012 at 11:02 PM
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      The lightweight division from 10-20 is a complete mess. Nurmagomedov beat Tibau in a very debatable decision. Should Nurmagomedov be rewarded for that decision by being ranked above Rafael Dos Anjos, Jeremy Stephens, Sotiropoulos? At this point, Nurmagomedov moved up the ranks significantly with the close decision win, but I can’t justify putting him with the mid-tier elite of the division just yet.

      Barboza’s ranking is overrated, but his skills aren’t. Barboza won a couple of close decisions over Pearson and Njokuani before the highlight-reel KO of Terry Etim. That knockout definitely had him on the verge of title contention. Considering the recent losses by Tibau, Stephens, and Sotiropoulos, he is still hanging around between 11-15.

      • dWd
        14 September 2012 at 2:42 AM
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        YES HE SHOULD. all those guys you mention, AND mark bocek deserve to be ranked ahead of barboza right now. i will watch the tibau vs nurmagomedov fight again but i don’t remember being anything but impressed with him getting a “unanimous decision” over one of the best in the division.

        • admin
          14 September 2012 at 2:17 PM
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          I am hoping the lightweight scene sorts itself out soon. Bocek needs a signature win. He has proven his merits against mid-level competition and gave Jim Miller all he could handle, but the fact remains, he has never beaten a top 20 fighter (Lentz was around #25).

          Terry Etim was a bordline Top 20 fighter prior to Barboza beating him. Also, it wasn’t just a decision win for Barboza, it was a huge knockout.

          It comes down to Barboza’s wins over Etim and Pearson outweighing the guys ranked below him. Rafael Dos Anjos is on a solid run, but his recent loss to Tibau holds him back. Same thing for Tibau, he was looking solid up until the decision loss to Nurmagomedov. Stephens’ biggest win in recent years is Marcus Davis, in a fight he was losing until a 3rd round knockout. All of these fighters have some sort of hiccup on their resume. I’m not trying to discount Barboza’s loss against Varner, but all of the guys below him have experienced the same thing.

          Thanks for the solid info. I agree with a lot of your points. I am not trying to persuade you to why I ranked so-and-so, I’m just trying to point out how I am seeing things at this current stage.

      • dWd
        14 September 2012 at 1:06 PM
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        i just watched the tibau vs khabib fight again,i don’t have a problem with the result,khabib pressed the action the whole way using wild striking to get in on single leg takedowns over and over,tibau stuffed everyone of em and even landed a couple solid knees to khabib as he was coming in ,but khabib walked through them and was rellentless keeping tibau backed up to the cage and defending for the whole fight. tibau did land two takedowns,but khabib popped straight back up and went back on the attack.

        • admin
          14 September 2012 at 2:23 PM
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          I remember it being close as well. It was the fallout of the rankings that I had trouble with. Does Nurmagomedov really deserve to be ranked ahead of Dos Anjos, Sotiropoulos, and Bocek for one controversial decision win? I couldn’t punish Tibau either because he has proven his skills against Dos Anjos and Stephens.

          I am doing the same thing that I previously did with all of the wild Leonard Garcia decisions. I wasn’t going to penalize Chan Sung Jung or Nam Phan because the judges couldn’t get the scorecards right.

          Like I said, I will watch the fight again and see if Nurmagomedov did enough to win the fight. Obviously the judges thought so, but pretty much every website doing play-by-play had Tibau winning that fight.

  • admin
    20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Siver announced his move down to the UFC featherweight division following his loss to Cerrone.

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    20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Penn has been added to the UFC welterweight division.

  • Andy
    27 May 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    i cant believe Edson Barboza lost it’s been my favorita since he joined the UFC

  • SVN
    5 May 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    why is edson barboza in n16 and donald cerrone in number 8 if barboza is 4-0 in ufc and cerrone 4-1? and barboza has greatest knockouts than cerrone…

    • admin
      20 August 2012 at 9:43 PM
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      Cerrone has faced stiffer competition thus far in his career. Barboza may be 4-0 in the UFC, but 2 of his wins were razor-thin decisions over Anthony Njokuani and Ross Pearson. Barboza may be the next big thing in the 155-pound division, but he will have to prove himself against high-level competition first.

  • Beighz
    4 July 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Nate Diaz – OVER-RATED

    • admin
      8 July 2011 at 2:38 PM
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      Overrated at 170 maybe, but at 155 Diaz was fairly solid. He lost to Gray Maynard in a close fight and easily defeated Melvin Guillard. He lost a couple of fights to Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, who simply held Diaz down for 3 rounds. I think Diaz needs a big win at 155 to show he is still a factor.

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