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UFC Lightweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
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 Strawweight (115)

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Fighter  Last 3 FightsNext Fight
2018 UFC Signings:
Michael Trizano
Joe Giannetti
John Gunther
Allan Zuniga
Luis Pena
Richie Smullen
Dan Moret
Alexander Hernandez
2018 UFC Cuts:
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
26-0 (10-0 UFC)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
12Tony Ferguson
23-3 (13-1 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
23Dustin Poirier
24-5 (16-4 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
34Eddie Alvarez
29-6 (4-3 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
45Kevin Lee
17-3 (10-3 UFC)
W-Edson Barboza (TKO)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
57Justin Gaethje
18-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Eddie Alvarez (KO)
W-Michael Johnson (TKO)
James Vick
08/25/2018
66Edson Barboza
19-6 (13-6 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
78Anthony Pettis
21-7 (8-6 UFC)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
812Michael Chiesa
14-4 (7-4 UFC)
L-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
99Al Iaquinta
13-4-1 (8-3 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
1010James Vick
13-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (TKO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
Justin Gaethje
08/25/2018
1114Daniel Hooker
17-7 (7-3 UFC)
W-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Jim Miller (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
1215Francisco Trinaldo
22-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-James Vick (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
Evan Dunham
09/22/2018
13Paul Felder
15-4 (7-4 UFC)
L-Mike Perry (DEC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
1413Alexander Hernandez
10-1 (2-0 UFC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
15Beneil Dariush
14-4-1 (8-4-1 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
D-Evan Dunham (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
16Olivier Aubin-Mercier
11-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
W-Evan Dunham (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
17Evan Dunham
18-7-1 (11-7-1 UFC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (TKO)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
Francisco Trinaldo
09/22/2018
18David Teymur
8-1 (5-0 UFC)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
19Islam Makhachev
16-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
20Gregor Gillespie
12-0 (5-0 UFC)
W-Vinc Pichel (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (TKO)
W-Jason Gonzalez (SUB)
21Mairbek Taisumov
26-5 (6-1 UFC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
22Jim Miller
28-12 (17-11 UFC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
Alex White
09/08/2018
23Charles Oliveira
23-8 (11-8 UFC)
W-Clay Guida (SUB)
L-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
24Rustam Khabilov
22-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Jason Saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
25Joseph Duffy
16-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
NRGilbert Burns
13-3 (6-3 UFC)
L-Daniel Hooker (KO)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
W-Jason Saggo (KO)
NRNik Lentz
28-9-2 (12-6-1 UFC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
NRKajan Johnson
23-12-1 (4-2 UFC)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Adriano Martins (KO)
NRLando Vannata
9-3-1 (1-3-1 UFC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
D-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
NRBobby Green
24-8-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
NRClay Guida
34-18 (14-12 UFC)
L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
NRAlan Patrick
15-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
NRSteven Ray
21-8 (5-3 UFC)
L-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (KO)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
NRCarlos Diego Ferreira
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Jared Gordon (TKO)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
NRJames Krause
26-7 (7-3 UFC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
L-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
Warlley Alves
08/25/2018
NRDrakkar Klose
9-1-1 (3-1 UFC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
NRJohn Makdessi
16-6 (9-6 UFC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
W-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
L-Lando Vannata (KO)
NRRoss Pearson
20-15 (12-12 UFC)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
NRDesmond Green
21-7 (2-2 UFC)
W-Gleison Tibau (DEC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
NRDavi Ramos
8-2 (2-1 UFC)
W-Nick Hein (SUB)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
NRVinc Pichel
11-2 (4-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-Joaquim Silva (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (KO)
NRDamir Hadzovic
12-4 (2-2 UFC)
W-Nick Hein (DEC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (KO)
NRNick Hein
14-4-1 (4-3 UFC)
L-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
W-Tae Hyun Bang (DEC)
NRDrew Dober
19-8 (5-4 UFC)
W-Frank Camacho (DEC)
W-Josh Burkman (KO)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (SUB)
Jon Tuck
08/25/2018
NRNasrat Haqparast
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
L-Marcin Held (DEC)
W-Ruslan Kalyniuk (TKO)
NRMarc Diakiese
12-3 (3-3 UFC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
L-Daniel Hooker (SUB)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
NRJoaquim Silva
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
NRErik Koch
15-6 (4-5 UFC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
NRChris Gruetzemacher
13-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
L-Chas Skelly (SUB)
W-Abner Lloveras (DEC)
Joe Lauzon
04/07/2018
NRJoe Lauzon
27-15 (14-12 UFC)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
NRScott Holtzman
10-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
NRAbel Trujillo
14-9 (5-5 UFC)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
L-James Vick (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
NRJared Gordon
14-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
W-Hacran Dias (DEC)
W-Michel Quinones (TKO)
NRMizuto Hirota
18-9-2 (1-4-1 UFC)
L-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Cole Miller (DEC)
NRFrank Camacho
21-6 (1-2 UFC)
L-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (DEC)
Geoff Neal
09/08/2018
NRThibault Gouti
12-4 (1-4 UFC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (TKO)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
NRAndrew Holbrook
11-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
W-Jake Matthews (DEC)
NRDong Hyun Kim
16-8-3 (3-2 UFC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
W-Takanori Gomi (TKO)
W-Brendan O'Reilly (DEC)
NRAlex White
12-4 (3-4 UFC)
L-James Krause (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (TKO)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
Jim Miller
09/08/2018
NRJon Tuck
10-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-Takanori Gomi (SUB)
L-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
Drew Dober
08/25/2018
NRMichael Trizano
7-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Joe Giannetti (DEC)
W-John Gunther (DEC)
W-Thailand Clark (TKO)
NRJoe Giannetti
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Michael Trizano (DEC)
W-Allan Zuniga (SUB)
W-John Gunther (SUB)
NRJason Gonzalez
11-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-J.C. Cottrell (SUB)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
NRDarrell Horcher
13-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (TKO)
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)
NRLuis Pena
3-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Richie Smullen (SUB)
W-Jose Martinez (DEC)
W-Brandon Schehl (SUB)
NRJohn Gunther
5-0 (1-0 UFC)
W-Allan Zuniga (DEC)
L-Michael Trizano (DEC)
L-Joe Giannetti (SUB)
NRJordan Rinaldi
13-6 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
W-Alvaro Herrera (SUB)
L-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
NRDevin Powell
9-3 (1-2 UFC)
W-Alvaro Herrera (KO)
L-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
NRDan Moret
13-4 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Alonzo Martinez (SUB)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
NRAllan Zuniga
13-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-John Gunther (DEC)
L-Joe Giannetti (SUB)
W-Ilianovich Chalo (TKO)
NRMatt Frevola
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Polo Reyes (KO)
W-Jose Flores (SUB)
W-Raush Manfio (DEC)
NRAlvaro Herrera
7-6 (1-3 UFC)
L-Devin Powell (KO)
L-Jordan Rinaldi (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
1Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
11Nate 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)
Matt Wiman
16-7 (10-5 UFC)
W-Isaac Vallie-Flagg (DEC)
L-T.J. Grant (KO)
W-Paul Sass (SUB)
Polo Reyes
7-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Matt Frevola (KO)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Jason Novelli (DEC)
Don Madge
7-3-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Dave Mazany (SUB)
W-Jadyson Costa (TKO)
W-Tyson Chelin (TKO)
Joe Ellenberger
15-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Brian Barberena (TKO)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
W-Joe Wilk (TKO)
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Here is our rankings criteria:
- Most recent performance
- Performance against top competition
- Estimated ability against future competition
- Strength of competition
- Activity in the last 3 years
- Last 5 fights

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.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate our rankings.

= Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
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= Inactivity over 15 months
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