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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:
Dan Moret
Alexander Hernandez
2018 UFC Cuts:
Marcin Held
Jason Saggo
Will Brooks
Johnny Case
2Khabib Nurmagomedov
26-0 (10-0 UFC)
W-Al Iaquinta (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
11Tony Ferguson
23-3 (13-1 UFC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (SUB)
23Eddie Alvarez
29-5 (4-2 UFC)
W-Justin Gaethje (KO)
NC-Dustin Poirier (NC)
L-Conor McGregor (TKO)
35Dustin Poirier
23-5 (15-4 UFC)
W-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Anthony Pettis (TKO)
NC-Eddie Alvarez (NC)
44Edson Barboza
19-5 (13-5 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Gilbert Melendez (DEC)
Kevin Lee
04/21/2018
56Justin Gaethje
18-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
L-Eddie Alvarez (KO)
W-Michael Johnson (TKO)
67Kevin Lee
16-3 (9-3 UFC)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
W-Michael Chiesa (SUB)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (SUB)
Edson Barboza
04/21/2018
713Anthony Pettis
20-7 (7-6 UFC)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Max Holloway (TKO)
89Michael Chiesa
14-3 (7-3 UFC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Beneil Dariush (SUB)
W-Jim Miller (SUB)
910Al Iaquinta
13-4-1 (8-3 UFC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (DEC)
W-Diego Sanchez (KO)
W-Jorge Masvidal (DEC)
10Alexander Hernandez
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
W-Chris Pecero (TKO)
1111Beneil Dariush
14-4-1 (8-4-1 UFC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (KO)
D-Evan Dunham (DEC)
L-Edson Barboza (KO)
1212James Vick
13-1 (9-1 UFC)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (TKO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
1314Francisco Trinaldo
22-6 (12-5 UFC)
L-James Vick (DEC)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
14Paul Felder
15-3 (7-3 UFC)
W-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Alessandro Ricci (TKO)
15Jim Miller
28-11 (17-10 UFC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
L-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
Dan Hooker
04/21/2018
16Olivier Aubin-Mercier
11-2 (7-2 UFC)
W-Evan Dunham (TKO)
W-Tony Martin (DEC)
W-Drew Dober (SUB)
1715Evan Dunham
18-7-1 (11-7-1 UFC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (TKO)
D-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Rick Glenn (DEC)
18Michel Prazeres
24-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Mads Burnell (SUB)
W-Josh Burkman (SUB)
Zak Cummings
05/19/2018
19Rashid Magomedov
20-2 (5-1 UFC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
20Mairbek Taisumov
26-5 (6-1 UFC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (KO)
W-Alan Patrick (TKO)
21Joseph Duffy
16-3 (4-2 UFC)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (SUB)
22Kajan Johnson
23-11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Adriano Martins (KO)
W-Naoyuki Kotani (DEC)
23Islam Makhachev
15-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Gleison Tibau (KO)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
24Rustam Khabilov
22-3 (8-2 UFC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Jason Saggo (DEC)
W-Leandro Silva (DEC)
25Charles Oliveira
22-8 (10-8 UFC)
L-Paul Felder (TKO)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Ricardo Lamas (SUB)
26Nik Lentz
28-8-2 (12-5-1 UFC)
W-Will Brooks (SUB)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (TKO)
27Gilbert Burns
13-2 (6-2 UFC)
W-Dan Moret (KO)
W-Jason Saggo (KO)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
28Clay Guida
34-17 (14-11 UFC)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
L-Brian Ortega (KO)
29David Teymur
7-1 (4-0 UFC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Jason Novelli (KO)
30Lando Vannata
9-2-1 (1-2-1 UFC)
D-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-John Makdessi (KO)
31Bobby Green
24-8-1 (5-3-1 UFC)
W-Erik Koch (DEC)
D-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
32Daniel Hooker
15-7 (5-3 UFC)
W-Marc Diakiese (SUB)
W-Ross Pearson (KO)
L-Jason Knight (DEC)
Jim Miller
04/21/2018
33Gregor Gillespie
11-0 (4-0 UFC)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (TKO)
W-Jason Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
Vinc Pichel
06/01/2018
34Alan Patrick
15-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
35Steven Ray
21-8 (5-3 UFC)
L-Kajan Johnson (DEC)
L-Paul Felder (KO)
W-Joe Lauzon (DEC)
36Ross Pearson
20-14 (12-11 UFC)
W-Mizuto Hirota (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (KO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
37Carlos Diego Ferreira
13-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Jared Gordon (TKO)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
L-Dustin Poirier (KO)
38Vinc Pichel
11-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Joaquim Silva (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (KO)
W-Anthony Njokuani (DEC)
Gregor Gillespie
06/01/2018
39Drakkar Klose
8-1-1 (2-1 UFC)
L-David Teymur (DEC)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
40James Krause
26-7 (7-3 UFC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
W-Tom Gallicchio (DEC)
L-Jesse Taylor (SUB)
41John Makdessi
15-6 (8-6 UFC)
W-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
L-Lando Vannata (KO)
W-Mehdi Baghdad (DEC)
42Chris Wade
12-3 (5-2 UFC)
W-Frankie Perez (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
43Desmond Green
20-7 (1-2 UFC)
L-Michel Prazeres (DEC)
L-Rustam Khabilov (DEC)
W-Josh Emmett (DEC)
44 Tony Martin
12-4 (4-4 UFC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Johnny Case (DEC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
Keita Nakamura
04/21/2018
45Drew Dober
19-8 (5-4 UFC)
W-Frank Camacho (DEC)
W-Josh Burkman (KO)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (SUB)
46Gleison Tibau
32-12 (17-10 UFC)
L-Islam Makhachev (KO)
W-Abel Trujillo (SUB)
L-Tony Ferguson (SUB)
47Marc Diakiese
12-2 (3-2 UFC)
L-Daniel Hooker (SUB)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
48Damir Hadzovic
11-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Marcin Held (KO)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (KO)
49Joaquim Silva
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Reza Madadi (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (KO)
50Erik Koch
15-6 (4-5 UFC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Clay Guida (DEC)
W-Shane Campbell (SUB)
51Abel Trujillo
14-9 (5-5 UFC)
L-John Makdessi (DEC)
L-James Vick (SUB)
W-Jordan Rinaldi (DEC)
52Davi Ramos
7-2 (1-1 UFC)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (SUB)
L-Sergio Moraes (DEC)
W-Nick Piedmont (DEC)
Nick Hein
05/12/2018
53Chris Gruetzemacher
13-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
L-Chas Skelly (SUB)
W-Abner Lloveras (DEC)
Joe Lauzon
04/07/2018
54Joe Lauzon
27-15 (14-12 UFC)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
55Scott Holtzman
10-2 (3-2 UFC)
W-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
W-Michael McBride (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
56Jared Gordon
14-2 (2-1 UFC)
L-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
W-Hacran Dias (DEC)
W-Michel Quinones (TKO)
57Mizuto Hirota
18-9-2 (1-4-1 UFC)
L-Ross Pearson (DEC)
L-Alex Volkanovski (DEC)
W-Cole Miller (DEC)
58Frankie Perez
10-4 (1-3 UFC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Sam Stout (TKO)
59Frank Camacho
21-6 (1-2 UFC)
L-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Li Jingliang (DEC)
60Felipe Silva
8-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Mairbek Taisumov (KO)
W-Shane Campbell (TKO)
W-Anton Kuivanen (TKO)
Claudio Puelles
05/19/2018
61Sage Northcutt
10-2 (5-2 UFC)
W-Thibault Gouti (DEC)
W-Michel Quinones (DEC)
L-Mickey Gall (SUB)
62Teemu Packalen
8-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Marc Diakiese (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
L-Mickael Lebout (DEC)
63Thibault Gouti
12-4 (1-4 UFC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (TKO)
L-Chad Laprise (TKO)
64Andrew Holbrook
11-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Thibault Gouti (TKO)
L-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
W-Jake Matthews (DEC)
65Dong Hyun Kim
16-8-3 (3-2 UFC)
W-Damien Brown (DEC)
W-Takanori Gomi (TKO)
W-Brendan O'Reilly (DEC)
66Damien Brown
17-12 (2-4 UFC)
L-Dong Hyun Kim (DEC)
L-Frank Camacho (DEC)
L-Vinc Pichel (KO)
67Alex White
12-4 (3-4 UFC)
L-James Krause (DEC)
W-Mitch Clarke (TKO)
L-Tony Martin (DEC)
68Jon Tuck
10-4 (4-4 UFC)
W-Takanori Gomi (SUB)
L-Damien Brown (DEC)
L-Josh Emmett (DEC)
69Jason Gonzalez
11-4 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
W-J.C. Cottrell (SUB)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
70Darrell Horcher
13-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
W-Devin Powell (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (TKO)
71Daniel Teymur
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Daniel Henry (DEC)
W-Manolo Scianna (TKO)
W-Davor Matic (SUB)
72Nasrat Haqparast
8-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Marcin Held (DEC)
W-Ruslan Kalyniuk (TKO)
W-Patrik Berisha (TKO)
73Jordan Rinaldi
13-6 (1-2 UFC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
W-Alvaro Herrera (SUB)
L-Abel Trujillo (DEC)
74Devin Powell
8-3 (0-2 UFC)
L-Darrell Horcher (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Jonathan Lemke (SUB)
75Dan Moret
13-4 (0-1 UFC)
L-Gilbert Burns (KO)
W-Alonzo Martinez (SUB)
W-Derrick Adkins (SUB)
76Matt Frevola
6-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Polo Reyes (KO)
W-Jose Flores (SUB)
W-Raush Manfio (DEC)
77Michel Quinones
8-3 (0-2 UFC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
L-Jared Gordon (TKO)
W-Caio Rocha (DEC)
78Alvaro Herrera
7-5 (1-2 UFC)
L-Jordan Rinaldi (SUB)
L-Vicente Luque (SUB)
W-Vernon Ramos (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Conor McGregor
21-3 (9-1 UFC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
W-Nate Diaz (DEC)
L-Nate Diaz (SUB)
8Nate 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)
Nick Hein
14-2-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Tae Hyun Bang (DEC)
W-Yusuke Kasuya (DEC)
W-Lukasz Sajewski (DEC)
Davi Ramos
05/12/2018
Polo Reyes
7-2 (4-1 UFC)
W-Matt Frevola (KO)
L-James Vick (TKO)
W-Jason Novelli (DEC)
Joe Ellenberger
15-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Brian Barberena (TKO)
W-James Moontasri (DEC)
W-Joe Wilk (TKO)
Claudio Puelles
7-2 (0-1 UFC)
L-Martin Bravo (TKO)
W-Marcelo Rojo (DEC)
W-Pablo Sabori (SUB)
Felipe Silva
05/19/2018
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Here is our rankings criteria:
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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.

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.

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