MMA World Lightweight Rankings

Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265)Light Heavyweight (205)Middleweight (185)Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145)Bantamweight (135)Flyweight (125)Pound-4-Pound

Women’s Divisions
W-Featherweight (145+)W-Bantamweight (135)W-Flyweight (125)W-Strawweight (115) – Pound-4-Pound

#  FIGHTERORGOVRLAST 3NEXT FIGHT
1Khabib Nurmagomedov29-0 (19)W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
2Dustin Poirier27-6 (20)W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
3Justin Gaethje22-3 (20)L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
4Charles Oliveira30-8 (27)W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
5Tony Ferguson25-5 (20)L-Charles Oliveira (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
6Patricio Freire31-4 (22)W-Pedro Carvalho (KO)
W-Juan Archuleta (DEC)
W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
Emmanuel Sanchez
04/02/2021
7Michael Chandler22-5 (17)W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (KO)
W-Sidney Outlaw (KO)
8Conor McGregor22-5L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
9Rafael dos Anjos30-13W-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
10Dan Hooker20-10 (17)L-Michael Chandler (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Paul Felder (DEC)
11Kevin Lee18-6 (11)L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
12Paul Felder17-6 (11)L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
13Beneil Dariush20-4-1 (13)W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Drakkar Klose (KO)
14Diego Ferreira17-3 (10)L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
W-Mairbek Taisumov (DEC)
15Drew Dober23-9 (16)W-Anthony Hernandez (TKO)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
Islam Makhachev
03/06/2021
16Alexander Hernandez12-3 (7)W-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Drew Dober (TKO)
W-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
Thiago Moises
02/27/2021
17Timofey Nastyukhin14-4 (11)W-Pieter Buist (DEC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
L-Saygid Arslanaliev (KO)
18Tofiq MusayevRizin18-3 (16)W-Patricky Freire (DEC)
W-Johnny Case (TKO)
W-Damien Brown (TKO)
19Patricky Freire23-9 (16)L-Tofiq Musayev (DEC))
W-Luiz dos Santos (TKO)
W-Tatsuya Kawajiri (KO)
20Benson Henderson28-10 (14)L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
L-Michael Chandler (KO)
W-Myles Jury (DEC)
21Leonardo Santos18-3-1 (12)W-Roman Bogatov (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
Dwight Grant
03/20/2021
22Natan Schulte20-3-1 (13)W-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
W-Akhmed Aliev (SUB)
W-Ramsey Nijem (SUB)
Marcin Held
04/23/2021
23Arman Tsarukyan16-2W-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
24Brad Riddell9-1 (5)W-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (DEC)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
Gregor Gillespie
03/20/2021
25Magomed Mustafaev14-3 (14)L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
26Rafael Fiziev9-1 (7)W-Renato Carneiro (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
27Francisco Trinaldo26-7 (14)W-Jai Herbert (TKO)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
28Renato Carneiro14-4-1 (7)L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (SUB)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
29Brent Primus10-1 (8)W-Chris Bungard (SUB)
W-Tim Wilde (SUB)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
30Abdul Aziz AbdulvakhabovACA18-2W-Alexander Sarnavskiy (DEC)
W-Imanali Gamzathanov (SUB)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
31Scott Holtzman14-4 (7)L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Ma (TKO)
32Guram Kutateladze12-2W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Guilherme Martins (TKO)
33Mateusz Gamrot17-1L-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Marian Ziolkowski (DEC)
W-Norman Parke (TKO)
34Drakkar Klose11-2-1 (4)L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
Jeremy Stephens
04/17/2021
35Eduard VartanyanACA21-4W-Mukhamed Kokov (DEC)
W-Joshua Aveles (DEC)
W-Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov (DEC)
36Thiago Moises14-4W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
Alex Hernandez
02/27/2021
37Bobby Green27-11-1 (17)L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
38Vinc Pichel13-2W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
39Goiti Yamauchi25-4 (21)W-Daron Cruickshank (SUB)
W-Saad Awad (SUB)
W-Daniel Weichel (DEC)
40Jim Miller32-15 (22)L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
L-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
41Myles Jury19-5W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
W-Brandon Girtz (DEC)
L-Benson Henderson (DEC)
42Nasrat Haqparast12-3 (9)W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
Don Madge
0/13//2021
43Ottman Azaitar13-0W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
44Clay Guida36-20 (20)W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
45Loik Radzhabov13-2-1 (10)L-Natan Schulte (DEC)
W-Chris Wade (DEC)
D-Islam Mamedov (DEC)
46Rashid Magomedov24-5-1 (10)W-Artem Damkovsky (DEC)
L-Akhmed Aliev (DEC)
L-Nate Andrews (DEC)
47Christian Lee14-3W-Iuri Lapicus (TKO)
W-Saygid Arslanaliev (DEC)
W-Shinya Aoki (TKO)
48Joel Alvarez18-2W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
W-Joseph Duffy (SUB)
W-Danilo Belluardo (DEC)
49Davi Ramos10-4 (8)L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
50Mark Madsen10-0 (6)W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Danilo Belluardo (TKO)
W-Patrick Nielsen (SUB)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Eddie Alvarez30-7 (24)W-Eduard Folayang (SUB)
L-Timofey Nastyukhin (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
Iuri Lapicus
04/07/2021
Al Iaquinta14-6-1 (8)L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
Islam Makhachev18-1 (10)W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
Drew Dober
03/06/2021
Gregor Gillespie13-1 (11)L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Vinc Pichel (SUB)
Brad Riddell
03/20/2021
Olivier Aubin-Mercier11-5 (9)L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
Joilton Lutterbach
04/23/2021
Mairbek TaisumovFree Agent27-6 (24)L-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Desmond Green (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
David Teymur8-2 (4)L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Damir Ismagulov19-2W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (DEC)
W-Alex Georges (DEC)
Chris Wade17-6 (5)L-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
W-Nate Andrews (DEC)
W-Akhmed Aliev (DEC)
Akhmed Aliev19-6 (11)L-Natan Schulte (SUB)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
Mikhail Odintsov
04/23/2021
Nate Andrews16-3 (15)L-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
MMA World Rankings FAQ    
MMA World Rankings are comprised of all fighters, regardless of promotion. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Overall Rankings." RankingMMA has been publishing MMA world rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

We are the only source that uses computerized analytics rankings system & actual fight footage to determine rankings similar. The reason we do this is to avoid ranking bias. By using analytics, fighters are scored no matter the promotion they are in. From there, tiers are created and fighters are ranked from within those tiers.

Here is the rankings criteria that encompasses a fighter ranking:
- 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 these rankings.

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