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
1Dustin Poirier27-6 (20)W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
Conor McGregor
07/10/2021
2Charles Oliveira30-8 (27)W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
Michael Chandler
05/15/2021
3Justin Gaethje22-3 (20)L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
4Michael Chandler22-5 (17)W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (KO)
W-Sidney Outlaw (KO)
Charles Oliveira
05/15/2021
5Conor McGregor22-5L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
Dustin Poirier
07/10/2021
6Tony Ferguson25-5 (20)L-Charles Oliveira (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
Beneil Dariush
05/15/2021
7Rafael dos Anjos30-13W-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
8Dan Hooker20-10 (17)L-Michael Chandler (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Paul Felder (DEC)
9Islam Makhachev19-1 (11)W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
Thiago Moises
07/17/2021
10Kevin Lee18-6 (11)L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
11Paul Felder17-6 (11)L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
12Gregor Gillespie14-1 (12)W-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
13Beneil Dariush20-4-1 (13)W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Drakkar Klose (KO)
Tony Ferguson
05/15/2021
14Diego Ferreira14-3 (10)L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
15Christian Lee15-3W-Timofey Nastyukhin (TKO)
W-Iuri Lapicus (TKO)
W-Saygid Arslanaliev (DEC)
16Grant Dawson17-1 (15)W-Leonardo Santos (KO)
W-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Darrick Minner (SUB)
17Arman Tsarukyan16-2W-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
18Timofey Nastyukhin14-5 (11)L-Christian Lee (TKO)
W-Pieter Buist (DEC)
W-Eddie Alvarez (TKO)
19Rae Yoon Ok13-3W-Eddie Alvarez (DEC)
W-Marat Gafurov (DEC)
W-Won Bin Ki (DEC)
20Eddie Alvarez30-9 (24)L-Rae Yoon Ok (DEC)
L-Iuri Lapicus (DQ)
W-Eduard Folayang (SUB)
21Clay Collard19-8W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
W-Randall Wallace (DEC)
W-Lucas Montoya (TKO)
Joilton Lutterbach
06/10/2021
22Anthony Pettis24-11L-Clay Collard (DEC)
W-Alex Morono (DEC)
W-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
Alex Martinez
06/10/2021
23Drew Dober23-10 (16)L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Anthony Hernandez (TKO)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
Brad Riddell
06/12/2021
24Thiago Moises15-4W-Alex Hernandez (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
Islam Makhachev
07/17/2021
25Alexander Hernandez12-4 (7)L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Drew Dober (TKO)
26Patricky Freire23-10 (16)L-Peter Queally (TKO)
L-Tofiq Musayev (DEC)
W-Luiz dos Santos (TKO)
27Benson Henderson28-10 (14)L-Jason Jackson (DEC)
L-Michael Chandler (KO)
W-Myles Jury (DEC)
28Brad Riddell9-1 (5)W-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (DEC)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
Drew Dober
06/12/2021
29Magomed Mustafaev14-3 (14)L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
30Rafael Fiziev9-1 (7)W-Renato Carneiro (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
31Guram Kutateladze12-2W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Guilherme Martins (TKO)
Don Madge
07/17/2021
32Mateusz Gamrot18-1W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
L-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Marian Ziolkowski (DEC)
Jeremy Stephens
07/17/2021
33Leonardo Santos18-4-1 (12)L-Grant Dawson (KO)
W-Roman Bogatov (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
34Renato Carneiro14-4-1 (7)L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (SUB)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
Jai Herbert
06/26/2021
35Brent Primus10-1 (8)W-Chris Bungard (SUB)
W-Tim Wilde (SUB)
L-Michael Chandler (DEC)
36Francisco Trinaldo26-7 (14)W-Jai Herbert (TKO)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
Muslim Salikhov
06/05/2021
37Shinya Aoki47-9W-Eduard Folayang (SUB)
W-James Nakashima (SUB)
W-Kimihiro Eto (DEC)
38Marcin Held27-7W-Natan Schulte (DEC)
W-Diego Brandao (DEC)
W-Musa Khamanaev (SUB)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier
06/10/2021
39Natan Schulte20-4-1 (13)L-Marcin Held (DEC)
W-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
W-Akhmed Aliev (SUB)
Mikhail Odintsov
06/10/2021
40Drakkar Klose11-2-1 (4)L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
41Bobby Green27-11-1 (17)L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
42Nasrat Haqparast13-3 (9)W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
43Scott Holtzman14-5 (7)L-Mateusz Gamrot (KO)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
44Joe Solecki11-2W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (SUB)
W-Matt Wiman (DEC)
45Vinc Pichel13-2W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
46Abdul Aziz AbdulvakhabovACA18-2W-Alexander Sarnavskiy (DEC)
W-Imanali Gamzathanov (SUB)
W-Brian Foster (SUB)
47Ottman Azaitar13-0W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
48Myles Jury19-5W-Georgi Karakhanyan (DEC)
W-Brandon Girtz (DEC)
L-Benson Henderson (DEC)
Sidney Outlaw
06/25/2021
49Eduard VartanyanFree Agent21-4W-Mukhamed Kokov (DEC)
W-Joshua Aveles (DEC)
W-Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov (DEC)
Michel Silva
05/22/2021
50Alex Martinez8-0W-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
W-Christofer Ramirez (SUB)
W-Anas Siraj Mounir (KO)
Anthony Pettis
06/10/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
Al Iaquinta14-6-1 (8)L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
Tofiq MusayevRizin18-3 (16)W-Patricky Freire (DEC)
W-Johnny Case (TKO)
W-Damien Brown (TKO)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier11-5 (9)L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Gilbert Burns (DEC)
L-Alexander Hernandez (DEC)
Marcin Held
06/10/2021
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)
Rafael Alves
05/15/2021
Nate Andrews16-3 (15)L-Chris Wade (DEC)
W-Rashid Magomedov (DEC)
L-Chris Wade (DEC)
Saad Awad
05/21/2021
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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