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Non-UFC Lightweight Rankings - Top 10 MMA fighters Outside the UFC
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Non-UFC Lightweight Rankings

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

#3FighterOVRORGLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Usman Nurmagomedov16-0W-Patricky Freire (DEC)
W-Christopher Gonzalez (SUB)
W-Patrik Pietila (SUB)
2A.J. McKee20-1W-Roberto de Souza (DEC)W-Spike Carlyle (DEC)
L-Patricio Freire (DEC)
3Olivier Aubin-Mercier17-5W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Alex Martinez (DEC)
W-Raush Manfio (DEC)
4Christian Lee17-4W-Kiamrian Abbasov (TKO)
W-Rae Yoon Ok (TKO)
L-Rae Yoon Ok (DEC)
5Raush Manfio16-4L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Don Madge (TKO)
W-Loik Radzhabov (DEC)
6Roberto de Souza14-2RizinL-A.J. McKee (DEC)
W-Johnny Case (SUB)
W-Yusuke Yachi (SUB)
7Tofiq Musayev19-4RizinW-Sidney Outlaw (TKO)
L-Roberto de Souza (SUB)
W-Patricky Freire (DEC)
8Patricky Freire24-11L-Usman Nurmagomedov
(DEC)
W-Peter Queally (TKO)
L-Peter Queally (TKO)
9Benson Henderson30-11W-Peter Queally (DEC)
W-Islam Mamedov (DEC)
L-Brent Primus (DEC)
10Islam Mamedov22-2-1W-Nick Browne (DEC)

W-Zach Zane (SUB)
LBenson Henderson (DEC)
11Alexandr Shabliy22-3W-Brent Primus (TKO)
W-Bobby King (DEC)
W-Alfie Davis (DEC)
12Brent Primus11-3L-Alexander Shabliy (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (DEC)
L-Islam Mamedov (DEC)
13Natan Schulte23-5-1W-Jeremy Stephens (SUB)
W-Marcin Held (DEC)
L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
14Steven Ray25-11L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (KO)
W-Anthony Pettis (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
15Alex Martinez10-3L-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
W-Clay Collard (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (DEC)
Non-UFC Rankings FAQ
Non-UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters competing outside the UFC. Fighters featured are from any regional promotion such as Bellator, One FC, KSW, Cage Warriors, Jungle Fights, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Ring of Combat, Shooto, Road FC, Pancrase, PFL, Titan FC, etc. These rankings are sometimes referred to as "Global Rankings" or "Free Agent Rankings."

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
= Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for Non-UFC Rankings (* = Not Ranked)
= Inactivity over 15 months
= Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division of choice.
= Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.
5 Comments on this post.
  • WidlingWolrd
    14 November 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    Why is Eddie the number one pound for pound lightweight outside the UFC? He has lost 2 of his last 3 fights via TKO and his last win against Eduard Folyang where he still got dropped by a singular kick. I call bullshit

    • D.C. Ross
      15 November 2020 at 1:19 PM
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      Hi, you must have viewed these rankings weeks ago. Timofey Natyukhin, the man who beat Alvarez has been inactive for over 15 months so he was removed, otherwise he would have been ranked #1. He recently fought and now Alvarez is ranked lower. Who would you rank higher than Alvarez? Michael Chandler, Benson Henderson, Patricky Freire? Just wondering as Alvarez’s wins over the last few years trump any other fighter outside the UFC.

  • Trent
    10 February 2020 at 2:21 AM
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    Hmmm what about one champion Cristian lee

    • D.C. Ross
      3 March 2020 at 9:49 PM
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      He’s very close as I have him at #53.

  • Chayce
    20 January 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    Michael Chandler had 20 wins. I think you are missing his last win

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