UFC Light Heavyweight 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 Flyweight (125) –  Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank  FighterOVRUFCLast 3 FightsNext Fight
1Jan Blachowicz28-811-5W-Israel Adesanya (DEC)
W-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
Glover Teixeira
09/04/2021
2Jiri Prochazka28-3-12-0W-Dominick Reyes (KO)
W-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
3Glover Teixeira32-715-5WThiago Santos (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
Jan Blachowicz
09/04/2021
4Dominick Reyes12-36-3L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
5Aleksandar Rakic14-26-1W-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
6Anthony Smith35-1610-6W-Jim Crute (TKO)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
7Thiago Santos21-913-8L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
Johnny Walker
09/25/2021
8Volkan Oezdemir17-55-4L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
W-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
9Magomed Ankalaev15-16-1W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
W-Ion Cutelaba (KO)
W-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
10Jamahal Hill9-03-0W-Ovince St.Preux (TKO)
W-Klidson Abreu (TKO)
W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
Paul Craig
06/12/2021
11Nikita Krylov27-88-6L-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)
W-Johnny Walker (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
12Johnny Walker18-54-2W-Ryan Spann (KO)
L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
Thiago Santos
09/25/2021
13Ryan Spann19-65-1W-Misha Cirkunov (TKO)
L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
14Misha Cirkunov15-66-4L-Ryan Spann (TKO)
W-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
15Jim Crute12-24-2L-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Modestas Bukauskas (KO)
W-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
16Ovince St.Preux25-1513-10L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
W-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
L-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
Maxim Grishin
06/26/2021
17Devin Clark12-56-5L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)
W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
18Alonzo Menifield10-23-2W-Fabio Cherant (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
19Paul Craig14-4-16-4-1W-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
D-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Jamahal Hill
06/12/2021
20Mauricio Rua27-12-111-10-1L-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
D-Paul Craig (DEC)
21Michal Oleksiejczuk15-43-2W-Modestas Bukauskas (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
22Ed Herman26-1413-10W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
Danilo Marques
06/26/2021
23Ion Cutelaba15-6-14-5-1D-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
24Dustin Jacoby14-5-12-2-1D-Ion Cutelaba (DEC)
W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
25Da Un Jung13-2-13-0-1W-William Knight (DEC)
D-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
26Marcin Prachnio14-51-3W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
L-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
27Khalil Rountree8-54-5L-Marcin Prachnio (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
28Danilo Marques11-22-0W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Cleiton Caetano (DEC)
Ed Herman
06/26/2021
29Maxim Grishin31-9-21-2L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
Ovince St.Preux
06/26/2021
30Klidson Abreu15-51-3L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
L-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
31Modestas Bukauskas11-41-2L-Michal Oleksiejczuk (DEC)
L-Jim Crute (KO)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
32Kennedy Nzechukwu8-12-1W-Carlos Ulberg (KO)
W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
33William Knight9-21-1L-Da Un Jung (DEC)
W-Aleksa Camur (DEC)
W-Cody Brundage (TKO)
Fabio Cherant
08/21/2021
34Aleksa Camur6-11-1L-William Knight (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Fabio Cherant (TKO)
Nicolae Negumereanu
06/19/2021
35John Allan Arte9-41-1L-Roman Dolidze (DEC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (DEC)
W-Alexandre Silva (TKO)
36Mike Rodriguez11-72-5L-Danilo Marques (SUB)
L-Ed Herman (SUB)
W-Marcin Prachnio (KO)
37Isaac Villanueva17-111-2W-Vinicius Moreira (KO)
L-Jordan Wright (TKO)
L-Chase Sherman (TKO)
38Carlos Ulberg3-10-1L-Kennedy Nzechukwu (KO)
W-Bruno Oliveira (KO)
W-John Fraser (DEC)
39Fabio Cherant7-20-1L-Alonzo Menifield (SUB)
W-Myron Dennis (DEC)
W-Yu Ji (DEC)
William Knight
08/21/2021
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Tyson Pedro7-33-3LMauricio Rua (TKO)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Saparbek Safarov (SUB)
Shamil Gamzatov14-01-0W-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
W-Rex Harris (DEC)
W-Eddie Gordon (DEC)
Nicolae Negumereanu9-10-1L-Saparbek Safarov (DEC)
W-Dan Konecke (SUB)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
Aleksa Camur
06/19/2021
Jorge Gonzalez16-50-0W-Marcos Rodriguez (SUB)
L-Nasrudin Nasrudinov (TKO)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
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