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 Blachowicz27-810-5W-Dominick Reyes (TKO)
W-Corey Anderson (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
Israel Adesanya
03/06/2021
2Glover Teixeira32-715-5WThiago Santos (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (TKO)
W-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
3Dominick Reyes12-26-2L-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
Jiri Prochazka
05/01/2021
4Thiago Santos21-813-7L-Glover Teixeira (SUB)
L-Jon Jones (DEC)
W-Jan Blachowicz (TKO)
Aleksandar Rakic
03/06/2021
5Jiri Prochazka27-3-11-0W-Volkan Oezdemir (KO)
W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
W-Fabio Maldonado (KO)
Dominick Reyes
05/01/2021
6Volkan Oezdemir17-55-4L-Jiri Prochazka (KO)
W-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
W-Ilir Latifi (KO)
7Aleksandar Rakic13-25-1W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
L-Volkan Oezdemir (DEC)
W-Jimi Manuwa (KO)
Thiago Santos
03/06/2021
8Anthony Smith34-169-6W-Devin Clark (SUB)
L-Aleksandar Rakic (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (TKO)
Jim Crute
03/27/2021
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
03/20/2021
11Nikita Krylov27-88-6L-Magomed Ankalaev (DEC)
W-Johnny Walker (DEC)
L-Glover Teixeira (DEC)
12Ovince St.Preux25-1513-10L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
W-Alonzo Menifield (KO)
L-Ben Rothwell (DEC)
13Johnny Walker18-54-2W-Ryan Spann (KO)
L-Nikita Krylov (DEC)
L-Corey Anderson (TKO)
14Jim Crute12-14-1W-Modestas Bukauskas (KO)
W-Michal Oleksiejczuk (SUB)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
Anthony Smith
03/27/2021
15Ryan Spann18-64-1L-Johnny Walker (KO)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (SUB)
Misha Cirkunov
03/13/2021
16Paul Craig14-4-16-4-1W-Mauricio Rua (TKO)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (SUB)
D-Mauricio Rua (DEC)
Jamahal Hill
03/20/2021
17Mauricio Rua27-12-111-10-1L-Paul Craig (TKO)
W-Antonio Nogueira (DEC)
D-Paul Craig (DEC)
18Devin Clark12-56-5L-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Alonzo Menifield (DEC)
W-Dequan Townsend (DEC)
Ion Cutelaba
05/01/2021
19Alonzo Menifield9-22-2L-Ovince St.Preux (KO)
L-Devin Clark (DEC)
W-Paul Craig (KO)
20Ed Herman26-1413-10W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Patrick Cummins (TKO)
21Roman Dolidze8-02-0W-John Allan Arte (DEC)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (TKO)
W-Michal Pasternak (KO)
22Michal Oleksiejczuk11-42-2L-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Ovince St.Preux (SUB)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (KO)
Modestas Bukauskas
03/27/2021
23Ion Cutelaba15-64-5L-Magomed Ankalaev (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalaev (TKO)
W-Khalil Rountree (TKO)
Devin Clark
05/01/2021
24Klidson Abreu15-51-3L-Jamahal Hill (TKO)
L-Shamil Gamzatov (DEC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
25Sam Alvey33-14-110-9-1D-Da Un Jung (DEC)
L-Ryan Spann (DEC)
L-Klidson Abreu (DEC)
Zak Cummings
04/10/2021
26Da Un Jung12-2-12-0-1D-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (SUB)
27Marcin Prachnio14-51-3W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
L-Mike Rodriguez (KO)
L-Magomed Ankalayev (KO)
28Khalil Rountree8-54-5L-Marcin Prachnio (DEC)
L-Ion Cutelaba (TKO)
W-Eryk Anders (DEC)
29Danilo Marques11-22-0W-Mike Rodriguez (SUB)
W-Khadis Ibragimov (DEC)
W-Cleiton Caetano (DEC)
30Dustin Jacoby14-52-2W-Maxim Grishin (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (TKO)
W-Ty Flores (DEC)
31Maxim Grishin31-9-21-2L-Dustin Jacoby (DEC)
W-Gadzhimurad Antigulov (TKO)
L-Marcin Tybura (DEC)
32William Knight9-11-0W-Aleksa Camur (DEC)
W-Cody Brundage (TKO)
W-Rocky Edwards (TKO)
33Modestas Bukauskas11-31-1L-Jim Crute (KO)
W-Andreas Michailidis (TKO)
W-Riccardo Nosiglia (KO)
Michal Oleksiejczuk
03/27/2021
34Aleksa Camur6-11-1L-William Knight (DEC)
W-Justin Ledet (DEC)
W-Fabio Cherant (TKO)
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)
37Andreas Michailidis12-40-1L-Modestas Bukauskas (TKO)
W-Arymarcel Santos (TKO)
W-Marcel Fortuna (TKO)
KB Bhullar
05/01/2021
38Isaac Villanueva17-111-2W-Vinicius Moreira (KO)
L-Jordan Wright (TKO)
L-Chase Sherman (TKO)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Misha Cirkunov15-56-3W-Jim Crute (SUB)
L-Johnny Walker (TKO)
W-Patrick Cummins (SUB)
Ryan Spann
03/13/2021
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)
Kennedy Nzechukwu7-11-1W-Darko Stosic (DEC)
L-Paul Craig (SUB)
W-Dennis Bryant (TKO)
Carlos Ulberg
03/06/2021
Nicolae Negumereanu9-10-1L-Saparbek Safarov (DEC)
W-Dan Konecke (SUB)
W-Gilberto Galvao (KO)
Jorge Gonzalez16-50-0W-Marcos Rodriguez (SUB)
L-Nasrudin Nasrudinov (TKO)
W-Luke Barnatt (KO)
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