UFC Lightweight 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
1Khabib Nurmagomedov29-013-0W-Justin Gaethje (SUB)
W-Dustin Poirier (SUB)
W-Conor McGregor (SUB)
2Dustin Poirier27-619-5W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
3Justin Gaethje22-35-3L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
4Charles Oliveira30-818-8W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
5Tony Ferguson25-515-3L-Charles Oliveira (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
6Michael Chandler22-51-0W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (KO)
W-Sidney Outlaw (KO)
7Conor McGregor22-510-3L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
8Rafael dos Anjos30-1319-11W-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
9Dan Hooker20-1010-6L-Michael Chandler (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Paul Felder (DEC)
10Kevin Lee18-611-6L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
11Paul Felder17-69-6L-Rafael dos Anjos (DEC)
L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
W-Edson Barboza (DEC)
12Beneil Dariush20-4-114-4-1W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Drakkar Klose (KO)
13Diego Ferreira17-38-3L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
W-Mairbek Taisumov (DEC)
14Drew Dober23-99-5W-Anthony Hernandez (TKO)
W-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
Islam Makhachev
03/06/2021
15Leonardo Santos18-3-17-0-1W-Roman Bogatov (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
Dwight Grant
03/20/2021
16Arman Tsarukyan16-23-1W-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
17Thiago Moises15-44-2W-Alex Hernandez (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
18Alexander Hernandez12-44-3L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Drew Dober (TKO)
19Brad Riddell9-13-0W-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (DEC)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
Gregor Gillespie
03/20/2021
20Magomed Mustafaev14-33-2L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
21Rafael Fiziev9-13-1W-Renato Carneiro (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
22Francisco Trinaldo26-716-6W-Jai Herbert (TKO)
W-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
23Renato Carneiro14-4-16-4L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (SUB)
L-Chan Sung Jung (TKO)
24Scott Holtzman14-46-4L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Dong Hyun Ma (TKO)
25Guram Kutateladze12-21-0W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Guilherme Martins (TKO)
26Mateusz Gamrot17-10-1L-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Marian Ziolkowski (DEC)
W-Norman Parke (TKO)
27Drakkar Klose11-2-15-2L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
Jeremy Stephens
04/17/2021
28Bobby Green27-11-18-6-1L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
29Vinc Pichel13-26-2W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
30Jim Miller32-1521-14L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
L-Scott Holtzman (DEC)
31Ottman Azaitar13-02-0W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
32Nasrat Haqparast12-34-2W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
Don Madge
0/13//2021
33Clay Guida36-2016-14W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
34Joel Alvarez18-23-1W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
W-Joseph Duffy (SUB)
W-Danilo Belluardo (DEC)
35Davi Ramos10-44-3L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
36Mark Madsen10-02-0W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Danilo Belluardo (TKO)
W-Patrick Nielsen (SUB)
37Khama Worthy16-72-1L-Ottman Azaitar (TKO)
W-Luis Pena (SUB)
W-Devonte Smith (TKO)
Jamie Mullarkey
03/27/2021
38Devonte Smith11-23-1W-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (TKO)
39Marc Diakiese14-45-4L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (DEC)
40Lando Vannata11-5-23-5-2L-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
L-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
41John Makdessi17-710-7L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Ross Pearson (DEC)
Ignacio Bahamondes
04/10/2021
42Matt Frevola8-2-12-2-1L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
W-Jalin Turner (DEC)
43Alan Patrick15-35-3L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Scott Holtzman (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
44Michael Johnson19-1711-13L-Clay Guida (DEC)
L-Thiago Moises (SUB)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
45Christos Giagos18-84-4W-Carlton Minus (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
W-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
46Joe Solecki10-22-0W-Austin Hubbard (SUB)
W-Matt Wiman (DEC)
W-James Wallace (SUB)
47Luis Pena5-23-2L-Khama Worthy (SUB)
W-Steve Garcia (DEC)
L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
48Damir Hadzovic13-63-4L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Polo Reyes (TKO)
49Roosevelt Roberts9-33-3L-Kevin Croom (SUB)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Brok Weaver (SUB)
50Jalin Turner10-53-2W-Brok Weaver (SUB)
W-Josh Culibao (TKO)
L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
51Alexander Yakovlev24-10-13-6L-Joel Alvarez (SUB)
L-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (SUB)
52Mike Davis8-22-1W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
L-Gilbert Burns (SUB)
53Chris Gruetzemacher14-42-3L-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
54Austin Hubbard12-52-3L-Joe Solecki (SUB)
W-Max Rohskopf (TKO)
L-Mark Madsen (DEC)
Natan Levy
04/17/2021
55Fares Ziam11-31-1W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
L-Don Madge (DEC)
W-Yassine Belhadj (SUB)
56Jai Herbert10-20-1L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
W-Cain Carrizosa (KO)
W-Jack Grant (TKO)
57Justin Jaynes16-71-3L-Devonte Smith (TKO)
L-Gabriel Benitez (TKO)
L-Gavin Tucker (SUB)
58Frank Camacho22-92-5L-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (TKO)
W-Nick Hein (TKO)
59Alex da Silva Coelho21-31-2L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Vargas (DEC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
60Yancy Medeiros15-76-7L-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
61Jordan Leavitt8-01-0W-Matt Wiman (KO)
W-Jose Flores (SUB)
W-Leivon Lewis (SUB)
62Luigi Vendramini9-11-1W-Jessin Ayari (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
W-Lucas Eurico (TKO)
63Mason Jones10-10-1L-Mike Davis (DEC)
W-Adam Proctor (TKO)
W-Joe McColgan (TKO)
64Alex Munoz6-10-1L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Troy Lamson (DEC)
W-Nick Newell (DEC)
65Jamie Mullarkey12-40-2L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Edimar Teixeira (TKO)
Khama Worthy
03/27/2021
66Steve Garcia11-40-1L-Luis Pena (DEC)
W-Jose Mariscal (TKO)
W-Desmond Torres (TKO)
67Rodrigo Vargas10-40-2L-Brok Weaver (DQ)
L-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Mike de la Torre (KO)
68Jessin Ayari16-61-3L-Luigi Vendramini (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
69Brok Weaver14-61-2L-Jalin Turner (SUB)
L-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
W-Rodrigo Vargas (DQ)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Al Iaquinta14-6-19-4L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
Islam Makhachev18-17-1W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Kajan Johnson (SUB)
Drew Dober
03/06/2021
Gregor Gillespie13-16-1L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
W-Vinc Pichel (SUB)
Brad Riddell
03/20/2021
David Teymur8-25-1L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Damir Ismagulov19-23-0W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (DEC)
W-Alex Georges (DEC)
Alexandr Shabliy19-30-0W-Alexandre Cidade (DEC)
W-Adriano Martins (DEC)
W-Miroslav Strbak (KO)
Nikolas Motta12-30-0W-Joseph Lowry (DEC)
W-Juan Gonzalez (DEC)
W-Cesar Balmaceda (KO)
Natan Levy6-00-0W-Shaheen Santana (SUB)
W-Ben Lugo (DEC)
W-Nicholas Badis (DEC)
Austin Hubbard
04/17/2021
57Joe Lauzon28-1515-12W-Jonathan Pearce (TKO)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
Joaquim Silva11-24-2L-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
52Don Madge9-3-12-0W-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Te'Jovan Edwards (TKO)
W-Dave Mazany (SUB)
Nasrat Haqparast
0/13//2021
58Alex White13-64-6L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
Thibault Gouti12-51-5L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
L-Sage Northcutt (DEC)
W-Andrew Holbrook (TKO)
69Claudio Puelles9-22-1W-Marcos Mariano (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (SUB)
L-Martin Bravo (TKO)
75Teemu Packalen8-31-3L-Ottoman Azaitar (KO)
L-Marc Diakiese (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
Eric Wisely31-9-10-2W-Joe Richardson (TKO)
W-Carl Wittstock (TKO)
W-Morgan Sickinger (SUB)
Alex Gorgees6-10-1L-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Jai Bradney (KO)
W-Muhammad Zainal (TKO)
Tucker Lutz11-10-0W-Sherrard Blackledge (DEC)
W-hase Gibson (DEC)
W-Trevor Thompson (TKO)
Uros Medic6-00-0W-Mikey Gonzalez (TKO)
W-Alonzo Leisholm (TKO)
W-Jason Flowers (SUB)
Aalon Cruz
03/06/2021
Ignacio Bahamondes11-30-0W-Edson Gomez (KO)
W-Chris Brown (DEC)
L-Salvador Becerra (DEC)
John Makdessi
04/10/2021
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