Lightweight

Lightweight (150-161.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Issue Date: 5/24/2020 (Official Release: #706)
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1  
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (31) 28-0-0
2053
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
2  
US Justin Gaethje  (31) 22-2-0
1505
Last Fight: 5/09/2020 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
3  
US Dustin Poirier  (31) 25-6-0
1251
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
Next Fight: 6/27/2020 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
4  
US Tony Ferguson  (36) 25-4-0
1052
Last Fight: 5/09/2020 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
5  
BR Charles Oliveira  (30) 29-8-0
744
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
6  
BR Diego Ferreira  (35) 17-2-0
648
Last Fight: 1/18/2020 [UFC] vs  [#19 WW] Anthony Pettis
 
7  
NZ Dan Hooker  (30) 20-8-0
544
Last Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Paul Felder
Next Fight: 6/27/2020 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Dustin Poirier
8  
US Kevin Lee  (27) 18-6-0
472
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
9  
US Ben Henderson  (36) 28-8-0
429
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [BellatorFC] vs  [#35 LW] Myles Jury
 
10  
US Paul Felder  (35) 17-5-0
428
Last Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
11  
US Al Iaquinta  (33) 15-6-1
390
Last Fight: 10/05/2019 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
12  
AZ Tofiq Musayev   18-3-0
383
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#19 LW] Patricky Freire
 
13  
US Drew Dober  (31) 23-9-0
370
Last Fight: 5/13/2020 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Alexander Hernandez
 
14  
BR Natan Schulte  (28) 20-3-1
363
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#34 LW] Loik Radzhabov
 
15  
US Beneil Dariush  (31) 18-4-1
361
Last Fight: 3/07/2020 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
16  
US Michael Chandler  (34) 20-5-0
348
Last Fight: 12/29/2019 [BellatorFC] vs  [#76 LW] Sidney Outlaw
 
17  
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (41) 25-7-0
324
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] John Makdessi
 
18  
US Alexander Hernandez  (27) 11-3-0
315
Last Fight: 5/13/2020 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Drew Dober
 
19  
BR Patricky Freire  (34) 23-9-0
289
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#12 LW] Tofiq Musayev
 
20  
RU Islam Makhachev  (28) 18-1-0
283
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Davi Ramos
 
21  
BR Leonardo Santos  (40) 17-3-1
265
Last Fight: 6/01/2019 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
 
22  
RU Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (31) 17-2-0
263
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#97 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
23  
US Gregor Gillespie  (33) 13-1-0
261
Last Fight: 11/02/2019 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
24  
US Scott Holtzman  (36) 14-3-0
244
Last Fight: 2/15/2020 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Jim Miller
 
25  
BR Renato Carneiro  (31) 14-3-1
243
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 

Issue Date: 5/24/2020 (Official Release: #706)

Previous Official Release: 5/17/2020

Fighters who have dropped out: [#227] Myles Price*, [#240] Boris Medvedev+, [#279] Anthony Avila*, [#721] David Putvin*, [#734] Pablo Sabori*

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

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