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: 3/21/2020 (Official Release: #697)
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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
Next Fight: 4/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
2  
US Tony Ferguson  (36) 25-3-0
1394
Last Fight: 6/08/2019 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3  
US Dustin Poirier  (31) 25-6-0
1271
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
Next Fight: 5/16/2020 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
4  
US Justin Gaethje  (31) 21-2-0
892
Last Fight: 9/14/2019 [UFC] vs  [#20 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
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  [#12 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 5/02/2020 [UFC] vs [#36 LW] Drew Dober
7  
NZ Dan Hooker  (30) 20-8-0
544
Last Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Paul Felder
Next Fight: 5/16/2020 [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  [#37 LW] Myles Jury
Next Fight: 6/06/2020 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 LW] Michael Chandler
10  
US Alexander Hernandez  (27) 11-2-0
429
Last Fight: 7/20/2019 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
Next Fight: 4/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#21 LW] Islam Makhachev
11  
US Paul Felder  (34) 17-5-0
427
Last Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
12  
US Anthony Pettis  (33) 22-10-0
419
Last Fight: 1/18/2020 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Diego Ferreira
 
13  
US Al Iaquinta  (32) 15-6-1
397
Last Fight: 10/05/2019 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
14  
AZ Tofiq Musayev   18-3-0
383
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#20 LW] Patricky Freire
 
15  
BR Edson Barboza  (34) 20-8-0
372
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Paul Felder
Next Fight: 5/02/2020 [UFC] vs [#6 FW] Josh Emmett
16  
BR Natan Schulte  (28) 20-3-1
363
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#35 LW] Loik Radzhabov
 
17  
US Beneil Dariush  (30) 18-4-1
361
Last Fight: 3/07/2020 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
18  
US Michael Chandler  (33) 20-5-0
348
Last Fight: 12/29/2019 [BellatorFC] vs  [#79 LW] Sidney Outlaw
Next Fight: 6/06/2020 [BellatorFC] vs [#9 LW] Ben Henderson
19  
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (41) 25-7-0
324
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] John Makdessi
 
20  
BR Patricky Freire  (34) 23-9-0
292
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#14 LW] Tofiq Musayev
 
21  
RU Islam Makhachev  (28) 18-1-0
283
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Davi Ramos
Next Fight: 4/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Alexander Hernandez
22  
US Gregor Gillespie  (33) 13-1-0
266
Last Fight: 11/02/2019 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
23  
BR Leonardo Santos  (40) 17-3-1
264
Last Fight: 6/01/2019 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Stevie Ray
 
24  
RU Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (31) 17-2-0
263
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#101 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
25  
US Scott Holtzman  (36) 14-3-0
244
Last Fight: 2/15/2020 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Jim Miller
 

Issue Date: 3/21/2020 (Official Release: #697)

Previous Official Release: 3/15/2020

Fighters who have dropped out: [#61] Tristan Connelly+, [#109] Jared Gordon-, [#132] Luan Santiago Carvalho+, [#403] Rakhman Makhazhiev+, [#459] Magomed Magomedov+, [#507] Bakbergen Usenov*, [#545] Kuldeep Singh Sekhon!, [#686] Wylson Monteiro Francisco!, [#749] Aaron Mitchell!, [#750] Ghiles Oudelha!

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

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