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: 8/09/2020 (Official Release: #718)
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1  
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (31) 28-0-0
2054
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Dustin Poirier
Next Fight: 10/24/2020 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Justin Gaethje
2  
US Justin Gaethje  (31) 22-2-0
1505
Last Fight: 5/09/2020 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Tony Ferguson
Next Fight: 10/24/2020 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3  
US Dustin Poirier  (31) 26-6-0
1268
Last Fight: 6/27/2020 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
4  
US Tony Ferguson  (36) 25-4-0
1053
Last Fight: 5/09/2020 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
5  
BR Charles Oliveira  (30) 29-8-0
745
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Kevin Lee
 
6  
BR Diego Ferreira  (35) 17-2-0
649
Last Fight: 1/18/2020 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Anthony Pettis
 
7  
NZ Dan Hooker  (30) 20-9-0
545
Last Fight: 6/27/2020 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
8 8
US Michael Chandler  (34) 21-5-0
506
Last Fight: 8/07/2020 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ben Henderson
 
9 1
US Kevin Lee  (27) 18-6-0
472
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
10 5
US Beneil Dariush  (31) 19-4-1
432
Last Fight: 8/08/2020 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
11 1
US Paul Felder  (35) 17-5-0
428
Last Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
12 1
US Al Iaquinta  (33) 15-6-1
384
Last Fight: 10/05/2019 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Dan Hooker
 
13 1
AZ Tofiq Musayev   18-3-0
383
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#19 LW] Patricky Freire
 
14 1
US Drew Dober  (31) 23-9-0
370
Last Fight: 5/13/2020 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Alexander Hernandez
 
15 1
BR Natan Schulte  (28) 20-3-1
363
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#35 LW] Loik Radzhabov
 
16 1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (41) 26-7-0
337
Last Fight: 7/25/2020 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Jai Herbert
 
17 1
US Alexander Hernandez  (27) 11-3-0
312
Last Fight: 5/13/2020 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Drew Dober
 
18 9
US Ben Henderson  (36) 28-9-0
301
Last Fight: 8/07/2020 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 LW] Michael Chandler
 
19  
BR Patricky Freire  (34) 23-9-0
285
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#13 LW] Tofiq Musayev
Next Fight: 10/03/2020 [BellatorFC] vs [#66 LW] Peter Queally
20  
RU Islam Makhachev  (28) 18-1-0
283
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Davi Ramos
 
21  
BR Leonardo Santos  (40) 18-3-1
282
Last Fight: 7/11/2020 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Roman Bogatov
 
22  
RU Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (31) 17-2-0
263
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#97 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
Next Fight: 9/19/2020 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs [#57 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
23  
US Gregor Gillespie  (33) 13-1-0
257
Last Fight: 11/02/2019 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Kevin Lee
 
24  
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (29) 16-0-0
256
Last Fight: 7/11/2020 [KSW] vs  [#67 LW] Norman Parke
 
25 1
BR Renato Carneiro  (31) 14-3-1
243
Last Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 

Issue Date: 8/09/2020 (Official Release: #718)

Previous Official Release: 8/02/2020

Fighters who have dropped out: [#253] Han Guk Jung-, [#348] Sho Kogane*, [#423] Kurt Holobaugh*, [#441] B.J. Penn*, [#483] Elias Boudegzdame-, [#566] Maxim Pashkov*, [#594] Jose Flores!, [#649] Ramzan Dukaev+, [#664] Pedro Henrique Gomes dos Santos*, [#749] Ermal Hadribeaj!, [#750] Jung Hyuk Jang!

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

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