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: 1/12/2020 (Official Release: #687)
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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 Tony Ferguson  (35) 25-3-0
1394
Last Fight: 6/08/2019 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
3  
US Dustin Poirier  (30) 25-6-0
1271
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
4  
US Justin Gaethje  (31) 21-2-0
892
Last Fight: 9/14/2019 [UFC] vs  [#16 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
5  
US Anthony Pettis  (32) 22-9-0
705
Last Fight: 8/17/2019 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Nate Diaz
Next Fight: 1/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Diego Ferreira
6  
US Kevin Lee  (27) 18-5-0
588
Last Fight: 11/02/2019 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
7  
BR Charles Oliveira  (30) 28-8-0
540
Last Fight: 11/16/2019 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Jared Gordon
 
8  
NZ Dan Hooker  (29) 19-8-0
490
Last Fight: 10/05/2019 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Paul Felder
9  
US Paul Felder  (34) 17-4-0
483
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 2/22/2020 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Dan Hooker
10  
US Ben Henderson  (36) 28-8-0
429
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [BellatorFC] vs  [#102 LW] Myles Jury
 
11  
US Alexander Hernandez  (27) 11-2-0
429
Last Fight: 7/20/2019 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
12  
US Al Iaquinta  (32) 15-6-1
404
Last Fight: 10/05/2019 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Dan Hooker
 
13  
AZ Tofiq Musayev   18-3-0
383
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#19 LW] Patricky Freire
 
14  
BR Edson Barboza  (33) 20-8-0
372
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Paul Felder
 
15  
BR Natan Schulte  (27) 20-3-1
363
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#36 LW] Loik Radzhabov
 
16  
BR Diego Ferreira  (34) 16-2-0
350
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
Next Fight: 1/18/2020 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Anthony Pettis
17  
US Michael Chandler  (33) 20-5-0
348
Last Fight: 12/29/2019 [BellatorFC] vs  [#78 LW] Sidney Outlaw
 
18  
US Beneil Dariush  (30) 17-4-1
301
Last Fight: 10/26/2019 [UFC] vs  [#135 LW] Frank Camacho
Next Fight: 3/07/2020 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Drakkar Klose
19  
BR Patricky Freire  (33) 23-9-0
295
Last Fight: 12/31/2019 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#13 LW] Tofiq Musayev
 
20  
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (41) 24-7-0
289
Last Fight: 11/16/2019 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 3/14/2020 [UFC] vs [#52 LW] John Makdessi
21  
RU Islam Makhachev  (28) 18-1-0
283
Last Fight: 9/07/2019 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Davi Ramos
 
22  
RU Ali Bagov  (29) 28-9-0
274
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#68 LW] Khusein Khaliev
 
23  
US Gregor Gillespie  (32) 13-1-0
271
Last Fight: 11/02/2019 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Kevin Lee
 
24  
BR Leonardo Santos  (39) 17-3-1
265
Last Fight: 6/01/2019 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Stevie Ray
 
25  
RU Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (30) 17-2-0
263
Last Fight: 9/27/2019 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#99 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 

Issue Date: 1/12/2020 (Official Release: #687)

Previous Official Release: 1/05/2020

Fighters who have dropped out: [#113] Shane Campbell+, [#142] Thiago Tavares*, [#479] Zaza Mindzhyia-, [#627] Kacper Brozdziak!, [#629] Clesio Goncalves Martins!, [#708] Akmaljon Mamurov!, [#741] Joelson Pantoja!, [#742] Tim Cho!, [#748] Georgiy Eyvas!, [#749] Dominik Jusis!, [#750] Alvaro Sugasti!

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

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