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: 4/14/2024 (Official Release: #914)
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Rank [Overall] Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1 [1]
RU Islam Makhachev  (32) 25-1-0
3167
Last Fight: 10/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Alexander Volkanovski
Next Fight: 6/01/2024 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
2 [2]
AM Arman Tsarukyan  (27) 22-3-0
1688
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
3 [3]
BR Charles Oliveira  (34) 34-10-0
1669
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Arman Tsarukyan
 
4 [4]
US Max Holloway  (32) 26-7-0
1609
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
5 [5]
US Justin Gaethje  (35) 25-5-0
1245
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Max Holloway
 
6 [6]
US Dustin Poirier  (35) 30-8-0
1084
Last Fight: 3/09/2024 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Benoit St. Denis
Next Fight: 6/01/2024 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Islam Makhachev
7 [8]
US Beneil Dariush  (34) 22-6-1
572
Last Fight: 12/02/2023 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Arman Tsarukyan
 
8 [9]
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (33) 24-2-0
572
Last Fight: 3/09/2024 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
9 [10]
AZ Rafael Fiziev  (31) 12-3-0
531
Last Fight: 9/23/2023 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
10 [11]
BR Renato Carneiro  (34) 19-5-1
522
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jalin Turner
 
11 [13]
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (39) 32-16-0
490
Last Fight: 3/09/2024 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
12 [15]
NZ Dan Hooker  (34) 23-12-0
385
Last Fight: 7/08/2023 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jalin Turner
 
13 [16]
US Jalin Turner  (28) 14-8-0
367
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Renato Carneiro
 
14 [17]
FR Benoit St. Denis  (28) 13-2-0
365
Last Fight: 3/09/2024 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
15 [18]
US Bobby Green  (37) 32-15-1
362
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Jim Miller
 
16 [22]
BR Diego Ferreira  (39) 18-5-0
333
Last Fight: 5/20/2023 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Michael Johnson
 
17 [28]
US Grant Dawson  (30) 20-2-1
281
Last Fight: 10/07/2023 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 6/01/2024 [UFC] vs [#107 LW] Joe Solecki
18 [29]
UK Paddy Pimblett  (29) 21-3-0
272
Last Fight: 12/16/2023 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
19 [31]
PL Mateusz Rebecki  (31) 19-1-0
240
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Roosevelt Roberts
Next Fight: 4/27/2024 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Joel Alvarez
20 [34]
US Drew Dober  (35) 27-13-0
232
Last Fight: 2/03/2024 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Renato Carneiro
 
21 [35]
US Drakkar Klose  (36) 14-2-1
227
Last Fight: 12/02/2023 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Joe Solecki
Next Fight: 5/04/2024 [UFC] vs [#78 LW] Joaquim Silva
22 [38]
US Matt Frevola  (33) 11-4-1
218
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Benoit St. Denis
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#75 LW] Michael Johnson
23 [41]
PT Joel Alvarez  (31) 20-3-0
211
Last Fight: 7/22/2023 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Marc Diakiese
Next Fight: 4/27/2024 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Mateusz Rebecki
24 [45]
MX Rafa Garcia  (29) 16-3-0
197
Last Fight: 4/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Clay Guida
 
25 [46]
US Jared Gordon  (35) 20-6-0
196
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Mark O. Madsen
Next Fight: 6/22/2024 [UFC] vs [#47 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
26 [47]
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (28) 16-5-0
194
Last Fight: 12/09/2023 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Jamie Mullarkey
Next Fight: 6/22/2024 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Jared Gordon
27 [49]
TJ Loik Radzhabov  (33) 19-5-1
188
Last Fight: 3/02/2024 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady
 
28 [51]
BR Elves Brener  (26) 16-3-0
185
Last Fight: 11/04/2023 [UFC] vs  [#164 LW] Kaynan Kruschewsky
Next Fight: 5/04/2024 [UFC] vs [#67 WW] Myktybek Orolbai
29 [52]
BR Thiago Moises  (29) 18-7-0
185
Last Fight: 3/16/2024 [UFC] vs  [#281 LW] Mitch Ramirez
Next Fight: 6/08/2024 [UFC] vs [#72 LW] Ludovit Klein
30 [60]
US Jim Miller  (40) 37-18-0
161
Last Fight: 4/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Bobby Green
 
31 [63]
MX Daniel Zellhuber  (24) 15-1-0
159
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#202 LW] Francisco Prado
 
32 [66]
RU Damir Ismagulov  (33) 24-3-0
157
Last Fight: 7/01/2023 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Grant Dawson
 
33 [71]
US Ignacio Bahamondes  (26) 16-5-0
152
Last Fight: 4/06/2024 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] Christos Giagos
 
34 [72]
SK Ludovit Klein  (29) 21-4-1
150
Last Fight: 3/02/2024 [UFC] vs  [NR] A.J. Cunningham
Next Fight: 6/08/2024 [UFC] vs [#52 LW] Thiago Moises
35 [75]
US Michael Johnson  (37) 22-19-0
140
Last Fight: 2/10/2024 [UFC] vs  [#338 LW] Darrius Flowers
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#38 LW] Matt Frevola
36 [77]
US Steve Garcia  (31) 15-5-0
134
Last Fight: 12/09/2023 [UFC] vs  [#196 LW] Melquizael Costa
 
37 [78]
BR Joaquim Silva  (35) 13-4-0
134
Last Fight: 12/02/2023 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Clay Guida
Next Fight: 5/04/2024 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Drakkar Klose
38 [79]
FR Fares Ziam  (27) 15-4-0
134
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Claudio Puelles
 
39 [80]
US Tony Ferguson  (40) 25-10-0
131
Last Fight: 12/16/2023 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Paddy Pimblett
 
40 [86]
PE Claudio Puelles  (27) 12-5-0
126
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Fares Ziam
 
41 [89]
BR Ismael Bonfim  (28) 19-4-0
124
Last Fight: 7/01/2023 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Benoit St. Denis
Next Fight: 5/04/2024 [UFC] vs [NR] Vinc Pichel
42 [90]
US Trey Ogden  (34) 17-6-0
124
Last Fight: 3/23/2024 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
 
43 [92]
DK Mark O. Madsen  (39) 12-2-0
123
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Jared Gordon
 
44 [93]
MX Manuel Torres  (29) 15-2-0
122
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#211 LW] Chris Duncan
 
45 [98]
US Alexander Hernandez  (31) 14-8-0
120
Last Fight: 4/06/2024 [UFC] vs  [#34 FW] Damon Jackson
 
46 [101]
CN Zhu Rong  (24) 25-5-0
115
Last Fight: 2/03/2024 [UFC] vs  [#231 LW] Shin Haraguchi
 
47 [106]
US Clay Guida  (42) 38-24-0
109
Last Fight: 12/02/2023 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Joaquim Silva
 
48 [107]
US Joe Solecki  (30) 13-4-0
107
Last Fight: 12/02/2023 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Drakkar Klose
Next Fight: 6/01/2024 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Grant Dawson
49 [109]
US Mike Davis  (31) 11-2-0
106
Last Fight: 3/16/2024 [UFC] vs  [#366 LW] Natan Levy
 
50 [110]
GE Guram Kutateladze  (32) 12-4-0
105
Last Fight: 7/01/2023 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Elves Brener
 
51 [115]
UK Marc Diakiese  (31) 17-7-0
101
Last Fight: 11/04/2023 [UFC] vs  [#182 LW] Kaue Fernandes
 
52 [122]
US Kurt Holobaugh  (37) 20-8-0
98
Last Fight: 3/23/2024 [UFC] vs  [#90 LW] Trey Ogden
 
53 [123]
AU Jamie Mullarkey  (29) 17-7-0
96
Last Fight: 12/09/2023 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
Next Fight: 5/04/2024 [UFC] vs [#226 LW] Mauricio Ruffy
54 [126]
US Christos Giagos  (34) 20-12-0
94
Last Fight: 4/06/2024 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Ignacio Bahamondes
 
55 [133]
AR Esteban Ribovics  (27) 12-1-0
89
Last Fight: 7/08/2023 [UFC] vs  [#256 LW] Kamuela Kirk
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#153 LW] Terrance McKinney
56 [135]
TJ Nurullo Aliev  (24) 9-0-0
89
Last Fight: 2/25/2023 [UFC] vs  [#209 WW] Rafael Alves
 
57 [137]
US Chase Hooper  (24) 13-3-1
89
Last Fight: 11/18/2023 [UFC] vs  [#233 LW] Jordan Leavitt
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#181 LW] Viacheslav Borshchev
58 [138]
US Nazim Sadykhov  (29) 9-1-1
89
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#181 LW] Viacheslav Borshchev
 
59 [140]
UK Jai Herbert  (35) 12-5-1
88
Last Fight: 7/22/2023 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Fares Ziam
 
60 [142]
US Ricky Glenn  (35) 22-8-2
87
Last Fight: 10/07/2023 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Drew Dober
 
61 [147]
US Roosevelt Roberts  (30) 12-5-0
86
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Mateusz Rebecki
 
62 [153]
US Terrance McKinney  (29) 15-6-0
83
Last Fight: 10/14/2023 [UFC] vs  [#657 LW] Brendon Marotte
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#133 LW] Esteban Ribovics
63 [157]
BR Nikolas Motta  (31) 14-5-0
82
Last Fight: 1/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#287 LW] Tom Nolan
 
64 [160]
JO Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady  (29) 15-4-0
81
Last Fight: 3/02/2024 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Loik Radzhabov
 
65 [164]
BR Kaynan Kruschewsky  (33) 15-2-0
80
Last Fight: 11/04/2023 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Elves Brener
 
66 [171]
US Austin Hubbard  (32) 15-7-0
78
Last Fight: 8/19/2023 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Kurt Holobaugh
Next Fight: 4/27/2024 [UFC] vs [NR] Michal Figlak
67 [174]
RU Zubaira Tukhugov  (33) 20-6-1
77
Last Fight: 2/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Elves Brener
 
68 [178]
BE Bolaji Oki  (28) 9-1-0
76
Last Fight: 2/10/2024 [UFC] vs  [#331 LW] Timothy Cuamba
 
69 [181]
US Viacheslav Borshchev  (32) 7-3-1
75
Last Fight: 11/11/2023 [UFC] vs  [#138 LW] Nazim Sadykhov
Next Fight: 5/11/2024 [UFC] vs [#137 LW] Chase Hooper
70 [182]
BR Kaue Fernandes  (29) 8-2-0
75
Last Fight: 11/04/2023 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
71 [186]
US Marquel Mederos  (27) 9-1-0
72
Last Fight: 2/03/2024 [UFC] vs  [#403 LW] Landon Quinones
 
72 [196]
BR Melquizael Costa  (27) 20-7-0
70
Last Fight: 12/09/2023 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Steve Garcia
 
73 [199]
US Charlie Campbell  (28) 9-2-0
69
Last Fight: 4/06/2024 [UFC] vs  [#234 LW] Trevor Peek
 
74 [202]
AR Francisco Prado  (21) 13-2-0
69
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Daniel Zellhuber
 
75 [211]
UK Chris Duncan  (30) 11-2-0
67
Last Fight: 2/24/2024 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Manuel Torres
 
76 [212]
US Alex Munoz  (34) 7-2-0
67
Last Fight: 7/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#379 LW] Carl Deaton
 
77 [215]
US Mike Breeden  (34) 11-6-0
66
Last Fight: 10/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#263 LW] Anshul Jubli
 
78 [223]
IL Yanal Ashmoz  (29) 7-1-0
65
Last Fight: 7/22/2023 [UFC] vs  [#211 LW] Chris Duncan
 
79 [231]
JP Shin Haraguchi  (25) 7-1-0
62
Last Fight: 2/03/2024 [UFC] vs  [#101 LW] Zhu Rong
 
80 [233]
US Jordan Leavitt  (28) 11-3-0
62
Last Fight: 11/18/2023 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Chase Hooper
 
81 [234]
US Trevor Peek  (29) 9-2-0
61
Last Fight: 4/06/2024 [UFC] vs  [#199 LW] Charlie Campbell
 
82 [256]
US Kamuela Kirk  (30) 11-6-0
57
Last Fight: 7/08/2023 [UFC] vs  [#133 LW] Esteban Ribovics
 
83 [263]
IN Anshul Jubli  (29) 7-1-0
55
Last Fight: 10/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#215 LW] Mike Breeden
 
84 [277]
US Lando Vannata  (32) 12-7-2
52
Last Fight: 4/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Daniel Zellhuber
 
85 [281]
US Mitch Ramirez  (31) 8-2-0
52
Last Fight: 3/16/2024 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Thiago Moises
 
86 [287]
AU Tom Nolan  (24) 6-1-0
51
Last Fight: 1/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#157 LW] Nikolas Motta
Next Fight: 5/18/2024 [UFC] vs [#382 LW] Victor Martinez
87 [291]
CA John Makdessi  (38) 18-9-0
51
Last Fight: 9/09/2023 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Jamie Mullarkey
 
88 [326]
CN Maheshate Hayisaer  (24) 9-3-0
46
Last Fight: 5/20/2023 [UFC] vs  [#181 LW] Viacheslav Borshchev
Next Fight: 4/27/2024 [UFC] vs [#439 LW] Gabriel Benitez
89 [331]
US Timothy Cuamba  (25) 8-2-0
45
Last Fight: 2/10/2024 [UFC] vs  [#178 LW] Bolaji Oki
 
90 [335]
VE Omar Morales  (38) 11-4-0
45
Last Fight: 3/18/2023 [UFC] vs  [#211 LW] Chris Duncan
 
91 [338]
US Darrius Flowers  (29) 12-7-1
44
Last Fight: 2/10/2024 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Michael Johnson
 
92 [366]
IL Natan Levy  (32) 8-2-0
42
Last Fight: 3/16/2024 [UFC] vs  [#109 LW] Mike Davis
 
93 [379]
US Carl Deaton  (34) 17-7-0
41
Last Fight: 7/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#212 LW] Alex Munoz
 
94 [382]
US Victor Martinez  (32) 13-5-0
41
Last Fight: 2/25/2023 [UFC] vs  [#233 LW] Jordan Leavitt
Next Fight: 5/18/2024 [UFC] vs [#287 LW] Tom Nolan
95 [403]
US Landon Quinones  (27) 7-3-1
39
Last Fight: 2/03/2024 [UFC] vs  [#186 LW] Marquel Mederos
 
96 [439]
MX Gabriel Benitez  (35) 23-11-0
36
Last Fight: 1/13/2024 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 4/27/2024 [UFC] vs [#326 LW] Maheshate Hayisaer
97 [473]
AE Mohammad Yahya   12-4-0
34
Last Fight: 10/21/2023 [UFC] vs  [#234 LW] Trevor Peek
 
98 [486]
US Erick Gonzalez  (32) 14-8-0
33
Last Fight: 2/25/2023 [UFC] vs  [#234 LW] Trevor Peek
 
99 [495]
US Evan Elder  (27) 8-2-0
32
Last Fight: 7/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#729 LW] Genaro Valdez
 
100 [534]
DE Ottman Azaitar  (34) 13-2-0
30
Last Fight: 7/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#202 LW] Francisco Prado
 
101 [571]
KR Won Bin Ki  (33) 17-9-0
30
Last Fight: 5/28/2023 [UFC] vs  [#249 MW] Bahatebole Batebolati
 
102 [577]
US Nick Fiore  (26) 6-2-0
29
Last Fight: 5/20/2023 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Chase Hooper
 
103 [657]
US Brendon Marotte  (27) 8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 10/14/2023 [UFC] vs  [#153 LW] Terrance McKinney
 
104 [729]
MX Genaro Valdez  (32) 10-3-0
24
Last Fight: 7/15/2023 [UFC] vs  [#495 LW] Evan Elder
 

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