UFC Lightweight Rankings List

UFC Lightweight Rankings List

UFC Lightweight Rankings List

LIGHTWEIGHT

CHAMPION
UFC Lightweight Rankings List
UFC Lightweight Rankings List

1

Justin Gaethje
INTERIM

2

Dustin Poirier

3

Tony Ferguson

4

Conor McGregor

5

Dan Hooker

6

Charles Oliveira

7

Paul Felder

8

Diego Ferreira

9

Kevin Lee

10

Al Iaquinta

11

Islam Makhachev

12

Gregor Gillespie

13

Donald Cerrone

14

Beneil Dariush
Rank increased by 1

15

Drew Dober
Rank decreased by 1
UFC RANKINGS FAQ
* These rankings are not official, nor do they reflect any affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by the UFC. The rankings generated by the UFC can be found here.
UFC Rankings are comprised of all fighters currently signed to the UFC. RankingMMA has been publishing UFC rankings since 2006.

So, how do we compile our rankings? What separates us from other web sites that formulate rankings?

Here is our rankings criteria:
– Most recent performance
– Performance against top competition
– Estimated ability against future competition
– Strength of competition
– Activity in the last 3 years
– Last 5 fights

There are many fighters sporting undefeated records from developing fight scenes, especially abroad. Something we take into consideration is the strength of competition they have faced. If a fighter has compiled a bunch of wins against competition that is lackluster they will likely have a difficult time moving up in the rankings until they face stiffer competition in order for us to accurately predict how they would perform against exceedingly tougher competition.

If a fighter has fought elite competition and fallen short, we factor in how they performed. If a fighter fairs well against a higher-ranked adversary, they could still move up in the rankings.

Actual fight footage is reviewed, regardless of promotion in order to formulate our rankings.

 = Fighter moves up in the rankings after recent fight
 = Fighter moves down in the rankings after recent fight

Reasons a fighter is ineligible for UFC Rankings
 = Inactivity over 15 months
 = Changing weight classes. A fighter must debut in their new weight class in order to officially be ranked there. Upon their debut, they will be removed from their former weight class. If the fighter temporarily competed outside of their division, they will be ranked in their primary division unless the fighter states different.
 = Suspension. Should a fighter be suspended for performance enhancing substances or fighter conduct, they will be removed from the rankings.
 = Info Needed. A fighter has signed or re-signed with the UFC, but have yet to officially fight in the UFC.

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