Top 10 MMA UFC Lightweight Rankings
Ranking the best MMA Lightweight fighters in the world such as UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev, former UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira, and more
Jalin Turner is an American professional fighter with a record of 13 wins and 5 losses. He is currently on a 5-fight winning streak in the UFC and defeated Brad Riddell in his most recent fight. Though he doesn't make it into our rankings, he deserves an honorable mention.
Arman Tsarukyan is a professional MMA fighter from Russia with a record of 19 wins and 3 losses.
Tsarukyan is ranked #9 by the UFC, and he has won 6 out of 8 fights in the company. He has notable wins over Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Davi Ramos.
In his most recent fight, Tsarukyan defeated Damir Ismagulov via unanimous decision, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
Dan Hooker also gets an honorable mention, he has a record of 22 wins and 12 losses and defeated Claudio Puelles in his most recent fight.
AJ McKee is an American MMA fighter with a record of 20 wins and 1 loss. AJ McKee is the former Bellator Featherweight champion and made his debut in the Lightweight division recently. He deserves an honorable mention.
Top 10 MMA Lightweight Rankings
10. Mateusz Gamrot
Mateusz Gamrot is a Polish professional boxer, with a record of 21 wins, 2 losses, and 1 no-contest.
Gamrot has won 4 out of 6 fights in the UFC and has 4 post-fight bonuses. He has impressive wins over Jeremy Stephens, Carlos Diego Ferreira, and Arman Tsarukiyan.
Last weekend, Gamrot fought Beniel Dariush, however, he lost the fight via unanimous decision. There is no official announcement about his next fight.
9. Usman Nurmagomedov
Title: Bellator Lightweight World Champion
Usman Nurmagomedov is a Russian MMA fighter with a record of 16 wins and 0 losses.
The undefeated fighter went 4-0 in Bellator before taking on Patricky Pitbull for the Bellator Lightweight World Title. Usman defeated Pitbull by unanimous decision to become the new Bellator Lightweight Champion.
Usman Nurmagomedov will be taking on former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson in the Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix on March 10th at Bellator 292.
8. Rafael dos Anjos
Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian fighter, with a record of 32 wins and 14 losses.
Rafael dos Anjos is the former UFC lightweight champion and has had an impressive career at welterweight as well, challenging for the interim title. RDA has impressive wins over Anthony Pettis, Donald Cerrone, Robbie Lawler, Kevin Lee, and Paul Felder.
In his last fight, he defeated Bryan Barberena, and as of now, there is no announcement about his next fight.
7. Rafael Fiziev
Rafael Fiziev is a professional MMA fighter from Kyrgyzstan. He has a record of 12 wins and 1 loss.
Fiziev is currently on a 6-fight winning streak, and he has won post-fight bonuses in his past 5 fights. He has notable wins over Renato Moicano, Bobby Green, and Brad Riddell.
In his most recent fight, he also defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via knockout, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
6. Michael Chandler
Micheal Chandler is an American MMA fighter with a record of 23 wins and 7 losses. He only joined the UFC last year, and before that competed in Bellator.
He is a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion and also won the Bellator season 4 lightweight tournament. He has notable wins over Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson in the UFC, and also fought Olivera for the lightweight title but lost.
In his most recent fight, he lost to Dustin Poirier, and he is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor next.
5. Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje is an American fighter with a record of 23 wins and 4 losses.
Gaethje is the former UFC interim lightweight champion. He is a very exciting fighter and has notable wins over Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone, Tony Ferguson, and Micheal Chandler
In his most recent fight, he fought Charles Oliveira with the UFC title on the line, however, he lost. There is no announcement about Gaethje’s next fight.
4. Dustin Poirier
Poirier is an American UFC fighter, and he has a record of 29 wins and 7 losses.
He is the former interim UFC lightweight champion, and has fought for the undisputed title twice, but came short both times. He has impressive wins over Justin Gaetjhe, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker, and Conor McGregor.
In his most recent fight, Poirier fought Michael Chandler and won via Submission. His next fight has not been announced yet.
THIS MICHAEL CHANDLER VS DUSTIN POIRIER FIGHT ABSOLUTELY INSANE ‼️#UFC281— Javier Jesus Urquieta (@JavierUrquieta_) November 13, 2022
3. Beneil Dariush
Dariush is an American MMA fighter of Iranian descent and he has a professional MMA record of 22 wins and 4 losses and 1 draw.
Dariush is currently on an 8 fight winning streak, with 4 post-fight bonuses. He has many impressive wins, including one over former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
At UFC 280, Dariush fought Mateusz Gamrot and won the fight via unanimous decision. Dariush got taken down a few times in the first round, but was able to defend takedowns and do damage on the feet as the fight progressed.
Beneil Dariush is scheduled to fight former UFC lightweight champion Charles Olivera in his next fight.
2. Charles Oliveira
Oliveira is a professional MMA fighter from Brazil, and he has a record of 33 wins and 9 losses.
Oliveira is the former UFC lightweight champion. He also holds the record for most submission wins and most finishes in the UFC. Until last weekend, Oliveira was on an 11-fight winning streak, however, he fought Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title and lost.
Makhachev was able to suppress Oliveira’s submission attacks and managed to submit Oliveira with a head and arm choke in the second round. He is scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush in his next fight at UFC 288 in May.
1. Islam Makhachev
Title: UFC Lightweight World Champion
Islam Makhachev is a Russian fighter, fighting out of Daghestan. He has a record of 24 wins and only 1 loss.
Makhachev is the current UFC lightweight champion, and he is on a 12-fight winning streak. He has some solid wins over talented fighters like Arman Tsarukyan, Davi Ramos, Dan Hooker, and former lightweight champion Charles Olivera.
Last weekend, at UFC 284, Islam Makhachev defended his title against UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkonovski. The fight was very competitive, however, Islam won a unanimous decision to retain his title.
🏆 Islam Makhachev 🏆🥊Vs. 🥊🥇 Alexander Volkanovski 🥇— Sal (@Salehawe) February 13, 2023
- For the UFC Lightweight Championship and P4P #1...
- Full Fight 💥💥💥
Enjoy it... 🍿🍿🍿#UFC284 pic.twitter.com/xcRiyAGess
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