U.F.C Lightweight Rankings 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)

U.F.C Lightweight Rankings 145 lb (65.8 kg; 10.4 st) 155 lb (70.3 kg; 11.1 st)


Men’s Divisions
Heavyweight (265) – Light Heavyweight (205) – Middleweight (185) – Welterweight (170) – Lightweight (155) – Featherweight (145) – Bantamweight (135) – Flyweight (125)

Women’s Divisions
Women’s Featherweight (145) – Women’s Bantamweight (135) – Women’s Flyweight (125) – Women’s Strawweight (115)

Rank Fighter OVR UFC Last 3 Fights Next Fight
1 Charles Oliveira 31-8 19-8 W-Michael Chandler (TKO)
W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (SUB)
2 Dustin Poirier 27-6 19-5 W-Conor McGregor (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
Conor McGregor
07/10/2021
3 Justin Gaethje 22-3 5-3 L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
W-Tony Ferguson (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
4 Beneil Dariush 21-4-1 15-4-1 W-Tony Ferguson (DEC)
W-Diego Ferreira (DEC)
W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
5 Michael Chandler 22-6 1-1 L-Charles Oliveira (TKO)
W-Dan Hooker (TKO)
W-Benson Henderson (KO)
6 Tony Ferguson 25-6 15-4 L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
L-Charles Oliveira (DEC)
L-Justin Gaethje (TKO)
7 Dan Hooker 20-10 10-6 L-Michael Chandler (TKO)
L-Dustin Poirier (DEC)
W-Paul Felder (DEC)
8 Rafael dos Anjos 30-13 19-11 W-Paul Felder (DEC)
L-Michael Chiesa (DEC)
L-Leon Edwards (DEC)
9 Islam Makhachev 19-1 8-1 W-Drew Dober (SUB)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
Thiago Moises
07/17/2021
10 Conor McGregor 22-5 10-3 L-Dustin Poirier (TKO)
W-Donald Cerrone (TKO)
L-Khabib Nurmagomedov (SUB)
Dustin Poirier
07/10/2021
11 Gregor Gillespie 14-1 7-1 W-Diego Ferreira (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (KO)
W-Yancy Medeiros (TKO)
12 Diego Ferreira 17-4 8-4 L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (DEC)
W-Anthony Pettis (SUB)
Grant Dawson
10/02/2021
13 Brad Riddell 10-1 4-0 W-Drew Dober (DEC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
W-Magomed Mustafaev (DEC)
14 Thiago Moises 15-4 4-2 W-Alex Hernandez (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
W-Michael Johnson (SUB)
Islam Makhachev
07/17/2021
15 Guram Kutateladze 12-2 1-0 W-Mateusz Gamrot (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (KO)
W-Guilherme Martins (TKO)
Don Madge
07/17/2021
16 Mateusz Gamrot 18-1 1-1 W-Scott Holtzman (KO)
L-Guram Kutateladze (DEC)
W-Marian Ziolkowski (DEC)
Jeremy Stephens
07/17/2021
17 Drew Dober 23-11 9-7 L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (SUB)
W-Anthony Hernandez (TKO)
18 Alexander Hernandez 12-4 4-3 L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Drew Dober (TKO)
19 Arman Tsarukyan 16-2 3-1 W-Matt Frevola (DEC)
W-Davi Ramos (DEC)
W-Olivier Aubin-Mercier (DEC)
20 Rafael Fiziev 9-1 3-1 W-Renato Carneiro (KO)
W-Marc Diakiese (DEC)
W-Alex White (DEC)
21 Grant Dawson 17-1 5-0 W-Leonardo Santos (KO)
W-Nad Narimani (DEC)
W-Darrick Minner (SUB)
Diego Ferreira
10/02/2021
22 Damir Ismagulov 20-2 4-0 W-Rafael Alves (DEC)
W-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Joel Alvarez (DEC)
23 Renato Carneiro 15-4-1 7-4 W-Jai Herbert (SUB)
L-Rafael Fiziev (KO)
W-Damir Hadzovic (SUB)
24 Leonardo Santos 18-4-1 7-1-1 L-Grant Dawson (KO)
W-Roman Bogatov (DEC)
W-Steven Ray (KO)
25 Vinc Pichel 13-2 6-2 W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (SUB)
Austin Hubbard
08/21/2021
26 Bobby Green 27-11-1 8-6-1 L-Thiago Moises (DEC)
W-Alan Patrick (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
27 Scott Holtzman 14-5 6-5 L-Mateusz Gamrot (KO)
L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Jim Miller (DEC)
28 Ottman Azaitar 13-0 2-0 W-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Teemu Packalen (KO)
W-Danijel Kokora (KO)
29 Nasrat Haqparast 13-3 5-2 W-Rafa Garcia (DEC)
W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
L-Drew Dober (KO)
30 Clay Guida 36-20 16-14 W-Michael Johnson (DEC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
Mark Madsen
08/21/2021
31 Joe Solecki 11-2 3-0 W-Jim Miller (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (SUB)
W-Matt Wiman (DEC)
Jared Gooden
10/02/2021
32 Jim Miller 32-16 21-15 L-Joe Solecki (DEC)
L-Vinc Pichel (DEC)
W-Roosevelt Roberts (SUB)
Nikolas Motta
09/18/2021
33 Marc Diakiese 14-4 5-4 L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
W-Lando Vannata (DEC)
W-Joseph Duffy (DEC)
Rafael Alves
09/04/2021
34 John Makdessi 18-7 11-7 W-Ignacio Bahamondes (DEC)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (DEC)
W-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
35 Joel Alvarez 18-2 3-1 W-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
W-Joseph Duffy (SUB)
W-Danilo Belluardo (DEC)
36 Christos Giagos 19-8 5-4 W-Sean Soriano (SUB)
W-Carlton Minus (DEC)
L-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
37 Davi Ramos 10-4 4-3 L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
L-Islam Makhachev (DEC)
W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
38 Rick Glenn 22-6-1 4-3 W-Joaquim Silva (KO)
L-Kevin Aguilar (DEC)
W-Dennis Bermudez (DEC)
39 Jamie Mullarkey 13-4 1-2 W-Khama Worthy (KO)
L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
40 Gabriel Benitez 22-8 6-4 W-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Omar Morales (DEC)
L-Sodiq Yusuff (TKO)
Billy Quarantillo
07/17/2021
41 Khama Worthy 16-8 2-2 L-Jamie Mullarkey (KO)
L-Ottman Azaitar (TKO)
W-Luis Pena (SUB)
42 Devonte Smith 11-2 3-1 W-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Khama Worthy (TKO)
W-Dong Hyun Kim (TKO)
43 Mike Davis 8-2 2-1 W-Mason Jones (DEC)
W-Thomas Gifford (KO)
L-Gilbert Burns (SUB)
44 Terrance McKinney 11-3 1-0 W-Matt Frevola (KO)
W-Michael Irizarry (KO)
W-Luiz Gavinho (KO)
45 Rafa Garcia 11-1 0-1 L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Humberto Bandenay (DEC)
W-Erick Gonzalez (DEC)
Chris Gruetzemacher
07/31/2021
46 Claudio Puelles 10-2 3-1 W-Jordan Leavitt (DEC)
W-Marcos Mariano (DEC)
W-Felipe Silva (SUB)
47 Fares Ziam 12-3 2-1 W-Luigi Vendramini (DEC)
W-Jamie Mullarkey (DEC)
L-Don Madge (DEC)
48 Michael Johnson 19-17 11-13 L-Clay Guida (DEC)
L-Thiago Moises (SUB)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
49 Roosevelt Roberts 9-3 3-3 L-Kevin Croom (SUB)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
W-Brok Weaver (SUB)
Ignacio Bahamondes
08/21/2021
50 Joaquim Silva 11-3 4-3 L-Rick Glenn (KO)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (KO)
W-Jared Gordon (KO)
51 Mason Jones 10-1 0-1 NC-Alan Patrick (NC)
L-Mike Davis (DEC)
W-Adam Proctor (TKO)
52 Matt Frevola 8-3-1 2-3-1 L-Terrance McKinney (KO)
L-Arman Tsarukyan (DEC)
W-Luis Pena (DEC)
53 Jalin Turner 10-5 3-2 W-Brok Weaver (SUB)
W-Josh Culibao (TKO)
L-Matt Frevola (DEC)
Uros Medic
09/25/2021
54 Alan Patrick 15-3 5-3 NC-Mason Jones (NC)
L-Bobby Green (DEC)
L-Scott Holtzman (KO)
55 Damir Hadzovic 14-6 4-4 W-Yancy Medeiros (DEC)
L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Christos Giagos (DEC)
56 Austin Hubbard 13-5 3-3 W-Dakota Bush (DEC)
L-Joe Solecki (SUB)
W-Max Rohskopf (TKO)
Vinc Pichel
08/21/2021
57 Alexander Yakovlev 24-10-1 3-6 L-Joel Alvarez (SUB)
L-Roosevelt Roberts (DEC)
W-Alex da Silva Coelho (SUB)
58 Jai Herbert 10-3 0-2 L-Renato Carneiro (SUB)
L-Francisco Trinaldo (TKO)
W-Cain Carrizosa (KO)
59 Sean Soriano 14-7 0-4 L-Christos Giagos (SUB)
W-Noad Lahat (TKO)
W-Jose Mariscal (DEC)
Fernando Padilla
10/02/2021
60 Alex da Silva Coelho 21-3 1-2 L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rodrigo Vargas (DEC)
L-Alexander Yakovlev (SUB)
61 Uros Medic 7-0 1-0 W-Aalon Cruz (TKO)
W-Mikey Gonzalez (TKO)
W-Alonzo Leisholm (TKO)
Jalin Turner
09/25/2021
62 Chris Gruetzemacher 14-4 2-3 L-Alexander Hernandez (TKO)
W-Joe Lauzon (TKO)
L-Davi Ramos (SUB)
Rafa Garcia
07/31/2021
63 Frank Camacho 22-9 2-5 L-Justin Jaynes (TKO)
L-Beneil Dariush (TKO)
W-Nick Hein (TKO)
64 Rodrigo Vargas 11-4 1-2 W-Zhu Rong (DEC)
L-Brok Weaver (DQ)
L-Alex da Silva Coelho (DEC)
65 Rafael Alves 19-10 0-1 L-Damir Ismagulov (DEC)
W-Alejandro Flores (SUB)
W-Felipe Douglas (KO)
Marc Diakiese
09/04/2021
66 Jordan Leavitt 8-1 1-1 L-Claudio Puelles (DEC)
W-Matt Wiman (KO)
W-Jose Flores (SUB)
67 Yancy Medeiros 15-8 6-8 L-Damir Hadzovic (DEC)
L-Lando Vannata (DEC)
L-Gregor Gillespie (TKO)
68 Ignacio Bahamondes 11-4 0-1 L-John Makdessi (DEC)
W-Edson Gomez (KO)
W-Chris Brown (DEC)
Roosevelt Roberts
08/21/2021
69 Zhu Rong 16-4 0-1 L-Rodrigo Vargas (DEC)
W-Deliya Bi (KO)
W-Yilan Sha (KO)
Dakota Bush
09/18/2021
70 Luigi Vendramini 9-2 1-2 L-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Jessin Ayari (TKO)
L-Elizeu Zaleski (KO)
71 Alex Munoz 6-2 0-2 L-Luis Pena (DEC)
L-Nasrat Haqparast (DEC)
W-Troy Lamson (DEC)
72 Dakota Bush 8-3 0-1 L-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Austin Clem (TKO)
W-Brian Del Rosario (SUB)
Zhu Rong
09/18/2021
73 Jessin Ayari 16-6 1-3 L-Luigi Vendramini (TKO)
L-Steven Ray (DEC)
L-Darren Till (DEC)
Ineligible for Rankings
* Suspension
* Inactivity>15 months
* Moving Divisions
* Yet to debut
Al Iaquinta 14-6-1 9-4 L-Dan Hooker (DEC)
L-Donald Cerrone (DEC)
W-Kevin Lee (DEC)
Kevin Lee 18-6 11-6 L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Gregor Gillespie (KO)
L-Rafael dos Anjos (SUB)
Sean Brady
08/28/2021
Magomed Mustafaev 14-3 3-2 L-Brad Riddell (DEC)
W-Rafael Fiziev (TKO)
L-Kevin Lee (SUB)
David Teymur 8-2 5-1 L-Charles Oliveira (SUB)
W-Nik Lentz (DEC)
W-Drakkar Klose (DEC)
Drakkar Klose 11-2-1 5-2 L-Beneil Dariush (KO)
W-Christos Giagos (DEC)
W-Bobby Green (DEC)
Mark Madsen 10-0 2-0 W-Austin Hubbard (DEC)
W-Danilo Belluardo (TKO)
W-Patrick Nielsen (SUB)
Clay Guida
08/21/2021
Luis Pena 6-2 4-2 W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
W-Alex Munoz (DEC)
L-Khama Worthy (SUB)
Nikolas Motta 12-3 0-0 W-Joseph Lowry (DEC)
W-Juan Gonzalez (DEC)
W-Cesar Balmaceda (KO)
Jim Miller
09/18/2021
Natan Levy 6-0 0-0 W-Shaheen Santana (SUB)
W-Ben Lugo (DEC)
W-Nicholas Badis (DEC)
Joe Lauzon 28-15 15-12 W-Jonathan Pearce (TKO)
L-Chris Gruetzemacher (TKO)
L-Clay Guida (TKO)
Don Madge 9-3-1 2-0 W-Fares Ziam (DEC)
W-Te’Jovan Edwards (TKO)
W-Dave Mazany (SUB)
Guram Kutateladze
07/17/2021
Alex White 13-6 4-6 L-Rafael Fiziev (DEC)
W-Dan Moret (DEC)
L-Jim Miller (SUB)
Paddy Pimblett 16-3 0-0 W-Davide Martinez (SUB)
W-Decky Dalton (TKO)
L-Soren Bak (DEC)
Fernando Padilla 14-4 0-0 W-Cameron Graves (TKO)
W-Nate Richardson (DEC)
L-Spike Carlyle (DEC)
Sean Soriano
10/02/2021
Steve Garcia 11-4 0-1 L-Luis Pena (DEC)
W-Jose Mariscal (TKO)
W-Desmond Torres (TKO)
Teemu Packalen 8-3 1-3 L-Ottoman Azaitar (KO)
L-Marc Diakiese (KO)
W-Thibault Gouti (SUB)
Eric Wisely 31-9-1 0-2 W-Joe Richardson (TKO)
W-Carl Wittstock (TKO)
W-Morgan Sickinger (SUB)
Alex Gorgees 6-1 0-1 L-Jesus Pinedo (DEC)
W-Jai Bradney (KO)
W-Muhammad Zainal (TKO)
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45 Comments on this post.

  • Chester mcgrotha

    9 July 2021 at
    1:11 PM


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    Howdy, Alexander Yakovlev was released by the UFC last week.

  • InaccessibleManhole

    13 December 2020 at
    3:37 PM


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    Hey giving a random update: Matt Wiman was released from the UFC.

    • InaccessibleManhole

      7 November 2020 at
      10:53 PM


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      Hey fellas, recent development, Teemu Packalen’s contract expired and according to sources he has no interest in continuing his MMA career as of now. Might be best to remove him from the rankings all together.

    • D.C. Ross

      8 November 2020 at
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      Hi, thank you for the update. According to the article, looks like he is still signed, but contemplating retirement. If you find any newer source beyond this, please let me know: https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/ufc-ottelija-teemu-packalenin-paluun-tiella-henkisia-esteita-jotka-eivat-saata-vaistya-koskaan-ollut-niin-saatanan-raskasta-ja-synkkaa/7948048

    • Nick S

      30 October 2020 at
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      Love the list but I think you should move Hernandez down. I get that he’s got a win over Dariush but Dariush is fighting much better than him right now and Dariush also has a win over Dober who is above him.

    • D.C. Ross

      31 October 2020 at
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      I fully agree that Dariush deserves a bump based off his 5-fight winning streak. Currently, it’s just level of competition holding Dariush back as his best win is Dober who you are right recently beat Hernandez. Issue is when Dariush faced Dober, Dober was nowhere close to the top ranked fighter he is now. Hernandez’s wins, all within the last 3 years, over Mercier & Trinaldo, both Top 30 fighters at the time, and the win over Dariush, who was Top 15 at the time, still give him the slight nod as nearly everytime fighters are ranked close, the head-to-head will get the leg up, especially if that fight was within the last 3 years. Appreciate the argument otherwise, and I would not be surprised to see Dariush break into the Top 10 with another quality win.

    • yudhi

      27 October 2020 at
      7:40 AM


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      where’s the notorious ???

    • D.C. Ross

      31 October 2020 at
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      Hi Yudhi, McGregor is unranked at Lightweight because of his move to Welterweight and subsequent retirement. McGregor’s return continues to be mentioned at Welterweight, so until we can get confirmation on a return to 155, he’ll remain unranked. Thank you for your comment.

 

  • InaccesIbleManhole

    26 September 2020 at
    1:55 PM


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    Not giving you guys shit for this, but Evan Dunham was dropped by the UFC awhile back.

 

 

  • From Kyrgyzstan

    11 August 2020 at
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    Omg by bro Rafael Fiziev at 27 i hope he ll be in top 10. Next year ))

 

 

  • jerjapan

    4 June 2016 at
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    Mitch Clark at 45 isn’t right.

 

 

  • yossgold

    28 September 2014 at
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    Sooooooo, Cerrone moves above Khabib who dominated Dos Anjos who dominated Cerrone and is #2 because he beat Alvarez (he may be considered a contender, but it has never been proven)? I don’t get that logic. I get RDA moving to second even though he lost to Khabib on account of Khabib’s inactivity, but I don’t see how Cerrone can move above Khabib until he either beats him or someone ranked above him (i.e. Not Eddie Alvarez).

 

    • Joe

      27 May 2014 at
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      Kevin Lee – 6 wins over absolutely no one, no UFC wins; Norman Parke – 3 legit UFC wins, a draw against a BJJ world champ who was on a 6 fight win streak and TUF Brazil winner which many thought he won and without it he’d be on a 9 fight win streak. How on heaven’s earth can he be ranked under Kevin Lee????

    • Joe

      27 May 2014 at
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      Kevin Lee is ranked WAY too high … he’s done absolutely nothing.

      • D.C. Ross

        28 May 2014 at
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        Lee does hold a win over Mansour Barnaoui, who is considered one of the top Lightweights prospects in the world right now. Lee looked pretty darn good against Iaquinta as well. Parke is on a solid winning streak, but the jury is still on whether he can beat an accomplished wrestler. Parke should have gotten the decision over Santos. I definitely will go back and look at their last few fights to see if I have Lee ranked too high.

 

  • D.C. Ross

    29 December 2013 at
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    He is moving to Featherweight, and because he officially has been booked for a fight at 145 lbs. he was removed from the Lightweight rankings. His profile can now be found in the Featherweight rankings.

 

    • cblo

      23 September 2013 at
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      Miles Jury needs to be moved up. Handed ‘Menace’ a whooping and is now 4-0 in ufc.

    • D.C. Ross

      24 September 2013 at
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      I understand ranking him above Johnson due to his dominating win over him, but do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of Lauzon, Tibau, Barboza, Masvidal, and Pearson as well?

      Let me see what your 11-20 rankings would look like, so I can have a better idea of what you’re thinking. The way I see it is Johnson leapfrogged a bunch of guys because of his win over Lauzon, who was clearly Top 15 at the time, thanks to finish wins over Varner and Guillard.

    • lou

      16 September 2013 at
      2:26 PM


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      It seems odd that Michael Johnson is so much higher than Jury, no?

    • D.C. Ross

      16 September 2013 at
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      I could definitely see the argument that Johnson should be lower in the rankings, but then I would have to drop Lauzon as well, who has recent finish victories over Varner and Guillard. Jury is a top notch talent, but ranking him above guys like Tibau, Varner, Barboza, Pearson, etc. is probably just a bit too soon for him.

      The Lauzon win was huge for Johnson and gave him a big push up the ranks. Meanwhile, Jury has sort of been stuck in neutral. He picked up a dominant win over Ramsey Nijem, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Even a win over Ricci won’t move Jury up the ranks too much. Wins over lesser ranked competition just don’t mean as much as a win over Lauzon, which is why Johnson currently sits ahead of Jury.

      Do you think Jury should be ranked ahead of the following: Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Jamie Varner, Ross Pearson, Melvin Guillard, Jorge Masvidal, or Joe Lauzon. Jury is on the brink of a top ranking, but until he beats one of those guys I mentioned, he’s likely stuck around that 20-30 range.

      If you want, provide me with your own Top 25 rankings, so I can maybe see how you would be ranking the division. Thanks for the comment.

    • Joe

      2 June 2013 at
      6:16 AM


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      Pat Healy’s suspension not accounted for?

      (Suspended by NJSACB until July 19th, 2013)

    • D.C. Ross

      3 June 2013 at
      8:16 AM


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      Totally forgot, since Healy was included in the ufc.com/rankings, it slipped past me. Thanks for the save.

    • Leo Corrêa

      27 January 2013 at
      6:45 PM


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      Khabib Nurmagomedov might be in a better position. Guys, look at his record… why he’s on 9th position in this rank, while fighters like Dos Anjos, Cerrone and Pettis are above it?

    • rankingmma

      27 January 2013 at
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      Nurmagomedov is not ranked above the guys you mentioned because he has yet to win consistently against top-level competition. His most notable win is over Gleison Tibau, but to most people who watched and scored that fight, it was a very controversial decision. His 19-0 record is remarkable, and I believe he has a very bright future in the sport. Khabib has been calling out Nate Diaz, and that is likely the type of fight that could propel him into title contention.

      Why do you think Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Anthony Pettis or Donald Cerrone? I would understand your argument for possibly ranking him above Dos Anjos, but the other guys not so much.

    • Mario Rabelo

      29 December 2012 at
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      I liked this ranking a lot. Most people dont see dos Anjos so high but he has showed tremendous development on his last fights. Guillard is a little overated. But everything else looks great. Congratulations!

    • admin

      31 December 2012 at
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      Thank you. Dos Anjos is on a solid winning streak and a lot of the other fringe contenders have suffered recent losses (Tibau, Dunham, Guillard, Barboza, Bocek). I think dos Anjos could surprise, his loss to Guida was due to injury, and that fight was going to be a close decision. Otherwise, the Tibau loss is dos Anjos’ only recent blemish.

    • MrOrange

      19 October 2012 at
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      I don’t see Guillard as even a top 15 lw. definately not a top 10.

    • admin

      21 October 2012 at
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      Guillard’s winning streak in 2010 is the reason he hasn’t fallen farther. When Guillard finished Dunham, he was on the verge of a title shot. People forget that Dunham was scheduled to face Kenny Florian in what may have been a #1 contender fight for the LW division. Guillard’s only losses have come to the elite of the division (Diaz, Miller, Cerrone). All the fighters ranked below him have lost to lesser fighters in recent years. I do think Guillard is overrated, but the guys below him have never beaten a top guy.

    • MrOrange

      12 October 2012 at
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      To admin

      Ive stuck in there with your site. Glad you have it running much better, good job bro. 🙂

    • admin

      12 October 2012 at
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      Thank you for the support!

    • dWd

      26 September 2012 at
      7:59 PM


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      Q. What do you get if you cross a Jim Miller with a Nate Diaz A. a T.J.Grant

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      26 September 2012 at
      10:15 PM


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      I was sleeping on Grant going into his fight with Dunham. Many people forget that he nearly knocked off Johny Hendricks at WW. Grant can do some damage at LW, and definitely can give guys like Guida, Lauzon, or Guillard a run for their money. Can’t wait for him to get a crack at a Top 10 fighter.

    • dWd

      12 September 2012 at
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      Nurmagomedov should be ranked ahead of Tibau,who could be ranked higher here.i think barboza is overrated at the moment.

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      12 September 2012 at
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      The lightweight division from 10-20 is a complete mess. Nurmagomedov beat Tibau in a very debatable decision. Should Nurmagomedov be rewarded for that decision by being ranked above Rafael Dos Anjos, Jeremy Stephens, Sotiropoulos? At this point, Nurmagomedov moved up the ranks significantly with the close decision win, but I can’t justify putting him with the mid-tier elite of the division just yet.

      Barboza’s ranking is overrated, but his skills aren’t. Barboza won a couple of close decisions over Pearson and Njokuani before the highlight-reel KO of Terry Etim. That knockout definitely had him on the verge of title contention. Considering the recent losses by Tibau, Stephens, and Sotiropoulos, he is still hanging around between 11-15.

      • dWd

        14 September 2012 at
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        YES HE SHOULD. all those guys you mention, AND mark bocek deserve to be ranked ahead of barboza right now. i will watch the tibau vs nurmagomedov fight again but i don’t remember being anything but impressed with him getting a “unanimous decision” over one of the best in the division.

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          14 September 2012 at
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          I am hoping the lightweight scene sorts itself out soon. Bocek needs a signature win. He has proven his merits against mid-level competition and gave Jim Miller all he could handle, but the fact remains, he has never beaten a top 20 fighter (Lentz was around #25).

          Terry Etim was a bordline Top 20 fighter prior to Barboza beating him. Also, it wasn’t just a decision win for Barboza, it was a huge knockout.

          It comes down to Barboza’s wins over Etim and Pearson outweighing the guys ranked below him. Rafael Dos Anjos is on a solid run, but his recent loss to Tibau holds him back. Same thing for Tibau, he was looking solid up until the decision loss to Nurmagomedov. Stephens’ biggest win in recent years is Marcus Davis, in a fight he was losing until a 3rd round knockout. All of these fighters have some sort of hiccup on their resume. I’m not trying to discount Barboza’s loss against Varner, but all of the guys below him have experienced the same thing.

          Thanks for the solid info. I agree with a lot of your points. I am not trying to persuade you to why I ranked so-and-so, I’m just trying to point out how I am seeing things at this current stage.

    • dWd

      14 September 2012 at
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      i just watched the tibau vs khabib fight again,i don’t have a problem with the result,khabib pressed the action the whole way using wild striking to get in on single leg takedowns over and over,tibau stuffed everyone of em and even landed a couple solid knees to khabib as he was coming in ,but khabib walked through them and was rellentless keeping tibau backed up to the cage and defending for the whole fight. tibau did land two takedowns,but khabib popped straight back up and went back on the attack.

    • admin

      14 September 2012 at
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      I remember it being close as well. It was the fallout of the rankings that I had trouble with. Does Nurmagomedov really deserve to be ranked ahead of Dos Anjos, Sotiropoulos, and Bocek for one controversial decision win? I couldn’t punish Tibau either because he has proven his skills against Dos Anjos and Stephens.

      I am doing the same thing that I previously did with all of the wild Leonard Garcia decisions. I wasn’t going to penalize Chan Sung Jung or Nam Phan because the judges couldn’t get the scorecards right.

      Like I said, I will watch the fight again and see if Nurmagomedov did enough to win the fight. Obviously the judges thought so, but pretty much every website doing play-by-play had Tibau winning that fight.

 

  • admin

    20 August 2012 at
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    Siver announced his move down to the UFC featherweight division following his loss to Cerrone.

 

 

  • admin

    20 August 2012 at
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    Penn has been added to the UFC welterweight division.

 

 

  • Andy

    27 May 2012 at
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    i cant believe Edson Barboza lost it’s been my favorita since he joined the UFC

 

    • SVN

      5 May 2012 at
      5:14 PM


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      why is edson barboza in n16 and donald cerrone in number 8 if barboza is 4-0 in ufc and cerrone 4-1? and barboza has greatest knockouts than cerrone…

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      20 August 2012 at
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      Cerrone has faced stiffer competition thus far in his career. Barboza may be 4-0 in the UFC, but 2 of his wins were razor-thin decisions over Anthony Njokuani and Ross Pearson. Barboza may be the next big thing in the 155-pound division, but he will have to prove himself against high-level competition first.

    • Beighz

      4 July 2011 at
      3:27 PM


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      Nate Diaz – OVER-RATED

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      8 July 2011 at
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      Overrated at 170 maybe, but at 155 Diaz was fairly solid. He lost to Gray Maynard in a close fight and easily defeated Melvin Guillard. He lost a couple of fights to Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, who simply held Diaz down for 3 rounds. I think Diaz needs a big win at 155 to show he is still a factor.

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