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UFC Lightweight

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  1. UFC Lightweight Division
  2. UFC Lightweight Champion
  3. UFC Lightweight Rankings
  4. UFC Weight Divisions


UFC Lightweight Division


The Lightweight Division in MMA contains different weight classes. The UFC Lightweight Division, in particular, limits fighters within 146-155 lb (66-70 kg). The UFC Lightweight Division is between the Featherweight and Welterweight Division. The current UFC Lightweight Division is also considered as one of the most stacked UFC Weight Classes


UFC Lightweight Champion


The current UFC Lightweight Champion is Khabib Nurmagomedov.



UFC Lightweight Rankings 2020


Prior to UFC 31 in 2001, the Lightweight Title was known as the Bantamweight Title. The Strikeforce Lightweight Title was seemingly unified with the UFC Lightweight Title on April 20, 2013, when Benson Henderson defeated Gilbert Melendez.


The UFC Lightweight Title has been held by the likes of Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and Eddie Alvarez throughout the years. At UFC 205, Conor McGregor won the Lightweight Title. At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the Lightweight Title after beating Al Iaquinta.


At UFC 236, Dustin Poirier became the Interim Lightweight Championship by beating Max Holloway. At UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier via submission to unify the UFC Lightweight Championship.


Current UFC Lightweight ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov [28–0]


RankingsFighterWin/Loss Record
1(IC) Justin Gaethje22–2
2Tony Ferguson25–4
3Dustin Poirier25–6
4Conor McGregor22–4
5Dan Hooker20–8
6Paul Felder17–5
7Charles Oliveira29–8 (1)
8Kevin Lee18–6
9Al Iaquinta14–6-1
10Carlos Diego Ferreira17–2
11Donald Cerrone36–15 (1)
12Gregor Gillespie13–1
13Islam Makhachev18–1
14Beneil Dariush18–4–1
15Drew Dober23–9 (1)


UFC Weight Divisions


Men

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight
  3. Middleweight
  4. Welterweight
  5. Lightweight
  6. Featherweight
  7. Bantamweight
  8. Flyweight


Women

  1. Featherweight
  2. Bantamweight
  3. Flyweight
  4. Strawweight


Click to know about UFC Rankings.

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