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- UFC Lightweight Division
- UFC Lightweight Champion
- UFC Lightweight Rankings
- 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 Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion is Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib announced his retirement at UFC 254 after defeating Interim Champion Justin Gaethje but has not yet vacated his title.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has vacated the UFC Lightweight Championship after officially announcing his retirement.
Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will face each other for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.
UFC Lightweight Rankings 2021
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, Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor won the Lightweight Title after defeating Eddie Alvarez via TKO and became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov became the Lightweight Champion after defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision. Khabib went onto defend the title against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje and tied the record for the most title defences in the division along with Benson Henderson.
He announced his retirement at UFC 254, though the title is yet to be vacated. Dana White confirmed on March 18th, 2021 that Khabib has officially retired and vacated the title and Michael Chandler will face Charles Oliveira for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.
Latest Updates on Different UFC Weight Classes
|Rank||Fighter||Win/Loss Record||Last Fight||Next Fight|
|1||Dustin Poirier||27-6, 1 NC||Defeated Conor McGregor||Conor McGregor (UFC 264)|
|2||Justin Gaethje||22-3||Lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov||TBD|
|3||Charles Oliveira||30-8, 1NC||Defeated Tony Ferguson||Michael Chandler (UFC 262- for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship)|
|4||Michael Chandler||22-5||Defeated Dan Hooker||Charles Oliveira (UFC 262- for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship)|
|5||Tony Ferguson||25-5||Lost to Charles Oliveira||Beneil Dariush (UFC 262)|
|6||Conor McGregor||22-5||Lost to Dustin Poirier||Dustin Poirier (UFC 264)|
|7||Rafael Dos Anjos||30-13||Defeated Paul Felder||TBD|
|8||Dan Hooker||20-10||Lost to Michael Chandler||TBD|
|9||Beneil Dariush||20-4-1||Defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira||Tony Ferguson (UFC 262)|
|10||Paul Felder||17-6||Lost to Rafael dos Anjos||TBD|
|10||Islam Makhachev||19-1||Defeated Drew Dober||TBD|
|12||Gregor Gillespie||14-1||Defeated Carlos Diego Ferreira||TBD|
|13||Kevin Lee||18-6||Lost to Charles Oliveira||TBD|
|14||Carlos Diego Ferreira||17-4||Lost to Gregor Gillespie||TBD|
|15||Drew Dober||23-10, 1 NC||Lost to Islam Makhachev||Brad Riddell (UFC 263)|
UFC Weight Divisions
- Light Heavyweight
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