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  1. UFC Lightweight Division
  2. UFC Lightweight Champion - 2022
  3. UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022
  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 - 2022


The UFC Lightweight title is currently vacant, following Charles Oliveira being stripped of the title before UFC 274.





UFC Lightweight Rankings 2022


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.


ο»ΏHe announced his retirement at UFC 254, though the title is yet to be vacated. On March 18th, 2021, Dana White confirmed that Khabib had officially retired and vacated the title.


Charles Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to become the UFC Lightweight Champion. Unfortunately, despite winning his fight against Dustin Gaethje at UFC 274, Charles Oliveira was stripped of his title after failing to make the weight before the fight.

Thus the lightweight title currently remains vacant.


Current UFC Lightweight Champion: Vacant


Latest Updates on Different UFC Weight Classes

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RankFighterRecordMWin StreakResultLast fightNext fight
1 (T)Charles Oliveira33–8 (1 NC)-11 (1 def)WinUFC 274 Dustin GaethjeTBD
1 (T)Dustin Poirier28–7 (1 NC)10LossUFC 269 Charles OliveiraTBD
1 (T)Justin Gaethje23–4-0LossUFC 274 Charles OliveiraTBD
3Islam Makhachev22–1-10WinUFC Fight Night 202 Bobby GreenTBD
4Beneil Dariush21–4–1-7WinUFC 262 Tony FergusonTBD
5Michael Chandler23–7-0WinUFC 274 Tony FergusonTBD
6Rafael dos Anjos31–13-2WinUFC 272 Renato MoicanoTBD
7Tony Ferguson25–7-0LossUFC 274 Michael ChandlerTBD
8Gregor Gillespie14–1-1WinUFC on ESPN 24 Carlos Diego FerreiraTBD
9Conor McGregor22–6-0LossUFC 264 Dustin PoirierTBD
10Rafael Fiziev11–1-5WinUFC on ESPN 31 Brad RiddellTBD
11Arman Tsarukyan18–2-5WinUFC Fight Night 202 Joel ÁlvarezTBD
12Mateusz Gamrot20–1 (1 NC)-3WinUFC Fight Night 199 Carlos Diego FerreiraTBD
13Dan Hooker21–12-0LossUFC Fight Night 204 Arnold AllenTBD
14Brad Riddell10–2-0LossUFC on ESPN 31 Rafael FizievTBD
15Carlos Diego Ferreira17–5-0LossUFC Fight Night 199 Mateusz GamrotTBD


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.


*Last Updated: April 13th, 2022

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