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UFC Lightweight

Let's have a look at all you need to know about UFC Lightweight Division


  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. Whereas, the current Interim UFC Lightweight Champion is Dustin Poirier.



UFC Lightweight Rankings 2019


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.


RankingsFighterWin/Loss RecordAge
ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov28-0-030
1Tony Ferguson25-3-035
2Dustin Poirier25-6-0(1)30
3Conor McGregor21-4-031
4Justin Gaethje21-2-030
5Donald Cerrone36-13-0(1)36
6Paul Felder17-4-034
7Dan Hooker19-8-029
8Kevin Lee17-5-027
9Al Iaquinta14-5-132
10Edson Barboza20-7-033


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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