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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 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.



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.


Current UFC Lightweight ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov [29–0]


RankFighterWin/Loss Record
ChampionKhabib Nurmagomedov29-0
1Dustin Poirier27-6, 1 NC
2Justin Gaethje22-3
3Charles Oliveira30-8, 1NC
4Michael Chandler22-5
5Tony Ferguson26-5
6Conor McGregor22-5
7Rafael Dos Anjos30-13
8Dan Hooker20-10
9Beneil Dariush20-4-1.
10Paul Felder17-6
11Kevin Lee18-6
12Diego Ferreira17-3
13AL Iaquinta14-6-1.
14Islam Makhachev18-1
15Gregor Gillespie13-1


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


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