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The Current Best MMA Lightweights | 155 lbs.

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Who are the world's top 155ers?

The longer you watch MMA, the more you love its lightweight division. Fighters have the fuel tanks to go nonstop, so they can exhibit a high skill level till the final bell. Here are the best in this extremely competitive division. Create YOUR own ranking today.

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  1. 1

    Anthony "Showtime" Pettis mmaweekly.com
    Anthony Pettis
    "Showtime"
    17-2-0
  2. 2

    Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov mmaweekly.com
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    "The Eagle"
    22-0-0
  3. 3

    Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez mmaweekly.com
    Gilbert Melendez
    "El Nino"
    22-3-0
  4. 4

    Rafael dos Anjos mmaweekly.com
  5. 5

    "Smooth" Benson Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Benson Henderson
    "Smooth"
    21-4-0
  6. 6

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone mmaweekly.com
    Donald Cerrone
    "Cowboy"
    25-6-0, 1 NC
  7. 7

    Josh "The Punk" Thomson mmaweekly.com
    Josh Thomson
    "The Punk"
    20-7-0, 1 NC
  8. 8

    Bobby "King" Green mmaweekly.com
    Bobby Green
    "King"
    23-5-0
  9. 9

    Eddie "The Silent Assassin" Alvarez mmaweekly.com
    Eddie Alvarez
    "The Silent Assassin"
    25-4-0
  10. 10

    Nate Diaz mmaweekly.com
    Nate Diaz
    17-9-0

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  1. Myles "The Fury" Jury | 15-0-0
  2. Michael "The Menace" Johnson | 15-8-0
  3. Jim Miller | 24-5-0, 1 NC
  4. Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal | 28-8-0
  5. Michael Chandler | 12-2-0
  6. Rustam "Tiger" Khabilov | 17-2-0
  7. Edson "Junior" Barboza | 14-2-0
  8. Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon | 24-9-0
  9. Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson | 16-7-0, 1 NC
  10. Gleison Tibau | 30-10-0

  11. TJ Grant | 21-5-0
  12. "Ill" Will Brooks | 14-1-0
  13. Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson | 16-3-0
  14. Abel "Killa" Trujillo | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  15. Gray "The Bully" Maynard | 11-4-1, 1 NC
  16. Evan Dunham | 14-6-0
  17. Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez | 25-7-0
  18. "The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi | 35-10-0, 1 NC
  19. Danny "Last Call" Castillo | 17-7-0
  20. Mike "Maverick" Chiesa | 11-2-0

  21. Jamie "C-4" Varner | 21-10-1, 2 NC
  22. "The" James Krause | 21-6-0
  23. "Detroit Superstar" Daron Cruickshank | 16-5-0
  24. Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard | 32-13-2, 2 NC
  25. Pat "Bam Bam" Healy | 26-20-0, 1 NC
  26. Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje | 12-0-0
  27. John "The Bull" Makdessi | 12-3-0
  28. Adriano Martins | 26-7-0
  29. "Stormin" Norman Parke | 20-2-1
  30. Alan "Nuguete" Patrick | 12-0-0

  31. Mitch "Danger Zone" Clarke | 11-2-0
  32. Elias "Xuxu" Silvério | 11-0-0
  33. "Ragin'" Al Iaquinta | 9-3-1
  34. Carlos Diego Ferreira | 11-1-0
  35. Marcin Held | 20-3-0
  36. Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki | 36-6-0, 1 NC
  37. Piotr "Płetwal" Hallmann | 15-3-0
  38. Ramsey Nijem | 9-5-0
  39. Rashid "Highlander" Magomedov | 17-1-0
  40. Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo | 15-4-0

  41. Beneil "Benny" Dariush | 9-1-0
  42. James "The Texecutioner" Vick | 6-0-0
  43. "Handsome" Matt Wiman | 15-7-0
  44. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire | 13-6-0
  45. Yancy "The Kid" Medeiros | 10-2-0, 1 NC
  46. Vinc "From Hell" Pichel | 9-1-0
  47. Anthony "The Assassin" Njokuani | 17-9-0, 1 NC
  48. Isaac Vallie-Flagg | 14-5-1
  49. Michel "Trator" Prazeres | 18-1-0
  50. Erik "New Breed" Koch | 14-4-0

  51. Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy | 29-2-0
  52. Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee | 9-1-0
  53. Joe Proctor | 10-2-0
  54. Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards | 42-21-1, 1 NC
  55. Leonardo Santos | 13-3-1
  56. Mike "The Martian" Ricci | 10-4-0
  57. Luiz "Buscape" Firmino | 18-6-0
  58. Frank "Frank" Trevino | 12-0-0
  59. Yui Chul "The Korean Bulldozer" Nam | 18-4-1
  60. Paul "Sassangle" Sass | 14-2-0

  61. Gilbert "Durinho" Burns | 9-0-0
  62. Justin "J-Bomb" Salas | 12-6-0
  63. Mark Bocek | 12-5-0
  64. Dave "The Fugitive" Jansen | 21-2-0
  65. "The Caveman" David Rickels | 16-3-0
  66. "The Body Snatcher" Jesse Ronson | 14-5-0
  67. Ryan Couture | 9-3-0
  68. Jon "Super Saiyan" Tuck | 8-2-0
  69. Luis "Baboon" Palomino | 23-9-0
  70. Jason "The Kansas City Bandit" High | 18-5-0

  71. Renee Forte | 8-4-0
  72. Chad "The Desciple" Laprise | 9-0-0
  73. Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov | 22-5-0
  74. Musa Khamanaev | 15-3-0
  75. John "Hollywood" Case | 19-4-0
  76. George Sotiropoulos | 14-7-0
  77. Fabrício "Morango" Camões | 14-9-1
  78. Efrain "Hecho en Mexico" Escudero | 22-9-0
  79. Terry Etim | 16-5-0
  80. Tony Martin | 9-2-0

  81. Satoru Kitaoka | 34-13-9
  82. Ronys Torres | 28-5-0
  83. Saad "Assassin" Awad | 17-6-0
  84. Yan Cabral | 12-1-0
  85. John "The Natural" Alessio | 35-17-0, 1 NC
  86. Ricardo Tirloni | 18-5-0
  87. Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi | 13-3-0
  88. "Relentless" Roger Bowling | 11-5-0, 1 NC
  89. Joe "Excalibur" Ellenberger | 15-1-0
  90. Caros "The Future" Fodor | 10-4-0

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