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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

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

    "Smooth" Benson Henderson mmaweekly.com
    Benson Henderson
    "Smooth"
    20-3-0
  4. 4

    Josh "The Punk" Thomson mmaweekly.com
    Josh Thomson
    "The Punk"
    20-6-0, 1 NC
  5. 5

    TJ Grant mmaweekly.com
    TJ Grant
    21-5-0
  6. 6

    Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov mmaweekly.com
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    "The Eagle"
    21-0-0
  7. 7

    Nate Diaz mmaweekly.com
    Nate Diaz
    17-9-0
  8. 8

    Rafael dos Anjos mmaweekly.com
  9. 9

    Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone mmaweekly.com
    Donald Cerrone
    "Cowboy"
    22-6-0, 1 NC
  10. 10

    Eddie "The Silent Assassin" Alvarez mmaweekly.com
    Eddie Alvarez
    "The Silent Assassin"
    25-3-0

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  1. Michael Chandler | 12-1-0
  2. Jim Miller | 23-4-0, 1 NC
  3. Gray "The Bully" Maynard | 11-3-1, 1 NC
  4. Michael "The Menace" Johnson | 15-8-0
  5. Myles "The Fury" Jury | 15-0-0
  6. Bobby "King" Green | 22-5-0
  7. Edson "Junior" Barboza | 13-1-0
  8. Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon | 23-9-0
  9. Rustam "Tiger" Khabilov | 17-1-0
  10. Pat "Bam Bam" Healy | 26-18-0, 1 NC

  11. Evan Dunham | 14-5-0
  12. Gleison Tibau | 28-10-0
  13. Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal | 25-8-0
  14. Diego "The Dream" Sanchez | 24-7-0
  15. Jamie "C-4" Varner | 21-9-1, 2 NC
  16. Abel "Killa" Trujillo | 12-5-0, 1 NC
  17. "The Fireball Kid" Takanori Gomi | 34-9-0, 1 NC
  18. Danny "Last Call" Castillo | 16-6-0
  19. "Handsome" Matt Wiman | 15-7-0
  20. Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard | 31-13-2, 2 NC

  21. Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson | 15-6-0, 1 NC
  22. Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson | 14-3-0
  23. John "The Bull" Makdessi | 12-3-0
  24. Mark Bocek | 12-5-0
  25. Mike "Maverick" Chiesa | 10-1-0
  26. "Ragin'" Al Iaquinta | 8-2-1
  27. "The" James Krause | 20-5-0
  28. Erik "New Breed" Koch | 14-3-0
  29. "Detroit Superstar" Daron Cruickshank | 14-4-0
  30. Anthony "The Assassin" Njokuani | 16-7-0, 1 NC

  31. Alan "Nuguete" Patrick | 12-0-0
  32. Elias "Xuxu" Silverio | 10-0-0
  33. Isaac Vallie-Flagg | 14-4-1
  34. Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo | 14-3-0
  35. Adriano Martins | 25-7-0
  36. Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje | 11-0-0
  37. Paul "Sassangle" Sass | 14-2-0
  38. Ramsey Nijem | 9-4-0
  39. Norman "Stormin" Parke | 19-2-1
  40. Patricky "Pitbull" Freire | 12-5-0

  41. Thiago Tavares | 18-5-1
  42. Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann | 16-5-0
  43. Sam "Hands Of Stone" Stout | 20-10-1
  44. Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards | 42-20-1, 1 NC
  45. Yancy "Frisson" Medeiros | 9-1-0, 1 NC
  46. Piotr "Płetwal" Hallmann | 14-2-0
  47. "Ill" Will Brooks | 13-1-0
  48. Dave "The Fugitive" Jansen | 20-2-0
  49. Marcin Held | 17-3-0
  50. Michel "Trator" Prazeres | 18-1-0

  51. Fabricio "Morango" Camoes | 14-8-1
  52. James "The Texecutioner" Vick | 5-0-0
  53. KJ "King Karl" Noons | 13-7-0
  54. Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante | 18-7-1, 2 NC
  55. "The Caveman" David Rickels | 15-3-0
  56. Luiz "Buscape" Firmino | 17-6-0
  57. Renee Forte | 8-4-0
  58. Rashid Magomedov | 16-1-0
  59. Terry Etim | 16-5-0
  60. Yui Chul "The Korean Bulldozer" Nam | 18-4-1

  61. Kamal "Prince of Persia" Shalorus | 9-3-2
  62. Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki | 35-6-0, 1 NC
  63. Frank Trevino | 12-0-0
  64. George Sotiropoulos | 14-6-0
  65. Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy | 26-2-0
  66. Mac Danzig | 21-12-1
  67. Derek Anderson | 11-0-0, 1 NC
  68. Mike "The Martian" Ricci | 9-4-0
  69. Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi | 13-3-0
  70. Beneil "Benny" Dariush | 7-1-0

  71. Saad "Assassin" Awad | 15-6-0
  72. "Notorious" Nick Newell | 11-0-0
  73. Katsunori Kikuno | 21-5-3
  74. Kazuki Tokudome | 12-5-1
  75. Joe Proctor | 9-2-0
  76. Jon "Super Saiyan" Tuck | 7-1-0
  77. Caros "The Future" Fodor | 8-4-0
  78. Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee | 7-1-0
  79. Justin "J-Bomb" Salas | 11-5-0
  80. Leonardo Santos | 12-3-1

  81. Ryan Couture | 7-3-0
  82. Rodrigo Damm | 12-6-0
  83. Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira | 16-8-0
  84. Lloyd "Cupcake" Woodard | 13-4-0
  85. Efrain "Hecho en Mexico" Escudero | 21-8-0
  86. "The Body Snatcher" Jesse Ronson | 13-4-0
  87. Mairbek "Beckan" Taisumov | 21-5-0
  88. Ricardo Tirloni | 17-5-0
  89. Colton Smith | 3-3-0
  90. Luis "Baboon" Palomino | 22-9-0

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Tapology Consensus Rankings

As community members update their rankings, the consensus list will react in real-time. For Top Lightweights - 155 lbs., the 100 most-recently updated member lists will be included.

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