Ajax loader

phisei
phisei
5th Degree Black Belt
Member Since 2011.08.04

My MMA Rankings

Top Lightweight MMA Fighters

Embed

If you have trouble embedding on certain forums, try putting the above code in between image tags, typically [img] [/img] or <img> </img>.

My Summary

Based mostly on wins and not on performance or should haves (i.e. controversial decisions). Patricio Pitbull ranked 17 (also competes at FW). Rustam Khabilov ranked at 15 (made WW debut). Donald Cerrone ranked 5 (Jan 2020, took a WW fight). Nik Lentz ranked 13 (Feb 2020, returned to FW). Conor McGregor ranked 16 (Feb 2020, took WW fight). Edson Barboza ranked 9 (May 2020, FW).

  1. 1

    Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje
    Justin Gaethje
    "The Highlight"
    22-2-0
    Gaethje headlined UFC on ESPN 2 against Edson Barboza. He knocked out Barboza in the first round. Gaethje headlined UFC on ESPN+ 16 opposite Donald Cerrone. He defeated Cerrone by TKO in the first round. Gaethje faced Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 for the UFC Interim Lightweight title. He defeated Ferguson by TKO in the fifth round to become the UFC Interim Lightweight champion.
  2. 2

    Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov
    Khabib Nurmagomedov
    "The Eagle"
    28-0-0
    The UFC Lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov won the vacant title when he defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. He made his first title defense at UFC 229 against Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor with a neck crank in the fourth round. Nurmagomedov defended his title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. He defeated Poirier by submission due to a rear-naked choke. Nurmagomedov was set to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, however, he pulled out due to COVID-19.
  3. 3

    Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson
    Tony Ferguson
    "El Cucuy"
    25-4-0
    Ferguson returned at UFC 229 against Anthony Pettis. He defeated Pettis by TKO due to a corner stoppage. He returned against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238. He defeated Cerrone by TKO due to a doctor's stoppage. Ferguson was set to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249, however, Nurmagomedov pulled out due to being quarantined in Russia. Ferguson instead faced Justin Gaethje for another UFC Interim Lightweight title. Ferguson lost to Gaethje by TKO in the fith round.
  4. 4

    Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
    Dustin Poirier
    "The Diamond"
    26-6-0, 1 NC
    Poirier fought a rematch against Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30. He won the rematch by TKO in the second round. He was set to face Nate Diaz at UFC 230, however, the bout fell through. Poirier instead fought a rematch against Max Holloway at UFC 236 for the interim UFC Lightweight title. Poirier won the fight by unanimous decision. Poirier looked to unify the UFC Lightweight titles at UFC 242 where he faced Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier was submitted in the third round by a rear-naked choke. Poirier is set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 33 against Dan Hooker.
  5. 5

    Dan "The Hangman" Hooker
    Dan Hooker
    "The Hangman"
    20-9-0
    Hooker fought Al Iaquinta at UFC 244. He defeated Iaquinta by unanimous decision. Hooker headlined UFC on ESPN+ 26 against Paul Felder. He defeated Felder by split decision after five rounds. Hooker is set to headline UFC on ESPN+ 33 against Dustin Poirier.
  6. 6

    "Raging" Al Iaquinta
    Al Iaquinta
    "Raging"
    14-6-1
    Iaquinta fought a rematch against Kevin Lee at UFC on FOX 31. He defeated Lee again by unanimous decision. Iaquinta headlined UFC on ESPN+ 8 against Donald Cerrone. He lost to Cerrone by unanimous decision. Iaquinta fought Dan Hooker at UFC 243. He lost the fight to Hooker by unanimous decision.
  7. 7

    Paul "The Irish Dragon" Felder
    Paul Felder
    "The Irish Dragon"
    17-5-0
    Felder fought James Vick at UFC on ESPN 1. He won the fight by unanimous decision. He fought a rematch with Edson Barboza at UFC 242. Felder defeated Barboza by split decision. Felder headlined UFC on ESPN+ 26 opposite Dan Hooker. Felder lost the fight by split decision after five rounds.
  8. 8

    Charles "do Bronx" Oliveira
    Charles Oliveira
    "do Bronx"
    29-8-0, 1 NC
    Oliveira fought a rubber match against Nik Lentz at UFC on ESPN+ 10. He defeated Lentz again, this time by TKO in the second round. Oliveira competed at UFC on ESPN+ 22 against Jared Gordon. He knocked out Gordon in the first round. Oliveira headlined UFC on ESPN+ 28 against Kevin Lee. He submitted Lee with a guillotine choke in the third round.
  9. 9

    Drew Dober
    Drew Dober
    23-9-0, 1 NC
    Dober fought Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Texeira. He defeated Hernandez by TKO in the second round due to punches.
  10. 10

    Alexander "The Great" Hernandez
    Alexander Hernandez
    "The Great"
    11-3-0
    Hernandez welcomed Donald Cerrone back to the lightweight division at UFC on ESPN+ 1. He lost the fight by TKO in the second round. Hernandez returned at UFC on ESPN 4 against Francisco Trinaldo. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Hernandez was set to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 249, however, Makhachev pulled out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hernandez competed at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Texeira against Drew Dober. He lost the fight by TKO in the second orund.
  11. 11+

  12. 11

    Beneil "Benny" Dariush
    Beneil Dariush
    "Benny"  |  19-4-1
    Dariush was set to face Drakkar Klose at UFC on ESPN+ 13, however, the bout was cancelled. Dariush instead faced Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20. He submitted Camacho in the first round with a rear-naked choke. Dariush was rescheduled to face Drakkar Klose at UFC 248. He knocked out Klose in the second round via punches. Dariush fought Scott Holtzman at UFC on ESPN+ 32. The bout was contested at a catchweight bout of 158 lbs after Dariush missed weight. He won the fight by TKO in the first round.
  13. 12

    Islam Makhachev
    Islam Makhachev
    18-1-0
    Makhachev fought Kajan Johnson at UFC on FOX 30. He submitted Johnson with an armbar in the first round. Makhachev co-headlined UFC on ESPN+ 7 against Arman Tsarukyan. He won the fight by unanimous decision. He fought Davi Ramos next at UFC 242. He defeated Ramos by unanimous decision after three rounds. Makhachev was set to face Alexander Hernandez at UFC 249, however, he was forced to pull out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  14. 13

    Gleison Tibau
    Gleison Tibau
    34-14-0
    Tibau fought Will Brooks at Battlefield FC 2. He won the fight by submission due to a guillotine choke, however, the stoppage was controversial.
  15. 14

    Diego Ferreira
    Diego Ferreira
    17-2-0
    Ferreira fought Anthony Pettis at UFC 246. He submitted Pettis with a neck crank in the second round. Ferreira will face Drew Dober at UFC on ESPN+ 32.
  16. 15

    "The Notorious" Conor McGregor
    Conor McGregor
    "The Notorious"  |  22-4-0
    McGregor returned at UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout. He defeated Cerrone by TKO only 40 seconds into the fight.
  17. 16

    David Teymur
    David Teymur
    8-2-0
    Teymur fought Nik Lentz at UFN 131. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Teymur faced Charles Oliveira at UFC on ESPN+ 2. He was submitted with an anaconda choke in the second round. After a year of inactivity, Teymur fell down 4 rankings (February 2020, ranked 13).
  18. 17

    "Ill" Will Brooks
    Will Brooks
    "Ill"  |  20-5-1
    Brooks fought to a draw with Rashid Magomedov at PFL 2018 #9. He returned against Gleison Tibau at Battlefield FC 2. He lost the fight by a controversial submission stoppage.
  19. 18

    "Iron" Michael Chandler
    Michael Chandler
    "Iron"  |  21-5-0
    Chandler faced Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 221. He lost the fight by TKO in the first round, losing his Bellator Lightweight title. Chandler returned at Bellator 237 against Sidney Outlaw. He defeated Outlaw by knockout in the first round. He will rematch Ben Henderson at Bellator 244.
  20. 19

    Brent Primus
    Brent Primus
    10-1-0
    Primus faced Chris Bungard at Bellator Dublin. He submitted Bungard with a neckcrank in the first round.
  21. 20

    Alexander "Peresvet" Shabliy
    Alexander Shabliy
    "Peresvet"  |  19-3-0
    Shabily fought Alexandre Cidade at ProFC 66. He defeated him by unanimous decision.
  22. 21

    Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo
    Francisco Trinaldo
    "Massaranduba"  |  26-7-0
  23. 22

    Leonardo Santos
    Leonardo Santos
    18-3-1
  24. 23

    Kaynan "Bahia" Kruschewsky
    Kaynan Kruschewsky
    "Bahia"  |  10-1-0
  25. 24

    Adriano Martins
    Adriano Martins
    28-11-0, 1 NC
  26. 25

    "Ragin" Kajan Johnson
    Kajan Johnson
    "Ragin"  |  23-14-1
    Johnson fell down 4 rankings after a year of inactivity (Sept 2019, formerly ranked 17). Fell another two rankings (January 2020, ranked 23).
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 36 play-by-play and live results (5 p.m. ET)
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 36 discussion thread
  • MMA Junkie : Manager: Ex-UFC champ Frank Mir hasn't signed with BKFC 'yet'
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 11 Results: Covington vs. Woodley
  • MMAFighting.com : Two-time title contender, TUF 14 champion John Dodson released from the UFC
  • MMA Junkie : Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with Bare Knuckle FC
  • MMAFighting.com : Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with BKFC
  • MMA Junkie : See the UFC 253 poster that features a championship doubleheader
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 253 poster released
  • MMA Junkie : Cage Warriors 114's Jake Hadley says he's ready to 'run through' UFC's best at 125 pounds
  • MMAFighting.com : Melvin Manhoef, Oliver Enkamp among additions to Bellator Paris
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter Mailbag: Will Michael Chandler go the way of Justin Gaethje or Will Brooks in UFC?
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC full fight video: Tyron Woodley defends title with D’Arce choke of Darren Till
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC Vegas 11 preview show
  • MMAFighting.com : Stephen Thompson says he’s ‘keeping an eye on’ Khamzat Chimaev ahead of fights with Gerald Meerschaert, Demian Maia
  • MMA Junkie : Jordan Williams wastes no time after DWCS 33, books UFC debut for Oct. 3
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Some Donald Cerrone fans have not been kind to Niko Price before UFC Vegas 11
  • MMAFighting.com : Some Donald Cerrone fans have not been kind to Niko Price before UFC Vegas 11
  • MMA Junkie : Remember that bizarre story of Joshua Fabia chasing fighters with a blade in training? Here's video.
  • MMAFighting.com : Kevin Holland plans to put away Darren Stewart at UFC Vegas 11, ‘smack that clown’ Marvin Vettori