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Top 10 UFC Lightweight Rankings 2021

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is owned and operated by Endeavor Group Holdings along with Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital via Zuffa, LLC. It is the largest MMA promotion company in the world and features some of the highest-level fighters in the sport on its roster. The UFC produces events worldwide that showcase twelve weight divisions (eight men's divisions and four women's divisions) and abides by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. As of 2020, the UFC has held over 500 events. Dana White has been UFC president since 2001. Under White's stewardship, the UFC has grown into a globally popular multi-billion-dollar enterprise.Wikipedia
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is owned and operated by Endeavor Group Holdings along with Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital via Zuffa, LLC. It is the largest MMA promotion company in the world and features some of the highest-level fighters in the sport on its roster. The UFC produces events worldwide that showcase twelve weight divisions (eight men's divisions and four women's divisions) and abides by the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. As of 2020, the UFC has held over 500 events. Dana White has been UFC president since 2001. Under White's stewardship, the UFC has grown into a globally popular multi-billion-dollar enterprise.

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Paul Robert Felder (born April 25, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist and color commentator. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2011, Felder also fought for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. As of February 8, 2021, he is #10 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Paul Robert Felder (born April 25, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist and color commentator. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2011, Felder also fought for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. As of February 8, 2021, he is #10 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Paul Felder

Paul Robert Felder (born April 25, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist and color commentator. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional since 2011, Felder also fought for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships. As of February 8, 2021, he is #10 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Beneil Khobier Dariush (born May 6, 1989) is an Iranian-born Assyrian-American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of February 8, 2021, he is #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Beneil Khobier Dariush (born May 6, 1989) is an Iranian-born Assyrian-American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of February 8, 2021, he is #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Beneil Dariush

Beneil Khobier Dariush (born May 6, 1989) is an Iranian-born Assyrian-American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of February 8, 2021, he is #9 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Daniel Preston Hooker (born 13 February 1990) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist. He was the King in the Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, and currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 25, 2021, he is #8 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Daniel Preston Hooker (born 13 February 1990) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist. He was the King in the Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, and currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 25, 2021, he is #8 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Dan Hooker

Daniel Preston Hooker (born 13 February 1990) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist. He was the King in the Ring Middleweight Kickboxing Champion and WKBF X-Rules Welterweight Champion, and currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of January 25, 2021, he is #8 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Rafael Souza dos Anjos[10] (Portuguese pronunciation: [?afa?ew duz ????us]; born October 26, 1984) is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Frequently considered one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history, he holds notable victories over three former UFC champions: Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis, and Benson Henderson. Other notable victories include Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone (x2), Paul Felder, and Nate Diaz. As of December 14, 2020, he is #7 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Rafael Souza dos Anjos[10] (Portuguese pronunciation: [?afa?ew duz ????us]; born October 26, 1984) is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Frequently considered one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history, he holds notable victories over three former UFC champions: Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis, and Benson Henderson. Other notable victories include Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone (x2), Paul Felder, and Nate Diaz. As of December 14, 2020, he is #7 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Rafael Dos Anjos

Rafael Souza dos Anjos[10] (Portuguese pronunciation: [?afa?ew duz ????us]; born October 26, 1984) is a Brazilian-American professional mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion. Frequently considered one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history, he holds notable victories over three former UFC champions: Robbie Lawler, Anthony Pettis, and Benson Henderson. Other notable victories include Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone (x2), Paul Felder, and Nate Diaz. As of December 14, 2020, he is #7 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conchúr Antóin Mac Gréagóir;[9] born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion.[10] He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing. As of August 8, 2018, he is #2 on the UFC's pound for pound rankings.Wikipedia
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Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conchúr Antóin Mac Gréagóir;[9] born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion.[10] He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing. As of August 8, 2018, he is #2 on the UFC's pound for pound rankings.

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Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conchúr Antóin Mac Gréagóir;[9] born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion.[10] He has also competed as a welterweight in mixed martial arts (MMA), and light middleweight in boxing. As of August 8, 2018, he is #2 on the UFC's pound for pound rankings.

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Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla (born February 12, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. Ferguson has been competing professionally since 2008, and has been with the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 13. In addition to his wrestling background, Ferguson has also trained boxing, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and wing chun. As of December 24, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC men's lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla (born February 12, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. Ferguson has been competing professionally since 2008, and has been with the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 13. In addition to his wrestling background, Ferguson has also trained boxing, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and wing chun. As of December 24, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC men's lightweight rankings.

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Tony Ferguson

Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla (born February 12, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. Ferguson has been competing professionally since 2008, and has been with the UFC since he won The Ultimate Fighter 13. In addition to his wrestling background, Ferguson has also trained boxing, jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and wing chun. As of December 24, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC men's lightweight rankings.

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Michael Chandler (born April 24, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2009, Chandler first gained notoriety when he competed for Bellator MMA where he was in from 2010 to 2020. There, Chandler became a three–time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, and held a promotional win-loss record of 18–5. He also competed in collegiate wrestling out of the University of Missouri, where he earned NCAA Division I All-American honors. As of January 25, 2021, Chandler is ranked #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Michael Chandler (born April 24, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2009, Chandler first gained notoriety when he competed for Bellator MMA where he was in from 2010 to 2020. There, Chandler became a three–time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, and held a promotional win-loss record of 18–5. He also competed in collegiate wrestling out of the University of Missouri, where he earned NCAA Division I All-American honors. As of January 25, 2021, Chandler is ranked #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler (born April 24, 1986) is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2009, Chandler first gained notoriety when he competed for Bellator MMA where he was in from 2010 to 2020. There, Chandler became a three–time Bellator Lightweight Champion and was the winner of the Bellator Season Four Lightweight Tournament, and held a promotional win-loss record of 18–5. He also competed in collegiate wrestling out of the University of Missouri, where he earned NCAA Division I All-American honors. As of January 25, 2021, Chandler is ranked #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings.

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Charles Oliveira da Silva (born October 17, 1989) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2008, he mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC in 2010. He holds multiple UFC records, notably the most submission wins in the organization's history at 14, and is tied for the most finishes at 16. Oliveira has also received 16 end of the night bonuses (including 10 performance of the night bonuses, the most in UFC history). He holds notable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Kevin Lee, Jim Miller, Clay Guida and former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. As of December 14, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Wikipedia
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Charles Oliveira da Silva (born October 17, 1989) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2008, he mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC in 2010. He holds multiple UFC records, notably the most submission wins in the organization's history at 14, and is tied for the most finishes at 16. Oliveira has also received 16 end of the night bonuses (including 10 performance of the night bonuses, the most in UFC history). He holds notable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Kevin Lee, Jim Miller, Clay Guida and former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. As of December 14, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira da Silva (born October 17, 1989) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2008, he mainly fought in small Brazilian promotions until his move to the UFC in 2010. He holds multiple UFC records, notably the most submission wins in the organization's history at 14, and is tied for the most finishes at 16. Oliveira has also received 16 end of the night bonuses (including 10 performance of the night bonuses, the most in UFC history). He holds notable victories over Jeremy Stephens, Kevin Lee, Jim Miller, Clay Guida and former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. As of December 14, 2020, he is #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Dustin Glenn Poirier (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional mixed martial artist, philanthropist, and former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He holds notable victories over five former UFC champions: Max Holloway (2x), Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, and Conor McGregor. As of March 9, 2021, he is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and as of March 23, 2021 he is #6 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.Wikipedia
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Dustin Glenn Poirier (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional mixed martial artist, philanthropist, and former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He holds notable victories over five former UFC champions: Max Holloway (2x), Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, and Conor McGregor. As of March 9, 2021, he is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and as of March 23, 2021 he is #6 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.

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Dustin Poirier

Dustin Glenn Poirier (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional mixed martial artist, philanthropist, and former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. He holds notable victories over five former UFC champions: Max Holloway (2x), Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, and Conor McGregor. As of March 9, 2021, he is #1 in the UFC lightweight rankings and as of March 23, 2021 he is #6 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.

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Justin Ray Gaethje[4] (/??e?d?i/; born November 14, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. As of April 19, 2021 he is #12 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings, and as of January 25, 2021, he is #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings.Born in Safford, Arizona, Gaethje began wrestling when he was four years old. He was a two-time Arizona state champion as a wrestler at Safford High School, and an NCAA Division I All-American during his time at the University of Northern Colorado. He began his amateur MMA career while in college, turned professional in 2011 and joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in 2013, where he became Lightweight Champion. He defended his WSOF belt five times before vacating it to join the UFC in 2017.Wikipedia
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Justin Ray Gaethje[4] (/??e?d?i/; born November 14, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. As of April 19, 2021 he is #12 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings, and as of January 25, 2021, he is #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Born in Safford, Arizona, Gaethje began wrestling when he was four years old. He was a two-time Arizona state champion as a wrestler at Safford High School, and an NCAA Division I All-American during his time at the University of Northern Colorado. He began his amateur MMA career while in college, turned professional in 2011 and joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in 2013, where he became Lightweight Champion. He defended his WSOF belt five times before vacating it to join the UFC in 2017.

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Justin Gaethje

Justin Ray Gaethje[4] (/??e?d?i/; born November 14, 1988) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. As of April 19, 2021 he is #12 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings, and as of January 25, 2021, he is #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Born in Safford, Arizona, Gaethje began wrestling when he was four years old. He was a two-time Arizona state champion as a wrestler at Safford High School, and an NCAA Division I All-American during his time at the University of Northern Colorado. He began his amateur MMA career while in college, turned professional in 2011 and joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in 2013, where he became Lightweight Champion. He defended his WSOF belt five times before vacating it to join the UFC in 2017.

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