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The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC 

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Updated September 28, 2019 1.9k votes 216 voters 1.6k views 33 items

List Rules No retired fighters

Weighing in at 155 pounds, here are the best UFC lightweights currently fighting today. Fighters in this weight class are generally skinny, agile, and deadly strikers. With so many great lightweight mixed martial artists in UFC, MMA fans have the chance to vote on current rankings for UFC lightweights. Who is the best UFC lightweight fighter now? 

When it comes to the best current UFC lightweights, fighters like Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis,  Dustin Poirier, and current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor are ranked high. Other notable UFC lightweights include Sage Northcutt, Clay Guida, and Ross Pearson. 

Vote for the fighters you think are currently the best lightweights in the UFC. Feel free to add any top UFC lightweights missing from this list and vote down the lightweight fighters who are currently underperforming. 

list ordered by
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Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
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Tony Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Tony Ferguson United States of America
3
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Conor McGregor Ireland
4
Dustin Poirier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Dustin Poirier United States of America
5
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America
6
Justin Gaethje is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
ostentatioussavant666 added Justin Gaethje United States of America
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Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America
8
Kevin Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Kevin Lee United States of America
9
Edson Barboza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Brazil
10
Charles Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
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Al Iaquinta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Al Iaquinta United States of America
12
Islam Makhachev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
ostentatioussavant666 added Islam Makhachev Russia
13
Michael Chiesa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Michael Chiesa United States of America
14
Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Michael Johnson United States of America
15
Joe Lauzon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America
16
Gregor Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
ostentatioussavant666 added Gregor Gillespie United States of America
17
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America
18
Clay Guida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America
19
Rustam Khabilov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Rustam Khabilov Russia
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Francisco Trinaldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Francisco Trinaldo Brazil
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Ross Pearson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United Kingdom
22
James Krause is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
James Krause United States of America
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Diego Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Diego Sanchez United States of America
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Beneil Dariush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Beneil Dariush Iran
25
Nik Lentz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Nik Lentz United States of America