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The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC  

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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. 

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