Mma 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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20 5
Khabib Nurmagomedov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC

2
14 6
Tony Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Tony Ferguson United States of America

3
13 7
Dustin Poirier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Dustin Poirier United States of America

4
16 12
Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Conor McGregor Ireland

5
7 6
Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Michael Johnson United States of America

6
7 6
Al Iaquinta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Al Iaquinta United States of America

7
10 10
Nate Diaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America

8
8 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
6 7
Anthony Pettis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America

10
6 7
Edson Barboza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Brazil

11
4 7
Michael Chiesa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Michael Chiesa United States of America

12
4 7
Charles Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC

13
4 8
Rustam Khabilov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Rustam Khabilov Russia

14
3 7
Jim Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America

15
3 7
Beneil Dariush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Beneil Dariush Iran

16
2 6
Bobby Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Bobby Green United States of America

17
2 6
Erik Koch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Erik Koch United States of America

18
2 6
Clay Guida is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America

19
2 6
Abel Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Abel Trujillo United States of America

20
1 5
Francisco Trinaldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Francisco Trinaldo Brazil

21
1 5
John Makdessi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
John Makdessi

22
1 5
James Krause is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
James Krause United States of America

23
4 9
Joe Lauzon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America

24
3 8
Diego Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Diego Sanchez United States of America

25
2 7
Nik Lentz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Nik Lentz United States of America

26
2 7
Gleison Tibau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Brazil

27
1 6
Takanori Gomi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC

28
3 9
Ross Pearson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United Kingdom

29
1 7
Evan Dunham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
Evan Dunham United States of America

30
0 6
Josh Burkman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Lightweights Fighting in UFC
United States of America