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411’s MMA Rankings 12.18.18: Lightweight Division – Conor McGregor, Khabib, More

December 18, 2018 | Posted by Jonathan Solomon
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411’s Official MMA Rankings

Lightweight Division (155 lbs)


1) Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: September 20, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Conor McGregor – Win via submission (neck crank) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Al Iaquinta – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via submission (kimura) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Darrell Horcher – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans – April 16, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



2) Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (24-3)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: February 12, 1984

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (injury) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Kevin Lee – Win via submission (triangle choke) – UFC 216 – October 7, 2017

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via decision (unanimous) – TUF Finale – November 5, 2016

– vs. Lando Vanatta – Win via submission (Brabo choke) – UFC Fight Night – July 13, 2016

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via submission (Brabo choke) – UFC TUF 22 Finale – December 11, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



3) “Notorious” Conor McGregor (21-4)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: July 14, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – Loss via submission (neck crank) – UFC 229 – October 6, 2018

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Nate Diaz – Win via decision (split) – UFC 202 – August 20, 2016

– vs. Nate Diaz – Loss via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 196 – March 5, 2016

– vs. Jose Aldo – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor – December 12, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



4) Dustin Poirier (24-5, 1 NC)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: January 19, 1989

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Justin Gaethje – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 14, 2018

– vs. Anthony Pettis – Win via TKO (rib injury) – UFC Fight Night – November 11, 2017

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – No Contest (illegal strikes) – UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos – May 13, 2017

– vs. Jim Miller – Win via decision (split) – UFC 208 – February 11, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



5) Nate Diaz (19-11)

Height: 6’0

Birthday: April 16, 1985

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Conor McGregor – Loss via decision (split) – UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II – August 20, 2016

– vs. Conor McGregor – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz – March 5, 2016

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy – December 19, 2015

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic – December 13, 2014

– vs. Gray Maynard – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC TUF 18 Finale – November 30, 2013

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



6) Eddie Alvarez (29-6, 1 NC)

Birthday: November 11, 1984

Currently Fighting With: ONE Championship

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dustin Poirier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Justin Gaethje – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Dustin Poirier – No Contest (illegal strikes) – UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos – May 13, 2017

– vs. Conor McGregor – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 205 – November 12, 2016

– vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – July 7, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Alvarez’s ONE debut is expected for March and if so, would mark his first fight back in Japan since October 2009.



7) Michael Chandler (19-4)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: April 24, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Brent Primus – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 212 – December 14, 2018

– vs. Brandon Girtz – Win via submission (arm triangle choke) – Bellator 197 – April 13, 2018

– vs. Goiti Yamauchi – Win via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 192 – January 20, 2018

– vs. Brent Primus – Loss via TKO (doctor stoppage due to injury) – Bellator 189 – June 24, 2017

– vs. Benson Henderson – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 165 – November 19, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown

Comment: Chandler regained the Bellator lightweight championship by avenging his 2017 loss to Brent Primus. He won a clear cut unanimous decision to become the first three-time Bellator champion.



8) Kevin Lee (17-3)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: September 4, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Al Iaquinta – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 15, 2018

– vs. Edson Barboza – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018

– vs. Tony Ferguson – Loss via submission (triangle choke) – UFC 216 – October 7, 2017

– vs. Michael Chiesa – Win via technical submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – June 25, 2017

– vs. Francisco Trinaldo – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – UFC Fight Night – March 11, 2017

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



9) Edson Barboza (20-6)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: January 21, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Dan Hooker – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – December 15, 2018

– vs. Kevin Lee – Loss via TKO (doctor stoppage) – UFC Fight Night – April 21, 2018

– vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 219 – December 30, 2017

– vs. Beneil Dariush – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – March 11, 2017

– vs. Gilbert Melendez – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 23, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



10) Justin Gaethje (19-2)

Height: 5’11

Birthday: November 14, 1988

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 6 fights:

– vs. James Vick – Win via KO (punch) – UFC Fight Night – August 25, 2018

– vs. Dustin Poirier – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC on Fox – April 14, 2018

– vs. Eddie Alvarez – Loss via TKO (strikes) – UFC 218 – December 2, 2017

– vs. Michael Johnson – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC TUF Finale – July 7, 2017

– vs. Luiz Firmino – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – WSOF 34 – December 31, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



11) Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (20-8)

Height: 5’7

Birthday: January 21, 1986

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Roger Huerta – Win via KO (punch) – Bellator 205 – September 21, 2018

– vs. Derek Campos – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 194 – February 16, 2018

– vs. Benson Henderson – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 183 – September 23, 2017

– vs. Josh Thomson – Win via KO (punch) – Bellator 172 – February 18, 2017

– vs. Michael Chandler – Loss via KO (punch) – Bellator 157 – June 24, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



12) Al Iaquinta (14-4-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: April 30, 1987

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kevin Lee – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – December 15, 2018

– vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov – Loss via decision (unanimous) – UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

– vs. Diego Sanchez – Win via KO (strikes) – UFC Fight Night – April 22, 2017

– vs. Jorge Masvidal – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas – April 4, 2015

– vs. Joe Lauzon – Win via TKO (strikes) – UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz – January 31, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown




13) Alexander “The Great” Hernandez (11-1)

Height: 5’9

Birthday: October 1, 1992

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC on Fox – July 28, 2018

– vs. Beneil Dariush – Win via KO (punch) – UFC 222 – March 3, 2018

– vs. Derrick Adkins – Win via TKO (strikes) – LFA 27 – November 10, 2017

– vs. Chris Pecero – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – RFA 41 – July 29, 2016

– vs. Rodrigo Sotelo – Win via submission (rear naked choke) – Hero FC – September 26, 2015

Next scheduled appearance:

– vs. Donald Cerrone – UFC Fight Night – January 19, 2019

Comment: Hernandez welcomes Cowboy Cerrone back to the lightweight division next month. It will mark Cerrone’s first fight at 155-pounds since he lost to then-champion Rafael dos Anjos in 2015. This is a huge fight for Hernandez as Cerrone becomes the biggest name opponent for the emerging contender.




14) Rustam Khabilov (23-3)

Height: 5’8

Birthday: November 4, 1986

Currently Fighting With: UFC

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Kajan Johnson – Win via decision (split) – UFC Fight Night – September 15, 2018

– vs. Desmond Green – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 2, 2017

– vs. Jason Saggo – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC 206 – December 10, 2016

– vs. Leandro Silva – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – September 3, 2016

– vs. Chris Wade – Win via decision (unanimous) – UFC Fight Night – May 8, 2016

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown



15) Brent Primus (8-1)

Height: 5’10

Birthday: April 12, 1985

Currently Fighting With: Bellator MMA

Last 5 fights:

– vs. Michael Chandler – Loss via decision (unanimous) – Bellator 212 – December 14, 2018

– vs. Michael Chandler – Win via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Bellator 180 – June 24, 2017

– vs. Gleristone Santos – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 153 – April 22, 2017

– vs. Derek Anderson – Win via decision (split) – Bellator 141 – August 28, 2015

– vs. Chris Jones – Win via TKO (strikes) – Bellator 111 – March 7, 2014

Next scheduled appearance:

– Unknown


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