Top 10 Greatest MMA Lightweight Fighters Of All Time

Honoring mixed martial arts greatest lightweight division fighters.

The Top Ten

1 B.J. Penn

he's dead good at fighting!

He was simply better than the others in his prime. He was exceptional on his back and had legitimate power.
Edgar beat him when he a little past his best. Towards the end of his career his penchant for fighting much bigger fighters and too frequent poor dicipline in camp. Caught up with him and shortened his prime.

But still the best ever at 155 in a division of killers.

doesn't get the respect he deserves.

2 Frank Edgar

Edgar is the best lightweight champion I've ever seen. He beet penn twice when penn was at his best. Although I thought he lost hie first fight with henderson I believe he won the second not to mention he knocked maynard out

BJ at #1 and Frankie beat him for the title the first time, dominated him the second time, and damn near killed him the third time. He also beat Sherk who is #3 (God know why). Too small for the weight class yet managed to win the title in a division full of killers. Best lightweight hands down.

3 Khabib Nurmagomedov Khabib Nurmagomedov

"27-0 Finally after 26 fights he arguably lost a round and still went on to dominate and secure a 4th round neck crack against one of the best strikers in the game"

NO one does ground and pound better than khabib on planet earth

Khabib would destroy everyone else on this list

Khabib should be number 1 - he would destroy BJ even in his prime

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4 Rafael Dos Anjos Rafael Dos Anjos Rafael Souza dos Anjos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's lightweight division and the current UFC Lightweight Champion.
5 Tony Ferguson Tony Ferguson Anthony Armand "Tony" Ferguson is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division for the UFC.
6 Anthony Pettis Anthony Pettis

He beat Ben henderson

7 Shinya Aoki
8 Benson Henderson

Should have never won against Edgar the first or second time. And he didn't beat Gilbert, the judges love this guy and gave him decisions he shouldn't have won.

Had 3 consecutive title defense same as BJ Penn.

9 Diego Sanchez
10 Sean Sherk

The Newcomers

? Dustin Poirier

The Contenders

11 Jens Pulver
12 Kenny Florian
13 Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist who has primarily competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and now plans to also fight at Lightweight and Welterweight.

The goat

14 Clay Guida

clay is very smart and strong.

Guida sucks.

15 Takanori Gomi
16 Tyson Griffin
17 Caol Uno
18 Donald Cerrone Donald Cerrone Donald Anthony Cerrone is an American professional mixed martial artist and former professional kickboxer currently competing in the UFC's Welterweight division.
19 Nate Diaz Nate Diaz Nathan Donald "Nate" Diaz is an American mixed martial artist from California, currently competing for the UFC in the lightweight and welterweight divisions.

One of the most underrated fighters of all time.. He has never been Knocked out in the UFC and has the most submission wins and post match awards in history...Most of his losses come from the judges decision..Just tells you that he is tough as it comes..

Good Jiu Jitsu and has good technique with his boxing just like older brother Nick

Hey, I'm not surprised

20 Eddie Alvarez Eddie Alvarez Edward "Eddie" Alvarez is a Puerto Rican-American mixed martial artist that currently competes in the UFC.
21 Michael Johnson
22 Joe Stevenson
23 Gilbert Melendez
24 Matt Serra
25 Gray Maynard
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