Mateusz Legierski-Roman Szymanski Lightweight Clash Added to KSW 53

KSW is building a solid card for its return in July. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Watch it again: Khabib submits Conor McGregor to retain lightweight title at infamous UFC 229

Khabib Nurmagomedov displayed his supreme dominance once again in arguably the biggest fight in UFC history. The rivalry between UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) and Conor McGregor got personal and it spilled over in their UFC 229 fight in 2018. It was another vintage Nurmagomedov performance, who was able to hold McGregor down […]

KSW 53 Set for Closed Studio Event in Warsaw; Lightweight Title Unification Bout to Headline

Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki will return for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown with an event on July 11. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

KSW returns with lightweight title unification fight on July 11 in Warsaw, Poland

Photo courtesy of KSW KSW is ready to return to action. After cancelling their most recently scheduled show in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the promotion is set to get back to business on July 11 with a show in Warsaw, Poland that will be held in a studio without an audience in attendance. […]

Lightweight Belt Not a ‘Priority’ for Patricio Freire, Would Vacate to Give Brother Title Shot

Patricio Freire wants to eventually defend the Bellator lightweight championship he won a little more than a year ago, but at the same time, the 155-pound belt is not his first priority. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Sage Northcutt plans to continue unbeaten lightweight run in ONE Championship

Sage Northcutt | ONE Championship Sage Northcutt knows his previous fight was a mistake. It wasn’t the first loss of his career. But in terms of results and injuries, it was by far the most devastating. After moving up to 185 pounds for the first time in his career, Northcutt saw his ONE Championship debut […]

KSW Signs Undefeated Oktagon MMA Lightweight Champion Mateusz Legierski

The COVID-19 outbreak forced the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki to take a long and unexpected break, but the Polish MMA promotion is still making the headlines by signing some of the hottest prospects in Europe. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Edson Barboza says UFC rankings ‘just a joke’ after dropping out of lightweight top 15

Edson Barboza has a lot to be frustrated about recently. Barboza (20-9 MMA, 14-9 UFC) suffered his second straight split decision loss when he was edged by Dan Ige in his featherweight debut last Saturday at UFC on ESPN 8. In the wake of his controversial loss, Barboza has been removed from the lightweight rankings, […]

Free Fight: Tofiq Musaev outbattles Patricky Freire to win lightweight grand prix at Rizin FF 20

Rizin FF 20 saw the final rounds of the Japanese promotion’s lightweight grand prix, and the pre-tournament favorite fell at the final hurdle. Bellator veteran and longtime lightweight contender Patricky Freire was expected by many to go all the way in the Rizin lightweight tournament, and his devastating knockout performance in the semifinals only served […]

Justin Gaethje brutalizes Tony Ferguson, wins interim lightweight title with fifth-round TKO

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Two months ago, Justin Gaethje was training and waiting for the UFC to find his next opponent. On Saturday night, after accepting a short notice opportunity to compete in the UFC 249 main event, he stopped Tony Ferguson by TKO in the fifth round to become interim lightweight champion, setting […]

Justin Gaethje Stops Tony Ferguson, Claims Interim Lightweight Crown in UFC 249 Headliner

Moments after dispatching Tony Ferguson in the UFC 249 headliner, Justin Gaethje chucked his newly-won interim lightweight crown aside. The meaning of the gesture wasn’t difficult to decipher. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Follow the UFC lightweight championship’s journey from Jens Pulver to Khabib Nurmagomedov

The UFC lightweight division is arguably the promotion’s strongest and deepest weight class. Currently atop the division sits undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagmedov. Instituted at UFC 30 in February 2001, the UFC lightweight championship was originally called the UFC bantamweight championship. At UFC 30, Jens Pulver defeated Caol Uno to become the promotion’s inaugural […]

UFC Lightweight Title Lineage

Go through all the lightweight champions in UFC history Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

UFC Fight Night 171 Gets Drew Dober-Alexander Hernandez Lightweight Bout

The lineup for UFC Fight Night 171 continues to grow, as a lightweight clash pitting Drew Dober against Alexander Hernandez has been added to the May 13 card. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee reveals upcoming ACL surgery, expects to be out of action for six months

Kevin Lee is going under the knife to repair a torn ACL. Surgery for Lee’s knee is scheduled for Thursday, he revealed to ESPN on Tuesday. According to Lee (18-6 MMA, 11-6 UFC), he’s looking at a six-month recovery before he can step into the UFC cage again. “It used to mean being out a […]

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson on 24-pound, four-day weight cut: ‘It just made f*cking sense’

Tony Ferguson made weight Friday – despite not having a fight Saturday. Currently scheduled to fight Justin Gaethje on the UFC’s return event on May 9, Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) took it upon himself to make weight on their originally scheduled weigh-in date. Why would Ferguson cut weight less than a month before his […]

Is this the perfect plan for the lightweight division after UFC 249 fell apart?

When UFC events resume and the fights roll out again, many weight classes are going to need clarity. None may be a bigger priority than lightweight, which was supposed to be spotlighted on the postponed UFC 249 card. The original UFC 249 main event featured champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for the lightweight belt. […]

Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje now headlines UFC 249 for interim lightweight title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting UFC 249 has a new main event. With lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov out, Justin Gaethje has been tapped as a replacement to face Tony Ferguson in the headliner of the April 18 pay-per-view event, and the new fight will serve as an interim title fight. UFC President Dana White confirmed the […]

Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje to Clash for Interim Lightweight Title in New UFC 249 Headliner

UFC 249 officially has its new main event, as the promotion announced Monday that Tony Ferguson will square off against Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight championship. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Where We Stand: Lightweight Division

Few divisions are as saturated with talent as lightweight, where the untouched Khabib Nurmagomedov stands above all. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

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