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Patricky Freire
Earns vacant Bellator LW title
LightweightBellator
November 29, 2021
Pitbull defeated Peter Queally via TKO (punches) at 1:05 of Round 2 at Bellator 270 on Nov. 5, earning the vacant Bellator Lightweight Championship.
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James Krause
To focus on coaching
LightweightUFC
November 29, 2021
Krause is no longer "actively looking to fight" in the UFC, Damon Martin of MMAFighting reports.
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Joel Alvarez
Targeted for Tsarukyan in February
LightweightUFC
November 29, 2021
Alvarez has agreed to take on Arman Tsarukyan in a lightweight matchup in February, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
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Arman Tsarukyan
Agrees to February return
LightweightUFC
November 29, 2021
Tsarukyan (ribs) has agreed to take on Joel Alvarez in a lightweight bout in February, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
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Islam Makhachev
Will fight against Dariush
LightweightUFC
November 27, 2021
Makhachev will take on Beneil Dariush in a lightweight event next February, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
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Beneil Dariush
Will take on Makhachev
LightweightUFC
November 27, 2021
Dariush will fight against Islam Makhachev in a lightweight bout on Feb. 26, according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com.
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Natan Levy
Can't defend takedown in loss
LightweightUFC
November 20, 2021
Levy lost to Rafa Garcia via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Sean Soriano
Fades following quick start
LightweightUFC
November 20, 2021
Soriano lost to Shayilan Nuerdanbieke via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Fares Ziam
Won't fight Saturday
LightweightUFC
Out
November 20, 2021
Ziam's scheduled bout against Terrance McKinney has been canceled after a member of McKinney's team tested positive for COVID-19.
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Terrance McKinney
Fight canceled
LightweightUFC
Out
November 20, 2021
McKinney announced Saturday that a member of his team tested positive for COVID-19 and his fight against Fares Ziam on Saturday has been canceled.
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Teemu Packalen
Ends fighting career
LightweightOther
November 15, 2021
Packalen announced Nov. 1 via his personal Instagram account that he has retired from professional fighting.
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Khama Worthy
Cut after third straight loss
LightweightOther
November 15, 2021
Worthy revealed Saturday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he's been released by the UFC.
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John Makdessi
Facing Nasrat Haqparast in February
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Makdessi (face) will take on Nasrat Haqparast on Feb. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
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Nasrat Haqparast
Set to face John Makdessi
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Haqparast will square off against John Makdessi on Feb. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
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Joel Alvarez
Wins despite weight miss
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Alvarez defeated Thiago Moises via TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Thiago Moises
Finished by heavy opponent
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Moises defeated Joel Alvarez via TKO (strikes) at 3:01 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Rafael Alves
Pulls upset for first UFC win
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Alves defeated Marc Diakiese via submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:48 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Marc Diakiese
Taps out as heavy favorite
LightweightUFC
November 13, 2021
Diakiese lost to Rafael Alves via submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:48 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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Thiago Moises
Facing heavy opponent
LightweightUFC
November 12, 2021
Moises will still face Joel Alvarez at UFC Vegas 42 on Saturday after Alvarez weighed in at 157.5 pounds ahead of the matchup, John Morgan of USA Today reports.
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Joel Alvarez
Misses weight, fight still on
LightweightUFC
November 12, 2021
Alvarez weighed in at 157.5 pounds -- 1.5 pounds over the lightweight limit -- ahead of his scheduled matchup against Thiago Moises on Saturday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Mateusz Gamrot
Facing Diego Ferreira
LightweightUFC
November 9, 2021
Gamrot will fight Diego Ferreira in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 18, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Diego Ferreira
Fighting Gamrot in December
LightweightUFC
November 9, 2021
Ferreira (undisclosed) has agreed to fight Mateusz Gamrot in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 18, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
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Justin Gaethje
Takes epic war from Mike Chandler
LightweightUFC
November 6, 2021
Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC 268 on Saturday in New York City.
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Michael Chandler
Drops epic battle to Justin Gaethje
LightweightUFC
November 6, 2021
Chandler lost to Justin Gaethje via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 27-30) at UFC 268 on Saturday in New York City.
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Bobby Green
Quickly dismantles Al Iaquinta
LightweightUFC
November 6, 2021
Green defeated Al Iaquinta via TKO (punches) at 2:25 of Round 1 at UFC 268 on Saturday in New York City.
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