Ahh, the lightweight division, one of the UFC’s most illustrious. B.J. Penn, Frankie Edgar, Anthony Pettis, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and currently Charles Oliveira have all held gold here — and that’s just a partial list.
It’s a deep division, but new blood is always necessary, so we’ll give our take on who the promotion should scoop up this year.
Here’s a look at last year’s list, featuring current UFC roster member Daniel Zellhuber being the only one to sign with the UFC in 2021.
Kyung Pyo Kim
Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar
Before we get started, be sure to check out the other instalments in this series:
10 Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022
10 Light Heavyweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022
10 Middleweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022
10 Welterweight Prospects the UFC Should Sign in 2022