Despite recent departures by longtime divisional standouts Frankie Edgar and Clay Guida, the UFC lightweight roster has steadily evolved.
Promotional additions like Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson and Bobby Green have padded an expanding totem pole of top contenders. Let's not forget the maturation of key names like Khabib Nurmagomedov, T.J. Grant and Michael Johnson, eiher.
The one constant that has fueled the 155-pound weight class has been its ability to produce top-level finishers.
Based on recent victories and overall effectiveness, here are the seven best lightweight knockout artists in the UFC today. Enjoy.