Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Lightweight (150-161.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Home State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Anthony Pettis  (27) 17-2-0
666
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (29) 22-7-0
563
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
3
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
473
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (30) 21-4-0
448
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 24-6-0
399
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-3-0
361
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Donald Cerrone
8
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Gray Maynard
 
9
5
US Myles Jury  (25) 15-0-0
305
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
10
1
US Will Brooks  (27) 14-1-0
302
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#11 LW] Michael Chandler
11
1
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-2-0
300
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 LW] Will Brooks
12
1
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Josh Thomson
 
13
1
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Bobby Green
 
14
1
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
15
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 27-8-0
236
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] James Krause
16
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
17
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 LW] Norman Parke
18
 
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 16-7-0
210
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Gray Maynard
 
19
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
204
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#153 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
20
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-2-0
197
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
21
 
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 12-0-0
197
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#146 LW] Nick Newell
Next Fight: 12/27/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
22
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 30-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
23
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
187
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
24
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-0-0
187
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Ramsey Nijem
 
25
 
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Evan Dunham
 
26
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
185
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
27
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#77 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
Next Fight: 12/27/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 LW] Justin Gaethje
28
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 16-3-0
166
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Danny Castillo
 
29
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#113 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
30
1
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Jamie Varner
 
31
1
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-5-0
156
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#142 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#44 LW] Marcin Held
32
1
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
153
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
33
1
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-7-0
153
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
34
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 28-2-0
150
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [League S-70] vs  [#144 LW] Drew Brokenshire
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#268 WW] John Gunderson
35
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
36
1
JP Koji Ando  (29) 10-3-2
142
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#175 LW] Rafael Nunes
 
37
1
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 23-9-0
142
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#98 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
38
8
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Myles Jury
 
39
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
40
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
41
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
42
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
43
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 10-3-1
132
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
44
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 19-3-0
132
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#495 LW] Nate Jolly
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#31 LW] Patricky Freire
45
 
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#205 LW] Ernest Chavez
 
46
 
US James Krause  (28) 21-5-0
129
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Jorge Masvidal
47
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#71 LW] Beneil Dariush
48
 
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#154 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
49
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#449 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#141 LW] Eric Reynolds
50
1
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
121
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 

Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Previous Official Release: 9/14/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#108] Katsunori Kikuno-, [#180] Zachary Micklewright+, [#253] Sako Chivitchyan*, [#297] Martin Stapleton-, [#301] Dimitry Zebroski+, [#315] Geraldo Ferro*, [#394] Nelson Carvalho!, [#466] Costa Ioannou*, [#468] Justin Harrington!, [#494] Mateusz Rebecki!, [#558] Harrison Bevens!, [#573] Jerry Kvarnstrom!, [#599] David Jordan!, [#600] Murad Shakhbanov!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600

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    • jcs says:

      The win was more than enough to leapfrog Khabib.

    • John N. says:

      Wow. Dos Anjos all the way to 2? Figured he’d go to 4 being that he just lost to Khabib 4 months ago who hasn’t lost since.

    • oleg says:

      I don’t think that winning 4 rounds and getting sumbitted in the fifth is anything like losing a split decision…

      The scores in a fight that was finished are not relevant.

    • jcs says:

      That’s the obvious solve, but how many % of bouts that end in a late-round KO/TKO would we have that info for?

    • Metcalf says:

      Personally, I would do it based upon judges and media scoring.

      For instance, Sonnen winning all 4 rounds on every medi outlet and judges score cards but getting submiited in the 5th.

      Khabilov won Rd 1 on everyone’s scorecards, but it was split the next two.

      Only about Half the media outlets had scored the fight for Khabilov ahd it been a 3 rounder…so I’m not sure if you would add points for thta. However, if it were like Sonnen/Silva 1 where its unanimously all for one guy and then the other guy pulls off a come from behind victory then you could treat it like a split decision almost.

    • jcs says:

      How do you objectively and consistently, register a TKO loss as being “close”?

    • IcyB says:

      Rustam really should go up, and Diego should not move. Your system gives points for quality performances right? Like having a close fight with a much higher ranked opponent. Considering Benson has only lost once (to the champion) since joining the UFC, and Rustam was, well, appropriately ranked at #18…I think the fact that it was such a close fight should give him points. He got finished yes, but if that were a 3 rounder, then he may have possibly won.

      I’m pretty sure you guys do give points based on quality performances.

      In the case of Diego, he won, so he gets some points…but it really has to be the least amount of points possible.

    • oleg says:

      Recommended daily Allowance?

      Rafael dos Anjos?

    • efagundes says:

      What is RdA?


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