Lightweight

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.


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    Issue Date: 9/19/2018 (Official Release: #613)
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    Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
    1  
    US Dustin Poirier  (29) 24-5-0
    1033
    Last Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Eddie Alvarez
    Next Fight: 11/03/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Nate Diaz
    2  
    US Tony Ferguson  (34) 23-3-0
    1004
    Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Kevin Lee
    Next Fight: 10/06/2018 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
    3  
    RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (29) 26-0-0
    936
    Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Al Iaquinta
    Next Fight: 10/06/2018 [UFC] vs [NR] Conor McGregor
    4  
    US Eddie Alvarez  (34) 29-6-0
    764
    Last Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Dustin Poirier
     
    5  
    US Kevin Lee  (26) 17-3-0
    639
    Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Edson Barboza
     
    6  
    US Anthony Pettis  (31) 21-7-0
    476
    Last Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Michael Chiesa
    Next Fight: 10/06/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
    7  
    BR Patricky Freire  (32) 19-8-0
    463
    Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 LW] Derek Campos
    Next Fight: 9/21/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#269 LW] Roger Huerta
    8  
    US Justin Gaethje  (29) 19-2-0
    450
    Last Fight: 8/25/2018 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] James Vick
     
    9  
    BR Edson Barboza  (32) 19-6-0
    444
    Last Fight: 4/21/2018 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Kevin Lee
    Next Fight: 12/15/2018 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Dan Hooker
    10  
    US Ben Henderson  (34) 25-8-0
    387
    Last Fight: 4/06/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#269 LW] Roger Huerta
    Next Fight: 10/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#39 LW] Saad Awad
    11  
    US Alexander Hernandez  (25) 10-1-0
    383
    Last Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
     
    12  
    BR Charles Oliveira  (28) 23-8-0
    374
    Last Fight: 6/09/2018 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Clay Guida
    Next Fight: 9/22/2018 [UFC] vs [#82 LW] Christos Giagos
    13  
    US Al Iaquinta  (31) 14-4-1
    357
    Last Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
     
    14  
    US Michael Chandler  (32) 18-4-0
    354
    Last Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#86 LW] Brandon Girtz
     
    15 1
    NZ Dan Hooker  (28) 17-7-0
    297
    Last Fight: 7/07/2018 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] Gilbert Burns
    Next Fight: 12/15/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Edson Barboza
    16 1
    RU Rustam Khabilov  (31) 23-3-0
    293
    Last Fight: 9/15/2018 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Kajan Johnson
     
    17 1
    US Beneil Dariush  (29) 14-4-1
    257
    Last Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Alexander Hernandez
     
    18 1
    RU Islam Makhachev  (26) 16-1-0
    256
    Last Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Kajan Johnson
     
    19 1
    US Will Brooks  (31) 20-4-0
    255
    Last Fight: 8/02/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#65 LW] Robert Watley
    Next Fight: 10/13/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#25 LW] Rashid Magomedov
    20 1
    US James Vick  (31) 13-2-0
    255
    Last Fight: 8/25/2018 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
     
    21 1
    BR Francisco Trinaldo  (40) 22-6-0
    255
    Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] James Vick
    Next Fight: 9/22/2018 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Evan Dunham
    22 1
    CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (29) 11-3-0
    244
    Last Fight: 7/28/2018 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Alexander Hernandez
     
    23 1
    RU Akhmed Aliev  (28) 17-4-0
    237
    Last Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#145 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
     
    24 1
    RU Mairbek Taisumov  (30) 27-5-0
    232
    Last Fight: 9/15/2018 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] Desmond Green
     
    25 1
    RU Rashid Magomedov  (34) 21-2-0
    230
    Last Fight: 8/02/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#71 LW] Luiz Firmino
    Next Fight: 10/13/2018 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#19 LW] Will Brooks

    Issue Date: 9/19/2018 (Official Release: #613)

    Previous Official Release: 9/16/2018

    Fighters who have dropped out: [#15] Brent Primus*, [#132] Sidney Outlaw+, [#320] Yosdenis Cedeno-, [#454] Pablo Dhorta*, [#540] Alan Francis!, [#544] David Jordan!

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

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