Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

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 Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (31) 25-7-0
1164
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
2
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-10-0
628
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
 
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (32) 27-4-0
536
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
4
 
US Will Brooks  (29) 17-1-0
479
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Marcin Held
 
5
 
BR Edson Barboza  (30) 17-4-0
461
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Gilbert Melendez
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (32) 20-3-0
442
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Michael Chiesa
7
 
US Anthony Pettis  (29) 18-5-0
412
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
 
8
 
US Michael Chiesa  (28) 14-2-0
347
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
9
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (34) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
10
 
US Justin Gaethje  (27) 16-0-0
325
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 LW] Brian Foster
 
11
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (27) 23-0-0
316
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
12
 
US Al Iaquinta  (29) 13-3-1
285
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
13
 
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-10-0
266
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Nate Diaz
 
14
 
US Evan Dunham  (34) 17-6-0
255
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (30) 14-3-0
254
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#61 LW] David Rickels
Next Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#27 LW] Patricky Freire
16
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (32) 19-1-0
251
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
17
 
US Beneil Dariush  (27) 12-2-0
246
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Michael Chiesa
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#37 LW] James Vick
18
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 20-4-0
246
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Yancy Medeiros
 
19
4
PL Marcin Held  (24) 22-4-0
243
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 LW] Dave Jansen
 
20
1
US Josh Thomson  (37) 22-8-0
230
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#283 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
21
1
US Dustin Poirier  (27) 19-4-0
229
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Joseph Duffy
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Bobby Green
22
1
JP Shinya Aoki  (33) 39-6-0
219
Last Fight: 12/28/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazushi Sakuraba
 
23
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (29) 19-3-0
206
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Chris Wade
 
24
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (36) 15-3-1
205
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Kevin Lee
 
25
 
BR Adriano Martins  (33) 28-7-0
185
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#120 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
26
 
US Diego Sanchez  (34) 26-8-0
169
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Joe Lauzon
27
 
BR Patricky Freire  (30) 16-7-0
169
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#188 LW] Edimilson Souza
Next Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
28
 
US James Krause  (29) 23-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
29
 
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-4-0
163
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 LW] Derek Campos
 
30
 
US Joe Lauzon  (32) 25-11-0
162
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Diego Sanchez
31
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 25-5-0
159
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#158 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 
32
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 32-11-0
158
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
33
 
US Nik Lentz  (31) 26-7-2
153
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
 
34
 
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-4-0
152
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Marcin Held
 
35
 
US Joshua Burkman  (35) 28-12-0
150
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] K.J. Noons
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Paul Felder
36
 
US Kevin Lee  (23) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
37
 
US James Vick  (29) 9-0-0
150
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#134 LW] Glaico Franca
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Beneil Dariush
38
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-6-0
149
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#156 LW] Caros Fodor
 
39
 
BR Leandro Silva  (30) 19-3-1
148
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Efrain Escudero
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#122 LW] Jason Saggo
40
 
RU Murad Machaev  (29) 18-1-0
146
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#47 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
41
 
US Brian Foster  (32) 25-9-0
145
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#10 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
42
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (27) 13-1-0
144
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Joe Proctor
 
43
 
UK Ross Pearson  (31) 19-10-0
142
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Chad Laprise
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] James Krause
44
 
US Paul Felder  (31) 11-2-0
142
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Joshua Burkman
45
 
UK Steven Ray  (26) 19-5-0
141
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#188 WW] Mickael Lebout
 
46
 
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (31) 12-2-0
136
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
47
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 33-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#425 LW] Dmitry Bikrev
 
48
 
US Derek Anderson  (26) 13-2-0
133
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Patricky Freire
 
49
 
US Derek Campos  (28) 16-6-0
127
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#69 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
50
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (25) 10-0-0
127
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#299 LW] Marif Piraev
 

Issue Date: 5/22/2016 (Official Release: #487)

Previous Official Release: 5/15/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#154] Artiom Damkovsky*, [#230] Lipeng Zhang+, [#253] Nick Compton*, [#273] Des Green*, [#366] Valeriu Mircea+, [#373] Alexei Roberts*, [#407] Vadim Shagin!, [#440] Jung Min Kang!, [#449] Anthony Morgan-, [#480] Lom-Ali Nalgiev!, [#523] Rasul Shovhalov+, [#535] Josh Shockley*, [#540] Joshua Lee*, [#547] Sean Powers+, [#571] Cliff Wright-, [#573] Justin Overton-, [#574] Elnur agaev+, [#599] Taisuke Okuno!, [#600] Erick Gonzalez!

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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