Issue Date: 1/29/2015 (Official Release: #415)

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
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-2-0
801
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Gilbert Melendez
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 27-6-0
661
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
3
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 23-7-0
623
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Nate Diaz
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (31) 21-5-0
426
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
418
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
402
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
7
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-4-0
379
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
8
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
296
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
9
 
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-2-0
291
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Michael Johnson
10
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#49 LW] Gilbert Burns
11
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-10-0
275
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
12
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
270
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
13
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
270
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Edson Barboza
14
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
262
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
237
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Will Brooks
 
16
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
230
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Edson Barboza
 
17
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 18-1-0
223
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Elias Silverio
 
18
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 13-0-0
222
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
19
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Michael Chiesa
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#21 LW] Al Iaquinta
20
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 17-3-0
219
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Abel Trujillo
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#80 LW] Yancy Medeiros
21
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 11-3-1
217
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#19 LW] Joe Lauzon
22
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
23
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-10-0
195
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Norman Parke
 
24
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 37-6-0
193
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#266 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
25
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rick Hawn
 
26
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-2-0
188
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs [#59 LW] Adriano Martins
27
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 20-3-0
185
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 LW] Patricky Freire
 
28
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-2-0
175
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
 
29
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
172
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Paul Felder
30
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
167
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#18 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
31
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#60 LW] Daron Cruickshank
32
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#130 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
33
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 19-4-0
164
Last Fight: 12/19/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#252 LW] Carlo Prater
 
34
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-8-0
164
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#112 LW] Sam Stout
35
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
145
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Leonardo Santos
36
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (29) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Michael Chiesa
37
 
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#95 WW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
38
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 11-3-2
143
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#364 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
39
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (30) 11-1-0
141
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#18 FW] Dustin Poirier
40
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Myles Jury
 
41
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#36 LW] Mitch Clarke
42
 
US Paul Felder  (29) 9-0-0
139
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Jim Miller
43
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#79 LW] Kevin Lee
44
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#208 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
45
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
46
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Efrain Escudero
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Matt Wiman
47
 
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
132
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
48
 
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
129
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
49
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
128
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Christos Giagos
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Josh Thomson
50
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] John Makdessi
 

Issue Date: 1/29/2015 (Official Release: #415)

Previous Official Release: 1/25/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#226] Michael Guymon*, [#334] Jeff Smith*, [#403] Yoislandy Izquierdo*

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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    • Tomato says:

      Gaethje’s last fight is still listed as Newell? Seems off since other fights on the WSOF card have been included in this ratings release.

    • 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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