Issue Date: 10/26/2014 (Official Release: #398)

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  (27) 17-2-0
630
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 22-7-0
563
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Nate Diaz
3
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 25-6-0
487
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
4
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
462
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
5
 
US Ben Henderson  (30) 21-4-0
448
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
7
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-4-0
312
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
8
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Gray Maynard
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
9
 
US Myles Jury  (25) 15-0-0
305
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
10
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 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
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-2-0
299
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#10 LW] Will Brooks
12
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#24 LW] Edson Barboza
13
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Bobby Green
 
14
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
15
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 28-8-0
262
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] James Krause
 
16
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
17
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
18
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-7-0
210
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Gray Maynard
Next Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs [#47 LW] Al Iaquinta
19
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
201
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#156 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
20
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-2-0
197
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Danny Castillo
21
 
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 12-0-0
197
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#149 LW] Nick Newell
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#28 LW] Melvin Guillard
22
NR
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Rick Hawn
 
23
1
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 31-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
24
 
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 LW] Bobby Green
25
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
185
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 LW] Elias Silverio
26
1
PL Marcin Held  (22) 20-3-0
183
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 LW] Patricky Freire
 
27
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
183
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
28
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#84 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 LW] Justin Gaethje
29
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 29-2-0
175
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#101 LW] Dakota Cochrane
 
30
NR
US Rick Hawn  (38) 18-4-0
170
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 LW] Dave Jansen
 
31
42
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
32
2
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 16-3-0
166
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#34 LW] Abel Trujillo
33
2
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#119 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
34
2
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#32 LW] Tony Ferguson
35
2
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-7-0
153
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Tony Ferguson
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Rustam Khabilov
36
2
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
147
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
37
2
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
38
2
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#99 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
39
2
JP Koji Ando  (29) 10-3-2
142
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#182 LW] Rafael Nunes
Next Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Zorobabel Moreira
40
17
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-1-0
140
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
41
3
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Myles Jury
 
42
3
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
43
3
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
44
3
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#163 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
45
3
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
46
3
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
47
3
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 10-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
48
3
BR Elias Silverio  (28) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#194 FW] Ernest Chavez
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Rashid Magomedov
49
NR
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Christos Giagos
 
50
4
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] John Makdessi
 

Issue Date: 10/26/2014 (Official Release: #398)

Previous Official Release: 10/19/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#369] Anthony Dizy-, [#385] Kerim Abzailov!, [#500] Nate Jolly!, [#587] Scott Casey!, [#591] Carey Vanier!, [#592] Aaron Gallant!, [#594] Jamie Rogers!, [#596] Matt Fiordirosa!, [#597] Neliton Jose Serrao Furtado!, [#598] David Jordan!, [#599] Cain Carrizosa!, [#600] Jacob Boysen!

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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