Issue Date: 8/17/2014 (Official Release: #388)

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
696
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
 
US Ben Henderson  (30) 21-3-0
611
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Rustam Khabilov
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
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
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (25) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
5
 
CA T.J. Grant  (30) 21-5-0
377
Last Fight: 5/25/2013 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gray Maynard
 
6
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-3-0
361
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Michael Chandler
 
7
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (29) 21-7-0
318
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Jason High
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
8
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 24-6-0
318
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#12 LW] Bobby Green
9
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gray Maynard
 
10
 
US Will Brooks  (27) 14-1-0
302
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [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
 
12
 
US Bobby Green  (27) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Donald Cerrone
13
 
US Josh Thomson  (35) 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  [#24 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
15
 
US Myles Jury  (25) 14-0-0
263
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Takanori Gomi
16
 
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 [#45 LW] James Krause
17
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
18
15
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 16-7-0
210
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gray Maynard
 
19
1
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 12-0-0
198
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#135 LW] Nick Newell
 
20
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-2-0
197
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
 
21
1
US Jim Miller  (30) 24-5-0
188
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
22
1
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Evan Dunham
 
23
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
186
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
24
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#76 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
25
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 29-10-0
181
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
26
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-1-0
178
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Joe Lauzon
27
 
US Danny Castillo  (34) 17-6-0
173
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Charlie Brenneman
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#40 LW] Tony Ferguson
28
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#106 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
29
6
US Gray Maynard  (34) 11-4-1
160
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
30
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 35-9-0
157
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Myles Jury
31
1
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 23-9-0
157
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [NR] Mac Danzig
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Michael Chiesa
32
1
US Abel Trujillo  (30) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Jamie Varner
 
33
1
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-5-0
156
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#152 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#43 LW] Marcin Held
34
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 28-2-0
150
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [League S-70] vs  [#154 LW] Drew Brokenshire
 
35
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
36
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 10-3-2
142
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#174 LW] Rafael Nunes
 
37
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 10-0-0
142
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#217 LW] Colton Smith
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Ramsey Nijem
38
 
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 23-9-0
142
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#93 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
39
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
40
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#108 LW] Katsunori Kikuno
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Danny Castillo
41
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (26) 15-2-0
134
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Yves Edwards
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
42
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-4-0
133
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#103 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#37 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
43
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 19-3-0
132
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#503 LW] Nate Jolly
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#33 LW] Patricky Freire
44
 
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#205 LW] Ernest Chavez
 
45
 
US James Krause  (28) 21-5-0
129
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
46
 
US Dakota Cochrane  (28) 17-5-0
128
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [Fight Night Finland] vs  [#112 LW] Anton Kuivanen
 
47
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] John Makdessi
 
48
 
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#161 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
49
 
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
121
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
50
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#428 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 

Issue Date: 8/17/2014 (Official Release: #388)

Previous Official Release: 8/10/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#51] Thiago Tavares-, [#56] Ivan Buchinger-, [#233] John Cholish*, [#395] Henry Martinez*, [#397] Artem Lobov-, [#409] Chris Tickle*, [#568] Marius Bogdan Pisat!

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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    • 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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