Issue Date: 8/30/2015 (Official Release: #447)

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  (30) 24-7-0
939
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (32) 28-6-0
652
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
1
US Will Brooks  (28) 16-1-0
426
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Dave Jansen
Next Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 LW] Marcin Held
5
1
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 19-3-0
364
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs [NR] Khabib Nurmagomedov
6
1
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 26-4-0
337
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Gilbert Melendez
 
7
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (33) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
8
1
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 12-1-0
317
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Michael Johnson
 
9
1
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-9-0
313
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Nate Diaz
10
1
US Al Iaquinta  (28) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#18 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
11
1
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
265
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
12
1
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 16-3-0
262
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Paul Felder
 
13
1
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#54 LW] Luis Palomino
Next Fight: 9/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#54 LW] Luis Palomino
14
2
PL Marcin Held  (23) 21-3-0
240
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
Next Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#4 LW] Will Brooks
15
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-8-0
240
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Tony Ferguson
Next Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#105 LW] Mike Bronzoulis
16
1
US Nate Diaz  (30) 17-10-0
231
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Michael Johnson
17
1
US Michael Chandler  (29) 13-3-0
225
Last Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#113 LW] Derek Campos
 
18
1
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
223
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Edson Barboza
 
19
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Elias Silverio
Next Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Gilbert Burns
20
1
JP Shinya Aoki  (32) 38-6-0
219
Last Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 LW] Koji Ando
 
21
1
US Dustin Poirier  (26) 18-4-0
216
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#85 LW] Joseph Duffy
22
1
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 25-10-0
211
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Evan Dunham
23
1
US Evan Dunham  (33) 16-6-0
187
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#22 LW] Joe Lauzon
24
1
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-3-0
179
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LW] Will Brooks
 
25
2
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 12-2-0
175
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
26
2
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 18-4-0
175
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Chad Laprise
 
27
1
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
175
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 FW] Ricardo Lamas
28
2
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Tony Ferguson
Next Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs [#70 LW] Abel Trujillo
29
2
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
30
2
US Jim Miller  (32) 25-6-0
162
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Danny Castillo
 
31
2
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Adriano Martins
 
32
3
US Kevin Lee  (22) 11-1-0
157
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#165 LW] James Moontasri
Next Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#34 LW] Leonardo Santos
33
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
157
Last Fight: 2/03/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#291 MW] Uros Jurisic
 
34
2
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#32 LW] Kevin Lee
35
21
BR Patricky Freire  (29) 14-6-0
148
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#90 LW] Saad Awad
 
36
202
US Brandon Girtz  (30) 13-4-0
148
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#37 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
37
8
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-15-2
146
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#36 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
38
1
US James Krause  (29) 22-7-0
145
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
39
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (31) 22-6-1
145
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#155 LW] Gray Maynard
 
40
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 24-5-0
144
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs  [#114 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
41
1
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#129 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
42
1
US James Vick  (28) 8-0-0
138
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#197 LW] Jake Matthews
 
43
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (29) 10-0-0
134
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#89 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs [#19 LW] Rashid Magomedov
44
1
US Pat Healy  (32) 29-20-0
134
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#237 LW] Marcus Edwards
Next Fight: 9/19/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs [#53 LW] Rick Hawn
45
1
US Paul Felder  (30) 10-1-0
131
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs [#50 LW] Ross Pearson
46
1
US Efrain Escudero  (29) 24-9-0
129
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#112 LW] Drew Dober
Next Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#73 WW] Leandro Silva
47
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-3-0
129
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#14 LW] Marcin Held
 
48
1
US David Rickels  (26) 16-3-0
124
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#108 LW] John Alessio
 
49
1
UK Steven Ray  (25) 18-5-0
124
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#182 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#110 LW] Mickael Lebout
50
1
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-9-0
123
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 9/05/2015 [UFC] vs [#45 LW] Paul Felder

Issue Date: 8/30/2015 (Official Release: #447)

Previous Official Release: 8/24/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#4] Ben Henderson+, [#101] Kazunori Yokota-, [#160] Frankie Perez%, [#408] Iuri Silva Leal!, [#462] Mike Wilkins!, [#533] Murilo Rosa Filho+, [#553] Evgeny Lakhin+, [#595] Joe Duarte!, [#598] Kemmyelle Haley!, [#599] Takafumi Ito!, [#600] Pat Defranco!

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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