Issue Date: 3/22/2015 (Official Release: #423)

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
 
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 27-6-0
652
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
413
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
397
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LW] Dave Jansen
6
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-4-0
373
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 16-8-0
357
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Edson Barboza
 
8
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 12-3-1
285
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Jorge Masvidal
9
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
282
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Gilbert Melendez
10
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
278
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
11
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
277
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Bobby Green
 
12
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
264
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
13
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
258
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
14
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-10-0
257
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
15
 
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
 
16
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
228
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
17
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
227
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Edson Barboza
 
18
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Elias Silverio
 
19
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 13-0-0
219
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#28 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 LW] Luis Palomino
20
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 10-1-0
208
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
21
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
200
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Ross Pearson
 
22
1
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
188
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 LW] Rick Hawn
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 LW] Will Brooks
23
1
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 37-6-0
188
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#271 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
24
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 20-3-0
183
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 LW] Patricky Freire
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#25 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
25
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-2-0
173
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#24 LW] Marcin Held
26
1
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-10-0
171
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
27
2
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-8-0
171
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#120 LW] Sam Stout
 
28
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#247 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
29
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
164
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Paul Felder
30
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
31
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
163
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#146 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
32
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
33
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Adriano Martins
 
34
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 20-4-0
150
Last Fight: 3/13/2015 [CES] vs  [NR] Derek Loffer
 
35
10
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Tony Martin
 
36
1
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
37
1
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#110 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
38
1
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
141
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#89 WW] Lewis Gonzalez
Next Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
39
1
JP Koji Ando  (30) 11-3-2
139
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#419 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
40
1
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (30) 11-1-0
137
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 FW] Dustin Poirier
41
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
137
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Myles Jury
 
42
1
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 11-2-0
137
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Mitch Clarke
43
1
US Paul Felder  (29) 9-0-0
136
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Jim Miller
44
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (29) 11-2-0
136
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Michael Chiesa
45
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#226 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
46
2
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 10-0-0
133
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#316 LW] Alex Oliveira
 
47
1
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
131
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
48
1
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
130
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#99 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
49
14
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 16-4-0
128
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
50
1
US James Vick  (28) 7-0-0
125
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#165 LW] Nick Hein
Next Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs [#155 LW] Jake Matthews

Issue Date: 3/22/2015 (Official Release: #423)

Previous Official Release: 3/15/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#163] Alexander Butenko+, [#236] Ruben Crawford+, [#239] Cody Bollinger-, [#263] Estevan Payan-, [#282] Andrius Hubaldo*, [#303] Mukhamed Kokov-, [#497] Leandro Rodrigues-, [#516] Zabit Magomedsharipov-, [#525] Marcio Bruno Rodrigues Braga*, [#532] Misael Inarritu!, [#572] Damiano Bertoli!, [#578] Austin Springer-, [#596] Mike Medrano!, [#597] Cain Carrizosa!, [#600] Brandon Jenkins!

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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