Issue Date: 6/28/2015 (Official Release: #437)

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  (32) 28-6-0
652
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] John Makdessi
 
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (31) 22-5-0
448
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#45 WW] Brandon Thatch
 
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 16-1-0
426
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Dave Jansen
 
6
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
367
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
7
 
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-8-0
357
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Beneil Dariush
8
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 26-4-0
337
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Gilbert Melendez
 
9
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (33) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
10
 
US Al Iaquinta  (28) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Bobby Green
11
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
278
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Gleison Tibau
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#12 LW] Josh Thomson
12
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
277
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 LW] Tony Ferguson
13
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
265
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
14
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#56 LW] Luis Palomino
 
15
 
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 11-1-0
243
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
16
 
US Nate Diaz  (30) 17-10-0
241
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
17
 
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Myles Jury
18
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-9-0
240
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#64 MW] Cezar Ferreira
19
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 21-3-0
240
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
20
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
227
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Al Iaquinta
21
 
US Michael Chandler  (29) 13-3-0
225
Last Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#115 LW] Derek Campos
 
22
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Elias Silverio
 
23
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (32) 38-6-0
219
Last Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 LW] Koji Ando
 
24
 
US Dustin Poirier  (26) 18-4-0
216
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Yancy Medeiros
 
25
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
191
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Ross Pearson
 
26
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-3-0
179
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
27
 
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 24-10-0
171
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#45 LW] Takanori Gomi
28
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 12-2-0
171
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
29
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-8-0
171
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Sam Stout
Next Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Evan Dunham
30
 
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
31
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
32
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
33
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
162
Last Fight: 2/03/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#310 MW] Uros Jurisic
 
34
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Adriano Martins
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
35
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-6-0
152
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
36
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#121 LW] Tony Martin
 
37
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#152 LW] James Moontasri
38
 
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (30) 22-6-1
145
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Gray Maynard
 
39
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 17-4-0
144
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Norman Parke
 
40
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 24-5-0
144
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
41
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#130 WW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
42
 
US James Vick  (28) 8-0-0
138
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#200 LW] Jake Matthews
 
43
 
US Paul Felder  (30) 9-0-0
136
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
 
44
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 10-0-0
134
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#85 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
45
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
132
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Myles Jury
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Joe Lauzon
46
 
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
130
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [NR] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Ross Pearson
47
 
US Efrain Escudero  (29) 24-9-0
129
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#113 LW] Drew Dober
 
48
 
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 10-0-0
129
Last Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#99 LW] Bryan Barberena
 
49
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-3-0
129
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Marcin Held
 
50
 
US Pat Healy  (31) 28-20-0
124
Last Fight: 3/20/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#221 LW] Kurt Kinser
Next Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs [#61 LW] Mike Ricci

Issue Date: 6/28/2015 (Official Release: #437)

Previous Official Release: 6/21/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#75] T.J. OBrien-, [#97] Leandro Silva+, [#136] Joshua Aveles+, [#138] Tony Sims+, [#458] Jerome Bouisson*, [#568] Danny Navarro!, [#598] Ott Tonissaar!, [#599] Roniele Gomes!

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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