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
51
1
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#421 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
52
1
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 15-5-0
121
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
53
1
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
121
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [#409 LW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
54
1
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
120
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Edson Barboza
 
55
3
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#82 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
56
1
US Justin Buchholz  (30) 15-8-0
111
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#40 FW] Clay Collard
 
57
2
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#153 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#88 LW] Marcus Edwards
58
2
US Justin Wilcox  (35) 14-6-0
108
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#208 LW] Jason Fischer
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 FW] Daniel Straus
59
2
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 12-3-1
107
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#170 LW] Lukasz Sajewski
60
2
US Jason High  (32) 18-5-0
107
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
61
3
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
62
3
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 9-4-0
105
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Jorge Gurgel
 
63
 
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
105
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 LW] Patricky Freire
 
64
3
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (21) 11-2-0
101
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#178 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
65
1
US James Vick  (27) 5-0-0
101
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Ramsey Nijem
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#145 LW] Valmir Lazaro
66
21
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#420 LW] Todd Moore
 
67
1
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 9-3-1
100
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Mitch Clarke
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#72 LW] Rodrigo Damm
68
1
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
100
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] James Krause
 
69
1
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-8-0
100
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#267 LW] Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#70 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
70
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (35) 14-4-0
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Michael Chiesa
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#69 LW] Efrain Escudero
71
1
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
97
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
72
1
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-7-0
96
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Rashid Magomedov
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#67 LW] Al Iaquinta
73
1
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
96
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#148 LW] Justin Salas
 
74
1
US Saad Awad  (31) 16-6-0
94
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#439 LW] Joe Duarte
 
75
2
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   6-1-1
94
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#234 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#234 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
76
 
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 18-8-1
94
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#24 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
77
1
JP Isao Kobayashi  (25) 15-1-4
94
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#133 LW] Kuniyoshi Hironaka
 
78
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#142 LW] Caros Fodor
 
79
1
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#206 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
80
2
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 33-13-9
92
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#235 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [#399 WW] Richie Whitson
81
3
US Joshua Aveles   17-10-1
91
Last Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs  [#577 LW] Aaron Wetherspoon
 
82
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (33) 17-6-0
91
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#55 LW] T.J. OBrien
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [NR] Andrew McInnes
83
2
US Brian Cobb  (33) 20-8-0
91
Last Fight: 6/14/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
84
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
89
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#246 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
85
1
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
86
2
US Dom OGrady  (32) 16-6-1
87
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [X-treme FC] vs  [#151 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
87
2
PL Mateusz Gamrot   6-0-0
86
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [KSW] vs  [#330 LW] Jefferson George
 
88
2
US Marcus Edwards   8-2-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#583 LW] Aaron Gallant
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#57 LW] Tom Gallicchio
89
2
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
84
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
90
2
US Kevin Lee   8-1-0
83
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Jesse Ronson
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#140 LW] Jon Tuck
91
2
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 21-5-0
83
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#177 WW] Marcin Bandel
92
2
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
83
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#193 LW] Eric Wisely
 
93
2
US Lewis Gonzalez  (26) 9-1-0
82
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#38 LW] Luis Palomino
 
94
2
US Antonio McKee  (44) 28-6-2
82
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#93 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
95
2
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 16-2-0
82
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs Unranked Opponent
 
96
2
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 13-5-0
82
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#90 LW] Kevin Lee
 
97
2
US Yves Edwards  (37) 42-21-1
80
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
98
2
UK Paul Sass  (26) 14-2-0
78
Last Fight: 10/18/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Rod Montoya
 
99
2
RU Murad Machaev  (27) 14-1-0
76
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#465 LW] Alexey Polpudnikov
 
100
2
US Anthony Njokuani  (34) 15-8-0
75
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Vinc Pichel
 

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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