Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

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
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#408 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
52
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 15-5-0
121
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#106 LW] Anthony Njokuani
53
 
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
121
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [#555 LW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
54
1
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#295 LW] George Sotiropoulos
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#84 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
55
1
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
117
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Edson Barboza
 
56
 
US James Vick  (27) 6-0-0
114
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Valmir Lazaro
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#131 LW] Nick Hein
57
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Leandro Silva
 
58
 
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#85 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
59
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
60
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#143 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#88 LW] Marcus Edwards
61
1
US Justin Buchholz  (31) 15-8-0
109
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#38 FW] Clay Collard
 
62
 
US Justin Wilcox  (35) 14-6-0
108
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#166 LW] Jason Fischer
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 FW] Daniel Straus
63
 
US Jason High  (32) 18-5-0
107
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
64
 
US Christos Giagos   10-2-0
107
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#82 LW] Dakota Cochrane
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#112 WW] Gilbert Burns
65
 
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#169 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
66
 
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
103
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#31 LW] Patricky Freire
 
67
 
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#247 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
68
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
102
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#174 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
69
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#409 LW] Todd Moore
 
70
 
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#196 LW] Drew Dober
71
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 8-1-0
98
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#150 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#47 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
72
 
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
97
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
73
 
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
95
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#138 LW] Yancy Medeiros
74
 
US Saad Awad  (31) 16-6-0
94
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#444 LW] Joe Duarte
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#178 LW] Sergio Rios
75
 
JP Isao Kobayashi  (25) 15-1-4
94
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#127 LW] Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs [#346 FW] Takeshi Inoue
76
 
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#110 LW] Caros Fodor
 
77
 
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 18-8-1
92
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
78
 
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#204 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
79
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 33-13-9
92
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#233 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [#415 WW] Richie Whitson
80
2
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (23) 7-0-0
91
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#390 LW] Tim Newman
 
81
1
US Joshua Aveles   17-10-1
91
Last Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs  [#584 LW] Aaron Wetherspoon
Next Fight: 10/02/2014 [KOTC] vs [#230 LW] Sam Liera
82
1
US Dakota Cochrane  (28) 17-6-0
91
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#64 LW] Christos Giagos
 
83
 
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
84
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#242 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#54 LW] Mike Ricci
85
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
89
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#58 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
86
 
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
87
 
US Dom OGrady  (33) 16-6-1
87
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [X-treme FC] vs  [#141 LW] Eric Reynolds
Next Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs [#97 LW] Jesse Ronson
88
 
US Marcus Edwards   8-2-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#588 LW] Aaron Gallant
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#60 LW] Tom Gallicchio
89
46
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#169 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
90
4
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
84
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#181 LW] Eric Wisely
 
91
2
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#194 LW] Alex Ricci
 
92
2
US Kevin Lee   8-1-0
83
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Jesse Ronson
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#126 LW] Jon Tuck
93
2
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
94
2
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 21-5-0
83
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#168 WW] Marcin Bandel
95
2
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
82
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Matt Wiman
96
1
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 16-2-0
82
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs Unranked Opponent
Next Fight: 9/30/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs [#365 WW] Luiz Cado Simon
97
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 13-5-0
82
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs [#87 LW] Dom OGrady
98
1
US Lewis Gonzalez  (27) 9-1-0
81
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#37 LW] Luis Palomino
 
99
1
US Antonio McKee  (44) 28-6-2
79
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#98 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
100
1
US Yves Edwards  (37) 42-21-1
78
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#204 LW] Akbarh Arreola

Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Previous Official Release: 9/14/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#108] Katsunori Kikuno-, [#180] Zachary Micklewright+, [#253] Sako Chivitchyan*, [#297] Martin Stapleton-, [#301] Dimitry Zebroski+, [#315] Geraldo Ferro*, [#394] Nelson Carvalho!, [#466] Costa Ioannou*, [#468] Justin Harrington!, [#494] Mateusz Rebecki!, [#558] Harrison Bevens!, [#573] Jerry Kvarnstrom!, [#599] David Jordan!, [#600] Murad Shakhbanov!

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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    • jcs says:

      The win was more than enough to leapfrog Khabib.

    • John N. says:

      Wow. Dos Anjos all the way to 2? Figured he’d go to 4 being that he just lost to Khabib 4 months ago who hasn’t lost since.

    • 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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