Issue Date: 9/28/2014 (Official Release: #394)

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
51
1
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 [#108 LW] Anthony Njokuani
52
1
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
121
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [#552 LW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
53
3
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
120
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
54
 
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#299 LW] George Sotiropoulos
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#85 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
55
 
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
116
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  [#162 LW] Valmir Lazaro
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#133 LW] Nick Hein
57
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#152 LW] Leandro Silva
 
58
 
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#86 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
59
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
60
 
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 [#89 LW] Marcus Edwards
61
1
US Justin Wilcox  (35) 14-6-0
108
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#167 LW] Jason Fischer
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#14 FW] Daniel Straus
62
1
US Jason High  (32) 18-5-0
108
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
63
2
US Justin Buchholz  (31) 15-8-0
107
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#37 FW] Clay Collard
 
64
 
US Christos Giagos   10-2-0
107
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#83 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  [#170 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
66
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#250 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
67
1
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
102
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 LW] Patricky Freire
 
68
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
102
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#174 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
69
23
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
101
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Jon Tuck
 
70
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#414 WW] Todd Moore
 
71
1
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
99
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#203 LW] Drew Dober
72
1
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 [#45 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
73
1
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
97
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
74
1
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
95
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#140 LW] Yancy Medeiros
75
1
US Saad Awad  (31) 16-6-0
94
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#447 LW] Joe Duarte
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#180 LW] Sergio Rios
76
1
JP Isao Kobayashi  (25) 15-1-4
94
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#129 LW] Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs [#343 FW] Takeshi Inoue
77
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#112 LW] Caros Fodor
 
78
 
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#207 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
79
2
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
92
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Sherdog.com Year End Awards] vs  [NR] Gele Qing
 
80
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 33-13-9
92
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#237 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs [#413 WW] Richie Whitson
81
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (23) 7-0-0
91
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#395 LW] Tim Newman
 
82
1
US Joshua Aveles   17-10-1
91
Last Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs  [#580 LW] Aaron Wetherspoon
Next Fight: 10/02/2014 [KOTC] vs [#233 LW] Sam Liera
83
1
US Dakota Cochrane  (28) 17-6-0
91
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#64 LW] Christos Giagos
 
84
1
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
85
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#244 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#54 LW] Mike Ricci
86
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
89
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#58 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
87
1
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#108 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
88
1
US Dom OGrady  (33) 16-6-1
87
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [X-treme FC] vs  [#144 LW] Eric Reynolds
Next Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs [#98 LW] Jesse Ronson
89
1
US Marcus Edwards   8-2-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#586 LW] Aaron Gallant
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#60 LW] Tom Gallicchio
90
1
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#170 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
91
1
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#176 LW] Eric Wisely
 
92
NR
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
84
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#191 LW] Robert Washington
 
93
2
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#199 LW] Alex Ricci
 
94
1
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
95
1
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
96
1
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
97
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 [NR] Joo Dong Hwang
98
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 13-5-0
82
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs [#88 LW] Dom OGrady
99
1
US Lewis Gonzalez  (27) 9-1-0
80
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#36 LW] Luis Palomino
 
100
 
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 [#207 LW] Akbarh Arreola

Issue Date: 9/28/2014 (Official Release: #394)

Previous Official Release: 9/21/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#145] Adrian Pang*, [#258] E.J. Brooks+, [#296] Jake Murphy*, [#394] Benny Madrid!, [#404] Marc Gomez-, [#409] Todd Moore+, [#481] Marc Stevens+, [#502] Oton Jasse+, [#527] Jong Man Kim*, [#536] Harry Johnson!, [#544] Derek Getzel*, [#558] Jeremy Castro!, [#560] Edgar Garcia Cabello-

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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