Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

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
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#81 LW] John Makdessi
 
52
7
US James Vick  (27) 7-0-0
126
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#161 LW] Nick Hein
 
53
2
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#210 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
54
2
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-6-0
124
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Marcin Held
 
55
2
US James Krause  (28) 21-6-0
121
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
56
2
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#352 FW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
57
2
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
121
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Anthony Njokuani
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#62 WW] K.J. Noons
58
2
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
119
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [NR] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
59
2
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#323 LW] George Sotiropoulos
 
60
2
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
116
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
61
1
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
112
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#99 LW] Rodrigo Damm
62
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Leandro Silva
 
63
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 14-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs  [#160 WW] Dom OGrady
 
64
1
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#93 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
65
1
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
66
1
US David Rickels  (25) 16-3-0
109
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#222 LW] Davi Ramos
 
67
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#149 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 1/23/2015 [MaximumFC] vs [#165 LW] Andrew McInnes
68
1
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
108
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#155 LW] Jon Tuck
 
69
1
US Jason High  (33) 18-5-0
107
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
70
1
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#173 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
71
1
US Saad Awad  (31) 17-6-0
105
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#246 LW] Sergio Rios
 
72
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 22-5-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#217 LW] Marcin Bandel
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#91 LW] Yan Cabral
73
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#262 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
74
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
102
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#177 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
75
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#448 WW] Todd Moore
 
76
1
US Justin Buchholz  (31) 15-8-0
99
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#40 FW] Clay Collard
 
77
1
UK Steven Ray  (24) 16-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#160 LW] Curt Warburton
 
78
 
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
96
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#144 LW] Yancy Medeiros
79
2
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
96
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#212 LW] Drew Dober
80
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 34-13-9
94
Last Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#373 LW] Richie Whitson
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [DEEP] vs [#88 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
81
2
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
94
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
82
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#117 LW] Caros Fodor
 
83
1
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 9-0-0
94
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#158 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
84
1
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
85
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (23) 7-0-0
91
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#414 LW] Tim Newman
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [KSW] vs [#264 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
86
NR
US Joshua Aveles   19-10-1
91
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [KOTC] vs  [NR] James Warfield
 
87
2
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
88
2
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#256 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [DEEP] vs [#80 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
89
2
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
89
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Sherdog.com Year End Awards] vs Unranked Opponent
 
90
2
US Vinc Pichel  (32) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
91
2
BR Yan Cabral  (31) 12-1-0
88
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#210 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#72 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
92
2
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
86
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#194 LW] Robert Washington
 
93
2
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
86
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#64 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
94
2
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#173 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#126 LW] Paul Felder
95
2
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#180 LW] Eric Wisely
Next Fight: 12/19/2014 [Havoc Fighting Championship] vs [#236 LW] Derek Boyle
96
2
BR Leandro Silva  (29) 17-2-1
84
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#164 LW] Charlie Brenneman
 
97
2
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#200 LW] Alex Ricci
 
98
2
CA Ryan Dickson  (25) 10-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#282 LW] Dave Mazany
 
99
2
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#61 LW] Evan Dunham
100
2
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 17-2-0
82
Last Fight: 9/30/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 

Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

Previous Official Release: 11/16/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#158] Joao Zeferino+, [#303] Filip Pejic-, [#379] Chris Wilson*, [#393] Adam Townsend-, [#415] Juan Manuel Puig-, [#452] Aram Khamayan*, [#460] Carlos Prates!, [#488] Hiroyuki Ota!, [#529] Francisco Albano Barrio-, [#552] Gilmar Dutra Lima+, [#567] Roberto Amorim*, [#589] Dionisio Ramirez!, [#598] Marat Balayev!, [#599] Chang Hyun Kim!, [#600] Doo Jae Jeong!

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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    • Tomato says:

      Gaethje’s last fight is still listed as Newell? Seems off since other fights on the WSOF card have been included in this ratings release.

    • 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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