Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

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
 
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-6-0
126
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Marcin Held
 
52
 
US David Rickels  (25) 16-3-0
126
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#205 LW] Davi Ramos
 
53
 
US James Vick  (27) 7-0-0
126
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Nick Hein
 
54
 
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#212 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
55
NR
US K.J. Noons  (32) 13-7-0
123
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
56
1
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-6-0
122
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
57
1
US James Krause  (28) 21-6-0
121
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
58
1
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#345 FW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
59
1
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
121
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] K.J. Noons
 
60
1
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
118
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [NR] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
61
1
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#328 LW] George Sotiropoulos
 
62
1
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
115
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
63
1
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
113
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#94 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
64
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Leandro Silva
 
65
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 14-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs  [#160 WW] Dom OGrady
 
66
1
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
110
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#100 LW] Rodrigo Damm
67
1
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
68
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#150 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 1/23/2015 [MaximumFC] vs [#168 LW] Andrew McInnes
69
 
US Jason High  (33) 18-5-0
106
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
70
 
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#174 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
71
NR
US Bryan Barberena   10-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#179 LW] Joe Ellenberger
 
72
1
US Saad Awad  (31) 17-6-0
105
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#244 LW] Sergio Rios
 
73
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 22-5-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#218 LW] Marcin Bandel
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#91 LW] Yan Cabral
74
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#260 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [NR] Kiuma Kunioku
75
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (24) 8-0-0
102
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [KSW] vs  [#246 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
 
76
8
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
101
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#156 LW] Jon Tuck
 
77
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#451 WW] Todd Moore
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs [#40 FW] Diego Nunes
78
3
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
101
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#163 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
79
65
US Yancy Medeiros  (27) 11-2-0
99
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Joe Proctor
 
80
135
US Drew Dober  (26) 15-6-0
98
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [NR] Jamie Varner
 
81
4
UK Steven Ray  (24) 16-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#158 LW] Curt Warburton
 
82
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 34-13-9
94
Last Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#376 LW] Richie Whitson
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [DEEP] vs [#89 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
83
1
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
94
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
84
1
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 9-0-0
93
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#159 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
85
1
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
93
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
86
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
92
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#116 LW] Caros Fodor
 
87
1
US Joshua Aveles  (26) 20-10-1
91
Last Fight: 12/04/2014 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Todd Willingham
 
88
1
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
89
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#253 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [DEEP] vs [#82 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
90
1
US Vinc Pichel  (32) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#128 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
91
 
BR Yan Cabral  (31) 12-1-0
88
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#212 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#73 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
92
2
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
88
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Kungfu Union] vs Unranked Opponent
 
93
1
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
86
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#196 LW] Robert Washington
 
94
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
86
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#63 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
95
1
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#174 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#125 LW] Paul Felder
96
1
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#180 LW] Eric Wisely
 
97
1
BR Leandro Silva  (29) 17-2-1
84
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#171 LW] Charlie Brenneman
 
98
1
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#203 LW] Alex Ricci
 
99
1
CA Ryan Dickson  (25) 10-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#277 LW] Dave Mazany
 
100
1
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#66 LW] Evan Dunham

Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

Previous Official Release: 12/11/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#78] Justin Buchholz+, [#80] Jamie Varner%, [#105] Lewis Gonzalez+, [#157] Frank Camacho+, [#395] Albert Tadevosyan+, [#596] Isamu Sugiuchi!, [#597] Cain Carrizosa!, [#598] Jacob Boysen!, [#599] Chang Hyun Kim!, [#600] Marat Balayev!

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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