Issue Date: 7/28/2014 (Official Release: #385)

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
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#427 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 
52
 
BR Thiago Tavares  (29) 18-5-1
121
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 FW] Robbie Peralta
53
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
120
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#416 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
54
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 15-5-0
120
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
55
 
US Lewis Gonzalez  (26) 9-0-0
116
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#94 LW] Antonio McKee
Next Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#70 LW] Luis Palomino
56
 
US Justin Buchholz  (30) 15-8-0
113
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#38 FW] Clay Collard
 
57
 
SK Ivan Buchinger  (28) 26-4-0
112
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#349 LW] Sergey Golyaev
Next Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#90 FW] Mikhail Malyutin
58
 
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#83 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
59
 
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#155 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#92 LW] Marcus Edwards
60
 
US Justin Wilcox  (35) 14-6-0
108
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#205 LW] Jason Fischer
 
61
 
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 [#172 LW] Lukasz Sajewski
62
 
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
107
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#32 LW] Patricky Freire
 
63
5
US Jason High  (32) 18-5-0
107
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
64
 
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
65
2
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 9-4-0
105
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Jorge Gurgel
Next Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#292 LW] George Sotiropoulos
66
1
CA Mark Bocek  (32) 12-5-0
103
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#226 FW] Mike de la Torre
 
67
1
US James Vick  (27) 5-0-0
102
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Ramsey Nijem
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#148 LW] Valmir Lazaro
68
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (21) 11-2-0
101
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#181 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
69
1
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 9-3-1
100
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Mitch Clarke
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#75 LW] Rodrigo Damm
70
1
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 22-9-0
100
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#137 LW] Jorge Patino
Next Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#55 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
71
 
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
100
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] James Krause
 
72
 
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-8-0
100
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [Superior Chal.] vs  [#263 LW] Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#73 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
73
 
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 [#72 LW] Efrain Escudero
74
 
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
97
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
75
 
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-7-0
96
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Rashid Magomedov
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#69 LW] Al Iaquinta
76
 
US Joe Proctor  (28) 10-2-0
95
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Justin Salas
 
77
7
US Saad Awad  (31) 16-6-0
94
Last Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#433 LW] Joe Duarte
 
78
 
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 18-8-1
94
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#24 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
79
 
JP Isao Kobayashi  (25) 15-1-4
94
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#138 LW] Kuniyoshi Hironaka
 
80
2
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   6-1-1
94
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#236 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
81
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
93
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#146 LW] Caros Fodor
 
82
5
US Brian Cobb  (33) 20-8-0
93
Last Fight: 6/14/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#18 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
83
2
US Jacob Volkmann  (33) 17-6-0
92
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#58 LW] T.J. OBrien
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [NR] Andrew McInnes
84
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 33-13-9
92
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#238 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
 
85
16
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
91
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#208 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
86
3
US Joshua Aveles   16-10-1
91
Last Fight: 6/05/2014 [KOTC] vs  [#411 LW] Joe Condon
Next Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs [NR] Alex Reyes
87
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
89
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#249 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
88
1
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#103 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
89
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 17-5-0
88
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#336 LW] Esteban Bonaveri
Next Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs [#225 WW] Todd Moore
90
1
US Dom OGrady  (32) 16-6-1
87
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [X-treme FC] vs  [#153 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
91
3
PL Mateusz Gamrot   6-0-0
86
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [KSW] vs  [#328 LW] Jefferson George
 
92
 
US Marcus Edwards   8-2-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#587 LW] Aaron Gallant
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#59 LW] Tom Gallicchio
93
2
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
85
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
94
1
US Antonio McKee  (44) 28-6-2
85
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
95
1
US Kevin Lee   8-1-0
83
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#98 LW] Jesse Ronson
 
96
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (25) 21-5-0
83
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
97
 
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
82
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#195 LW] Eric Wisely
 
98
2
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 13-5-0
82
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Kevin Lee
 
99
1
US Yves Edwards  (37) 42-21-1
81
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
100
 
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 16-2-0
80
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs Unranked Opponent
 

Issue Date: 7/28/2014 (Official Release: #385)

Previous Official Release: 7/20/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#142] Gilbert Burns+, [#196] Bobby Cooper+, [#317] Bubba Jenkins-, [#405] Yazid Chouchane*, [#406] Daniel Swain-, [#413] Gabriel Solorio-, [#417] Mike de la Torre-, [#472] Randy Yellowhair!, [#501] Carlos Leal Miranda!, [#530] Hiroto Uesako-

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

Comments (267)




share this page

    267 Comments

    • 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?


    Have a Comment?

    Please use the box below to submit a comment. Before clicking the "submit" button, review the information above the button, or else your comment is subject to deletion.

    Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

    - We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

    - Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    - Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

    - Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.


    Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.