Issue Date: 10/26/2014 (Official Release: #398)

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
4
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#204 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
52
4
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-6-0
124
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Marcin Held
 
53
4
US James Krause  (28) 21-6-0
121
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
54
4
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#413 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
55
4
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
121
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#121 LW] Anthony Njokuani
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#63 WW] K.J. Noons
56
4
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
120
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [#556 LW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
57
4
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
118
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
58
4
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#310 LW] George Sotiropoulos
 
59
3
US James Vick  (27) 6-0-0
114
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Valmir Lazaro
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#134 LW] Nick Hein
60
5
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
114
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#95 LW] Rodrigo Damm
61
4
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#153 LW] Leandro Silva
 
62
4
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 14-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs  [#161 WW] Dom OGrady
 
63
4
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#89 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
64
4
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
65
4
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#148 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 1/23/2015 [MaximumFC] vs [#161 LW] Andrew McInnes
66
4
US Jason High  (33) 18-5-0
108
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
67
3
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#171 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
68
3
US Saad Awad  (31) 17-6-0
105
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#234 LW] Sergio Rios
 
69
2
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 22-5-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#213 LW] Marcin Bandel
 
70
4
US Justin Buchholz  (31) 15-8-0
103
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#38 FW] Clay Collard
 
71
3
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#252 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
72
3
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
102
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#175 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
73
3
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
101
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#152 LW] Jon Tuck
 
74
3
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#437 WW] Todd Moore
 
75
3
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
100
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 LW] Patricky Freire
 
76
2
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
97
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#199 LW] Drew Dober
77
1
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
96
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#142 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#144 LW] Yancy Medeiros
78
3
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
95
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
79
2
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 34-13-9
94
Last Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#364 LW] Richie Whitson
 
80
2
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#114 LW] Caros Fodor
 
81
2
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 9-0-0
93
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#155 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
82
2
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#207 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
83
2
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (23) 7-0-0
91
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#400 LW] Tim Newman
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [KSW] vs [#255 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
84
2
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
90
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Sherdog.com Year End Awards] vs Unranked Opponent
 
85
2
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
86
2
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#243 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
87
2
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#121 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
88
NR
BR Yan Cabral  (31) 12-1-0
88
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#204 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
89
3
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
87
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#63 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
90
3
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#189 LW] Robert Washington
 
91
3
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#171 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
92
3
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#177 LW] Eric Wisely
 
93
3
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#193 LW] Alex Ricci
 
94
3
CA Ryan Dickson  (25) 10-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#278 LW] Dave Mazany
 
95
3
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#60 LW] Evan Dunham
96
2
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 17-2-0
82
Last Fight: 9/30/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
97
2
BR Flavio Alvaro  (37) 48-10-0
82
Last Fight: 9/25/2014 [Thunder Fight] vs  [NR] Ermesson Silveira Queiroz
 
98
2
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
81
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Matt Wiman
99
2
US Lewis Gonzalez  (27) 9-1-0
79
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#38 LW] Luis Palomino
 
100
37
US Christos Giagos   10-3-0
78
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Gilbert Burns
 

Issue Date: 10/26/2014 (Official Release: #398)

Previous Official Release: 10/19/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#369] Anthony Dizy-, [#385] Kerim Abzailov!, [#500] Nate Jolly!, [#587] Scott Casey!, [#591] Carey Vanier!, [#592] Aaron Gallant!, [#594] Jamie Rogers!, [#596] Matt Fiordirosa!, [#597] Neliton Jose Serrao Furtado!, [#598] David Jordan!, [#599] Cain Carrizosa!, [#600] Jacob Boysen!

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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