Issue Date: 1/22/2015 (Official Release: #413)

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  (26) 16-3-0
126
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#209 LW] Davi Ramos
 
53
 
US James Vick  (27) 7-0-0
126
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#163 LW] Nick Hein
 
54
 
US Pat Healy  (31) 27-20-0
126
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#83 LW] Ricardo Tirloni
 
55
 
UK Norman Parke  (28) 20-3-1
125
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
56
 
US K.J. Noons  (32) 13-7-0
123
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
57
 
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-6-0
122
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
58
 
US James Krause  (28) 21-6-0
121
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#182 LW] Valmir Lazaro
59
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#350 FW] Juan Manuel Puig
Next Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Rustam Khabilov
60
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
121
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] K.J. Noons
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Beneil Dariush
61
 
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-8-0
118
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Paul Felder
 
62
 
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
118
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#323 LW] George Sotiropoulos
 
63
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 35-13-9
117
Last Fight: 12/30/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#126 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Next Fight: 3/15/2015 [Pancrase] vs [#305 LW] Akira Okada
64
 
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
115
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [NR] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
65
 
US T.J. OBrien  (28) 20-7-0
113
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#97 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
66
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Leandro Silva
 
67
 
CA Jesse Ronson  (29) 14-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs  [#170 WW] Dom OGrady
 
68
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
69
 
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#161 LW] Kurt Southern
 
70
1
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#174 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
71
1
US Bryan Barberena   10-2-0
105
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#183 LW] Joe Ellenberger
 
72
1
US Saad Awad  (31) 17-6-0
105
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#248 LW] Sergio Rios
 
73
1
BR Elias Silverio  (28) 11-1-0
105
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Rashid Magomedov
 
74
1
US Joshua Aveles  (26) 20-10-1
104
Last Fight: 12/04/2014 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Todd Willingham
 
75
2
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 22-5-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#221 LW] Marcin Bandel
Next Fight: 1/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#143 FW] Anthony Christodoulou
76
 
US Jason High  (33) 18-5-0
104
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
77
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   8-1-1
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#494 LW] Kiuma Kunioku
 
78
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (24) 8-0-0
103
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [KSW] vs  [#250 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
 
79
1
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
101
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#156 LW] Jon Tuck
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
80
1
US Yancy Medeiros  (27) 11-2-0
99
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Joe Proctor
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Tony Ferguson
81
1
US Drew Dober  (26) 15-6-0
98
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [NR] Jamie Varner
 
82
1
UK Steven Ray  (24) 16-5-0
98
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#159 LW] Curt Warburton
 
83
2
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-6-0
96
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#54 LW] Pat Healy
 
84
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
96
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#165 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
85
1
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
94
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Akbarh Arreola
Next Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs [#85 FW] Mike de la Torre
86
1
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 9-0-0
93
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
87
17
US Johnny Case  (25) 20-4-0
93
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#327 LW] Frankie Perez
 
88
1
US Efrain Escudero  (29) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Leonardo Santos
Next Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#293 WW] Rodrigo Goiana de Lima
89
1
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
90
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
90
 
US Vinc Pichel  (32) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#131 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
91
 
BR Yan Cabral  (31) 12-1-0
88
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#213 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
92
 
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
87
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#116 LW] Caros Fodor
 
93
 
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
86
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Kungfu Union] vs Unranked Opponent
 
94
 
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#198 LW] Robert Washington
 
95
 
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#184 LW] Eric Wisely
 
96
 
BR Leandro Silva  (29) 17-2-1
84
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#192 LW] Charlie Brenneman
 
97
 
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
84
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#65 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
98
 
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#204 LW] Alex Ricci
Next Fight: 2/07/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#194 LW] Jordan Stiner
99
 
CA Ryan Dickson  (25) 10-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#276 LW] Dave Mazany
 
100
 
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-9-0
83
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Evan Dunham
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2015 (Official Release: #413)

Previous Official Release: 1/19/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#165] Dan Lauzon*, [#364] Rey Trujillo-, [#369] Dan Root*, [#418] Kyle Baker*

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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