Issue Date: 10/19/2014 (Official Release: #397)

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
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
121
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Anthony Njokuani
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#64 WW] K.J. Noons
52
 
BR Ronys Torres  (28) 28-5-0
121
Last Fight: 2/06/2014 [011 MMA Team] vs  [#549 LW] Gilmar Dutra Lima
 
53
 
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
119
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
54
 
CA Mike Ricci  (28) 10-4-0
117
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#301 LW] George Sotiropoulos
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#84 LW] Yoshiyuki Yoshida
55
 
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-6-0
115
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Edson Barboza
 
56
 
US James Vick  (27) 6-0-0
114
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#164 LW] Valmir Lazaro
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#128 LW] Nick Hein
57
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 15-4-0
112
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#148 LW] Leandro Silva
 
58
38
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 14-5-0
112
Last Fight: 10/18/2014 [Provincial Fighting Championships] vs  [#163 WW] Dom OGrady
 
59
1
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
111
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#86 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
60
1
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-5-0
110
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
61
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#141 LW] Kurt Southern
Next Fight: 1/23/2015 [MaximumFC] vs [#160 LW] Andrew McInnes
62
1
US Jason High  (33) 18-5-0
108
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
63
1
US Christos Giagos   10-2-0
107
Last Fight: 8/22/2014 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#93 LW] Dakota Cochrane
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#118 WW] Gilbert Burns
64
1
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
106
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
65
 
US Saad Awad  (31) 17-6-0
105
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#229 LW] Sergio Rios
 
66
2
US Justin Buchholz  (31) 15-8-0
104
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#38 FW] Clay Collard
 
67
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 22-5-0
104
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#210 LW] Marcin Bandel
 
68
1
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   7-1-1
103
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#247 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
69
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (22) 11-2-0
102
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#173 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
70
1
US Kevin Lee   9-1-0
101
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Jon Tuck
 
71
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 18-5-0
101
Last Fight: 8/15/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#435 WW] Todd Moore
 
72
2
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
101
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 LW] Patricky Freire
 
73
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 8-1-0
98
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
74
2
US Jamie Varner  (29) 21-10-1
98
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#198 LW] Drew Dober
75
1
CA John Makdessi  (29) 12-3-0
96
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
76
1
US Joe Proctor  (29) 10-2-0
96
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs [#138 LW] Yancy Medeiros
77
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 34-13-9
94
Last Fight: 10/05/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#356 LW] Richie Whitson
 
78
1
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
94
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#109 LW] Caros Fodor
 
79
1
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 9-0-0
93
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
80
1
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (27) 19-4-1
92
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#204 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
81
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (23) 7-0-0
91
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#395 LW] Tim Newman
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [KSW] vs [#250 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
82
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 19-8-1
91
Last Fight: 9/21/2014 [Sherdog.com Year End Awards] vs Unranked Opponent
 
83
1
US Efrain Escudero  (28) 22-9-0
90
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
84
1
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
90
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#241 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
Next Fight: 10/31/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs [#54 LW] Mike Ricci
85
1
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
86
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (34) 17-6-0
88
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#59 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
87
2
BR Gleristone Santos  (26) 27-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#188 LW] Robert Washington
 
88
1
US Johnny Case  (25) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
89
1
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#175 LW] Eric Wisely
 
90
 
US Darrell Horcher  (27) 10-1-0
84
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#193 LW] Alex Ricci
 
91
 
CA Ryan Dickson  (25) 10-2-0
83
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [Hard Knocks FC] vs  [#272 LW] Dave Mazany
 
92
 
BR Rodrigo Damm  (34) 12-8-0
83
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
93
 
US Dakota Cochrane  (28) 17-7-0
83
Last Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
94
 
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 17-2-0
82
Last Fight: 9/30/2014 [Battle of Moscow] vs Unranked Opponent
 
95
 
BR Flavio Alvaro  (37) 48-10-0
82
Last Fight: 9/25/2014 [Thunder Fight] vs  [NR] Ermesson Silveira Queiroz
 
96
1
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
81
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Matt Wiman
97
1
US Lewis Gonzalez  (27) 9-1-0
80
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#36 LW] Luis Palomino
 
98
1
US Yves Edwards  (38) 42-21-1
77
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Piotr Hallmann
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#204 LW] Akbarh Arreola
99
1
US Antonio McKee  (44) 28-6-2
76
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
100
3
UK Andre Winner  (32) 19-8-1
75
Last Fight: 5/03/2014 [All or Nothing (England)] vs  [#169 FW] Artem Lobov
 

Issue Date: 10/19/2014 (Official Release: #397)

Previous Official Release: 10/12/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#86] Dom OGrady+, [#187] Martin Brown-, [#391] Uche Ihiekwe*, [#460] Ali Maclean!, [#467] Leon Davis!, [#492] Bryan Corley-, [#595] Wellington Pereira de Almeida!, [#599] Marat Balayev!, [#600] Chang Hyun Kim!

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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