Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

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
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#434 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 
52
1
BR Thiago Tavares  (29) 18-5-1
120
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#150 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs [#21 FW] Robbie Peralta
53
1
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
117
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#416 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 
54
1
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 15-4-0
117
Last Fight: 5/10/2014 [UFC] vs  [#112 LW] Erik Koch
Next Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
55
1
US Lewis Gonzalez  (26) 9-0-0
115
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#93 LW] Antonio McKee
Next Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#69 LW] Luis Palomino
56
1
US Justin Buchholz  (30) 15-8-0
113
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#38 FW] Clay Collard
 
57
1
SK Ivan Buchinger  (28) 26-4-0
112
Last Fight: 4/04/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#350 LW] Sergey Golyaev
Next Fight: 8/15/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#88 FW] Mikhail Malyutin
58
1
US T.J. OBrien  (27) 20-7-0
110
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#81 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
59
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-8-0
109
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#154 LW] Kurt Southern
 
60
1
US Justin Wilcox  (35) 14-6-0
108
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#207 LW] Jason Fischer
 
61
1
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 [#174 LW] Lukasz Sajewski
62
1
US David Rickels  (25) 15-3-0
107
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#32 LW] Patricky Freire
 
63
1
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
64
1
KR Yui Chul Nam  (33) 18-4-1
105
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#151 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
65
1
CA Mark Bocek  (32) 12-5-0
102
Last Fight: 4/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#417 LW] Mike de la Torre
 
66
1
US James Vick  (27) 5-0-0
102
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Ramsey Nijem
Next Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs [#149 LW] Valmir Lazaro
67
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (21) 11-2-0
101
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#180 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
68
 
US Jason High  (32) 18-5-0
100
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
69
 
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 22-9-0
100
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#136 LW] Jorge Patino
Next Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#55 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
70
 
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
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  [#268 LW] Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#73 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
73
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (35) 14-4-0
98
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  [#21 LW] Rashid Magomedov
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#70 LW] Al Iaquinta
76
 
US Joe Proctor  (28) 10-2-0
95
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#150 LW] Justin Salas
 
77
 
US Brian Cobb  (33) 20-8-0
94
Last Fight: 6/14/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#18 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
78
 
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (31) 18-8-1
94
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#25 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
79
 
JP Isao Kobayashi  (25) 15-1-4
94
Last Fight: 3/30/2014 [Pancrase] vs  [#139 LW] Kuniyoshi Hironaka
 
80
 
ZA Vuyisile Colossa  (32) 7-4-0
93
Last Fight: 12/06/2013 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#143 LW] Caros Fodor
 
81
 
US Jacob Volkmann  (33) 17-6-0
92
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#58 LW] T.J. OBrien
 
82
 
RU Ramazan Esenbaev   6-1-1
92
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#241 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
83
 
US Joshua Aveles   16-10-1
91
Last Fight: 6/05/2014 [KOTC] vs  [#409 LW] Joe Condon
Next Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs [NR] Alex Reyes
84
 
US Saad Awad  (31) 15-6-0
91
Last Fight: 10/25/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 7/25/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Joe Duarte
85
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (34) 33-13-9
90
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#240 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
 
86
 
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (40) 17-6-0
88
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#250 LW] Shigetoshi Iwase
 
87
 
US Vinc Pichel  (31) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Anthony Njokuani
 
88
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot   6-0-0
86
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [KSW] vs  [#328 LW] Jefferson George
 
89
 
US Dom OGrady  (32) 16-6-1
86
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [X-treme FC] vs  [#152 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
90
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (31) 17-5-0
86
Last Fight: 3/22/2014 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#378 LW] Esteban Bonaveri
 
91
1
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (36) 14-5-1
86
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
92
 
US Marcus Edwards   8-2-0
85
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#595 LW] Aaron Gallant
 
93
 
US Antonio McKee  (44) 28-6-2
84
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#55 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
94
 
US Kevin Lee   8-1-0
83
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Jesse Ronson
 
95
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (25) 21-5-0
82
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
96
 
CA Jesse Ronson  (28) 13-5-0
82
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Kevin Lee
 
97
 
CA John Alessio  (35) 35-17-0
81
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#200 LW] Eric Wisely
 
98
 
US Yves Edwards  (37) 42-21-1
80
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
99
 
UK Paul Sass  (25) 14-2-0
80
Last Fight: 10/18/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Rod Montoya
 
100
 
AM David Khachatryan  (26) 16-2-0
79
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs Unranked Opponent
 

Issue Date: 7/20/2014 (Official Release: #384)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#384] Andre Tadeu+

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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    • 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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