Issue Date: 2/01/2015 (Official Release: #416)

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
151
 
AU Alex Volkanovski   9-1-0
59
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [Wollongong Wars] vs  [NR] David Butt
 
152
 
AM Akop Stepanyan  (28) 16-7-0
59
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [Unknown] vs  [#418 LW] Eddie Yagin
 
153
 
US Julian Erosa  (25) 13-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Harrison Bevens
Next Fight: 2/21/2015 [Super Fight League] vs [#149 LW] Drew Brokenshire
154
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (26) 12-1-0
59
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#366 LW] Julien Boussuge
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#264 LW] Vagner Rocha
155
 
US Chris Wade   9-1-0
59
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#507 LW] Lipeng Zhang
 
156
 
BY Artem Damkovsky  (31) 19-9-0
58
Last Fight: 10/17/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Said Khalilov
 
157
 
GU Jon Tuck  (30) 8-2-0
58
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Kevin Lee
 
158
 
US Ryan Couture  (32) 9-3-0
58
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tommy Bagnasco
 
159
 
US Kamal Shalorus  (37) 9-4-2
58
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#23 LW] Shinya Aoki
 
160
 
UK Curt Warburton   13-6-0
58
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#82 LW] Steven Ray
 
161
 
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (29) 10-4-0
58
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Chad Laprise
 
162
 
UA Alexander Butenko  (28) 36-10-1
58
Last Fight: 9/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#220 WW] Anton Radman
 
163
 
DE Nick Hein  (30) 11-2-0
58
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] James Vick
 
164
 
CA Kurt Southern   13-6-0
57
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#70 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
165
 
UK Colin Fletcher  (32) 11-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Michael Brightmon
 
166
 
US Nick Newell  (28) 11-1-0
57
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
167
 
BR Paulo Goncalves Silva  (30) 20-9-0
57
Last Fight: 5/29/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs  [#224 LW] Jorge Rodrigues Silva
 
168
 
KR Tae Hyun Bang  (31) 17-8-0
56
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [UFC] vs  [#415 LW] Kajan Johnson
 
169
 
ES Abner Lloveras  (32) 18-7-1
56
Last Fight: 11/29/2014 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [#558 LW] Jonas Boeno do Rosario
Next Fight: 2/21/2015 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs [NR] Edilson Franca
170
 
PL Lukasz Sajewski  (24) 13-0-0
56
Last Fight: 5/25/2014 [Coliseum Fighting Championship] vs  [#282 LW] Igor Egorov
 
171
 
CA Andrew McInnes  (29) 5-1-0
55
Last Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [#245 LW] Ryan Healy
 
172
 
BR Fernando dos Santos  (27) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [X-treme FC] vs  [#335 LW] Michel Silva
 
173
 
RU Maxim Divnich   10-0-0
55
Last Fight: 12/17/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#579 LW] Dzhambulat Kurbanov
 
174
 
US Jason Fischer  (29) 7-3-0
55
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#393 LW] Tony Hervey
 
175
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (27) 12-6-1
54
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#87 LW] Johnny Case
 
176
 
BR Thiago Silva  (24) 14-3-1
54
Last Fight: 12/14/2014 [Elite MMA] vs Unranked Opponent
 
177
 
US Antonio McKee  (44) 29-6-2
54
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [FEFoMP] vs  [#308 WW] Gadji Zaipulaev
 
178
 
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (39) 14-16-4
54
Last Fight: 12/21/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#398 LW] Yukinari Tamura
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [DEEP] vs [#230 LW] Naoto Miyazaki
179
 
US Lowen Tynanes   6-0-0
54
Last Fight: 10/02/2014 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Jeff Sweeney
 
180
 
RU Aziz Abdulvakhabov   9-1-0
53
Last Fight: 6/22/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#268 WW] Oleg Bagov
 
181
 
BR Francisco Mario Marinho   26-4-0
53
Last Fight: 12/18/2014 [Mr. Cage] vs Unranked Opponent
 
182
 
US Cody Pfister   11-3-1
53
Last Fight: 9/06/2014 [Top Alliance Combat] vs  [NR] Brett Glass
 
183
 
US Eric Wisely  (30) 22-9-0
53
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#95 LW] John Alessio
 
184
 
US Joe Ellenberger  (29) 15-2-0
53
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Bryan Barberena
 
185
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (29) 12-3-0
53
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] James Vick
Next Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs [#58 LW] James Krause
186
 
US Damon Jackson  (26) 9-1-0
53
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Yancy Medeiros
 
187
 
PL Maciej Jewtuszko  (34) 11-2-0
53
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [KSW] vs  [#569 LW] Vaso Bakocevic
 
188
 
JP Daisuke Nakamura  (34) 28-15-1
53
Last Fight: 12/21/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#336 LW] Yoichi Fukumoto
 
189
 
US Lucas Montoya  (28) 9-3-0
53
Last Fight: 11/21/2014 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#193 LW] Koffi Adzitso
 
190
 
US Joey Rivera   8-1-0
53
Last Fight: 2/08/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Christian Leonard
 
191
 
KR A-Sol Kwon  (30) 19-8-0
52
Last Fight: 8/17/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#231 LW] Takasuke Kume
 
192
 
RU Timofey Nastyukhin  (25) 9-1-0
52
Last Fight: 12/05/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#291 LW] Eduard Folayang
 
193
 
US Koffi Adzitso   20-11-0
52
Last Fight: 11/21/2014 [ThrowdownETC] vs  [#189 LW] Lucas Montoya
 
194
1
US Jordan Stiner  (29) 9-1-0
52
Last Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#474 LW] Jonathan DelBrugge
Next Fight: 2/07/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#97 LW] Darrell Horcher
195
1
US Larue Burley  (30) 5-0-0
52
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Raymond Pina
 
196
2
US Charlie Brenneman  (33) 19-8-0
52
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Leandro Silva
 
197
 
BR Vinicius Bohrer  (26) 12-5-0
52
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [Piumhi Fight Night] vs Unranked Opponent
 
198
 
FR Daguir Imavov   9-1-1
50
Last Fight: 11/28/2014 [The Cage] vs  [#385 LW] Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
 
199
 
US Robert Washington  (31) 18-9-0
50
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#94 LW] Gleristone Santos
Next Fight: 3/20/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs [#482 LW] Luciano Dos Santos
200
 
US Thomas Gifford  (22) 9-6-0
49
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#274 LW] Wade Johnson
Next Fight: 2/13/2015 [Legacy Promotions] vs [#131 LW] Anthony Njokuani

Issue Date: 2/01/2015 (Official Release: #416)

Previous Official Release: 1/29/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#332] Willamy Freire*, [#416] Curtis Demarce!, [#429] Andres Jeudi+, [#432] Eduardo Pachu*, [#443] Ayadi Majdeddine!, [#486] Juntaro Ami!, [#594] Myles Merola!, [#598] Chang Hyun Kim!, [#600] Jason Meisel!

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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