Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

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
201
2
JP Tetsuya Yamada  (24) 13-3-2
48
Last Fight: 6/29/2014 [Unknown] vs  [NR] Hisato Izawa
 
202
3
US Joe Elmore  (31) 10-5-0
48
Last Fight: 9/14/2013 [Conflict MMA Promotions] vs  [NR] Jeremy Severn
 
203
6
US Thomas Gifford  (22) 9-6-0
48
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#347 LW] Wade Johnson
 
204
1
MX Akbarh Arreola  (31) 22-8-1
47
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Tiago dos Santos e Silva
Next Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs [#100 LW] Yves Edwards
205
1
US Ernest Chavez   7-1-0
47
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Elias Silverio
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [UFC] vs [#103 FW] Zubaira Tukhugov
206
1
FR Julien Boussuge  (33) 10-3-0
47
Last Fight: 12/13/2013 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Damien Brown
 
207
1
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (24) 8-1-2
47
Last Fight: 12/15/2013 [Shooto] vs  [#158 LW] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
208
19
US Emmanuel Sanchez   8-1-0
47
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [NAFC] vs  [NR] Brady Hovermale
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Stephen Banaszak
209
1
US Jordan Parsons  (24) 10-1-0
47
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tim Bazer
 
210
3
BR Felipe Olivieri   13-4-0
47
Last Fight: 9/29/2013 [Pancrase] vs  [#338 LW] Hiroki Aoki
 
211
1
RU Maxim Divnich   9-0-0
47
Last Fight: 9/07/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Antonio Paulo
 
212
2
UK Brad Wheeler  (24) 13-9-0
46
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [NR] Jason Cooledge
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [CageWarriors] vs [#337 LW] John Maguire
213
2
US Justin Edwards  (31) 8-4-0
46
Last Fight: 1/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Ramsey Nijem
 
214
1
BR Jorge Rodrigues Silva  (37) 35-9-0
46
Last Fight: 5/29/2014 [Coliseu Extreme Fight] vs  [#159 LW] Paulo Goncalves Silva
 
215
1
CA Shane Campbell  (26) 9-2-0
46
Last Fight: 5/09/2014 [MaximumFC] vs  [NR] Jerrid Burke
Next Fight: 10/03/2014 [MaximumFC] vs [#224 WW] Carl Dieckmann
216
2
US Larue Burley  (30) 4-0-0
45
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#342 LW] Cliff Wright
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Raymond Pina
217
2
JP Nobumitsu Osawa  (28) 8-2-0
45
Last Fight: 3/16/2014 [Shooto] vs  [#582 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
218
2
CA Jesse Gross  (27) 9-4-0
45
Last Fight: 6/14/2014 [Pro Fighting Series] vs  [#373 LW] Tony Hervey
 
219
3
JP Yoichi Fukumoto  (37) 15-9-1
45
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#282 LW] Yukinari Tamura
 
220
3
JP Takasuke Kume  (29) 16-4-4
45
Last Fight: 8/17/2014 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#179 LW] A-Sol Kwon
 
221
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (24) 10-1-0
45
Last Fight: 5/11/2014 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs Unranked Opponent
 
222
2
US Jon Neal  (26) 5-0-0
45
Last Fight: 8/09/2013 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#565 LW] Scott Casey
 
223
2
US Mike Budnik  (40) 14-4-0
44
Last Fight: 8/17/2013 [Combat MMA] vs  [NR] Jesse Chaffin
 
224
2
US Colton Smith  (27) 3-4-0
44
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
225
11
US James Moontasri   7-2-0
44
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#120 LW] Joe Ellenberger
 
226
2
US Brandon Ricetti  (27) 6-0-0
44
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [West Coast Fighting Championships] vs  [#382 LW] Ousmane Thomas Diagne
 
227
8
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (25) 6-2-0
44
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Keon Caldwell
 
228
1
BR Thiago Silva  (24) 12-3-1
44
Last Fight: 12/12/2013 [Golden Fighters] vs  [#488 LW] Edson Diniz
Next Fight: 9/28/2014 [The Hill Fighters] vs [#340 LW] Luiz Andre Arcanjo Siqueira
229
1
BR Natan Schulte  (22) 9-2-0
44
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [X-treme FC] vs  [#494 LW] Glaucio Eliziario
 
230
1
US Sam Liera   10-6-0
44
Last Fight: 8/07/2014 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Eric Steans
Next Fight: 10/02/2014 [KOTC] vs [#81 LW] Joshua Aveles
231
NR
CH Olavo Belo  (34) 6-1-0
44
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [Unknown] vs  [NR] Nelson Carvalho
 
232
122
US Milan Zerjal  (24) 6-0-0
43
Last Fight: 9/07/2014 [ProFC] vs  [#486 LW] Arsen Ubaidulaev
 
233
1
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (31) 10-3-3
43
Last Fight: 4/29/2014 [DEEP] vs  [#79 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
Next Fight: 10/26/2014 [DEEP] vs [#338 LW] Hiroki Aoki
234
1
BR Giovanni Diniz  (38) 22-8-0
43
Last Fight: 9/12/2014 [Watch Out] vs  [#490 LW] Claudiere Freitas
 
235
1
HR Vladimir Sikic  (24) 10-0-1
43
Last Fight: 9/28/2013 [Respect Fighting Championship] vs Unranked Opponent
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Tempel] vs [NR] Marco Groh
236
1
US Frank Caraballo  (29) 13-7-0
43
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [NAAFS] vs  [NR] Tommy Hayden
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [NAAFS] vs [#157 BW] Cody Stevens
237
1
US Brent Primus   5-0-0
43
Last Fight: 3/07/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Chris Jones
 
238
1
BR Michel Silva   10-2-1
43
Last Fight: 6/08/2014 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs Unranked Opponent
 
239
22
IE Philip Mulpeter   7-4-0
43
Last Fight: 3/01/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#570 LW] Aldric Cassata
 
240
 
AU Nick Patterson  (31) 14-4-1
43
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [Fighters Xpress Promotions] vs  [#358 FW] Dean Purdon
 
241
 
BR Andrius Hubaldo   11-8-0
42
Last Fight: 12/20/2013 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#500 LW] Willian Cilli
 
242
 
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (39) 13-16-4
42
Last Fight: 6/22/2014 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Juri Ohara
 
243
 
BR Fernando dos Santos  (26) 7-0-0
42
Last Fight: 3/28/2014 [Watch Out] vs Unranked Opponent
 
244
 
CA Derek Boyle  (29) 12-6-0
42
Last Fight: 4/05/2014 [Rumble in the Cage] vs  [NR] Jose Rodriguez
Next Fight: 10/18/2014 [Rumble in the Cage] vs [NR] Shawn Fitzsimmons
245
4
US Jordan Stiner  (28) 8-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#532 LW] Mike Medrano
Next Fight: 11/01/2014 [Cage Fury FC] vs [#322 LW] Jonathan DelBrugge
246
1
IE Joseph Duffy  (26) 11-1-0
42
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [CageWarriors] vs  [#529 LW] Damien Lapilus
 
247
1
JP Yuki Yamamoto   6-6-3
42
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#67 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
248
2
US Anthony Christodoulou  (27) 11-4-0
42
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Georgi Stoyanov
Next Fight: 10/05/2014 [Kunlun Fight] vs [NR] Lenny Wheeler
249
2
JP Kotetsu Boku  (37) 21-10-2
42
Last Fight: 5/02/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#167 LW] Eduard Folayang
 
250
3
BR Willamy Freire  (27) 26-6-0
42
Last Fight: 11/07/2013 [Brazilian King Fighter] vs  [#180 FW] Paulo Dantas
 

Issue Date: 9/21/2014 (Official Release: #393)

Previous Official Release: 9/14/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#108] Katsunori Kikuno-, [#180] Zachary Micklewright+, [#253] Sako Chivitchyan*, [#297] Martin Stapleton-, [#301] Dimitry Zebroski+, [#315] Geraldo Ferro*, [#394] Nelson Carvalho!, [#466] Costa Ioannou*, [#468] Justin Harrington!, [#494] Mateusz Rebecki!, [#558] Harrison Bevens!, [#573] Jerry Kvarnstrom!, [#599] David Jordan!, [#600] Murad Shakhbanov!

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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