Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

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
1
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 24-7-0
939
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (32) 27-6-0
652
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#12 LW] Myles Jury
4
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 16-1-0
426
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 LW] Dave Jansen
 
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
409
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
6
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (33) 22-4-0
373
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 16-8-0
357
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Edson Barboza
 
8
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
9
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
278
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Gleison Tibau
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Josh Thomson
10
1
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
277
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Tony Ferguson
11
1
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
277
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Gilbert Melendez
12
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
264
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
13
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 LW] Luis Palomino
 
14
 
US Nate Diaz  (30) 17-10-0
253
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 7/11/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 WW] Matt Brown
15
6
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 11-1-0
243
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Jim Miller
 
16
1
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
 
17
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-9-0
240
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
18
1
PL Marcin Held  (23) 21-3-0
240
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
19
1
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
227
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Edson Barboza
 
20
1
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
224
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#112 LW] Derek Campos
21
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Elias Silverio
 
22
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
200
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Ross Pearson
 
23
 
US Dustin Poirier  (26) 17-4-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
Next Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs [#78 LW] Yancy Medeiros
24
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 37-6-0
186
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#280 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
Next Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#40 LW] Koji Ando
25
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-3-0
179
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LW] Will Brooks
 
26
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-10-0
171
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
27
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 12-2-0
171
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
28
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-8-0
171
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Sam Stout
 
29
 
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
30
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
31
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
163
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#161 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
32
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
33
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Adriano Martins
 
34
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-6-0
153
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
35
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Tony Martin
 
36
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 20-4-0
149
Last Fight: 3/13/2015 [CES] vs  [NR] Derek Loffer
 
37
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
38
 
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (30) 22-6-1
144
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Gray Maynard
 
39
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
40
 
JP Koji Ando  (30) 11-3-2
139
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#425 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
Next Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#24 LW] Shinya Aoki
41
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
137
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Myles Jury
 
42
 
US Paul Felder  (29) 9-0-0
136
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
 
43
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#236 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
44
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 10-0-0
133
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#323 LW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs [#53 LW] Norman Parke
45
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
131
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Gleison Tibau
Next Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs [#204 WW] Magomed Mustafaev
46
 
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
130
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#104 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
47
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-3-0
129
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 LW] Marcin Held
 
48
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 16-4-0
128
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#156 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
49
 
US James Vick  (28) 7-0-0
125
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#174 LW] Nick Hein
Next Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs [#164 LW] Jake Matthews
50
1
US David Rickels  (26) 16-3-0
124
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#220 LW] Davi Ramos
Next Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#98 LW] John Alessio

Issue Date: 4/19/2015 (Official Release: #427)

Previous Official Release: 4/12/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#258] Tim Ruberg+, [#449] Jeferson Negrini!, [#462] Marcio Navarro!, [#520] Richard Patishnock*, [#596] Zulfikar Usmanov!

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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