Issue Date: 9/14/2014 (Official Release: #392)

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
1
 
US Anthony Pettis  (27) 17-2-0
673
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (29) 22-7-0
563
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
3
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
473
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (30) 21-4-0
448
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (25) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 24-6-0
399
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-3-0
361
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Donald Cerrone
8
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Gray Maynard
 
9
 
US Will Brooks  (27) 14-1-0
302
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Chandler
 
10
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-2-0
300
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Will Brooks
 
11
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Josh Thomson
 
12
 
US Josh Thomson  (35) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Bobby Green
 
13
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
14
 
US Myles Jury  (25) 14-0-0
263
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Takanori Gomi
15
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 27-8-0
236
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] James Krause
16
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
17
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 LW] Norman Parke
18
 
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 16-7-0
210
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Gray Maynard
 
19
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
204
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#155 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
20
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-2-0
197
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
21
 
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 12-0-0
196
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#147 LW] Nick Newell
Next Fight: 12/27/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
22
5
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 30-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
23
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
188
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
24
1
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-0-0
187
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Ramsey Nijem
 
25
1
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Evan Dunham
 
26
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
185
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
27
1
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#77 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
Next Fight: 12/27/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#21 LW] Justin Gaethje
28
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 16-3-0
166
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Danny Castillo
 
29
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#111 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
30
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 35-9-0
157
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Myles Jury
31
 
US Abel Trujillo  (30) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Jamie Varner
 
32
1
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-5-0
156
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#142 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#44 LW] Marcin Held
33
1
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
155
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Ross Pearson
 
34
 
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-7-0
153
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
35
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 28-2-0
150
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [League S-70] vs  [#146 LW] Drew Brokenshire
Next Fight: 10/10/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#273 WW] John Gunderson
36
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
37
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 10-3-2
142
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#175 LW] Rafael Nunes
 
38
 
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 23-9-0
142
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
39
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
40
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
41
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
42
19
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
132
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
43
1
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 10-3-1
132
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
44
1
PL Marcin Held  (22) 19-3-0
132
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#497 LW] Nate Jolly
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#32 LW] Patricky Freire
45
1
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#206 LW] Ernest Chavez
 
46
1
US James Krause  (28) 21-5-0
129
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Jorge Masvidal
47
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs [#71 LW] Beneil Dariush
48
1
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#156 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
Next Fight: 11/15/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
49
1
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
121
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
50
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#443 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
Next Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#143 LW] Eric Reynolds

Issue Date: 9/14/2014 (Official Release: #392)

Previous Official Release: 9/07/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#85] Brian Cobb*, [#124] Phillipe Nover*, [#207] Ryan Quinn+, [#259] Clay Harvison+, [#315] Sidney Outlaw+, [#335] Jason Knight-, [#364] Gocha Smoyan+, [#442] Evan DeLong!, [#470] Abdula Dadaev*, [#491] Alexey Naumov*, [#558] Chris McDaniel!, [#587] Vincent Eazelle-

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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