Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

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
696
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
5
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  [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
4
2
US Ben Henderson  (30) 21-4-0
447
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
5
1
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (25) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
2
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 24-6-0
399
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
1
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
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gray Maynard
 
9
1
US Will Brooks  (27) 14-1-0
302
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Chandler
 
10
1
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-2-0
299
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Will Brooks
 
11
1
US Bobby Green  (27) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Josh Thomson
 
12
1
US Josh Thomson  (35) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Bobby Green
 
13
1
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
14
1
US Myles Jury  (25) 14-0-0
263
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Takanori Gomi
15
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 27-8-0
236
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#45 LW] James Krause
16
1
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Ross Pearson
 
17
1
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 16-7-0
210
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gray Maynard
 
18
NR
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 35-6-0
203
Last Fight: 12/31/2013 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [NR] Toshikatsu Harada
Next Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#159 LW] Kamal Shalorus
19
 
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 12-0-0
198
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#133 LW] Nick Newell
 
20
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-2-0
197
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
21
 
US Jim Miller  (30) 24-5-0
188
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
22
 
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] Evan Dunham
 
23
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
186
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
24
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#79 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
25
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 29-10-0
181
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Piotr Hallmann
26
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-1-0
178
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Joe Lauzon
27
 
US Danny Castillo  (34) 17-6-0
173
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Charlie Brenneman
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#40 LW] Tony Ferguson
28
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#108 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
29
 
US Gray Maynard  (34) 11-4-1
159
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Ross Pearson
 
30
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 35-9-0
157
Last Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Myles Jury
31
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 23-9-0
157
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [NR] Mac Danzig
Next Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Michael Chiesa
32
 
US Abel Trujillo  (30) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Jamie Varner
 
33
 
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-5-0
156
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#150 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#43 LW] Marcin Held
34
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 28-2-0
150
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [League S-70] vs  [#152 LW] Drew Brokenshire
 
35
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
36
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 10-3-2
142
Last Fight: 7/11/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#172 LW] Rafael Nunes
 
37
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 10-0-0
142
Last Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs  [#216 LW] Colton Smith
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Ramsey Nijem
38
 
PE Luis Palomino  (33) 23-9-0
142
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
39
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
40
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#110 LW] Katsunori Kikuno
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Danny Castillo
41
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (26) 15-2-0
134
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Yves Edwards
Next Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
42
 
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-4-0
133
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs [#37 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
43
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 19-3-0
132
Last Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#500 LW] Nate Jolly
Next Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#33 LW] Patricky Freire
44
 
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#201 LW] Ernest Chavez
 
45
 
US James Krause  (28) 21-5-0
129
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Jorge Masvidal
46
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] John Makdessi
 
47
1
UK Norman Parke  (27) 20-2-1
124
Last Fight: 7/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
48
1
US Pat Healy  (31) 26-20-0
121
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
49
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
121
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#432 WW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 
50
1
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 26-7-0
121
Last Fight: 7/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#418 LW] Juan Manuel Puig
 

Issue Date: 8/24/2014 (Official Release: #389)

Previous Official Release: 8/17/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#5] T.J. Grant*, [#123] Bagama Nikabagamaev*, [#165] Kurt Holobaugh-, [#192] Arman Ospanov-, [#295] Micah Miller+, [#386] Kyle Redfearn*, [#413] Juri Ohara!, [#438] Ken Hamamura!, [#449] Danny White+, [#516] Ruben Baraiac-, [#573] Marshall Martin!, [#594] Ryosuke Togashi!, [#595] Trent McCown*

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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