Issue Date: 3/01/2015 (Official Release: #420)

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
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-2-0
801
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Gilbert Melendez
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 27-6-0
661
Last Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 WW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 23-7-0
623
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Nate Diaz
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
4
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
418
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
402
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LW] Dave Jansen
6
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-4-0
379
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 16-8-0
361
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Edson Barboza
 
8
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 12-3-1
293
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Jorge Masvidal
9
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
290
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Gilbert Melendez
10
9
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
283
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
11
1
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
282
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Bobby Green
 
12
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
271
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
13
2
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-10-0
270
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
14
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
263
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
15
1
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
244
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
 
16
1
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
234
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
17
1
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
230
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Edson Barboza
 
18
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 18-1-0
223
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Elias Silverio
 
19
1
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 13-0-0
222
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#38 LW] Luis Palomino
20
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Ross Pearson
 
21
1
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 37-6-0
191
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#267 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
22
1
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 LW] Rick Hawn
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 LW] Will Brooks
23
1
PL Marcin Held  (23) 20-3-0
185
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 LW] Patricky Freire
 
24
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-2-0
175
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
 
25
1
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-10-0
174
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
26
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
168
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Paul Felder
27
1
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
167
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#244 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
28
1
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Daron Cruickshank
29
8
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
167
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
30
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#132 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
31
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
165
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
32
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-8-0
164
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#116 LW] Sam Stout
33
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Adriano Martins
 
34
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 19-4-0
162
Last Fight: 12/19/2014 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#251 LW] Carlo Prater
Next Fight: 3/13/2015 [CES] vs [NR] Derek Loffer
35
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
147
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
36
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
145
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#109 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
37
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (29) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Michael Chiesa
38
 
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#93 WW] Lewis Gonzalez
Next Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#19 LW] Justin Gaethje
39
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 11-3-2
143
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#367 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
40
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (30) 11-1-0
141
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 FW] Dustin Poirier
41
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (29) 16-5-0
140
Last Fight: 12/12/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] K.J. Noons
Next Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Beneil Dariush
42
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
140
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Myles Jury
 
43
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#37 LW] Mitch Clarke
44
 
US Paul Felder  (29) 9-0-0
139
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Jim Miller
45
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#210 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
46
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
47
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Efrain Escudero
Next Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs [#111 LW] Tony Martin
48
 
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
132
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
49
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Christos Giagos
 
50
 
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-6-0
126
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 LW] Marcin Held
 

Issue Date: 3/01/2015 (Official Release: #420)

Previous Official Release: 2/22/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#106] Daniel Pineda-, [#216] Rodrigo Caporal*, [#272] Tim Radcliffe*, [#341] Alex Black-, [#453] Kimihiro Eto!, [#463] Josh LaBerge-, [#506] Thiago Resende Campos*, [#518] Matej Kuznik-, [#521] Jaroslav Pokorny-, [#522] Juliano Wandalen-, [#591] Mike Medrano!

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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