Issue Date: 3/29/2015 (Official Release: #424)

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 [#4 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
413
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
397
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#18 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LW] Dave Jansen
6
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-4-0
373
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 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) 12-3-1
285
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Jorge Masvidal
9
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
281
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Gilbert Melendez
10
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
278
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
11
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
277
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Bobby Green
 
12
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
264
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
13
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
258
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
14
5
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 LW] Luis Palomino
 
15
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-10-0
256
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
16
1
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
 
17
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
227
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Edson Barboza
 
18
2
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
227
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
19
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Elias Silverio
 
20
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 10-1-0
208
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
21
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
200
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Ross Pearson
 
22
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
188
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#34 LW] Rick Hawn
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 LW] Will Brooks
23
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 37-6-0
187
Last Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs  [#277 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
 
24
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 20-3-0
183
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 LW] Patricky Freire
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#25 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
25
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-2-0
173
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#24 LW] Marcin Held
26
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-10-0
171
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
27
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-8-0
171
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#121 LW] Sam Stout
 
28
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 4/10/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#251 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
29
1
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
30
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
164
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Paul Felder
31
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
163
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#153 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
32
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
33
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Adriano Martins
 
34
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 20-4-0
150
Last Fight: 3/13/2015 [CES] vs  [NR] Derek Loffer
 
35
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Tony Martin
 
36
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
37
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#110 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
38
1
JP Koji Ando  (30) 11-3-2
139
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#424 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
39
1
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (30) 11-1-0
137
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 FW] Dustin Poirier
40
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
137
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Myles Jury
 
41
1
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 11-2-0
137
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Mitch Clarke
42
1
US Paul Felder  (29) 9-0-0
136
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Jim Miller
43
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (29) 11-2-0
136
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs [#41 LW] Michael Chiesa
44
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#231 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
45
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 10-0-0
133
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#320 LW] Alex Oliveira
 
46
1
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
131
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
47
1
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
130
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#101 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
48
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 16-4-0
128
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#152 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
49
1
US James Vick  (28) 7-0-0
125
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Nick Hein
Next Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs [#159 LW] Jake Matthews
50
1
BR Patricky Freire  (28) 13-6-0
124
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Marcin Held
 

Issue Date: 3/29/2015 (Official Release: #424)

Previous Official Release: 3/22/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#297] Eric Irvin+, [#583] Matt Fiordirosa!, [#584] Themba Takura Gorimbo!, [#585] Dzhambulat Kurbanov!, [#586] Jason Meisel!, [#588] Jeff Sweeney!, [#589] Mohammad Yahya!, [#590] Danny Salinas!, [#591] Drakkar Klose!, [#592] Brett Shoenfelt!, [#593] Atsushi Ueda!, [#594] Marat Balayev!, [#595] Jacob Boysen!, [#596] Christopher Sengele!, [#597] Kerry Lattimer!, [#598] Austin Tweedy!, [#599] Ryan Keenan!, [#600] Tomas Deak!

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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