Issue Date: 5/24/2015 (Official Release: #432)

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) 28-6-0
652
Last Fight: 5/23/2015 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] John Makdessi
 
3
 
US Anthony Pettis  (28) 18-3-0
618
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (31) 22-5-0
448
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#44 WW] Brandon Thatch
 
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 16-1-0
426
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Dave Jansen
 
6
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
386
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
7
 
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 [#12 LW] Eddie Alvarez
8
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 16-8-0
357
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
 
9
 
US Al Iaquinta  (28) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Bobby Green
10
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 18-3-0
278
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Gleison Tibau
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#11 LW] Josh Thomson
11
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
277
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Tony Ferguson
12
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 25-4-0
269
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Gilbert Melendez
13
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
265
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
14
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#57 LW] Luis Palomino
 
15
 
US Nate Diaz  (30) 17-10-0
247
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
16
 
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 11-1-0
243
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Jim Miller
 
17
 
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 15-3-0
241
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Myles Jury
18
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-9-0
240
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 7/12/2015 [UFC] vs [#64 MW] Cezar Ferreira
19
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 21-3-0
240
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#48 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
20
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
227
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Al Iaquinta
21
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Elias Silverio
 
22
 
US Michael Chandler  (29) 12-3-0
219
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#117 LW] Derek Campos
23
2
JP Shinya Aoki  (32) 38-6-0
219
Last Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#63 LW] Koji Ando
 
24
1
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
200
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Ross Pearson
 
25
1
US Dustin Poirier  (26) 17-4-0
193
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
Next Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs [#81 LW] Yancy Medeiros
26
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-3-0
179
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
27
 
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 24-10-0
171
Last Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#42 LW] Takanori Gomi
28
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 12-2-0
171
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
29
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-8-0
171
Last Fight: 3/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Sam Stout
 
30
 
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#14 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
31
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
32
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
163
Last Fight: 2/03/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#305 MW] Uros Jurisic
 
33
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
34
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Adriano Martins
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#60 LW] Danny Castillo
35
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-6-0
153
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
36
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#121 LW] Tony Martin
 
37
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 10-1-0
145
Last Fight: 2/14/2015 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
Next Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs [#156 LW] James Moontasri
38
 
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (30) 22-6-1
145
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Gray Maynard
 
39
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
40
1
US James Vick  (28) 8-0-0
138
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#206 LW] Jake Matthews
 
41
1
US Paul Felder  (30) 9-0-0
136
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Danny Castillo
 
42
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
135
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Myles Jury
Next Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Joe Lauzon
43
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#241 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
44
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 10-0-0
134
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#328 LW] Alex Oliveira
 
45
1
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
131
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Gleison Tibau
Next Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs [#206 WW] Magomed Mustafaev
46
1
US Evan Dunham  (33) 15-6-0
130
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#110 LW] Rodrigo Damm
 
47
1
CA Chad Laprise  (28) 10-0-0
129
Last Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#101 LW] Bryan Barberena
 
48
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-3-0
129
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Marcin Held
 
49
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 16-4-0
128
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#161 LW] Akbarh Arreola
Next Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs [#52 LW] Norman Parke
50
1
US David Rickels  (26) 16-3-0
124
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#228 LW] Davi Ramos
Next Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#103 LW] John Alessio

Issue Date: 5/24/2015 (Official Release: #432)

Previous Official Release: 5/17/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#170] Cosmo Alexandre*, [#185] Ayub Tashkilot*, [#197] Maciej Jewtuszko+, [#233] Brad Wheeler+, [#420] Rafaello Oliveira*, [#478] Mohamed Hassan Badawy+, [#492] Taurean Bogguess-, [#521] Eddie Ng!, [#532] Justin Steave-, [#538] Luiz Andre Arcanjo Siqueira-

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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