Issue Date: 4/20/2014 (Official Release: #368)

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

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
682
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
 
2
 
US Ben Henderson  (30) 20-3-0
579
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Josh Thomson
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#19 LW] Rustam Khabilov
3
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
478
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
4
 
CA T.J. Grant  (30) 21-5-0
430
Last Fight: 5/25/2013 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Gray Maynard
 
5
4
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (25) 22-0-0
417
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
1
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-3-0
361
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 LW] Michael Chandler
7
1
US Michael Chandler  (27) 12-1-0
344
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#6 LW] Eddie Alvarez
8
 
US Josh Thomson  (35) 20-6-0
318
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
 
9
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
311
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Gray Maynard
 
10
2
US Michael Johnson  (27) 15-8-0
267
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
11
2
US Myles Jury  (25) 14-0-0
263
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
12
5
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (29) 20-7-0
254
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
13
2
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 23-6-0
254
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Edson Barboza
 
14
 
US Jim Miller  (30) 23-4-0
234
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#186 LW] Fabricio Camoes
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [NR] Yancy Medeiros
15
 
US Bobby Green  (27) 22-5-0
233
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Pat Healy
 
16
5
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 26-8-0
212
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Pat Healy
 
17
1
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 24-7-0
204
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Myles Jury
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] Ross Pearson
18
1
US Will Brooks  (27) 13-1-0
200
Last Fight: 11/22/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#481 WW] Nate Jolly
19
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-1-0
194
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
20
1
US Gray Maynard  (34) 11-3-1
191
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Nate Diaz
 
21
1
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 11-0-0
190
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#419 LW] Richard Patishnock
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#125 LW] Nick Newell
22
11
BR Patricky Freire  (27) 13-5-0
157
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#150 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#39 LW] Marcin Held
23
 
US Abel Trujillo  (30) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Jamie Varner
 
24
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 17-6-0
156
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#43 LW] Jacob Volkmann
 
25
 
US Joe Lauzon  (29) 23-9-0
155
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [NR] Mac Danzig
 
26
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (29) 16-1-0
154
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#63 LW] Rodrigo Damm
27
1
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 10-1-0
151
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Colton Smith
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#67 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
28
1
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 15-6-0
149
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
29
1
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-5-0
144
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
30
2
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 31-13-2
141
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Johnson
 
31
3
BR Gleison Tibau  (30) 28-10-0
140
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Johnson
 
32
3
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
137
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
33
11
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 13-2-0
136
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
34
7
US Danny Castillo  (34) 16-6-0
136
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#91 LW] Charlie Brenneman
35
2
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
36
2
US Al Iaquinta  (26) 9-2-1
134
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#174 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#87 LW] Mitch Clarke
37
1
US Matt Wiman  (30) 15-7-0
134
Last Fight: 1/26/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] T.J. Grant
 
38
7
US Pat Healy  (30) 26-19-0
133
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Jorge Masvidal
 
39
29
PL Marcin Held  (22) 18-3-0
132
Last Fight: 4/18/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#136 LW] Derek Anderson
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LW] Patricky Freire
40
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 26-2-0
132
Last Fight: 12/21/2013 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [#131 LW] Alexander Butenko
 
41
2
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 34-9-0
131
Last Fight: 3/03/2013 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#86 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
42
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (30) 12-0-0
126
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#81 LW] John Makdessi
 
43
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (33) 16-5-0
126
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#24 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
44
 
BR Thiago Tavares  (29) 18-5-1
124
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 FW] Tom Niinimaki
45
2
IR Reza Madadi  (33) 13-3-0
123
Last Fight: 4/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Michael Johnson
 
46
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
122
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#347 LW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 
47
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 9-0-0
122
Last Fight: 11/15/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#127 LW] Jorge Patino
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#168 LW] Colton Smith
48
2
JP Koji Ando  (29) 8-3-2
122
Last Fight: 4/27/2013 [Legend Fighting Championship] vs  [#89 LW] Jadamba Narantungalag
 
49
1
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 10-0-0
119
Last Fight: 1/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#187 LW] Ernest Chavez
50
 
US Lewis Gonzalez  (26) 9-0-0
118
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#77 LW] Antonio McKee
 

Issue Date: 4/20/2014 (Official Release: #368)

Previous Official Release: 4/13/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#75] K.J. Noons+, [#130] Chad Laprise+, [#222] Poppies Martinez-, [#250] Olivier Aubin-Mercier+, [#498] C.J. Keith*, [#500] Kevin Forant!

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

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