Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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 Eddie Alvarez  (32) 28-4-0
1102
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (31) 25-8-0
878
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
3
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-10-0
631
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
4
1
BR Edson Barboza  (30) 18-4-0
542
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Gilbert Melendez
 
5
1
US Will Brooks  (29) 18-1-0
480
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
 
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (32) 21-3-0
445
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#235 LW] Landon Vannata
 
7
 
US Anthony Pettis  (29) 18-5-0
398
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#7 FW] Charles Oliveira
8
 
US Michael Chiesa  (28) 14-2-0
349
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
9
 
US Justin Gaethje  (27) 16-0-0
327
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#38 LW] Brian Foster
 
10
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (27) 23-0-0
317
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
11
1
US Michael Chandler  (30) 15-3-0
304
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Patricky Freire
 
12
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (34) 22-6-0
291
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
 
13
 
US Beneil Dariush  (27) 13-2-0
288
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] James Vick
 
14
 
US Dustin Poirier  (27) 20-4-0
277
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Michael Johnson
15
 
US Michael Johnson  (30) 16-10-0
267
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Nate Diaz
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Dustin Poirier
16
 
US Evan Dunham  (34) 17-6-0
258
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#51 LW] Abel Trujillo
17
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (32) 19-1-0
252
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
18
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 20-4-0
247
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Paul Felder
19
 
PL Marcin Held  (24) 22-4-0
243
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#39 LW] Dave Jansen
 
20
1
US Joe Lauzon  (32) 26-11-0
224
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Jim Miller
21
1
US Josh Thomson  (37) 22-8-0
224
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#287 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
22
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (29) 19-3-0
207
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Chris Wade
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#119 LW] Reza Madadi
23
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (36) 15-3-1
206
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
24
 
US Kevin Lee  (23) 13-2-0
191
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Jake Matthews
 
25
 
US Paul Felder  (31) 12-2-0
189
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Joshua Burkman
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
26
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (33) 39-6-0
188
Last Fight: 12/28/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazushi Sakuraba
 
27
 
BR Adriano Martins  (33) 28-7-0
186
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
28
 
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-4-0
164
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#53 LW] Derek Campos
 
29
 
US James Krause  (30) 23-7-0
164
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Shane Campbell
 
30
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 25-5-0
160
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] Damir Hadzovic
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 LW] Nik Lentz
31
 
US Jason High  (34) 20-5-0
154
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#96 LW] Mike Ricci
 
32
 
US Nik Lentz  (31) 26-7-2
154
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
33
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (33) 32-11-0
152
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
34
 
US Diego Sanchez  (34) 26-9-0
151
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
35
 
US Jim Miller  (32) 26-8-0
151
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#98 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Joe Lauzon
36
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-6-0
150
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#170 LW] Caros Fodor
 
37
1
RU Murad Machaev  (29) 18-1-0
146
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#46 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
38
1
US Brian Foster  (32) 25-9-0
146
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#9 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
39
2
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#19 LW] Marcin Held
 
40
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (25) 11-0-0
146
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#116 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
41
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (27) 13-1-0
145
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Joe Proctor
 
42
 
BR Patricky Freire  (30) 16-8-0
144
Last Fight: 6/24/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Michael Chandler
 
43
 
UK Ross Pearson  (31) 19-11-0
143
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs [#26 WW] Jorge Masvidal
44
 
UK Steven Ray  (26) 19-5-0
141
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#194 WW] Mickael Lebout
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#117 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
45
30
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 33-16-2
139
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#95 LW] David Rickels
 
46
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 34-4-0
139
Last Fight: 5/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#214 LW] Jorge Patino
 
47
2
US Bobby Green  (29) 23-7-0
138
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
48
1
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (31) 12-2-0
136
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
49
1
US Derek Anderson  (26) 13-2-0
133
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Patricky Freire
 
50
1
CA Jason Saggo  (30) 12-2-0
132
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Leandro Silva
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#204] Ryan Quinn+, [#240] Herdeson Batista Sousa*, [#386] Paulo Goncalves Silva*, [#409] Vince McGuinness!, [#515] Trey Ogden+, [#559] Henry Lindsay!, [#598] Andre Pacheco de Jesus!, [#599] Gregor Weibel!, [#600] Hideto Kondo!

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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