Issue Date: 8/02/2015 (Official Release: #443)

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  [#57 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  [#64 WW] Brandon Thatch
 
5
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 16-1-0
426
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Dave Jansen
 
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 19-3-0
364
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Josh Thomson
 
7
 
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-8-0
357
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Beneil Dariush
8
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (31) 26-4-0
337
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Gilbert Melendez
 
9
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (33) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
10
 
US Al Iaquinta  (28) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
11
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-1-0
265
Last Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
12
 
BR Edson Barboza  (29) 16-3-0
262
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Paul Felder
 
13
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 14-0-0
258
Last Fight: 3/28/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#53 LW] Luis Palomino
Next Fight: 9/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#53 LW] Luis Palomino
14
1
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 11-1-0
243
Last Fight: 4/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Michael Johnson
15
1
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-8-0
243
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
16
 
PL Marcin Held  (23) 21-3-0
240
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#47 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
17
 
US Nate Diaz  (30) 17-10-0
236
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
18
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
226
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Edson Barboza
 
19
 
US Michael Chandler  (29) 13-3-0
225
Last Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#119 LW] Derek Campos
 
20
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 18-1-0
221
Last Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Elias Silverio
 
21
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (32) 38-6-0
219
Last Fight: 5/22/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#60 LW] Koji Ando
 
22
 
US Dustin Poirier  (26) 18-4-0
216
Last Fight: 6/06/2015 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs [#84 LW] Joseph Duffy
23
 
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 25-10-0
211
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
24
 
US Evan Dunham  (33) 16-6-0
187
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Ross Pearson
 
25
 
US Diego Sanchez  (33) 25-7-0
182
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Ross Pearson
 
26
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-3-0
179
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
27
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 12-2-0
175
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
28
 
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-14-2
165
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#13 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs [#237 LW] Brandon Girtz
29
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 32-11-0
164
Last Fight: 2/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
30
 
BR Adriano Martins  (32) 27-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
31
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 25-6-0
162
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Danny Castillo
 
32
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Adriano Martins
 
33
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 18-6-0
159
Last Fight: 2/03/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#298 MW] Uros Jurisic
 
34
 
US Kevin Lee  (22) 11-1-0
157
Last Fight: 7/15/2015 [UFC] vs  [#168 LW] James Moontasri
 
35
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 14-3-1
149
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#125 LW] Tony Martin
 
36
2
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (36) 17-4-0
146
Last Fight: 5/30/2015 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Chad Laprise
37
1
US James Krause  (29) 22-7-0
145
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
38
1
RU Alexander Yakovlev  (31) 22-6-1
145
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#153 LW] Gray Maynard
 
39
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (26) 24-5-0
144
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs  [#112 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
40
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
143
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
41
 
US James Vick  (28) 8-0-0
138
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#201 LW] Jake Matthews
 
42
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (29) 10-0-0
134
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#86 WW] Alex Oliveira
 
43
 
US Pat Healy  (32) 29-20-0
134
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#233 LW] Marcus Edwards
 
44
 
US Paul Felder  (30) 9-1-0
131
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Edson Barboza
 
45
 
US Efrain Escudero  (29) 24-9-0
129
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Drew Dober
 
46
 
CA Chad Laprise  (29) 10-0-0
129
Last Fight: 4/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#98 LW] Bryan Barberena
Next Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC] vs [#36 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
47
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (26) 30-3-0
129
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 LW] Marcin Held
 
48
 
US David Rickels  (26) 16-3-0
124
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#111 LW] John Alessio
 
49
 
UK Steven Ray  (25) 18-5-0
124
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#186 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
 
50
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 17-9-0
123
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Evan Dunham
 

Issue Date: 8/02/2015 (Official Release: #443)

Previous Official Release: 7/26/2015

Fighters who have dropped out: [#170] Marif Piraev+, [#235] Alejandro Solano Rodriguez-, [#469] Yuki Yamasaki!, [#500] Socrates Pierre!, [#547] Jimmy Spicuzza!, [#548] Justin Jaynes!, [#585] Owain Parry!, [#598] Malik Arash Mawlayi*, [#600] Roniele Gomes!

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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