Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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  (31) 25-7-0
1164
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#11 WW] Donald Cerrone
 
2
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-10-0
628
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
 
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (32) 27-4-0
535
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
4
 
US Will Brooks  (29) 17-1-0
479
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 LW] Marcin Held
 
5
 
BR Edson Barboza  (30) 17-4-0
461
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (32) 20-3-0
442
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
 
7
 
US Anthony Pettis  (29) 18-5-0
418
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
 
8
 
US Michael Chiesa  (28) 14-2-0
347
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
9
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (34) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
10
 
US Justin Gaethje  (27) 16-0-0
325
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 LW] Brian Foster
 
11
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (27) 23-0-0
316
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
12
 
US Al Iaquinta  (29) 13-3-1
295
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
13
 
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-10-0
266
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Nate Diaz
 
14
 
US Evan Dunham  (34) 17-6-0
255
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Leonardo Santos
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (30) 14-3-0
254
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 LW] David Rickels
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#18 LW] Josh Thomson
16
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 19-1-0
251
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Gilbert Burns
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#69 LW] Chris Wade
17
 
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 12-2-0
246
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
18
 
US Josh Thomson  (37) 22-8-0
232
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#277 LW] Pablo Villaseca
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
19
 
US Dustin Poirier  (27) 19-4-0
229
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Joseph Duffy
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Bobby Green
20
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 19-4-0
227
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#64 LW] Yancy Medeiros
21
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (32) 39-6-0
219
Last Fight: 12/28/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazushi Sakuraba
 
22
 
PL Marcin Held  (24) 21-4-0
208
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#33 LW] Dave Jansen
23
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (36) 15-3-1
205
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Evan Dunham
24
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (29) 18-3-0
188
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] Norman Parke
 
25
 
BR Adriano Martins  (33) 28-7-0
185
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
26
 
US Diego Sanchez  (34) 26-8-0
169
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] Joe Lauzon
27
 
BR Patricky Freire  (30) 16-7-0
169
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#183 LW] Edimilson Souza
 
28
 
US James Krause  (29) 23-7-0
163
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
29
 
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-4-0
163
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 LW] Derek Campos
 
30
 
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 25-11-0
162
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Diego Sanchez
31
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 32-11-0
160
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
32
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 25-5-0
159
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#158 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 
33
 
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-3-0
154
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#4 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#22 LW] Marcin Held
34
 
US Nik Lentz  (31) 26-7-2
153
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Danny Castillo
 
35
 
US Joshua Burkman  (35) 28-12-0
150
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] K.J. Noons
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Paul Felder
36
 
US Kevin Lee  (23) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
37
 
US James Vick  (29) 9-0-0
150
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#135 LW] Glaico Franca
 
38
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-6-0
149
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#156 LW] Caros Fodor
 
39
 
BR Leandro Silva  (30) 19-3-1
148
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Efrain Escudero
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#120 LW] Jason Saggo
40
 
RU Murad Machaev  (29) 18-1-0
146
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#47 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
41
 
US Brian Foster  (32) 25-9-0
145
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#10 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
42
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (27) 13-1-0
144
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Joe Proctor
 
43
 
UK Ross Pearson  (31) 19-10-0
142
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Chad Laprise
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#28 LW] James Krause
44
 
US Paul Felder  (31) 11-2-0
142
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Joshua Burkman
45
 
UK Steven Ray  (26) 19-5-0
140
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#177 WW] Mickael Lebout
 
46
 
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (31) 12-2-0
136
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#56 LW] Abel Trujillo
47
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 33-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/29/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#420 LW] Dmitry Bikrev
 
48
1
US Derek Anderson  (26) 13-2-0
133
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Patricky Freire
 
49
 
US Derek Campos  (28) 16-6-0
127
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#68 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
50
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (25) 10-0-0
127
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#294 LW] Marif Piraev
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#302] Ciro Rodrigues+, [#470] Serob Minasyan!, [#487] Diogo Cavalcanti!, [#497] Kamil Gniadek+, [#511] Joe Stevenson*, [#516] Shawn Wallace!, [#542] Patrick Benson!, [#583] Jamie Harrison!, [#589] Antonio Paulo!, [#591] Cody Carrillo!, [#592] Antti Virtanen!, [#593] Joshua Hallford!, [#594] Dmitriy Parubchenko!, [#595] Horacio Gutierrez!, [#596] Lazar Stojadinovic!, [#598] Beibit Nazarov!, [#599] Adrian Hadribeaj!, [#600] Dawid Gabara!

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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