Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

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 [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
3
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
478
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
4
 
CA T.J. Grant  (30) 21-5-0
430
Last Fight: 5/25/2013 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Gray Maynard
 
5
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-3-0
361
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#6 LW] Michael Chandler
6
 
US Michael Chandler  (27) 12-1-0
344
Last Fight: 11/02/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 5/17/2014 [BellatorFC] vs [#5 LW] Eddie Alvarez
7
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (29) 20-6-0
320
Last Fight: 8/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
8
 
US Josh Thomson  (35) 20-6-0
318
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
 
9
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (25) 21-0-0
316
Last Fight: 9/21/2013 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
10
 
US Nate Diaz  (28) 17-9-0
311
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Gray Maynard
 
11
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 22-6-0
289
Last Fight: 1/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Adriano Martins
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#22 LW] Edson Barboza
12
 
US Michael Johnson  (27) 15-8-0
266
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
13
 
US Myles Jury  (25) 14-0-0
263
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
14
 
US Jim Miller  (30) 23-4-0
235
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#185 LW] Fabricio Camoes
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Bobby Green
15
 
US Bobby Green  (27) 22-5-0
233
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Jim Miller
16
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 24-7-0
204
Last Fight: 3/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Myles Jury
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Ross Pearson
17
 
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 [#475 WW] Nate Jolly
18
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (27) 17-1-0
194
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Jorge Masvidal
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Ben Henderson
19
 
US Gray Maynard  (34) 11-3-1
191
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Nate Diaz
 
20
 
US Justin Gaethje  (25) 11-0-0
190
Last Fight: 1/18/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#418 LW] Richard Patishnock
Next Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#127 LW] Nick Newell
21
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (29) 25-8-0
173
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Pat Healy
22
 
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 13-1-0
157
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#11 LW] Donald Cerrone
23
 
US Abel Trujillo  (30) 12-5-0
156
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] Jamie Varner
 
24
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 17-6-0
156
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#42 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  [#140 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#61 LW] Rodrigo Damm
27
 
US Danny Castillo  (34) 16-6-0
152
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#92 LW] Charlie Brenneman
28
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 10-1-0
151
Last Fight: 11/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#167 LW] Colton Smith
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#66 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
29
 
UK Ross Pearson  (29) 15-6-0
149
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
30
 
US Evan Dunham  (32) 14-5-0
145
Last Fight: 11/16/2013 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
31
 
US Pat Healy  (30) 26-18-0
142
Last Fight: 12/14/2013 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Bobby Green
Next Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs [#21 LW] Jorge Masvidal
32
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 31-13-2
141
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Michael Johnson
 
33
 
BR Patricky Freire  (27) 12-5-0
140
Last Fight: 3/21/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 LW] David Rickels
 
34
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (30) 28-10-0
140
Last Fight: 12/28/2013 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Michael Johnson
 
35
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
137
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#98 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
36
 
US Matt Wiman  (30) 15-7-0
136
Last Fight: 1/26/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] T.J. Grant
 
37
41
US Ramsey Nijem  (26) 9-4-0
134
Last Fight: 4/11/2014 [UFC] vs  [#107 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
38
 
US Al Iaquinta  (26) 9-2-1
134
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#175 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs [#87 LW] Mitch Clarke
39
2
JP Takanori Gomi  (35) 34-9-0
133
Last Fight: 3/03/2013 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 4/26/2014 [UFC] vs [#84 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
40
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 26-2-0
132
Last Fight: 12/21/2013 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [#134 LW] Alexander Butenko
 
41
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (30) 12-0-0
126
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#81 LW] John Makdessi
 
42
1
US Jacob Volkmann  (33) 16-5-0
126
Last Fight: 10/26/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#24 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
43
1
IR Reza Madadi  (33) 13-3-0
125
Last Fight: 4/06/2013 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Michael Johnson
 
44
1
BR Thiago Tavares  (29) 18-5-1
124
Last Fight: 11/09/2013 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Justin Salas
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#27 FW] Tom Niinimaki
45
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (26) 14-3-0
122
Last Fight: 2/28/2014 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#347 LW] Vladimir Nikolaev
 
46
1
JP Koji Ando  (29) 8-3-2
122
Last Fight: 4/27/2013 [Legend Fighting Championship] vs  [#89 LW] Jadamba Narantungalag
 
47
1
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 9-0-0
122
Last Fight: 11/15/2013 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#129 LW] Jorge Patino
Next Fight: 6/28/2014 [UFC] vs [#167 LW] Colton Smith
48
 
BR Elias Silverio  (27) 10-0-0
119
Last Fight: 1/15/2014 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Next Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs [#187 LW] Ernest Chavez
49
2
US Dave Jansen  (34) 19-2-0
119
Last Fight: 3/21/2013 [BellatorFC] vs  [#68 LW] Marcin Held
 
50
1
US Lewis Gonzalez  (26) 9-0-0
118
Last Fight: 8/10/2013 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#77 LW] Antonio McKee
 

Issue Date: 4/13/2014 (Official Release: #367)

Previous Official Release: 4/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#153] Jamil Silveira da Conceicao-, [#221] Cristiano Marcello%, [#233] Savant Young*, [#494] Mario Saeed!

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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