Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

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 Anthony Pettis  (27) 17-2-0
605
Last Fight: 8/31/2013 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Gilbert Melendez
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 22-7-0
564
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Nate Diaz
3
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 25-6-0
488
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Myles Jury
4
 
US Ben Henderson  (31) 21-4-0
448
Last Fight: 8/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Eddie Alvarez
5
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
442
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
6
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
418
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
7
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
402
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
8
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-4-0
309
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
9
 
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Gray Maynard
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
10
 
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-0-0
305
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
11
13
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 15-2-0
291
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Bobby Green
 
12
 
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Bobby Green
 
13
 
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
14
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
262
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#53 LW] Norman Parke
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
244
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 LW] Will Brooks
 
16
5
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
230
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Edson Barboza
 
17
3
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 13-0-0
222
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#30 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
18
2
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
19
2
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 11-3-1
217
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
20
2
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
21
2
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
198
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#159 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
22
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-2-0
196
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
23
1
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LW] Rick Hawn
 
24
1
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 31-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
25
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
185
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#99 LW] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#49 LW] Elias Silverio
26
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 20-3-0
183
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#54 LW] Patricky Freire
 
27
1
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
180
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
28
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 30-2-0
175
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
 
29
1
US Rick Hawn  (38) 18-4-0
169
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#23 LW] Dave Jansen
 
30
3
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
167
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
31
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
32
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 16-3-0
166
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Abel Trujillo
33
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#123 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
34
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-8-0
164
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
35
 
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-5-0
157
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] Jamie Varner
Next Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs [#32 LW] Tony Ferguson
36
 
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-7-0
153
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
37
NR
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
145
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
38
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
39
 
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#103 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
40
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 11-3-2
143
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#358 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
41
3
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
141
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
42
1
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-1-0
141
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
43
1
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
44
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Myles Jury
 
45
1
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
46
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#195 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
47
1
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
48
1
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#87 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
49
1
BR Elias Silverio  (28) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#191 FW] Ernest Chavez
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Rashid Magomedov
50
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
128
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#104 LW] Christos Giagos
 

Issue Date: 11/23/2014 (Official Release: #402)

Previous Official Release: 11/16/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#158] Joao Zeferino+, [#303] Filip Pejic-, [#379] Chris Wilson*, [#393] Adam Townsend-, [#415] Juan Manuel Puig-, [#452] Aram Khamayan*, [#460] Carlos Prates!, [#488] Hiroyuki Ota!, [#529] Francisco Albano Barrio-, [#552] Gilmar Dutra Lima+, [#567] Roberto Amorim*, [#589] Dionisio Ramirez!, [#598] Marat Balayev!, [#599] Chang Hyun Kim!, [#600] Doo Jae Jeong!

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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