Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

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) 18-2-0
800
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Gilbert Melendez
 
2
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (30) 23-7-0
623
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Nate Diaz
 
3
 
US Donald Cerrone  (31) 25-6-0
488
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#8 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 [#9 LW] Eddie Alvarez
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (26) 22-0-0
418
Last Fight: 4/19/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
6
 
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
402
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
7
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-4-0
378
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
8
1
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-0-0
305
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
9
1
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-4-0
305
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
10
1
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 15-2-0
291
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Bobby Green
 
11
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-10-0
282
Last Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
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  [#31 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
14
 
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
262
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] James Krause
 
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
242
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Will Brooks
 
16
 
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-6-0
230
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Edson Barboza
 
17
 
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 13-0-0
222
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#31 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
18
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Michael Chiesa
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Al Iaquinta
19
 
US Tony Ferguson  (30) 17-3-0
218
Last Fight: 12/06/2014 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
20
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 11-3-1
217
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 1/31/2015 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Joe Lauzon
21
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
22
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
197
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#157 LW] Kamal Shalorus
Next Fight: 12/31/2014 [Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye] vs [#260 LW] Yuki Yamamoto
23
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-2-0
193
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
24
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Rick Hawn
 
25
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 31-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Piotr Hallmann
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#54 LW] Norman Parke
26
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
186
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 LW] Elias Silverio
27
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 20-3-0
185
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#51 LW] Patricky Freire
 
28
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
177
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
 
29
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (25) 30-2-0
175
Last Fight: 11/08/2014 [Union of Veterans of Sport] vs  [NR] Artak Nazaryan
 
30
 
US Rick Hawn  (38) 18-4-0
168
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Dave Jansen
Next Fight: 12/19/2014 [Unknown] vs [NR] Carlo Prater
31
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-14-2
167
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#17 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
32
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
 
33
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (32) 18-6-0
166
Last Fight: 6/21/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#127 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
34
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-8-0
164
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
35
 
US Danny Castillo  (35) 17-7-0
153
Last Fight: 8/30/2014 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
36
 
US Matt Wiman  (31) 16-7-0
145
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
37
 
CA Mitch Clarke  (29) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
38
 
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#97 WW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
39
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 11-3-2
142
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#365 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
40
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-1-0
141
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
41
 
US Michael Chiesa  (27) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
42
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Myles Jury
 
43
 
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
137
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
44
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
45
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#197 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
46
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
47
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
48
 
BR Elias Silverio  (28) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#192 FW] Ernest Chavez
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Rashid Magomedov
49
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
128
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#104 LW] Christos Giagos
 
50
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] John Makdessi
 

Issue Date: 12/14/2014 (Official Release: #406)

Previous Official Release: 12/11/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#78] Justin Buchholz+, [#80] Jamie Varner%, [#105] Lewis Gonzalez+, [#157] Frank Camacho+, [#395] Albert Tadevosyan+, [#596] Isamu Sugiuchi!, [#597] Cain Carrizosa!, [#598] Jacob Boysen!, [#599] Chang Hyun Kim!, [#600] Marat Balayev!

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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