Issue Date: 1/31/2016 (Official Release: #471)

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  [#2 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 FW] Conor McGregor
2
 
US Donald Cerrone  (32) 28-7-0
558
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
Next Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs [#57 LW] Alex Oliveira
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (32) 27-4-0
536
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
4
 
US Anthony Pettis  (29) 18-4-0
525
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
5
 
US Will Brooks  (29) 17-1-0
479
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 LW] Marcin Held
 
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (31) 20-3-0
442
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Khabib Nurmagomedov
7
 
US Gilbert Melendez  (33) 22-5-0
327
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
8
 
US Beneil Dariush  (26) 12-1-0
317
Last Fight: 8/08/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Michael Chiesa
9
 
US Al Iaquinta  (28) 13-3-1
312
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#23 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
10
 
US Nate Diaz  (30) 18-10-0
310
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Michael Johnson
 
11
 
US Justin Gaethje  (27) 15-0-0
281
Last Fight: 9/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#120 LW] Luis Palomino
Next Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#29 LW] Brian Foster
12
 
US Michael Johnson  (29) 16-10-0
266
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Nate Diaz
 
13
 
US Evan Dunham  (34) 17-6-0
255
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
14
 
US Michael Chandler  (29) 14-3-0
254
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#68 LW] David Rickels
 
15
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (31) 19-1-0
251
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
16
 
US Josh Thomson  (37) 22-8-0
240
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#268 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
17
 
BR Edson Barboza  (30) 16-4-0
236
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
18
 
US Michael Chiesa  (28) 13-2-0
229
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Beneil Dariush
19
 
US Dustin Poirier  (27) 19-4-0
229
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
20
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 19-4-0
227
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
 
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
210
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
23
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (35) 15-3-1
205
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Kevin Lee
 
24
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 33-11-0
191
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
25
 
US Bobby Green  (29) 23-6-0
188
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Edson Barboza
 
26
 
BR Adriano Martins  (33) 28-7-0
185
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#115 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
27
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 32-3-0
169
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [FEFoMP] vs  [#188 LW] Leandro Rodrigues Pontes
 
28
1
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-3-0
168
Last Fight: 4/10/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#5 LW] Will Brooks
 
29
 
US Brian Foster  (31) 25-8-0
167
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#78 LW] Joao Zeferino
Next Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#11 LW] Justin Gaethje
30
 
US Brandon Girtz  (30) 14-4-0
163
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#156 LW] Derek Campos
 
31
 
US Joe Lauzon  (31) 25-11-0
162
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Evan Dunham
 
32
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (29) 17-3-0
161
Last Fight: 2/22/2015 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Adriano Martins
Next Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#51 LW] Norman Parke
33
14
BR Patricky Freire  (30) 15-7-0
155
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#136 LW] Ryan Couture
 
34
1
US Nik Lentz  (31) 26-7-2
153
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Danny Castillo
 
35
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (33) 19-6-0
149
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#154 LW] Caros Fodor
 
36
1
BR Leandro Silva  (30) 19-3-1
148
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
37
1
US James Krause  (29) 22-7-0
145
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs [#80 LW] Shane Campbell
38
1
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (27) 13-1-0
144
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Joe Proctor
 
39
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 24-5-0
143
Last Fight: 6/20/2015 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
40
 
UK Steven Ray  (25) 19-5-0
141
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Mickael Lebout
 
41
1
US Jim Miller  (32) 25-7-0
139
Last Fight: 12/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
42
1
US Melvin Guillard  (32) 32-15-2
139
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Brandon Girtz
Next Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs [#109 LW] Mike Bronzoulis
43
 
UK Ross Pearson  (31) 18-10-0
138
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
44
 
US Paul Felder  (30) 11-2-0
138
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#76 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
45
 
US James Vick  (28) 8-0-0
138
Last Fight: 5/10/2015 [UFC] vs  [#113 LW] Jake Matthews
 
46
24
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (31) 12-2-0
136
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
47
1
US Derek Anderson  (25) 13-2-0
133
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#33 LW] Patricky Freire
 
48
 
US Matt Wiman  (32) 16-7-0
128
Last Fight: 11/22/2014 [UFC] vs  [#230 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 
49
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (25) 10-0-0
127
Last Fight: 10/31/2015 [KSW] vs  [#216 LW] Marif Piraev
 
50
 
US Johnny Case  (26) 22-4-0
127
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#129 LW] Yan Cabral
 

Issue Date: 1/31/2016 (Official Release: #471)

Previous Official Release: 1/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#38] Alexander Yakovlev+, [#220] Curt Warburton*, [#293] Gadji Zaipulaev+, [#418] Aniss Alhajjajy+, [#458] Cody Carrillo!, [#470] Adriano Andre!, [#595] Julian Fabrin Soares!, [#597] Shah Bobonis!

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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