Issue Date: 6/19/2016 (Official Release: #491)

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
1170
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#4 WW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
2
 
US Nate Diaz  (31) 19-10-0
630
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [UFC] vs [#2 FW] Conor McGregor
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (32) 27-4-0
539
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs [#1 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
4
 
US Will Brooks  (29) 17-1-0
480
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 LW] Marcin Held
 
5
 
BR Edson Barboza  (30) 17-4-0
464
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Gilbert Melendez
6
 
US Tony Ferguson  (32) 20-3-0
443
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Michael Chiesa
7
 
US Anthony Pettis  (29) 18-5-0
406
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#8 FW] Charles Oliveira
8
 
US Michael Chiesa  (28) 14-2-0
348
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Tony Ferguson
9
1
US Justin Gaethje  (27) 16-0-0
326
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#41 LW] Brian Foster
 
10
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (34) 22-5-0
322
Last Fight: 6/13/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
11
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (27) 23-0-0
317
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
12
 
US Beneil Dariush  (27) 13-2-0
287
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] James Vick
 
13
1
US Dustin Poirier  (27) 20-4-0
276
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Bobby Green
 
14
1
US Al Iaquinta  (29) 13-3-1
275
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#25 WW] Jorge Masvidal
 
15
 
US Michael Johnson  (30) 16-10-0
266
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Nate Diaz
 
16
 
US Evan Dunham  (34) 17-6-0
256
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
17
 
US Michael Chandler  (30) 14-3-0
255
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#62 LW] David Rickels
 
18
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (32) 19-1-0
252
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
19
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (37) 20-4-0
246
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Yancy Medeiros
 
20
 
PL Marcin Held  (24) 22-4-0
243
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#38 LW] Dave Jansen
 
21
 
US Josh Thomson  (37) 22-8-0
228
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#288 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
22
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (33) 39-6-0
216
Last Fight: 12/28/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Kazushi Sakuraba
 
23
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (29) 19-3-0
206
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Chris Wade
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#121 LW] Reza Madadi
24
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (36) 15-3-1
205
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Kevin Lee
 
25
 
US Paul Felder  (31) 12-2-0
189
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
26
 
BR Adriano Martins  (33) 28-7-0
186
Last Fight: 10/03/2015 [UFC] vs  [#124 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
27
 
US Diego Sanchez  (34) 26-8-0
170
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Joe Lauzon
28
 
BR Patricky Freire  (30) 16-7-0
169
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#194 LW] Edimilson Souza
 
29
 
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-4-0
164
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 LW] Derek Campos
 
30
 
US James Krause  (30) 23-7-0
164
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#119 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
31
 
US Joe Lauzon  (32) 25-11-0
163
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#27 LW] Diego Sanchez
32
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (27) 25-5-0
160
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#167 LW] Damir Hadzovic
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Nik Lentz
33
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (32) 32-11-0
156
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
34
23
US Jason High  (34) 20-5-0
154
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#98 LW] Mike Ricci
 
35
1
US Nik Lentz  (31) 26-7-2
153
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Danny Castillo
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#32 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
36
1
US Kevin Lee  (23) 12-2-0
150
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Efrain Escudero
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#56 LW] Jake Matthews
37
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-6-0
150
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#168 LW] Caros Fodor
 
38
2
US Dave Jansen  (36) 20-4-0
149
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 LW] Marcin Held
 
39
 
RU Murad Machaev  (29) 18-1-0
146
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#46 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
40
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (25) 11-0-0
146
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [#116 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
 
41
 
US Brian Foster  (32) 25-9-0
146
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#9 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
42
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (27) 13-1-0
145
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#128 LW] Joe Proctor
 
43
 
UK Ross Pearson  (31) 19-10-0
143
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Chad Laprise
Next Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#30 LW] James Krause
44
 
US Bobby Green  (29) 23-7-0
141
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
45
 
UK Steven Ray  (26) 19-5-0
141
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#188 WW] Mickael Lebout
 
46
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 34-4-0
139
Last Fight: 5/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#206 LW] Jorge Patino
 
47
 
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (31) 12-2-0
136
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
48
 
US Derek Anderson  (26) 13-2-0
133
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 LW] Patricky Freire
 
49
77
CA Jason Saggo  (30) 12-2-0
132
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Leandro Silva
 
50
1
US Abel Trujillo  (32) 14-6-0
132
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#148 LW] Jordan Rinaldi
 

Issue Date: 6/19/2016 (Official Release: #491)

Previous Official Release: 6/12/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#76] Desmond Green+, [#127] Jason Fischer*, [#146] Luis Palomino-, [#254] Carrington Banks+, [#258] Kurt Kinser*, [#364] Dzhihad Yunusov-, [#394] Roman Avdaljan!, [#402] Justin Reiswerg!, [#411] Mateusz Teodorczuk*, [#433] Dioginis Souza-, [#452] Mohammed Trigui*, [#513] Anthony Christodoulou+, [#542] Artem Shokalo+, [#563] Abdula Dadaev!, [#580] Desmond Hill+

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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