Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

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 | 601-650

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
IE Conor McGregor  (28) 21-3-0
1181
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
2
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (33) 28-5-0
887
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Conor McGregor
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#15 LW] Dustin Poirier
3
 
US Tony Ferguson  (33) 22-3-0
798
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
 
4
 
BR Rafael dos Anjos  (32) 25-9-0
719
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
5
 
BR Edson Barboza  (31) 19-4-0
654
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
6
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (28) 24-0-0
461
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Michael Johnson
 
7
 
US Michael Chandler  (30) 16-3-0
420
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 LW] Ben Henderson
 
8
 
US Ben Henderson  (33) 24-7-0
417
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 LW] Michael Chandler
 
9
 
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-2-0
350
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
10
 
US Kevin Lee  (24) 15-2-0
347
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
11
 
US Justin Gaethje  (28) 17-0-0
339
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#70 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
12
 
US Beneil Dariush  (27) 14-3-0
316
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
 
13
 
US Will Brooks  (30) 18-2-0
304
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 WW] Alex Oliveira
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Charles Oliveira
14
 
US Michael Johnson  (30) 17-11-0
291
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
15
 
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 21-5-0
271
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Eddie Alvarez
16
 
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-0
269
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 FW] Rick Glenn
 
17
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (30) 21-3-0
262
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Jason Saggo
 
18
 
US Jim Miller  (33) 28-9-0
228
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
19
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (37) 16-3-1
227
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Adriano Martins
 
20
 
US Diego Sanchez  (35) 27-9-0
227
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Marcin Held
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Al Iaquinta
21
 
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (38) 21-5-0
226
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Kevin Lee
 
22
 
US Joe Lauzon  (32) 27-12-0
224
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Marcin Held
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#47 LW] Stevie Ray
23
 
BR Charles Oliveira  (27) 21-7-0
214
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 FW] Ricardo Lamas
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Will Brooks
24
 
BR Patricky Freire  (31) 17-8-0
212
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Josh Thomson
 
25
 
US Brian Foster  (32) 27-9-0
197
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#70 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
26
 
RU Marat Gafurov  (32) 15-0-0
192
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#104 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
27
 
BR Michel Prazeres  (33) 22-2-0
186
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
28
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (32) 19-2-0
182
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
29
 
US Derek Campos  (28) 18-6-0
181
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 LW] Derek Anderson
 
30
 
PL Marcin Held  (25) 22-6-0
179
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
31
 
US Paul Felder  (31) 13-3-0
178
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#159 LW] Alessandro Ricci
 
32
 
BR Adriano Martins  (34) 28-8-0
173
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Leonardo Santos
 
33
1
US James Vick  (30) 10-1-0
168
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Abel Trujillo
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs [#172 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
34
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (34) 22-6-0
167
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Edson Barboza
 
35
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (28) 25-5-0
161
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#197 LW] Damir Hadzovic
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#105 LW] Joaquim Silva
36
1
BR Joao Zeferino  (31) 21-8-0
157
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#63 LW] Jason High
 
37
1
US James Krause  (30) 23-7-0
156
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Shane Campbell
 
38
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 12-0-0
151
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#230 LW] Renato Gomes Gabriel
 
39
 
RU Islam Makhachev  (25) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Nik Lentz
 
40
 
US Josh Thomson  (38) 22-9-0
149
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#24 LW] Patricky Freire
 
41
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 15-4-0
147
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#76 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
42
 
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 20-5-1
144
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#124 LW] Pat Healy
 
43
 
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 9-2-0
143
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Drew Dober
 
44
 
BR Diego Brandao  (29) 21-11-0
142
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#71 LW] Murad Machaev
 
45
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
142
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#100 WW] Ali Bagov
 
46
 
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
142
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#29 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 5/19/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#43 WW] Michael Page
47
 
UK Stevie Ray  (26) 20-6-0
134
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#22 LW] Joe Lauzon
48
15
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
132
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#131 LW] Reza Madadi
 
49
1
RU Khusein Khaliev   16-1-0
130
Last Fight: 10/04/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#116 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
50
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#162 WW] Brandon Girtz
 

Issue Date: 3/19/2017 (Official Release: #532)

Previous Official Release: 3/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#118] Ozzy Dugulubgov*, [#129] Danny Castillo*, [#440] Jonathan Nunez*, [#645] Alonzo Martinez!, [#646] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#647] Heber Federico Pereyra!, [#648] Juan Pablo Varela!, [#649] Kenny Licea!, [#650] Jacek Kreft!

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 | 601-650

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