Issue Date: 11/16/2014 (Official Release: #401)

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
611
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
1
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
1
US Gilbert Melendez  (32) 22-3-0
447
Last Fight: 10/19/2013 [UFC] vs  [#18 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
3
US Will Brooks  (28) 15-1-0
402
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
8
1
US Eddie Alvarez  (30) 25-4-0
310
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
9
1
US Nate Diaz  (29) 17-9-0
306
Last Fight: 11/30/2013 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Gray Maynard
Next Fight: 12/13/2014 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Rafael dos Anjos
10
1
US Myles Jury  (26) 15-0-0
305
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Takanori Gomi
Next Fight: 1/03/2015 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Donald Cerrone
11
1
US Bobby Green  (28) 23-5-0
294
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Josh Thomson
 
12
1
US Josh Thomson  (36) 20-7-0
281
Last Fight: 7/26/2014 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Bobby Green
 
13
1
US Michael Johnson  (28) 15-8-0
269
Last Fight: 3/08/2014 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
14
1
US Jorge Masvidal  (30) 28-8-0
262
Last Fight: 9/27/2014 [UFC] vs  [#53 LW] James Krause
Next Fight: 1/18/2015 [UFC] vs [#51 LW] Norman Parke
15
4
US Michael Chandler  (28) 12-3-0
245
Last Fight: 11/15/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#7 LW] Will Brooks
 
16
 
US Joe Lauzon  (30) 24-9-0
220
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
17
 
US Al Iaquinta  (27) 11-3-1
217
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
18
 
US Diego Sanchez  (32) 25-7-0
210
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
19
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (31) 36-6-0
199
Last Fight: 8/29/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#156 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
20
1
US Justin Gaethje  (26) 12-0-0
196
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#149 LW] Nick Newell
 
21
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (28) 17-2-0
196
Last Fight: 6/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Ben Henderson
 
22
 
US Dave Jansen  (35) 20-2-0
191
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Rick Hawn
 
23
 
BR Gleison Tibau  (31) 31-10-0
191
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Piotr Hallmann
 
24
 
BR Edson Barboza  (28) 14-2-0
186
Last Fight: 7/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Evan Dunham
 
25
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (30) 17-1-0
185
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Rodrigo Damm
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#48 LW] Elias Silverio
26
 
PL Marcin Held  (22) 20-3-0
183
Last Fight: 9/26/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#52 LW] Patricky Freire
 
27
 
US Melvin Guillard  (31) 32-13-2
181
Last Fight: 7/05/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#87 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
28
 
US Jim Miller  (31) 24-5-0
180
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
170
Last Fight: 10/24/2014 [BellatorFC] vs  [#22 LW] Dave Jansen
 
31
 
US Beneil Dariush  (25) 9-1-0
167
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#41 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  [#121 LW] Tyson Griffin
 
34
 
UK Ross Pearson  (30) 16-8-0
164
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
35
 
US Abel Trujillo  (31) 12-5-0
157
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#77 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
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (28) 11-2-0
143
Last Fight: 5/24/2014 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Al Iaquinta
 
38
1
US Gray Maynard  (35) 11-4-1
143
Last Fight: 8/16/2014 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Ross Pearson
 
39
 
PE Luis Palomino  (34) 23-9-0
143
Last Fight: 8/09/2014 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#101 LW] Lewis Gonzalez
 
40
 
JP Koji Ando  (29) 11-3-2
143
Last Fight: 11/07/2014 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#349 LW] Zorobabel Moreira
 
41
 
US Carlos Diego Ferreira  (29) 11-1-0
141
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
42
 
US Michael Chiesa  (26) 11-2-0
139
Last Fight: 9/05/2014 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
43
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (36) 35-10-0
139
Last Fight: 9/20/2014 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Myles Jury
 
44
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres   18-1-0
136
Last Fight: 3/23/2014 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
45
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (27) 15-3-0
135
Last Fight: 10/04/2014 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#190 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
46
 
PL Piotr Hallmann  (27) 15-3-0
134
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
47
 
BR Leonardo Santos  (34) 13-3-1
133
Last Fight: 9/13/2014 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
48
 
BR Elias Silverio  (28) 11-0-0
130
Last Fight: 5/31/2014 [UFC] vs  [#194 FW] Ernest Chavez
Next Fight: 12/20/2014 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Rashid Magomedov
49
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (28) 9-0-0
128
Last Fight: 10/25/2014 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Christos Giagos
 
50
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (31) 12-0-0
127
Last Fight: 2/01/2014 [UFC] vs  [#79 LW] John Makdessi
 

Issue Date: 11/16/2014 (Official Release: #401)

Previous Official Release: 11/09/2014

Fighters who have dropped out: [#255] Mike Budnik*, [#279] Dominique Robinson*, [#385] Seung Hwa Han-, [#416] Yair Rodriguez-, [#422] Justin Reiswerg!, [#470] Ary Santos+, [#474] Jose Alberto Quinonez-, [#493] Keigo Hirayama!, [#518] Keith Richardson-, [#522] Glen Ranillo!, [#536] Jordan Bailey-

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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