Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

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
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (34) 29-5-0
940
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
2
 
US Tony Ferguson  (34) 23-3-0
930
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
3
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (29) 25-0-0
757
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
4
 
BR Edson Barboza  (32) 19-5-0
518
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
5
 
US Dustin Poirier  (29) 22-5-0
444
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
6
1
BR Patricky Freire  (32) 19-8-0
422
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Derek Campos
 
7
1
US Kevin Lee  (25) 16-3-0
404
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
8
 
US Justin Gaethje  (29) 18-1-0
370
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#1 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 4/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Dustin Poirier
9
 
US Paul Felder  (32) 15-3-0
368
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Charles Oliveira
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#14 LW] Al Iaquinta
10
 
US Anthony Pettis  (31) 20-7-0
365
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Dustin Poirier
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Michael Chiesa
11
 
US Ben Henderson  (34) 24-8-0
355
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Patricky Freire
 
12
 
US Brent Primus  (32) 8-0-0
339
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
Next Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
13
 
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-1
317
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [UFC] vs [#52 LW] Bobby Green
14
 
US Al Iaquinta  (30) 14-3-1
313
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 WW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 LW] Paul Felder
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (31) 17-4-0
312
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#46 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
Next Fight: 4/13/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#12 LW] Brent Primus
16
4
US James Vick  (30) 13-1-0
295
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
17
1
US Evan Dunham  (36) 18-6-1
283
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#31 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
18
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (31) 22-3-0
276
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Desmond Green
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Kajan Johnson
19
 
BR Charles Oliveira  (28) 22-8-0
273
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Paul Felder
 
20
3
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (39) 22-6-0
242
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] James Vick
 
21
 
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 24-2-0
209
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Desmond Green
 
22
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (28) 16-4-0
206
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#69 LW] Diego Brandao
Next Fight: 2/22/2018 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#116 LW] Magomedsaygid Alibekov
23
 
US Michael Chiesa  (30) 14-3-0
205
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#10 LW] Anthony Pettis
24
1
US Jim Miller  (34) 28-11-0
195
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
25
1
US Clay Guida  (36) 34-17-0
193
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
26
1
US Nik Lentz  (33) 28-8-2
185
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Will Brooks
 
27
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
184
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Bobby Green
 
28
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (27) 13-0-0
183
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#82 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 3/03/2018 [KSW] vs [#93 LW] Grzegorz Szulakowski
29
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (34) 15-1-0
177
Last Fight: 2/03/2018 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Damir Hadzovic
 
30
6
US Derek Campos  (29) 19-7-0
176
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#6 LW] Patricky Freire
 
31
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (29) 26-5-0
174
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Felipe Silva
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#17 LW] Evan Dunham
32
 
RU Islam Makhachev  (26) 15-1-0
173
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [UFC] vs  [#211 LW] Gleison Tibau
 
33
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (29) 15-1-0
172
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#37 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
Next Fight: 5/05/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#54 LW] Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov
34
16
RU Ali Bagov  (28) 25-10-0
165
Last Fight: 2/16/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 LW] Leandro Silva
 
35
1
US James Krause  (31) 25-7-0
161
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] Alex White
 
36
1
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 17-1-0
159
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#130 LW] Valmir Lazaro
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [Akhmat MMA] vs [#277 WW] Tagir Tagirov
37
1
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 17-4-0
157
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#33 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
 
38
1
NZ Dan Hooker  (28) 15-7-0
156
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
39
1
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
156
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Paul Felder
 
40
1
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 10-2-0
155
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Tony Martin
Next Fight: 2/24/2018 [UFC] vs [#61 LW] Gilbert Burns
41
NR
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (33) 13-2-0
147
Last Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Jared Gordon
 
42
2
SE David Teymur  (28) 7-1-0
146
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#108 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
43
2
PL Marcin Held  (26) 23-7-0
145
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#522 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
 
44
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (33) 22-11-1
142
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] Adriano Martins
Next Fight: 3/17/2018 [UFC] vs [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
45
2
US Will Brooks  (31) 18-4-0
140
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Nik Lentz
 
46
2
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (25) 22-4-0
135
Last Fight: 1/20/2018 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
47
2
US Joshua Aveles  (29) 26-11-2
133
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 LW] Leandro Silva
 
48
2
US Gregor Gillespie   11-0-0
131
Last Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs  [#198 LW] Jordan Rinaldi
 
49
2
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-14-0
130
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Clay Guida
Next Fight: 4/07/2018 [UFC] vs [#269 LW] Chris Gruetzemacher
50
2
US David Rickels  (29) 19-4-0
129
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#109 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 

Issue Date: 2/19/2018 (Official Release: #582)

Previous Official Release: 2/11/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#105] Magomed Mustafaev*, [#148] Joshua Burkman+, [#314] Taigro Costa-, [#527] Amin Ayoub!, [#646] Bryant Whitaker!, [#647] Yuta Kaneko!, [#649] DJuan Owens!, [#650] Kyung Pyo Kim!

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

 



Comments (292)




share this page

    292 Comments


    Have a Comment?

    Please use the box below to submit a comment. Before clicking the "submit" button, review the information above the button, or else your comment is subject to deletion.

    Before asking where a specific fighter is ranked or why they aren't ranked:

    - We update the rankings once per week, usually on Sunday or Monday.

    - Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    - Use the "Fighter Search" option in the upper-right of the page. The fighter may be ranked in a different division.

    - Most of the divisions have multiple pages beyond this one. See the clickable ranges above and below the ranking table.


    Furthermore, we do not maintain the "next fight" data. This is gathered from Sherdog. Any issues regarding this data should be forwarded to them.