Lightweight

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.

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)
Rating Formula:
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
51  
PE Claudio Puelles  (26) 12-4-0
167
Last Fight: 11/12/2022 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Dan Hooker
 
52  
US Yancy Medeiros  (35) 16-8-0
165
Last Fight: 4/23/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#135 LW] Emmanuel Sanchez
 
53  
GE Guram Kutateladze  (31) 12-3-0
165
Last Fight: 6/18/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Damir Ismagulov
 
54  
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (27) 14-5-0
163
Last Fight: 9/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] John Makdessi
 
55  
RU Mukhamed Kokov   18-7-0
163
Last Fight: 6/17/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#137 LW] Vener Galiev
 
56  
US Brent Primus  (37) 11-3-0
159
Last Fight: 6/24/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#25 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
57  
US Jeremy Stephens  (36) 29-21-0
159
Last Fight: 11/25/2022 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#15 LW] Natan Schulte
 
58  
US Clay Guida  (41) 38-22-0
157
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [NR] Scott Holtzman
 
59  
BR Herdeson Batista  (30) 18-7-0
154
Last Fight: 12/16/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#107 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
60  
US Sidney Outlaw  (30) 16-5-0
150
Last Fight: 7/22/2022 [BellatorFC] vs  [#20 LW] Tofiq Musayev
Next Fight: 5/12/2023 [BellatorFC] vs [#30 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
61  
MX Rafa Garcia  (28) 15-3-0
149
Last Fight: 12/17/2022 [UFC] vs  [#201 LW] Maheshate Hayisaer
 
62  
BR Luiz Gustavo  (26) 12-2-0
147
Last Fight: 9/25/2022 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#205 LW] Juri Ohara
 
63  
BR Daniel Torres  (28) 14-5-0
146
Last Fight: 6/18/2022 [KSW] vs  [#214 LW] Borys Mankowski
 
64  
RU Alexander Matmuratov  (33) 14-5-0
146
Last Fight: 11/18/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#87 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
65  
NZ Brad Riddell  (31) 10-4-0
145
Last Fight: 11/12/2022 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Renato Carneiro
 
66  
BR Felipe Froes  (31) 22-6-1
145
Last Fight: 12/23/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#233 LW] Bayzet Khatkhokhu
 
67 1
US Thanh Le  (37) 13-3-0
144
Last Fight: 8/26/2022 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#39 LW] Kai Tang
 
68 1
US Vinc Pichel  (40) 14-3-0
144
Last Fight: 4/09/2022 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Mark O. Madsen
 
69 1
RU Yusuf Raisov  (27) 20-3-0
142
Last Fight: 1/27/2023 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#373 LW] Alain Ilunga
 
70 1
BR Hacran Dias  (38) 27-8-1
142
Last Fight: 12/16/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#109 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
71 2
US Jared Gordon  (34) 19-6-0
142
Last Fight: 12/10/2022 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Paddy Pimblett
Next Fight: 4/22/2023 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Bobby Green
72  
PL Mateusz Rebecki  (30) 17-1-0
141
Last Fight: 1/14/2023 [UFC] vs  [#395 LW] Nick Fiore
 
73  
PL Roman Szymanski  (29) 17-6-0
140
Last Fight: 1/21/2023 [KSW] vs  [#164 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
74  
RU Rashid Magomedov  (38) 25-6-1
138
Last Fight: 7/22/2022 [Absolute Championship Akhmat] vs  [#32 LW] Ali Bagov
 
75  
US Michael Johnson  (36) 21-18-0
136
Last Fight: 12/03/2022 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Marc Diakiese
 

Issue Date: 1/29/2023 (Official Release: #851)

Previous Official Release: 1/22/2023

Fighters who have dropped out: [#230] Max Coga-, [#301] Daisuke Nakamura-, [#313] Aiden Lee+, [#377] Kendly St. Louis+, [#384] Achilles Estremadura*, [#400] Vladimir Lengal-, [#495] Niklas Stolze+, [#519] Joelson Nascimento+, [#543] Matheus Rocha!, [#595] Zaur Gadzhiev!, [#638] Alan Parra Villalba-, [#653] Viacheslav Pilipenko!, [#714] Michael Deiga Scheck-, [#717] Scottie Stockman+, [#737] Harel Cohen+, [#749] Rhalber Bernardo!, [#750] Konstantinos Ntelis!

Drop out symbols: * = Inactive (450d), + = Moved Divisions (Up), - = Moved Divisions (Down), % = Forced, ! = Results/Other

<<< Ranked Fighters: 51-75 >>>

496 Comments

  1. rob August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    Leszek Krakowski is Polish not english

  2. Chromium August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    Man, it’s annoying when people don’t get the Inactivity rule (450 days), even when it’s bolded.

  3. Jordan Penwell August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    I Agree with sanders except to say that st. pierre isn’t a lightweight. but if Faber beats mike brown he should be forced to go up a weight class and fight tyson griffin again and then get a title shot
    or go down one and fight miguel torres then go up after he beats that ass

  4. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    Give the guys outside the UFC some credit? Have you seen Aoki at 2? Hirota at 3? Alvarez at 5?

  5. Mike T August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    I don’t see why Melendez is not #3. Is it because of his suspension? Did Aoki’s recent win catapult him above Melendez really?

  6. LOCO-PLATA August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    I just wanna know why Satoru Kitaoka is ranked higher than BJ Penn??

    Satoru Kitaoka is a no-name who fights no-bodies in a weak orginization. He hasn’t fought top contenders except Takanori Gomi. and he has 8 losses to more no-bodies.

    BJ fights in a tough orginization with the best fighters in the world and he’s the champ. and his 5 losses are to beasts. Here’s his losses… 2 losses to a welterweight GSP (current UFC champ) 1 loss to a light-heavy weight lyoto machida (current UFC champ) 1 loss to welterweight matt hughes (former UFC champ) and 1 loss to jens pulver (former UFC champ). He has beaten 4 former champs and top contenders in the lightweight and welterweight divisions and he is 1 of 2 fighters in the UFC to have won belts in more than 1 weight class. BJ deserves to be number 1 plain and simple.

  7. Tim August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    Are you serious about these rankings. Kenny Florian beats Guida and you move him up 4 spots for beating someone everybody has beaten. Sanchez gets totally rocked to the point of embarrassment and he is still 8th. C’mon. Give the guys outside UFC some credit.

  8. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    If Aoki wins, he’s got a shot at #1.

  9. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    We MIGHT start considering the point difference in UDs for 5 round fights… If that was the case, Cerrone would not have dropped quite as far.

  10. Steven Walk August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    The thing with BJ Penn is that of his 5 losses, 2 were to GSP at 170, one was to Matt Hughes at 170, one was to Lyoto Machida (a much bigger man) in an openweight fight, and ONLY 1 was at 155, to Jens Pulver (which was a split decision that many people thought Penn won). Since decision wins/losses aren’t true wins/losses, it is noteworthy that his non-decision record is 10-2 (those losses being to GSP and Hughes, both at 170). At 155 though, Penn is 9-1-1 (with all but 1 fight in the UFC, the lone exception being a win against Takanori Gomi, ranked 11 in this matrix). If you take away decisions and draws, BJ Penn is 8-0 at 155 (7-0 in the UFC). So when we put things into perspective, we see pretty much all criticism of BJ Penn is due to his performance at weight divisions he really didn’t belong in. The fact is, at 155, he is a king. He only fights in higher weight classes because he’s so dominant at his optimal weight (much like how Anderson Silva has dabbled at 205 and Fedor Emelianenko fights at heavyweight even though he could cut to 205 if he chose to). Some people have even made the dubious claim that GSP should go to middleweight because he’s just so freaking dominant at 170.

    The point is, BJ Penn is king of the 155 world. BJP is B-E-A-S-T.

  11. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Penn’s lead was narrow and he hasn’t won in about 14 months.

    This is the first time I know of that a UFC contender rose above a champion.

  12. james sanders August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    okay quizza what you put up there is a list of names that to which only 1 stands out PENN i said faber vs penn needs to happen well i can see how you could misinterpret the rest out of all those who is going to beat penn not one of them florian will be destroyed in the first round then whose next man bj will become coutre hes gonna see theres no challenge for him and then ufc will make an interm belt and then they’ll bring faber or brown and that matchup on a card with coutre vs emelianenko

  13. Richy Lujan August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Efrain Escudero! (12-0) is unranked while John Mahlow (12-10) is your number 48. i have to figure out this scoring system.

    Richard Crunkilton Jr (16-2) only losses are to Hermes and Razor.

    and honestly i love your rankings!
    very complete minus a few names. but out of 100 guys per weight class. very impressive. good job.

  14. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Ok so WEC has moved him to 12-1. We’ll do the same.

  15. MARVIN August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    it is what it is

  16. Aaron Havill August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    not saying i disagree with what you said but i do think he could beat maynard(dont think they will fight cause’ they are team mates)also eddie alvarez, and you might think im crazy but i also think he could be florian. just my opinion.

  17. Jayson Cooper August 20, 2018 at 4:54 am Reply

    Hello,

    Matt Ricehouse defeated Ryan Coture 6/24/11 on Strikeforce but I don’t see him ranked at 155. Here’s his bio on mma.tv.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/FE3F39059C38A0D2/Matt-Ricehouse/

    Best Regards,

    Jayson

  18. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reply

    And Dustin Poirier is now #1 LW in the world. Ugh what a mess.

    • gloom August 20, 2018 at 1:45 am Reply

      Makes more sense than Khabib

      • oleg August 20, 2018 at 6:47 am Reply

        Khabib was never ranked #1 – not by us at least

        • gloom August 20, 2018 at 6:49 am Reply

          I’m talking about the UFC. This rankings is pretty accurate tbh, Eddie is the former lightweight champion after all

  19. Free Palestine August 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Hey bro, I like that “Show Undefeated Fighters Only” has a checkbox. It’s cool to look at the list like that.

  20. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm Reply

    Of course McGregor will drop out after 450.

    Don’t know what to tell you about Alvarez and Ferguson. That’s how the points break down.

  21. Jack August 19, 2018 at 11:31 pm Reply

    Alvarez #2 and Ferguson #3…Really??…No. You need to fix that.

    Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED…that happens to Mcgregor real soon. Will you follow your own rules? I hope so.

  22. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    diego was great at 170
    he was to heavy at 185
    he will be fine at 155 and he will be a contender because he is a great fighter for any division and very strong for 155
    he picked up stevenson with one arm

  23. LOCO-PLATA August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Why the hell is Diego Sanchez ranked so high?? #5 That’s stupid. He has only fought at 155 once. And the guy he beat was Joe Stevenson who’s ranked #32. I hope you guys aren’t going off of his win over Ken-flo which was at 185 and over 4 years ago. You can’t translate that win into this weight class. Especially when he looked so emaciated in his last fight you can tell he cut too much weight and cutting weight like that is bad it’s gonna catch up with him if he keeps doing it. He wont be successful at LW.

  24. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    if sanchez beats guida he should get a title shot without a doubt

  25. Richard August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    The rankings are not division specific.

  26. Jordan Penwell August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    i hate these submission guys get ranked so high. it bothers me cuz they have no stand up and other people can submit too. doubt the top guy could beat b.j. penn. diego sanchez is going to be a contender very very soon. Where is Guida on this list? am i just blind?

  27. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Serg,

    I didn’t see the fight. More importantly, the ranking system doesn’t have an ability to “see” fights. All we have is the official decision, which list this fight as a corner stoppage after round 1.

    Was there some controversy?

  28. Ryan August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Correction lol

    1 Rafael Dos Anjos
    2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
    3 Eddie Alvarez
    4 Tony Ferguson
    5 Nate Diaz
    6 Edson Barboza
    7 Anthony Pettis
    8 Donald Cerrone
    9 Michael Chiesa
    10 Al Iaquinta

  29. John N. August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Wow. Dos Anjos all the way to 2? Figured he’d go to 4 being that he just lost to Khabib 4 months ago who hasn’t lost since.

  30. Mario August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    How is Patricky ranked better then my boy Derek Anderson. My boy is undefeated and already beat patricky.
    http://WWW.ILLUSIVECG.COM
    ILLUSIVE COMBAT GEAR.

  31. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Aoki rebounded with a win over Kawajiri. There is no blocking here. Melendez was pretty low when he beat Aoki, so a good win by Aoki placed him higher, but just barely.

  32. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Recommended daily Allowance?

    Rafael dos Anjos?

  33. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    The win was more than enough to leapfrog Khabib.

  34. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I don’t think that winning 4 rounds and getting sumbitted in the fifth is anything like losing a split decision…

    The scores in a fight that was finished are not relevant.

  35. Metcalf August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Personally, I would do it based upon judges and media scoring.

    For instance, Sonnen winning all 4 rounds on every medi outlet and judges score cards but getting submiited in the 5th.

    Khabilov won Rd 1 on everyone’s scorecards, but it was split the next two.

    Only about Half the media outlets had scored the fight for Khabilov ahd it been a 3 rounder…so I’m not sure if you would add points for thta. However, if it were like Sonnen/Silva 1 where its unanimously all for one guy and then the other guy pulls off a come from behind victory then you could treat it like a split decision almost.

  36. Mario August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Eddie alvarez should be #4 and not6

  37. Neo August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Matt, the problem with your ideas is something of an algorithmic issue.

    Here’s a simple example of why your idea doesn’t necessarily work, in a hypothetical situation.

    Start of the scenario.
    3 fighters: a, b, c
    a ranked #15
    b ranked #20
    c ranked #100

    c beats b, c raised to #34, b falls to #35.

    Then, b beats a, say 2 months later…
    b raises to #19, a falls to #20. How you’d suggest it, c should then raise to #18.

    What happens if another 2 months later, a beats c?
    You would have in 4 months one fighter beats another, who beats the first. A mess of a circle.

    That’s the problem with what you suggest, unfortunately.

  38. tomb August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    hey this saya it was updated on 1/02/2011 but shows aoki’s last fight as 10/24/2010? didn’t he get KTFO on new years eve against that K1 guy by a knee to the chin ? or that fight doesn’t count.

  39. Mariano August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Why is shinya aoki above Melendez after melendez completely dominated him?

  40. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I see him at #318

  41. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    There’s no way Melendez deserves to be 2nd.

  42. marvin August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I just don’t quite understand how melendez is at 4 he should be a clear #2 in my opinion

  43. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I could counter that by saying it was a bad style matchup for Aoki, and he’s recently the better, and more proven fighter outside of that one match.

    We rank based on points.. that’s really the end-all.

  44. Jonathan August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Nate Diaz last fought Don Hyun Kim at WELTERWEIGHT. Go to the top right corner of the page and write his name into fighter search if you can’t find it. He is ranked at #29 at Welterweight. He lost his last fight, after all.

  45. Jonathan August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    By the way, how do you have Gray Maynard below both Nate Diaz and Kenny Florian, when he beat both of them? He just went to a draw with the Lightweight champ, so where else does he belong but #2?

    Also, that’s not a top ten, that’s a top 5. Maybe we’re not the mongoloids here.

  46. Richard Wade August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    What’s the deal with Brian Cobb? Seriously, how’d that happen?

  47. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    a guy, needs to read the faq questions and than edit his comment

  48. MikeZ August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Where’s Charles Oliveria?

  49. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    We’ll fix. Sherdog had him listed as Mexican for a long time.

  50. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Then Matt, how far back would you go to make such an adjustment to keep Melendez over Aoki? If the fight was 1 year back, would that be OK? How about 2? This is very subjective. What if Aoki reeled off three wins against Top 10 competition and Melendez still hasn’t had another fight?

    We rank on points and the points that Aoki earned in his win over Kawajiri put him back over Melendez.

  51. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Doesn’t count. Hybrid rules.

  52. Matt August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Well if it was a year or two back, then I could see that. Were the fighters have changed, gotten better and worse. But since it was only what 4 months ago, I don’t believe that he should get the nod to be ranked higher.

  53. Matt August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    As I do respect BJ Penn, im not to big of a fan of him. I would like to see a Maynard-Edgar rematch, and also the winner fight Gilbert Melendez. UFC and Strikeforce need to do a UFC vs Strikeforce PPV. About every year. It would be like WWE’s “Wrestle Mania”

  54. iverbure August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Artiom Damkovsky won his last fight.

  55. aidan August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    every name is being showed twice!
    is anyone else seeing this?

  56. overhand right August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    thanks

  57. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    ~23?

  58. tomb August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    how come aoki is above melendez when he beat him so decisively in the bout they had?

  59. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    I suppose that’s fair… and as Zuffa strengthens their monopoly you’ll see less unusual discrepancies like this near the top anyway.

  60. PAWMAN August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    VARNER AT 30 IS A TOTAL JOKE. HE IS BACK, AND WHEN HE GETS HIS REMATCH WITH BENSON, HE WILL KHTFO, JUST LIKE HE DID BARBO. ALL THE OTHER “FLUFFERS” THAT YOU HAVE RANKED AHEAD OF JAMIE, WILL BE DEFEATED IF THEY FACE HIM, PERIOD. WATCH AND SEE AND LEARN.

  61. Michael August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Whay is Jadamba Narantungalag ranked at #11. Is it becuase of his wins over Yokota and Gono. I understand that it helps his ranking, but should he really be ranked that highly after only 6 fights and 2 of those being losses?

  62. the dude August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Before I explain why Clay Guida is MMA’s most boring fighter (tied with Jon Fitch) let me say: I like The Carpenter as a man, especially his minimalist way of life and use of The Big Lebowski as a source of wisdom. That said, I hate fighters who try to win 3 round decisions. He is great at takedowns and staying on top, but never looks for submissions (unless a choke falls in his lap). Plus, with very little punching power, he rarely hurts his opponent (his shoulder-barges vs. Pettis were embarrassing). He was constantly on top, but Pettis was the only one in the ring looking even somewhat dangerous, always searching for a submission & trying to END the fight (which should be the goal & be rewarded by the inept judges). The reason I hate 3 round fights is that guys like Guida & Fitch can milk out decisions without ever landing a big punch or attempting a sub. Arrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!

  63. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Dos Anjos #2 is gone 🙂

  64. CCC August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Hows does Maynard receive 100 pts for the draw and Edgar lose points? Or is it since nobody is clearly better since they drew, they are of equal ranking?? Hard to believe someone can jump rank in the top 5 with a draw.

  65. Marvin August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    My opinion Anthony Pettis and Ben Henderson should be ahead of Shinya Aoki with ease, but hey i know these are Computerized rankings.

  66. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Pat Healy is the new Brian Cobb 🙂

  67. justin August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    I scroll down to the comments to complain about Aoki above Melendez, and someone already beat me to it.

  68. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Edgar’s position is pretty well established. When a fighter stands to lose points, if they are established.. they tend to lose less, while the fighter that stands to gain will pick up a majority of that movement. A draw always brings the two fighters closer together in rating…

  69. Matt August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    I think Melendez should be ranked at 3, but not ahead of either Penn or Edgar.

  70. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    We’ll fix that one. Thanks ivan.

  71. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Yes, yes.

  72. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Aoki’s 3 recent wins were enough to push him over Melendez, who hasn’t fought since.

  73. Tjmcelduff315 August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Gregor Gillespie should be on this list. Undefeated and running through opponents.

  74. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    I’ll take a look and see if there’s anything out of the ordinary there.

  75. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Siver/Guillard was THREE years ago.

  76. The Xperience August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Siver tops Guillard? y’all must be kiddin’ !! Melvin knocked Siver the f**k out in the first round and has fought tougher competition.. he’s every lightweights WORST nightmare… cant wait to see him destroy Miller/Maynard/Edgar… !!

  77. the dude August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Never thought I’d be saying this, but: Melvin Guillard is the best Lightweight in the UFC. The only thing that can stop him getting the UFC belt is if Gilbert Melendez, the only LW in MMA who’d beat him, somehow unifies the 2 belts before he gets a shot at Edgar/Maynard. (Assuming he’s finally learned to defend the Guillotine!!!)

  78. Tjmcelduff315 August 12, 2018 at 9:22 am Reply

    Gregor Gillespie should be on this list. Undefeated and running through opponents.

  79. Vitor Huerta July 31, 2018 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Alan Patrick being ranked higher than Taisumov is kinda weird, considering he KO’d him

  80. Vitor Huerta August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Alan Patrick being ranked higher than Taisumov is kinda weird, considering he KO’d him

  81. oleg July 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm Reply

    And Dustin Poirier is now #1 LW in the world. Ugh what a mess.

    • gloom July 30, 2018 at 1:10 am Reply

      Makes more sense than Khabib

      • oleg July 30, 2018 at 9:16 am Reply

        Khabib was never ranked #1 – not by us at least

        • gloom August 3, 2018 at 1:53 am Reply

          I’m talking about the UFC. This rankings is pretty accurate tbh, Eddie is the former lightweight champion after all

  82. oleg July 24, 2018 at 4:25 pm Reply

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  84. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:13 pm Reply

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  86. Boris July 12, 2018 at 12:47 am Reply

    i guess i dont understand how this ranking system works.

  87. Boris August 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reply

    i guess i dont understand how this ranking system works.

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  92. Free Palestine April 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm Reply

    Hey bro, I like that “Show Undefeated Fighters Only” has a checkbox. It’s cool to look at the list like that.

  93. Panic February 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Nice.

  94. Panic August 19, 2018 at 11:25 pm Reply

    Nice.

  95. oleg January 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Of course McGregor will drop out after 450.

    Don’t know what to tell you about Alvarez and Ferguson. That’s how the points break down.

  96. Jack January 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Alvarez #2 and Ferguson #3…Really??…No. You need to fix that.

    Fighters who have not fought in 450 days or more ARE NOT RANKED…that happens to Mcgregor real soon. Will you follow your own rules? I hope so.

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  98. giulio morgante September 5, 2017 at 3:15 am Reply

    Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

  99. giulio morgante August 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

  100. oleg October 25, 2016 at 11:33 am Reply

    Serg,

    I didn’t see the fight. More importantly, the ranking system doesn’t have an ability to “see” fights. All we have is the official decision, which list this fight as a corner stoppage after round 1.

    Was there some controversy?

  101. Serg October 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm Reply

    absolutely do not agree with such a fall of Oleg Bogov after a fight with Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov … you have seen the fight?

  102. Serg August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    absolutely do not agree with such a fall of Oleg Bogov after a fight with Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov … you have seen the fight?

  103. John July 8, 2016 at 8:09 am Reply

    I haven’t commented in here in a while. It was actually when McGregor fought Diaz and then Diaz was then ranked #5 at Welterweight and now Diaz is #2 Lightweight. How so? McGregor, whom I’m not a fan of is ranked behind Edgar but McGregor is undefeated and Champion at Featherweight while Max Holloway is ranked above Aldo but Aldo is ranked higher than him on the P4P list? They are P4P the same weight. And I’ll be done complaining after this one because I do like your rankings a lot but they just seem a little out of sync at times and questionable. How is Edson Barboza ranked above Tony Ferguson?

  104. John August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    I haven’t commented in here in a while. It was actually when McGregor fought Diaz and then Diaz was then ranked #5 at Welterweight and now Diaz is #2 Lightweight. How so? McGregor, whom I’m not a fan of is ranked behind Edgar but McGregor is undefeated and Champion at Featherweight while Max Holloway is ranked above Aldo but Aldo is ranked higher than him on the P4P list? They are P4P the same weight. And I’ll be done complaining after this one because I do like your rankings a lot but they just seem a little out of sync at times and questionable. How is Edson Barboza ranked above Tony Ferguson?

  105. Vincent May 10, 2016 at 10:07 am Reply

    Damien Lapilus isn’t Belgian, he’s French.
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Damien-Lapilus-87477

  106. Vincent August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Damien Lapilus isn’t Belgian, he’s French.
    http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Damien-Lapilus-87477

  107. oleg April 27, 2016 at 10:42 am Reply

    The length of inactivity is what makes the difference. A fighter’s rating decays drastically after 450 days of inactivity; Jones fought very shortly after the 450-day timeline whereas Khabib was out for much longer.

    The other factor is the fighter’s rating before they went inactive. Before Jones went inactive, he was #1 with more than twice the rating points than the next contender: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=102&Division=2&Page=1

    Before Khabib went inactive, he was ranked #4 with not that much point separation between him and #5-#10 ranked fighters: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=99&Division=5&Page=1

    So the length of inactivity, combined with significantly higher rating and separation from the pack pre-inactivity, explains why Jones returned to #1 spot whereas Khabib landed at #9 upon his return.

  108. Ryan April 27, 2016 at 10:06 am Reply

    Its simple. Khabib beat RDA when he wasn’t the champ. RDA has the belt so he’s #1. But then by your logic, why is Jon Jones ranked higher than DC? While Jones was inactive, DC beat Johnson and Gustafson (2 of the best LHWs). And Jones win over OSP should not play any factor. Just like Khabibs win over Horcher.

  109. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    The length of inactivity is what makes the difference. A fighter’s rating decays drastically after 450 days of inactivity; Jones fought very shortly after the 450-day timeline whereas Khabib was out for much longer.

    The other factor is the fighter’s rating before they went inactive. Before Jones went inactive, he was #1 with more than twice the rating points than the next contender: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=102&Division=2&Page=1

    Before Khabib went inactive, he was ranked #4 with not that much point separation between him and #5-#10 ranked fighters: http://www.fightmatrix.com/historical-mma-rankings/generated-historical-rankings/?Issue=99&Division=5&Page=1

    So the length of inactivity, combined with significantly higher rating and separation from the pack pre-inactivity, explains why Jones returned to #1 spot whereas Khabib landed at #9 upon his return.

  110. Ryan August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Its simple. Khabib beat RDA when he wasn’t the champ. RDA has the belt so he’s #1. But then by your logic, why is Jon Jones ranked higher than DC? While Jones was inactive, DC beat Johnson and Gustafson (2 of the best LHWs). And Jones win over OSP should not play any factor. Just like Khabibs win over Horcher.

  111. oleg April 26, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply

    You sit out for two years = your ratings points decay, while active fighters gain more rating points and bypass the inactive ones. That’s how the system works. If you don’t think that’s fair and the only facts that matter is that he is undefeated and has a win over the current champ, why do you have him at #2 in your ranking and not #1?

  112. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    You sit out for two years = your ratings points decay, while active fighters gain more rating points and bypass the inactive ones. That’s how the system works. If you don’t think that’s fair and the only facts that matter is that he is undefeated and has a win over the current champ, why do you have him at #2 in your ranking and not #1?

  113. Ryan April 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm Reply

    The win over Horcher doesnt mean anything lol its about two simple facts…he’s undefeated and beat the champ, anything else is conjecture. And had he beat Fergeson he’d HAVE to be #2 cmon lol

  114. Ryan August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    The win over Horcher doesnt mean anything lol its about two simple facts…he’s undefeated and beat the champ, anything else is conjecture. And had he beat Fergeson he’d HAVE to be #2 cmon lol

  115. oleg April 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Rankings are current. After a year of inactivity your rating begins to decay, and decays more quickly after 450 days. Not fighting for two years wrecked Khabib’s rating, and the win over Horcher doesn’t really help anything. Had he fought Ferguson as planned, he would probably be Top 5 assuming he won.

  116. Ryan April 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm Reply

    Correction lol

    1 Rafael Dos Anjos
    2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
    3 Eddie Alvarez
    4 Tony Ferguson
    5 Nate Diaz
    6 Edson Barboza
    7 Anthony Pettis
    8 Donald Cerrone
    9 Michael Chiesa
    10 Al Iaquinta

  117. Ryan April 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm Reply

    So Khabib is undefeated AND has a win over RDA…but he’s 11? Makes no sense lol

    1 Rafael Dos Anjos
    2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
    3 Eddie Alvarez
    4 Tony Ferguson
    5 Nate Diaz
    6 Anthony Pettis
    7 Edson Barboza
    8 Donald Cerrone
    9 Michael Chiesa
    10 Al Iaquinta

  118. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    Rankings are current. After a year of inactivity your rating begins to decay, and decays more quickly after 450 days. Not fighting for two years wrecked Khabib’s rating, and the win over Horcher doesn’t really help anything. Had he fought Ferguson as planned, he would probably be Top 5 assuming he won.

  119. Ryan August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    So Khabib is undefeated AND has a win over RDA…but he’s 11? Makes no sense lol

    1 Rafael Dos Anjos
    2 Khabib Nurmagomedov
    3 Eddie Alvarez
    4 Tony Ferguson
    5 Nate Diaz
    6 Anthony Pettis
    7 Edson Barboza
    8 Donald Cerrone
    9 Michael Chiesa
    10 Al Iaquinta

  120. oleg December 13, 2015 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Hard to say. Dunham looked really good this weekend. Barboza looked good until he got submitted. But he was also fighting a much better opponent. Dunham vs Barboza would be a great fight to make.

  121. Serg December 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm Reply

    do you think Barbosa weaker than Danhem ?

  122. oleg August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    Hard to say. Dunham looked really good this weekend. Barboza looked good until he got submitted. But he was also fighting a much better opponent. Dunham vs Barboza would be a great fight to make.

  123. Serg August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    do you think Barbosa weaker than Danhem ?

  124. rob November 2, 2015 at 11:48 am Reply

    Leszek Krakowski is Polish not english

  125. Chromium August 19, 2015 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Man, it’s annoying when people don’t get the Inactivity rule (450 days), even when it’s bolded.

  126. UFC 187 Bold Predictions: Who Picks Up the Pieces After Jon Jones' Suspension? – Distinct Athlete May 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm Reply

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  127. Jack February 2, 2015 at 1:13 am Reply

    This ranking is plain wrong.
    Should be:
    1- Pettis
    2- Nurmagomedov
    3- Dos Anjos
    4- Cerrone

  128. Jack August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    This ranking is plain wrong.
    Should be:
    1- Pettis
    2- Nurmagomedov
    3- Dos Anjos
    4- Cerrone

  129. Tomato November 17, 2014 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Gaethje’s last fight is still listed as Newell? Seems off since other fights on the WSOF card have been included in this ratings release.

  130. Tomato August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    Gaethje’s last fight is still listed as Newell? Seems off since other fights on the WSOF card have been included in this ratings release.

  131. jason August 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

    The win was more than enough to leapfrog Khabib.

  132. John N. August 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    Wow. Dos Anjos all the way to 2? Figured he’d go to 4 being that he just lost to Khabib 4 months ago who hasn’t lost since.

  133. oleg June 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm Reply

    I don’t think that winning 4 rounds and getting sumbitted in the fifth is anything like losing a split decision…

    The scores in a fight that was finished are not relevant.

  134. jason June 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    That’s the obvious solve, but how many % of bouts that end in a late-round KO/TKO would we have that info for?

  135. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    That’s the obvious solve, but how many % of bouts that end in a late-round KO/TKO would we have that info for?

  136. Metcalf June 14, 2014 at 3:53 am Reply

    Personally, I would do it based upon judges and media scoring.

    For instance, Sonnen winning all 4 rounds on every medi outlet and judges score cards but getting submiited in the 5th.

    Khabilov won Rd 1 on everyone’s scorecards, but it was split the next two.

    Only about Half the media outlets had scored the fight for Khabilov ahd it been a 3 rounder…so I’m not sure if you would add points for thta. However, if it were like Sonnen/Silva 1 where its unanimously all for one guy and then the other guy pulls off a come from behind victory then you could treat it like a split decision almost.

  137. jason June 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm Reply

    How do you objectively and consistently, register a TKO loss as being “close”?

  138. IcyB June 9, 2014 at 11:22 am Reply

    Rustam really should go up, and Diego should not move. Your system gives points for quality performances right? Like having a close fight with a much higher ranked opponent. Considering Benson has only lost once (to the champion) since joining the UFC, and Rustam was, well, appropriately ranked at #18…I think the fact that it was such a close fight should give him points. He got finished yes, but if that were a 3 rounder, then he may have possibly won.

    I’m pretty sure you guys do give points based on quality performances.

    In the case of Diego, he won, so he gets some points…but it really has to be the least amount of points possible.

  139. jason August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    How do you objectively and consistently, register a TKO loss as being “close”?

  140. IcyB August 20, 2018 at 5:06 am Reply

    Rustam really should go up, and Diego should not move. Your system gives points for quality performances right? Like having a close fight with a much higher ranked opponent. Considering Benson has only lost once (to the champion) since joining the UFC, and Rustam was, well, appropriately ranked at #18…I think the fact that it was such a close fight should give him points. He got finished yes, but if that were a 3 rounder, then he may have possibly won.

    I’m pretty sure you guys do give points based on quality performances.

    In the case of Diego, he won, so he gets some points…but it really has to be the least amount of points possible.

  141. oleg April 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Recommended daily Allowance?

    Rafael dos Anjos?

  142. efagundes April 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm Reply

    What is RdA?

  143. efagundes August 20, 2018 at 5:04 am Reply

    What is RdA?

  144. jason April 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm Reply

    Blocked by RdA

  145. efagundes April 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm Reply

    Why Cerrone lost 2 positions?

  146. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Blocked by RdA

  147. efagundes August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Why Cerrone lost 2 positions?

  148. Mario April 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm Reply

    How is Patricky ranked better then my boy Derek Anderson. My boy is undefeated and already beat patricky.
    http://WWW.ILLUSIVECG.COM
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  149. Brad December 26, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

    Chandler isnt top 10 dude would lose to top 15 ufc fighters, bellator isnt the same lvl

  150. Brad August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Chandler isnt top 10 dude would lose to top 15 ufc fighters, bellator isnt the same lvl

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    Why there is not a fighter in rating Vasiliy Fedorych (Lightweight)?

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    Why there is not a fighter in rating Vasiliy Fedorych?

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    Why there is not a fighter in rating Vasiliy Fedorych (Lightweight)?

  155. Vitaliy Vovk August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Why there is not a fighter in rating Vasiliy Fedorych?

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  172. oleg July 19, 2013 at 11:14 am Reply

    What did Barboza do to deserve a Top-10 ranking? He was on the way up but the Varner loss was a big set-back, and his two opponents since then have done very little to increase his rating.

    He may very well be a Top-10 level lightweight but he has to beat some higher ranked guys to show it.

  173. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    What did Barboza do to deserve a Top-10 ranking? He was on the way up but the Varner loss was a big set-back, and his two opponents since then have done very little to increase his rating.

    He may very well be a Top-10 level lightweight but he has to beat some higher ranked guys to show it.

  174. martin July 18, 2013 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Edson Barboza should easily be in the top 10 in the lightweight division, i respect this site alot but guys?????? come one…..

  175. martin August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Edson Barboza should easily be in the top 10 in the lightweight division, i respect this site alot but guys?????? come one…..

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    Huh?

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    Huh?

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    Really? Jim Miller moves up 5 spots because he could beat a stoner?

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  185. jason April 29, 2013 at 10:33 am Reply

    The reporting from Louisiana and neighboring states sucks. I will do the best I can to complete the record, but you may want to reach out to Sherdog. Even if we get your son’s record straight, his opponents’ records will still be incomplete and this will hurt his rating.

  186. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    The reporting from Louisiana and neighboring states sucks. I will do the best I can to complete the record, but you may want to reach out to Sherdog. Even if we get your son’s record straight, his opponents’ records will still be incomplete and this will hurt his rating.

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  192. jason February 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Tim, if you finish your opponent, you should be ranked.

  193. Tim Smith February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Good day,

    I am the unified champ and fighting Merrick Duggan for my title defense march 29. 155lbs 12-7 MMA

    Is it possible to register my name of fighter matrix.

    Thanks

  194. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Tim, if you finish your opponent, you should be ranked.

  195. Tim Smith August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Good day,

    I am the unified champ and fighting Merrick Duggan for my title defense march 29. 155lbs 12-7 MMA

    Is it possible to register my name of fighter matrix.

    Thanks

  196. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 156 (02-02-2013) January 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

    […] Championship (145) [#2LW/#9DD] Frankie Edgar (15-3-1) vs. [#1/#8DD] Jose Aldo (21-1-0) Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #20 ranked Absolute […]

  197. H2HK MMA News: Brazilian star Jonatas “Peixe Frito” Novaes signs four-fight deal With MFC that launches at Reality Check | Hand2Hand Kombat January 25, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

  198. Jonatas Novaes steps in against Kurt Southern at MFC 36 on Feb. 15 | Pro Fighting Fans: MMA News & Fan Site January 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm Reply

    […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix. […]

  199. Novaes Slides Into Showdown With Southern at MFC 36 | Top MMA News at topmmanews.com January 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm Reply

    […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

  200. Novaes slides into showdown with Southern at MFC 36 January 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm Reply

    […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

  201. Novaes slides into showdown with Southern at MFC 36 | MFC January 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm Reply

    […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

  202. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 7: 1/19/2013 January 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#92] Edson Barboza (10-1-0) vs. [#204] Lucas Martins […]

  203. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: TUF Finale (12-15-2012) December 12, 2012 at 11:01 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#154] Rustam Khabilov (14-1-0) vs. [*] Vinc Pichel […]

  204. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 5 (12-08-2012) December 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply

    […] Championship (155) [#1/#7DD] Ben Henderson (17-2-0) vs. [#4] Nate Diaz (16-7-0) Ben Henderson is the All-Time #11 ranked Lightweight […]

  205. aidan October 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm Reply

    every name is being showed twice!
    is anyone else seeing this?

  206. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 153 (10-13-2012) October 10, 2012 at 11:02 am Reply

    […] (155) [#59] Reza Madadi (12-2-0) vs. [#523] Cristiano Marcello […]

  207. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 5 (10-05-2012) October 4, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#40] Jeremy Stephens (20-8-0) vs. [#50] Yves Edwards (41-18-1) Yves Edwards is the All-Time #16 ranked Lightweight […]

  208. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 152 (9-22-2012) September 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#13] T.J. Grant (18-5-0) vs. [#23] Evan Dunham […]

  209. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 150 (08-11-2012) August 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply

    […] Championship (155) [#1/#5DD] Ben Henderson (16-2-0) vs. [#2/#6DD] Frankie Edgar (14-2-1) Ben Henderson is the All-Time #14 ranked Lightweight […]

  210. jason August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm Reply

    I see him at #318

  211. Jayson Cooper August 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm Reply

    Hello,

    Matt Ricehouse defeated Ryan Coture 6/24/11 on Strikeforce but I don’t see him ranked at 155. Here’s his bio on mma.tv.

    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/FE3F39059C38A0D2/Matt-Ricehouse/

    Best Regards,

    Jayson

  212. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 4 (08-03-2012) August 3, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

    […] Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#29] Joe Lauzon (21-7-0) vs. [#32] Jamie Varner […]

  213. Anton Kuivanen @ UFC! – Sivu 37 July 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm Reply

    […] […]

  214. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 149 (07-17-2012) July 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#74] Anton Kuivanen (16-5-0) vs. [#318] Mitch Clarke […]

  215. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FuelTV 4 (07-09-2012) July 9, 2012 at 10:26 am Reply

    […] (155) [#29] Rafael dos Anjos (16-6-0) vs. [#82] Anthony Njokuani […]

  216. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 147 (07-07-2012) July 3, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    […] (145) [#6] Chad Mendes (11-1-0) vs. [#149LW] Cody McKenzie (13-2-0) Chad Mendes is the All-Time #9 ranked Featherweight […]

  217. ron b. June 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm Reply

    hey pawman. varner needs to get matched with a supposed top 10 like guida or gray maynard. that should boost him up a bit in the rankings. not to mention i personally would love to see either one of those fights….ufc is the best. hey dana keep up the awesome work michigan loves it.

  218. ron b. August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    hey pawman. varner needs to get matched with a supposed top 10 like guida or gray maynard. that should boost him up a bit in the rankings. not to mention i personally would love to see either one of those fights….ufc is the best. hey dana keep up the awesome work michigan loves it.

  219. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX 4 (06-22-2012) June 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#5] Gray Maynard (10-1-1) vs. [#10] Clay Guida (29-12-0) Gray Maynard is the All-Time #9 ranked Lightweight fighter. […]

  220. PAWMAN June 1, 2012 at 10:05 am Reply

    VARNER AT 30 IS A TOTAL JOKE. HE IS BACK, AND WHEN HE GETS HIS REMATCH WITH BENSON, HE WILL KHTFO, JUST LIKE HE DID BARBO. ALL THE OTHER “FLUFFERS” THAT YOU HAVE RANKED AHEAD OF JAMIE, WILL BE DEFEATED IF THEY FACE HIM, PERIOD. WATCH AND SEE AND LEARN.

  221. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale (06-01-2012) May 31, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#304] Joe Proctor (7-1-0) vs. [#427] Jeremy Larsen […]

  222. Cerrone vs Varner III – Page 4 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm Reply

    […] a conversation. PS here's a top 50 list made after the fight; Varner is 30, Barboza is not on it. Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Lightweight. again, don't argue with me about why their list isn't right. thanks. __________________ […]

  223. is LW the best division?? Your curent rankings? – Page 6 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm Reply

    […] by SeattleFightFan gil was pretty much unanimously considered top 3 last week (source, source, source, source.) suck's he'd drop 4 or 5 spots with a win…. well now that its obvious he didnt […]

  224. is LW the best division?? Your curent rankings? – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply

    […] Edge to Melendez. gil was pretty much unanimously considered top 3 last week (source, source, source, source. suck's he'd drop 4 or 5 spots with a win…. __________________ "over a 3rd […]

  225. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 146 (05-26-2012) May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#24] Jacob Volkmann (14-2-0) vs. [#62] Paul Sass […]

  226. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Strikeforce (05-19-2012) May 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm Reply

    […] Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#43] Gesias Cavalcante (16-4-1, 156.0lb) vs. [#226WW] Isaac VallieFlagg (12-3-1, 156.0lb) Gesias Cavalcante is the […]

  227. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV 3 (05-15-2012) May 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm Reply

    […] No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#23] TJ Grant (17-5-0, 155.0lb) vs. [#42WW] Carlo Prater (30-10-1, […]

  228. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel 3 (2012-05-02 May 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#7] Nate Diaz (15-7-0) vs. [#8] Jim Miller (21-3-0) Jim Miller is the All-Time #22 ranked Lightweight […]

  229. tomb April 23, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    glad aoki is finally out of the top 10, down around 20 where he belongs.

  230. tomb August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    glad aoki is finally out of the top 10, down around 20 where he belongs.

  231. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 60 (2012-03-09) March 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm Reply

    […] (145) [#74LW] Daniel Straus (17-4-0) vs. [#38] Jeremy Spoon […]

  232. jason March 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Josh, I won’t oppose or support your claim, because as you dredge into the middle of the rankings, you can argue placements like this in either direction. I’m sure that sounds like a cop out, but it’s really only worth investigating if there is a gross injustice and I don’t see one here.

    Chromium.. Yes. But this division is so competitive .. 20 rank spots is next to nothing even within the Top 40.

  233. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Josh, I won’t oppose or support your claim, because as you dredge into the middle of the rankings, you can argue placements like this in either direction. I’m sure that sounds like a cop out, but it’s really only worth investigating if there is a gross injustice and I don’t see one here.

    Chromium.. Yes. But this division is so competitive .. 20 rank spots is next to nothing even within the Top 40.

  234. Chromium March 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm Reply

    Pat Healy…. you double-checked that one, right? Because wasn’t Caros Fodor only ranked #38?

  235. Josh Oliveira March 5, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Can you explain why John Makdessi (9-1) is ranked so low? At #141 he stands as the 9th ranked Canadian and well behind the likes of Kurt Southern and Jesse Ronson, which, in both cases, seems odd.

    Did Makdessi just fight the right guys at the wrong times, or what?

  236. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Pat Healy…. you double-checked that one, right? Because wasn’t Caros Fodor only ranked #38?

  237. jason March 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Pat Healy is the new Brian Cobb 🙂

  238. Josh Oliveira August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Can you explain why John Makdessi (9-1) is ranked so low? At #141 he stands as the 9th ranked Canadian and well behind the likes of Kurt Southern and Jesse Ronson, which, in both cases, seems odd.

    Did Makdessi just fight the right guys at the wrong times, or what?

  239. Fight Matrix | Fightmatrix Program – Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey (2012-03-03) March 1, 2012 at 9:25 am Reply

    […] Common Opposition: Paul Daley leads 1-0 . Lightweight (155) [#40] Josh Thomson (18-4-0) vs. [#41] KJ Noons […]

  240. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 144 (02-25-2012) February 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm Reply

    […] Championship (155) [#1/#6DD] Frankie Edgar (14-1-1) vs. [#3] Ben Henderson (15-2-0) Frankie Edgar is the All-Time #3 ranked Lightweight and […]

  241. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: DEEP 57 Impact (02-18-2012) February 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

    […] (154) [#28] Mizuto Hirota (13-4-1) vs. [#156] Seichi Ikemoto […]

  242. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fuel TV (02-15-2012) February 13, 2012 at 11:37 am Reply

    […] against common opposition. . Featherweight (145) [#54] Jonathan Brookins (12-4-0) vs. [#194LW] Vagner Rocha […]

  243. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FOX 2 (01-28-2012) January 26, 2012 at 7:02 am Reply

    […] are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#37] Evan Dunham (12-2-0) vs. [#45] Nik Lentz […]

  244. MFC 32 Boasts Bitter Rivals | MFC January 25, 2012 at 11:45 am Reply

    […] Both fighters are amongst the world’s elite in the 155-pound category, with Cobb ranked No. 10 and McKee at No. 35, according to Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/). […]

  245. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on FX (01-20-2011) January 18, 2012 at 9:01 am Reply

    […] (155) [#12] Jim Miller (20-3-0) vs. [#24] Melvin Guillard (27-10-2) Jim Miller is the All-Time #24 ranked Lightweight […]

  246. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 142 (1-14-2011) January 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    […] both are winless against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#17] Sam Stout (17-6-1) vs. [#68] Thiago Tavares […]

  247. jason January 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Yup, its a mistake.

  248. Ian Dean January 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Ali Arish a Lightweight? Since when???

  249. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Yup, its a mistake.

  250. Ian Dean August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Ali Arish a Lightweight? Since when???

  251. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 141 (12-30-2011) December 28, 2011 at 10:45 am Reply

    […] (155) [#24] Jacob Volkmann (13-2-0) vs. [#124] Efrain Escudero […]

  252. Light Weight rankings… what stands out here? – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums December 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply

    […] Weight rankings… what stands out here? Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Lightweight Brin Cobb number 10? I know fight matrix is an alternative way to view rankings but the LW […]

  253. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Strikeforce (12-17-2011) December 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#2] Gilbert Melendez (19-2-0) vs. [#11] Jorge Masvidal (22-6-0) Gilbert Melendez is the All-Time #6 ranked Lightweight […]

  254. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 140 (12-10-2011) December 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Krzysztof Soszynski leads 1-0 . Lightweight (155) [#28] Nik Lentz (21-3-2) vs. [#50] Mark Bocek […]

  255. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: KSW (11-26-2011) November 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm Reply

    […] (154) [#174] Maciej Jewtuszko (8-1-0, 154.5lb) vs. [#440] Artur Sowinski (11-5-0, […]

  256. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 59 (11-24-2011) November 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm Reply

    […] 1 win(s) against common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#36] Kurt Pellegrino (17-6-0) vs. [#69] Patricky Freire […]

  257. How bad does Alvarez’s Stock Drop??? – Page 20 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm Reply

    […] way in hell Kikuno deserves to be up that high. His #43 ranking on this website is more accurate. Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Lightweight Haha, on the strnth of that stupid weird picture I will say Kikuno sould be 15-20 in the world. […]

  258. How bad does Alvarez’s Stock Drop??? – Page 19 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums November 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm Reply

    […] way in hell Kikuno deserves to be up that high. His #43 ranking on this website is more accurate. Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Lightweight __________________ BELIEVE by Ravden (Frankie Edgar Highlight) youtube.com/watch?v=-u__jYLsnJ0 […]

  259. mtr November 22, 2011 at 3:58 am Reply

    Who is Brian Cobb and why is he ranked 10th in the world?

  260. mtr August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Who is Brian Cobb and why is he ranked 10th in the world?

  261. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC 139 (11-19-2011) November 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm Reply

    […] Opposition: Gleison Tibau leads 2-1 . Lightweight (155) [#49] Danny Castillo (11-4-0) vs. [#191] Shamar Bailey […]

  262. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Bellator 58 (11-19-2011) November 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#6] Eddie Alvarez (22-2-0) vs. [#29] Michael Chandler (8-0-0) Eddie Alvarez is the All-Time #10 ranked Lightweight […]

  263. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Strikeforce Challengers 20 (11-18-2011) November 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition. . Lightweight (155) [#373] Matt Ricehouse (5-0-0) vs. [#834] Bill Cooper […]

  264. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: UFC on Fox 1 (11-12-2011) November 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply

    […] (155) [#6] Clay Guida (29-11-0) vs. [#7] Ben Henderson (14-2-0) Clay Guida is the All-Time #23 ranked Lightweight […]

  265. Rico Suave~ October 22, 2011 at 9:26 am Reply

    I can’t believe Donald Cerrone is ranked 19th! He has added a good wrestling aspect to his already top notch arsenal since his last fight with Ben Henderson.I think he lacks respect because he was in the WEC; the UFC light weights are way overrated. I believe Cerrone could beat Edgar and then Maynard in the same night. Its unfortunate he will have to keep fighting a bunch of tune up fights before he gets to Edgar; if Edgar is even champion by then.

  266. Rico Suave~ August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    I can’t believe Donald Cerrone is ranked 19th! He has added a good wrestling aspect to his already top notch arsenal since his last fight with Ben Henderson.I think he lacks respect because he was in the WEC; the UFC light weights are way overrated. I believe Cerrone could beat Edgar and then Maynard in the same night. Its unfortunate he will have to keep fighting a bunch of tune up fights before he gets to Edgar; if Edgar is even champion by then.

  267. Fight Matrix | FightMatrix Program: Ring-Side MMA 12 (10-21-2011) October 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply

    […] match-ups. Wins Against Common Opposition: Paul Daley leads 1-0 . Lightweight (155) [#171] Daron Cruickshank (8-2-0, 154.8lb) vs. [#254] Mike Ricci (6-1-0, […]

  268. Chromium October 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm Reply

    @a guy: Jadamba Narantungalag got that high because he beat Akihiro Gono in Gono’s last MMA match, when he came down to LW for the first time. Gono’s LW score went up a bit from his WW score as it does a bit when people drop down in weight (it’s either a 15% when people go down or a 15% decrease when people go up (meaning a 17.6% increase when people go down a class)). Gono himself had still been riding high in Welterweight via his win over Hayato Sakurai when Sakurai was still relevant (Sakurai was far from his peak and was coming off a loss to Marius Zaromskis but he was 7-1 before that including a 1st round KO of Shinya Aoki when Aoki was possibly the #2 LW in the world). So, by order of succession, and by virtue of the fact that Narantungalag stayed active with a win over a respectable opponent in Kazunori Yokota, he maintains a ranking of #14 today.

  269. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    @a guy: Jadamba Narantungalag got that high because he beat Akihiro Gono in Gono’s last MMA match, when he came down to LW for the first time. Gono’s LW score went up a bit from his WW score as it does a bit when people drop down in weight (it’s either a 15% when people go down or a 15% decrease when people go up (meaning a 17.6% increase when people go down a class)). Gono himself had still been riding high in Welterweight via his win over Hayato Sakurai when Sakurai was still relevant (Sakurai was far from his peak and was coming off a loss to Marius Zaromskis but he was 7-1 before that including a 1st round KO of Shinya Aoki when Aoki was possibly the #2 LW in the world). So, by order of succession, and by virtue of the fact that Narantungalag stayed active with a win over a respectable opponent in Kazunori Yokota, he maintains a ranking of #14 today.

  270. iverbure October 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm Reply

    a guy, needs to read the faq questions and than edit his comment

  271. a guy October 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Brian Cobb is ranked at 9 and there is a guy with a really long name who has 6 wins is at 14. Your system is flawed, but it makes me want to look at these fighters to see if there is anything special about them. If there isn’t I would like to know how they are ranked so high.

  272. a guy August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Brian Cobb is ranked at 9 and there is a guy with a really long name who has 6 wins is at 14. Your system is flawed, but it makes me want to look at these fighters to see if there is anything special about them. If there isn’t I would like to know how they are ranked so high.

  273. !! – AOKI Says He would Be in the UFC If .. – Page 11 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums September 30, 2011 at 3:40 am Reply

    […] I said some rankings have him up there. How about you check before you look like the idiot? Fight Matrix | Current MMA Rankings &raquo Lightweight USA TODAY / SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings Even Sherdog has him at #4 before his win on the 24th […]

  274. oleg September 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm Reply

    @tojo: Nate Diaz was previously ranked at welterweight.

  275. oleg September 29, 2011 at 9:42 am Reply

    Dos Anjos #2 is gone 🙂

  276. oleg August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    @tojo: Nate Diaz was previously ranked at welterweight.

  277. jason September 29, 2011 at 7:25 am Reply

    The two dos Anjoses are very strange… Never saw that before.

  278. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    The two dos Anjoses are very strange… Never saw that before.

  279. tojo September 29, 2011 at 2:59 am Reply

    OK, he’s back in LW, that’s why. Well kick one of the DOS anjos out…

  280. tojo September 29, 2011 at 2:49 am Reply

    Why did Nate not move up on the ranking, while GOmi lost 10 spots. Does not make sense.

    Also, there is a copy of dos Anjos at #20 to be removed.

  281. tojo August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    OK, he’s back in LW, that’s why. Well kick one of the DOS anjos out…

  282. tojo August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Why did Nate not move up on the ranking, while GOmi lost 10 spots. Does not make sense.

    Also, there is a copy of dos Anjos at #20 to be removed.

  283. Chris September 18, 2011 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Melvin should be above Siver in the rankings but he could never beat Henderson, Guida, Maynard or Edgar. He also couldn’t take Aoki or Melendez. So he’s a little off from the best LW in MMA.

  284. Chris August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Melvin should be above Siver in the rankings but he could never beat Henderson, Guida, Maynard or Edgar. He also couldn’t take Aoki or Melendez. So he’s a little off from the best LW in MMA.

  285. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » Ranking ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14′ Contestants – Page 23 August 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm Reply

    […] [#396 LW] Dennis Bermudez […]

  286. Chromium July 8, 2011 at 12:45 am Reply

    I suppose that’s fair… and as Zuffa strengthens their monopoly you’ll see less unusual discrepancies like this near the top anyway.

  287. jason July 7, 2011 at 7:50 am Reply

    I’ve looked into it. When you rate 2,000+ fighters, you’re going to get many who are overrated. When you get a fighter who beats a few of those potential overrated fighters in a row, in a short timespan, you get this type of situation.

    I know Brian follows our site and is proud of his ranking — at the same time, it does feel like he should be closer to #20-25.

    This issue was likely exacerbated by his win over Yokota, who was 20ish at the time. As you well know, we are executing the community adjustment on the 1st of every year (retroactively, this was not done every year).. well Cobb/Yokota happened on 12/30/10. <-- I think this is all correct, but don't have the DB in front of me and will verify later. One resolve will be to increase the frequency of the community adjustment for the past few years.. thus putting this into effect as it will be put into effect going forward. Still, I think at most, this would put Cobb down to #12, and likely to #11.

  288. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    I’ve looked into it. When you rate 2,000+ fighters, you’re going to get many who are overrated. When you get a fighter who beats a few of those potential overrated fighters in a row, in a short timespan, you get this type of situation.

    I know Brian follows our site and is proud of his ranking — at the same time, it does feel like he should be closer to #20-25.

    This issue was likely exacerbated by his win over Yokota, who was 20ish at the time. As you well know, we are executing the community adjustment on the 1st of every year (retroactively, this was not done every year).. well Cobb/Yokota happened on 12/30/10. <-- I think this is all correct, but don't have the DB in front of me and will verify later. One resolve will be to increase the frequency of the community adjustment for the past few years.. thus putting this into effect as it will be put into effect going forward. Still, I think at most, this would put Cobb down to #12, and likely to #11.

  289. Chromium July 7, 2011 at 12:15 am Reply

    JCS did you ever resolve the Brian Cobb thing? It is legit confusing people who are reading and commenting on the BE-USA Today Meta Rankings. It seems rather a stretch that wins over Kazunori Yokota (SD) and Drew Fickett (R1 TKO) would be enough to put him that high.

    There are a few other rankings that seem rather “iffy” even when taking into account the fact it was done by an impartial computer, but that one seems the strangest.

  290. Chromium August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    JCS did you ever resolve the Brian Cobb thing? It is legit confusing people who are reading and commenting on the BE-USA Today Meta Rankings. It seems rather a stretch that wins over Kazunori Yokota (SD) and Drew Fickett (R1 TKO) would be enough to put him that high.

    There are a few other rankings that seem rather “iffy” even when taking into account the fact it was done by an impartial computer, but that one seems the strangest.

  291. jason July 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Siver/Guillard was THREE years ago.

  292. The Xperience July 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Siver tops Guillard? y’all must be kiddin’ !! Melvin knocked Siver the f**k out in the first round and has fought tougher competition.. he’s every lightweights WORST nightmare… cant wait to see him destroy Miller/Maynard/Edgar… !!

  293. the dude July 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Never thought I’d be saying this, but: Melvin Guillard is the best Lightweight in the UFC. The only thing that can stop him getting the UFC belt is if Gilbert Melendez, the only LW in MMA who’d beat him, somehow unifies the 2 belts before he gets a shot at Edgar/Maynard. (Assuming he’s finally learned to defend the Guillotine!!!)

  294. McKee vs Cobb for MFC LW Title | The MMA Space Quick News July 1, 2011 at 10:54 am Reply

    […] McKee (25-4-2) has re-signed with the MFC and the reigning champ will defend his title for the second time when he faces Cobb (19-6), the No. 1 contender who is currently ranked ninth in the world by Fight Matrix. In the same rankings, McKee is seeded 33rd in the world (www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/). […]

  295. McKee vs Cobb for MFC LW Title | Top MMA News at topmmanews.com July 1, 2011 at 10:25 am Reply

    […] McKee (25-4-2) has re-signed with the MFC and the reigning champ will defend his title for the second time when he faces Cobb (19-6), the No. 1 contender who is currently ranked ninth in the world by Fight Matrix. In the same rankings, McKee is seeded 33rd in the world (www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/). […]

  296. ‘Bandit’ has shot to steal from McKee | Knockout Radio Show July 1, 2011 at 1:30 am Reply

    […] McKee (25-4-2) has re-signed with the MFC and the reigning champ will defend his title for the second time when he faces Cobb (19-6), the No. 1 contender who is currently ranked ninth in the world by Fight Matrix. In the same rankings, McKee is seeded 33rd in the world (www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/). […]

  297. Thonolans Ghost June 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Yeah, Cobb has done nothing to deserve a top 10 ranking.

  298. Thonolans Ghost August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Yeah, Cobb has done nothing to deserve a top 10 ranking.

  299. jason June 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I’ll take a look and see if there’s anything out of the ordinary there.

  300. Richard Wade June 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm Reply

    What’s the deal with Brian Cobb? Seriously, how’d that happen?

  301. the dude June 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Before I explain why Clay Guida is MMA’s most boring fighter (tied with Jon Fitch) let me say: I like The Carpenter as a man, especially his minimalist way of life and use of The Big Lebowski as a source of wisdom. That said, I hate fighters who try to win 3 round decisions. He is great at takedowns and staying on top, but never looks for submissions (unless a choke falls in his lap). Plus, with very little punching power, he rarely hurts his opponent (his shoulder-barges vs. Pettis were embarrassing). He was constantly on top, but Pettis was the only one in the ring looking even somewhat dangerous, always searching for a submission & trying to END the fight (which should be the goal & be rewarded by the inept judges). The reason I hate 3 round fights is that guys like Guida & Fitch can milk out decisions without ever landing a big punch or attempting a sub. Arrrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!

  302. Marvin April 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm Reply

    What are you guys talking about Beerbohm beat Dan Henderson #6 ranked lightheavy in his first mma fight by TKO. Just kidding it was actually Dean henderson

  303. Marvin August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    What are you guys talking about Beerbohm beat Dan Henderson #6 ranked lightheavy in his first mma fight by TKO. Just kidding it was actually Dean henderson

  304. jason April 11, 2011 at 10:00 am Reply

    Highest current Lightweight rank of a fighter that Beerbohm beat? Shaolin (#72) and by split decision.

    I’d say Beerbohm’s ranking is pretty dead on.

  305. Neo April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am Reply

    Bang hasn’t been a top tier fighter in years (if ever, really), Shaolin is on the downswing of his career (and Beerbohm only won a split decision). I mean look at current rankings. Bang is #144 WW, Shaolin is #72 LW.

    And the fight turned out to be a gimme, as was claimed. A neck crank in under 2 minutes of round 1 looks like a pretty dominating performance to me…

  306. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Highest current Lightweight rank of a fighter that Beerbohm beat? Shaolin (#72) and by split decision.

    I’d say Beerbohm’s ranking is pretty dead on.

  307. Neo August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Bang hasn’t been a top tier fighter in years (if ever, really), Shaolin is on the downswing of his career (and Beerbohm only won a split decision). I mean look at current rankings. Bang is #144 WW, Shaolin is #72 LW.

    And the fight turned out to be a gimme, as was claimed. A neck crank in under 2 minutes of round 1 looks like a pretty dominating performance to me…

  308. tom April 11, 2011 at 1:29 am Reply

    Beerbohm was a 15-1 fighter with wins over Shaolin and Bang. Calling him sub top 50 just because Fightmatrix does is silly.

  309. tom August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Beerbohm was a 15-1 fighter with wins over Shaolin and Bang. Calling him sub top 50 just because Fightmatrix does is silly.

  310. Dan Henderson to the UFC if he wins the Fedor fight in July? – Page 8 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums April 9, 2011 at 1:33 am Reply

    […] everything that needs to be known about that fight: Aoki is fighting a below top 50 LW (going by Fightmatrix LW rankings) as a gimme fight. FFS, the guy is a wrestler and he plans on fighting Aoki on the ground. Lyle […]

  311. Lyle Beerbohm Prepared to Utilize Ground Skills Against Shinya Aoki April 6, 2011 at 8:17 am Reply

    […] 9th, live on Showtime from San Diego, California: Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm (15-1) [Num. 64] +190 Loss Pat Healy – Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers 14 Win Talon Hoffman […]

  312. jason April 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm Reply

    They’ve both sucked since they met each other.. It’s splitting hairs really.

  313. Kenny James April 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Even if he is only better by a point? Sorry meant to add that before I hit submit, but I forgot.

  314. Kenny James April 4, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply

    How is Tyson Griffin rated higher than Evan Dunham When he hasn’t won a single fight since losing to Dunham?

  315. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    They’ve both sucked since they met each other.. It’s splitting hairs really.

  316. Kenny James August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Even if he is only better by a point? Sorry meant to add that before I hit submit, but I forgot.

  317. Kenny James August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    How is Tyson Griffin rated higher than Evan Dunham When he hasn’t won a single fight since losing to Dunham?

  318. jason April 3, 2011 at 11:07 am Reply

    ~23?

  319. TLC April 3, 2011 at 10:37 am Reply

    How many points did Eddie get for beating Curran?

  320. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    How many points did Eddie get for beating Curran?

  321. Jonathan March 30, 2011 at 9:55 am Reply

    By the way, how do you have Gray Maynard below both Nate Diaz and Kenny Florian, when he beat both of them? He just went to a draw with the Lightweight champ, so where else does he belong but #2?

    Also, that’s not a top ten, that’s a top 5. Maybe we’re not the mongoloids here.

  322. Jonathan March 30, 2011 at 9:52 am Reply

    Nate Diaz last fought Don Hyun Kim at WELTERWEIGHT. Go to the top right corner of the page and write his name into fighter search if you can’t find it. He is ranked at #29 at Welterweight. He lost his last fight, after all.

  323. Bullpooprankings March 30, 2011 at 9:06 am Reply

    First off!! HOW THE F**K IS NATE DIAZ NOT IN THE TOP 50, YOU MUST BE SOME TYPE OF MONGOLOID. These rankings are terrible gray maynard is 2nd and he should have lost to nate diaz, at the very least a draw. Nate Diaz is def. top 5. DIAZ HAS NEVER BEEN DOMINATED IN HIS CAREER. Every loss he’s ever had went the distance, except when he got submitted by hermes franca early in his career, he has the best BJJ in the ufc BY FAR. my top ten –
    1. Frankie Edgar
    2(tie). Anthony Pettis
    2(tie). Nate Diaz
    3. Kenny Florian
    4. Gray Maynard
    5. Ben Henderson & Donald Cerrone

  324. Bullpooprankings August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    First off!! HOW THE F**K IS NATE DIAZ NOT IN THE TOP 50, YOU MUST BE SOME TYPE OF MONGOLOID. These rankings are terrible gray maynard is 2nd and he should have lost to nate diaz, at the very least a draw. Nate Diaz is def. top 5. DIAZ HAS NEVER BEEN DOMINATED IN HIS CAREER. Every loss he’s ever had went the distance, except when he got submitted by hermes franca early in his career, he has the best BJJ in the ufc BY FAR. my top ten –
    1. Frankie Edgar
    2(tie). Anthony Pettis
    2(tie). Nate Diaz
    3. Kenny Florian
    4. Gray Maynard
    5. Ben Henderson & Donald Cerrone

  325. TLC March 26, 2011 at 12:06 am Reply

    Man, Toby Imada gets killed here.

  326. TLC August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Man, Toby Imada gets killed here.

  327. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings – Page 25 March 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm Reply

    […] Miller rises a spot to #6 LW after stopping [#54] Kamal Shalorus in the third round.   The younger Miller brother is now on a seven win streak, and should be the […]

  328. justin March 15, 2011 at 1:40 am Reply

    I scroll down to the comments to complain about Aoki above Melendez, and someone already beat me to it.

  329. jason March 10, 2011 at 8:00 am Reply

    Someone really thought Melendez was Top 5 before he beat Aoki?

  330. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    Someone really thought Melendez was Top 5 before he beat Aoki?

  331. nni March 10, 2011 at 12:52 am Reply

    How the hell can Aoki be ahead of Melendez? Melendez just smashed Aoki, and it’s not like he wasn’t already top 5 when he did it.

  332. nni August 19, 2018 at 8:07 pm Reply

    How the hell can Aoki be ahead of Melendez? Melendez just smashed Aoki, and it’s not like he wasn’t already top 5 when he did it.

  333. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week In Rankings – Page 08 March 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm Reply

    […] Lightweight […]

  334. jason February 9, 2011 at 9:15 pm Reply

    #63

  335. MikeZ February 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Where’s Charles Oliveria?

  336. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    #63

  337. oleg February 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Aoki’s 3 recent wins were enough to push him over Melendez, who hasn’t fought since.

  338. tomb February 8, 2011 at 11:53 am Reply

    how come aoki is above melendez when he beat him so decisively in the bout they had?

  339. Michael January 30, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply

    Whay is Jadamba Narantungalag ranked at #11. Is it becuase of his wins over Yokota and Gono. I understand that it helps his ranking, but should he really be ranked that highly after only 6 fights and 2 of those being losses?

  340. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings: UFC Fight For The Troops 2 – Page 25 January 25, 2011 at 11:45 am Reply

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  341. overhand right January 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm Reply

    thanks

  342. jason January 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Yes, yes.

  343. overhand right January 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm Reply

    are any points awarded/deducted for a draw? (in relation to the edgar/maynard fight)

  344. overhand right August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    are any points awarded/deducted for a draw? (in relation to the edgar/maynard fight)

  345. Making the Case for Miller vs. Pettis at UFC 128 « Just Blog Guy January 8, 2011 at 8:34 am Reply

    […] his first top-25 win with a step up in competition and a win over a fighter ranked as high as sixth in the world, and is now a viable title contender both for the show of unification and the merit of results. […]

  346. Marvin January 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm Reply

    My opinion Anthony Pettis and Ben Henderson should be ahead of Shinya Aoki with ease, but hey i know these are Computerized rankings.

  347. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings – Page 04 January 4, 2011 at 11:22 am Reply

    […] the UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar took on Gray Maynard – the man responsible for the sole loss on Edgar’s record – […]

  348. jason January 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Doesn’t count. Hybrid rules.

  349. tomb January 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm Reply

    hey this saya it was updated on 1/02/2011 but shows aoki’s last fight as 10/24/2010? didn’t he get KTFO on new years eve against that K1 guy by a knee to the chin ? or that fight doesn’t count.

  350. jason January 2, 2011 at 10:28 am Reply

    Edgar’s position is pretty well established. When a fighter stands to lose points, if they are established.. they tend to lose less, while the fighter that stands to gain will pick up a majority of that movement. A draw always brings the two fighters closer together in rating…

  351. CCC January 2, 2011 at 10:27 am Reply

    Hows does Maynard receive 100 pts for the draw and Edgar lose points? Or is it since nobody is clearly better since they drew, they are of equal ranking?? Hard to believe someone can jump rank in the top 5 with a draw.

  352. Bob December 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm Reply

    Aoki over Melendez???

  353. Bob August 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Aoki over Melendez???

  354. Fight Matrix – Mixed Martial Arts Rankings » Blog Archive » The Week in Rankings – Page 20 December 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm Reply

    […] a split decision in a close contest with Bart Palaszewski, while Donald Cerrone stopped Chris Horodecki with a triangle choke.  Cerrone jumps 7 spots to #39 LW, and wants to fight #48 Cole Miller […]

  355. Kenny Florian skadad – Vem ska Dunham möta nu är frågan | MMAnytt.se December 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm Reply

    […] Florians manager Malki Kawa har inte kommenterat MMAjunkies artikel ännu, men det går att räkna på en stympad mans fingrar hur få gånger MMAjunkie haft fel om rapporter som denna. Okej, vem tycker ni Evan Dunham ska möta istället för Kenny Florian? Om vi blickar lite på möjliga motståndare så känns utbudet faktiskt inte fantastiskt stort för Evan Dunham uppåt i alla fall. Edgar och Maynard är bokade, George Sotiropoulos  ska möta Dennis Siver, Jim Miller möter Charles Oliveira, Takanori Gomi möter Clay Guida, Ben Henderson möter Anthony Pettis, en direkt rematch med Sean Sherk är en möjlighet men känns inte trolig, Yves Edwards möter Melvin Guillard och Joe Stevenson möter Mac Danzig. Sen har vi Evan Dunham på ett ungefär i rankingen.    […]

  356. jason October 29, 2010 at 8:07 am Reply

    We’ll fix. Sherdog had him listed as Mexican for a long time.

  357. George Lucas October 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm Reply

    You have Willamy Freire listed as Mexican but according to FF and Wikipedia he’s thoroughly Brazilian.

  358. George Lucas August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    You have Willamy Freire listed as Mexican but according to FF and Wikipedia he’s thoroughly Brazilian.

  359. Mario October 24, 2010 at 10:16 am Reply

    Eddie alvarez should be #4 and not6

  360. The Top 20 Lightweights in the world readjusted for finish rate – Page 7 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums October 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm Reply

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  361. The Top 20 Lightweights in the world readjusted for finish rate – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums October 22, 2010 at 1:52 am Reply

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  362. The Top Lightweights in the world readjusted for finish rate – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums October 22, 2010 at 1:03 am Reply

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  363. Nick Diaz future rankings – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums October 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm Reply

    […] sure if Diaz has the wins). Noons and Stout are both LW strikers ranked somewhere in the top 50 (FightMatrix has Stout ranked #40 and Noons ranked #45). It's good for Diaz to avenge that loss, just for the sake of his own record, but then again, […]

  364. jason September 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm Reply

    We’ll fix that one. Thanks ivan.

  365. iverbure September 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Artiom Damkovsky won his last fight.

  366. Neo August 30, 2010 at 11:18 am Reply

    Matt, the problem with your ideas is something of an algorithmic issue.

    Here’s a simple example of why your idea doesn’t necessarily work, in a hypothetical situation.

    Start of the scenario.
    3 fighters: a, b, c
    a ranked #15
    b ranked #20
    c ranked #100

    c beats b, c raised to #34, b falls to #35.

    Then, b beats a, say 2 months later…
    b raises to #19, a falls to #20. How you’d suggest it, c should then raise to #18.

    What happens if another 2 months later, a beats c?
    You would have in 4 months one fighter beats another, who beats the first. A mess of a circle.

    That’s the problem with what you suggest, unfortunately.

  367. jason August 30, 2010 at 9:11 am Reply

    I could counter that by saying it was a bad style matchup for Aoki, and he’s recently the better, and more proven fighter outside of that one match.

    We rank based on points.. that’s really the end-all.

  368. Matt August 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Well if it was a year or two back, then I could see that. Were the fighters have changed, gotten better and worse. But since it was only what 4 months ago, I don’t believe that he should get the nod to be ranked higher.

  369. Deaco August 25, 2010 at 7:06 am Reply

    Joseph Duffy of tuf 12 is Irish, not British!

  370. Deaco August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Joseph Duffy of tuf 12 is Irish, not British!

  371. RK August 23, 2010 at 10:27 am Reply

    why arnt varner or cerrone on hear

  372. jason August 23, 2010 at 7:45 am Reply

    Then Matt, how far back would you go to make such an adjustment to keep Melendez over Aoki? If the fight was 1 year back, would that be OK? How about 2? This is very subjective. What if Aoki reeled off three wins against Top 10 competition and Melendez still hasn’t had another fight?

    We rank on points and the points that Aoki earned in his win over Kawajiri put him back over Melendez.

  373. RK August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    why arnt varner or cerrone on hear

  374. Matt509 August 23, 2010 at 12:47 am Reply

    Will the Florian-Maynard winner fight the Penn-Edgar winner for the title? Cause that would be sick. They should do a 1 day tourny 🙂

  375. Matt August 23, 2010 at 12:44 am Reply

    I ahve to agree with everyone on how is Aoki ranked higher than Melendez? This whole ranking is all bs. You guys say that since someone beat someone else that they will be higher than them. So going by your rules why the hell is Aoki higher than Melendez when Melendez beat Aoki?

    So are we now going by if someone is ranked 100 and beats a guy ranked 20th, they go up to like 34, while the other guy goes to 35. Then that guy 35 guy wins and is now higher than the guy he lost to? If your gonna move the 35 guy up, then the 34 guy should also go up. Meaning that the 35 ranked guy’s win should also help the 34th ranked guy.

    You guys need to fix something on your ranking system because this is getting rediculous.

  376. Matt509 August 23, 2010 at 12:39 am Reply

    KJ Noons looked reall good in his win.

  377. Matt509 August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Will the Florian-Maynard winner fight the Penn-Edgar winner for the title? Cause that would be sick. They should do a 1 day tourny 🙂

  378. Matt August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    I ahve to agree with everyone on how is Aoki ranked higher than Melendez? This whole ranking is all bs. You guys say that since someone beat someone else that they will be higher than them. So going by your rules why the hell is Aoki higher than Melendez when Melendez beat Aoki?

    So are we now going by if someone is ranked 100 and beats a guy ranked 20th, they go up to like 34, while the other guy goes to 35. Then that guy 35 guy wins and is now higher than the guy he lost to? If your gonna move the 35 guy up, then the 34 guy should also go up. Meaning that the 35 ranked guy’s win should also help the 34th ranked guy.

    You guys need to fix something on your ranking system because this is getting rediculous.

  379. Matt509 August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    KJ Noons looked reall good in his win.

  380. Mike T August 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm Reply

    I don’t see why Melendez is not #3. Is it because of his suspension? Did Aoki’s recent win catapult him above Melendez really?

  381. Matt August 16, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply

    I think Melendez should be ranked at 3, but not ahead of either Penn or Edgar.

  382. jason August 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm Reply

    Aoki rebounded with a win over Kawajiri. There is no blocking here. Melendez was pretty low when he beat Aoki, so a good win by Aoki placed him higher, but just barely.

  383. Mariano August 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Why is shinya aoki above Melendez after melendez completely dominated him?

  384. jason August 13, 2010 at 11:23 am Reply

    There’s no way Melendez deserves to be 2nd.

  385. marvin August 13, 2010 at 11:10 am Reply

    I just don’t quite understand how melendez is at 4 he should be a clear #2 in my opinion

  386. Matt July 18, 2010 at 6:07 am Reply

    As I do respect BJ Penn, im not to big of a fan of him. I would like to see a Maynard-Edgar rematch, and also the winner fight Gilbert Melendez. UFC and Strikeforce need to do a UFC vs Strikeforce PPV. About every year. It would be like WWE’s “Wrestle Mania”

  387. MARVIN July 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm Reply

    it is what it is

  388. jason July 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm Reply

    There is no “blocking”. The win over Kawajiri put Aoki back over Melendez. Melendez was far below Aoki when he won, so as a result, he did not place that much higher than Aoki after the win.

    However, I will look into it to see if there is any point-related issue.

  389. MTR July 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm Reply

    How does Aoki end up ranked ahead of Melendez?

  390. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    There is no “blocking”. The win over Kawajiri put Aoki back over Melendez. Melendez was far below Aoki when he won, so as a result, he did not place that much higher than Aoki after the win.

    However, I will look into it to see if there is any point-related issue.

  391. WTF Fight Matrix Lightweight rankings!!!! – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums July 11, 2010 at 10:03 am Reply

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  392. MTR August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    How does Aoki end up ranked ahead of Melendez?

  393. Aaron Havill June 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm Reply

    Jeremy Stephens vs Melvin Guillard is going to be a great fight! Lil’Heathen tko rd 2

  394. Aaron Havill August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    Jeremy Stephens vs Melvin Guillard is going to be a great fight! Lil’Heathen tko rd 2

  395. jason April 27, 2010 at 7:08 am Reply

    Ok so WEC has moved him to 12-1. We’ll do the same.

  396. jason April 26, 2010 at 7:02 am Reply

    WEC has him at 11-1, as does mixedmartialarts.com. There is disagreement on the pro/am status of his match against Williams in early 2007.

  397. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    WEC has him at 11-1, as does mixedmartialarts.com. There is disagreement on the pro/am status of his match against Williams in early 2007.

  398. Caster April 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Ben Henderson should be 12-1 not 11-1.

  399. Caster August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Ben Henderson should be 12-1 not 11-1.

  400. Latest LW Ranking – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums April 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm Reply

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  401. jason April 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm Reply

    If Aoki wins, he’s got a shot at #1.

  402. ecman83 April 12, 2010 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Gilbert is 16 and 2 and has avenged both of his losses. He aslo beat Kawajiri in 07. I think the winner of this weekends fight between Gilbert and Aoki should take over the #1 spot.

  403. ecman83 August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Gilbert is 16 and 2 and has avenged both of his losses. He aslo beat Kawajiri in 07. I think the winner of this weekends fight between Gilbert and Aoki should take over the #1 spot.

  404. The new rankings: what bother u the most? – Page 4 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums March 12, 2010 at 6:22 pm Reply

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  405. oleg February 25, 2010 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Donald Cerrone is currently #47 LW.

  406. todd February 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm Reply

    why is Donald Cerrone unranked? He is awesome and I cant find him anywhere in your rankings

  407. oleg August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Donald Cerrone is currently #47 LW.

  408. todd August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    why is Donald Cerrone unranked? He is awesome and I cant find him anywhere in your rankings

  409. jason February 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Got it. Thanks for that fight info.

  410. Ryan Ciotoli February 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Calvin Kattar # 181 lost to Don Carlo-Clauss last weekend. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=D25421DA1B439442

  411. jason August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Got it. Thanks for that fight info.

  412. Ryan Ciotoli August 19, 2018 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Calvin Kattar # 181 lost to Don Carlo-Clauss last weekend. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fighterDetail&pid=D25421DA1B439442

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  414. How do the top WEC LW’s rank in the worldwide rankings? – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums January 13, 2010 at 12:56 am Reply

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  415. How can anyone rank Penn over Aoki at this point? – Page 29 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums January 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm Reply

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  416. jason December 16, 2009 at 9:13 am Reply

    Give the guys outside the UFC some credit? Have you seen Aoki at 2? Hirota at 3? Alvarez at 5?

  417. Tim December 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Are you serious about these rankings. Kenny Florian beats Guida and you move him up 4 spots for beating someone everybody has beaten. Sanchez gets totally rocked to the point of embarrassment and he is still 8th. C’mon. Give the guys outside UFC some credit.

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  420. jason October 11, 2009 at 5:56 pm Reply

    We MIGHT start considering the point difference in UDs for 5 round fights… If that was the case, Cerrone would not have dropped quite as far.

  421. George October 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I don’t think Donald Cerrone should have been dropped 13 spots…anyone that watched that fight knows that it was extremely close…in fact Frank Mir, who was announcing had Cerrone ahead as did I.

  422. George August 20, 2018 at 1:24 am Reply

    I don’t think Donald Cerrone should have been dropped 13 spots…anyone that watched that fight knows that it was extremely close…in fact Frank Mir, who was announcing had Cerrone ahead as did I.

  423. Aaron Havill September 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm Reply

    not saying i disagree with what you said but i do think he could beat maynard(dont think they will fight cause’ they are team mates)also eddie alvarez, and you might think im crazy but i also think he could be florian. just my opinion.

  424. iverbure September 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm Reply

    if anything Tyson should be lower… he is top 10 in the UFC LW division however he is not top 10 in the world.

  425. iverbure August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    if anything Tyson should be lower… he is top 10 in the UFC LW division however he is not top 10 in the world.

  426. Aaron Havill September 21, 2009 at 10:57 am Reply

    I agree with tyson griffen being higher than #13. At least he finally finished somebody for once.

  427. Aaron Havill August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    I agree with tyson griffen being higher than #13. At least he finally finished somebody for once.

  428. Thorgrimm September 21, 2009 at 2:12 am Reply

    Tyson Griffin needs to be much higher than #13.

  429. Thorgrimm August 20, 2018 at 4:54 am Reply

    Tyson Griffin needs to be much higher than #13.

  430. oleg September 17, 2009 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I’m sure Stephens will go up a bit after the next update, don’t know if he’ll still make Top 50…

  431. Aaron Havill September 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm Reply

    How is Jeremy Stephens ranked 79th? He is a solid top 50 don’t you think?

  432. oleg August 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm Reply

    I’m sure Stephens will go up a bit after the next update, don’t know if he’ll still make Top 50…

  433. Aaron Havill August 20, 2018 at 4:54 am Reply

    How is Jeremy Stephens ranked 79th? He is a solid top 50 don’t you think?

  434. MAX POWERS August 11, 2009 at 2:28 am Reply

    Was there any doubt BJ was the best in the world @ light weight. I still don’t get how Kenny was even above BJ for that short period. BJ is the man @ 155. Diego is done next fight.

  435. MAX POWERS August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    Was there any doubt BJ was the best in the world @ light weight. I still don’t get how Kenny was even above BJ for that short period. BJ is the man @ 155. Diego is done next fight.

  436. james sanders August 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm Reply

    okay quizza what you put up there is a list of names that to which only 1 stands out PENN i said faber vs penn needs to happen well i can see how you could misinterpret the rest out of all those who is going to beat penn not one of them florian will be destroyed in the first round then whose next man bj will become coutre hes gonna see theres no challenge for him and then ufc will make an interm belt and then they’ll bring faber or brown and that matchup on a card with coutre vs emelianenko

  437. Steven Walk July 31, 2009 at 5:24 am Reply

    The thing with BJ Penn is that of his 5 losses, 2 were to GSP at 170, one was to Matt Hughes at 170, one was to Lyoto Machida (a much bigger man) in an openweight fight, and ONLY 1 was at 155, to Jens Pulver (which was a split decision that many people thought Penn won). Since decision wins/losses aren’t true wins/losses, it is noteworthy that his non-decision record is 10-2 (those losses being to GSP and Hughes, both at 170). At 155 though, Penn is 9-1-1 (with all but 1 fight in the UFC, the lone exception being a win against Takanori Gomi, ranked 11 in this matrix). If you take away decisions and draws, BJ Penn is 8-0 at 155 (7-0 in the UFC). So when we put things into perspective, we see pretty much all criticism of BJ Penn is due to his performance at weight divisions he really didn’t belong in. The fact is, at 155, he is a king. He only fights in higher weight classes because he’s so dominant at his optimal weight (much like how Anderson Silva has dabbled at 205 and Fedor Emelianenko fights at heavyweight even though he could cut to 205 if he chose to). Some people have even made the dubious claim that GSP should go to middleweight because he’s just so freaking dominant at 170.

    The point is, BJ Penn is king of the 155 world. BJP is B-E-A-S-T.

  438. McQuizzall July 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm Reply

    The UFC lightweight division has BJ PENN, KENNY FLORIAN, GRAY MAYNARD, FRANKIE EDGAR, DIEGO SANCHEZ (Thats my Top 5) plus… CLAY GUIDA, SEAN SHERK, JOE STEPHENSON, SPENCER FISHER, SAM STOUT, NATE DIAZ, MAC DANCIG, HERMES FRANCA, JOE LAUZON, ROGER HUERTA. These are some of the toughest and most exciting fighters in MMA at any weight class!!!! So to say the lightweight division is lacking competitionis ridiculous, you fight one of these guys and see if there’s any competition. HA!

  439. McQuizzall July 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Saunders your crazy. The Lightweight division is probably the most stacked in the UFC!!!!

  440. McQuizzall August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    The UFC lightweight division has BJ PENN, KENNY FLORIAN, GRAY MAYNARD, FRANKIE EDGAR, DIEGO SANCHEZ (Thats my Top 5) plus… CLAY GUIDA, SEAN SHERK, JOE STEPHENSON, SPENCER FISHER, SAM STOUT, NATE DIAZ, MAC DANCIG, HERMES FRANCA, JOE LAUZON, ROGER HUERTA. These are some of the toughest and most exciting fighters in MMA at any weight class!!!! So to say the lightweight division is lacking competitionis ridiculous, you fight one of these guys and see if there’s any competition. HA!

  441. McQuizzall August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    Saunders your crazy. The Lightweight division is probably the most stacked in the UFC!!!!

  442. jason July 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Penn’s lead was narrow and he hasn’t won in about 14 months.

    This is the first time I know of that a UFC contender rose above a champion.

  443. MAX POWERS July 13, 2009 at 3:39 am Reply

    How the hell did Florian jump up above Penn?

  444. MAX POWERS August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    How the hell did Florian jump up above Penn?

  445. LOCO-PLATA June 22, 2009 at 11:15 am Reply

    I just wanna know why Satoru Kitaoka is ranked higher than BJ Penn??

    Satoru Kitaoka is a no-name who fights no-bodies in a weak orginization. He hasn’t fought top contenders except Takanori Gomi. and he has 8 losses to more no-bodies.

    BJ fights in a tough orginization with the best fighters in the world and he’s the champ. and his 5 losses are to beasts. Here’s his losses… 2 losses to a welterweight GSP (current UFC champ) 1 loss to a light-heavy weight lyoto machida (current UFC champ) 1 loss to welterweight matt hughes (former UFC champ) and 1 loss to jens pulver (former UFC champ). He has beaten 4 former champs and top contenders in the lightweight and welterweight divisions and he is 1 of 2 fighters in the UFC to have won belts in more than 1 weight class. BJ deserves to be number 1 plain and simple.

  446. Compustrike, FightMetric, all 3 Judges say Rich Franklin won – Page 2 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums June 16, 2009 at 8:34 am Reply

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  448. John Hosman June 14, 2009 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Just an fyi, the John Murphy at 155 pounds is from the USA and trains at the Midwest Training Center in Schaumburg Il.

  449. John Hosman August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Just an fyi, the John Murphy at 155 pounds is from the USA and trains at the Midwest Training Center in Schaumburg Il.

  450. James Sanders June 8, 2009 at 4:08 am Reply

    alright Faber loses again so now is the time for the UFC jump and the BJ Penn match-up

  451. James Sanders August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    alright Faber loses again so now is the time for the UFC jump and the BJ Penn match-up

  452. Jordan Penwell May 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm Reply

    I Agree with sanders except to say that st. pierre isn’t a lightweight. but if Faber beats mike brown he should be forced to go up a weight class and fight tyson griffin again and then get a title shot
    or go down one and fight miguel torres then go up after he beats that ass

  453. James Sanders May 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm Reply

    penn vs faber needs to happen the lightwieght division is lacking nobody can beat penn other than st-pierre

  454. James Sanders August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    penn vs faber needs to happen the lightwieght division is lacking nobody can beat penn other than st-pierre

  455. lilweezy May 23, 2009 at 3:05 am Reply

    eddie alvarez should be #1 aint nobody can keep up with him and where is aoki in this poll

  456. lilweezy August 20, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply

    eddie alvarez should be #1 aint nobody can keep up with him and where is aoki in this poll

  457. LOCO-PLATA May 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm Reply

    I think the WEC should drop this weight class then send varner to have a Unification bout with the UFC’s champ. And start using flyweights more.

  458. LOCO-PLATA August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    I think the WEC should drop this weight class then send varner to have a Unification bout with the UFC’s champ. And start using flyweights more.

  459. jason May 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Lauzon’s record will be corrected upon next update.

  460. Fedor May 17, 2009 at 11:23 am Reply

    Joe Lauzon isn’t 20-7-0, he’s 18-4-0.

  461. jason August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Lauzon’s record will be corrected upon next update.

  462. Fedor August 20, 2018 at 4:56 am Reply

    Joe Lauzon isn’t 20-7-0, he’s 18-4-0.

  463. Jordan Penwell May 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm Reply

    if sanchez beats guida he should get a title shot without a doubt

  464. Jordan Penwell May 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm Reply

    diego was great at 170
    he was to heavy at 185
    he will be fine at 155 and he will be a contender because he is a great fighter for any division and very strong for 155
    he picked up stevenson with one arm

  465. Richard May 4, 2009 at 12:37 pm Reply

    The rankings are not division specific.

  466. LOCO-PLATA April 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Why the hell is Diego Sanchez ranked so high?? #5 That’s stupid. He has only fought at 155 once. And the guy he beat was Joe Stevenson who’s ranked #32. I hope you guys aren’t going off of his win over Ken-flo which was at 185 and over 4 years ago. You can’t translate that win into this weight class. Especially when he looked so emaciated in his last fight you can tell he cut too much weight and cutting weight like that is bad it’s gonna catch up with him if he keeps doing it. He wont be successful at LW.

  467. Jordan Penwell April 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm Reply

    i hate these submission guys get ranked so high. it bothers me cuz they have no stand up and other people can submit too. doubt the top guy could beat b.j. penn. diego sanchez is going to be a contender very very soon. Where is Guida on this list? am i just blind?

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  471. Richy Lujan March 27, 2009 at 3:56 am Reply

    Efrain Escudero! (12-0) is unranked while John Mahlow (12-10) is your number 48. i have to figure out this scoring system.

    Richard Crunkilton Jr (16-2) only losses are to Hermes and Razor.

    and honestly i love your rankings!
    very complete minus a few names. but out of 100 guys per weight class. very impressive. good job.

  472. Bloody Elbow January MMA Meta-Rankings: Lightweight : UFC MMA Rundown January 8, 2009 at 11:43 am Reply

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  473. Khaos Network’s Fight Blog January 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm Reply

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  474. Fight Matrix » Blog Archive » Top Lightweights outside of UFC December 24, 2008 at 12:56 pm Reply

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  475. UFC’s Lightweight Division (Top 20) – Page 3 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums December 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm Reply

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  476. Fight Matrix » Blog Archive » UFC’s Lighweight Division December 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm Reply

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  480. MMAWeekly is on CRACK!!!! – Page 19 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 23, 2008 at 8:55 am Reply

    […] Fight Matrix Lightweight These are better and I think will end up working itself out by the end of the year. 1 Shinya Aoki Last Fight: 4/29/2008 [DREAM] 15-2-0 2 Takanori Gomi Last Fight: 3/5/2008 [WVR] 28-3-0 3 B.J. Penn Last Fight: 1/19/2008 [UFC] 12-4-1 4 Sean Sherk Last Fight: 7/7/2007 [UFC] 32-2-1 5 Gesias Calvancante Last Fight: 4/29/2008 [DREAM] 14-2-1 6 Kenny Florian Last Fight: 4/2/2008 [UFC] 9-3-0 7 Tatsuya Kawajiri Last Fight: 5/11/2008 [DREAM] 22-4-2 8 Caol Uno Last Fight: 5/11/2008 [DREAM] 25-10-4 9 Eddie Alvarez Last Fight: 5/11/2008 [DREAM] 14-1-0 10 Roger Huerta Last Fight: 12/8/2007 [UFC] 20-1-1 11 Mitsuhiro Ishida Last Fight: 5/11/2008 [DREAM] 17-4-1 12 Gilbert Melendez Last Fight: 3/29/2008 [Strike Force] 14-1-0 13 +13 Ryan Schultz Last Fight: 5/16/2008 [IFL] 20-9-1 14 -1 Marcus Aurelio Last Fight: 4/2/2008 [UFC] 16-5-0 15 -1 Tyson Griffin Last Fight: 2/2/2008 [UFC] 11-1-0 Notables—– 16 -1 Vitor Ribeiro Last Fight: 9/17/2007 [K-1] 19-2-0 17 -1 Hermes Franca Last Fight: 7/7/2007 [UFC] 18-6-0 20 -2 Joe Stevenson Last Fight: 1/19/2008 [UFC] 30-8-0 24 -2 Joachim Hansen Last Fight: 5/11/2008 [DREAM] 17-7-1 25 -1 Josh Thomson Last Fight: 9/29/2007 [Strike Force] 14-2-0 29 Yves Edwards Last Fight: 2/16/2008 [EliteXC] 34-13-1 39 +1 KJ Noons Last Fight: 11/10/2007 [EliteXC] 6-2-0 54 Chris Horodecki Last Fight: 4/4/2008 [IFL] 12-1-0 70 -1 Duane Ludwig Last Fight: 3/5/2008 [WVR] 16-8-0 __________________ – "Punch him in the balls, Knee him in the balls, Kick him in the balls, do whatever you like" – Bas "El Guapo" Rutten – WARgiudici <<IFL Supporter>> […]

  481. MMAWeekly is on CRACK!!!! – Page 14 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 23, 2008 at 7:15 am Reply

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  482. Sherk not even top 10? Come on – Page 5 – Sherdog Mixed Martial Arts Forums May 7, 2008 at 10:20 am Reply

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