WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS (145-155lbs)

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT RANKINGS (August 2016)
(145-155lbs)


MMA Fight Council WORLD CHAMPION (Linear):
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Eddie Alvarez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 28-4
154lbs 5'10" (Philadelphia Fight Factory / Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)

UFC CHAMPEddie Alvarez
BFC CHAMPMichael Chandler
WSF CHAMP: Justin Gaethje
OFC CHAMP: Shinya Aoki
ISC CHAMP (154lbs): Koshi Matsumoto
KOP CHAMP: Kazuki Tokudome
DEEP CHAMP (154.3lbs): Satoru Kitaoka


TOP TEN CONTENDERS
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1. Khabib Nurmagomedov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 23-0
155-159lbs 5'10" (FightSpirit Team / American Kickboxing Academy)

2. Rafael dos Anjos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 25-8

155lbs 5'7" (Gordo-Evolve Team / Kings MMA)



3. Anthony Pettis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-5
155lbs 5'10" (Roufusport)
(Dropping to FW.)

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4. Donald Cerrone http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 30-7 (1 NC)

155-170lbs 5'11" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

(Currently competing at WW.)
  

5. Nate Diaz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-11 (Record)

155-170lbs 6'0" (Cesar Gracie Fight Team / Skrap Pack)


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6. Michael "The Menace" Johnson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-10
155lbs 5'10" (Springfield Fight Club / Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)

155lbs 6'0" (Team Death Clutch)


8. Edson Mendes Barboza http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 17-4
155lbs 5'11" (The Armory/Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu/Valor Martial Arts)

9. Will Brooks http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-1

155lbs 5'11" (American Top Team / Midwest Training Center)


10. Gilbert Melendez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-6 (Record)
155lbs 5'9" (Cesar Gracie/El Niño Sports/Fairtex Gym/Skrap Pack)


100 TOP-RATED FIGHTERS AND PROSPECTS

Benson Henderson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-6
155-170lbs 5'9" (MMA Lab)


Myles Jury http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-2
145-154lbs 5'11" (Power MMA / Alliance MMA)
(Will drop to FW to fight "Do Bronx".)

Dustin Poirier http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-4
145-155lbs 5'9" (Gladiators Training Academy / American Top Team)

Bobby "King" Green http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-7
155lbs 5'10" (Pinnacle Fighting Systems)


Josh Thomson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-8 (1 NC)
153lbs 5'10" (American Kickboxing Academy)

Michael Chandler http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-3
155lbs 5'8" (Power MMA / Xtreme Couture / Alliance MMA)
(May fight Josh Thomson next.)


Al Iaquinta http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-3-1
145-155lbs 5'7" (Serra-Longo Fight Team)
(Currently competing at LW.)


Evan Dunham http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-6
155lbs 5'10" (
Xtreme Couture / Elite MMA)

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Joe Lauzon http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-11
155lbs 5'9" (Reality Self Defense / Lauzon MMA)


Michael Chiesa 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-2
155lbs 6'1" (SikJitsu)

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Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-4
156lbs 5'8" (Aecio Sula / Constrictor Team / Evolucao Thai)


Ross Pearson http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIF 21-11 (1 NC) (Record)
145-155lbs 5'8" (Team Rough House / Alliance MMA)

("Loss" to Sanchez was robbery.)

155-169lbs 6'1" (Sable Fight Team / Alexander Nevsky Club)
(Currently competing and also listed at WW.)

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Gray Maynard http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-6-1  (1 NC) (Record)
145-155lbs 5'8" (Xtreme Couture/American Kickboxing Academy)



Diego Sanchez http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-9
145-170lbs 5'10" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

(Loss to Lamas was at FW. Competes at WW, LW & FW.)


Beneil Dariush http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/IRAN0001.GIF
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2
155lbs 5'10" (Kings MMA / Wand Fight Team)

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Jim Miller http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 26-8 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (AMA Fight Club)


Gleison Tibau http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 34-12 (Record)
155lbs 5'10" (American Top Team)


Abel Trujillo 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-6 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center
)


James Vick 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 9-1
155lbs 6'3" (Team Lloyd Irvin)


Leonardo "Leo" Santos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 15-3-1
154-170lbs 6'1" (Nova União)

(Lost to Santiago Ponzinibbio in TUF Brazil 2.)

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Kevin Lee http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2
155lbs 5'9" (Xtreme Couture / Triumph MMA)

(8-0 am. Record?)


Michel Richard "Trator" dos Prazeres 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-2
155-170lbs 5'6" (Frankiko Team / Trator Team)


154lbs 6'0" (Nova União)

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James Krause 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 23-7
155lbs 6'2" (Glory MMA & Fitness / K2L Grindhouse)



Justin Gaethje http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-0
155lbs 5'11" (Grudge Training Center
)

(7-0 Am.)


Rashid Magomedov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 19-1
155lbs 5'9" (Gorec)

155lbs 5'9" (Team Taisumov / MMA Vienna / Tiger Muay Thai)


Allan "Nuguette" Patrick Silva Alves 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 13-1
155lbs 5'11" (Lion's Team / X-Gym)


Yancy Medeiros http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gif 12-4 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'10" (Team Hakuilua)


John Makdessi 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 14-5
155lbs 5'8" (Tristar Gym)


Erik "New Breed" Koch http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-4
145-155lbs 5'10" (Hybrid Faction / Roufusport)

155-163lbs 6'0" (Shaolin Muay Thai)
155-169lbs 5'9" (Elias Silverio Team/Alvaro de Aguiar Team/Barbosinha Team)
(Fights at both LW & WW.)


Adriano Martins http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 28-7
154lbs 5'10" (Top Life Amazonas / American Top Team)


Rustam Khabilov http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 19-3
153-185lbs 5'10" (Legion Fight Team / Jackson-Wink MMA)

(Only has one loss at LW.)


Luiz "Buscape" Firmino 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 19-6
155lbs 5'8" (Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)


João Zeferino http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-8
155-170lbs 5'11" (Renzo Gracie Academy / Rangel Farias Team / Zeferino Team)
(Loss to Fitch was at WW.)


Luis "Baboon" Palomino http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/PERU0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 24-13
145-155lbs 5'6" (MMA Masters)

(Loss to Moraes was at FW.)


Takanori Gomi http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 35-12 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (Kiguchi Dojo / Kugayama Rascal)

(Ready to retire?)

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Matt Wiman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-7
155lbs 5'10" (Skrap Pack)



Isaac Vallie-Flagg http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-7-1
155-170lbs 5'10" (Jackson-Wink MMA)

(Most recent win was at WW.)


Carlos Diego Ferreira 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-2
155lbs 5'8" (James Cooper MMA/Arsenal Jiu-Jitsu/Team Ferreira/Silverback Fight Club)

155lbs 5'8" (Evolução Thai)

155lbs 5'11" (The Pit Elevated Fight Team)

155lbs 5'11" (Indy Boxing & Grappling)

155lbs 5'11" (Champion)

HOT LW PROSPECT!
155lbs 5'9" (Fight Nights Team)


Alexander "Tiger" Sarnavskiy http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 34-4
145-160lbs 5'11" (RusFighters Sport Club / Reign MMA)


Jorge "Macaco" Patino http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 38-18-2 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (Macaco Gold Team)

Chad Laprise http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 10-2
155-170lbs 5'10" (Adrenaline Training Center)

155-170lbs 6'0" (MMA Lab)


Joe Ellenberger http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 15-2
155lbs 5'8" (Premier Combat Center)



Marcin Held http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNKG0100.GIFhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 22-4
155lbs 5'9" (Bastion Tychy / London Shootfighters / Roufusport)
(Kid's a demon on the mat!)


Dave Jansen http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-4
155lbs 5'9" (Team Quest / Sports Lab)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20101024104129_IMG_1394.JPG
Rick Hawn http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 21-4
155-170lbs 5'9" (Team Sityodtong / Tristar Gym)
(Fights at both LW & WW.)

155lbs 5'10" (Sports Lab)


Derek Anderson 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-2 (1 NC)
154lbs 6'0" (Team Xplode MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20110404115942_IMG_9339.JPG
Patricky "Pitbull" Freire http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 16-8
154lbs 5'7" (Kioto RN / Team Nogueira / Pitbull Brothers)

155lbs 5'7" (Northway Martial Arts)


Derek Campos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 16-6
155lbs 5'9" (Guy Mezger’s Combat Club / Imperial Fight Managment / 
Mohler MMA)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20100208121746_IMG_2895.JPG
Melvin Guillard http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 49-16-3 (2 NC) (Record)
155lbs 5'9" (Jackson-Wink MMA / 
Imperial Athletics / Blackzilians / Jaco Hybrid Training Center)


Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 20-8-1 (2 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (Imperial Athletics/Blackzilians/Jaco Hybrid Training Center)


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Pat "Bam Bam" Healy http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 33-22 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'9" (Sports Lab / Northwest Elite / Team Quest)


David Rickels 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-4 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'11" (Janjira Muay Thai
)


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Dave Courchaine 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-6
145-190lbs 5'8" (Spokane School of Boxing and MMA / Northwest Elite
)
(Loss to Sapo was at 170.)

155lbs 5'10" (St. Charles MMA)
(5-0 am.)

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Lloyd Woodard http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-7
145-170lbs 5'11" (Dogpound Fight Team)

(Loss to Holobaugh was at 145. Eichelberger not added because he normally fights at WW.)

155 5'10" (Renzo Gracie Philly)


Daron Cruickshank 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-8 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'8" (Mash Fight Team)


Nik Lentz http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 28-7-2  (1 NC) (Record)
145-155lbs 5'8" (American Top Team / Minnesota Martial Arts Academy)
(Fights at both FW & LW.)

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Danny Castillo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 17-10
155lbs 5'9" (Team Alpha Male)


155lbs 5'9" (Sochi Star/Fight Club Berkut/American Top Team)


Joe Proctor http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4
155lbs 5'10" (Team Aggression)


Joseph Duffy http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/IREL0001.GIF 15-2
155lbs 5'10" (
The MMA Clinic / Falcon Martial Arts)

154lbs 5'10" (MMA Lab / Hayabusa Training Centre)


Josh Burkman http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 28-13 (1 NC)
155-170lbs 5'10" (Team Quest
)

(Win over Noons was at LW.)

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KJ Noons http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/united-states-flag_2115_83223132http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/images/content/is_that_the_flag/us-hi_1.gifhttp://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 13-9 (1 NC)
155-168lbs 5'11" (City Boxing / The Arena)
(Fights at both LW & WW.)


Jason Saggo http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 12-2
155lbs 5'11" (Wulfrun MMA)


Justin Salas http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 12-7 
155lbs 5'8" (Grudge Training Center)

Akhmet Aliev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 13-4
154lbs 5'8" (MMA Acdemy Russia / AE Team)
(Galiev loss was at 162lbs.)


Ivan "Batman" Jorge http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 27-6
154lbs 5'8" (Ataque Duplo)

(Currently competing at 155lbs)


Josh Shockley 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 11-4-1 (Record)
155lbs 6'1" (Duneland Vale Tudo)

155lbs 5'11" (Tata Fight Team / ATS Team)


Piotr Hallmann 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/POLA0001.GIF 16-5
155lbs 5'9" (Gym Flamingo / Mighty Bulls Team)


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Ryan Couture 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 10-4
155lbs 6'1" (Xtreme Couture
)


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Jason High http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 20-5
155-170lbs 5'9" (Bodyshop Fitness Team / American Top Team / HD MMA)


Mike Ricci http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/CANA0001.GIF 11-5
155lbs 6'0" (Tristar Gym)

http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/thumbnail_crop/600/_images/pictures/20090811010703_IMG_3292.JPG
George Sotiropoulos http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/ASTL0001.GIF 14-7
155lbs 5'10" (Fisticuffs Gym/Purebred Omiya/American Top Team)

(Retired?)

Mike Bronzoulis http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 18-9-1
154-170lbs 6'0" (Paradigm Training Center)

155lbs 6'0" (Team Execution)

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John Dave Burrow http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 14-8
155-170lbs 5'11" (Without Limits MMA)

(6-2 am. Confirmed name & record with fighter.)


Saad Awad 
http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/UNST0001.GIF 19-7
155-170lbs 5'10" (Millennia MMA)

155lbs 5'10" (Champion Team / Gracie Barra Bahia)

Rander Junio http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/BRAZ0001.GIF 10-2
155lbs 5'10" (Constrictor Team)

155-170lbs 5'11" (Tiago Alves MMA)


Ramazan Esenbaev http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/RUSS0001.GIF 10-1-1
154-170lbs 5'8" (Sambo Piter / Fightspirit Team)
(Dropped down to 155lbs)


Shinya "Tobikan Judan" Aoki http://www.flags.net/images/smallflags/JAPA0001.GIF 39-6 (1 NC)
155lbs 5'11" (Paraestra Tokyo / Evolve MMA)

155lbs 5'9" (Jackson-Wink MMA)