Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Flyweight (122.0-129.9 lbs) fighter ranks

The rankings presented are computerized and provided by the FightMatrix ranking system, which utilizes a comprehensive MMA fight database to provide objective rankings. Please note, that these rankings ONLY contain fighters who have had at least one professional fight some time in the 450 days prior to the ranking date.

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
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Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
US Demetrious Johnson  (30) 24-2-1
474
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 FLW] Henry Cejudo
 
2
 
US Joseph Benavidez  (32) 24-4-0
265
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 FLW] Zach Makovsky
 
3
 
US Henry Cejudo  (29) 10-1-0
172
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#1 FLW] Demetrious Johnson
 
4
 
BR Jussier da Silva  (31) 18-4-0
172
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#3 FLW] Henry Cejudo
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#20 FLW] Dustin Ortiz
5
 
US Louis Smolka  (25) 11-1-0
167
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#21 FLW] Ben Nguyen
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#12 FLW] Sergio Pettis
6
 
JP Kyoji Horiguchi  (25) 17-2-0
154
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 FLW] Neil Seery
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [UFC] vs [#13 FLW] Ali Bagautinov
7
 
BR Wilson Reis  (31) 21-6-0
143
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#69 FLW] Hector Sandoval
 
8
 
US Zach Makovsky  (34) 19-7-0
117
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#2 FLW] Joseph Benavidez
 
9
 
US Justin Scoggins  (24) 11-2-0
110
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 FLW] Ray Borg
 
10
 
RU Magomed Bibulatov  (27) 12-0-0
110
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#68 FLW] Giovanni da Silva Santos Jr.
 
11
 
US Chico Camus  (31) 17-7-0
101
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#39 FLW] Czar Sklavos
 
12
 
US Sergio Pettis  (23) 14-2-0
99
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#40 FLW] Chris Kelades
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#5 FLW] Louis Smolka
13
 
RU Ali Bagautinov  (31) 14-4-0
98
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#41 FLW] Geane Herrera
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [UFC] vs [#6 FLW] Kyoji Horiguchi
14
 
US Tim Elliott  (29) 13-6-1
95
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#70 FLW] Pedro Nobre
 
15
 
JP Hiromasa Ogikubo  (29) 15-3-2
87
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#88 FLW] Masaaki Sugawara
 
16
 
JP Yusaku Nakamura  (30) 13-4-1
80
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#100 FLW] Tim Moore
 
17
 
US Ray Borg  (23) 9-2-0
78
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 FLW] Justin Scoggins
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Ian McCall
18
 
KR Min Jong Song  (24) 8-7-0
77
Last Fight: 10/09/2015 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#80 FLW] Nam Jin Jo
 
19
 
IE Patrick Holohan  (28) 12-2-1
76
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [UFC] vs  [#5 FLW] Louis Smolka
 
20
 
US Dustin Ortiz  (27) 15-5-0
75
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 FLW] Wilson Reis
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#4 FLW] Jussier da Silva
21
 
US Ben Nguyen  (28) 14-6-0
74
Last Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 FLW] Louis Smolka
 
22
 
BR Matheus Nicolau Pereira  (23) 12-1-1
74
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 FLW] John Moraga
 
23
 
US John Moraga  (32) 16-5-0
73
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 FLW] Matheus Nicolau Pereira
 
24
 
KZ Kairat Akhmetov  (28) 23-0-0
70
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#77 BW] Adriano Moraes
 
25
 
IE Neil Seery  (36) 16-12-0
70
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 FLW] Kyoji Horiguchi
 
26
 
BR Bruno Menezes  (30) 16-5-0
69
Last Fight: 8/22/2015 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#141 FLW] Jose Alexandre
 
27
 
US Louis Gaudinot  (31) 8-4-0
66
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#92 FLW] Sidemar Honorio
 
28
18
RU Velimurad Alkhasov   5-0-0
64
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#67 FLW] Rasul Albaskhanov
 
29
1
BR Rogerio Bontorin   10-0-0
63
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#107 FLW] Cristiano Souza
Next Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#79 FLW] Mamoru Yamaguchi
30
1
BR Felipe Efrain  (22) 10-2-0
61
Last Fight: 12/28/2015 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#61 FLW] Yuki Motoya
 
31
1
DE Rany Saadeh  (23) 7-1-0
60
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#46 FLW] Shaj Haque
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#110 FLW] Andy Young
32
1
BR Jose Maria Tome  (34) 37-5-0
59
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#64 FLW] Marcel Adur
 
33
1
US Lawrence DiGiulio  (29) 18-7-1
59
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#64 FLW] Marcel Adur
 
34
1
JP Ryuichi Miki  (33) 19-9-4
59
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#65 FLW] Yuki Yasunaga
 
35
1
JP Takeshi Kasugai  (28) 18-4-1
58
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#189 FLW] Yasutaka Koga
Next Fight: 9/25/2016 [HEAT] vs [#94 FLW] Kyu Sung Kim
36
1
US Tyson Nam  (32) 14-8-1
58
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#56 FLW] Yoni Sherbatov
 
37
1
BR Paulo Jorge Pereira de Oliveira   6-4-0
58
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#93 FLW] Herbeth Reis de Sousa
 
38
 
JP Tatsumitsu Wada  (27) 16-8-2
58
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#114 FLW] Yuya Shibata
 
39
2
US Czar Sklavos  (34) 12-5-0
58
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#11 FLW] Chico Camus
 
40
1
CA Chris Kelades  (35) 9-3-0
57
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#12 FLW] Sergio Pettis
 
41
1
US Geane Herrera  (26) 9-2-0
54
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 FLW] Ali Bagautinov
 
42
1
BR Daniel Gustavo Santos  (21) 4-0-0
53
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#141 FLW] Jose Alexandre
 
43
1
US Anthony Leone  (29) 14-7-0
53
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#232 FLW] Shamil Magomedov
 
44
 
JP Yuta Sasaki  (26) 19-3-2
53
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#147 FLW] Willie Gates
 
45
 
RU Yunus Evloev  (31) 20-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#154 FLW] Rildeci Lima Dias
 
46
1
UK Shaj Haque   8-2-0
51
Last Fight: 3/06/2016 [Made 4 The Cage] vs  [NR] Danny Missin
 
47
1
US Eric Shelton  (25) 10-2-0
51
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Mark Sainci
 
48
1
PH Jinel Lausa   6-1-0
50
Last Fight: 1/16/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#105 FLW] Crisanto Pitpitunge
 
49
1
US Darren Mima  (32) 8-4-0
50
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [Global Proving Ground] vs  [NR] Juan Puerta
 
50
1
US Ryan Benoit  (26) 9-4-0
50
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#128 FLW] Fredy Serrano
 

Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Previous Official Release: 8/14/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#65] Josh Sampo*, [#107] Kurban Gadzhiev+, [#206] J.P. Buys+, [#229] Vasiliy Fedorych+

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

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250

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    • Chromium says:

      Are you sure Magomed Bibulatov is French?

    • oleg says:

      Not volunteering to do a full breakdown as I know little to nothing about most of the contestants. Maybe we’ll just do a ranking based one, “how they stack up” type blog that we’ve done for TUF in the past.

      Tim Elliot was a shoe-in and has to be a heavy favorite to win the whole thing. Never thought I would see Damacio Page in UFC again. Expected Louis Gaudinot on there but apparently he’s not holding any titles. More than anything I am surprised that there are some many minor league orgs with an active flyweight title.

      Hopefully this will breathe some life into the division that UFC has struggled to develop. Might be the first season of TUF that I will actually watch in many years.

    • Chromium says:

      Now that the TUF 24 cast has been announced (FLW tournament, all participants must hold a belt of some kind), if you were looking for blog ideas, maybe something breaking down the people selected?

    • Carl says:

      I believe the only way to solve the problem is to not allow fights to take place if both fighters don’t make weight. That would force promoters and matchmakers to hire fighters that make weight. If you knew a fighter was using PEDs before a fight you wouldn’t allow the fight to happen because he would have an unfair advantage even if he agreed to lose %20 percent. Maybe that is a little drastic of an example. I like your idea of a unified rule. My fighters have never missed weight but have been asked many times to take the fight when their opponent misses and we have. We now sign our contracts stating we will not fight if the fighter misses weight. That makes it harder to gets fights but I’m not giving anyone a 20 yard start in a 100 yard dash. Thanks for letting me vent.

    • oleg says:

      I understand the frustration with fighters missing weight, but having the fight go on with a pre-determined outcome of NC is absurd. The 20% penalty may be an insufficient deterrent, but it’s far better IMO than having the fight take place but the outcome not count regardless of what actually happens in the ring/cage.

      Some alternatives: pay the fighter who made weight show & win money, pay the other fighter nothing, and cancel the fight completely. Or have promoters not re-book fighters or terminate their contract for missing weight. This of course is up to the promoter. The sport needs to have a unified set of rules. If some promotions decide to arbitrarily institute ad-hoc nonsensical rules like “NC if a fighter misses weight”, we can just as arbitrarily ignore them.

    • Carl says:

      My interest (agenda) is that I’m tired of pro fighters signing contracts for a certain weight division, not honoring it, gets a chicken shit penalty of %20 fine and has an unfair advantage. And the lighter the weight division, the bigger advantage. We fought 3 times in Japan and they don’t put up fighters not making weight. And the fight we are talking about did happen in Japan. It didn’t happen anywhere else. So my point is that we should not reward guys if they can’t make weight. And please don’t say “you don’t have to fight the guy” the promoters put so much pressure and you trained for 6 weeks its hard to not fight.A loss is devastating. Weight cutting is a big issue. Flyweight seems to have the most problems and deaths. Sorry if I’ve complained to the wrong person

    • jcs says:

      If the fight happened in any other country, it would not be a no contest. The fight happened, a result happened.. and that’s what we take into account. I’m not sure what your interest is, but in my opinion, calling it a NC is total bullshit. I don’t see how anyone could truly feel otherwise, regardless of what Sherdog reports. I could go change the Fight Finder result if I wanted to (I have Sherdog database access)… so I wouldn’t consider them gospel.

    • Carl Sklavos says:

      The actual result is a no-contest. Sherdog reports it as a No-contest. It`s your website so you get to make the rules.I disagree with your decision. It`s not yours to make. That`s my opinion.
      I have total respect and appreciate all the work you do for this site. Peace

    • jcs says:

      The fight happened as did the outcome.. so we honor the actual result.

    • Carl Sklavos says:

      Yuki Motoya did not lose to Felipe Efrain. It was ruled a No-Contest because Efrain didn`t make weight.


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