Issue Date: 11/12/2017 (Official Release: #567)

Lightweight (150-161.9 lbs) fighter ranks

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

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
1
 
IE Conor McGregor  (29) 21-3-0
1170
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
 
2
 
US Tony Ferguson  (33) 23-3-0
929
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
3
 
US Eddie Alvarez  (33) 28-5-0
852
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#7 LW] Justin Gaethje
4
 
BR Edson Barboza  (31) 19-4-0
654
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#5 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (29) 24-0-0
457
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs [#4 LW] Edson Barboza
6
14
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 22-5-0
445
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Anthony Pettis
 
7
 
US Justin Gaethje  (28) 18-0-0
433
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Michael Johnson
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
8
 
US Kevin Lee  (25) 16-3-0
403
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#2 LW] Tony Ferguson
 
9
 
BR Patricky Freire  (31) 18-8-0
370
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#10 LW] Ben Henderson
 
10
 
US Ben Henderson  (33) 24-8-0
366
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Patricky Freire
 
11
5
US Anthony Pettis  (30) 20-7-0
366
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
12
1
US Brent Primus  (32) 8-0-0
339
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#16 LW] Michael Chandler
 
13
1
BR Charles Oliveira  (28) 22-7-0
325
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Will Brooks
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#21 LW] Paul Felder
14
1
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-1
316
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Evan Dunham
 
15
1
US Al Iaquinta  (30) 14-3-1
313
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#91 WW] Diego Sanchez
 
16
1
US Michael Chandler  (31) 16-4-0
288
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#12 LW] Brent Primus
 
17
1
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-1
281
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
18
1
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (39) 22-5-0
280
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Jim Miller
 
19
1
RU Rustam Khabilov  (31) 22-3-0
276
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] Desmond Green
 
20
1
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-12-0
251
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs [#9 FW] Darren Elkins
21
 
US Paul Felder  (32) 14-3-0
249
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#13 LW] Charles Oliveira
22
 
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-3-0
219
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
23
1
US James Vick  (30) 12-1-0
214
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
24
1
BR Leonardo Santos  (37) 16-3-1
213
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] Adriano Martins
 
25
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 16-4-0
206
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#71 LW] Diego Brandao
 
26
 
US Derek Campos  (29) 19-6-0
204
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#98 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
27
 
US Will Brooks  (31) 18-3-0
197
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
28
 
US Jim Miller  (34) 28-11-0
197
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
29
29
US Clay Guida  (35) 34-17-0
193
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Joe Lauzon
 
30
1
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 23-2-0
186
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#344 LW] Mads Burnell
 
31
1
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 13-0-0
184
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#78 LW] Norman Parke
 
32
1
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
184
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Bobby Green
 
33
1
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 17-3-0
177
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#86 LW] Andrei Koshkin
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#43 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
34
1
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (29) 26-5-0
174
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] Felipe Silva
 
35
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (31) 11-3-0
172
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Marcin Held
 
36
1
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 17-1-0
158
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#89 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
37
1
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
157
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Paul Felder
 
38
1
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 10-2-0
155
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Tony Martin
 
39
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 22-3-0
153
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#81 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
40
1
RU Islam Makhachev  (26) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#73 LW] Nik Lentz
 
41
2
PL Marcin Held  (25) 23-7-0
148
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#529 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
 
42
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (33) 22-11-1
142
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] Adriano Martins
 
43
2
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
139
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#52 LW] Ali Bagov
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
44
2
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
136
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
Next Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#81 LW] Adam Piccolotti
45
16
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-14-0
133
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Clay Guida
 
46
1
US Josh Thomson  (39) 22-9-0
133
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Patricky Freire
 
47
1
US Joshua Aveles  (29) 26-11-2
133
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#49 LW] Leandro Silva
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#115 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
48
1
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Ross Pearson
 
49
1
BR Leandro Silva  (32) 21-6-1
128
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#202 LW] Islam Makoev
 
50
1
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 18-6-0
128
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#113 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 

Issue Date: 11/12/2017 (Official Release: #567)

Previous Official Release: 11/05/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#30] Diego Sanchez+, [#42] Martin Nguyen+, [#174] Julian Erosa-, [#242] Andre Winner*, [#264] Viktor Kolesnik-, [#436] Peter Barrett!, [#572] Paulistenio Rocha+, [#640] Enoch Wilson!, [#642] Jose Cleiton de Melo Jr.!, [#645] Jani Salmi!, [#646] Moises Costa!, [#647] James Montano!, [#650] Michael Bobner!

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

Ranked Fighters:
1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300 | 301-350 | 351-400 | 401-450 | 451-500 | 501-550 | 551-600 | 601-650

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    • giulio morgante says:

      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?

    • oleg says:

      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?

    • Serg says:

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

    • John says:

      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?

    • Vincent says:

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

    • oleg says:

      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.

    • Ryan says:

      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.

    • oleg says:

      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?


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