Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

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
1182
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
867
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 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  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
5
 
RU Khabib Nurmagomedov  (29) 24-0-0
462
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Michael Johnson
 
6
 
US Anthony Pettis  (30) 20-6-0
451
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Jim Miller
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#19 LW] Dustin Poirier
7
 
US Justin Gaethje  (28) 18-0-0
433
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#18 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
 
US Brent Primus  (32) 8-0-0
339
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#15 LW] Michael Chandler
 
12
 
BR Charles Oliveira  (27) 22-7-0
325
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Will Brooks
 
13
 
US Beneil Dariush  (28) 14-3-1
316
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Evan Dunham
 
14
 
US Al Iaquinta  (30) 14-3-1
313
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Diego Sanchez
 
15
 
US Michael Chandler  (31) 16-4-0
288
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#11 LW] Brent Primus
 
16
 
US Evan Dunham  (35) 18-6-1
281
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
17
 
RU Rustam Khabilov  (30) 22-3-0
276
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Desmond Green
 
18
 
US Michael Johnson  (31) 17-12-0
255
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
19
 
US Dustin Poirier  (28) 21-5-0
255
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#3 LW] Eddie Alvarez
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
20
2
BR Francisco Trinaldo  (39) 21-5-0
224
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#23 LW] Jim Miller
21
2
US Paul Felder  (32) 14-3-0
224
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Stevie Ray
 
22
1
US Michael Chiesa  (29) 14-3-0
224
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
23
1
US Jim Miller  (34) 28-10-0
223
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Anthony Pettis
Next Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
24
4
BR Leonardo Santos  (37) 16-3-1
223
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Adriano Martins
 
25
 
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 16-4-0
205
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  [#96 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
27
 
US Will Brooks  (31) 18-3-0
201
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#12 LW] Charles Oliveira
 
28
 
US Diego Sanchez  (35) 27-10-0
192
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#14 LW] Al Iaquinta
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#43 WW] Matt Brown
29
 
US Joe Lauzon  (33) 27-13-0
191
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Stevie Ray
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#60 LW] Clay Guida
30
 
BR Michel Prazeres  (36) 23-2-0
186
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#340 LW] Mads Burnell
 
31
 
RU Rashid Magomedov  (33) 20-2-0
183
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Bobby Green
 
32
 
PL Mateusz Gamrot  (26) 13-0-0
183
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#77 LW] Norman Parke
Next Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs [#77 LW] Norman Parke
33
 
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (26) 17-3-0
177
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#82 LW] Andrei Koshkin
 
34
 
RU Mairbek Taisumov  (29) 26-5-0
174
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Felipe Silva
 
35
 
US James Vick  (30) 11-1-0
174
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [UFC] vs  [#183 LW] Marco Polo Reyes
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#49 LW] Joseph Duffy
36
 
DK Damir Hadzovic  (31) 11-3-0
172
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Marcin Held
 
37
 
RU Khusein Khaliev  (29) 17-1-0
158
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#87 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
38
 
UK Stevie Ray  (27) 21-7-0
157
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#21 LW] Paul Felder
 
39
 
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (28) 10-2-0
155
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Tony Martin
 
40
 
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 22-3-0
153
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#79 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
41
 
RU Islam Makhachev  (26) 14-1-0
151
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#72 LW] Nik Lentz
 
42
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 9-1-0
149
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#52 LW] Marat Gafurov
 
43
 
PL Marcin Held  (25) 22-7-0
148
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Damir Hadzovic
Next Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs [#516 LW] Nasrat Haqparast
44
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (28) 14-1-0
146
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#53 LW] Ali Bagov
 
45
 
CA Kajan Johnson  (33) 22-11-1
142
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Adriano Martins
 
46
 
US Derek Anderson  (27) 14-3-0
138
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
47
 
US Josh Thomson  (39) 22-9-0
136
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#9 LW] Patricky Freire
 
48
 
US Joshua Aveles  (29) 26-11-2
133
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#59 LW] Leandro Silva
 
49
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
131
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Reza Madadi
Next Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] James Vick
50
 
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Ross Pearson
 

Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

Previous Official Release: 10/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#151] Movlid Khaibulaev-, [#349] Oton Jasse+, [#383] Dylan Fussell+, [#570] Balajin Balajin-, [#578] Joe Elmore!, [#580] Julio Cesar Alves!, [#606] Cameron VanCamp+, [#637] Roniele Gomes!, [#640] Igor Egorov!, [#644] Sergey Faley!, [#645] Patryk Nowak-, [#646] Emilio Chavez!, [#647] Abraao Amorim Magalhaes!, [#648] Sado Ucar!, [#649] Guilherme Miranda!, [#650] Kazuma Maruyama!

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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