Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
451
3
US Carlo Prater  (35) 31-17-1
30
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#212 LW] Erivan Pereira
 
452
3
US Anthony Njokuani  (36) 15-12-0
30
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#211 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
 
453
3
US Leo Kuntz  (33) 17-3-1
30
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [UFC] vs  [#262 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
454
4
US Zach Freeman   8-2-0
30
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#126 LW] Thiago Moises
 
455
2
PH Eric Kelly  (34) 12-3-0
30
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#62 FW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
456
3
DE Anatolij Baal  (24) 7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [German MMA Championship] vs  [#433 LW] Leo Zulic
 
457
NR
MN Munguntsooj Nandinerdene  (29) 5-2-0
30
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Sik Park
 
458
4
BR Marcio Andrade  (28) 13-4-0
30
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#109 LW] Vener Galiev
 
459
4
FR Yves Landu   8-6-0
30
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [NR] Savo Lazic
 
460
 
AT Lajos Etelaky   4-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Aggrelin] vs  [NR] Mohammed Sadok Trabelsi
 
461
24
ZA Chris Bright   6-0-0
30
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#602 LW] Adam Speechly
 
462
1
US Lucas Gwaltney  (31) 22-19-2
30
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [Gladiator MMA (Missouri)] vs  [NR] Chris Manuel
 
463
4
GW Iamik Furtado  (30) 2-1-0
30
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Action Fight] vs  [NR] James Silveira
 
464
1
UK Brad Wheeler  (26) 15-10-0
30
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#257 LW] Scott Clist
 
465
7
UK Anas Siraj Mounir  (30) 5-1-0
30
Last Fight: 1/25/2016 [Desert Force Championship] vs  [NR] Tareq Hamdi
 
466
2
US Erick Gonzalez  (24) 5-1-0
30
Last Fight: 8/11/2016 [Combate Americas] vs  [NR] Yoandy Carrillo
 
467
1
JP Yuki Kawana  (26) 10-1-5
30
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#206 LW] Koshi Matsumoto
 
468
1
AU Ben Wall  (27) 8-5-1
30
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [AustralianFC] vs  [#357 LW] Rob Hill
 
469
1
US Robert Turnquest  (34) 6-3-0
30
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#104 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
470
110
US Bradley Desir  (29) 8-5-0
29
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#349 LW] Joseph Lowry
 
471
3
JP Yoshihiro Koyama  (35) 22-10-2
29
Last Fight: 7/17/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#625 LW] Hiroki Aoki
Next Fight: 1/29/2017 [Shooto] vs [NR] Jin Aoi
472
3
BR Patrique Bressan   8-0-0
29
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Blasius Combat] vs  [NR] Josemir Raimundi
 
473
4
US Bobby Lee   4-0-0
29
Last Fight: 10/28/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Damion Shehan
 
474
5
US Keon Caldwell  (27) 11-3-0
29
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Elvin Leon Brito
 
475
1
ZA Leon Mynhardt   15-9-0
29
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#153 LW] Dave Mazany
 
476
57
US Will Chope  (26) 33-12-0
29
Last Fight: 1/07/2017 [URCC] vs  [#122 LW] Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
 
477
1
CA Chris Horodecki  (29) 21-7-1
29
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#334 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
478
3
PE Claudio Puelles  (20) 7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#177 LW] Martin Bravo
 
479
1
US Estevan Payan  (34) 16-10-0
29
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [World Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Raymond Pina
 
480
2
BR Francivaldo Soares da Rocha  (34) 6-3-0
29
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#78 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
481
3
BR Pedro Paulino  (32) 6-0-0
29
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Desafio do Guerreiro] vs  [NR] Gilmar Brito
 
482
4
RS Slobodan Maksimovic  (27) 11-5-1
29
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Hard Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Maksym Ivanyuk
 
483
4
BR Paulo Silva  (30) 11-13-0
29
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [#635 WW] Andre Ricardo Chaves Santos
 
484
9
US Chris Culley  (30) 20-14-0
29
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Lights Out Promotions] vs  [#325 FW] Dmitry Gerasimov
 
485
3
UK Kane Mousah   8-1-0
29
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Onur Caglar
 
486
3
AU Issac Hardman   5-1-0
29
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [NR] Sean Le Gourrierec
 
487
4
US Alex Black  (29) 10-4-0
29
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Edgar Juarez
 
488
5
UK Jay Furness  (29) 11-4-0
29
Last Fight: 12/05/2015 [Caged Steel Fighting Championships] vs  [#459 LW] Yves Landu
 
489
337
US Dave Courchaine  (33) 20-7-0
29
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#183 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
490
2
US Frank Caraballo  (32) 14-9-0
29
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [#76 FW] Alexandre Bezerra
 
491
4
CA Garret Nybakken  (35) 11-7-0
29
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Aaron Bosiak
 
492
4
US Jason Williams   5-7-0
29
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Zach Underwood
 
493
3
US Bryant Whitaker  (26) 7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 10/24/2015 [MichianaFL] vs  [NR] Alexander Trevino
 
494
4
UA Anton Radko  (26) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [League MMA] vs  [NR] Dmitri Perekupka
 
495
4
IT Alessandro Botti  (28) 12-6-0
28
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#295 LW] Leonardo Zecchi
 
496
2
BR Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa  (31) 21-8-0
28
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#86 LW] Ricardo Tirloni
 
497
 
FR Daguir Imavov   8-2-1
28
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#209 LW] Ott Tonissaar
 
498
3
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (36) 17-11-5
28
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Shohei Yamamoto
 
499
3
SK Miroslav Strbak  (27) 13-6-1
28
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#275 LW] Gazavat Suleymanov
 
500
NR
FR Mehdi Dakaev   6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Nice Fight Night] vs  [NR] Wilson Varela
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#80] Musa Khamanaev-, [#202] Nick Newell*, [#264] Martin Nguyen-, [#273] Arman Ospanov*, [#346] Mikhail Odintsov!, [#370] Charles Cheeks III-, [#394] Clay Harvison*, [#464] Dorian Dixon*, [#518] Shokhin Safarov!, [#554] Erlan Tleumbetov*, [#647] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Temirlan Aysadilov!, [#650] Emerik Youmbi!

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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    • 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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