Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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
11
US Justin Salas  (35) 12-7-0
30
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Jason Saggo
 
452
1
US Zac Church   8-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Freestyle Cage] vs  [#441 LW] Derrick Adkins
 
453
 
BR Rafael Bernardo   4-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roger Berger
 
454
2
US Justin Reiswerg  (29) 10-6-0
30
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#643 WW] Jason Langellier
 
455
2
US Ryan Fillingame   6-2-0
30
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#468 LW] Zach Juusola
 
456
2
BR Leandro Martins Oliveira  (30) 6-0-0
30
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Night Corumba] vs  [NR] Rodrigo Moura
 
457
2
RU Denis Kanakov   7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/24/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Faisaly Tobatov
 
458
4
US Bryan Nuro   7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [CageSport] vs  [NR] Bobby McIntyre
 
459
2
US Andy Main  (28) 11-3-1
30
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#193 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
460
3
BR Herbert Burns  (29) 6-1-0
30
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#143 LW] Movlid Khaibulaev
 
461
4
UK Joe McColgan   2-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#220 LW] Arnold Quero
 
462
2
KR Yui Chul Nam  (35) 18-7-1
30
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#184 LW] Tom Santos
 
463
3
US Carlo Prater  (35) 31-17-1
30
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#284 LW] Erivan Pereira
 
464
3
US Anthony Njokuani  (37) 15-12-0
30
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#203 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
 
465
3
US Leo Kuntz  (33) 18-3-1
30
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Young Ki Hong
 
466
3
MX Robbie Peralta  (31) 18-8-0
30
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#226 LW] Alan Omer
 
467
3
MX Marco Antonio Elpidio   5-2-1
30
Last Fight: 3/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#442 LW] Erick Gonzalez
 
468
3
US Zach Juusola  (29) 11-4-0
30
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#455 LW] Ryan Fillingame
 
469
3
BR Roberto Santos  (40) 8-4-0
30
Last Fight: 3/10/2017 [Ultimate Reborn Fight] vs  [NR] Pedro Henrique Santos
 
470
3
BR Marcio Andrade  (28) 13-4-0
30
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#106 LW] Vener Galiev
 
471
3
US Thai Clark  (27) 7-0-0
30
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Evolution Fighting Championship (Kansas)] vs  [NR] Jesus Adame
 
472
3
PE Jose Zarauz   14-3-1
30
Last Fight: 4/05/2017 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Manuel Meza
 
473
3
KR Rae Yoon Ok   5-1-0
30
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#542 LW] Eiji Ishikawa
 
474
112
US Michael McBride   8-3-0
30
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#133 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
475
3
US Dominic Clark  (31) 10-6-0
30
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [CXF] vs  [#225 LW] Danny Navarro
 
476
3
AT Lajos Etelaky   4-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Aggrelin] vs  [NR] Mohammed Sadok Trabelsi
 
477
4
GW Iamik Furtado  (30) 2-1-0
30
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [Action Fight] vs  [NR] James Silveira
 
478
1
BR Felipe Olivieri   14-5-0
30
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Tony Martin
 
479
4
US Robert Turnquest  (34) 6-3-0
30
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#102 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
480
 
US Zach Freeman   8-2-0
30
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#126 LW] Thiago Moises
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Aaron Pico
481
1
PH Eric Kelly  (34) 12-3-0
29
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#104 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
482
2
BR Saimon de Oliveira   12-2-0
29
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Luan Duarte
 
483
2
JP Hiroki Aoki  (32) 18-11-2
29
Last Fight: 3/19/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Takuya Nagata
 
484
2
BR Luiz Andrade I  (31) 19-18-6
29
Last Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#280 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
485
2
PE Claudio Puelles  (21) 7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#164 LW] Martin Bravo
 
486
2
BR Patrique Bressan   8-0-0
29
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Blasius Combat] vs  [NR] Josemir Raimundi
 
487
2
PL Gracjan Szadzinski   5-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#114 LW] Kamil Szymuszowski
 
488
2
US Tim Welch  (26) 15-5-0
29
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Ryan Schecterson
 
489
3
SE Simon Skold  (29) 7-5-0
29
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [NR] Juntaro Ami
 
490
4
BR Pedro Paulino  (32) 6-0-0
29
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Desafio do Guerreiro] vs  [NR] Gilmar Brito
 
491
4
US Jose Martinez   4-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#364 LW] Kyle Driscoll
 
492
5
BR Paulo Silva  (30) 11-13-0
29
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [NR] Andre Ricardo Chaves Santos
 
493
 
BR Oberdan Vieira Tenorio  (29) 23-10-1
29
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#94 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
494
4
BR Gustavo Efron   12-3-0
29
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#543 LW] Dioginis Souza
 
495
5
RU Pavel Gordeev   6-1-0
29
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [FEFoMP] vs  [#248 LW] Elnur agaev
 
496
3
US James Steele McCall   7-5-0
29
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [Paramount MMA] vs  [#283 LW] Peter Straub
 
497
4
RU Bai-Ali Shaipov   3-0-0
28
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#581 LW] Pawel Kielek
 
498
4
UA Anton Radko  (27) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [League MMA] vs  [NR] Dmitri Perekupka
 
499
4
BR Francivaldo Soares da Rocha  (35) 6-4-0
28
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#310 LW] Carlos Leal Miranda
 
500
4
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (36) 17-11-5
28
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#636 LW] Shohei Yamamoto
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#542 LW] Eiji Ishikawa

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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