Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
 
AT Lajos Etelaky   7-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Fight Arena (Hungary)] vs  [NR] Slobodan Vukic
 
452
 
US Guy Delumeau  (36) 22-13-3
30
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Juri Ohara
 
453
 
US Derrick Adkins  (28) 10-5-0
30
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#244 LW] Alexander Hernandez
 
454
 
US J.J. Okanovich  (27) 5-1-0
30
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Luis Jauregui
 
455
1
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (29) 18-6-0
30
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Bonito Eco Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Adriano Silva
 
456
1
RU Marat Magomedov  (27) 9-1-1
30
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Rashad Muradov
 
457
1
JP Shinji Sasaki  (37) 18-11-3
30
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#199 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
458
1
RU Islam Begidov  (28) 10-10-0
30
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#272 LW] Ruslan Yamanbaev
 
459
1
US Andy Main  (28) 11-3-1
30
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#276 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
460
1
BR Herbert Burns  (29) 6-2-0
30
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#68 LW] Magomed Idrisov
 
461
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (39) 35-15-0
30
Last Fight: 12/31/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#67 LW] Yusuke Yachi
 
462
1
US J.C. Cottrell  (28) 17-5-0
30
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#185 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
463
1
US Mike Richman  (32) 18-8-0
30
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#226 LW] Jeff Peterson
 
464
1
BR Mario Schembri   28-5-0
30
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [Just MMA] vs Unranked Opponent
 
465
10
CH Ivan Musardo  (37) 25-11-1
30
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#164 LW] David Khachatryan
 
466
2
US Cody Stevens  (35) 14-10-1
30
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#207 LW] Jordan Griffin
 
467
2
US Erick Gonzalez  (25) 6-2-0
30
Last Fight: 3/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#354 LW] Marco Antonio Elpidio
 
468
3
CZ Matej Kuznik  (22) 11-3-0
30
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Oktagon MMA (Slovakia)] vs  [NR] Ronald Paradeiser
 
469
3
SK Miroslav Strbak  (28) 15-8-1
30
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#97 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
470
3
BR Rafael Bernardo   4-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#422 LW] Roger Berger
 
471
3
UA Vladislav Nazaruk  (22) 7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Real Fight Promotion] vs  [NR] Ruslan Heleshko
 
472
3
US Demarques Jackson  (27) 7-2-0
30
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#401 LW] Beibit Nazarov
 
473
3
JP Hiroki Nagaoka  (37) 25-21-12
30
Last Fight: 8/13/2017 [Grachan] vs  [NR] Ukyo Abe
 
474
4
BR Lucio Abreu  (28) 10-5-0
30
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Centro Oeste Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Lucas Neto
 
475
2
US Nathan Stolen   7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [#120 LW] Bobby McIntyre
 
476
3
BR Rodrigo Lidio  (28) 4-1-0
29
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Fight On] vs  [NR] Roniele Gomes
 
477
3
SE Simon Skold  (30) 7-5-0
29
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [NR] Juntaro Ami
 
478
3
FI Matteus Lahdesmaki  (30) 14-9-3
29
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [The Cage] vs  [NR] Roman Dik
 
479
3
UK Gavin Hughes   9-0-0
29
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Deon Bruning
 
480
2
JP Naoto Miyazaki  (34) 14-4-3
29
Last Fight: 12/23/2017 [DEEP] vs Unranked Opponent
 
481
3
RU Murad Ramazanov   2-0-0
29
Last Fight: 9/10/2017 [ProFC] vs  [NR] Ruslan Khaskhanov
 
482
3
FR Yves Landu   9-7-0
29
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Octogone] vs  [NR] Yazid Chouchane
 
483
 
RU Alexey Makhno  (27) 16-6-0
29
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#186 LW] Abubakar Mestoev
 
484
3
US Ryan Collins   5-0-0
29
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Issac Ware
 
485
3
US Jose Martinez  (27) 7-3-0
29
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Freestyle Cage] vs  [NR] Cameron Coffman
 
486
 
CH Gregor Weibel  (31) 12-4-0
29
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [Time To Shine] vs  [NR] Dalibor Zetko
 
487
2
US Jonas Flok  (30) 5-2-0
29
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Dennis Anderson
 
488
2
BR Gustavo Efron   12-3-0
29
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#489 LW] Dioginis Souza
 
489
2
BR Dioginis Souza  (27) 11-4-0
29
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Esteban Bonaveri
 
490
2
US Te Edwards  (27) 5-1-0
29
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Brendan Trujillo
 
491
2
NL Joey Kuiten  (25) 7-1-0
29
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Centurion Fight Championship Malta] vs  [NR] Gokhan Aksu
 
492
2
BG Vladislav Genov  (27) 7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [International Submission Fighting Association] vs  [NR] Ivaylo Ivanishevic
 
493
2
US Brok Weaver  (26) 10-4-0
29
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Wesley Golden
 
494
2
JP Yuki Yamamoto  (29) 10-8-4
28
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Sung Bin Hong
 
495
4
JP Yu Fujimaki   9-6-1
28
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship] vs  [NR] Jonathan Menezes Barbalho
 
496
5
US Richard LeRoy   5-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Jalin Turner
 
497
 
US Nick Browne  (27) 7-1-0
28
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#257 LW] John Gunther
 
498
 
BR Vinicius Bohrer  (29) 15-6-0
28
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Watch Out] vs  [NR] Richard Barbosa
 
499
4
US Charon Spain  (29) 15-26-0
28
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [COGA Grand Prix] vs  [NR] Justin Harrington
 
500
 
BR Flavio Alvaro  (40) 49-11-0
28
Last Fight: 8/04/2017 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#275 LW] Lindeclecio Oliveira Batista
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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    • […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

    • 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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