Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

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
1
BR Jair Farias  (24) 4-0-0
31
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Carlos Eduardo Tito
 
452
1
US Travis Perzynski  (28) 20-9-0
31
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#485 LW] Alonzo Martinez
 
453
1
JP Hiroki Nagaoka  (37) 24-21-12
31
Last Fight: 11/13/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Keigo Hirayama
Next Fight: 8/13/2017 [Grachan] vs [NR] Ukyo Abe
454
1
PT Joel Alvarez   10-1-0
31
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Jekson Poleza dos Santos
 
455
NR
US Tom OConnor  (25) 5-1-0
31
Last Fight: 6/16/2017 [011 MMA Team] vs  [NR] Curtis Demarce
 
456
2
US Josh Tyler  (32) 8-4-0
31
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [FitCon Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Ruiz
 
457
2
BR Rafael Bernardo   4-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/26/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Roger Berger
 
458
2
US Jaleel Willis   7-0-0
30
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Omar Johnson
 
459
2
US Justin Reiswerg  (29) 10-6-0
30
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#630 WW] Jason Langellier
 
460
2
US Ryan Fillingame   6-2-0
30
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#473 LW] Zach Juusola
 
461
2
RU Denis Kanakov   7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 3/24/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Faisaly Tobatov
 
462
1
UK Jack Grant   11-4-0
30
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Killacam Promotions] vs  [NR] Romain Robert
 
463
1
US Bryan Nuro   7-1-0
30
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [CageSport] vs  [NR] Bobby McIntyre
 
464
1
DE Mert Oezyildirim  (23) 6-0-0
30
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Mohammed Sadok Trabelsi
 
465
5
CA Lenny Wheeler  (30) 9-6-0
30
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Elite #1 Fighting] vs  [#296 LW] Tristan Connelly
 
466
2
US Andy Main  (28) 11-3-1
30
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#193 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
467
2
BR Herbert Burns  (29) 6-1-0
30
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#145 LW] Movlid Khaibulaev
 
468
2
KR Yui Chul Nam  (35) 18-7-1
30
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#186 LW] Tom Santos
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#186 LW] Tom Santos
469
2
BR Otto Rodrigues   12-1-0
30
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [NR] Dzevad Muftic
 
470
2
US Carlo Prater  (35) 31-17-1
30
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#340 WW] Erivan Pereira
 
471
2
JP Shingo Suzuki  (31) 13-11-3
30
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#245 LW] Yuki Kawana
 
472
1
US Anthony Njokuani  (37) 15-12-0
30
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#203 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
 
473
1
US Zach Juusola  (29) 11-4-0
30
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#460 LW] Ryan Fillingame
 
474
2
US Leo Kuntz  (33) 18-3-1
30
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Young Ki Hong
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#95 LW] Shamil Zavurov
475
1
US Erick Gonzalez  (25) 6-2-0
30
Last Fight: 3/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#483 LW] Marco Antonio Elpidio
 
476
3
MX Robbie Peralta  (31) 18-8-0
30
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#229 LW] Alan Omer
 
477
 
BR Roberto Santos  (40) 9-4-0
30
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Batalha MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Laerte Azevedo
 
478
 
US Thai Clark  (28) 7-0-0
30
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Evolution Fighting Championship (Kansas)] vs  [NR] Jesus Adame
 
479
2
KR Rae Yoon Ok   5-1-0
30
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#597 LW] Eiji Ishikawa
 
480
5
MX Akbarh Arreola  (34) 23-11-1
30
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#114 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
481
1
US Jonathan Nunez  (31) 6-1-0
30
Last Fight: 1/25/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#40 LW] James Krause
 
482
3
AT Lajos Etelaky   4-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Aggrelin] vs  [NR] Mohammed Sadok Trabelsi
 
483
3
MX Marco Antonio Elpidio   5-2-1
30
Last Fight: 3/30/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#475 LW] Erick Gonzalez
 
484
5
BR Julio Cesar de Almeida  (32) 24-12-0
30
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#77 LW] Andrei Koshkin
 
485
1
US Alonzo Martinez  (33) 41-20-1
30
Last Fight: 5/26/2017 [Dynasty Combat Sports] vs  [NR] Doug Jenkins
 
486
3
US Zac Church   8-3-0
30
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Freestyle Cage] vs  [#450 LW] Derrick Adkins
 
487
 
BR Marcio Andrade  (28) 13-4-0
30
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#124 LW] Vener Galiev
 
488
1
US Dmitry Gerasimov  (33) 8-5-0
30
Last Fight: 6/02/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Fabio Trindade
 
489
2
UK Rick Selvarajah   9-2-0
29
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Jai Herbert
 
490
2
JP Hiroki Aoki  (32) 18-11-2
29
Last Fight: 3/19/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Takuya Nagata
Next Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs [#245 LW] Yuki Kawana
491
2
SE Erik Carlsson   6-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [NR] Gadzhimusa Gaziev
 
492
2
BR Luiz Andrade I  (31) 19-18-6
29
Last Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#292 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
493
2
BR Patrique Bressan   8-0-0
29
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Blasius Combat] vs  [NR] Josemir Raimundi
 
494
4
BR Leandro Martins Oliveira  (30) 6-0-0
29
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Night Corumba] vs  [NR] Rodrigo Moura
 
495
1
PE Claudio Puelles  (21) 7-2-0
29
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#165 LW] Martin Bravo
 
496
2
US Tim Welch  (27) 15-5-0
29
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Ryan Schecterson
 
497
 
US Michael McBride   8-3-0
29
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
498
3
PL Gracjan Szadzinski   5-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#112 LW] Kamil Szymuszowski
 
499
 
SE Simon Skold  (30) 7-5-0
29
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Superior Chal.] vs  [NR] Juntaro Ami
 
500
2
US Jose Martinez   4-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#368 LW] Kyle Driscoll
 

Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

Previous Official Release: 6/11/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#4] Rafael dos Anjos+, [#116] Johnny Case*, [#201] Sascha Sharma-, [#295] Tim Wilde-, [#585] Jimmy Spicuzza-, [#614] Caleb Williams!, [#626] George Comer*, [#644] Tanner Cowan!, [#645] Joey Angelo!, [#646] Jordan Chandler!, [#649] Yincang Bao!, [#650] Duane van Helvoirt!

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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