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
501
4
GE Giga Chikadze  (28) 2-1-0
28
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [G. Challenge] vs  [NR] Anthony Hernandez
 
502
4
US Yoislandy Izquierdo  (33) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#155 LW] Vagner Rocha
 
503
5
MN Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa  (26) 3-0-0
28
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [NR] Daisuke Nakamura
 
504
38
RU Abdula Dadaev   7-3-0
28
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Andrii Mytrofanov
 
505
189
UA Anatoly Lyagu   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#301 LW] Abubakar Mestoev
 
506
3
BR Jonas Boeno do Rosario   33-11-0
28
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Warrior GP Fighting] vs  [#551 LW] Willian Lima
 
507
5
KZ Rashid Dagaev   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#281 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
508
2
JP Yuki Yamamoto  (29) 10-8-4
28
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Sung Bin Hong
 
509
2
JP Yuki Kawana  (27) 10-1-5
28
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#197 LW] Koshi Matsumoto
Next Fight: 5/12/2017 [Shooto] vs [#285 WW] Shingo Suzuki
510
6
UA Vladislav Nazaruk  (21) 6-1-0
28
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [West Fight] vs  [NR] Roman Trokhimec
 
511
162
RU Alexander Grozin   7-1-1
28
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#208 LW] Viskhan Magomadov
 
512
2
ZA Leon Mynhardt   15-9-0
28
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#262 LW] Dave Mazany
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [#320 LW] Martin van Staden
513
2
US Muhsin Corbbrey  (38) 14-9-0
28
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#131 LW] Pat Healy
 
514
1
CA Chris Horodecki  (29) 21-7-1
28
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#421 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
515
2
BY Sergey Faley  (25) 20-10-0
28
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#136 LW] Ramil Mustapaev
 
516
3
PL Alan Langer  (26) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Piotr Niedzielski
 
517
1
GR Christos Plasaris  (24) 8-8-0
28
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Armageddon (Greece)] vs  [NR] Paris Kalaitzidis
 
518
3
US Damian Norris   7-2-0
28
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
519
4
AR Marcos Cornejo  (35) 9-1-0
28
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Cage League Championship] vs  [NR] Matias Jose Olguin
 
520
2
US Nick Piedmont   12-7-1
28
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#409 WW] Davi Ramos
 
521
3
RU Nikolay Gaponov   4-1-0
28
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Islam Begidov
 
522
3
BR Juliano Luis dos Santos  (40) 10-3-0
28
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Tide Squeti
 
523
3
US Steven Newell  (25) 9-0-0
28
Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Paulao Fight] vs  [NR] Ranieri Yuri Zenidim Bueno
 
524
4
JP Shigeaki Kusayanagi  (35) 10-7-6
27
Last Fight: 2/05/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Atsushi Ueda
 
525
2
SK Miroslav Strbak  (28) 13-6-1
27
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#288 LW] Gazavat Suleymanov
 
526
6
MX Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez   6-6-0
27
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [All Rounder Fight Club] vs  [NR] Jose Ruelas
 
527
3
US Frank Caraballo  (32) 14-9-0
27
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Xtreme Caged Combat] vs  [#76 FW] Alexandre Bezerra
 
528
1
RU Igor Egorov  (28) 12-6-0
27
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#229 FW] Jack McGann
Next Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#293 LW] Peter Queally
529
5
RU Islam Isaev   5-2-0
27
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#639 LW] Egor Golubtsov
 
530
1
US Jordan Clements  (26) 12-3-0
27
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#177 LW] Jon Neal
 
531
35
UK Jack Grant   10-4-0
27
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Almighty Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Jordan Miller
 
532
4
AZ Tofik Musaev   9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
533
 
US John Gunther  (31) 3-0-0
27
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [NR] Devonte Smith
 
534
1
US Danny Ramirez  (28) 6-2-0
27
Last Fight: 2/16/2017 [Combate Americas] vs  [#442 LW] Erick Gonzalez
Next Fight: 5/05/2017 [Combate Americas] vs [#609 LW] Chris Padilla
535
2
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (23) 7-3-0
27
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#206 LW] Kaik Brito
 
536
2
BR Felipe Douglas  (24) 10-3-0
27
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#535 LW] Elder Allan Amorim
 
537
4
UK Mario Saeed  (26) 9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/26/2017 [Golden Ticket Fight Promotions] vs  [NR] Aaron Jahnsen
Next Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#434 LW] Tim Barnett
538
5
US Matt Johnson   4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Leville Simpson
 
539
1
US Josh Tyler  (32) 7-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#362 LW] Scott Thometz
 
540
4
US Keanu Subba  (22) 5-2-0
27
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ahmed Mujtaba
 
541
4
AU Aidan Aguilera   4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Raphael Scott
 
542
4
JP Eiji Ishikawa  (37) 29-23-3
27
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#473 LW] Rae Yoon Ok
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#500 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
543
5
BR Dioginis Souza  (26) 10-4-0
27
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#494 LW] Gustavo Efron
 
544
6
RU Yusup Umarov   8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#412 WW] Ryan Scope
 
545
2
US Cody Carrillo  (35) 11-14-0
27
Last Fight: 7/16/2016 [C3 Fights] vs  [#491 LW] Jose Martinez
Next Fight: 5/05/2017 [Victory FC] vs [#556 LW] Josh Pfeifer
546
3
UK Rob Sinclair  (37) 13-4-0
27
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#380 LW] Charlie Leary
 
547
4
JP Hiroshi Takahashi   8-9-2
27
Last Fight: 11/27/2016 [Zst] vs  [NR] Sho Kogane
 
548
4
US Anthony Baccam  (28) 10-5-0
27
Last Fight: 1/27/2017 [Midwest Cage] vs  [NR] Ryan Stock
 
549
4
BR Nikolas Motta  (24) 8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Paulo Machado
 
550
4
BR Julio Cesar Alves   15-10-0
26
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [NR] Sergio de Jesus Santos
 

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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