Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

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
7
AU Ethan Duniam   8-4-0
28
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [Diamondback Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
502
12
BR Joao Batista Yoshimura  (35) 4-4-0
28
Last Fight: 7/24/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#369 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
 
503
6
BR Aldo Pereira Aguiar   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Fight for Life (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Rodolfo Rodrigues
 
504
6
NL Pieter Buist  (29) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Shamil Uvaysov
 
505
6
KZ Rashid Dagaev   6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#285 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
506
NR
JP Akiyo Nishiura  (34) 14-8-1
28
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
 
507
NR
IT Manolo Zecchini  (20) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Marco Manara
 
508
7
BR Otavio dos Santos  (24) 11-3-0
28
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#112 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
509
9
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (33) 20-9-2
28
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#303 LW] Rae Yoon Ok
 
510
6
US Justin Jaynes  (28) 11-4-0
28
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [#372 LW] Tommy Aaron
 
511
9
US Jonathan Nunez  (32) 6-1-0
28
Last Fight: 2/07/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#61 WW] James Krause
 
512
9
BR Michel Silva   18-7-1
28
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#207 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
513
8
BR Jose Eudes Tavares  (36) 12-9-0
28
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Paulo Sergio dos Santos
 
514
7
PL Alan Langer  (27) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Piotr Niedzielski
 
515
7
US Sean Woodson  (25) 4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Seth Basler
 
516
6
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (22) 8-1-0
28
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ruslan Kalyniuk
 
517
11
PE Claudio Puelles  (21) 7-2-0
28
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#184 FW] Martin Bravo
 
518
9
US Anselmo Luna  (32) 13-6-0
28
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Fist Fight League] vs  [NR] Ray Wood
 
519
7
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 8-1-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#496 FW] Amir Elzhurkaev
 
520
4
AZ Tofik Musaev   10-3-0
28
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
521
6
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (29) 17-5-0
28
Last Fight: 8/08/2017 [League S-70] vs  [#234 LW] Arman Tsarukyan
 
522
4
US Zach Freeman  (33) 9-2-0
27
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Aaron Pico
Next Fight: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#124 LW] Saad Awad
523
12
US Zac Church   8-3-0
27
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Freestyle Cage] vs  [#320 LW] Derrick Adkins
 
524
11
AR Marcos Cornejo  (36) 9-1-0
27
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Cage League Championship] vs  [NR] Matias Jose Olguin
 
525
6
JP Takuya Nagata   6-1-1
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
526
9
US Michael McBride   8-3-0
27
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#133 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
527
7
CA Craig Shintani  (26) 7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Garret Nybakken
 
528
7
UK Chris Stringer   12-12-1
27
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Niklas Stolze
 
529
15
MN Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa  (27) 3-0-0
27
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [NR] Daisuke Nakamura
 
530
8
US Damian Norris   8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
531
8
US Jose Martinez   6-3-0
27
Last Fight: 9/01/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#361 LW] Dakota Bush
 
532
8
JP Yutaka Kobayashi  (32) 9-19-4
27
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Shigeaki Kusayanagi
 
533
7
BR Jackson Miranda  (24) 11-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Guerreiros de Aco] vs  [NR] Caio Rodrigues
 
534
7
JP Hiroki Aoki  (32) 18-12-2
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#165 LW] Yuki Kawana
 
535
10
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (23) 7-3-0
27
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#164 LW] Kaik Brito
 
536
7
BR Dioginis Souza  (27) 10-4-0
27
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#487 LW] Gustavo Efron
 
537
7
US Salvador Becerra   6-2-0
27
Last Fight: 8/03/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Robby Ostovich
 
538
7
JP Eiji Ishikawa  (38) 29-24-3
27
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#369 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
 
539
7
RU Abdulla Almurzaev   4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexey Sotnikov
 
540
NR
US Brandon Longano   2-0-0
27
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [NFC Promotions] vs  [NR] Joe Elmore
 
541
13
CA Lenny Wheeler  (30) 9-6-0
27
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Elite #1 Fighting] vs  [#296 LW] Tristan Connelly
 
542
8
RU Maxim Pugachev  (24) 8-2-1
27
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Nikolay Goncharov
 
543
8
MX Ivan Castillo  (27) 13-7-0
27
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#490 LW] Chris Padilla
 
544
8
DE Till Kinne   5-2-0
27
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#207 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
545
12
US Anthony Morrison  (33) 20-12-0
27
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#455 LW] Cody Stevens
 
546
9
CA Curtis Demarce  (29) 18-13-0
27
Last Fight: 9/15/2017 [Mercenary Combat League] vs  [NR] Travis Gervais
 
547
9
US Brok Weaver  (25) 9-4-0
27
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Max Mustaki
 
548
8
US Cesar Balmaceda  (22) 4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Johnson Jajoute
 
549
8
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
26
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#195 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
550
11
BR Juliano Luis dos Santos  (41) 10-3-0
26
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Tide Squeti
 

Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

Previous Official Release: 10/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#151] Movlid Khaibulaev-, [#349] Oton Jasse+, [#383] Dylan Fussell+, [#570] Balajin Balajin-, [#578] Joe Elmore!, [#580] Julio Cesar Alves!, [#606] Cameron VanCamp+, [#637] Roniele Gomes!, [#640] Igor Egorov!, [#644] Sergey Faley!, [#645] Patryk Nowak-, [#646] Emilio Chavez!, [#647] Abraao Amorim Magalhaes!, [#648] Sado Ucar!, [#649] Guilherme Miranda!, [#650] Kazuma Maruyama!

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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    • 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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