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
501
1
US Justin Harrington  (32) 9-4-0
29
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#94 LW] Julian Erosa
 
502
1
BR Paulo Silva  (30) 11-13-0
29
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [#642 WW] Andre Ricardo Chaves Santos
 
503
2
BR Gustavo Efron   12-3-0
29
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#562 LW] Dioginis Souza
 
504
135
US Anthony Morrison  (33) 20-12-0
29
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#262 LW] Cody Stevens
 
505
1
FR Yves Landu   9-7-0
29
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Octogone] vs  [NR] Yazid Chouchane
 
506
2
US Zach Freeman   8-2-0
29
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#121 LW] Thiago Moises
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Aaron Pico
507
140
US Daryl Wilson  (24) 4-1-0
29
Last Fight: 6/16/2017 [ExtremeFL] vs  [NR] James Warren
 
508
 
NL Pieter Buist  (29) 9-4-0
29
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [World Fighting League (Netherlands)] vs  [NR] Jose Vava Kikumbi
 
509
1
FR Fares Ziam  (20) 6-2-0
29
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [World Warrior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Artem Tanshyn
 
510
1
CY Paata Tschapelia  (31) 5-1-0
29
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Kickbox Body Gym Poprad] vs  [NR] Jan Malach
 
511
NR
UK Chris Bungard   10-3-0
29
Last Fight: 6/03/2017 [Headhunters Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Enrico Manicaro
 
512
5
PH Eric Kelly  (35) 12-3-0
29
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#102 LW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
 
513
17
RU Alexander Grozin   7-1-1
29
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#204 LW] Viskhan Magomadov
 
514
17
RU Sukhrob Davlatov   7-3-0
29
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Rakhman Makhazhiev
 
515
9
RU Abdula Dadaev   7-3-0
29
Last Fight: 11/22/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Andrii Mytrofanov
 
516
5
RU Bai-Ali Shaipov   3-0-0
29
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#593 LW] Pawel Kielek
 
517
NR
US Roosevelt Roberts  (23) 3-0-0
29
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [#647 LW] Dominic Clark
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs [#448 LW] Shohei Yamamoto
518
6
NL Joey Kuiten  (25) 7-1-0
29
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Centurion Fight Championship Malta] vs  [NR] Gokhan Aksu
 
519
6
BR Marcio Navarro  (38) 15-14-0
28
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Evolution Fighting Championship (Kansas)] vs  [NR] Joe Wilk
 
520
NR
US Richard LeRoy   5-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Jalin Turner
Next Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs [#281 LW] Darren Smith Jr.
521
6
US Joe Stevenson  (35) 33-16-0
28
Last Fight: 2/06/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#231 WW] Hayder Hassan
 
522
6
GE Giga Chikadze  (28) 3-1-0
28
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [G. Challenge] vs  [NR] Anthony Ross
 
523
6
US Yoislandy Izquierdo  (33) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#157 LW] Vagner Rocha
 
524
6
BG Vladislav Genov  (27) 6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Christos Plasaris
 
525
11
BR Pedro Paulino  (33) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Desafio do Guerreiro] vs  [NR] Gilmar Brito
 
526
7
US Garrett Gross  (28) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Deron Carlis
 
527
7
US Bryan Billiot   4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] David Bosnick
 
528
7
MN Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa  (26) 3-0-0
28
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [NR] Daisuke Nakamura
 
529
7
RU Ruslan Yamanbaev   3-4-1
28
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#642 LW] Viktor Kichigin
 
530
7
BR Aldo Pereira Aguiar   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Fight for Life (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Rodolfo Rodrigues
 
531
6
US Anthony Baccam  (28) 11-5-0
28
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Midwest Cage] vs  [NR] Jeremy Castro
 
532
6
KZ Rashid Dagaev   6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#294 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
533
6
BR Jonas Boeno do Rosario   33-11-0
28
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Warrior GP Fighting] vs  [#572 LW] Willian Lima
 
534
6
JP Yuki Yamamoto  (29) 10-8-4
28
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Sung Bin Hong
Next Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs [NR] Yoichi Fukumoto
535
6
UA Anatoly Lyagu   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#313 LW] Abubakar Mestoev
 
536
4
PL Alan Langer  (27) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Piotr Niedzielski
 
537
98
JP Tetsuya Yamada  (27) 18-5-2
28
Last Fight: 4/11/2017 [Dacheng Wuyi] vs  [NR] Zhenyue Huang
 
538
4
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (21) 8-1-0
28
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ruslan Kalyniuk
 
539
4
AR Marcos Cornejo  (35) 9-1-0
28
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Cage League Championship] vs  [NR] Matias Jose Olguin
 
540
4
RU Nikolay Gaponov   4-1-0
28
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Islam Begidov
Next Fight: 6/30/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs [#226 FW] Jack McGann
541
4
BR Juliano Luis dos Santos  (40) 10-3-0
28
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Tide Squeti
 
542
4
US Steven Newell  (25) 9-0-0
28
Last Fight: 7/29/2016 [Paulao Fight] vs  [NR] Ranieri Yuri Zenidim Bueno
 
543
4
CA Craig Shintani  (25) 7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Garret Nybakken
 
544
4
JP Shigeaki Kusayanagi  (35) 10-7-6
27
Last Fight: 2/05/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Atsushi Ueda
 
545
4
AZ Tofik Musaev   9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
546
3
NL Brian Hooi  (22) 7-6-0
27
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [World Fighting League (Netherlands)] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
547
14
US Damian Norris   7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
548
6
CA Chris Horodecki  (29) 21-7-1
27
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#424 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
549
5
SK Miroslav Strbak  (28) 13-6-1
27
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#298 LW] Gazavat Suleymanov
 
550
4
US Jeffery Peterson  (27) 5-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Bobby Lee
 

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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