Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

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
 
US Leo Kuntz  (34) 18-4-1
28
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#78 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
502
1
PH Edward Kelly  (33) 9-4-0
28
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#421 LW] Emilio Urrutia
 
503
13
BR Tiago dos Santos e Silva  (30) 20-8-1
28
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#236 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
504
2
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (37) 18-12-5
28
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#233 LW] Aziz Pahrudinov
 
505
2
NL Pieter Buist  (29) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Strength & Honour Championship (Belgium)] vs  [NR] Shamil Uvaysov
 
506
2
BR Ivanildo Nunes Santos   19-10-0
28
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [North Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Yuriy Shtembulyak
 
507
3
JP Akiyo Nishiura  (34) 14-8-1
28
Last Fight: 10/15/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
 
508
3
BR Leandro Rodrigues Pontes  (29) 26-13-2
28
Last Fight: 8/28/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#333 LW] Yilan Sha
 
509
3
PE Rudy Gavidia   9-2-0
28
Last Fight: 11/22/2017 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Sebastian Vidal
 
510
1
PT Vitor Pinto  (30) 12-2-0
28
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Kickbox Body Gym Poprad] vs  [#522 WW] Emin Sefa
 
511
4
SE Erik Carlsson   6-3-0
28
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#376 LW] Ahmed Amir
 
512
5
IT Manolo Zecchini  (21) 6-0-0
28
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Marco Manara
 
513
1
KZ Rashid Dagaev   6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#279 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
514
6
US Justin Jaynes  (28) 11-4-0
28
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Fight Club OC] vs  [#380 LW] Tommy Aaron
 
515
3
JP Shigetoshi Iwase  (42) 15-20-4
28
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#187 LW] Hiroto Uesako
 
516
31
BR Nahim Barbosa  (35) 9-3-0
28
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Iron Fight Combat] vs  [NR] Valdir Reis
 
517
14
PL Sebastian Romanowski  (27) 12-8-1
28
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [NR] Evgeny Ryazanov
 
518
4
BR Jose Eudes Tavares  (36) 12-9-0
28
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Paulo Sergio dos Santos
 
519
2
US Yoislandy Izquierdo  (33) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#166 LW] Vagner Rocha
 
520
5
US Sean Woodson  (25) 4-0-0
28
Last Fight: 9/22/2017 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Seth Basler
 
521
5
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (22) 8-2-0
28
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Marcin Held
 
522
7
BR Diego Vargas   8-5-0
28
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Blasius Combat] vs  [#623 LW] Claudiere Freitas
 
523
5
BR Vitor Morais  (21) 6-1-0
28
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Thunder Fight] vs  [NR] Gabriel Macario
 
524
5
US Justin Reiswerg  (29) 10-6-0
28
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [#518 WW] Jason Langellier
 
525
5
BR Guilherme Miranda  (28) 16-5-0
28
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Maxfight] vs  [NR] Lucas Barros
 
526
3
US Thai Clark  (28) 7-0-0
28
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Evolution Fighting Championship (Kansas)] vs  [NR] Jesus Adame
 
527
5
JP Takuya Nagata   6-1-1
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
528
6
CA Craig Shintani  (26) 7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Garret Nybakken
 
529
4
AU Rob Hill  (32) 14-10-1
27
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [#126 LW] Issac Hardman
 
530
5
AU Greg Atzori   13-10-0
27
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#341 LW] Brentin Mumford
 
531
5
AU Ethan Duniam   8-5-0
27
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [N/A] vs  [#358 LW] Abel Brites
 
532
6
RU Lom-Ali Nalgiev   14-6-0
27
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#290 LW] Rubenilton Pereira
 
533
4
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (33) 20-9-2
27
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#302 LW] Rae Yoon Ok
Next Fight: 1/21/2018 [Gladiator FC] vs [#604 LW] Ken Hamamura
534
5
US Damian Norris   8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
535
7
BR Michel Silva   18-7-1
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#216 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
536
7
AZ Tofik Musaev   10-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
537
7
RU Abdulla Almurzaev   4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexey Sotnikov
 
538
7
JP Juri Ohara  (27) 20-12-2
27
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#580 LW] Luiz Andrade I
Next Fight: 12/23/2017 [DEEP] vs [#422 FW] Guy Delumeau
539
2
US Jonathan Nunez  (32) 6-1-0
27
Last Fight: 2/07/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#39 LW] James Krause
 
540
6
JP Yutaka Kobayashi  (32) 9-19-4
27
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Shigeaki Kusayanagi
 
541
1
BR Patrique Bressan   8-0-0
27
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Blasius Combat] vs  [NR] Josemir Raimundi
 
542
6
BR Alex Sandro Alves  (33) 9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 11/05/2017 [Demolidor Fight MMA] vs  [NR] Alex Ricardo Franco
 
543
7
CL Pablo Villaseca  (30) 12-4-0
27
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Gladiator Fighting Arena] vs  [#396 LW] Mehdi Dakaev
 
544
7
UK Chris Stringer   12-12-1
27
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Niklas Stolze
 
545
7
JP Hiroki Aoki  (32) 18-12-2
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#156 LW] Yuki Kawana
 
546
8
BR Jackson Miranda  (24) 11-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Guerreiros de Aco] vs  [NR] Caio Rodrigues
 
547
2
US Zach Freeman  (33) 9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#105 LW] Saad Awad
 
548
7
BR Dioginis Souza  (27) 10-4-0
27
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#487 LW] Gustavo Efron
 
549
7
JP Eiji Ishikawa  (38) 29-24-3
27
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#504 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
 
550
7
US Salvador Becerra   6-2-0
27
Last Fight: 8/03/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Robby Ostovich
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#169] Juan Archuleta-, [#251] Denilson Neves de Oliveira+, [#342] Mads Burnell-, [#363] Peter Straub*, [#388] Hae Jin Park-, [#390] Majdeddine Ayadi!, [#524] Alan Langer!, [#527] Anselmo Luis Luna Jr.!, [#620] Juliano Luis dos Santos*, [#622] Brandon Ricetti!

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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