Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

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
BR Francivaldo Soares da Rocha  (35) 6-4-0
28
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#315 LW] Carlos Leal Miranda
 
502
5
PE Claudio Puelles  (21) 7-2-0
28
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#187 FW] Martin Bravo
 
503
NR
PH Edward Kelly  (33) 9-4-0
28
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#408 LW] Emilio Urrutia
 
504
2
AU Greg Atzori   13-10-0
28
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#259 LW] Brentin Mumford
 
505
2
AU Ethan Duniam   8-4-0
28
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [Diamondback Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Anthony Bynoe
 
506
5
US Richard LeRoy   5-0-0
28
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Jalin Turner
 
507
2
RU Bai-Ali Shaipov   3-0-0
28
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#455 LW] Anatolij Baal
 
508
2
JP Shigeaki Kusayanagi  (36) 10-7-6
28
Last Fight: 2/05/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Atsushi Ueda
 
509
1
US Yoislandy Izquierdo  (33) 10-4-0
28
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#159 LW] Vagner Rocha
 
510
 
LT Ignas Barysas   9-2-1
28
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Bushido Lithuania] vs  [NR] Kenichi Ito
 
511
12
CA Lenny Wheeler  (30) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Elite #1 Fighting] vs  [#292 LW] Tristan Connelly
 
512
1
BG Vladislav Genov  (27) 6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Greek Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Christos Plasaris
 
513
9
BR Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga  (28) 17-5-0
28
Last Fight: 8/08/2017 [League S-70] vs  [#219 LW] Arman Tsarukyan
 
514
2
UA Vladislav Nazaruk  (21) 7-1-0
28
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Real Fight Promotion] vs  [NR] Ruslan Heleshko
 
515
2
MN Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa  (26) 3-0-0
28
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [NR] Daisuke Nakamura
 
516
2
BR Aldo Pereira Aguiar   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Fight for Life (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Rodolfo Rodrigues
 
517
8
US Michael McBride   8-3-0
28
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#131 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
518
3
UA Anatoly Lyagu   5-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#307 LW] Abubakar Mestoev
 
519
2
US Anthony Baccam  (28) 11-5-0
28
Last Fight: 4/14/2017 [Midwest Cage] vs  [NR] Jeremy Castro
 
520
2
JP Yasuaki Kishimoto  (33) 20-9-2
28
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [HEAT] vs  [#300 LW] Rae Yoon Ok
 
521
14
MX Robbie Peralta  (31) 18-8-0
28
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#223 LW] Alan Omer
Next Fight: 9/03/2017 [California Cage Wars] vs [NR] Shad Smith
522
6
US Zach Freeman  (33) 9-2-0
28
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Aaron Pico
 
523
3
KZ Rashid Dagaev   6-2-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#291 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
524
3
PL Alan Langer  (27) 9-6-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Piotr Niedzielski
 
525
NR
BR Otavio dos Santos  (24) 11-3-0
28
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#112 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
526
57
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 8-1-0
28
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Amir Elzhurkaev
 
527
5
UA Alexander Gorshechnik  (21) 9-2-0
28
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Nikolai Kuznetsov
 
528
5
AR Marcos Cornejo  (36) 9-1-0
28
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Cage League Championship] vs  [NR] Matias Jose Olguin
 
529
4
BR Juliano Luis dos Santos  (40) 10-3-0
28
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Tide Squeti
 
530
4
CA Craig Shintani  (26) 7-2-0
28
Last Fight: 6/09/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Garret Nybakken
 
531
7
BR Leandro Martins Oliveira  (30) 6-0-0
27
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Fight Night Corumba] vs  [NR] Rodrigo Moura
 
532
4
UK Chris Stringer   12-12-1
27
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Niklas Stolze
 
533
 
US Jeffery Peterson  (27) 5-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [NR] Bobby Lee
Next Fight: 8/25/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#319 LW] Brandon Jenkins
534
5
JP Takuya Nagata   6-1-1
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [NR] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
535
8
US Anthony Morrison  (33) 20-12-0
27
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#308 LW] Cody Stevens
 
536
6
AZ Tofik Musaev   9-3-0
27
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
537
6
US Damian Norris   7-2-0
27
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
538
6
US Brok Weaver  (25) 9-4-0
27
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Max Mustaki
 
539
NR
BR Jose Eudes Tavares  (36) 12-9-0
27
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Paulo Sergio dos Santos
 
540
6
US John Gunther  (31) 3-0-0
27
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [NR] Devonte Smith
 
541
6
RU Magomed Dibirdadaev  (26) 11-1-0
27
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#159 FW] Nemat Abdrashitov
 
542
6
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (23) 7-3-0
27
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#161 LW] Kaik Brito
 
543
6
BR Felipe Douglas  (25) 10-3-0
27
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Thunder Fight] vs  [#542 LW] Elder Allan Amorim
 
544
5
JP Hiroki Aoki  (32) 18-12-2
27
Last Fight: 7/23/2017 [Shooto] vs  [#216 LW] Yuki Kawana
 
545
3
BR Dioginis Souza  (26) 10-4-0
27
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#484 LW] Gustavo Efron
 
546
1
PE Rudy Gavidia   8-2-0
27
Last Fight: 7/19/2017 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Emilio Vera
 
547
1
JP Eiji Ishikawa  (37) 29-24-3
27
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#372 LW] Kenichiro Togashi
 
548
1
RU Abdulla Almurzaev   4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Alexey Sotnikov
 
549
1
DE Till Kinne   5-2-0
27
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#204 LW] Pavel Gordeev
 
550
7
DE Christopher Henze  (28) 8-0-1
27
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [La Familia Fight Club] vs  [NR] Marco Manara
 

Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

Previous Official Release: 8/13/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#70] Dave Jansen*, [#227] Mike Santiago-, [#324] Yusuke Kasuya-, [#398] Kaynan Kruschewsky*, [#447] Askhab Zulaev-, [#465] Dmitry Gerasimov-, [#470] Felipe Nilo*, [#479] Marcio Andrade-, [#540] Keanu Subba!, [#611] Jordan Clements*, [#628] Sanderson Santos-, [#645] Manolo Zecchini!, [#650] Hyung Seok Lee+

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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