Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
551
6
JP Naoyuki Kotani  (35) 33-14-7
26
Last Fight: 6/12/2016 [Real Fight Championship] vs  [#298 LW] Dmitriy Parubchenko
 
552
6
BR Eder Gama  (34) 13-6-0
26
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [NR] Emerson Rios
 
553
8
MX Daniel Salas   15-5-0
26
Last Fight: 8/19/2016 [Xtreme Fighters Latino] vs  [#555 LW] Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez
 
554
5
PL Lukasz Sajewski  (26) 13-3-0
26
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
555
7
MX Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez   6-5-0
26
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [All Rounder Fight Club] vs  [NR] Jose Ruelas
 
556
4
BR Leonardo Laiola  (36) 9-4-1
26
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs  [#135 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
557
6
TJ Loik Radzhabov   3-0-0
26
Last Fight: 8/14/2016 [Gladiator Fighting Championship (Germany)] vs  [NR] Igor Montes
 
558
6
US Josh Pfeifer   5-3-0
26
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#244 LW] Trey Ogden
 
559
6
RU Arbi Mezhidov   9-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Austrian Fight Challenge] vs  [NR] Bogdan Barbu
 
560
6
US Josh Visel  (23) 4-0-0
26
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Justified Defiance] vs  [NR] Zach Cook
 
561
6
FR Fares Ziam  (19) 5-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/15/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#241 LW] Haotian Wu
 
562
6
PL Gracjan Szadzinski   5-1-0
26
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Aslambek Arsamikov
 
563
6
BR Guilherme Miranda  (27) 14-5-0
26
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#412 WW] Ivan Jorge
 
564
6
UA Taras Sapa   11-3-0
26
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Alan Langer
 
565
6
RU Magomed Dibirdadaev  (25) 11-1-0
26
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Nemat Abdrashitov
 
566
6
UK Ali Maclean  (26) 15-8-1
26
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Ellis Hampson
 
567
6
RU Alexey Makhno  (26) 13-5-0
26
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#139 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
568
6
US Tanner Cowan  (34) 6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [The Clash MMA] vs  [NR] Jordan Chandler
 
569
6
BR Rodrigo Silva Fernandes  (29) 7-7-1
26
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Magal Fight] vs  [NR] Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues da Conceicao
 
570
6
US Jordin Hinman   5-4-0
26
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Jason Bowling
 
571
6
AU Adam Cook   5-1-0
26
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [Valor Fight] vs  [NR] Dave Cutcliffe
 
572
6
US Devin Powell   8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#144 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
573
7
JP Daisuke Hoshino  (35) 13-10-1
25
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Grandslam MMA] vs  [NR] Quinton Arendse
 
574
7
AU Ethan Duniam   6-4-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#334 LW] Greg Atzori
 
575
4
US Chris Padilla   7-2-0
25
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#341 LW] Christian Aguilera
 
576
7
IT Marco Manara   6-4-0
25
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Gotti Promotions] vs  [NR] Bojan Kosednar
 
577
5
CH Alex Rodrigues  (24) 5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [#373 LW] Soren Bak
 
578
6
RU Rashad Muradov   3-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
579
6
US Socrates Pierre  (31) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 3/11/2016 [Square Ring Promotions] vs  [NR] Steve Burks
 
580
6
UA Oleg Khachaturov  (26) 6-2-0
25
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Nikolai Kuznecov
 
581
6
US Mike Plazola   12-7-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Peter Petties
 
582
6
BR Rafael Macedo  (30) 8-4-0
25
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Promotion Showdown Goes Ruissalo] vs  [NR] Jerry Kvarnstrom
 
583
7
BR Willian Lima  (23) 8-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Diogo Felipe Oliveira
 
584
7
RU Denis Kanakov   6-1-0
25
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [Altay Republic MMA League] vs  [NR] Altynbek Kerimbaev
 
585
NR
CZ Jan Malach   9-5-0
25
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [X Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Cleovoulos Loukaidis
 
586
7
US Garrett Gross  (28) 8-5-0
25
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Malcolm Smith
 
587
7
US Junaure Saintil  (23) 3-1-0
25
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [NR] Michael Lilly
 
588
1
BR Lucio Abreu  (27) 9-5-0
25
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [Federal Gladiators Combat] vs  [NR] Hallan Hertel
 
589
6
US Sean McMurray   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [#546 WW] Austin Hubbard
 
590
2
UA Renat Lyatifov  (27) 28-23-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#123 LW] Oleg Bagov
 
591
5
US Jonathan Gary  (31) 12-7-2
25
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Aaron Roberson
 
592
5
UK Rick Selvarajah   8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Oli Coyne
 
593
5
BR Victor Romero  (34) 4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 8/31/2016 [300 Sparta] vs  [NR] Daniel Vasquez
 
594
6
CR Ludwing Salazar  (37) 20-18-0
25
Last Fight: 10/30/2016 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Bustos Araya
 
595
6
RU Robert Sharafutdinov   3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Valeriy Mitrichuk
 
596
3
GE Raul Tutarauli   7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Simeon Batalov
 
597
6
US Doug Jenkins   12-9-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Danny Black
 
598
6
US Caleb Williams  (25) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Real FC] vs  [NR] Vince McGuinness
 
599
6
US Sodiq Yusuff  (23) 3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Devin Turner
 
600
6
RU Dinislam Kamavov   5-0-2
25
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Poborsky
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#107] Jason Fischer+, [#376] Dzhambulat Kurbanov*, [#409] Cody Bollinger-, [#450] Jeremy Spoon-, [#493] Bryant Whitaker*, [#551] Niko Novelli-

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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