Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

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
3
RU Magomed Dibirdadaev  (25) 11-1-0
26
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#449 FW] Nemat Abdrashitov
 
552
3
UK Ali Maclean  (27) 15-8-1
26
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Ellis Hampson
 
553
3
RU Alexey Makhno  (26) 13-5-0
26
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#187 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
554
3
US Jimmy Spicuzza  (32) 7-4-0
26
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#109 LW] Jesse Ronson
 
555
3
US Tanner Cowan  (34) 6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [The Clash MMA] vs  [NR] Jordan Chandler
 
556
3
BR Rodrigo Silva Fernandes  (29) 7-7-1
26
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Magal Fight] vs  [NR] Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues da Conceicao
 
557
3
US Jordin Hinman   5-4-0
26
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Jason Bowling
 
558
2
US Devin Powell   8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#136 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
559
95
US Will Chope  (26) 33-13-0
26
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Full Metal Dojo] vs  [#389 LW] Tommy Hayden
 
560
3
AU Ethan Duniam   6-4-0
26
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Brace For War] vs  [#334 LW] Greg Atzori
 
561
NR
BR Felipe Rego   10-3-0
25
Last Fight: 12/22/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs Unranked Opponent
 
562
7
AU Adam Cook   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [Valor Fight] vs  [NR] Dave Cutcliffe
 
563
4
IT Marco Manara   6-4-0
25
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Gotti Promotions] vs  [NR] Bojan Kosednar
 
564
4
RU Rashad Muradov   3-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
565
7
PL Lukasz Sajewski  (26) 13-3-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
566
4
PL Pawel Kielek  (21) 7-3-1
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#478 LW] Bai-Ali Shaipov
 
567
4
UA Oleg Khachaturov  (26) 6-2-0
25
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [MMA Pro Ukraine] vs  [NR] Nikolai Kuznecov
 
568
4
US Jonathan Gary  (31) 12-7-2
25
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Aaron Roberson
Next Fight: 3/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#349 LW] Cody Pfister
569
3
US Mike Plazola   12-7-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Peter Petties
 
570
3
US J.J. Okanovich   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Zach Andrews
 
571
6
BR Rafael Macedo  (30) 8-4-0
25
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Promotion Showdown Goes Ruissalo] vs  [NR] Jerry Kvarnstrom
 
572
3
BR Willian Lima  (23) 8-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Diogo Felipe Oliveira
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs [NR] Alexandre Pereira
573
3
RU Denis Kanakov   6-1-0
25
Last Fight: 11/10/2016 [Altay Republic MMA League] vs  [NR] Altynbek Kerimbaev
 
574
3
CZ Jan Malach   9-5-0
25
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [X Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Cleovoulos Loukaidis
 
575
7
US Chris Padilla   7-2-0
25
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#345 LW] Christian Aguilera
 
576
4
US Garrett Gross  (28) 8-5-0
25
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Malcolm Smith
 
577
3
CZ Matej Kuznik  (21) 10-1-0
25
Last Fight: 1/29/2017 [Gladiator Championship Fighting] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Poborsky
 
578
3
US Sean McMurray   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [#549 WW] Austin Hubbard
 
579
3
CH Alex Rodrigues  (24) 5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [#376 LW] Soren Bak
 
580
3
UK Rick Selvarajah   8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Oli Coyne
 
581
2
AF Abdul Azeem Badakhshi   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Mukesh Gora
 
582
2
BR Glaucio Eliziario  (29) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#484 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
583
2
BR Raush Manfio  (25) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#324 LW] Matt Frevola
 
584
2
CR Ludwing Salazar  (38) 20-18-0
25
Last Fight: 10/30/2016 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Bustos Araya
 
585
2
RU Robert Sharafutdinov   3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Valeriy Mitrichuk
 
586
2
RU Alim Cherkesov   8-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Abkerim Yunusov
 
587
 
US Caleb Williams  (26) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Real FC] vs  [NR] Vince McGuinness
 
588
3
US Doug Jenkins   12-9-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Danny Black
 
589
1
US Sodiq Yusuff  (23) 3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Devin Turner
 
590
1
JP Tetsuya Yamada  (26) 17-5-2
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Unknown] vs  [#171 LW] Anton Kuivanen
 
591
1
RU Dinislam Kamavov   5-0-2
25
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Poborsky
 
592
6
UA Renat Lyatifov  (27) 28-23-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#124 LW] Oleg Bagov
 
593
2
RU Marat Magomedov  (26) 8-1-1
25
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 
594
2
VE Ilianovich Chalo   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 6/06/2016 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#164 LW] Martin Bravo
 
595
47
CH Emerik Youmbi   6-6-0
25
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Hit Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Brian Hooi
 
596
1
RU Aslahan Dadagov   4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Adam Tsurov
 
597
1
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 7-1-0
24
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Octagon Fighting Sensation] vs  [NR] Rizvan Mirzabekov
 
598
5
GE Raul Tutarauli   7-3-0
24
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Simeon Batalov
 
599
2
BR Thiago Gaia  (26) 6-0-0
24
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [X-Fight MMA] vs  [NR] Islan Reis
 
600
2
US Stoney Stuart   5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Ascendancy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Will Shutt
 

Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

Previous Official Release: 2/20/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#89] Ricardo Tirloni*, [#126] Ryan Scope+, [#443] Rhys McKee!, [#509] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa*, [#514] Damien Lapilus-, [#541] Yoshiaki Takahashi*, [#573] Junaure Saintil!, [#578] Victor Romero!, [#594] Nemat Abdrashitov-, [#632] Elvis Brenner Oliveira!, [#649] Jacek Kreft!, [#650] Simon Skold!

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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