Issue Date: 8/13/2017 (Official Release: #554)

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
2
BR Jackson Miranda  (24) 11-4-0
27
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Guerreiros de Aco] vs  [NR] Caio Rodrigues
 
552
2
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
27
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#193 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
553
6
CA Chris Horodecki  (29) 21-7-1
27
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#412 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
554
NR
US Cesar Balmaceda  (22) 4-0-0
27
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [NR] Johnson Jajoute
 
555
1
US Salvador Becerra   6-2-0
26
Last Fight: 8/03/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Robby Ostovich
 
556
2
BR Nikolas Motta  (24) 8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Paulo Machado
 
557
NR
UA Renat Lyatifov  (28) 30-24-0
26
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Fight Masters Cup] vs  [NR] Alexander Lunachevskiy
 
558
3
BR Willian Lima  (23) 10-2-0
26
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alexandre Pereira
 
559
7
US Nick Piedmont   12-7-1
26
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#417 WW] Davi Ramos
 
560
7
BR Bruno Leandro Soares Lobato  (29) 32-19-3
26
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Win Combat Championship] vs  [#153 LW] Oberdan Vieira Tenorio
 
561
13
BR Paulo Goncalves Silva  (32) 22-12-0
26
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#165 FW] Alejandro Martinez
 
562
3
BR Eder Gama  (34) 13-6-0
26
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [NR] Emerson Rios
 
563
2
BR Gabriel Miranda  (27) 11-4-0
26
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Spartan Challenge] vs  [NR] Julio Brenes
 
564
2
US Eric Grant  (35) 2-3-0
26
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#281 LW] Slobodan Maksimovic
 
565
2
US Paul Hunhoff   8-6-0
26
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [NR] Jason Brown
 
566
2
US Joe Stevenson  (35) 33-16-0
26
Last Fight: 2/14/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#247 WW] Hayder Hassan
 
567
2
UA Taras Sapa  (25) 12-3-0
26
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs Unranked Opponent
 
568
8
US Bryant Whitaker  (26) 8-3-0
26
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Midwest Fight Series] vs  [#362 LW] Cameron VanCamp
 
569
3
US Frank Sforza   6-0-0
26
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Cage Titans FC] vs  [NR] Spencer Higa
 
570
3
JP Takahiro Suzuki  (30) 5-4-2
26
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
571
3
AR Leandro Delgado   8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Combate Cotas MMA] vs  [NR] Jose David Flores Aguirre
 
572
1
RU Maxim Pugachev  (24) 8-2-1
26
Last Fight: 6/01/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Nikolay Goncharov
 
573
3
PE David Cubas  (39) 18-7-3
26
Last Fight: 7/19/2017 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Bryan Guarnizo
 
574
17
MX Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez   6-8-0
26
Last Fight: 5/04/2017 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#91 FW] Alejandro Solano Rodriguez
 
575
6
DE Mohamed Grabinski  (25) 14-4-0
26
Last Fight: 3/03/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#184 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
576
5
JP Sho Kogane  (29) 10-3-0
26
Last Fight: 5/06/2017 [Zst] vs  [NR] Hiroshi Takahashi
 
577
5
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-9-1
26
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#350 LW] Ivan Musardo
 
578
3
CA Alex Martinez   3-0-0
26
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Xcessive Force Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Damian Johnston
 
579
57
DE Nasrat Haqparast  (21) 8-1-0
26
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Ruslan Kalyniuk
 
580
4
BE Alioune Nahaye   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Les Contenders] vs  [NR] Cedric Perruchet
 
581
4
JP Genpei Hayashi  (27) 8-5-1
26
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#347 LW] Yuki Yamasaki
 
582
4
CN Honghao Xu   1-0-0
26
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [#583 LW] Mikhail Odintsov
 
583
4
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 8-1-0
26
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Amir Elzhurkaev
 
584
3
PT Artur Lemos   8-3-0
25
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#184 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
585
3
RU Evgeniy Prismakov  (23) 7-0-0
25
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [Student League MMA] vs  [NR] Zelimkhan Betergaraev
 
586
6
BR Julio Cesar Alves   16-10-0
25
Last Fight: 6/11/2017 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [NR] Jimi Coenen
 
587
4
BR Raush Manfio  (25) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#336 LW] Matt Frevola
 
588
29
SG Christian Lee  (19) 6-1-0
25
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Jianping Wan
 
589
NR
CN Chengjie Wu  (26) 10-5-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Ramazan Israilov
 
590
6
US David Jordan  (27) 4-4-0
25
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [South Valley Gym] vs  [NR] Dustin Jenkins
 
591
6
US Lashawn Alcocks  (27) 7-8-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Mike Stevens
 
592
6
BR Vladson Alves  (27) 6-3-0
25
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Victor Benevides Santos
 
593
6
RU Mansur Djamburaev   5-0-0
25
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Ilimbek Toktogulov
 
594
6
US J.J. Okanovich   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Zach Andrews
 
595
6
US Brandon Ricetti  (30) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Nathan Espinoza
 
596
32
RU Asker Kushkov   3-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/04/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Shuwei Sun
 
597
NR
BR Bruno Miranda  (27) 10-3-0
25
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
 
598
8
ZA Alain Ilunga   11-5-0
25
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Anicet Kanyeba
 
599
8
US Sean McMurray   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [#571 WW] Austin Hubbard
 
600
8
BR Elvis Brenner Oliveira   5-0-0
25
Last Fight: 7/01/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Alan Soares
 

Issue Date: 8/13/2017 (Official Release: #554)

Previous Official Release: 8/06/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#215] Grant Dawson-, [#293] Xavier Sedras*, [#359] Thiago Oliveira*, [#365] Drew Morais!, [#461] Chris Sowell+, [#505] Giga Chikadze!, [#603] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa-, [#612] Oliver Parker!, [#615] Bruno Padilha!, [#620] Stoney Stuart!, [#627] Sam Hibberd!, [#629] Edgar Davalos!, [#640] Matthew Mooney!, [#642] Catalin Casaru!, [#644] Ali Maclean!, [#648] Heber Federico Pereyra!, [#650] Leon Mynhardt!

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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