Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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 Asker Kushkov   3-2-0
26
Last Fight: 5/04/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Shuwei Sun
 
552
19
AZ Tofik Musaev   10-3-0
26
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Murad Shakhbanov
 
553
2
US Michael McBride   8-3-0
26
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
554
3
US Zach Juusola  (30) 11-5-0
26
Last Fight: 9/28/2017 [Smash Global] vs  [#203 LW] Darren Smith Jr.
 
555
1
BR Paulo Goncalves Silva  (33) 22-12-0
26
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#395 LW] Alejandro Martinez
 
556
3
US Richard Patishnock  (30) 7-5-0
26
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#152 LW] Joseph Lowry
 
557
1
RU Boris Fedorov   4-1-0
26
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [NR] Se Young Kim
 
558
2
RU Ramazan Sulebanov   5-1-0
26
Last Fight: 11/03/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Aibek Raimberdi uulu
 
559
2
US Jonathan Pearce  (25) 6-3-0
26
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Valor Fights (Tennessee)] vs Unranked Opponent
 
560
5
BR Gabriel Miranda  (27) 12-4-0
26
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Adventure Fight] vs  [NR] Joao Alves
 
561
5
BR Guilherme Doin  (25) 7-4-0
26
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Everton Rodrigues
 
562
6
MX Carlos Enrique Canada   9-6-0
26
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [Xtreme Fighters Latino] vs  [NR] Alexander Barahona
 
563
4
US Gerald Scott  (23) 2-0-0
26
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [NR] Eric Grant
 
564
5
US Paul Hunhoff   8-6-0
26
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Sparta Combat League] vs  [NR] Jason Brown
 
565
5
BR Luiz Andrade I  (32) 19-19-6
26
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Juri Ohara
 
566
2
BR Elder Allan Amorim  (24) 7-3-0
26
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#249 LW] Kaik Brito
 
567
4
US Niko Novelli  (34) 7-1-0
26
Last Fight: 11/15/2017 [Alaska Cage Fighting] vs  [NR] Dominick Meriweather
 
568
5
US Thor Skancke  (34) 10-8-1
26
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [CXF] vs  [NR] Quinton McCottrell
 
569
5
CN Zhenyue Huang   3-2-0
26
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Keisuke Iwata
 
570
5
US Thiago Alves Cavalcante Rodrigues  (31) 11-5-0
26
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [NR] Kyle Herrera
 
571
5
RU Rustam Asuev   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#160 LW] Maike Linhares Galvao Amorim
 
572
5
PE David Cubas  (39) 18-7-3
26
Last Fight: 7/19/2017 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [NR] Bryan Guarnizo
 
573
1
MX Sergio Daniel Cossio Dominguez   6-8-0
26
Last Fight: 5/04/2017 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [#104 FW] Alejandro Solano Rodriguez
 
574
11
BR Nikolas Motta  (24) 8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Paulo Machado
 
575
15
US Ryan Walker   8-3-0
26
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Scotty Hao
 
576
2
RU Igor Tarytsa   4-1-0
26
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Akhad Mamedov
 
577
2
CA Alex Martinez   3-0-0
26
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Xcessive Force Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Damian Johnston
 
578
2
PT Artur Lemos   8-3-0
26
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#151 LW] Raul Tutarauli
 
579
3
US Lashawn Alcocks  (28) 7-8-0
26
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Mike Stevens
 
580
4
BE Alioune Nahaye   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Les Contenders] vs  [NR] Cedric Perruchet
 
581
4
DE Anatolij Baal  (25) 8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [German MMA Championship] vs  [#200 LW] Djamil Chan
 
582
4
BR Nilson Pereira  (36) 14-10-0
26
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#315 LW] Alexis Savvidis
 
583
5
US Josh Pfeifer   6-5-0
26
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [Victory FC] vs  [#204 LW] Bryce Logan
 
584
3
US Dawond Pickney   12-7-0
26
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Pyramid Fights] vs  [NR] Joe Valadez
 
585
6
UK Chris Bungard   11-4-0
26
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [N/A] vs  [NR] Danny Nash
 
586
6
RU Mikhail Balakirev   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Igor Egorov
 
587
 
US Anthony Morrison  (33) 20-12-0
26
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [#466 LW] Cody Stevens
 
588
5
JP Kenichiro Togashi  (37) 18-12-5
25
Last Fight: 11/12/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#234 LW] Aziz Pahrudinov
 
589
6
PE Claudio Puelles  (21) 7-2-0
25
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#201 FW] Martin Bravo
 
590
4
BR Julio Cesar Alves   16-10-0
25
Last Fight: 6/11/2017 [Hombres de Honor] vs  [NR] Jimi Coenen
 
591
4
UK Aiden Lee   5-2-0
25
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#297 LW] Donovan Desmae
 
592
3
US Dave Courchaine  (34) 20-7-0
25
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#201 LW] Arthur Estrazulas
 
593
3
UK Jai Herbert   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Rick Selvarajah
 
594
3
CN Chengjie Wu  (26) 10-5-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Ramazan Israilov
 
595
3
US David Jordan  (27) 4-4-0
25
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [South Valley Gym] vs  [NR] Dustin Jenkins
 
596
3
BR Vladson Alves  (27) 6-3-0
25
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Victor Benevides Santos
 
597
3
CA Adam Assenza   8-4-0
25
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [BTC Fight Promotions] vs  [NR] Jesse Erickson
 
598
3
CH Benjamin Brander  (30) 11-5-0
25
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [Time To Shine] vs  [NR] Ivica Jakopic
 
599
3
US Tommy Hayden  (31) 10-4-0
25
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Full Metal Dojo] vs  [#252 LW] Jason Ponet
 
600
3
US Jose Flores  (29) 7-1-0
25
Last Fight: 8/29/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#356 LW] Matt Frevola
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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