Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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
4
BR Willian Lima  (23) 10-2-0
26
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alexandre Pereira
 
552
5
BR Eder Gama  (34) 13-6-0
26
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [Ichiban Kombat Championship] vs  [NR] Emerson Rios
 
553
5
FR Fares Ziam  (20) 5-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/15/2016 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [#234 LW] Haotian Wu
 
554
7
US Derrick Kennington  (33) 12-9-0
26
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Fight Lab Promotions] vs  [NR] Ryan Jett
 
555
204
US Eric Grant  (35) 2-3-0
26
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#273 LW] Slobodan Maksimovic
 
556
6
US Josh Pfeifer   5-3-0
26
Last Fight: 12/23/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#241 LW] Trey Ogden
Next Fight: 5/05/2017 [Victory FC] vs [#545 LW] Cody Carrillo
557
2
DE Tamirlan Dadaev  (22) 14-5-0
26
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [Austrian Fight Challenge] vs  [NR] Garik Shahbabyan
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs [#146 WW] Kerim Engizek
558
5
US Frank Sforza   6-0-0
26
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [Cage Titans FC] vs  [NR] Spencer Higa
 
559
5
UA Taras Sapa   11-3-0
26
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [#516 LW] Alan Langer
 
560
NR
RU Askhab Zulaev   1-0-0
26
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [New Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Murat Tlyarukov
 
561
4
UK Lawrence Fitzpatrick   5-0-0
26
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Charles Bennett
 
562
5
RU Arbi Mezhidov   9-2-0
26
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Austrian Fight Challenge] vs  [NR] Bogdan Barbu
 
563
7
KZ Ermek Tlauov   12-3-0
26
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#85 LW] Ronys Torres
 
564
4
CN Honghao Xu   1-0-0
26
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [#565 LW] Mikhail Odintsov
 
565
4
BY Mikhail Odintsov  (25) 8-1-0
26
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Amir Elzhurkaev
 
566
4
RU Alexey Makhno  (26) 13-5-0
26
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#152 LW] Artiom Damkovsky
 
567
4
UK Ali Maclean  (27) 15-8-1
26
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [International Combat Elite] vs  [NR] Ellis Hampson
 
568
NR
BR Paulo Goncalves Silva  (32) 22-12-0
26
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#202 FW] Alejandro Martinez
 
569
3
US Jake Roberts   7-2-0
26
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#205 LW] Steve Kozola
 
570
3
US Jimmy Spicuzza  (32) 7-4-0
26
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#93 LW] Jesse Ronson
 
571
3
BE Alioune Nahaye   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Les Contenders] vs  [NR] Cedric Perruchet
 
572
3
NL Hubert Geven  (23) 5-3-0
26
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Agy Sardari
 
573
3
US Devin Powell   8-2-0
26
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
574
3
US Adrian Hadribeaj  (26) 6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Triple X Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Scott Futrell
 
575
3
BR Guilherme Miranda  (27) 15-5-0
25
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [Elite Fighting Championship (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Claudio Ribeiro
 
576
4
BR Felipe Rego   10-3-0
25
Last Fight: 12/22/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Francinaldo Magalhaes
 
577
5
IT Marco Manara   6-4-0
25
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Gotti Promotions] vs  [NR] Bojan Kosednar
 
578
1
US George Comer  (32) 6-2-0
25
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [Revelation Fight Organization] vs  [NR] Evan Samad
 
579
7
IE Myles Price  (28) 9-6-0
25
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#537 LW] Mario Saeed
 
580
5
RU Rashad Muradov   3-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Niko Myllynen
 
581
6
PL Pawel Kielek  (21) 7-3-1
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#497 LW] Bai-Ali Shaipov
 
582
1
BR Rodrigo Silva Fernandes  (30) 7-7-1
25
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [Magal Fight] vs  [NR] Luiz Gustavo Rodrigues da Conceicao
 
583
6
US Mike Plazola   12-7-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Peter Petties
 
584
1
US Robert Washington  (34) 19-11-0
25
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#218 LW] Grant Dawson
 
585
5
US J.J. Okanovich   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Zach Andrews
 
586
NR
JP Kazuma Maruyama  (24) 6-4-0
25
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Kohei Tokeshi
 
587
NR
US Brandon Ricetti  (30) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Nathan Espinoza
 
588
3
US Chris Culley  (31) 20-15-0
25
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Global Knockout] vs  [#235 LW] Adrian Diaz
 
589
3
CZ Jan Malach   9-5-0
25
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [X Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Cleovoulos Loukaidis
 
590
2
US Tanner Cowan  (34) 6-1-0
25
Last Fight: 4/09/2016 [The Clash MMA] vs  [NR] Jordan Chandler
 
591
3
US Garrett Gross  (28) 8-5-0
25
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Shamrock Promotions] vs  [NR] Malcolm Smith
 
592
3
US Sean McMurray   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [#557 WW] Austin Hubbard
 
593
3
RU Robert Sharafutdinov   3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Valeriy Mitrichuk
 
594
4
UK Rick Selvarajah   8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Oli Coyne
Next Fight: 5/12/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [NR] Jai Herbert
595
4
AF Abdul Azeem Badakhshi   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Mukesh Gora
 
596
3
US Jordin Hinman   5-4-0
25
Last Fight: 4/02/2016 [Caged Aggression (Iowa)] vs  [NR] Jason Bowling
 
597
3
BR Glaucio Eliziario  (29) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#502 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
598
3
PT Joel Alvarez Gonzalez   5-1-0
25
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Fight Night Series] vs  [NR] Anthony Muller
 
599
3
BR Raush Manfio  (25) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#343 LW] Matt Frevola
 
600
3
CR Ludwing Salazar  (38) 20-18-0
25
Last Fight: 10/30/2016 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Daniel Bustos Araya
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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