Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
601
1
RU Robert Sharafutdinov   3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Valeriy Mitrichuk
 
602
19
ZA Adam Speechly  (28) 7-6-0
25
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#461 LW] Chris Bright
 
603
2
US Doug Jenkins   12-9-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2016 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Danny Black
 
604
1
US Caleb Williams  (25) 7-3-0
25
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Real FC] vs  [NR] Vince McGuinness
 
605
1
US Sodiq Yusuff  (23) 3-0-0
25
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [NR] Devin Turner
 
606
1
RU Dinislam Kamavov   5-0-2
25
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Jaroslav Poborsky
 
607
2
PL Bartlomiej Kurczewski  (30) 9-7-0
25
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [KSW] vs  [#272 LW] Grzegorz Szulakowski
 
608
2
PL Jakub Kowalewicz  (23) 8-3-0
25
Last Fight: 11/20/2016 [Warszawskie Centrum Atletyki] vs  [NR] Leonid Smirnov
 
609
 
CR Matt Frevola  (26) 4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Real FC] vs  [NR] Trent McDade
Next Fight: 1/21/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs [#391 LW] Raush Manfio
610
NR
RU Aslahan Dadagov   4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Adam Tsurov
 
611
9
BR Adenir Araujo   9-2-0
24
Last Fight: 11/16/2015 [International Pro Combat] vs  [NR] Pedro Carvalho
 
612
2
BR Thiago Gaia  (26) 6-0-0
24
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [X-Fight MMA] vs  [NR] Islan Reis
 
613
2
RU Alim Cherkesov   8-1-0
24
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Abkerim Yunusov
 
614
1
US Matthew Mooney   5-2-0
24
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Gage Duhon
 
615
1
US Stoney Stuart   5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Ascendancy Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Will Shutt
 
616
 
NL Duane van Helvoirt  (31) 13-7-0
24
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Paulo Boer
 
617
3
BR Joao Paulo Almeida Alves  (32) 9-10-0
24
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Warriors Forest Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Charles de Oliveira Santos
 
618
3
BR Thiago Barbosa   4-5-0
24
Last Fight: 7/31/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#554 LW] Guilherme Doin
 
619
 
UK Warren Kee   7-4-1
24
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Raged UK MMA] vs  [NR] Phill Wells
 
620
3
UK Martin Delaney  (37) 11-2-0
24
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [#173 LW] Tim Wilde
 
621
1
BR Reginaldo Corvao   8-1-0
24
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [MMA Costa Combat] vs  [NR] Marcelo Duarte
 
622
4
FI Kennet Mattsson   8-3-0
24
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [Lappeenranta Fight Night] vs  [#426 WW] Jani Ridasmaa
 
623
 
ME Stefan Suskavcevic   3-0-0
24
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [Serbian Battle Championship] vs  [NR] Ognjen Salatic
 
624
 
RU Akhmed Musakaev   4-0-0
24
Last Fight: 4/01/2016 [FightPro] vs  [NR] Bekmamat Erekbaev
 
625
 
JP Hiroki Aoki  (31) 17-11-2
24
Last Fight: 7/17/2016 [Shooto] vs  [#471 LW] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
626
1
MX Roberto Aguilar   1-0-0
24
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [MMA Madness] vs  [NR] Antonio Ramirez
 
627
1
AU Brendan OReilly  (29) 6-3-0
24
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#331 LW] Dong Hyun Kim
 
628
NR
NL Vincent Latoel  (37) 18-18-2
24
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Vaughn Donayre
 
629
1
DE Mert Oezyildirim  (23) 5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 3/13/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Yier Ta
 
630
1
RU Viktor Kolesnik  (20) 9-2-0
24
Last Fight: 9/16/2016 [Rostov Region Pankration Federation] vs  [NR] Almaz Moldobaev
 
631
 
PL Dawid Gabara   5-2-0
24
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Soul Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Arkadiusz Medynski
 
632
 
KR Sung Hwa Han   7-3-0
24
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Pumau Campbell
 
633
3
MX Fabian Quintanar   13-2-0
24
Last Fight: 6/02/2016 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [NR] Alejandro Martinez
 
634
 
US Omar Johnson  (28) 6-1-0
24
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#434 LW] Jaleel Willis
 
635
 
BR Glaucio Eliziario  (29) 7-3-0
24
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#402 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
636
 
IT Manolo Zecchini  (20) 5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [Fight Network] vs  [NR] Tiziano Alquati
 
637
2
US Brandon Phillips  (27) 6-2-0
24
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#170 FW] Bryce Mitchell
Next Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#110 FW] A.J. McKee
638
5
PL Igor Michaliszyn   4-0-0
24
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Piotr Wroblewski
 
639
2
US Joey Munoz   6-1-0
24
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [Legion Combat Sports] vs  [NR] Mitch Peterson
 
640
2
BR Claudiere Freitas  (35) 15-15-0
24
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Premium Fight Championship] vs  [NR] Mauricio Maciel Correia Jr.
 
641
1
UK Tobias Reid  (26) 4-1-0
24
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Full Contact Contender] vs  [NR] Christopher Sengele
 
642
1
US Max Bohanan  (25) 6-2-0
24
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [RoC] vs  [#550 LW] Jimmy Spicuzza
 
643
1
BR Gustavo Efron   11-3-0
24
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Alan Francis
 
644
1
PL Sebastian Romanowski  (26) 11-7-1
24
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#175 LW] Roman Szymanski
 
645
257
US Thiago Alves Cavalcante Rodrigues  (30) 10-4-0
24
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Intense Championship Fighting] vs  [#437 WW] Chris Sowell
 
646
2
AZ Anvar Amirli   5-0-0
24
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Lamberd Akhiadov
 
647
2
US Dawond Pickney   10-6-0
24
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#371 LW] Treston Thomison
 
648
2
US Jordan Stiner  (30) 9-5-0
24
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#647 LW] Dawond Pickney
 
649
1
RU Islam Begidov   7-8-0
23
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#517 LW] Nikolay Gaponov
 
650
NR
BR Jose Lucas Alves Ribeiro  (22) 4-0-0
23
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [K.O. Combate] vs  [NR] Adrison Cardoso
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#80] Musa Khamanaev-, [#202] Nick Newell*, [#264] Martin Nguyen-, [#273] Arman Ospanov*, [#346] Mikhail Odintsov!, [#370] Charles Cheeks III-, [#394] Clay Harvison*, [#464] Dorian Dixon*, [#518] Shokhin Safarov!, [#554] Erlan Tleumbetov*, [#647] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Temirlan Aysadilov!, [#650] Emerik Youmbi!

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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