Issue Date: 11/19/2017 (Official Release: #568)

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
US Lashawn Alcocks  (28) 7-8-0
26
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Mike Stevens
 
602
1
BE Alioune Nahaye   6-1-0
26
Last Fight: 3/17/2017 [Les Contenders] vs  [NR] Cedric Perruchet
 
603
5
UA Taras Sapa  (25) 12-3-0
26
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] SiLe Hu
 
604
 
JP Yuta Kaneko   10-2-2
26
Last Fight: 12/11/2016 [Rings] vs  [NR] Ryo Asami
 
605
 
US Josh Pfeifer   6-4-0
26
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [Evolution Fighting Championship (Kansas)] vs  [#348 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
606
7
BR Juliano Luis dos Santos  (41) 10-3-0
26
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Fighten MMA Championship] vs  [NR] Christian Tide Squeti
 
607
1
RU Mikhail Balakirev   5-1-0
26
Last Fight: 10/13/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Igor Egorov
 
608
1
JP Ken Hamamura  (34) 23-12-6
26
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Yasuaki Miura
Next Fight: 1/21/2018 [Gladiator FC] vs [#535 LW] Yasuaki Kishimoto
609
3
US Eric Grant  (35) 2-3-0
25
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#286 LW] Slobodan Maksimovic
 
610
1
JP Yusaku Inoue  (28) 11-2-0
25
Last Fight: 10/08/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Keigo Hirayama
 
611
1
CN Chengjie Wu  (26) 10-5-0
25
Last Fight: 5/20/2017 [Wu Lin Feng] vs  [NR] Ramazan Israilov
 
612
2
US David Jordan  (27) 4-4-0
25
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [South Valley Gym] vs  [NR] Dustin Jenkins
 
613
2
BR Vladson Alves  (27) 6-3-0
25
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Joao Victor Benevides Santos
 
614
3
RU Mansur Djamburaev   5-0-0
25
Last Fight: 4/29/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Ilimbek Toktogulov
Next Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs [NR] Magomed Khalibekov
615
3
CA Adam Assenza   8-4-0
25
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [BTC Fight Promotions] vs  [NR] Jesse Erickson
 
616
4
CH Benjamin Brander  (30) 11-5-0
25
Last Fight: 6/24/2017 [Time To Shine] vs  [NR] Ivica Jakopic
 
617
4
US Nick Piedmont   12-7-1
25
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#202 LW] Davi Ramos
 
618
9
RU Magomed Dibirdadaev  (26) 11-1-0
25
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#301 FW] Nemat Abdrashitov
 
619
2
US Tommy Hayden  (31) 10-4-0
25
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Full Metal Dojo] vs  [#254 LW] Jason Ponet
 
620
4
US Joe Stevenson  (35) 33-16-0
25
Last Fight: 2/14/2017 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#240 WW] Hayder Hassan
 
621
1
US Brandon Ricetti  (30) 8-2-0
25
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Nathan Espinoza
 
622
1
BR Nilson Pereira  (36) 13-10-0
25
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs  [#325 LW] Alexis Savvidis
 
623
2
US Jose Flores  (29) 7-1-0
25
Last Fight: 8/29/2017 [Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series] vs  [#224 LW] Matt Frevola
 
624
14
CA Chris Horodecki  (30) 21-7-1
25
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#430 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
625
1
RU Taymuraz Guriev  (23) 5-2-0
25
Last Fight: 4/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Maxim Pugachev
 
626
7
PH Eric Kelly  (35) 12-4-0
25
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#148 LW] Kotetsu Boku
 
627
1
ZA Alain Ilunga   11-5-0
25
Last Fight: 7/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Anicet Kanyeba
 
628
2
KZ Vasiliy Takhtay   2-0-0
25
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Dzhamal Magomedov
 
629
1
US T.J. Brown  (27) 8-5-0
25
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [Cage Titans FC] vs  [NR] Peter Barrett
 
630
3
BR Alex Sandro Alves  (33) 8-3-0
25
Last Fight: 5/25/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#410 LW] Yusup Umarov
 
631
1
BR Claudiere Freitas  (36) 16-17-0
25
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Blasius Combat] vs  [#529 LW] Diego Vargas
 
632
1
JP Hiroshi Hayashi  (31) 7-4-0
25
Last Fight: 1/22/2017 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Mitsuhiro Okada
 
633
1
BR Anderson Barbosa Salustino  (30) 10-5-0
25
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Iron Fight Combat] vs  [#367 FW] Cristiano Cruz
 
634
3
US Bryant Whitaker  (27) 8-3-0
25
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Midwest Fight Series] vs  [#522 WW] Cameron VanCamp
 
635
5
BR Bruno Miranda  (27) 10-3-0
25
Last Fight: 8/12/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
 
636
 
US Anthony Christodoulou  (30) 13-7-0
25
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [MMA Challenge Pro] vs  [NR] Tasos Tahtampas
 
637
1
BR Thiago Lima   5-0-0
25
Last Fight: 8/26/2017 [Maxfight] vs  [NR] Thiago Santos
 
638
3
AF Abdul Azeem Badakhshi   4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Super Fight League] vs  [NR] Mukesh Gora
 
639
3
PL Robert Maciejowski   3-0-1
25
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Spartan Fight (Poland)] vs  [NR] Lukasz Gorecki
 
640
3
BR Aldo Pereira Aguiar   5-2-1
25
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Fight for Life (Brazil)] vs  [NR] Wagner Rocha
 
641
2
US Eric Reynolds  (31) 18-11-0
25
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [V3 Fights] vs  [#141 LW] Billy Quarantillo
 
642
5
IT Leonardo Zecchi  (37) 13-9-1
25
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [Venator Fighting Championship] vs  [#454 LW] Ivan Musardo
 
643
1
US Kolton Englund  (25) 5-2-0
25
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Fury Fighting Championship (Texas)] vs  [NR] Rey Trujillo
 
644
1
NL Victor Kuku   12-14-1
25
Last Fight: 7/06/2017 [Kunlun Fight] vs  [NR] Khomsan Hanchana
 
645
16
KG Almanbet Zhanybekov   4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Olzhas Eskaraev
 
646
 
KG Rafael Fiziev   4-0-0
25
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#347 LW] Seung Yeon Kim
 
647
 
RU Islam Khapilaev  (23) 4-1-0
25
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Fair Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Agy Sardari
 
648
 
BR Irwing Romero Machado  (28) 14-5-2
25
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [Bradar Fight] vs Unranked Opponent
 
649
 
UK Sean Carter  (33) 12-6-0
25
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#253 LW] Joe McColgan
 
650
NR
FI Jani Salmi   9-4-0
25
Last Fight: 10/27/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#404 LW] Roman Bogatov
 

Issue Date: 11/19/2017 (Official Release: #568)

Previous Official Release: 11/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#110] Jake Matthews+, [#163] Brendan Loughnane-, [#253] Leonardo Mafra Texeira+, [#298] Thiago Meller*, [#358] Sebastian Kotwica-, [#364] Jose Zarauz-, [#450] Vovka Clay-, [#523] Otavio dos Santos-, [#558] Maxim Pugachev!, [#635] Yasser Castillo Lamping!, [#650] Attila Korkmaz-

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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