Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

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
51
 
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-13-0
126
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Stevie Ray
 
52
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
125
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Stevie Ray
 
53
1
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (32) 12-2-0
125
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
54
 
US Dave Jansen  (37) 20-4-0
123
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#30 LW] Marcin Held
 
55
 
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-5-1
123
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#292 LW] Paul Redmond
 
56
1
SE David Teymur  (27) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Lando Vannata
 
57
1
US Nik Lentz  (32) 27-8-2
122
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
58
 
US Bobby Green  (30) 23-7-0
118
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
59
 
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
117
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
60
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (37) 40-14-9
116
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#99 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
61
 
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#220 LW] Marcus Edwards
 
62
 
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   8-3-0
114
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#64 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
63
 
US Jason High  (35) 20-6-0
113
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#36 LW] Joao Zeferino
 
64
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-5-0
113
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#221 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
65
 
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#209 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
66
 
US Lowen Tynanes  (26) 9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#118 LW] Koji Ando
 
67
 
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 15-3-0
108
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#147 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
68
 
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#418 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
69
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
105
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Kevin Lee
 
70
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 19-8-0
105
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
71
 
RU Murad Machaev  (30) 20-2-0
104
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#44 LW] Diego Brandao
 
72
 
US Desmond Green  (27) 19-5-0
104
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#163 LW] Martin Brown
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#86 LW] Josh Emmett
73
 
AU Alexander Volkanovski   14-1-0
103
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#282 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
 
74
 
US Tony Martin  (27) 11-3-0
102
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#289 LW] Alex White
 
75
 
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
101
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] James Vick
 
76
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 26-12-0
101
Last Fight: 2/23/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#41 LW] Akhmed Aliev
 
77
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#487 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
 
78
1
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#181 LW] Teemu Packalen
 
79
1
US Joshua Burkman  (36) 28-15-0
99
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
80
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#193 LW] Natan Schulte
 
81
 
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#221 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
82
 
DE Nick Hein  (32) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#275 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
83
 
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#102 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
84
 
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Shane Campbell
 
85
 
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 34-5-0
97
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#534 LW] Ermek Tlauov
 
86
 
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-0-0
96
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#148 LW] Scott Holtzman
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#72 LW] Desmond Green
87
 
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
92
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
88
 
RU Abukar Yandiev  (29) 10-1-0
92
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#183 LW] Alexander Butenko
 
89
 
US Andrew Holbrook  (31) 12-1-0
91
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Jake Matthews
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#127 LW] Gregor Gillespie
90
 
US Erik Koch  (28) 15-4-0
90
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Shane Campbell
 
91
 
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
89
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
92
NR
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (34) 19-6-0
88
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Fabricio Oliveira
 
93
1
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#199 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
94
1
RO Aurel Pirtea  (28) 11-8-0
87
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#119 LW] Saul Rogers
 
95
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 13-4-0
86
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#287 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
 
96
1
BR Joao Luiz Nogueira  (32) 24-6-0
85
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#258 LW] Shamil Nikaev
 
97
1
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#253 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
98
1
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 27-7-0
84
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Unknown] vs  [NR] Takahiro Ashida
 
99
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 18-9-0
84
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#60 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
Next Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#184 FW] Yusuke Yachi
100
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
83
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Jake Matthews
 

Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#109] Jesse Ronson+, [#189] Glaico Franca+, [#258] Anthony Avila-, [#283] Mickael Lebout+, [#464] Rafael Bueno!, [#484] Mehdi Dakaev+, [#487] Estevan Payan+, [#514] Daniel Salas!, [#643] Baz Mohammad Mubariz+, [#645] Kennet Mattsson!, [#647] Joey Munoz!, [#648] Tsuneo Kimura!

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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