Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

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
 
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#82 LW] Brandon Girtz
 
52
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
 
53
 
SE David Teymur  (28) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#114 LW] Lando Vannata
 
54
 
US Jason High  (35) 21-6-0
122
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#145 LW] Caros Fodor
 
55
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 27-12-0
120
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Conquer Fighting Championships] vs  [#140 LW] Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
 
56
 
US Clay Guida  (35) 33-17-0
119
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Erik Koch
 
57
 
US Tony Martin  (27) 12-3-0
118
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#124 LW] Johnny Case
 
58
 
US Desmond Green  (27) 20-5-0
117
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Josh Emmett
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Rustam Khabilov
59
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (37) 40-14-9
116
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#144 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#93 LW] Yusuke Yachi
60
1
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#223 LW] Marcus Edwards
 
61
1
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
115
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
62
1
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
115
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#393 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
63
1
US Nik Lentz  (32) 27-8-2
114
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#40 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
64
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-14-0
112
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Dan Hooker
 
65
1
US Dave Jansen  (37) 20-4-0
109
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Marcin Held
 
66
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#240 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
67
13
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 35-5-0
105
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#301 LW] Elnur agaev
 
68
 
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
104
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#31 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
69
 
US Gregor Gillespie   9-0-0
102
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
70
20
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#273 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
71
1
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#252 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
72
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#203 LW] Natan Schulte
 
73
2
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
99
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] James Vick
 
74
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 18-7-1
98
Last Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#181 LW] Kieran Joblin
 
75
2
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
98
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
76
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 19-8-0
97
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#210 WW] Eddy Ellis
77
 
DE Nick Hein  (33) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#316 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
78
 
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Shane Campbell
 
79
 
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#131 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
80
1
RU Abukar Yandiev  (30) 10-1-0
95
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#203 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
81
1
US Joshua Burkman  (36) 28-15-0
93
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Michel Prazeres
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#96 LW] Drew Dober
82
NR
US Brandon Girtz  (32) 14-7-0
90
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
83
 
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 8-0-1
90
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
84
17
JP Kota Shimoishi  (30) 20-4-0
89
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#412 LW] Dae Song Park
 
85
1
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-1-0
89
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
86
1
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#58 LW] Desmond Green
 
87
1
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#208 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
88
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
87
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#417 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
89
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#138 LW] Reza Madadi
 
90
2
RU Shamil Zavurov  (33) 33-5-1
87
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#467 LW] Leo Kuntz
 
91
2
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
92
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (32) 20-4-4
84
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Matija Blazicevic
 
93
1
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 17-6-0
84
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#144 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#59 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
94
1
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 28-7-0
84
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Ben Wall
 
95
1
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
84
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
96
2
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-8-0
83
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#81 LW] Joshua Burkman
97
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-5-0
83
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#38 LW] Khusein Khaliev
 
98
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (34) 19-6-0
83
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Fabricio Oliveira
 
99
1
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 13-2-0
83
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#390 LW] Devin Powell
 
100
3
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (41) 12-5-0
81
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#27 LW] Marat Gafurov
 

Issue Date: 7/16/2017 (Official Release: #550)

Previous Official Release: 7/09/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#76] Lowen Tynanes*, [#133] Koji Ando*, [#185] Joilton Santos+, [#194] Nelson Carvalho+, [#320] Edimilson Souza*, [#454] Jaleel Willis+, [#551] Aidan Aguilera!, [#561] James Steele McCall*, [#629] Zack Shaw!, [#647] Shokhin Safarov!

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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