Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

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 Josh Thomson  (39) 22-9-0
130
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#8 LW] Patricky Freire
 
52
 
US David Rickels  (28) 19-4-0
129
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#102 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
53
 
BR Leandro Silva  (32) 21-6-1
128
Last Fight: 10/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#207 LW] Islam Makoev
 
54
 
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 18-6-0
128
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#116 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
Next Fight: 12/29/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#459 LW] Takanori Gomi
55
1
RU Ali Bagov  (27) 24-10-0
128
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#139 LW] Herdeson Batista
 
56
1
RU Marat Gafurov  (33) 15-1-0
125
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#37 WW] Martin Nguyen
 
57
 
BR Ronys Torres  (31) 36-5-0
123
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#198 LW] Tom Santos
 
58
 
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   10-3-0
123
Last Fight: 11/25/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#224 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
59
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (25) 16-4-0
123
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#171 LW] Munguntsooj Nandinerdene
 
60
 
US Jason High  (36) 21-6-0
123
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#169 LW] Caros Fodor
 
61
 
US Jared Gordon  (29) 14-1-0
119
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#206 LW] Hacran Dias
 
62
 
US Gregor Gillespie   10-0-0
119
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#192 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
63
36
JP Takasuke Kume  (32) 21-4-4
118
Last Fight: 12/10/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#121 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
64
1
BR Adriano Martins  (34) 28-9-0
118
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Kajan Johnson
 
65
1
US Tony Martin  (27) 12-4-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
66
1
US Drew Dober  (29) 18-8-0
116
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
67
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (31) 12-2-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#100 LW] Jason Saggo
 
68
 
US Desmond Green  (28) 20-6-0
114
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
69
2
RU Magomed Idrisov   8-0-0
114
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#458 LW] Herbert Burns
 
70
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 20-8-0
113
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#235 LW] Eddy Ellis
 
71
 
US Bobby Green  (31) 23-8-1
112
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#96 LW] Lando Vannata
 
72
3
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (34) 14-1-0
112
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#37 LW] Stevie Ray
 
73
1
UK Ross Pearson  (33) 19-14-0
111
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Dan Hooker
 
74
1
BR Diego Brandao  (30) 22-12-0
110
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#24 LW] Akhmed Aliev
 
75
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (30) 18-5-0
107
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#83 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
76
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (22) 8-0-0
106
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#103 LW] Christos Giagos
 
77
1
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-3-0
104
Last Fight: 11/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] James Vick
 
78
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (33) 34-5-1
100
Last Fight: 11/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#201 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
79
1
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#243 LW] Natan Schulte
 
80
1
US Jason Fischer  (32) 13-3-0
99
Last Fight: 4/28/2017 [Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting] vs  [NR] Adam Smith
 
81
1
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
98
Last Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs  [#31 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 2/10/2018 [Golden Ticket Fight Promotions] vs [#242 FW] Tim Wilde
82
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (34) 20-6-0
95
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [Fight Club Slam] vs  [#345 LW] Enrique Marin
 
83
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 28-13-0
95
Last Fight: 11/18/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#75 LW] Musa Khamanaev
 
84
54
US Scott Holtzman  (34) 11-2-0
94
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#157 LW] Darrell Horcher
 
85
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (32) 17-5-0
92
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Kirill Sukhomlinov
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [NP Fight] vs [#167 LW] Kaik Brito
86
2
US Robert Watley  (28) 9-1-0
92
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#392 LW] Daryl Wilson
 
87
3
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 19-8-0
92
Last Fight: 12/08/2017 [TKO] vs  [#437 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
88
1
UK Chris Fishgold   17-1-1
90
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#284 LW] Alexander Jacobsen
 
89
3
US Abel Trujillo  (34) 14-7-0
90
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] James Vick
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#134 LW] John Makdessi
90
11
US Brandon Girtz  (32) 15-7-0
89
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#442 LW] Luka Jelcic
 
91
3
RU Andrei Koshkin  (27) 16-6-0
89
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
92
3
RU Abukar Yandiev  (30) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#144 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
93
2
RU Damir Ismagulov  (26) 14-2-0
87
Last Fight: 11/10/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#218 LW] Rogerio Matias da Conceicao
 
94
2
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
87
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
95
2
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Reza Madadi
 
96
1
US Lando Vannata  (25) 9-2-1
86
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Bobby Green
 
97
3
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (29) 13-3-0
86
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
98
2
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 28-7-0
83
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Ben Wall
 
99
2
US Chris Wade  (30) 12-3-0
83
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#323 LW] Frankie Perez
 
100
2
CA Jason Saggo  (32) 12-4-0
83
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Gilbert Burns
 

Issue Date: 12/10/2017 (Official Release: #572)

Previous Official Release: 12/03/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#169] Juan Archuleta-, [#251] Denilson Neves de Oliveira+, [#342] Mads Burnell-, [#363] Peter Straub*, [#388] Hae Jin Park-, [#390] Majdeddine Ayadi!, [#524] Alan Langer!, [#527] Anselmo Luis Luna Jr.!, [#620] Juliano Luis dos Santos*, [#622] Brandon Ricetti!

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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