Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

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

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 Joshua Burkman  (35) 28-13-0
126
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Paul Felder
Next Fight: 10/01/2016 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Bobby Green
52
 
UK Norman Parke  (29) 21-5-1
125
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
53
 
US James Vick  (29) 9-1-0
122
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
54
 
BR Michel Prazeres  (33) 20-2-0
121
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#192 LW] J.C. Cottrell
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#63 LW] Gilbert Burns
55
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
114
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#397 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
56
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (29) 16-6-1
113
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#251 LW] Akbarh Arreola
Next Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#212 LW] Takasuke Kume
57
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 15-2-0
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#141 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
58
NR
US Saad Awad  (33) 19-8-0
112
Last Fight: 8/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#28 LW] Derek Anderson
 
59
1
US David Rickels  (27) 17-4-0
112
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#74 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
60
13
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
111
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#190 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
61
2
US Lowen Tynanes  (25) 9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#96 LW] Koji Ando
 
62
2
UK Saul Rogers  (26) 11-1-0
111
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#185 LW] Andre Winner
 
63
2
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-1-0
108
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#403 LW] Lukasz Sajewski
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs [#54 LW] Michel Prazeres
64
2
US Yancy Medeiros  (28) 12-4-0
108
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#151 WW] Sean Spencer
65
2
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (27) 8-2-0
107
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#190 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
66
2
RU Oleg Bagov  (26) 22-9-0
106
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#576 LW] Renat Lyatifov
 
67
2
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (27) 13-1-0
104
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
68
2
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-5-0
103
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#169 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
 
69
2
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 29-4-1
102
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#221 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
70
2
US Levan Makashvili  (27) 8-2-1
102
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [#143 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
71
2
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-2-0
101
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
72
2
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
100
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
73
2
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 17-8-0
100
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#366 LW] Shinji Sasaki
Next Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [NR] Andy Souwer
74
2
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-16-2
99
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#59 LW] David Rickels
 
75
1
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 14-4-0
99
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#428 LW] Oberdan Vieira Tenorio
 
76
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (28) 17-4-0
98
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#328 LW] Bruce Boyington
 
77
1
US Efrain Escudero  (30) 24-11-0
97
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
78
1
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#110 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
79
56
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] Shane Campbell
 
80
2
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (36) 38-14-9
96
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#159 LW] Kota Shimoishi
Next Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#156 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
81
2
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 31-5-0
96
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Tato Primera
 
82
2
US Chris Wade  (28) 11-2-0
96
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#20 LW] Rustam Khabilov
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#125 LW] Islam Makhachev
83
2
RU Khusein Khaliev   15-1-0
94
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#416 LW] Alexandre Cidade
 
84
2
SE David Teymur  (27) 5-1-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#176 LW] Jason Novelli
 
85
2
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 30-8-0
94
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#130 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
86
2
US Drew Dober  (27) 16-7-0
92
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#136 LW] Scott Holtzman
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#199 LW] Jason Gonzalez
87
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
91
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Jake Matthews
 
88
2
DE Nick Hein  (32) 13-2-0
91
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#200 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#255 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
89
2
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-22-0
91
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#110 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
90
2
US Erik Koch  (27) 15-4-0
90
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] Shane Campbell
 
91
2
US Ryan Hall  (31) 5-1-0
89
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#111 FW] Artem Lobov
 
92
2
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (40) 12-4-0
89
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#443 LW] Eric Kelly
 
93
2
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
87
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#112 WW] Adam Townsend
 
94
2
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (27) 8-2-0
86
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#227 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
Next Fight: 9/24/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#8 LW] Justin Gaethje
95
2
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 14-3-0
86
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#297 LW] Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga
 
96
2
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
85
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#61 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
97
2
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-5-0
85
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#32 LW] Jason High
 
98
2
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#215 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
99
2
RU Akhmet Aliev  (26) 13-4-0
84
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Matej Truhan
 
100
2
US Julian Erosa  (27) 16-3-0
82
Last Fight: 5/19/2016 [KOTC] vs  [#249 LW] Daniel Swain
Next Fight: 10/08/2016 [Prime Fighting] vs [#282 FW] Austin Springer

Issue Date: 8/28/2016 (Official Release: #502)

Previous Official Release: 8/21/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#6] Anthony Pettis-, [#249] Enrique Barzola-, [#438] Dmitry Bikrev+, [#449] Vincent Latoel-, [#525] Ilyas Omarov*, [#537] Gildasio Ferreira*, [#563] Rodrigo Almeida-, [#598] Joe Elmore+

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

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    • 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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