Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
NR
US Efrain Escudero  (30) 26-11-0
128
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#178 LW] Nelson Carvalho
 
52
1
US Bobby Green  (30) 23-7-0
127
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
53
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-13-0
126
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Stevie Ray
 
54
1
UK Norman Parke  (29) 22-5-1
125
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#319 LW] Andrew Fisher
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#62 LW] Akhmed Aliev
55
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
125
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Stevie Ray
 
56
 
US James Vick  (29) 9-1-0
122
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
57
2
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 19-5-1
122
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
58
1
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-5-0
119
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
59
1
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   8-3-0
114
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#85 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
60
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (36) 39-14-9
113
Last Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#213 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
Next Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#81 LW] Daron Cruickshank
61
1
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 15-2-0
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#161 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
62
1
RU Akhmed Aliev  (26) 14-4-0
113
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#125 LW] Vener Galiev
Next Fight: 12/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#54 LW] Norman Parke
63
1
US Jason High  (35) 20-6-0
113
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#34 LW] Joao Zeferino
 
64
 
US David Rickels  (27) 17-4-0
112
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#91 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
65
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
112
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Kevin Lee
 
66
3
JP Shinya Aoki  (33) 39-7-0
112
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#39 LW] Eduard Folayang
 
67
1
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#205 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
68
1
US Lowen Tynanes  (26) 9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#111 LW] Koji Ando
 
69
1
UK Saul Rogers  (27) 12-1-0
111
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Michell Adelina
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#84 LW] Musa Khamanaev
70
1
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
108
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#173 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
71
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-7-0
108
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#24 LW] Brian Foster
 
72
1
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 15-3-0
107
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#162 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
73
1
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (27) 8-2-0
107
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#205 LW] Thibault Gouti
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#75 LW] Drew Dober
74
NR
US Desmond Green  (27) 19-5-0
106
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#187 LW] Martin Brown
 
75
2
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-7-0
105
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#281 LW] Jason Gonzalez
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#73 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
76
2
AU Alexander Volkanovski   14-1-0
103
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#279 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
 
77
2
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-5-0
103
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#184 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
Next Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#248 LW] Lando Vannata
78
2
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (23) 20-3-0
103
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#212 LW] Ryan Couture
 
79
2
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
102
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#478 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
80
2
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-4-0
101
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#498 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#323 LW] Genpei Hayashi
81
2
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 18-8-0
100
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
Next Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#60 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
82
2
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
99
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
83
2
RU Islam Makhachev  (25) 13-1-0
98
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#102 LW] Chris Wade
 
84
2
RU Musa Khamanaev  (29) 17-4-0
98
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#336 LW] Bruce Boyington
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#69 LW] Saul Rogers
85
2
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 34-5-0
98
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#59 LW] Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#173 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
86
2
DE Nick Hein  (32) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#270 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
87
2
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#106 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
88
2
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] Shane Campbell
 
89
2
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 19-4-4
96
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#112 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
90
2
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 32-5-0
95
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Silmar Nunes
 
91
2
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-16-2
94
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#64 LW] David Rickels
 
92
2
SE David Teymur  (27) 5-1-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#230 LW] Jason Novelli
 
93
2
US Andrew Holbrook  (30) 12-1-0
91
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Jake Matthews
 
94
2
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
90
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
95
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
90
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Jake Matthews
 
96
2
US Erik Koch  (28) 15-4-0
89
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#108 LW] Tony Martin
97
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
87
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
98
1
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-22-0
87
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#106 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
99
1
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
87
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#113 WW] Adam Townsend
 
100
1
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (27) 8-2-0
86
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#282 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#95] Ryan Hall-, [#257] Daniel Swain-, [#361] Jose Verdugo!, [#363] Alexander Grozin+, [#475] Dawond Pickney!, [#476] Ray Wood-, [#549] Jesse Medina!, [#582] Ruslan Rakhmonkulov+, [#613] Daisuke Nakamura!, [#646] Dawid Gabara!, [#647] Sung Hwa Han!, [#648] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Omar Johnson!, [#650] Glaucio Eliziario!

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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