Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

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
 
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 18-6-0
128
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#110 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
52
 
RU Marat Gafurov  (32) 15-1-0
127
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#42 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
53
 
RU Ali Bagov  (27) 24-10-0
125
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#149 LW] Herdeson Batista
 
54
 
US Jason High  (36) 21-6-0
123
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#157 LW] Caros Fodor
 
55
 
SE David Teymur  (28) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Lando Vannata
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#84 LW] Drakkar Klose
56
1
BR Adriano Martins  (34) 28-9-0
121
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Kajan Johnson
 
57
1
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 28-12-0
121
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Lux Fight League] vs  [NR] Bruno Murata
 
58
2
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (34) 14-1-0
121
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Stevie Ray
 
59
 
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 20-6-1
120
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#48 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
60
 
US Clay Guida  (35) 33-17-0
119
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#144 LW] Erik Koch
Next Fight: 11/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#29 LW] Joe Lauzon
61
 
US Gregor Gillespie   10-0-0
119
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#187 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
62
 
RU Magomed Idrisov   8-0-0
117
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#449 LW] Herbert Burns
 
63
 
US Tony Martin  (27) 12-4-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
64
 
US Drew Dober  (28) 18-8-0
116
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
65
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (31) 12-2-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#95 LW] Jason Saggo
 
66
 
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
114
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#246 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
67
 
US Desmond Green  (28) 20-6-0
114
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
68
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 20-8-0
112
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#229 LW] Eddy Ellis
 
69
 
US Bobby Green  (31) 23-8-1
112
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#94 LW] Lando Vannata
 
70
 
UK Ross Pearson  (33) 19-14-0
112
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Dan Hooker
 
71
 
BR Diego Brandao  (30) 22-12-0
109
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#25 LW] Akhmed Aliev
 
72
 
US Nik Lentz  (33) 27-8-2
107
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
73
 
BE Shamil Nikaev  (22) 8-0-0
106
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#101 LW] Christos Giagos
 
74
 
BR Ronys Torres  (31) 35-5-0
105
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#311 LW] Elnur agaev
 
75
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (25) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#280 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
76
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#221 LW] Natan Schulte
 
77
 
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
98
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#32 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs [#32 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
78
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 18-7-1
98
Last Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#269 LW] Kieran Joblin
 
79
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-1-0
94
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#40 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
 
80
1
US Abel Trujillo  (34) 14-7-0
93
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] James Vick
Next Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#114 LW] John Makdessi
81
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (29) 13-3-0
91
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Kevin Lee
 
82
 
RU Andrei Koshkin  (27) 16-6-0
91
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
83
 
DE Nick Hein  (33) 14-2-0
90
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#349 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
84
 
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 8-0-1
90
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Marc Diakiese
Next Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#55 LW] David Teymur
85
 
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-1-0
89
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
86
 
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Desmond Green
Next Fight: 10/21/2017 [UFC] vs [#28 BW] Felipe Arantes
87
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (32) 17-5-0
88
Last Fight: 10/04/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [NR] Kirill Sukhomlinov
 
88
 
RU Abukar Yandiev  (30) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#145 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
89
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
88
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#417 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
90
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
87
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#33 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
91
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Reza Madadi
 
92
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (33) 33-5-1
87
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#483 LW] Leo Kuntz
 
93
4
BR Freddy Assuncao  (35) 10-1-0
87
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#137 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
94
 
US Lando Vannata  (25) 9-2-1
86
Last Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Bobby Green
 
95
 
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-4-0
85
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
96
 
US Brandon Girtz  (32) 14-7-0
85
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
97
 
US Robert Watley  (28) 8-1-0
85
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#181 LW] Thiago Moises
Next Fight: 11/10/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs [#344 LW] Daryl Wilson
98
 
JP Takasuke Kume  (32) 20-4-4
84
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Matija Blazicevic
 
99
 
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 28-7-0
84
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Ben Wall
 
100
 
US Chris Wade  (30) 12-3-0
83
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#314 LW] Frankie Perez
 

Issue Date: 10/15/2017 (Official Release: #563)

Previous Official Release: 10/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#151] Movlid Khaibulaev-, [#349] Oton Jasse+, [#383] Dylan Fussell+, [#570] Balajin Balajin-, [#578] Joe Elmore!, [#580] Julio Cesar Alves!, [#606] Cameron VanCamp+, [#637] Roniele Gomes!, [#640] Igor Egorov!, [#644] Sergey Faley!, [#645] Patryk Nowak-, [#646] Emilio Chavez!, [#647] Abraao Amorim Magalhaes!, [#648] Sado Ucar!, [#649] Guilherme Miranda!, [#650] Kazuma Maruyama!

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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    • 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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