Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

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
66
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
125
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Stevie Ray
 
52
1
BR Leandro Silva  (30) 19-5-1
123
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
53
1
US James Vick  (29) 9-1-0
122
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
54
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
114
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#412 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
55
 
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   8-3-0
113
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#81 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
56
 
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 15-2-0
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
57
 
US Saad Awad  (33) 19-8-0
112
Last Fight: 8/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Derek Anderson
 
58
 
US David Rickels  (27) 17-4-0
112
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#74 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
59
 
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#189 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
60
 
US Lowen Tynanes  (25) 9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#99 LW] Koji Ando
 
61
 
UK Saul Rogers  (26) 11-1-0
111
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#187 LW] Andre Winner
 
62
 
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
109
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#155 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
63
1
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (27) 8-2-0
107
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#189 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
64
22
UK Stevie Ray  (26) 19-6-0
106
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Alan Patrick Silva Alves
 
65
 
RU Oleg Bagov  (26) 22-9-0
106
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#582 LW] Renat Lyatifov
Next Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#67 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
66
17
US Drew Dober  (27) 17-7-0
105
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#267 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
67
1
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov  (27) 13-1-0
104
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#95 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
Next Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#65 LW] Oleg Bagov
68
1
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-5-0
103
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#169 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
 
69
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 29-4-1
102
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#221 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
70
 
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-2-0
101
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
71
 
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
100
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
72
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 18-8-0
100
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [NR] Andy Souwer
 
73
1
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 14-4-0
99
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#428 LW] Oberdan Vieira Tenorio
 
74
1
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-16-2
98
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#58 LW] David Rickels
 
75
 
RU Islam Makhachev  (24) 13-1-0
98
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#97 LW] Chris Wade
 
76
 
RU Musa Khamanaev  (28) 17-4-0
98
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#331 LW] Bruce Boyington
 
77
 
DE Nick Hein  (32) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#257 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
78
 
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#107 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
79
 
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Shane Campbell
 
80
 
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (36) 38-14-9
96
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#158 LW] Kota Shimoishi
Next Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#154 LW] Leonardo Mafra Texeira
81
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 34-5-0
96
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#55 LW] Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov
 
82
2
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 19-4-4
96
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#105 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
83
2
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 32-5-0
96
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Mr. Cage] vs  [NR] Silmar Nunes
 
84
2
RU Khusein Khaliev   15-1-0
94
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#419 LW] Alexandre Cidade
 
85
2
SE David Teymur  (27) 5-1-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#178 LW] Jason Novelli
 
86
2
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 30-8-0
94
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#127 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
87
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
91
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Jake Matthews
 
88
25
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
91
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
89
1
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-22-0
90
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#107 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
90
1
US Erik Koch  (27) 15-4-0
90
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Shane Campbell
 
91
1
US Ryan Hall  (31) 5-1-0
89
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#108 FW] Artem Lobov
 
92
1
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (40) 12-4-0
89
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#447 LW] Eric Kelly
 
93
1
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
87
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#112 WW] Adam Townsend
 
94
1
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (27) 8-2-0
86
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#231 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
Next Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#9 LW] Justin Gaethje
95
1
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 14-3-0
86
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#297 LW] Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga
 
96
1
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-5-0
85
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#32 LW] Jason High
 
97
1
US Chris Wade  (28) 11-3-0
85
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
98
1
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#220 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
99
1
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
84
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#60 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
100
1
RU Akhmet Aliev  (26) 13-4-0
84
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Matej Truhan
 

Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

Previous Official Release: 9/18/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#69] Levan Makashvili-, [#82] Efrain Escudero+, [#182] John Alessio*, [#265] Calvin Kattar-, [#291] Thomas Gifford*, [#348] Sean Soriano-, [#458] Bruno Miranda!, [#477] Mohamed Trabelsi!, [#490] Fabian Quintanar!, [#594] Charles Bennett-

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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