Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

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
1
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
132
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#140 LW] Reza Madadi
 
52
1
NZ Dan Hooker  (27) 14-7-0
131
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Ross Pearson
 
53
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#183 WW] Brandon Girtz
 
54
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Stevie Ray
 
55
1
SE David Teymur  (28) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#119 LW] Lando Vannata
 
56
1
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 27-12-0
120
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Conquer Fighting Championships] vs  [#141 LW] Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
 
57
1
US Desmond Green  (27) 20-5-0
117
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Josh Emmett
 
58
1
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
117
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
59
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (37) 40-14-9
116
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#143 LW] Daron Cruickshank
Next Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [#111 LW] Yusuke Yachi
60
1
US Bobby Green  (30) 23-8-0
116
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Rashid Magomedov
 
61
2
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#224 LW] Marcus Edwards
 
62
 
US Nik Lentz  (32) 27-8-2
116
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
63
1
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
115
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#397 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
64
2
US Jason High  (35) 20-6-0
113
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#38 LW] Joao Zeferino
Next Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs [#142 LW] Caros Fodor
65
 
US Dave Jansen  (37) 20-4-0
113
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Marcin Held
 
66
1
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#235 LW] Thibault Gouti
Next Fight: 7/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#267 WW] Brian Camozzi
67
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-14-0
112
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Dan Hooker
 
68
1
US Kurt Holobaugh   17-4-0
108
Last Fight: 5/19/2017 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#133 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
69
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#240 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
70
1
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
105
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#29 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
 
71
1
US Tony Martin  (27) 11-3-0
102
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#326 LW] Alex White
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Johnny Case
72
1
US Gregor Gillespie   9-0-0
102
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#129 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
73
2
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
100
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] James Vick
 
74
2
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#195 LW] Teemu Packalen
Next Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#138 LW] Drakkar Klose
75
1
US Lowen Tynanes  (26) 9-0-0
100
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#131 LW] Koji Ando
 
76
1
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
100
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Kevin Lee
 
77
2
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#248 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
78
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 19-8-0
99
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#10 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
79
1
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#202 LW] Natan Schulte
 
80
1
DE Nick Hein  (33) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#315 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
81
1
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Shane Campbell
 
82
1
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#133 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
83
1
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 34-5-0
96
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#328 FW] Ermek Tlauov
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#257 LW] Elnur agaev
84
2
RU Abukar Yandiev  (29) 10-1-0
95
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#200 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
85
 
US Joshua Burkman  (36) 28-15-0
95
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] Michel Prazeres
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#99 LW] Drew Dober
86
1
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#57 LW] Desmond Green
 
87
1
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#206 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
88
2
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#140 LW] Reza Madadi
 
89
2
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
87
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#424 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
90
1
US Erik Koch  (28) 15-4-0
86
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#150 LW] Clay Guida
91
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 14-4-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#193 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
92
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
93
1
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
85
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#129 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
94
1
US Julian Erosa  (27) 19-4-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#501 LW] Justin Harrington
 
95
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 32-5-1
85
Last Fight: 5/21/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#358 LW] Jorge Rodrigues Silva
Next Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs [#474 LW] Leo Kuntz
96
3
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 27-7-0
84
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Sebastian Kotwica] vs  [NR] Takahiro Ashida
 
97
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-5-0
84
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#39 LW] Khusein Khaliev
 
98
 
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (34) 19-6-0
84
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Fabricio Oliveira
 
99
1
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-8-0
83
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Next Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs [#85 LW] Joshua Burkman
100
1
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
82
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#5 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#587 LW] Devin Powell

Issue Date: 6/18/2017 (Official Release: #545)

Previous Official Release: 6/11/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#4] Rafael dos Anjos+, [#116] Johnny Case*, [#201] Sascha Sharma-, [#295] Tim Wilde-, [#585] Jimmy Spicuzza-, [#614] Caleb Williams!, [#626] George Comer*, [#644] Tanner Cowan!, [#645] Joey Angelo!, [#646] Jordan Chandler!, [#649] Yincang Bao!, [#650] Duane van Helvoirt!

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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