Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
BR Gleison Tibau  (33) 32-11-0
126
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
52
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-13-0
126
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Stevie Ray
 
53
1
UK Norman Parke  (30) 22-5-1
125
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#310 LW] Andrew Fisher
Next Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#440 LW] Paul Redmond
54
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
125
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Stevie Ray
 
55
1
US Bobby Green  (30) 23-7-0
123
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#23 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
56
1
US James Vick  (29) 9-1-0
122
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Beneil Dariush
Next Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#94 LW] Johnny Case
57
1
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
117
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
58
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (36) 40-14-9
116
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#101 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
59
1
US Brandon Girtz  (31) 14-5-0
116
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#50 LW] Adam Piccolotti
 
60
 
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   8-3-0
115
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#65 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
 
61
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 26-11-0
114
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#147 LW] Nelson Carvalho
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#96 LW] Mansour Barnaoui
62
2
US Jason High  (35) 20-6-0
113
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#34 LW] Joao Zeferino
 
63
1
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 15-2-0
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#162 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
64
1
RU Akhmed Aliev  (27) 14-4-0
113
Last Fight: 9/25/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#109 LW] Vener Galiev
 
65
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (27) 35-5-0
113
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#219 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
66
 
US David Rickels  (28) 17-4-0
112
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#90 LW] Melvin Guillard
Next Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [NR] Aaron Derrow
67
 
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#207 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
68
 
US Lowen Tynanes  (26) 9-0-0
111
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#112 LW] Koji Ando
 
69
 
UK Saul Rogers  (27) 12-1-0
111
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Michell Adelina
 
70
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
110
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Kevin Lee
 
71
 
JP Shinya Aoki  (33) 39-7-0
109
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#39 LW] Eduard Folayang
 
72
 
BR Luiz Firmino  (34) 19-8-0
108
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
73
 
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 15-3-0
108
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#157 LW] Alexandr Shabliy
 
74
 
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#417 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
75
 
US Desmond Green  (27) 19-5-0
104
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#172 LW] Martin Brown
 
76
 
AU Alexander Volkanovski   14-1-0
103
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#270 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
 
77
30
US Tony Martin  (27) 11-3-0
102
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#278 LW] Alex White
 
78
1
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#480 LW] Francivaldo Soares da Rocha
 
79
1
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#219 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
80
1
RU Islam Makhachev  (25) 13-1-0
98
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#99 LW] Chris Wade
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#36 LW] Nik Lentz
81
 
DE Nick Hein  (32) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#262 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
82
 
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#104 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
83
 
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Shane Campbell
 
84
1
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
96
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
85
1
US Josh Emmett  (31) 11-0-0
96
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#161 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
86
2
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
96
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#496 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
87
 
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 33-5-0
95
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Edilson Pires
 
88
 
SE David Teymur  (27) 5-1-0
94
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#226 LW] Jason Novelli
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#89 LW] Lando Vannata
89
 
US Lando Vannata  (24) 9-1-0
92
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#88 LW] David Teymur
90
 
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-16-2
92
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#66 LW] David Rickels
Next Fight: 1/27/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#47 WW] Chidi Njokuani
91
 
US Andrew Holbrook  (30) 12-1-0
91
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Jake Matthews
 
92
 
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
90
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
93
 
US Erik Koch  (28) 15-4-0
89
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Shane Campbell
 
94
 
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
88
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Jake Matthews
Next Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#56 LW] James Vick
95
40
US Christos Giagos  (26) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#210 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
96
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 13-4-0
86
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#288 LW] Lukasz Chlewicki
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [European Fighting Challenge] vs [#61 LW] Efrain Escudero
97
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
85
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
98
 
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#247 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
99
2
US Chris Wade  (29) 11-3-0
85
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#80 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
100
1
US J.J. Ambrose  (29) 26-7-0
84
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [PacificXC] vs  [#318 LW] Dylan Fussell
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#80] Musa Khamanaev-, [#202] Nick Newell*, [#264] Martin Nguyen-, [#273] Arman Ospanov*, [#346] Mikhail Odintsov!, [#370] Charles Cheeks III-, [#394] Clay Harvison*, [#464] Dorian Dixon*, [#518] Shokhin Safarov!, [#554] Erlan Tleumbetov*, [#647] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Temirlan Aysadilov!, [#650] Emerik Youmbi!

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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