Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (29) 16-6-1
125
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#190 LW] Akbarh Arreola
 
52
 
AU Jake Matthews  (21) 10-1-0
125
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LW] Johnny Case
 
53
 
UK Norman Parke  (29) 21-5-1
125
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
54
 
US Jim Miller  (32) 25-8-0
123
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#26 LW] Diego Sanchez
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#80 LW] Takanori Gomi
55
 
US Pat Healy  (32) 30-21-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#312 LW] Muhsin Corbbrey
 
56
 
US Abel Trujillo  (32) 13-6-0
120
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#159 LW] Tony Sims
Next Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs [#46 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
57
 
US Jason High  (34) 19-5-0
116
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#285 LW] Estevan Payan
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#63 LW] Mike Ricci
58
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
114
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#363 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
59
1
US Danny Castillo  (36) 17-10-0
113
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Nik Lentz
 
60
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (29) 10-1-0
112
Last Fight: 11/07/2015 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Rashid Magomedov
 
61
1
US Lowen Tynanes  (25) 9-0-0
112
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#89 LW] Koji Ando
 
62
1
US David Rickels  (27) 17-4-0
112
Last Fight: 2/26/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#276 LW] Bobby Cooper
 
63
5
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-4-0
111
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#316 LW] Joe Condon
Next Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs [#57 LW] Jason High
64
 
US Yancy Medeiros  (28) 12-3-0
108
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#20 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
65
 
BR Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres  (32) 19-2-0
107
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#78 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
66
 
RU Oleg Bagov  (26) 21-8-0
106
Last Fight: 3/09/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#523 LW] Artur Lemos
 
67
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov   13-1-0
104
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#132 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
68
 
US Melvin Guillard  (33) 32-16-2
104
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 LW] Derek Campos
 
69
 
US Chris Wade  (28) 11-1-0
103
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#170 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
Next Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs [#24 LW] Rustam Khabilov
70
 
CA John Makdessi  (30) 13-5-0
103
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#64 LW] Yancy Medeiros
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#170 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
71
 
US Efrain Escudero  (30) 24-11-0
101
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Kevin Lee
 
72
 
US Darrell Horcher  (28) 12-2-0
100
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#11 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
73
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (30) 17-8-0
100
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#360 LW] Shinji Sasaki
 
74
 
CA Chad Laprise  (29) 10-2-0
98
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
 
75
 
US Bryan Barberena  (26) 11-3-0
98
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#185 LW] Sage Northcutt
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs [#27 WW] Warlley Alves
76
 
BR Ronys Torres  (29) 30-5-0
97
Last Fight: 12/05/2015 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#452 LW] Wallace Lopes
 
77
 
UK Saul Rogers  (26) 10-1-0
96
Last Fight: 8/23/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#127 LW] Marcin Wrzosek
 
78
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (30) 13-4-0
95
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Michel Richard Cunha dos Prazeres
 
79
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (28) 16-4-0
95
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#272 WW] Leandro Rodrigues Pontes
 
80
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (37) 35-11-0
94
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Joe Lauzon
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#54 LW] Jim Miller
81
 
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
94
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#153 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
82
 
RU Vener Galiev  (40) 30-8-0
94
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Battle of Moscow] vs  [#139 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
83
 
US Drew Dober  (27) 16-7-0
91
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#165 LW] Scott Holtzman
 
84
 
US Andrew Holbrook   11-0-0
91
Last Fight: 7/25/2015 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Ramsey Nijem
 
85
 
CA Shane Campbell  (28) 12-4-0
91
Last Fight: 2/21/2016 [UFC] vs  [#28 LW] James Krause
 
86
 
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (27) 7-2-0
91
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#46 LW] Carlos Diego Ferreira
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#157 LW] Thibault Gouti
87
 
US Johnny Case  (26) 22-5-0
90
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#52 LW] Jake Matthews
 
88
1
DE Nick Hein  (32) 13-2-0
90
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#178 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
 
89
1
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
90
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#61 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
90
 
US Ryan Hall  (31) 5-1-0
90
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#124 FW] Artem Lobov
 
91
 
RU Khusein Khaliev   14-1-0
90
Last Fight: 11/21/2015 [WSOF-GC] vs  [#326 FW] Yoshihiro Koyama
 
92
 
RU Shamil Zavurov  (31) 28-4-1
90
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#175 LW] Rodrigo Caporal
 
93
2
US Ernest Chavez  (32) 10-2-0
87
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#108 MW] Adam Townsend
Next Fight: 6/03/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs [#163 LW] Thiago Moises
94
 
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-1-1
86
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Evgeny Lakhin
 
95
2
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 14-2-0
86
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#19 LW] Dustin Poirier
 
96
2
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (27) 8-2-0
86
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#199 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
97
4
CA Mitch Clarke  (30) 11-3-0
86
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#8 LW] Michael Chiesa
 
98
2
US Saad Awad  (32) 18-7-0
86
Last Fight: 8/28/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Patricky Freire
 
99
 
US Alex Reyes  (29) 12-2-0
86
Last Fight: 8/29/2015 [KOTC] vs  [NR] Thomas Noel
 
100
 
US Jason Witt  (29) 7-2-0
85
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#230 LW] Isaac Vallie-Flagg
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#302] Ciro Rodrigues+, [#470] Serob Minasyan!, [#487] Diogo Cavalcanti!, [#497] Kamil Gniadek+, [#511] Joe Stevenson*, [#516] Shawn Wallace!, [#542] Patrick Benson!, [#583] Jamie Harrison!, [#589] Antonio Paulo!, [#591] Cody Carrillo!, [#592] Antti Virtanen!, [#593] Joshua Hallford!, [#594] Dmitriy Parubchenko!, [#595] Horacio Gutierrez!, [#596] Lazar Stojadinovic!, [#598] Beibit Nazarov!, [#599] Adrian Hadribeaj!, [#600] Dawid Gabara!

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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    • 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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