Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

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
 
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#87 LW] Brandon Girtz
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#70 LW] Goiti Yamauchi
52
 
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 18-6-0
128
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#110 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
53
26
RU Marat Gafurov  (32) 15-1-0
127
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#39 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
54
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (34) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Stevie Ray
 
55
1
US Jason High  (35) 21-6-0
122
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#149 LW] Caros Fodor
 
56
1
SE David Teymur  (28) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#117 LW] Lando Vannata
 
57
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 28-12-0
121
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Lux Fight League] vs  [NR] Bruno Murata
 
58
2
RU Magomed Idrisov   8-1-0
120
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#454 LW] Herbert Burns
 
59
1
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 20-6-1
120
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#48 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
60
1
US Clay Guida  (35) 33-17-0
119
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#132 LW] Erik Koch
 
61
1
US Tony Martin  (27) 12-3-0
118
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#128 LW] Johnny Case
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#44 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
62
1
US Desmond Green  (27) 20-5-0
117
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Josh Emmett
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Rustam Khabilov
63
1
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#229 WW] Marcus Edwards
 
64
1
US Drew Dober  (28) 18-8-0
116
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#123 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
65
1
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
115
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#246 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
66
1
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
113
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#16 LW] Rustam Khabilov
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#114 LW] Gilbert Burns
67
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 20-8-0
112
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#229 LW] Eddy Ellis
 
68
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-14-0
112
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Dan Hooker
 
69
1
US Nik Lentz  (33) 27-8-2
111
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Islam Makhachev
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#25 LW] Will Brooks
70
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#237 LW] Valeriu Mircea
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#51 LW] Adam Piccolotti
71
 
BR Ronys Torres  (31) 35-5-0
105
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#309 LW] Elnur agaev
 
72
1
US Gregor Gillespie   9-0-0
102
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Andrew Holbrook
Next Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs [#153 LW] Jason Gonzalez
73
1
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
102
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#30 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs [#30 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
74
 
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
100
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#255 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
75
 
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#270 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
76
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#209 LW] Natan Schulte
 
77
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 18-7-1
98
Last Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#264 LW] Kieran Joblin
 
78
1
DE Nick Hein  (33) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#321 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [#46 FW] Zabit Magomedsharipov
79
1
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
97
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] James Vick
 
80
 
BR Felipe Silva  (33) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#105 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Mairbek Taisumov
81
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (22) 7-0-0
95
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#135 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
82
1
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (29) 13-2-0
95
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
83
 
BR Freddy Assuncao  (35) 10-1-0
94
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#134 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
84
 
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 8-0-1
90
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
85
 
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-1-0
89
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
86
1
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Desmond Green
 
87
1
US Brandon Girtz  (32) 14-7-0
88
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#26 LW] Derek Campos
 
88
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (32) 16-5-0
88
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#328 LW] Thiago Silva
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [Fight On] vs [#400 FW] Joao Paulo Rodrigues de Souza
89
 
RU Abukar Yandiev  (30) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#148 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
90
 
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#211 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
91
 
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
87
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#414 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
92
 
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#143 LW] Reza Madadi
 
93
 
RU Shamil Zavurov  (33) 33-5-1
87
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#464 LW] Leo Kuntz
 
94
 
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#42 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
95
 
JP Takasuke Kume  (32) 20-4-4
84
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Matija Blazicevic
 
96
 
US Robert Watley  (27) 8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#175 LW] Thiago Moises
 
97
 
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 28-7-0
83
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Ben Wall
 
98
 
US Chris Wade  (29) 12-3-0
83
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#296 LW] Frankie Perez
 
99
 
AU Jake Matthews  (23) 10-3-0
82
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
100
 
US Darrell Horcher  (30) 13-2-0
82
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#387 LW] Devin Powell
 

Issue Date: 8/20/2017 (Official Release: #555)

Previous Official Release: 8/13/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#70] Dave Jansen*, [#227] Mike Santiago-, [#324] Yusuke Kasuya-, [#398] Kaynan Kruschewsky*, [#447] Askhab Zulaev-, [#465] Dmitry Gerasimov-, [#470] Felipe Nilo*, [#479] Marcio Andrade-, [#540] Keanu Subba!, [#611] Jordan Clements*, [#628] Sanderson Santos-, [#645] Manolo Zecchini!, [#650] Hyung Seok Lee+

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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