Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

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
1
US Abel Trujillo  (32) 14-6-0
132
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Jordan Rinaldi
Next Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs [#16 LW] Evan Dunham
52
1
BR Leandro Silva  (30) 19-4-1
131
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#50 LW] Jason Saggo
 
53
1
US Derek Campos  (28) 16-6-0
128
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#45 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
54
1
US Joshua Burkman  (35) 28-13-0
126
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#25 LW] Paul Felder
 
55
1
UK Norman Parke  (29) 21-5-1
125
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
56
1
US James Vick  (29) 9-1-0
122
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs  [#13 LW] Beneil Dariush
 
57
7
BR Michel Prazeres  (32) 20-2-0
121
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#190 LW] J.C. Cottrell
 
58
2
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (33) 18-6-0
114
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#384 LW] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa
 
59
2
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (29) 16-6-1
113
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#234 LW] Akbarh Arreola
Next Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#209 LW] Takasuke Kume
60
2
IE Joseph Duffy  (28) 15-2-0
113
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#140 LW] Mitch Clarke
 
61
2
US Lowen Tynanes  (25) 9-0-0
112
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#91 LW] Koji Ando
 
62
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (33) 20-8-1
110
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#87 LW] Pat Healy
Next Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs [#114 FW] Freddy Assuncao
63
1
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-1-0
110
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#387 LW] Lukasz Sajewski
 
64
1
US Yancy Medeiros  (28) 12-4-0
108
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Francisco Trinaldo
 
65
 
CA Olivier Aubin-Mercier  (27) 8-2-0
107
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#187 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
66
 
RU Oleg Bagov  (26) 22-9-0
106
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#577 LW] Renat Lyatifov
 
67
 
RU Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov   13-1-0
104
Last Fight: 3/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
68
 
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-5-0
103
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#171 LW] Mehdi Baghdad
 
69
 
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 29-4-1
102
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#216 LW] Luciano Palhano
 
70
 
US Levan Makashvili  (27) 8-2-1
102
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [#169 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
71
 
AU Jake Matthews  (21) 10-2-0
101
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
72
 
US Darrell Horcher  (28) 12-2-0
100
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#10 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
73
 
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 17-8-0
100
Last Fight: 4/17/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#362 LW] Shinji Sasaki
Next Fight: 9/25/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs [NR] Andy Souwer
74
 
US Efrain Escudero  (30) 24-11-0
99
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Kevin Lee
 
75
1
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 10-2-0
99
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#43 LW] Ross Pearson
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#187 LW] Thibault Gouti
76
1
BR Valmir Lazaro  (30) 14-4-0
99
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [#419 LW] Oberdan Vieira Tenorio
 
77
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (36) 38-14-9
96
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#164 LW] Kota Shimoishi
 
78
1
BR Ronys Torres  (29) 31-5-0
96
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Ansgar Fighting League] vs  [NR] Tato Primera
 
79
1
US Chris Wade  (28) 11-2-0
96
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#22 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
80
1
UK Saul Rogers  (26) 10-1-0
95
Last Fight: 8/26/2015 [UFC (TUF)] vs  [#48 FW] Marcin Wrzosek
 
81
1
RU Musa Khamanaev  (28) 16-4-0
95
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#274 WW] Leandro Rodrigues Pontes
Next Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#324 LW] Bruce Boyington
82
2
RU Khusein Khaliev   15-1-0
94
Last Fight: 5/22/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#410 LW] Alexandre Cidade
 
83
2
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 30-8-0
94
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#135 LW] Akop Stepanyan
 
84
2
US Drew Dober  (27) 16-7-0
92
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Scott Holtzman
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#88 LW] Erik Koch
85
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
91
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#71 LW] Jake Matthews
 
86
2
DE Nick Hein  (32) 13-2-0
91
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#191 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
Next Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs [#252 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
87
2
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-22-0
91
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#62 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
88
3
US Erik Koch  (27) 15-4-0
89
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#84 LW] Drew Dober
89
1
US Ryan Hall  (31) 5-1-0
89
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#120 FW] Artem Lobov
 
90
2
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (40) 12-4-0
89
Last Fight: 7/02/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#438 LW] Eric Kelly
 
91
2
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
87
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#61 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
92
2
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
87
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#118 MW] Adam Townsend
 
93
2
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (27) 8-2-0
86
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#220 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
94
2
RU Eduard Vartanyan  (25) 14-3-0
86
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#294 LW] Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga
 
95
35
US David Rickels  (27) 17-5-0
85
Last Fight: 7/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#45 LW] Melvin Guillard
 
96
2
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-5-0
85
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#31 LW] Jason High
 
97
14
CA Andrew McInnes  (31) 7-1-0
85
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#205 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 
98
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (37) 35-12-0
85
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Jim Miller
 
99
 
RU Akhmet Aliev  (26) 13-4-0
84
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [NR] Matej Truhan
 
100
 
US Danny Castillo  (36) 17-10-0
83
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Nik Lentz
 

Issue Date: 7/24/2016 (Official Release: #497)

Previous Official Release: 7/17/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#204] Ryan Quinn+, [#240] Herdeson Batista Sousa*, [#386] Paulo Goncalves Silva*, [#409] Vince McGuinness!, [#515] Trey Ogden+, [#559] Henry Lindsay!, [#598] Andre Pacheco de Jesus!, [#599] Gregor Weibel!, [#600] Hideto Kondo!

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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