Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

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
 
JP Yusuke Yachi  (27) 18-6-0
128
Last Fight: 7/30/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#110 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
52
 
RU Marat Gafurov  (32) 15-1-0
127
Last Fight: 8/18/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#40 LW] Martin Nguyen
 
53
 
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (34) 14-1-0
126
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Stevie Ray
 
54
 
US Jason High  (35) 21-6-0
122
Last Fight: 6/30/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#154 LW] Caros Fodor
 
55
 
SE David Teymur  (28) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Lando Vannata
 
56
 
BR Adriano Martins  (34) 28-9-0
122
Last Fight: 9/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] Kajan Johnson
 
57
 
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 28-12-0
121
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Lux Fight League] vs  [#648 WW] Bruno Murata
 
58
 
BR Leandro Silva  (31) 20-6-1
120
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#47 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
59
 
US Clay Guida  (35) 33-17-0
119
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#139 LW] Erik Koch
 
60
 
RU Magomed Idrisov   8-1-0
119
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#454 LW] Herbert Burns
 
61
12
US Gregor Gillespie   10-0-0
118
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#186 LW] Jason Gonzalez
 
62
 
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#225 WW] Marcus Edwards
 
63
 
US Drew Dober  (28) 18-8-0
116
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#125 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
64
3
US Tony Martin  (27) 12-4-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#38 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
65
51
BR Gilbert Burns  (31) 12-2-0
116
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#92 LW] Jason Saggo
 
66
2
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
115
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#243 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
67
2
US Desmond Green  (27) 20-6-0
114
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
68
2
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 20-8-0
112
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [Professional Fighters League] vs  [#231 LW] Eddy Ellis
 
69
2
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-14-0
112
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Dan Hooker
 
70
1
BR Diego Brandao  (30) 22-12-0
109
Last Fight: 9/04/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#25 LW] Akhmed Aliev
 
71
1
US Nik Lentz  (33) 27-8-2
109
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Islam Makhachev
Next Fight: 10/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#26 LW] Will Brooks
72
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#234 LW] Valeriu Mircea
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#50 LW] Adam Piccolotti
73
1
BR Ronys Torres  (31) 35-5-0
105
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#309 LW] Elnur agaev
 
74
 
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
101
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#251 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
 
75
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 15-4-0
100
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#270 LW] Chang Hyun Kim
 
76
1
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-6-1
100
Last Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs  [#31 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
Next Fight: 10/22/2017 [KSW] vs [#31 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
77
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#217 LW] Natan Schulte
 
78
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 18-7-1
98
Last Fight: 7/02/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#259 LW] Kieran Joblin
 
79
1
BE Shamil Nikaev  (22) 7-0-0
95
Last Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#129 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
80
1
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
95
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] James Vick
 
81
 
DE Nick Hein  (33) 14-2-0
94
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#336 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
82
 
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (29) 13-3-0
93
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
83
1
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 8-0-1
90
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Marc Diakiese
 
84
1
BR Freddy Assuncao  (35) 10-1-0
90
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#138 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
85
 
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-1-0
89
Last Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
86
 
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#67 LW] Desmond Green
 
87
 
BR Valmir Lazaro  (32) 16-5-0
88
Last Fight: 8/05/2017 [Katana Fight] vs  [#332 LW] Thiago Silva
Next Fight: 9/23/2017 [Fight On] vs [#413 FW] Joao Paulo Rodrigues de Souza
88
 
RU Abukar Yandiev  (30) 9-1-0
88
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#146 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
89
 
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#220 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
90
 
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
87
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#414 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
91
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 10-0-0
87
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Reza Madadi
 
92
24
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-4-0
87
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
93
2
US Brandon Girtz  (32) 14-7-0
87
Last Fight: 7/14/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Derek Campos
 
94
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (33) 33-5-1
87
Last Fight: 7/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#468 LW] Leo Kuntz
 
95
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
87
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#42 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
96
1
US Robert Watley  (28) 8-1-0
84
Last Fight: 7/21/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#179 LW] Thiago Moises
 
97
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (32) 20-4-4
84
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Matija Blazicevic
 
98
1
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 28-7-0
83
Last Fight: 6/23/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Ben Wall
 
99
1
US Chris Wade  (29) 12-3-0
83
Last Fight: 7/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#299 LW] Frankie Perez
 
100
1
US Darrell Horcher  (30) 13-2-0
81
Last Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs  [#386 LW] Devin Powell
 

Issue Date: 9/17/2017 (Official Release: #559)

Previous Official Release: 9/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#160] Alex Reyes+, [#348] Daguir Imavov-, [#454] Mitch Clarke%, [#480] Alexander Grozin!, [#581] Genpei Hayashi+, [#610] Sean McMurray+, [#630] Rizvan Simbagaev!

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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    • giulio morgante says:

      Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

    • 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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