Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

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
IE Joseph Duffy  (29) 16-2-0
132
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#138 LW] Reza Madadi
 
52
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (28) 9-0-0
129
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#169 WW] Brandon Girtz
 
53
1
UK Ross Pearson  (32) 19-13-0
126
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Stevie Ray
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs [#108 FW] Dan Hooker
54
1
BR Alan Patrick Silva Alves  (33) 14-1-0
125
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#24 LW] Stevie Ray
 
55
1
SE David Teymur  (27) 6-1-0
122
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Lando Vannata
 
56
 
UK Norman Parke  (30) 23-5-1
121
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#300 LW] Paul Redmond
Next Fight: 5/27/2017 [KSW] vs [#40 LW] Mateusz Gamrot
57
2
US Dave Jansen  (37) 20-4-0
121
Last Fight: 5/20/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#32 LW] Marcin Held
 
58
1
US Efrain Escudero  (31) 27-12-0
120
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Conquer Fighting Championships] vs  [#140 LW] Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva
 
59
2
BR Carlos Diego Ferreira  (32) 12-2-0
120
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
60
2
US Nik Lentz  (32) 27-8-2
120
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
61
1
US Desmond Green  (27) 20-5-0
117
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] Josh Emmett
 
62
1
CA Jason Saggo  (31) 12-3-0
117
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Rustam Khabilov
 
63
1
JP Satoru Kitaoka  (37) 40-14-9
116
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#139 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
64
1
US Bobby Green  (30) 23-8-0
116
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#30 LW] Rashid Magomedov
 
65
1
US Adam Townsend   17-4-0
116
Last Fight: 2/24/2017 [Legacy Fighting Alliance] vs  [#221 LW] Marcus Edwards
 
66
1
RU Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov   9-3-0
114
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#396 LW] Rasul Shovhalov
 
67
1
US Jason High  (35) 20-6-0
113
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#37 LW] Joao Zeferino
 
68
1
CA Chad Laprise  (30) 11-2-0
112
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#217 LW] Thibault Gouti
 
69
1
US Lowen Tynanes  (26) 9-0-0
109
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#123 LW] Koji Ando
 
70
1
BR Goiti Yamauchi  (24) 21-3-0
106
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#231 LW] Valeriu Mircea
 
71
1
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (28) 13-2-0
103
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#9 LW] Kevin Lee
 
72
2
AU Alexander Volkanovski   14-1-0
103
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#297 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs [#62 FW] Mizuto Hirota
73
1
RU Murad Machaev  (30) 20-2-0
103
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#49 LW] Diego Brandao
 
74
1
BR Luiz Firmino  (35) 19-8-0
103
Last Fight: 12/31/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#11 LW] Justin Gaethje
 
75
 
US Tony Martin  (27) 11-3-0
102
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#305 LW] Alex White
 
76
 
US Abel Trujillo  (33) 14-7-0
101
Last Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] James Vick
 
77
 
US Gregor Gillespie   9-0-0
101
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
78
1
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-0-0
100
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#188 LW] Teemu Packalen
 
79
1
RU Islam Mamedov  (27) 14-1-0
99
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#195 LW] Natan Schulte
 
80
1
RU Andrei Koshkin  (26) 16-5-0
99
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#227 LW] Ramazan Esenbaev
Next Fight: 5/20/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#48 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
81
1
US Joshua Burkman  (36) 28-15-0
98
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
82
1
DE Nick Hein  (32) 14-2-0
97
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [UFC] vs  [#289 LW] Tae Hyun Bang
 
83
1
BR Freddy Assuncao  (34) 10-1-0
97
Last Fight: 8/05/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#102 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
84
1
BR Felipe Silva  (32) 8-0-0
97
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Shane Campbell
 
85
1
BR Ronys Torres  (30) 34-5-0
96
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#563 LW] Ermek Tlauov
 
86
1
RU Abukar Yandiev  (29) 10-1-0
92
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#196 WW] Alexander Butenko
 
87
2
US Erik Koch  (28) 15-4-0
90
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Shane Campbell
Next Fight: 6/25/2017 [UFC] vs [#48 FW] Clay Guida
88
 
US Darrell Horcher  (29) 12-2-0
89
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [UFC] vs  [#6 LW] Khabib Nurmagomedov
 
89
1
US Josh Emmett  (32) 11-1-0
89
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Desmond Green
 
90
1
AU Jake Matthews  (22) 10-3-0
88
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
91
1
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-5-0
87
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#201 LW] Alexandre Pimentel
 
92
1
RO Aurel Pirtea  (28) 11-8-0
87
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#124 LW] Saul Rogers
Next Fight: 5/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#263 LW] Shamil Nikaev
93
2
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 17-8-0
87
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [TKO] vs  [#421 LW] Derek Gauthier
 
94
2
BR Valmir Lazaro  (31) 15-5-0
87
Last Fight: 4/01/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#39 LW] Khusein Khaliev
 
95
1
BR Ricardo Tirloni  (34) 19-6-0
87
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Aspera Fighting Championship] vs  [#485 FW] Fabricio Oliveira
 
96
1
FR Mansour Barnaoui  (24) 14-4-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Bin Ki
 
97
1
RU Alexander Sarnavskiy  (28) 35-6-0
86
Last Fight: 4/15/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
98
1
BR Joao Luiz Nogueira  (32) 24-6-0
85
Last Fight: 1/21/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#263 LW] Shamil Nikaev
 
99
2
US J.J. Ambrose  (30) 27-7-0
84
Last Fight: 3/25/2017 [Unknown] vs  [NR] Takahiro Ashida
 
100
 
CA Andrew McInnes  (32) 7-1-0
84
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#267 LW] Tom Gallicchio
 

Issue Date: 4/23/2017 (Official Release: #537)

Previous Official Release: 4/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#71] Bryan Barberena+, [#78] Ryan Quinn+, [#110] Saad Awad+, [#182] Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira+, [#455] Yoichi Fukumoto!, [#458] Murat Tlyarukov!, [#513] Jakub Kowalewicz-, [#520] Niko Novelli!, [#539] Anas Siraj Mounir*, [#560] Jason Williams*, [#597] Alim Cherkesov-, [#649] Ben Wall!

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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