Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

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
101
1
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 18-9-0
84
Last Fight: 12/29/2016 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#58 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
102
1
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-8-0
83
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
103
1
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-5-0
83
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#62 LW] Jason High
 
104
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (33) 21-9-1
82
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#469 LW] Robert Turnquest
 
105
2
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
82
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#104 WW] Adam Townsend
 
106
2
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (28) 8-2-0
82
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#263 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
107
1
US Jason Fischer  (31) 9-3-0
81
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Fight Night At The Island] vs  [#300 FW] Nick Compton
 
108
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (27) 9-0-0
81
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#91 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
109
1
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 31-9-0
81
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#458 LW] Marcio Andrade
 
110
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 16-8-0
80
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#550 LW] Jimmy Spicuzza
 
111
1
US Kurt Holobaugh   16-4-0
80
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#255 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
112
1
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
79
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#68 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
113
1
BR Eric Barbosa  (33) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#216 LW] Rander Junio
 
114
1
CR Allan Zuniga   11-0-0
79
Last Fight: 11/01/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#249 WW] Marcin Bandel
 
115
1
US Brent Primus  (31) 7-0-0
79
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#116 LW] Gleristone Santos
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#50 LW] Adam Piccolotti
116
1
BR Gleristone Santos  (28) 32-6-0
79
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [Arena Tour MMA] vs  [#350 LW] Pablo Villaseca
 
117
1
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-6-0
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] Lando Vannata
 
118
2
UK Marc Diakiese  (23) 11-0-0
77
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#246 LW] Frankie Perez
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#134 LW] Teemu Packalen
119
 
US Chris Gruetzemacher  (30) 13-1-0
77
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#192 LW] Abner Lloveras
Next Fight: 2/04/2017 [UFC] vs [#20 FW] Chas Skelly
120
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 19-4-4
77
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#144 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
121
1
IR Reza Madadi  (38) 14-4-0
76
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#238 LW] Yan Cabral
 
122
NR
BR Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva  (26) 21-4-0
76
Last Fight: 1/07/2017 [URCC] vs  [#476 LW] Will Chope
 
123
1
RU Amirkhan Adaev   11-2-0
75
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#355 LW] Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga
 
124
1
RU Oleg Bagov  (26) 22-10-0
75
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#43 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
 
125
 
RU Islam Mamedov  (26) 13-1-0
74
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#251 MW] Jorge Patino
 
126
 
BR Thiago Moises  (21) 9-1-0
73
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#454 LW] Zach Freeman
 
127
21
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-23-0
73
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#41 LW] Leandro Silva
 
128
1
CA Jeremy Kennedy  (24) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#169 LW] Alessandro Ricci
 
129
1
UK Ryan Scope  (24) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#555 LW] Yusup Umarov
 
130
1
US Danny Castillo  (37) 17-10-0
72
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Nik Lentz
 
131
1
BR Joao Luiz Nogueira  (32) 23-6-0
72
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Hit Fighting Championship] vs  [#343 LW] Anthony Dizy
 
132
1
UK Chris Fishgold   16-1-1
72
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#263 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
133
1
UA Alexander Butenko  (30) 42-11-2
72
Last Fight: 10/21/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Rubenilton Pereira
Next Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs [#134 MW] Abukar Yandiev
134
1
FI Teemu Packalen  (29) 8-1-0
71
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#207 LW] Thibault Gouti
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#118 LW] Marc Diakiese
135
1
BR Natan Schulte  (24) 11-2-0
70
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [#450 WW] Henerson da Rocha Duarte
 
136
 
AM Akop Stepanyan  (30) 24-8-0
70
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#248 LW] Thiago Meller
 
137
1
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 15-6-0
68
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#257 LW] Scott Clist
 
138
1
US Gregor Gillespie   8-0-0
68
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#184 LW] Glaico Franca
 
139
2
JP Takanori Gomi  (38) 35-12-0
68
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#17 LW] Jim Miller
 
140
 
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (33) 22-10-0
66
Last Fight: 11/18/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#573 LW] Alexey Makhno
 
141
 
US Rick Glenn  (27) 18-4-1
66
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#15 LW] Evan Dunham
Next Fight: 2/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#75 FW] Phillipe Nover
142
 
UK Martin Stapleton  (33) 18-4-0
66
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#534 LW] Damien Lapilus
 
143
 
US Jared Gordon  (28) 11-1-0
66
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#647 LW] Dawond Pickney
 
144
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (29) 16-7-1
65
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#120 LW] Takasuke Kume
 
145
16
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 7-0-1
65
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#578 LW] Devin Powell
 
146
1
US Danny Navarro  (33) 16-6-0
65
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [CXF] vs  [#449 LW] Dominic Clark
 
147
1
CH Nelson Carvalho  (34) 9-4-0
65
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#61 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
148
 
US Ryan Sanders   12-8-0
65
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [New England Fights] vs  [NR] Jonathan Lemke
 
149
2
CA Shane Campbell  (28) 12-6-0
65
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Felipe Silva
 
150
1
US Caros Fodor  (33) 11-5-0
64
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#239 WW] Ben Fodor
 

Issue Date: 1/16/2017 (Official Release: #523)

Previous Official Release: 1/08/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#80] Musa Khamanaev-, [#202] Nick Newell*, [#264] Martin Nguyen-, [#273] Arman Ospanov*, [#346] Mikhail Odintsov!, [#370] Charles Cheeks III-, [#394] Clay Harvison*, [#464] Dorian Dixon*, [#518] Shokhin Safarov!, [#554] Erlan Tleumbetov*, [#647] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Temirlan Aysadilov!, [#650] Emerik Youmbi!

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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