Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

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
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
83
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
102
1
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-8-0
83
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#42 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
103
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (33) 21-9-1
82
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#459 LW] Robert Turnquest
 
104
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 9-0-0
81
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#90 LW] Andrew Holbrook
 
105
1
CA Mike Ricci  (30) 11-5-0
81
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#61 LW] Jason High
 
106
1
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 31-9-0
81
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#452 LW] Marcio Andrade
 
107
1
US Kurt Holobaugh   16-4-0
80
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#251 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
108
1
CA Jesse Ronson  (31) 16-8-0
80
Last Fight: 11/04/2016 [TKO] vs  [#551 LW] Jimmy Spicuzza
 
109
1
CR Allan Zuniga   11-0-0
79
Last Fight: 11/01/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#239 WW] Marcin Bandel
 
110
1
BR Eric Barbosa  (33) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#216 LW] Rander Junio
 
111
2
US Brent Primus  (31) 7-0-0
78
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#112 LW] Gleristone Santos
 
112
2
BR Gleristone Santos  (28) 33-6-0
78
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyung Seok Lee
 
113
2
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-6-0
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#87 LW] Lando Vannata
 
114
4
US Ernest Chavez  (33) 10-2-0
78
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#101 WW] Adam Townsend
 
115
3
JP Koji Ando  (31) 12-5-2
78
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#66 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
116
5
US Ozzy Dugulubgov  (28) 8-2-0
78
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#258 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
117
1
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 [#130 LW] Teemu Packalen
118
1
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 31-5-1
77
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Gi Kim
 
119
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 19-4-4
77
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#135 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
120
1
IR Reza Madadi  (38) 14-4-0
76
Last Fight: 5/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#200 LW] Yan Cabral
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#62 LW] Joseph Duffy
121
1
BR Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva  (26) 21-4-0
76
Last Fight: 1/07/2017 [URCC] vs  [#464 LW] Will Chope
 
122
1
RU Amirkhan Adaev   11-2-0
75
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#355 LW] Marcio Breno Rodrigues Braga
 
123
1
RU Oleg Bagov  (27) 22-10-0
73
Last Fight: 10/22/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#44 LW] Abdul Aziz Abdulvakhabov
 
124
1
BR Thiago Moises  (21) 9-1-0
73
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#450 LW] Zach Freeman
 
125
1
CA Jeremy Kennedy  (24) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#163 LW] Alessandro Ricci
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [UFC] vs [#83 FW] Rony Mariano Bezerra
126
1
UK Ryan Scope  (24) 9-0-0
73
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#534 LW] Yusup Umarov
 
127
1
UK Chris Fishgold   16-1-1
72
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#258 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
128
1
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-23-0
72
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#41 LW] Leandro Silva
 
129
1
US Danny Castillo  (37) 17-10-0
71
Last Fight: 12/19/2015 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Nik Lentz
 
130
1
FI Teemu Packalen  (29) 8-1-0
71
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#208 LW] Thibault Gouti
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs [#117 LW] Marc Diakiese
131
1
BR Natan Schulte  (25) 11-2-0
70
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Maxfight] vs  [#454 WW] Henerson da Rocha Duarte
 
132
1
AM Akop Stepanyan  (30) 24-8-0
70
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#243 LW] Thiago Meller
 
133
1
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 15-6-0
68
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#254 LW] Scott Clist
 
134
1
US Gregor Gillespie   8-0-0
67
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#186 LW] Glaico Franca
 
135
5
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (29) 16-7-1
65
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#119 LW] Takasuke Kume
Next Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#302 LW] Akira Okada
136
1
JP Takanori Gomi  (38) 35-12-0
65
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Jim Miller
 
137
4
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 7-0-1
65
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#556 LW] Devin Powell
 
138
4
US Ryan Sanders   12-8-0
65
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [New England Fights] vs  [NR] Jonathan Lemke
 
139
4
CH Nelson Carvalho  (34) 9-4-0
65
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#59 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
140
4
US Caros Fodor  (33) 11-5-0
64
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#229 WW] Ben Fodor
 
141
4
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   7-0-0
64
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#304 LW] Nariman Abbasov
 
142
4
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 16-7-1
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [#564 LW] Jonathan Gary
 
143
4
CA Shane Campbell  (29) 12-6-0
63
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] Felipe Silva
Next Fight: 3/17/2017 [Unified MMA] vs [NR] Jose Rodriguez
144
4
NZ Ev Ting  (27) 13-3-0
62
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#323 LW] Kamal Shalorus
 
145
4
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-6-0
62
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#471 LW] Leon Mynhardt
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [#423 LW] Don Madge
146
4
AU Damien Brown  (32) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#149 LW] Jon Tuck
 
147
4
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 11-3-0
62
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#286 LW] J.C. Cottrell
 
148
4
RU Alexandr Shabliy  (23) 15-3-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#69 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
149
4
GU Jon Tuck  (32) 9-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#146 LW] Damien Brown
 
150
4
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 24-11-2
61
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Brandon Ricetti
 

Issue Date: 2/20/2017 (Official Release: #528)

Previous Official Release: 2/12/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#129] Islam Mamedov*, [#139] Jared Gordon-, [#370] Larue Burley*, [#458] Erick Gonzalez!, [#462] Brad Wheeler+, [#471] Lucas Gwaltney*, [#519] Stephen Regman+, [#532] Aleksi Nurminen*, [#563] Leonardo Laiola*, [#564] Daisuke Hoshino!, [#604] Warren Kee+, [#618] Sung Hwa Han!, [#649] Lamberd Akhiadov-

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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