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
101
1
US Drew Dober  (28) 17-8-0
83
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
102
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (33) 21-9-1
82
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#479 LW] Robert Turnquest
 
103
16
BR Gleristone Santos  (28) 33-6-0
82
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyung Seok Lee
 
104
 
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (41) 12-5-0
82
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#26 LW] Marat Gafurov
 
105
 
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 9-0-0
81
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#130 LW] Andrew Holbrook
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#38 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
106
3
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 31-9-0
81
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#470 LW] Marcio Andrade
 
107
1
US Chris Wade  (29) 11-3-0
81
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#41 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
108
 
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
80
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
109
2
US Johnny Case  (27) 22-5-0
80
Last Fight: 3/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#90 LW] Jake Matthews
 
110
1
US Kurt Holobaugh   16-4-0
80
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#257 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
111
1
US Julian Erosa  (27) 18-4-0
80
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#439 LW] Justin Harrington
 
112
1
CR Allan Zuniga   11-0-0
79
Last Fight: 11/01/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#243 WW] Marcin Bandel
 
113
1
BR Eric Barbosa  (33) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#224 LW] Rander Junio
 
114
1
PL Kamil Szymuszowski  (27) 16-4-0
79
Last Fight: 4/07/2017 [KSW] vs  [#487 LW] Gracjan Szadzinski
 
115
1
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-6-0
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Lando Vannata
 
116
1
CA Mike Ricci  (31) 11-5-0
78
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#67 LW] Jason High
 
117
3
JP Yusuke Yachi  (26) 17-6-0
77
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#139 LW] Daron Cruickshank
 
118
3
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 31-5-1
77
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Gi Kim
 
119
3
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 20-4-4
77
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [NR] Matija Blazicevic
 
120
2
US Brent Primus  (32) 7-0-0
77
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#103 LW] Gleristone Santos
Next Fight: 6/24/2017 [BellatorFC] vs [#7 LW] Michael Chandler
121
18
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 17-7-1
75
Last Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#372 LW] Akira Okada
 
122
1
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 19-4-0
75
Last Fight: 3/20/2017 [DEEP] vs  [#280 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
123
1
JP Koji Ando  (32) 12-5-2
74
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#69 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
124
1
UK Saul Rogers  (27) 12-2-0
74
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#92 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
125
1
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 25-11-2
74
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#135 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
126
1
BR Thiago Moises  (22) 9-1-0
73
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#480 LW] Zach Freeman
 
127
1
US Lando Vannata  (25) 9-2-0
73
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#55 LW] David Teymur
 
128
1
UK Chris Fishgold   16-1-1
73
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#269 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
129
14
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   9-0-0
71
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#266 LW] Kuat Khamitov
 
130
1
US Andrew Holbrook  (31) 12-2-0
69
Last Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
131
1
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-23-0
69
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#46 LW] Leandro Silva
 
132
 
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 15-6-0
69
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#261 LW] Scott Clist
 
133
21
US Scott Holtzman  (33) 10-2-0
68
Last Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs  [#474 LW] Michael McBride
 
134
1
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#222 LW] Kazunori Yokota
 
135
1
RU Amirkhan Adaev   11-3-0
67
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#125 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
136
1
RU Ramil Mustapaev   8-1-0
66
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#515 LW] Sergey Faley
 
137
4
US Ryan Sanders   13-8-0
66
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [New England Fights] vs  [NR] John Ortolani
Next Fight: 4/29/2017 [New England Fights] vs [NR] Jonathan Lemke
138
1
IR Reza Madadi  (38) 14-5-0
66
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
139
3
US Daron Cruickshank  (31) 18-10-0
66
Last Fight: 4/16/2017 [Rizin Fighting Federation] vs  [#117 LW] Yusuke Yachi
 
140
2
BR Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva  (26) 21-5-0
65
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [Conquer Fighting Championships] vs  [#58 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
141
1
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 7-0-1
65
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#573 LW] Devin Powell
Next Fight: 7/07/2017 [UFC] vs [#78 LW] Marc Diakiese
142
 
US Caros Fodor  (33) 11-5-0
64
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#203 WW] Ben Fodor
 
143
1
RU Movlid Khaibulaev  (26) 11-0-0
64
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#460 LW] Herbert Burns
 
144
1
AU Callan Potter   14-5-0
62
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [NR] Abel Brites
 
145
1
CA Shane Campbell  (29) 13-6-0
62
Last Fight: 3/31/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [NR] Jose Rodriguez
 
146
1
US Billy Quarantillo  (28) 9-2-0
62
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#455 LW] Ryan Fillingame
 
147
1
AU Damien Brown  (32) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#150 LW] Jon Tuck
Next Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Vinc Pichel
148
1
US Jason Gonzalez  (27) 11-3-0
62
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#299 LW] J.C. Cottrell
 
149
1
JP Kotetsu Boku  (39) 25-11-2
61
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#302 LW] Timofey Nastyukhin
 
150
1
GU Jon Tuck  (32) 9-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#147 LW] Damien Brown
Next Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs [#291 LW] Takanori Gomi

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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