Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

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  [#43 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
 
102
1
BR Gesias Cavalcante  (33) 21-9-1
82
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#469 LW] Robert Turnquest
 
103
2
US Chris Wade  (29) 11-3-0
82
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#39 LW] Islam Makhachev
 
104
2
BR Gilbert Burns  (30) 11-2-0
82
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#27 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
105
1
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (41) 12-5-0
82
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#26 LW] Marat Gafurov
 
106
1
BR Joaquim Silva  (28) 9-0-0
81
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#89 LW] Andrew Holbrook
Next Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#35 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
107
1
RU Vener Galiev  (41) 31-9-0
81
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [MixFace] vs  [#461 LW] Marcio Andrade
 
108
1
US Kurt Holobaugh   16-4-0
80
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#255 LW] Yosdenis Cedeno
 
109
1
US Julian Erosa  (27) 18-4-0
80
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#428 LW] Justin Harrington
 
110
1
CR Allan Zuniga   11-0-0
79
Last Fight: 11/01/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [#239 WW] Marcin Bandel
 
111
1
CA Mike Ricci  (31) 11-5-0
79
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#63 LW] Jason High
 
112
 
BR Eric Barbosa  (33) 18-7-0
79
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#217 LW] Rander Junio
 
113
 
CA John Makdessi  (31) 14-6-0
78
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#122 LW] Lando Vannata
 
114
 
US Brent Primus  (31) 7-0-0
78
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#115 LW] Gleristone Santos
 
115
 
BR Gleristone Santos  (28) 33-6-0
78
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Hyung Seok Lee
 
116
 
RU Shamil Zavurov  (32) 31-5-1
77
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [NR] Won Gi Kim
 
117
 
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 19-4-4
77
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#132 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
Next Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs [NR] Matija Blazicevic
118
 
JP Koji Ando  (32) 12-5-2
77
Last Fight: 4/15/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#66 LW] Lowen Tynanes
 
119
 
UK Saul Rogers  (27) 12-2-0
74
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#94 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
120
 
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 25-11-2
74
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#129 LW] Amirkhan Adaev
 
121
 
BR Thiago Moises  (22) 9-1-0
73
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#459 LW] Zach Freeman
 
122
 
US Lando Vannata  (25) 9-2-0
73
Last Fight: 3/04/2017 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] David Teymur
 
123
 
UK Chris Fishgold   16-1-1
73
Last Fight: 11/12/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#260 LW] Nic Herron-Webb
 
124
 
US Pat Healy  (33) 30-23-0
70
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#42 LW] Leandro Silva
 
125
 
AM Akop Stepanyan  (30) 24-8-0
70
Last Fight: 8/21/2016 [League S-70] vs  [#244 LW] Thiago Meller
 
126
 
SE Martin Svensson  (31) 15-6-0
68
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#257 LW] Scott Clist
 
127
 
US Gregor Gillespie   8-0-0
67
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#404 WW] Glaico Franca
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [UFC] vs [#89 LW] Andrew Holbrook
128
 
AU Martin Nguyen  (28) 8-1-0
67
Last Fight: 1/14/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#214 LW] Kazunori Yokota
 
129
 
RU Amirkhan Adaev   11-3-0
67
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#120 LW] Joshua Aveles
 
130
 
BR Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva  (26) 21-4-0
66
Last Fight: 1/07/2017 [URCC] vs  [NR] Will Chope
 
131
 
IR Reza Madadi  (38) 14-5-0
66
Last Fight: 3/18/2017 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
132
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 16-7-1
65
Last Fight: 9/11/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#117 LW] Takasuke Kume
Next Fight: 4/23/2017 [Pancrase] vs [#307 LW] Akira Okada
133
 
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 7-0-1
65
Last Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs  [#563 LW] Devin Powell
 
134
 
US Ryan Sanders   12-8-0
65
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [New England Fights] vs  [NR] Jonathan Lemke
 
135
 
US Caros Fodor  (33) 11-5-0
64
Last Fight: 7/30/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#201 WW] Ben Fodor
 
136
 
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   7-0-0
64
Last Fight: 12/09/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#305 LW] Nariman Abbasov
Next Fight: 4/21/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#264 LW] Kuat Khamitov
137
 
RU Movlid Khaibulaev  (26) 11-0-0
63
Last Fight: 2/10/2017 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#451 LW] Herbert Burns
Next Fight: 3/31/2017 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs [#141 FW] Ilya Kurzanov
138
 
JP Takanori Gomi  (38) 35-12-0
62
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#18 LW] Jim Miller
 
139
 
CA Shane Campbell  (29) 12-6-0
62
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Felipe Silva
 
140
 
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-6-0
62
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#490 LW] Leon Mynhardt
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [#424 LW] Don Madge
141
 
US Billy Quarantillo  (28) 9-2-0
62
Last Fight: 2/25/2017 [KOTC] vs  [#445 LW] Ryan Fillingame
 
142
 
AU Damien Brown  (32) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#145 LW] Jon Tuck
 
143
 
US Jason Gonzalez  (27) 11-3-0
62
Last Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#291 LW] J.C. Cottrell
 
144
 
JP Kotetsu Boku  (39) 25-11-2
61
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#293 LW] Timofey Nastyukhin
 
145
 
GU Jon Tuck  (32) 9-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#142 LW] Damien Brown
 
146
1
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 16-7-1
61
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [NR] Jonathan Gary
 
147
1
RU Alexandr Shabliy  (23) 15-3-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#67 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
148
 
US Scott Holtzman  (33) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Josh Emmett
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#341 LW] Michael McBride
149
1
AU Callan Potter   13-5-0
59
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#368 LW] Isaac Tisdell
 
150
1
BR Ary Santos  (30) 13-5-0
59
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Arena Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leandro Leandro
 

Issue Date: 3/26/2017 (Official Release: #533)

Previous Official Release: 3/19/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#109] Jesse Ronson+, [#189] Glaico Franca+, [#258] Anthony Avila-, [#283] Mickael Lebout+, [#464] Rafael Bueno!, [#484] Mehdi Dakaev+, [#487] Estevan Payan+, [#514] Daniel Salas!, [#643] Baz Mohammad Mubariz+, [#645] Kennet Mattsson!, [#647] Joey Munoz!, [#648] Tsuneo Kimura!

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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