Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

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
RU Magomed Mustafaev  (29) 13-3-0
82
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [UFC] vs  [#7 LW] Kevin Lee
 
102
1
AU Callan Potter   16-5-0
82
Last Fight: 11/24/2017 [Hex Fight Series] vs  [#508 LW] Jack Becker
 
103
1
US Christos Giagos  (27) 14-6-0
81
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#72 LW] Shamil Nikaev
 
104
1
CA Jason Saggo  (32) 12-4-0
81
Last Fight: 9/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#62 LW] Gilbert Burns
 
105
1
CR Allan Zuniga   13-0-0
81
Last Fight: 4/30/2017 [Center Real Fights] vs  [NR] Ilianovich Chalo
 
106
1
US Adam Piccolotti  (29) 9-2-0
80
Last Fight: 12/01/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#49 LW] David Rickels
 
107
1
US Saad Awad  (34) 21-9-0
80
Last Fight: 11/03/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#547 LW] Zach Freeman
Next Fight: 1/26/2018 [BellatorFC] vs [#99 LW] J.J. Ambrose
108
1
US Ryan Quinn   14-7-1
79
Last Fight: 10/20/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Marcus Surin
 
109
1
GU Jon Tuck  (33) 10-4-0
79
Last Fight: 6/17/2017 [UFC] vs  [#461 LW] Takanori Gomi
 
110
2
RU Imanali Gamzathanov  (29) 9-2-0
79
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#130 LW] Valmir Lazaro
 
111
 
US Drakkar Klose  (29) 8-1-1
79
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#44 LW] David Teymur
 
112
1
FR Anthony Dizy  (29) 11-2-0
78
Last Fight: 12/15/2017 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [#262 LW] Colin Fletcher
 
113
1
BY Artem Damkovsky  (34) 22-10-0
77
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#125 LW] Erivan Pereira Silva
 
114
1
RU Marif Piraev  (25) 19-1-1
77
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#374 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
115
1
ES Abner Lloveras  (35) 21-9-1
77
Last Fight: 9/23/2017 [Titan Channel] vs  [#246 LW] Davy Gallon
 
116
1
LT Sergej Grecicho  (32) 26-9-1
76
Last Fight: 10/14/2017 [Simply The Best (Czech and Slovakia)] vs  [#469 LW] Miroslav Strbak
 
117
1
RU Magomedsaygid Alibekov   9-0-0
76
Last Fight: 4/21/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [#208 LW] Kuat Khamitov
 
118
1
UK Marc Diakiese  (24) 12-2-0
75
Last Fight: 12/30/2017 [UFC] vs  [#36 LW] Dan Hooker
 
119
1
US Abel Trujillo  (34) 14-8-0
75
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#74 LW] John Makdessi
 
120
2
US Bobby McIntyre  (28) 6-4-0
74
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [World Fighting Championships (Nevada)] vs  [#475 LW] Nathan Stolen
 
121
2
PL Piotr Hallmann  (30) 18-6-0
74
Last Fight: 7/01/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#227 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
122
2
US Vinc Pichel  (35) 10-1-0
73
Last Fight: 6/10/2017 [UFC] vs  [#290 LW] Damien Brown
Next Fight: 1/27/2018 [UFC] vs [#93 LW] Joaquim Silva
123
2
AU Issac Hardman   9-1-0
73
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [AustralianFC] vs  [#534 LW] Rob Hill
 
124
2
DE Alan Omer  (29) 21-5-0
73
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#239 LW] Gesias Cavalcante
 
125
2
BR Erivan Pereira Silva   11-1-0
73
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [NP Fight] vs  [#249 LW] Kaik Brito
 
126
2
BR Eric Barbosa  (34) 19-7-0
72
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Jungle Fight] vs  [#310 LW] Cleiton Pereira da Silva
 
127
2
DE Ottman Azaitar   9-0-0
72
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs  [#395 LW] Alejandro Martinez
 
128
2
US Julian Erosa  (28) 21-5-0
72
Last Fight: 12/16/2017 [CageSport] vs  [#382 LW] Bryan Nuro
 
129
2
FR Thibault Gouti  (30) 11-3-0
72
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#177 LW] Andrew Holbrook
Next Fight: 2/18/2018 [UFC] vs [#159 LW] Sage Northcutt
130
2
BR Valmir Lazaro  (32) 17-6-0
71
Last Fight: 12/17/2017 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#110 LW] Imanali Gamzathanov
 
131
2
UK Danny Henry   11-2-0
71
Last Fight: 7/16/2017 [UFC] vs  [#426 LW] Daniel Teymur
 
132
4
RU Arman Tsarukyan  (21) 11-1-0
71
Last Fight: 12/02/2017 [Modern Fighting Pankration] vs  [#388 LW] Takenori Sato
 
133
1
BR Felipe Silva  (33) 8-1-0
70
Last Fight: 9/02/2017 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
134
1
CA Shane Campbell  (29) 15-6-0
70
Last Fight: 9/29/2017 [Unified MMA] vs  [#282 LW] Mike Scarcello
 
135
2
US Alex White  (29) 12-4-0
70
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] James Krause
 
136
2
BR Davi Ramos  (31) 7-2-0
70
Last Fight: 12/09/2017 [UFC] vs  [#259 LW] Chris Gruetzemacher
 
137
2
BR Herdeson Batista  (25) 13-2-0
70
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#51 LW] Ali Bagov
 
138
329
RU Magomed Raisov   6-1-0
70
Last Fight: 1/13/2018 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Pat Healy
 
139
56
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (33) 8-4-0
69
Last Fight: 1/14/2018 [UFC] vs  [#356 LW] Matt Frevola
 
140
 
MN Narantungalag Jadambaa  (42) 12-5-0
69
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#57 LW] Marat Gafurov
 
141
 
UK Saul Rogers  (28) 12-2-0
68
Last Fight: 3/11/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#100 LW] Aurel Pirtea
 
142
 
DK Soren Bak  (25) 9-1-0
67
Last Fight: 10/28/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#295 LW] Martin Stapleton
 
143
 
US Carrington Banks   7-0-0
67
Last Fight: 10/06/2017 [BellatorFC] vs  [#337 LW] Steve Kozola
 
144
 
US Billy Quarantillo  (29) 10-2-0
66
Last Fight: 8/19/2017 [V3 Fights] vs  [#626 LW] Eric Reynolds
 
145
1
RU Ramil Mustapaev   9-1-0
66
Last Fight: 11/19/2017 [Fight Nights Global] vs  [NR] Vagif Askerov
 
146
1
US Joshua Burkman  (37) 28-16-0
66
Last Fight: 7/29/2017 [UFC] vs  [#60 LW] Drew Dober
 
147
 
BR Fabricio de Assis Costa da Silva  (27) 22-5-0
66
Last Fight: 9/30/2017 [URCC] vs  [NR] Ousmane Thomas Diagne
 
148
 
IR Reza Madadi  (39) 14-6-0
65
Last Fight: 5/28/2017 [UFC] vs  [#93 LW] Joaquim Silva
 
149
 
JP Kazuki Tokudome  (30) 18-8-1
65
Last Fight: 12/10/2017 [Pancrase] vs  [#75 LW] Takasuke Kume
 
150
 
US Nate Andrews   12-1-0
64
Last Fight: 11/17/2017 [CES] vs  [NR] Tyler Combs
 

Issue Date: 1/15/2018 (Official Release: #577)

Previous Official Release: 1/06/2018

Fighters who have dropped out: [#21] Michael Johnson-, [#121] Pat Healy%, [#157] Martin Svensson*, [#176] Edmilson de Jose Barros+, [#363] Adam Aliev+, [#466] Robin Van Roosmalen!, [#508] Isaac Tisdell*, [#562] Marcos Cornejo*

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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    • […] Novaes (Twitter: @jonatasnovaes) enters the MFC having won five of his last six fights and is coming off the first knockout of his career – a 51-second destruction of Drew Fickett back in June. That victory boosted Novaes to 75th in the world rankings compiled by Fight Matrix (http://www.fightmatrix.com/mma-ranks/lightweight/2/). […]

    • giulio morgante says:

      Hi, I’m Giulio Morgante a Davide Ferretti’s team Coach in south Italy. I have some Pro Fighters in my team : Francesco Controversa 77kg pro record 6-4 italian pro champion; Massimiliano Sammarco 84kg pro record 5-1 , Andrea Controversa 66kg pro record 7-2-2 and Antonino Carticiano 77kg pro record 3-1…. How I can send you theyr records to be included in your ranking?

    • 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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