Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

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

Last Fought InRegion & Country
Next Fight In Age From   To   
Team Affiliation Rank State
Show Undefeated Fighters Only
   
Rank ↑ ↓ Fighter  (Age) Record Points
151
1
US K.J. Noons  (33) 13-9-0
62
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#51 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
152
2
US Andrew Holbrook  (30) 11-1-0
62
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#106 LW] Joaquim Silva
 
153
2
PL Adrian Zielinski  (29) 16-4-0
61
Last Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Rasul Ediev
 
154
2
US Kurt Holobaugh   15-4-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Luciano Dos Santos
 
155
2
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-3-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#440 LW] Anthony Njokuani
Next Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#78 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
156
2
UK Scott Clist  (37) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#431 LW] Tim Wilde
 
157
2
UK Paddy Pimblett  (21) 11-1-0
60
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#255 FW] Teddy Violet
 
158
2
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 16-4-0
60
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#78 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
159
2
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 22-11-2
59
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#253 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
160
3
US Danny Navarro  (33) 15-6-0
58
Last Fight: 8/04/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#417 WW] Brian Cobb
 
161
1
BR Flavio Alvaro  (39) 49-10-0
58
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Bison Kombat] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
162
2
UK Marc Diakiese  (23) 9-0-0
58
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Kane Mousah
 
163
3
US Tony Sims  (30) 12-4-0
57
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#48 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
164
1
CA John Alessio  (37) 35-17-0
57
Last Fight: 6/26/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#58 LW] David Rickels
 
165
2
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
56
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#196 LW] Yusuke Kasuya
166
2
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#66 LW] John Makdessi
 
167
2
US Adam Piccolotti  (27) 8-0-0
56
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#451 LW] Ray Wood
 
168
2
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (34) 24-8-2
55
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
169
2
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 23-10-0
55
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [The Cage] vs  [#135 LW] Felipe Silva
 
170
2
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#504 LW] Jordan Clements
 
171
2
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (36) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#374 LW] Thiago Silva
 
172
2
US Austin Arnett  (24) 12-2-0
54
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Thunder and Lightning] vs  [NR] Charon Spain
 
173
2
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-2-1
54
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#82 LW] David Teymur
 
174
3
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#564 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
175
3
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-5-0
54
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#67 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
176
3
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 11-4-0
54
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [Fight To Win] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
177
3
UK Chris Fishgold   14-1-1
54
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#599 LW] Adam Boussif
 
178
2
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
 
179
2
US Hugh Pulley   6-2-0
54
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Cageside Promotions] vs  [#276 LW] Grant Dawson
 
180
2
AZ Nerman Abbasov  (22) 12-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/26/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#481 LW] Islam Begidov
 
181
2
UK Brendan Loughnane  (26) 12-2-0
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Eden Newton
 
182
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (32) 21-11-1
53
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#506 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
183
2
UK Andre Winner  (34) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#60 LW] Saul Rogers
 
184
2
ES Abner Lloveras  (33) 19-9-1
53
Last Fight: 6/25/2016 [Strength & Honor Championship] vs  [#183 LW] Andre Winner
 
185
2
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-2-0
53
Last Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Next Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs [#73 LW] Chad Laprise
186
34
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-0-0
52
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Artur Lemos
 
187
1
US Dave Mazany  (32) 13-6-0
52
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#342 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
188
1
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (40) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#320 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
189
2
US J.C. Cottrell  (26) 17-4-0
52
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#54 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
190
 
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
52
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 
191
1
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
52
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
192
1
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 13-4-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#388 LW] Rafael da Silva Alves
 
193
129
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
51
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#355 LW] Scott Thometz
 
194
1
EE Ott Tonissaar  (31) 12-2-0
51
Last Fight: 5/28/2016 [Nordic Fighting Championship] vs  [#427 LW] Daguir Imavov
 
195
1
US Nate Andrews   9-1-0
51
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] Luis Muro
 
196
2
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (26) 9-2-2
51
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#86 LW] Nick Hein
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#165 LW] Damir Hadzovic
197
 
US Jason Gonzalez  (26) 10-2-0
51
Last Fight: 6/03/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#375 LW] Chris Padilla
Next Fight: 9/10/2016 [UFC] vs [#84 LW] Drew Dober
198
1
ZA Boyd Allen   12-2-1
51
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#342 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
199
1
CU Yosdenis Cedeno  (31) 10-5-1
51
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#173 LW] Jason Novelli
 
200
1
PL Lukasz Chlewicki  (37) 14-4-1
51
Last Fight: 5/27/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Azi Thomas
 

Issue Date: 8/21/2016 (Official Release: #501)

Previous Official Release: 8/14/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#3] Nate Diaz+, [#102] Piotr Hallmann-, [#257] Luis Sergio Teotonio da Fonseca+, [#373] Mikhail Odintsov+, [#383] Grzegorz Szulakowski*, [#458] Themba Takura Gorimbo+, [#478] Viskhan Magomadov!, [#483] Jacek Kreft!, [#530] Jose Eudes Tavares+, [#532] Bayzet Khatkhokhu!, [#577] Artur Lemos!

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

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    • 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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