Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

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
151
2
US Scott Holtzman  (33) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] Josh Emmett
Next Fight: 4/22/2017 [UFC] vs [#330 LW] Michael McBride
152
1
BR Ary Santos  (30) 13-5-0
60
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Arena Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leandro Leandro
 
153
1
US Jordan Rinaldi  (29) 12-5-0
60
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
154
 
AU Callan Potter   13-5-0
59
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#365 LW] Isaac Tisdell
 
155
42
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 14-4-0
59
Last Fight: 2/17/2017 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#484 LW] Yoislandy Izquierdo
 
156
1
PL Filip Wolanski  (25) 10-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#160 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
157
1
US Austin Arnett  (25) 13-2-0
59
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Jerome Jones
 
158
 
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (24) 11-0-0
59
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Face to Face] vs  [NR] Paulo Teixeira
 
159
2
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
59
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
160
 
BR Denilson Neves de Oliveira  (21) 11-4-0
58
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#156 LW] Filip Wolanski
 
161
 
FR Anthony Dizy  (28) 9-2-0
58
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#228 LW] Martin Stapleton
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Superior Fighting Championship] vs [#132 MW] David Zawada
162
1
CA Alessandro Ricci  (34) 10-5-0
58
Last Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs  [#29 LW] Paul Felder
 
163
1
NZ Kieran Joblin  (28) 20-7-0
58
Last Fight: 11/19/2016 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Sung Hwa Han
 
164
1
MX Martin Bravo  (23) 11-0-0
58
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#465 LW] Claudio Puelles
 
165
3
US Joe Proctor  (31) 11-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Magomed Mustafaev
 
166
 
UK Brendan Loughnane  (27) 13-2-0
57
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Paul Cook
 
167
 
US Martin Brown  (32) 10-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#74 LW] Desmond Green
 
168
 
RU Islam Makoev   8-1-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#211 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
169
1
PL Roman Szymanski  (23) 9-3-0
56
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#623 LW] Sebastian Romanowski
 
170
1
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (28) 20-4-0
56
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Jeremias Henrique
 
171
 
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 24-10-0
56
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [Unknown] vs  [#590 LW] Tetsuya Yamada
 
172
 
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 11-6-0
56
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
173
 
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#114 LW] John Makdessi
 
174
 
CA Mike Scarcello  (27) 9-3-1
56
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#335 LW] Lenny Wheeler
Next Fight: 3/17/2017 [Unified MMA] vs [#78 LW] Efrain Escudero
175
 
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#498 LW] Jordan Clements
 
176
 
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (32) 7-3-0
55
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#222 LW] Jason Novelli
 
177
 
BR Arthur Estrazulas  (27) 9-3-0
55
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#291 LW] Dave Courchaine
 
178
1
US Cain Carrizosa  (30) 10-3-0
54
Last Fight: 2/02/2017 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#225 LW] Danny Navarro
 
179
1
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (37) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#406 LW] Thiago Silva
 
180
 
FI Aleksi Mantykivi   10-4-0
54
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#376 LW] Soren Bak
 
181
 
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#515 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
182
 
NO Alexander Jacobsen  (28) 7-1-0
54
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [CageWarriors] vs  [#278 LW] Tim Wilde
 
183
 
ZA Boyd Allen   13-2-1
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#263 FW] Azi Thomas
 
184
 
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
Next Fight: 3/11/2017 [Mr. Cage] vs [NR] Josue Vieira
185
 
US Nate Andrews   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] George Sheppard
 
186
1
UA Alexander Butenko  (30) 42-12-2
53
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#89 LW] Abukar Yandiev
 
187
1
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (33) 23-10-0
53
Last Fight: 2/18/2017 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#269 LW] Erivan Pereira
 
188
1
UK Andre Winner  (35) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#67 LW] Saul Rogers
 
189
1
ES Abner Lloveras  (34) 20-9-1
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 
190
4
BR Glaico Franca  (25) 13-5-0
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#134 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
191
 
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (22) 10-2-0
53
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Frontline Fight Series] vs  [#426 FW] Irwing Romero Machado
Next Fight: 3/18/2017 [Brave Combat Federation] vs [#646 WW] Ivan Castillo
192
 
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#279 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
193
 
AM David Khachatryan  (29) 23-3-0
52
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#513 LW] Anatoly Safronov
 
194
 
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#350 LW] Scott Thometz
 
195
 
BR Davi Ramos  (30) 6-1-0
52
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#494 LW] Nick Piedmont
 
196
 
KR Chang Hyun Kim  (30) 18-10-0
52
Last Fight: 2/11/2017 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#419 LW] Andy Main
 
197
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
52
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
198
1
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
51
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
199
1
BR Yan Cabral  (33) 13-3-0
51
Last Fight: 1/06/2017 [World Kings Glory] vs  [NR] Zalimkhan Yusupov
 
200
1
BR Cosmo Alexandre  (34) 7-1-0
51
Last Fight: 9/23/2016 [Superstar Fight (China)] vs  [NR] Musu Nuertiebieke
 

Issue Date: 2/26/2017 (Official Release: #529)

Previous Official Release: 2/20/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#89] Ricardo Tirloni*, [#126] Ryan Scope+, [#443] Rhys McKee!, [#509] Jadison Dimitry Silva da Costa*, [#514] Damien Lapilus-, [#541] Yoshiaki Takahashi*, [#573] Junaure Saintil!, [#578] Victor Romero!, [#594] Nemat Abdrashitov-, [#632] Elvis Brenner Oliveira!, [#649] Jacek Kreft!, [#650] Simon Skold!

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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