Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

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
4
US K.J. Noons  (33) 13-9-0
61
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#49 LW] Joshua Burkman
 
152
2
US Ryan Couture  (34) 10-4-0
61
Last Fight: 1/29/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#42 LW] Patricky Freire
 
153
3
US Andrew Holbrook  (30) 11-1-0
61
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [UFC] vs  [#104 LW] Joaquim Silva
 
154
4
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 13-3-0
61
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Final Fight Championship] vs  [#444 LW] Anthony Njokuani
Next Fight: 10/02/2016 [Pancrase] vs [#80 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
155
2
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-2-1
60
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#62 LW] Andrei Koshkin
 
156
4
UK Scott Clist  (37) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 7/08/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#167 LW] Tim Wilde
 
157
2
US Kurt Holobaugh   15-4-0
60
Last Fight: 6/10/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Luciano Dos Santos
 
158
3
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 16-4-0
60
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [#80 LW] Satoru Kitaoka
 
159
3
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (33) 21-10-0
59
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#339 LW] Maxim Divnich
 
160
3
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 22-11-2
58
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#256 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
161
3
US Danny Navarro  (33) 15-6-0
58
Last Fight: 8/04/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#411 WW] Brian Cobb
 
162
24
BR Glaico Franca  (25) 13-5-0
58
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#131 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
163
2
UK Marc Diakiese  (23) 9-0-0
58
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Kane Mousah
 
164
2
CA Alessandro Ricci  (34) 10-4-0
58
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#118 LW] Jeremy Kennedy
 
165
2
NZ Kieran Joblin  (28) 18-7-0
58
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Xtreme Fighting Championships] vs  [#476 LW] Ethan Duniam
 
166
226
RU Islam Makoev   8-1-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#255 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
167
1
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-2-0
57
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#203 LW] Mickael Lebout
 
168
1
US Tony Sims  (30) 12-4-0
56
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
169
2
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#68 LW] John Makdessi
Next Fight: 10/15/2016 [UFC] vs [#132 LW] Jon Tuck
170
2
US Adam Piccolotti  (27) 8-0-0
56
Last Fight: 5/14/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#453 LW] Ray Wood
 
171
2
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (34) 24-8-2
55
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
172
3
US Austin Arnett  (24) 12-2-0
55
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Thunder and Lightning] vs  [NR] Charon Spain
 
173
3
BR Flavio Alvaro  (39) 49-10-0
55
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [Bison Kombat] vs  [NR] Jose Luiz Domingues da Silva
 
174
 
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
55
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#31 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
175
1
US Martin Brown  (32) 10-3-0
55
Last Fight: 9/09/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [NR] Brock Weaver
 
176
1
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#502 LW] Jordan Clements
 
177
1
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (36) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#375 LW] Thiago Silva
 
178
1
US Jason Novelli  (37) 11-2-1
54
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [UFC] vs  [#85 LW] David Teymur
 
179
1
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#556 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
180
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-5-0
54
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#69 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
181
2
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
 
182
2
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 11-4-0
54
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [Fight To Win] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
183
2
ZA Boyd Allen   13-2-1
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Azi Thomas
 
184
2
AZ Nerman Abbasov  (22) 12-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/26/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#481 LW] Islam Begidov
 
185
2
US Hugh Pulley   6-2-0
54
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Cageside Promotions] vs  [#274 LW] Grant Dawson
 
186
2
UK Brendan Loughnane  (26) 12-2-0
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Eden Newton
 
187
2
UK Andre Winner  (34) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#61 LW] Saul Rogers
 
188
2
ES Abner Lloveras  (34) 20-9-1
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 
189
3
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-3-0
52
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#59 LW] Chad Laprise
 
190
3
FI Anton Kuivanen  (32) 23-10-0
52
Last Fight: 5/13/2016 [The Cage] vs  [#79 LW] Felipe Silva
 
191
3
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-0-0
52
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Artur Lemos
 
192
3
US Dave Mazany  (33) 13-6-0
52
Last Fight: 7/15/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#342 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
193
3
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (40) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#319 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
194
3
CA Kajan Johnson  (32) 21-11-1
52
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#516 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
195
2
US J.C. Cottrell  (26) 17-4-0
52
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#34 LW] Michel Prazeres
 
196
2
US Mike Santiago  (27) 18-9-0
52
Last Fight: 6/17/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [NR] Luis Saldana
 
197
2
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 13-4-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#391 LW] Rafael da Silva Alves
 
198
2
CR Allan Zuniga   10-0-0
51
Last Fight: 9/03/2016 [Calvo Promotions] vs  [NR] Levy Saul Marroquin Salazar
 
199
3
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
51
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#353 LW] Scott Thometz
 
200
1
US Eric Wisely  (32) 25-9-1
51
Last Fight: 5/07/2016 [Extreme Chal.] vs  [NR] Demian Papagni
 

Issue Date: 9/25/2016 (Official Release: #506)

Previous Official Release: 9/18/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#69] Levan Makashvili-, [#82] Efrain Escudero+, [#182] John Alessio*, [#265] Calvin Kattar-, [#291] Thomas Gifford*, [#348] Sean Soriano-, [#458] Bruno Miranda!, [#477] Mohamed Trabelsi!, [#490] Fabian Quintanar!, [#594] Charles Bennett-

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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