Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

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
1
US Isaac Vallie-Flagg  (38) 16-7-1
64
Last Fight: 8/06/2016 [Fresquez Productions] vs  [#591 LW] Jonathan Gary
 
152
1
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-6-0
62
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#472 LW] Leon Mynhardt
Next Fight: 4/08/2017 [Extreme FC Africa] vs [#421 LW] Don Madge
153
1
AU Damien Brown  (32) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#157 LW] Jon Tuck
 
154
2
BR Ary Santos  (30) 13-5-0
61
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Arena Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leandro Leandro
 
155
 
US Jordan Rinaldi  (29) 12-5-0
61
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
156
1
RU Alexandr Shabliy  (23) 15-3-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#73 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
157
1
GU Jon Tuck  (32) 9-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#153 LW] Damien Brown
 
158
1
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 24-11-2
61
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Brandon Ricetti
 
159
2
US Scott Holtzman  (33) 9-2-0
60
Last Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#84 LW] Josh Emmett
 
160
 
US Joe Proctor  (31) 11-4-0
60
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#70 LW] Magomed Mustafaev
 
161
1
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
60
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#63 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
162
1
AU Callan Potter   13-5-0
59
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#363 LW] Isaac Tisdell
 
163
1
PL Filip Wolanski  (25) 10-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#167 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
164
1
US Austin Arnett  (25) 13-2-0
59
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Jerome Jones
 
165
1
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (24) 11-0-0
59
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Face to Face] vs  [NR] Paulo Teixeira
 
166
1
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 12-4-0
59
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
167
1
BR Denilson Neves de Oliveira  (21) 11-4-0
58
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#163 LW] Filip Wolanski
 
168
1
CA Alessandro Ricci  (34) 10-4-0
58
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#126 LW] Jeremy Kennedy
Next Fight: 2/19/2017 [UFC] vs [NR] Alvaro Herrera
169
1
NZ Kieran Joblin  (28) 19-7-0
58
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Carnage in the Cage (Australia)] vs  [NR] Brentin Mumford
 
170
1
UK Brendan Loughnane  (27) 13-2-0
57
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [NR] Paul Cook
 
171
1
US Martin Brown  (32) 10-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#75 LW] Desmond Green
 
172
1
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-2-0
57
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#229 LW] Mickael Lebout
 
173
1
RU Islam Makoev   8-1-1
57
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#259 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
174
1
PL Roman Szymanski  (23) 9-3-0
56
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#639 LW] Sebastian Romanowski
 
175
1
BR Erick Carlos Silva  (28) 20-4-0
56
Last Fight: 12/18/2016 [Shooto Americas] vs  [NR] Jeremias Henrique
 
176
1
MX Martin Bravo  (23) 11-0-0
56
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#473 LW] Claudio Puelles
 
177
1
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 11-6-0
56
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
178
1
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#116 LW] John Makdessi
 
179
1
CA Mike Scarcello  (27) 9-3-1
56
Last Fight: 12/16/2016 [Unified MMA] vs  [#326 LW] Lenny Wheeler
 
180
1
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#505 LW] Jordan Clements
 
181
1
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (32) 7-3-0
55
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#225 LW] Jason Novelli
 
182
1
BR Arthur Estrazulas  (27) 9-3-0
55
Last Fight: 1/13/2017 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#484 LW] Dave Courchaine
 
183
2
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (37) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#385 LW] Thiago Silva
 
184
 
BR Glaico Franca  (25) 13-5-0
54
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#137 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
185
1
FI Aleksi Mantykivi   10-4-0
54
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#373 LW] Soren Bak
 
186
1
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#513 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
187
1
ZA Boyd Allen   13-2-1
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#260 FW] Azi Thomas
 
188
1
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
 
189
1
US Nate Andrews   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] George Sheppard
 
190
1
UK Andre Winner  (35) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#69 LW] Saul Rogers
 
191
1
ES Abner Lloveras  (34) 20-9-1
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 
192
1
BR Luan Santiago Carvalho  (22) 10-2-0
53
Last Fight: 10/29/2016 [Frontline Fight Series] vs  [#418 FW] Irwing Romero Machado
 
193
2
BE Shamil Nikaev  (21) 6-0-0
53
Last Fight: 8/20/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [NR] Artur Lemos
 
194
2
PE Johnny Iwasaki  (41) 21-7-0
52
Last Fight: 5/04/2016 [Fusion Fighting Championship (Peru)] vs  [#274 FW] Henrique Gomes
 
195
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
52
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
196
1
US J.C. Cottrell  (27) 17-4-0
52
Last Fight: 7/23/2016 [UFC] vs  [#35 LW] Michel Prazeres
Next Fight: 1/28/2017 [UFC] vs [#264 LW] Jason Gonzalez
197
1
AM David Khachatryan  (29) 23-3-0
52
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#519 LW] Anatoly Safronov
 
198
1
BR Davi Ramos  (30) 6-1-0
52
Last Fight: 12/10/2016 [Phoenix Fighting Championship] vs  [#503 LW] Nick Piedmont
 
199
1
US David Castillo  (34) 20-8-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Front Street Fights] vs  [#348 LW] Scott Thometz
 
200
1
US Vagner Rocha  (34) 13-4-0
52
Last Fight: 8/12/2016 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#398 LW] Rafael da Silva Alves
 

Issue Date: 1/22/2017 (Official Release: #524)

Previous Official Release: 1/16/2017

Fighters who have dropped out: [#107] Jason Fischer+, [#376] Dzhambulat Kurbanov*, [#409] Cody Bollinger-, [#450] Jeremy Spoon-, [#493] Bryant Whitaker*, [#551] Niko Novelli-

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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