Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

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
3
US Mike Bronzoulis  (37) 18-9-1
64
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Josh Thomson
 
152
2
US Joe Proctor  (31) 11-4-0
64
Last Fight: 12/12/2015 [UFC] vs  [#65 LW] Magomed Mustafaev
 
153
2
US Dave Courchaine  (33) 20-6-0
63
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [Rumble on the Ridge] vs  [NR] Ryan Walker
 
154
2
US Jordan Rinaldi  (29) 12-5-0
63
Last Fight: 5/29/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Abel Trujillo
Next Fight: 1/15/2017 [UFC] vs [#488 LW] Devin Powell
155
 
US Sage Northcutt  (20) 8-1-0
63
Last Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs  [#349 LW] Enrique Marin
Next Fight: 12/17/2016 [UFC] vs [NR] Mickey Gall
156
3
BR Ary Santos  (30) 13-5-0
63
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [Arena Fight Night] vs  [NR] Leandro Leandro
 
157
1
JP Koshi Matsumoto  (33) 16-7-2
63
Last Fight: 9/19/2016 [Vale Tudo Japan] vs  [#51 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
158
4
BR Jonatas Novaes  (35) 13-5-0
63
Last Fight: 9/19/2015 [Lappeenranta Fight Night] vs  [NR] Sergei Bal
 
159
2
US Dave Mazany  (33) 14-6-0
62
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#480 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
160
1
AU Damien Brown  (31) 17-9-0
62
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#164 LW] Jon Tuck
 
161
3
CA Mitch Clarke  (31) 11-4-0
62
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#61 LW] Joseph Duffy
 
162
2
RU Alexandr Shabliy  (23) 15-3-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#72 LW] Eduard Vartanyan
 
163
2
US Joshua Aveles  (28) 24-11-2
61
Last Fight: 11/03/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [NR] Brandon Ricetti
 
164
2
GU Jon Tuck  (32) 9-4-0
61
Last Fight: 11/26/2016 [UFC] vs  [#160 LW] Damien Brown
 
165
2
US Drakkar Klose  (28) 6-0-1
61
Last Fight: 9/30/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#287 LW] Hugh Pulley
 
166
2
JP Kota Shimoishi  (29) 17-4-0
60
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Mongolian Best Fighters Association] vs  [#254 LW] Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
 
167
2
AU Callan Potter   13-5-0
59
Last Fight: 10/15/2016 [Eternal MMA] vs  [#377 LW] Isaac Tisdell
 
168
NR
PL Filip Wolanski  (25) 10-2-0
59
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#172 LW] Denilson Neves de Oliveira
 
169
2
US Austin Arnett  (25) 13-2-0
59
Last Fight: 11/11/2016 [Conquest of the Cage] vs  [NR] Jerome Jones
 
170
1
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (24) 11-0-0
59
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Face to Face] vs  [NR] Paulo Teixeira
 
171
1
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 12-4-0
59
Last Fight: 10/07/2016 [Legacy Promotions] vs  [NR] Billy Christianson
 
172
35
BR Denilson Neves de Oliveira  (21) 11-4-0
58
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [#168 LW] Filip Wolanski
 
173
2
RU Ramazan Esenbaev  (27) 10-2-1
58
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#70 LW] Andrei Koshkin
Next Fight: 12/18/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [#85 LW] Alexander Sarnavskiy
174
2
US Danny Navarro  (33) 15-6-0
58
Last Fight: 8/04/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#419 WW] Brian Cobb
 
175
2
CA Alessandro Ricci  (34) 10-4-0
58
Last Fight: 8/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#127 LW] Jeremy Kennedy
 
176
2
NZ Kieran Joblin  (28) 19-7-0
58
Last Fight: 9/17/2016 [Carnage in the Cage (Australia)] vs  [NR] Brentin Mumford
 
177
2
UK Tim Wilde  (29) 9-2-0
57
Last Fight: 9/10/2016 [CageWarriors] vs  [#227 LW] Mickael Lebout
 
178
NR
CH Nelson Carvalho  (34) 9-4-0
57
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [European Beatdown] vs  [#51 LW] Efrain Escudero
 
179
32
PL Roman Szymanski  (23) 9-3-0
56
Last Fight: 12/03/2016 [KSW] vs  [NR] Sebastian Romanowski
 
180
4
RU Islam Makoev   8-1-1
56
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#278 LW] Adrian Zielinski
 
181
4
MX Martin Bravo  (23) 11-0-0
56
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#496 LW] Claudio Puelles
 
182
4
BR Glaico Franca  (25) 13-5-0
56
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [UFC] vs  [#140 LW] Gregor Gillespie
 
183
4
US Thomas Gifford  (24) 11-6-0
56
Last Fight: 6/04/2016 [Hoosier Fight Club] vs  [NR] Tom Shoaff
 
184
4
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-5-0
56
Last Fight: 7/07/2016 [UFC] vs  [#77 LW] John Makdessi
 
185
4
JP Katsunori Kikuno  (35) 24-8-2
56
Last Fight: 6/26/2016 [DEEP] vs  [NR] Takuya Oyama
 
186
4
FI Aleksi Mantykivi   10-4-0
55
Last Fight: 10/01/2016 [European Fighting Challenge] vs  [#390 LW] Soren Bak
 
187
4
US Martin Brown  (32) 10-4-0
55
Last Fight: 12/02/2016 [Titan Fighting Championship] vs  [#74 LW] Desmond Green
 
188
4
US Jon Neal  (28) 8-0-0
55
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [SteelFist Fight Night] vs  [#530 LW] Jordan Clements
 
189
4
MX Marco Polo Reyes  (32) 7-3-0
54
Last Fight: 11/05/2016 [UFC] vs  [#230 LW] Jason Novelli
 
190
4
BR Jorge Antonio Cezario de Oliveira  (36) 8-2-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Imortal Fight Championship] vs  [#395 LW] Thiago Silva
 
191
4
US Nick Newell  (30) 13-1-0
54
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [NR] Tom Marcellino
 
192
4
BR Yuri Villefort  (25) 9-5-0
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Victory FC] vs  [#542 LW] Cody Carrillo
 
193
4
BR Michel Silva   17-4-1
54
Last Fight: 5/21/2016 [Rei da Selva Combat] vs  [NR] Marcos Jose
 
194
3
ZA Boyd Allen   13-2-1
54
Last Fight: 9/02/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [NR] Azi Thomas
 
195
3
US Nate Andrews   10-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/23/2016 [CES] vs  [NR] George Sheppard
 
196
6
DK Damir Hadzovic  (30) 10-3-0
54
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#33 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
197
4
US Tony Sims  (31) 12-4-0
53
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#47 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
198
4
AM David Khachatryan  (28) 23-3-0
53
Last Fight: 11/16/2016 [Eurasia Fight Nights] vs  [#546 LW] Anatoly Safronov
 
199
4
UK Andre Winner  (35) 21-11-2
53
Last Fight: 8/13/2016 [Tanko Fighting Championships] vs  [#69 LW] Saul Rogers
 
200
4
ES Abner Lloveras  (34) 20-9-1
53
Last Fight: 9/24/2016 [Abu Dhabi Warriors] vs  [NR] Maxim Maryanchuk
 

Issue Date: 12/04/2016 (Official Release: #517)

Previous Official Release: 12/01/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#95] Ryan Hall-, [#257] Daniel Swain-, [#361] Jose Verdugo!, [#363] Alexander Grozin+, [#475] Dawond Pickney!, [#476] Ray Wood-, [#549] Jesse Medina!, [#582] Ruslan Rakhmonkulov+, [#613] Daisuke Nakamura!, [#646] Dawid Gabara!, [#647] Sung Hwa Han!, [#648] Konstantin Chebotar!, [#649] Omar Johnson!, [#650] Glaucio Eliziario!

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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