Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

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
UK Martin Stapleton  (32) 17-4-0
60
Last Fight: 11/14/2015 [BAMMA (UK)] vs  [NR] Gavin Sterritt
Next Fight: 5/14/2016 [BAMMA (UK)] vs [#283 LW] Damien Lapilus
152
1
BY Artiom Damkovsky  (32) 20-9-0
59
Last Fight: 2/21/2015 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [NR] Heydar Mamedaliev
 
153
1
US Tom Gallicchio   19-9-0
59
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#81 LW] Andrew McInnes
 
154
 
ES Abner Lloveras  (33) 19-8-1
59
Last Fight: 12/11/2015 [UFC] vs  [#103 LW] Chris Gruetzemacher
 
155
 
PL Adrian Zielinski  (29) 15-4-0
59
Last Fight: 2/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs  [#446 LW] Ustarmagomed Gadjidaudov
Next Fight: 5/06/2016 [Absolute Championship Berkut] vs [NR] Rasul Ediev
156
3
US Caros Fodor  (32) 10-5-0
59
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#38 LW] Luiz Firmino
 
157
1
FR Thibault Gouti  (29) 10-1-0
59
Last Fight: 2/27/2016 [UFC] vs  [#125 LW] Teemu Packalen
Next Fight: 6/18/2016 [UFC] vs [#86 LW] Olivier Aubin-Mercier
158
1
DK Damir Hadzovic  (29) 10-3-0
58
Last Fight: 4/10/2016 [UFC] vs  [#32 LW] Mairbek Taisumov
 
159
 
US Tony Sims  (30) 12-4-0
58
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#56 LW] Abel Trujillo
 
160
 
US Joshua Aveles  (27) 22-11-2
58
Last Fight: 2/18/2016 [Tachi Palace Fights] vs  [#255 LW] Drakkar Klose
 
161
 
US Chris Heatherly   8-3-0
58
Last Fight: 6/19/2015 [BellatorFC] vs  [NR] Garrett Gross
 
162
4
BR Natan Schulte  (24) 10-2-0
58
Last Fight: 3/15/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [#233 LW] Igor Egorov
 
163
1
BR Thiago Moises  (21) 7-1-0
58
Last Fight: 2/19/2016 [Resurrection Fight Alliance] vs  [#274 LW] David Castillo
 
164
1
US Anthony Morrison  (32) 20-10-0
57
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [Cage Fury FC] vs  [#429 LW] Jordan Stiner
 
165
 
US Scott Holtzman  (32) 8-1-0
57
Last Fight: 1/02/2016 [UFC] vs  [#83 LW] Drew Dober
Next Fight: 7/13/2016 [UFC] vs [#262 LW] Cody Pfister
166
2
KR A-Sol Kwon  (31) 20-8-0
56
Last Fight: 3/21/2015 [Road Fighting Championship] vs  [#310 LW] Kwang Hee Lee
 
167
1
BR Luciano Palhano  (29) 14-1-0
55
Last Fight: 11/28/2015 [X-treme FC] vs  [NR] Antonio Paulo
 
168
1
JP Takasuke Kume  (31) 18-4-4
55
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#281 LW] Eiji Ishikawa
 
169
1
US Chris Saunders  (30) 15-7-0
54
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#497 WW] Darren Smith
 
170
1
FR Mehdi Baghdad  (31) 10-4-0
54
Last Fight: 1/17/2016 [UFC] vs  [#69 LW] Chris Wade
Next Fight: 6/04/2016 [UFC] vs [#70 LW] John Makdessi
171
1
US Austin Arnett  (24) 11-2-0
54
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#212 LW] Dave Burrow
 
172
1
RU Ramil Mustapaev   5-1-0
54
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#267 LW] Larue Burley
 
173
52
BR Michel Silva   16-4-1
54
Last Fight: 4/30/2016 [Jungle Fight] vs  [NR] Diogo Cavalcanti
 
174
2
US Marcus Edwards  (27) 11-4-0
54
Last Fight: 11/06/2015 [Fight To Win] vs  [NR] Lorawnt-T Nelson
 
175
1
BR Rodrigo Caporal  (33) 13-5-0
53
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#92 LW] Shamil Zavurov
 
176
3
BR Fernando Bruno  (34) 15-3-0
53
Last Fight: 8/01/2015 [UFC] vs  [#135 LW] Glaico Franca
 
177
 
US Daniel Swain  (25) 16-6-1
53
Last Fight: 4/22/2016 [Triumph Fighting Championship] vs  [#320 FW] Sabah Fadai
 
178
3
JP Yusuke Kasuya  (26) 9-2-2
53
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#88 LW] Nick Hein
 
179
3
MP Frank Camacho  (26) 18-3-0
53
Last Fight: 12/04/2015 [PacificXC] vs  [NR] Tyrone Jones
 
180
2
UA Alexander Butenko  (29) 40-11-2
53
Last Fight: 4/08/2016 [M-1 Mix-FC] vs  [#306 LW] Sascha Sharma
 
181
2
JP Kotetsu Boku  (38) 24-10-2
53
Last Fight: 2/20/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs  [#437 LW] Vincent Latoel
Next Fight: 5/06/2016 [One Fighting Championship] vs [#86 FW] Narantungalag Jadambaa
182
2
CA Kajan Johnson  (32) 21-11-1
53
Last Fight: 9/26/2015 [UFC] vs  [#353 LW] Naoyuki Kotani
 
183
1
BR Edimilson Souza  (31) 15-5-0
52
Last Fight: 4/16/2016 [BellatorFC] vs  [#27 LW] Patricky Freire
 
184
3
US Gray Maynard  (36) 11-5-1
52
Last Fight: 4/04/2015 [UFC] vs  [#32 WW] Alexander Yakovlev
 
185
2
US Sage Northcutt  (20) 7-1-0
52
Last Fight: 1/30/2016 [UFC] vs  [#75 LW] Bryan Barberena
Next Fight: 7/09/2016 [UFC] vs [#280 WW] Enrique Marin
186
1
US Grant Dawson  (22) 9-0-0
52
Last Fight: 3/04/2016 [Titan Fighting] vs  [#404 LW] Robert Washington
 
187
3
US Eric Wisely  (31) 24-9-1
52
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [Pinnacle Combat MMA] vs  [#525 WW] Dustin Parrish
 
188
1
BR Alexandre Pimentel  (37) 14-1-0
52
Last Fight: 9/18/2015 [Fight Time Promotions] vs  [#260 LW] Rafael da Silva Alves
 
189
3
BR Leonardo Mafra Texeira  (27) 12-3-0
52
Last Fight: 7/18/2015 [UFC] vs  [#45 LW] Steven Ray
 
190
1
MX Akbarh Arreola  (33) 23-11-1
51
Last Fight: 4/23/2016 [Pancrase] vs  [#51 LW] Kazuki Tokudome
 
191
1
BR Jorge Patino  (42) 38-17-2
51
Last Fight: 11/20/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#96 WW] Joao Zeferino
 
192
 
JP Yoshiyuki Yoshida  (41) 18-8-0
51
Last Fight: 10/17/2015 [DEEP] vs  [#348 LW] Kimihiro Eto
 
193
 
RU Zurab Betergaraev   11-1-2
51
Last Fight: 3/12/2016 [Akhmat MMA] vs  [#430 LW] Aleksi Mantykivi
 
194
3
US Christos Giagos  (26) 11-5-0
51
Last Fight: 1/23/2016 [West Coast Fighting Championships] vs  [#134 LW] Josh Emmett
 
195
1
ZA Boyd Allen   12-2-1
51
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#197 LW] Leon Mynhardt
 
196
 
US Luis Felix   14-9-0
50
Last Fight: 1/08/2016 [CES] vs  [#126 LW] Ryan Sanders
 
197
 
ZA Leon Mynhardt   15-7-0
50
Last Fight: 3/05/2016 [Extreme FC Africa] vs  [#195 LW] Boyd Allen
 
198
3
BR Herdeson Batista Sousa  (23) 10-0-0
50
Last Fight: 4/24/2015 [Face to Face] vs  [#330 LW] Paulo Goncalves Silva
 
199
1
US Nic Herron-Webb  (26) 18-7-0
50
Last Fight: 12/18/2015 [World Series of Fighting] vs  [#96 LW] Ozzy Dugulubgov
 
200
1
US Frank Carrillo  (32) 10-5-0
50
Last Fight: 12/05/2015 [Battle of Kings] vs  [NR] Max Miller Alves
 

Issue Date: 5/01/2016 (Official Release: #484)

Previous Official Release: 4/24/2016

Fighters who have dropped out: [#302] Ciro Rodrigues+, [#470] Serob Minasyan!, [#487] Diogo Cavalcanti!, [#497] Kamil Gniadek+, [#511] Joe Stevenson*, [#516] Shawn Wallace!, [#542] Patrick Benson!, [#583] Jamie Harrison!, [#589] Antonio Paulo!, [#591] Cody Carrillo!, [#592] Antti Virtanen!, [#593] Joshua Hallford!, [#594] Dmitriy Parubchenko!, [#595] Horacio Gutierrez!, [#596] Lazar Stojadinovic!, [#598] Beibit Nazarov!, [#599] Adrian Hadribeaj!, [#600] Dawid Gabara!

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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    • 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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